Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna Circuit

Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna Circuit
At a Glance
  • Trip Duration18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude Thorong-la Pass 5416metres
  • Starts at Taal (8 hrs drive from Kathmandu)
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Group Size minimum 2 pax
  • Activities Trekking/ Hiking
  • Best Time Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
  • Tilicho lake 4919 m World highest Lake
  • Annapurna Circuit - Jomsom Trek
  • Muktinath Temple-  God of Salvation
  • Lower Mustang landscape
  • Thorong Pass 5416m (highest point of the trek) & main Highlight of trek
  • Mixed Cultural of Gurung, Manangi, Thakali, Lho
  • Spectacular Himalays View of  Mt. Annapurna 8091m .Range and Dhaulagiri 8167m range

Tilicho lake 4919 m is kown as highest lake in the world. Tilicho lake lies in Annapurna Circuit trekThe Tilcho Lake trek distance typically covers 145-155 kilometers (97-104 miles) in total. Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking. 

The highest point of the trek is Thorong-la pass 5416m altitude above the sea level at the top of the valley. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. From the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river George, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi, Thakali and Magar people. Trekking clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is adventerous to make it top and the crossing of the Thorong-La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain ranges.

A1 Excursion Adventure offers you 18 days Tilicho lake trek with Annapruna Circuit-Jomsom trek with popular route map, itinerary as well as trip cost details. Annapurna circuit trekking trail is largest himalayas protected area of Nepal. As well as A1 Excursion Adventure always make a tailor-made trip for you. We, A1 Excursion Adventure look forward to guide you the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek for a life time memory.

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                                      Trip Map
                                      Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna Circuit map
                                      Cost Includes

                                      Cost Includes:

                                      • Both way Airport transportation
                                      • 3 Night hotel Accommodation in  Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan-Double sharing basis.
                                      • 2 night hotel in Pokhara for Guest on Bed & Breakfast plan. - Double sharing basis

                                      While on Trek

                                      • All accommodation & meals during the trek – B+L+D, (a cup of tea/coffee 3 times a day)
                                      • Transportation Kathmandu to Besisahar then to Tal by private vehicle on sharing for Guests and staffs
                                      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Experience porter.
                                      • Facilities needed for guide and porter like: their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
                                      • Sleeping bag , Duffel Bag and down jackets during the whole trekking (Refundable).
                                      • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna National park permit, TIMS cards)
                                      • Pokhara –Kathmandu by Flight for guest
                                      • A comprehensive medical kit,
                                      • Domestic Airport transportation
                                      • All government and local taxes.

                                      Cost Excludes:

                                      • Personal expenses (phone calls, WiFi, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,
                                      • Hot shower etc
                                      • Single room Supplementary charge
                                      • Travel and Rescue insurance,
                                      • Tips for Staffs
                                      Departure Dates
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                                      Date PriceStatus 
                                      Start DateStarts: SaturdaySep 07, 2024End DateEnds: TuesdaySep 24, 2024PricePriceUS$1875StatusStatusAvailable
                                      Start DateStarts: SaturdaySep 21, 2024End DateEnds: TuesdayOct 08, 2024PricePriceUS$1875StatusStatusAvailable
                                      Useful Information

                                      WHAT TO BRING

                                      Trekking/Hiking Gears (Equipments)

                                      • Duffel or Rucksack bag (If do not have then Duffel Bag Provided)
                                      • Down Sleeping Bag (Provided)
                                      • Down Jacket (Provided)
                                      • Daypack
                                      • Hiking pants
                                      • Water & wind proof  jacket
                                      • Full – sleeves shirt
                                      • Jumper or Fleece jacket
                                      • Pair of T – Shirts
                                      • Trekking boots (waterproof is better)
                                      • Sandal, Toilet paper,
                                      • COTTON THICK SOCKS(2 PAIRS)+Polypropylene/woolsocks (1PAIRS)
                                      • Light cotton socks for under wool socks
                                      • Woolen socks to wear with boots
                                      • Sun hat
                                      • Gloves
                                      • Scarf
                                      • Sun block (lotion) and lip Guard
                                      • Moisture Cream
                                      • Goggles or Sunglasses
                                      • Thermal Long underwear Sets
                                      • Insulated pants
                                      • Trekking poles
                                      • A pair of Crampon
                                      • wind Breaker pants
                                      • Water bottle
                                      • Medical & first aid kit (Provided)
                                      • Any personal special medicine
                                      • Flash light or head lamp
                                      • Batteries and bulbs
                                      • Swiss army knife
                                      • Mobile or Camara  charging cable with Adaptor
                                      • Personal Dry towel
                                      • Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled.

