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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 10 Days

  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 10 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • USD 1295 USD 1150

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 10 Days

Trip At Glance



Max Altitude


Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Trip Type

Tea House


Private jeeps, Flight


Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

Known for two prominent ultimate adventurous places, Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass, alongside countless inspiring landscapes, scenic mountains, and deepest gorges in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is the ultimate Annapurna region trekking you can get.


Trekkers either hike to Tilicho Lake, excluding Thorung La Pass. Also, some trekkers don't walk to Tilicho Lake; instead, they hike to Thorung La Pass 5416 meters.


Moreover, unlike regular guided trekking on Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake itinerary takes you to Tilicho Lake via Tilicho Base Camp. Also, you'll hike to Thorung La Pass and Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Muktinath on a single trek.


Known for two prominent ultimate adventurous places, Tilicho Lake highet lake in the world 4919meters from sea level and Thorung La Pass, alongside countless inspiring landscapes, scenic mountains, and deepest gorges in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is the ultimate Annapurna region trekking you can get.


Trekkers either hike to highest Tilicho Lake in the world 4919 meters from sea level, excluding world highest Thorung La Pass 5416 meters. Also, some trekkers don't walk to Tilicho Lake; instead, they hike to Thorung La Pass.


Moreover, unlike regular guided trekking on Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek takes you to Tilicho Lake via Tilicho Base Camp. Also, you'll hike to Thorung La Pass and Kagbeni, Jomsom, and Muktinath on a single trek.

Panoramic Annapurna Sierra


Whether it's a scenic landscape or the surreal close prospects of elegant Annapurna Sierra, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake offers the close vista of almost every mountain of the Annapurna region alongside the eighth highest, Manaslu.


The two fantastic vantage points in this trek, Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass, offer the splendid panorama of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and South. Other adjoining mountains like Nilgiri at 7,061 meters, Tilicho Peak at 7,134 meters, Himlung Himal at 7,126 meters, Khangsar Peak, and Muktinath Peak remain utterly visible from these two places.


The other two elegant mountains seen from these places are Dhaulggiri, the 7th highest and Manaslu, the sixth highest mountain.


Hence, joining Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake in 2023 can be best for you if you are fascinated by how awesome the 7,000 meters and a few 8,000 meters peaks look from a close distance.

Crossing Thorung La Pass


Thorung La Pass is one of the highest Himalayan Pass at 5416 meters, north of the Annapurna range in Damodar Himal. This pass sits on a trail that bridges Mustang, Muktinath, with Manang.


While on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, we'll hike this pass from east to west, from Manang to Mustang. Also, we can't cross this pass in a single go. Hence, we'll stop at Yak Kharka and Thorung Phedi before hiking Thorung La Pass and descending to Muktinath.


The most exciting thing about Thorung La Pass is that you'll even notice local traders from Manang or Mustang visiting either district for trade while crossing this pass.

Ultimate Annapurna Experience


The Annapurna Circuit Trek route is almost 300 km long, although we will only hike it some. But this route takes you to nearly every wonder in the Annapurna region, from the highest freshwater lake to the world's deepest gorge. Moreover, you'll hike through the most inspiring Himalayan Pass with surreal mountain glimpses.


A few moments, this trek can be tiring, especially while crossing Thorung La Pass. But, the triumph from the top surely will be rewarding. Moreover, you'll experience the enriched culture, biodiversity, and lifestyle of the Gurung and Thakali people.


Trek like Annapurna Circuit Trek combined with Tilicho Lake is a once-in-a-lifetime. Moreover, completing this trek quickly at the most affordable rate also makes it a rewarding and the best-value hike.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Highlights


  • Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek that includes Tilicho Lake Trek within ten days of the itinerary.

  • Magnificent Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

  • Adventurous crossing of Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meters.

  • Hike to the world's highest freshwater lake Tilicho Lake with turquoise water.

  • A wholesome Annapurna experience with a hike to beautiful villages like Muktinath, Jomsom, Pisang, and Manang.

  • Fully guided trek with handpicked itinerary, expert-designed logistics, and the most affordable trek.

Day to Day Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Manang 3520m (270 km, 11 hours)

With the road construction to Manang, you can now take a direct bus from Kathmandu to Manang. However, you must take a jeep from Besisahar, which your trek guide will arrange on time. It's a long drive, nearly 11-12 hours on a 270 km distance.


After breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, you'll leave for the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake in the early morning. You'll first reach Besisahar via Prithvi Highway for five to six hours. After lunch at Besisahar, you'll change the bus and take a jeep that goes to Manang.


