Tilicho Base Camp with Round Annapurna Trekking
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Tilicho Lake is one of the beautiful lake located on rock basin of beautiful Annapurna Himalayan range on altitude of 4950m. Tilicho Lake is forms by the melting of Annapurna glacial and snowcapped peak Thorang la. It covers entire Annapurna ranges with scenic views of snowcapped mountains.

Duration 19 Days
Trip Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 5416 M
Trip Type Tea house Trek and sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flight
Season Feb to Jun and Sep to Nov
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Tilicho Base Camp with Round Annapurna Trekking

 

Round Annapurna with Tilicho Base Camp Trekking is the world’s most popular trekking destination on heart of Annapurna region. Tilicho Base camp with Annapurna circuit treks covers entire Annapurna ranges. Along the trail we see the beautiful lake Tilicho, which is situated at a high altitude in the world and cross world longest pass Thorang La Pass 5416 M. Which give you, your life time experience during Round Annapurna trek. Annapurna region is located western part of Nepal.
Tilicho Lake is one of the beautiful lake located on rock basin of beautiful Annapurna Himalayan range on altitude of 4950m. Tilicho Lake is forms by the melting of Annapurna glacial and snowcapped peak Thorang la. Tilicho base camp with Annapurna Round trekking trail is quite similar Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trekking trail is linked between different small beautiful villages, those villages were reach in traditional culture, ancient history, different kind of festivals like Grand Yartung , where there celebrate during the different occasion. House of the villages were well managed and decorated by typical domestic produce with the typical Nepal test. You have great chances to acknowledge varieties climatic condition in a short time duration (sub-tropical to alpine), flora and fauna, life style of local people, and an amazing ecosystem.
Tilicho Base Camp with Round Annapurna Trekking is start from Besishahar 820m which is locates in Lamjung district of Nepal in western region. The trekking trail is following on the bank of Marshyangdi river valley. In the starting days of the trek see the scenic views of Manaslu and Himchuli in the eastern side. Then our trek continuous towards Tilicho base camp through the different small beautiful village like Jagat, Tal, Cahame, Upper Pisang, Manang, Khangsar, Yak Kharka, Mukatinath and many more. From Khangsar finally we reach at Tilicho Lake. After the lake we ascend towards Thornagla pass 5416m which is second longest and difficult pass in the world. Then we ascend down to the Muktinath by crossing the Thorangla Pass. Muktinath is one of the popular Holi sit for both Hindu and Buddhist regions people. Holy place Mukatinath was compared as dream of haven by the proper combination of unexpected nature beauties and the multi-cultural people. Mukatinath temple with 108 water spouts, Buddhist monasteries, rain shadow areas of Nepal, festival are the major attractions of Mukatinath. Tilicho Base Camp with Round Annapurna Trekking trail goes down by following kali Gandaki River then we reach at Jomsom. It is headquarter of Mustang District. Then we fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.

 

Trip Highlights 

01: Arrival at Kathmandu
02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu and pre trek preparation.
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar 820m and trek to Bhulbhule 1310 m
04: Trek from Bhulbhule to Bhaundanda 1270m
05: Bhaundanda 1270 to Chyamche 1385m
06: Chyamche 1385m to Danaqyu 2200m
07: Danaqyu to Cahame 2710m
08: Cahame 2710m to upper Pisang 3310m
09: Pisang 3310m to Manang 3540m
10: Manang 3540m Animalization
11: Manang 3540m to Tilicho Base Camp 4800m
12: Trek Tilicho base camp to Tilicho Lake (4919m)
13: Tilicho Lake (4919m) to Yak kharka 4050m
14: Yak kharka 4050m to Thorang la Phedi 4550m
15: Thorang la phedi 4550m to Muktinath 3800m via Thorang la pass 5416 m
16: Muktinath 3800m to Jomsom 2720m
17: Early Moring Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom
18: Drive back to Kathmandu from the Pokhara
19: Transfer to international airport for your onward journey

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhawn International airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative and transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the preparation of trekking have a short time gathering with your trekking guide and support staff. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing at Kathmandu and pre trek preparation.

After early morning breakfast, we have sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu valley is well known as living museum, art and cultural hub of the ancient historical city. We visit Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath stupa is popularly known as monkey temple, which is isolated on a hilltop in Kathmandu and is also one of the famous historical and religious site for both Hindus and Buddhist community. It provides excellent views of the Kathmandu valley. Then we drive to Boudhanath stupa, which is one of the largest stupas in the world and one of the important religious site for Buddhist around the world. Finally, we drive at Pashupatinath Temple is the biggest temple of lord Shiva in south Asia. It is a close distance from Boudhanath Stupa and located at the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pashupatinath Temple is the ultimate pilgrim site for Hindus throughout the world. All those three sites were listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3

In the early morning breakfast we drive to Besishahar from Kathmandu along to the partitive Highway. It take approximately 6 to 7 hrs. The highway goes through on the bank of Tishuli River and linkage with many village. You travel make enjoyable by observing the human settlement in different areas, green landscape, farming land with the varieties of crops, waterfalls and you can see the rafting in the Tirshuli River from the highway. The first day we will have short hike through the Gurung village to the Bhulbhule. Overnight at Bhulbhule Tea house

Day 4

Trek from Bhulbhule to Bhaundanda 1270m

After breakfast we start hike along the Marsyandi River. Today it is easy to walk Beyond it trail accent to towards the uphill Bhaundanda. Overnight at Bhaundanda.