                                      Tilicho Lake 4919 m trek last-minute booking
                                      If you're looking to book last minute, contact us anytime. We will help you organize and arrange all the essentials for the trek. You need to make full payment of the trek cost, which is also non-refundable. Once we will receive the required documents and trip payment from you, our team will begin arranging permits, lodges, transportation, etc.

                                      Itinerary disclaimer
                                      The following itinerary is provided for general information purposes only and is subject to change depending on various factors such as weather conditions, group size, and individual abilities. The trekking agency reserves the right to adjust the itinerary as needed to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants. Every effort will be made to adhere to the proposed itinerary, but unforeseen circumstances may result in modifications.

                                      Tilcho Lake trek distance
                                      The Tilcho Lake trek distance typically covers 145-155 kilometers (97-104 miles) in total. The trek usually starts from the village of Taal by driving beautiful valley passing through the several villages like Besisahar, Ngadi, Jagat, Chamje then trek to scenic villages Dharapani Chame, Pisang, Manang, before finally reaching the Tilicho lake, located at an altitude of 4919 meters (16,138 feet) above sea level. Overall, the Tilicho Lake trek takes about 11-16 days to complete, depending on the trekker's pace and itinerary.

                                      Tilcho Lake trek difficulty
                                      The Tilcho Lake trekking route is varied and includes Wonderful waterfalls, rocky ridges, and steep inclines. The difficulty level of this trek is considered Adventerous, with most days involving 5-8 hours of standard hiking. While there is no direct climbing involved, trekkers will need to trek over some rocky sections  as well as some step part.

                                      Altitude sickness is a risk on this trek as the trail reaches an altitude of 4,919 meters. Trekkers should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, which include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Drink plenty of water and rest well during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.

                                      Tilcho Lake trek preparation
                                      It is important to have a decent level of fitness as you will be trekking at high altitudes and through challenging terrain. However, the Tilcho Lake trek is not a technical climb, so no prior mountaineering experience is required.

                                      It is highly recommended to see a doctor before embarking on the trek to discuss altitude sickness prevention and overall physical fitness. With 5-8 hours of Staddard hiking per day, the trek is manageable for those with a moderate fitness level.

                                      Accommodation & meals during the trek
                                      You will either stay in tea houses or lodges along the Tilcho Lake trekking route. Both options offer simple yet comfortable accommodation with shared facilities. Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara provide more luxurious amenities, such as private bathrooms and hot showers.

                                      From traditional dishes like dal bhat and masala chai to international cuisines like pizza and burgers, there are plenty of options to satisfy all taste buds on the Mardi Himal trek. It's also easy to stay hydrated with bottled water available along the trail and a variety of hot drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate to keep you warm.

                                      Tilcho Lake trek tips
                                      Travel Insurance: Trekking in the Himalayas can pose certain risks, and having insurance coverage can provide much-needed protection in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Investing in travel insurance with emergency evacuation is a smart decision that can give you peace of mind while you trek.
                                      Travel Visa: All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, require a valid visa to enter Nepal. You can apply for a tourist visa online or get one on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. The visa is valid for 15, 30, or 90 days and can be extended upon arrival in Nepal.
                                      ATM & Money Exchange: ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara but not found on the Tilcho Lake trek route. Bring enough cash with you to cover expenses during the trek. Money exchange services are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and major currencies such as USD, EUR, and GBP can be exchanged easily.
                                      Luggage: When trekking in the Himalayas, it's best to pack light and carry a small backpack with essential items. You can leave your main luggage at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara. They will store it for you until you return. The duffel bag weight limit is 12 kg per person, and the backpack weight limit is 5/6 kg per person.
                                      Charging & Internet: Tea houses along the Tilicho Lake trek have charging facilities available for a fee or at a minimal cost. Internet access is limited, and the speed may not be reliable in more remote areas. It's best to bring a power bank and download offline maps and entertainment before you start the trek.
                                      Personal Expenses: Personal expenses such as snacks, water, and souvenirs can add up during the trek. Budget around USD 15-20 per day for these expenses during the trek.
                                      Tips: Tipping is not mandatory, but it's a common practice in Nepal to show appreciation for good service. Tip around 10% of the total bill at restaurants and tea houses. For porters and guides, a tip of USD 10-15 per day is considered reasonable.

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