As you drive past Chame and Pisang, the mountain scenery becomes more and more visible. You'll have an acclimatization and sightseeing day tomorrow at Manang for the best view of the surrounding panorama.


You'll stop at a tea house in Manang for overnight meals and accommodation.

Acclimatization at Manang 3520m

Manang is a beautiful village and a popular acclimatization stop in Annapurna Circuit Trek. Also, those who plan to hike Tilicho Lake stop here for a day.


After breakfast, you'll hike to Gangapurna Lake with your trek guide. This lake sits at 3,540 meters and is surrounded by magnificent mountains.


Elegant mountains and peaks like Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Chulu (East, West, and Central) are utterly visible from Manang village and also from Gangapurna Lake.


You can either rest for the remaining day after lunch at the tea house. Otherwise, you can also visit the Himalayan Rescue Association to learn about acute mountain sickness and its prevention.

Overnight in Manang.

Trek from Manang to Khangsar (3,700 meters, 5 hours)

After breakfast at a tea house in Manang, you'll start the hike to Khangsar. The 6.2 miles distance between Manang and Khangsar takes roughly five hours at a medium pace hike.


First, you'll descend an hour to Khangsar Khola and then make the gradual ascend. The trekking trail to Khangsar is acceptable, safe, and well-maintained for a comfortable hike.


Moreover, you'll have a clear view of Khangsar and Tilicho Peak all day. And even from the tea house window, the mountains continue picking glimpses.

Overnight at Khangsar.

Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150 meters, 5 hours)

Tilicho Base Camp trail from Siri Kharka progresses through landslide-prone areas. But, with our highly experienced trek guides, you'll get excellent navigation.


After breakfast at a tea house in Siri Kharka, you'll start the five-hour-long hike to Tilicho Base Camp. There's been the construction of a new trekking trail on which you'll hike instead of hiking on an old track with added difficulty.


Magnificent rock formations and alluring Tilicho Peak keeps the hike entertaining all day.


Overnight at the tea house in Tilicho Base Camp.

Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4,920 meters, 4 hours). Trek to Siri Kharka (4,060 meters, 3 hours)

You'll start the hike early, around 5 am, to avoid possible day wind at Tilicho Lake. The Tilicho Lake Trek from Tilicho Base Camp can be tiring as you'll hike on strenuous trails and cross a landslide-prone area.


If you hike here in early Spring, you'll get the taste of hiking on snow-occupied trails and landscapes.


After a three hour's hike, you'll reach the magnificent Tilicho Lake. This lake sits beautifully and is embraced by the elegant Annapurna Sierra, Tilicho Peak, and Nilgiri Himal. You'll spend one or more hours here taking photographs and enjoying the surreal panorama.


From Tilicho Lake, you'll descend to Siri Kharka for three more hours. Siri Kharka is a small but beautiful settlement where you'll spend the night.

Trek from Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,060 meters, 8.4 km, 5 hours)

After breakfast, we'll descend to Khangsar Village from Siri Kharka. En route, you'll also witness a thousand years old Buddhist Monastery, Tare Gumba.


After passing the Khangsar wall, you'll descend to a beautiful Thorung Khola Valley. And after an hour's hike from Thorung Khola Valley, you'll reach Yak Kharka.


Upon reaching Yak Kharka, you'll see the splendid views of mountains in the Annapurna range. And that lucky trekker even witnesses Blue Sheep. And on the rarest occasion, you may spot the paw marks of snow leopards.


Overnight at the best available tea house in Yak Kharka.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,525 meters, 8.5 km, 5 hours)

You'll gain more than 500 meters in altitude on this day as you begin the hike from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi. For any trekker, this 8.5 km long trail to Thorung Phedi takes almost five hours.


After early breakfast, you'll hike on a relatively moderate trail. The scenic route offers a mesmerizing glimpse of Thorung Peak, Gudang, Syagang, Khatungkan, etc.


As Yak Kharka is the only last settlement before Mustang, you'll stop at the tea house in Yak Kharka for overnight accommodations.

Day 8: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters), and trek to Muktinath (3,760 meters) 15.6 km for 9 hours

It is the longest hiking day in the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake. You'll start the trek early to complete the 15.6 km long trail during the daylight hour, almost 10 hours.


You'll start the hike as early as 4 am to avoid the icy air and strong day wind at the Thorung La Pass. This is the highest point you'll reach in Annapurna Circuit.


From here, you'll get clear glimpses of mountains ascending towards Tibet in the north. Also, you'll see the towering Annapurna and adjoining peaks.


