Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit in itself is very popular trekking route in the world; this trail coupled with a trek to Tilicho Lake makes it a legendary trek. Tilicho Lake often known as the highest lake in the world is a beautiful turquoise lake that is enough to take the breath away. This gorgeous lake will mesmerize you with its heavenly beauty and charm. The route to reach the Tilicho Lake is quite steep and adventurous but the reward you get upon viewing the lake from near proximity is unbelievable. Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake trek comprises of the picturesque Himalayas, raging rivers, deepest gorges, natural hot springs, pilgrimage sites, and cultural villages which make it one of the most diverse trekking in Nepal.

The Manang village is the ultimate tourist hub place for Annapurna circuit and Tilicho lake trekking. Here you can get facilities of telephone, internet, money exchange, small sopping, high altitude hospital, German bakery and more.
So pack your bags for one of the most adventurous trekking in the world that includes world’s extreme places like the highest pass (Thorang La Pass), deepest gorge (Kali Gandaki), highest lake (Tilicho Lake). Just thinking of these places gives a strong adrenaline rush; imagine the thrill you’ll have when you actually visit the place.
Trip Code: TLAAC51
Starts: Jagat
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 20 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May, Sep-Nov
Elevation: 5416m/ 17769ft
Trip Views: 332
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
Special Discount: 10 %


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Entrance Fee: $210
Breakfast: 19
Lunch: 15
Dinner: 16
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Hotel: 8 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 11 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

Tilicho is one of the highest Lakes in the world that is situated at the elevation of 4,919m. This trek takes you to the deepest Canyon in Nepal and probably in the world- Kali Gandaki Gorge. Annapurna Circuit is one of the most trekked routes in the Nepal.

 

Why this Trip

  • Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho is one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. This 20 days trek is designed to give you the closer experience of magnificent Annapurna and the surrounding vivid landscapes that gives you adventure of a life time.

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  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit

Location

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FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep the group as small as a group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Yes, Adding Tilicho Lake in standard Annapurna Circuit trek further increases magnificence of this trek. Tilicho Lake is one the highest lake in the world in terms of elevation.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Tilicho lake and Annapurna circuit safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Annapurna is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Annapurna Tilicho is very popular trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) is a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Jagat and back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking ?
    Tilicho lake and Annapurna circuit can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. February to June and Mid-September to December are the best time to do this trek, although in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during the emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal innerwear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 18. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in Annapurna you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How many hours do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 22. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 23. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking you have to transfer the money in rupees before you start the trek. You can use the credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 24. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

Optional Activities

Mountain Flight

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Helicopter tour

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Helicopter tour is one of the most pleasurable and thrilling journey to explore the beauty of all those gigantic mountains. You can take a glance of green valleys, snow peaks, and landscapes through the heli tour. The helicopter journey is an opportunity to travel the destination with comfort and make it an unforgettable travel experience.

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