Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass

Trip Facts
  • Duration16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 5416m / 17769ft
  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel, Lodge
  • Meals B, L & D
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov


  • Witness breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and rugged terrain.
  • Explore the stunning Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and hospitality by visiting traditional Gurung and Thakali villages, tasting local cuisine, and interacting with locals.
  • Trek to the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek, for panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and a significant achievement for trekkers.
  • Traverse through the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest gorge in the world, characterized by barren and rugged terrain.
  • Experience diverse landscapes, including lush forests, green hills, rugged terrain, and barren landscapes, as you ascend and descend through the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass is a popular and challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is considered one of the best trekking routes in the world, offering a diverse range of landscapes, stunning mountain views, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.

The trek begins in the beautiful city of Kathmandu and leads you through the lush forests, green hills, and traditional villages of the Marsyangdi Valley. As you ascend, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You will pass through charming Gurung and Thakali villages, where you can experience the local culture and hospitality.

One of the highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is Tilicho Lake, located at an altitude of 4,919 meters above sea level. The lake is situated in a glacial valley and is surrounded by snowy peaks, making it a breathtaking sight. The trek to Tilicho Lake is challenging and requires acclimatization, but the reward of reaching the lake is worth the effort.

After visiting Tilicho Lake, the trek continues through the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters), which is the highest point of the trek. The pass offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and is a significant achievement for trekkers.

The trek then descends through the Kali Gandaki Valley, which is the deepest gorge in the world. The valley is characterized by barren and rugged terrain, which offers a stark contrast to the lush forests and green hills of the earlier part of the trek.

The trek requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization to high altitude, but it is a rewarding experience that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.


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    Cost Includes
    • Airport Pick-up & Drop-off in a private vehicle 
    • 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
    • Welcome dinner at a fine restaurant
    • Annapurna Permit (ACAP)
    • Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) card 
    • Kathmandu - Chame drive in a private jeep
    • Experienced and Government -licensed guide
    • Porters (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
    • Lodge accommodation during the trek (with Twin-sharing/ Double basis)
    • Standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
    • Pokhara - Kathmandu flight
    • Wages, transportation, accommodation, meals, and insurance of all the Nepali staff
    • Farewell dinner at a finer restaurant
    Cost Excludes
    • International flight fare
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Alchoholic beverages & bottled mineral water 
    • Personal expenses during trekking: snacks, Wi-Fi, boiled water etc. 
    • Travel insurance of the trekkers
    • Emergency helicopter evacuation 
    • Tips for guide and porters 
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