From Thorung La Pass, you'll hike for a few more hours down to Muktinath. And from the route, you'll see the spanning Kali Gandaki River, and it's deep gorges.


Overnight at the tea house in Muktinath.

Morning hike to Muktinath Temple. Trek to Jomsom (2,720 meters, 4 hours)

Muktinath Temple is a sacred Hindu and Buddhist temple with more than 10 thousand pilgrimage visits yearly. This temple's 108-water sprout cold water bath is among the most popular activities besides worshiping the deities here.


You'll return to the tea house for breakfast and prepare for the hike to Jomsom. You'll descend to Kali Gandaki Gorge from Muktinath. You'll hike past Tibetan-influenced villages like Jharkot and Khingar.


While trekking to Jomsom, you'll see a wonderful glimpse of Nilgiri mountain.


In Jomsom, you can visit the apple orchards and Marpha farms and try some local brewed apple brandy. Overnight at the tea house in Jomsom.

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and take connecting flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast at Jomsom, you'll take a flight to Pokhara airport. The flight time from Jomsom to Pokahra is 20 minutes. And from Pokhara, you'll take a connecting flight to Kathmandu for 25 minutes.


After you land in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.


This marks the end of your ten days short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car 
  • Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • Office paper works Annapurna National park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Jeeps from Kathmandu to Manang and  Jomsom- pokhara- Kathmandu by flight.
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks,accommodation and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route Map
  • Domestic Airport tax
  • Souviner  Nepal  made Organice Tea
  • Company certificate after the successful trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruit juice during the trek

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu/pokhara/
  • Tea/Coffee/bottles drinks/ Sweet things
  • Hot shower/Camera’s  battery charge during the trek


How difficult is the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake?


Annapurna Circuit Trek is among the most arduous trekking as it involves crossing Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meters. You'll also hike to Tilicho Lake in Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek.


Completing this concisely can be challenging for some, but with physical fitness and adequate trek preparations, you can complete it in ten days.

Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Tilicho Lake trek can take 16 to 20 days. But, with a short itinerary, you can complete this trek in just ten days with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks

Yes. A beginner trekker can complete Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek as well. With the best trekking guide and adequate trek preparations, one can complete this trek comfortably.

Based on your Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary, the trail can vary from 160 km to 230 km. This distance can increase if you add further hikes to Tilicho Lake and other places.


Yes. You'll get safe drinking water throughout your short Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek. The water here comes directly from the mountains and is one of the safest to drink.

You can carry chlorine tablets and oral rehydration solutions for better taste and safety.

You can also get hot drinking water at every tea house for a few dollars.

The cost of Annapurna Circuit Trek along Tilicho Lake Trek can vary based on your preference and itinerary. The price increases if you choose a jeep ride and flights from Jomsom and Pokhara.


However, the cost of this trek can be around USD 1150 per person. But the price is lowered if you purchase this trip in groups with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks.


For further information, please get in touch with our tour manager Mr Devi Pd. Baral, at +977-9851082358 (WhatsApp, 24/4 Support). You can also email for details regarding the price and availability.

Additional Information

Trek Benefits

Trekkers on Annapurna Circuit Trek only hike to Tilicho Lake if they purchase Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek. And there's one limitation on this purchase; it's more than a 16-day long trek. Hence, only a few trekkers can afford the time and money for the 16-day walk.


Therefore, to make the Tilicho Lake Trek along with Annapurna Circuit, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks offers a ten days short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake in 2023. This short trek takes you to almost every place on Annapurna Circuit, where trekkers hike for 16 long days.


This trek's itinerary shows you driving from Kathmandu to Manang, which is more than 270 km long. Taking a bus can be tiring as you must change buses from Besisahar. Hence, we offer you a jeep ride from Kathmandu to Manang to make your travel comfortable.


Throughout your Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek, you'll get nine nights of accommodation, including one during your arrival in Kathmandu.


On trekking, you'll get the best available tea house at every place. The rooms will be twin-sharing but may only have an attached bathroom at some locations. You'll get twin-sharing rooms with attached bathrooms in places like Manang (2N) and Muktinath. And if you're looking for individual trekking with a guide, you'll also have the option of a private room.

In other places, you'll get standard twin-sharing rooms.


All-inclusive short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek offers three meals daily for trekkers. This trek gives you ten breakfasts, ten lunches, and nine dinners.


Breakfast meals include Tibetan Breads, Porridge, Oatmeals, Muesli, Toast, Butter & Honey, Hashed Brown Eggs, Mashed Potatoes, Noodle Soups etc. The breakfast menu includes hot drinks like tea, coffee, ginger lemon, and milk.