Day 5

Bhaundanda 1270 to Chyamche 1385m

We start trek while taking breakfast at Bhaundanda then we descend to the Ghermu 1130m. Today also easy walk ascend towards the Chyamche 1385m. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach next destination. We enjoy observing a beautiful waterfall and overnight at Chyamche.

Day 6

Chyamche 1385m to Danaqyu 2200m

After breakfast, our trekking is continue to ascend up to Tal village 1700m, which is located on the bank of Marsyangdi River. We take lunch at Tal village and the flat easy trail heading towards to Danaqyu. We cross Marsyangdi River through the suspension bridge hanging over the river. Around 4 hours of walking, we reach Dharapani. We stop at Dharapani for lunch and a short rest and then we continue our hiking to Danaqyu and Overnight at Danaqyu.

Day 7

Danaqyu to Cahame 2710m

In the early morning we have a Breakfast with beautiful mountain scenery and we leave Danaqyu. After few hours hike we rest at Bagarchap for a lunch and heading towards Chame. Overnight at Cahame.

Day 8

Cahame 2710m to upper Pisang 3310m

After the breakfast in this day we start our hike to Upper Pisang from Cahame, It is district headquarter of Manang and. Trekking trail beginning with gentle steep and flat ahead through pine forest and small beautiful Gurung village we cross Suspension Bridge hanging over the Marsyangdi River. Along the trail we get a chance to see an apple farm at Bhratang. After walking 3/4 hours we rest at Dhukurpokhari from here you will get a nice panoramic view of Swargadwari a huge rock formation replicating a huge slide, for lunch and continuous ascending towards upper Pisang. You will see musk deer around the trail. It takes approximately 2/3 hours to reach and overnight at upper Pisang. Then a few minutes rest we visit the monasteries form there, we saw beautiful mountain views of Annapurna II and IV, now you get great experience to see Annapurna facing in your northwest and Marsyangdi River on in your down valley.

Day 9

Pisang 3310m to Manang 3540m

Early morning breakfast at Pisang and began our foot journey towards Manang, it will take around 8/9 hrs. The trail is link between small beautiful village Ngawal and Ghyaru. The old houses and temple in the Ghyaru village make your tripe more enjoyable. It offers scenic scenery of mountain and its surrounding landscape. In the mooring hike goes ahead through pine forest and within a short distant uphill we can see the 360 degree magic mountain views Mt. Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Chulu, ice Pasang, Tilicho peak. We reach at Humde valley it is only one of the higher valley of Annapurna circuit. The higher route is good for the both acclimation and for the pleasure of your eyes. It is interesting that is one of the longest main walls in the region consisting of 266 wheels, it passes through the heat of the village. There is a police station here and the checkpoint of your permit and there is other facility also provided here like safe drink water, health post and so on.

Day 10

Manang 3540m Animalization

Manang is famous for among all the trekker especially in the Annapurna round trek because of the well manage shops, gear store, health post, restaurant, internet facility on restaurant and many more. It is one of the oldest settlement of the Annapurna region and having one of the most attractive Gompa in all of the Annapurna round, the Bodzo Gompa is on the hilltop where the originally settlement of the used to be.it is a historical as well as religious site also. Manang is well known as the town of semi Tibetan culture you can see the Tibetan culture where it is still present at Manang. Manang is itself one of the attractive town with many other attraction. If you have a short hike to chhongkor view point and Praken Gompa from here you can see the 360 degree view of beautiful mountain range Chulu range, Annapurna II, IV, Pisang peak, Tilicho Himal, Gangapurna Mountain and including Gangapurna Lake and the glasier.

Day 11

Manang 3540m to Tilicho Base Camp 4800m

After the breakfast prepare to trek to Tilicho base camp, which takes around 7-8 hours of trek. On the way to your trek, you will arrive at Khangsar, small beautiful village dominated by Manangese, tibetan descendants 1.5 hours trek from Manang. After crossing the Khangsar village trek furthermore 2 hours until you arrive at Shri kharka, where you will have your lunch. Shri kharka has only few countable hotels. The trail is almost gentle walk until you arrive at the base of Shri kharka, from where you have to ascend for 20 minutes to reach Shri kharka. After lunch the trek becomes even more adventurous, since the Trail from Shri kharka to Tilicho base camp is little difficult with landslide areas and narrow trail and few hanging bridge makes your trekking even exciting. After nearly 2-3 hours of trekking from Shri kharka you will finally arrive at Tilicho base camp, where few hotels are located. Overnight Tilicho base camp. (Attractions: Himalayan ranges on your left side, Blue sheep, Himalayan snow leopard, yaks etc.)

