Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
4 16 Days Tea House Trek Mar – Jun / Sep – Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake at Budget Cost

Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake– A rewarding trek which provides an opportunity to explore the scenery of both the northern and southern Himalayan ranges. From thick fir and rhododendron forests to the harsh, thin atmosphere of the Tibetan plateau the ethnic groups encountered, lowland Hindu and highland Buddhist, are as varied as the landscape. From the dizzying heights of the Thorung Pass (5416m) line upon line of snow ridges stretch before you whilst below lies the sub-tropical Kali Gandaki Gorge a busy pilgrimage and trade route controlled by Thakali and Mustang tribes.

Tilicho Lake, the Highest Lake in the world, collects glacial melt of the entire slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak. It is also the Holy spot of Hindus as mentioned in the holy book, Ramayan.

Royal Mountain trekking also offers these Annapurna packages at budget cost. Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Khayer Lake Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Thorang Pass, Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Short Itinerary

DayActivityDestinationAltitudeTime
1DriveKathmandu - Bhulbule84m8 hrs
2TrekJagat1300m7 hrs
3TrekDharapani1860m6½ hrs
4TrekChame2670m7 hrs
5TrekPisang3200m7 hrs
6TrekManang3540m6 hrs
7Rest Day
8TrekTilicho Lake Base Camp4200m6 hrs
9TrekTilicho Lake5200m
Shree Kharka4000m8 hrs
10TrekChulu Leder
4260m4 hrs
11TrekThrong Phedi4450m4 hrs
12TrekThrong La(pass)
5416m
Muktinath3800m10 hrs
13TrekJomsom2810m5 hrs
14FlightPokhara915m20min
15Drive Kathmandu1300m6 hrs
Fly(optional)Kathmandu1300m25min
16Farewell

Trip Information for Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake

Trekking part:

Basic lodge accommodation on trek

2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara – on twin sharing with breakfast

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) as per above program during the trekking

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by tourist bus and taxi

Annapurna conservation entrance fees

Trekking permit (TIMS)

Porter to carry personal gear

15kg luggage allowance while on trek

English speaking trekking guide

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Lunch and dinner in Pokhara

Airfare

Price for Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information for Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance for Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake:

Guide / Porters : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

Kathmandu – Bhulbule (190km, 840m, 8hrs)

OWe begin our Annapurna trekking with a 6 hours drive to Bhulbule along to the Prithivi Highway with an essential physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support. From Dumre we divert to the rough route by the Marsyangdi River passing low-lying villages and rice fields. Eventually, we reach Besi Sahar which is the capital of Lamjung District.
We then continue our 2hrs drive to Bhulbule at the bank of Marsyangdi River.
Day 2

BHULBULE – JAGAT (1300m, 7 hrs)

The trail for the day continues to Jagat descending sharply from Bahundanda via rice fields and crossing a stream situated at the bottom of a small waterfall. The trail further reaches Hani Gaon after climbing and traversing high hillside high above the river. Marshyangdi valley then forms a sharp V-shape. Moving ahead, following winding Mountain path through Syange along with the river for some distance. The trail then harshly climbs around 200-300m above the riverbed into the sheer cliff-face to reach Jagat. It is the stone village, situated on shelves, which extend out into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley.
Day 3

JAGAT – DHARAPANI (1860m, 6 ½ hrs)

The descending trail further continues to the river and passes through a dense forest. On advancing higher we come across a sharp-edge cliff facing the river bank. On moving ahead, one of the magnificent scenery of Annapurna mountain ranges, Chyamje shows itself. We cross the suspension bridge and climb vertically towards slippery and physically challenging path to reach Sattale. Subsequently we descend to a grassy river bank which leads to Tal. As we move ahead the valley narrows itself and trail turns into a high and windy with a bit of cliff walking. Further we encounter with steep forested village of karte. Finally, travelling along the waterfalls and cliffs, we cross a suspension bridge and end our day at Dharapani.
Day 4

DHARAPANI – CHAME (2670m, 6-7 hrs)

We continue our trip cutting through a narrow field from the village. The Dudh Khola veers to the left which originates from the south face of Manaslu. As we move ahead where the Marsyangdi veers to the left and Annapurna II is visible from Bagarchhap which is a Bhotia village where we find colorful flags with prayers waving in the breeze. We further ascend through a forsts of pine an oak and waterfall thunder can be experienced after Dhanakyu. From here Marshyangdi river passes through a gorge and the trail follows rock-strewn path.

We can spend a majestic time with the pleasing scenery of Manaslu before we move ahead. As we cross sudden incline we then pass through magnificent rhododendrons slight ertical trail. Then we cross pine forest, stream and come in to pristine Hamlet of Kotho. Here, we can capture enchanting view of Annapurna II. Walking further we arrive at Chame with large white gate with a corrugated iron roof. It is major attraction is he hot spring. Also is the administrative headquarter of Manang District with all essential facilities like electricity, wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels lodges and banks.