Lunch and dinner are similar, but you can try different daily meals. Nepali Dal Bhat, Pizza, Burgers, Spaghetti with Tuna, Tenduk, Thukpa, Sherpa Stew, Burger and fries, Rice puddings, Noodles, Steaks, etc., are popular meals for lunch and dinner.


Note: At higher altitudes, you may not get wider meal choices. But, still, you'll have a handful of healthy meals to choose from.


Electricity in Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek is available almost everywhere, sufficient to recharge your mobile devices and camera batteries.


Also, a hot water or bucket shower is available at every tea house in the region. Moreover, a trekker can benefit from lukewarm drinking water at every stop.


Finding a decent speed internet while trekking on Annapurna Circuit will be fine for trekkers. At every place, you can expect the internet. However, some days, the internet can get disrupted and may not work due to certain factors and poor weather.


All these services are available for a few dollars. Also, all these additional services are solely your expense, and the cost of the trip you paid for us won't cover these expenses.


Undoubtedly, Spring and Autumn months are the best time for both Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake Trek. The crystal clear viewing, deep blue sky, scintillating mountains, rain-free days, and warm temperature two times a year is best for trekking.


However, Adventure Nepal Eco Treks also arranges this trekking on demand throughout the year.

Spring in Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake sees thousands of trekkers on hikes from March to May. The snowfall of winter and early Spring makes the landscape even more alluring. Moreover, the rain-free days with the utmost visibility make the sightseeing experience unmatched.


The average daytime temperature at Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho lake in Spring is 4 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the minimum temperature at these places in March can be between -18 to -20 degrees. But it becomes warmer in April and May. The wind speed in Annapurna Circuit averages five mph in Spring.

Autumn days in Annapurna Circuit Trek and at Tilicho Lake are warmer. And this lures thousands of trekkers from September to November.


The monsoon rain clears the outlook and washes all the dust and fog. Due to this, you'll get a fantastic sightseeing experience. Also, you may encounter some fresh snowfall during Autumn at Thorung La Pass or Tilicho Lake.


The warm daytime temperature of 15 degrees and minimum temperature around freezing makes the day hike and night sleep nice and friendly. Plus, the greenery of bushes and ripening of grains brings the landscape to life.

Summer months from June to August see frequent rainfall. Hence, the Summer months for this trek are not recommended.


Also, winter here becomes very cold, snowy, and freezing. Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake in winter is doable, but we don't recommend you do this trek in winter.


While trekking to Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake, you'll be in Annapurna Conservation Area. Thus, to access this conservation area, you must purchase an Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP). Furthermore, you must buy a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card while trekking.


These two permits cost USD 50 or NPR 5000 and remain valid throughout the year. While booking this trek with us, you must submit a copy of your passport and photo so we can arrange the permit for you on time.

Altitude sickness in Annapurna Circuit Trek and while trekking to Tilicho Lake is likely but manageable.


You may experience symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, and more. When you feel any of these, kindly report to your trek guide immediately. Your trek guide decides whether to take some rest and continue or descend to a lower altitude.


To cope with altitude sickness, we provide a day of acclimatization stop at Manang. Manang sits at 3,500 plus meters and is an ideal spot for acclimatization before hiking to Thorung La Pass and Tilicho Lake.


We recommend you rehydrate frequently, consume adequate meals, and avoid alcohol and smoking while trekking. You can also take altitude sickness prevention medicines like Diamox by consulting a physician.

If there's one thing you should be aware of bringing to this trek, it's your travel insurance policy. And if you fail to provide us with a valid insurance policy, we hold every right to exclude you from the departure trip.


A travel insurance policy can get you helicopter rescue if you get altitude sickness. Also, it covers the hospitalization and medication cost if required. It saves you from dying at high altitudes.

Note: We don't purchase insurance for trekkers joining our fixed departure trips. But, upon request, we recommend a few of the best insurance agencies in Nepal.


Also, after booking this trek with us, please provide us with a copy of your travel insurance policy.


Adventure Nepal Eco Treks commits to 100% safety and security for trekkers joining every trek. Our highly experienced trekking guide ensures everyone in the team is in the best shape and is fit enough to continue the hike.


Plus, we organize every trek with medium-sized fixed groups. Hence, we ensure that everyone gets equal attention during the tour.


Our trek guides are well-trained with first aid medications. Also, you'll get helicopter evacuation and horse riding if necessary.


At the end of the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, you must provide some amount as a tip to trek guides and porters. Every trekker tips their trekking guides and porters for nearly 10% of the trek cost.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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