Day 12

Trek Tilicho base camp to Tilicho Lake (4919m)

Enjoy early morning breakfast, and then start your trek for Tilicho Lake. It takes around 3-4 hours of gentle and steep trek. The trek is almost easy ascend for around 1.5 hours until you arrive at the point where you have to make a hard ascend, z like steep climb for 30-50 minutes. After completing ascend you will eventually see a sign board, where it is written Tilicho Lake 30 minutes. Relax the trek is almost finished, from that point easy walk up to Tilicho lake, on the way you can also see few other small lake. Arrive at Tilicho Lake, excursion around the lake around 1 hours then return back to Tilicho base camp for your lunch. Overnight Tilicho base camp. (Stunning view of Himalayan ranges)

Day 13

Tilicho Lake (4919m) to Yak kharka 4050m

Continuing on from Tilicho base camp to Yak kharka the trails ascends by nearly 4050m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Trail goes through the alpine vegetation, remains of the damaged old Khangsar village, the trail continues further to a wood bridge. This log bridge connects Yak Kharka and Gumsang. Yak Kharka is the place where you shall find many yaks grazing here and there. The beautiful view of mountains Mt. Annapurna III is simply amazing from here. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka

Day 14

Yak kharka 4050m to Thorang la Phedi 4550m

Depend upon you and the prior trek, you have alternative choose to stay today either in Thorang a Phedi or high camp. If you stay in Phedi you have a good sleep rather than the high camp which is situated in lower altitude. However if you stay on high camp you will have an easier trek to next morning but on high altitude it might be quit uneasy for acclimation. Enjoying early morning breakfast and then start your trek for Thorang la Phedi which is lies in the Base of Thorang la Peak. An hour walk from yak kaharka. An hour of trek from Yak Kharka will take us to a village called Ledar. After Ledar, the trail goes flat and easy for some time until we reach a wooden bridge. The area ahead has landslide issues in the rainy season. We will climb uphill to reach Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi lies in the Base of Thorong Himal.Trekking above 4,000 meters could prove to be an exhausting experience. The day ends with a trek to Thorang Phedi at the base of Thorong La Pass.

Day 15

Thorang la phedi 4550m to Muktinath 3800m via Thorang la pass 5416 m

This is your dream destination for your trekking. It is the difficulties point of our trekking. Today we cross the Thorang la pass 5416m from the sea level which is the world challenging pass Thorang la pass.it take around 4-5 hours to reach on the tope of Thorang la. Around 4 am early in the morning we start our trekking to cross the first world longest pass Thorang la 5416m. It is easy to us to cross the pass because before 12 noon the pressure of wind is too high so, we cannot easily walk and see our trail because wind carries small stone and tiny sand. When you reach the top then you cannot control your happiness. The whole around is covered by the snow if the weather is good you have some time to play with snow and taking photographs for your lifelong memory. Then we ascending down towards the Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the famous destinations for the religious site as well as religious tour also. It is in the Mustang district which is known as Rain shadow area and Desert of Nepal.

Day 16

Muktinath 3800m to Jomsom 2720m

Early morning hanging around the Ranipauwa” Queens of pilgrim's shelter” known as Muktinath and visit the Muktinath temple, a famous religious site and worshipped by the both for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Today our easy trek goes to downhill to Jomsom following the Kalagandaki River. During the hiking trail offer majesties views of Annapurna and Thkuche mountain ranges. It is headquarter of Mustang District, is the most advanced village in the Round Annapurna and the largest too. In the mid-day strong wind blows in Jomsom. From. Jomsom is also a good place for to buy apple and apple related products.

Day 17

Early Moring Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom

Enjoying early morning breakfast in the lap of Himalayan town it is your last day of your early morning breakfast at Himalayan. We have mountain flight back to Pokhara. The flight provide you scenic views of the snow capped mountain range. On the day time is your own you can visit Phewa Lake, Davise fall.

Day 18

Drive back to Kathmandu from the Pokhara

Our trekking is finished we will be drive back to Kathmandu from beautiful lake city Pokhara. It take around 6-7 hours to reach Kathmandu by Drive. Or you can also travel by Air it will take around 25 minutes.

Day 19

Transfer to international airport for your onward journey

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Annapurna round with Tilicho Base camp Trek. Our office representative came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport.

Price & Dates

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhara on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with export tourist guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Potter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (because of early arrival, late departure or early return from your trip due to any reason)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

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Starting Price
1550 USD
Offer Price
1395 USD USD

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