Day 5

CHAME – PISANG (3200m 6-7 hrs)

The next day, in the morning, we will spend some time enjoying the mesmerizing sight of glowing Lamjung Himal (6893m) and move crossing large suspension bridge along Marshyangdi. We then traverse houses and lodges on the northern side of the river and mender through barley field towards Leleku (2775m). Ahead, after undulating mountain passes we enter an interesting apple orchard close to a bridge at 2840 meters and the pristinge hemlet of Bratang across. Historically, it used to bea Khampa setelment place and a stome memorial of a Japanes Climber has been built in this place.
Moving further from forested village the valley turns into a gentle U-shape and beautiful Annapurna range rears up. Ahead, we again pass through steep rock-strewn trails to the south side to cross long suspension bridge at 3040 meters high. The vantage point allows viewing Paungda Dang rock rising more the 1500 meters from the river. Further more towards Pisang we will have an opportunity to capture splendid views of Annapurna II high on the east and Pisang Peak on the north-east.
Day 6

PISANG – MANANG (3540m, 6hrs)

We continue our trek toward from Pisang to Manang through hiking and take pleasure in beautiful sights of the Manang Valley and Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. Before Manang we descend through Manang’s airstip and arrive at Hongde lying under the gigantic Annapurna III on the north-east face. Ahead we reach at wide plant of the Sabje Khola Valley allowing us to get the majestic view of Annapurna IV (7525m).
Advancing on we cross over a gusing Marsyangdi Khola on wooden bridge and enter a beautiful village of Mungji. Further treading we leave behind some cultivated fields and reach impressive monastery of Bryaga village. Finally, before we land at Manage we enjoy the majestic view of the Annapurna range – Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m).

Day 7

REST DAY AT MANANG

We stay at Manang for the day and spend time moving down the river to see the wonderful ice-fall Flow down from the mountain peaks or by simply in the 360 beauty of the Annapurna mountain range and the Manang Valley. Stay at Manang will help us acclimatize before we head though the Thorung La. Also, an interesting visit to Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) aid post.

Day 8

MANANG – TILICHO BASE CAMP (4200m, 7 hrs)

After a day rest we advance on, recently constructed, a large path and pass Gompa (Monastery) towards high ridge. We encounter an intersection, where one leads to a narrow valley maintaining the altitude and traversing the slopes. This difficult trail continues on a steep screed. On the other hand, newer path ascends towards a line of ridge. This trail attain a high crest before descending on switch back carved our through the screed slopes to a side valley.
Day 9

TILICHO LAKE (5200m) – SHREE KHARKHA (4000m, 8 hrs)

Today, the journey starts at around 6 a.m. in an attempt to avoid the wind. From base camp it takes around three to four hours to reach Tilicho lake. The lake is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. We spend some time in the cold and barren area of the Lake and return to Kharkha for overnight stay.
Day 10

SHREE KHARKHA – CHULU LEDER (4200m, 7 hrs)

Our trek leads following a beautiful upper trail above the Khansar village to Chulu Leder for overnight stay. We come across with grazing horses and yaks as we approach picturesque meadows and rich forest of barberry, juniper etc. As we move on along a large stream flowing from Ghulu West and Gundang and the trail leads to a rich pasture at 4000 meters.
Day 11

CHULU LEDER – THORONG PHEDI (4450m, 3hrs)

As we leave Letdar the trail steadily climbs to the edge descends to the headwaters of the Marshyandgi. We cross the River via a covered wooden bridge and ascent for a while up the mountain path on the right bank. Finally, a narrow trail crosses an unstable steep slope and descends to the Thorung Phedi.
Day 12

THORONG PHEDI – THORONG PASS (5416m) – MUKTINATH (3800m, 10HRS)

The trek starts early in the morning to the Thorung La (5416m). As we leave the camp the trail turns out to be sharp. The trail is well defined since its being used by the local people for hundreds of years. Almost after 4 hours of continuous climb the gradient eases reaching the Chorten and prayers flags of the pass. We experience the vivid picture of the mountains covered with white snow, the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which extend out before us.
We have 1600m trek remaining to Muktinath. The demanding journey makes up by the excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Finally, appears grassy slopes and then a pleasant walk towards Muktinath and its shrines and temples.
Day 13

MUKTINATH – JOMSOM ( 2810m, 6hrs)

We continue our trek down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. We pass visiting the Jharkot and Khingar villages with Tibetan architecture and follow the valley floor mostly on the way to Jomsom. We can enjoy the fine views of Nilgiri peaks from Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki.
Day 14

JOMSOM TO POKHARA

We will transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule and fly to Pokhara and free day.
As per the scheduled flight, we will manage your transfer to the Jomsom airport. The free day stars as you reach Pokhara.
Pokhara is an attractive and natural valley most popular tourist places where every tourist welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).
Day 15

POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

Drive back to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly the free morning can be used in the city’s ample shops and café’s also enjoy boating on beautiful Fewa Lake.
Day 16

Farewell

A representative from Royal Mountain Trekking will take you to the ariport few hours before the scheduled flight.
Annapurna Range with Tilicho Lake

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