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Around Annapurna Circuit vai Tilicho Lake

Nepal.  Adventure.  

General
  • Address : MANANG, NEPAL
  • Difficulty : MODERATE

Nowhere in the world will you find the gorges, forests, grassy meadows, multi religious shrines, multiethnic people, high passes, mountains, wetlands, dry land, lakes and city clamor other than Annapurna region of Nepal. Get the recompense of your traveling with grandeur of the Himalayan ranges which includes 10th highest peak, Annapurna, world’s deepest gorge (Kaligandaki) and probably the world’s highest pass (Thorangla Pass). The trip encompasses the remote lands of Manang Valley and Yak Kharka. During your trip one can experience the vast change in the culture, lifestyle and traditions of the host people as well. The diversified natural constituents ranging from the weather, vegetations and landscape make it a dream trip. The trekkers can experience the three trekking trails of Nepal in one shot during Annapurna Circuit Trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill trail, Jomsom Muktinath Trail and Tilicho Lake Trail are neighboring trekking trails.

Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the top ten trekking destinations in the world. It is famous for its varied trekking routes which can range up to 300 km long and attain an altitude of 5416m, crossing the highest pass in the Annapurna Region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has become popular with trekkers for the surrounding natural beauty of towering majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, huge cliffs and picturesque villages where the culture of the region can be appreciated.

 

 

General Package Details

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Day-01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m)

Our representative will meet you and directly transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day-02:Sightseeing of Kathmandu

Pre tour briefing by the company owner and start your full day guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley ( Kathmandu Darbar square, Monkey temple, Pasupati nath Temple, etc). and drive to Nagarkot. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

Day-03:Kathmandu to Besisahar (824m)

After breakfast get ready for your scenic driving adventure to Besisahar, your trekking guide & porters will meet you at hotel and drive together. While driving you will get to capture nice scenery of the river, valleys and snow capped mountains and it can be one of the memorable drive in your life. Overnight at guest house.

Day-04: Drive from Besi Shahar to Dharapani and Trek to Timang (2400m)

  Duration : 3 HRS

We start another adventurous day after breakfast, hire 4 wheel jeep and drive up to Dharapani 1900m. Have some break, lunch and start your trekking adventure to Timang, from where you can see Mt Manaslu (8163) 8th highest mountain in the world and some other small peaks from your tea house bedroom. Enjoy local food for the dinner and have goodnight sleep.

Day-05: Timang to Chame(2670m)

  Duration : 3-4 HRS

Easy and awesome hiking day will start with the flat trial to Chame along the small villages, farm land and pine forest. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district. Teahouse where you will be staying overnight you will see Annapurna II from your bedroom as well. And singing river is just in front of your teahouse. It will be one of the memorable night for you.

Day-06: Chame to Pisang(3150m)

  Duration : 5-6 HRS

Your day starts through deep forest and narrow valley, crossing the river over a suspension bridge. After 3 hours walking you will reach place called Dhukur Pokhari which is located on the top the small hill and mountains and valley view are superb. After the delicious hot lunch another one hour plus trek to Pisang. After check in to the tea house rest while and go for little walk around the village with will be interesting walk and same time you will get to know the people lifestyle and culture as well. Back to tea house, dinner and have good night sleep.

Day-07:Pisang to Manang(3540m)

  Duration : 5 HRS

No more forest further up, only shrubs, air is becoming thinner, windy, less vegetation it feels you are entering the different world compare to last days trekking. Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak are welcoming you all the up to Manang.

Day-08 Acclimatization day

In order to keep fit on the trails that follow, we keep ourselves busy today with a short hike to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Overnight in Manang.

Day-09:Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m)

  Duration : 4-5 HRS

From Manang we head out through the western gates and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through coniferous forest.  After reaching Kangsar Village we walk further up towards Siri Kharka and pass a monastery on the way.  The uphill walk could be tiring but we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the backdrop to keep us company. Overnight in Siri Kharka.

Day-10: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp

  Duration : 4-5 HRS

While the path from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp isn’t very steep or physically strenuous, it could be exhausting as we have to walk on narrow paths in loose scree and landslide area. Our trail goes through the middle of the landslide area whereby we can see impressive rock formations along the trail. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day-11:Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then back to Siri Kharka

  Duration : 5-6 HRS

After the initial tough, steep, switch backed ascent, our trail continues to hug the side of the mountain in a gradual to steep incline before reaching the watershed. On the way we enjoy yaks and deer grazing above and below our trail. On the other side is Tilicho Lake, a large spectacularly set lake nestled at the foot of the north face of Tilicho Peak. The lake was reffered to by the leader of the French expedition team as ‘The Great Ice Lake’. The Lake also holds an important place for the Hindus as this sacred lake features in one of the holiest texts of the Hindus, The Ramayan. We retrace our step and return to Siri Kharka. Overnight in Siri Kharka.

Day-12:Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m)

  Duration : 4-5 HRS

We leave Siri Kharka and descend towards Khangsar Village. On the way, we pass Tare Gumba, a thousand year old monastery which is very important to the local people. Upon reaching Khangsar Village we realize that it is un-inhabitated except for occasional herders during festival times. We follow a rock wall out of Khangsar. We walk further more until we reach a seasonal bridge in the Thorang Khola valley. After crossing the river, we ascend for a while to a plateau. Next, walk furthermore until reaching Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day-13:Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m)

  Duration : 3-4 HRS

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La.  On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Day-15:Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3,800)

  Duration : 7-8 HRS

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day-16:Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (1,200m)

  Duration : 4-5 HRS

In the morning we visit the Muktinath Temple which a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. In Hinduism, the temple is believed to be a sacred place called Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of liberation or moksha". After a visit to the sacred place, we drive to Tatopani and spend the night.

Day-17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m)

  Duration : 6-7 HRS

We leave the Kali Gandaki and headed up the Ghar Khola valley. The trail leads us through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. We pass through the villages of Shikha and Chitre before reaching a beautiful rhododendron forest. When in bloom the rhododendron trees with its average height of up to 100" will be covered with pink or red flowers. Walking furthermore we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day-18:Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m)to Tadapani (2,700m)

  Duration : 5-6 HRS

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls and reach Tadapani to spend the night.

Day-19:Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara

  Duration : 5-6 HRS

The trek from Tadapani until Ghandruk will be through a thick forest of rhododendron trees. After trekking for a while, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. From here, we enjoy the towering views of the Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We trek further to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day-20:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

  Duration : 6-7 HRS

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day-21: Final Departure to your onward destination

Departure to home country. We will drop you at international airport and see you off.

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  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights rooms in Kathmandu, clean, peace and standard hotel with BB basis.
  • 1 night room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Pokhara with B&B basis.
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with private car/van
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Two-way flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • TIMS permit, ACAP entrance permit.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.  

 

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.

 

 

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