Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake is the popular lake among the climbers and trekkers in the world that happen to be located in Nepal is Tilicho Taal (lake). It rests at the highest altitude of 5000m in the Annapurna region. It is formed from the collections of the glacial melts of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna itself and Thorong Peak. The images of the peaks around Tilicho reflect on the glittering face of Tilicho Lake itself which is picturesque.
The Annapurna circuit Trek is a gorgeous trek if you are true lovers of nature and likes to enjoy each and every moment of your travel. The Annapurna circuit trek presents a natural glimpse which includes the varieties of rare as well as one of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world. You will be sharing your voyage with the terrace farms, natural landscapes, habitats and all which are beyond words. The main highlights of Annapurna circuit trek are the view of three giant peaks Mt. Fishtail (6993 m), Annapurna (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m) as well as the experience of Nepali cultural tribes such as Gurungs and Magars.
You will also get an opportunity to visit Ghandruk village; one of the most eye catchy villages in Nepal as well as the village of the Gurkha Soldiers during the Annapurna circuit trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek also takes us to Manang, Jomsom and the Muktinath region, which again gets us acquainted with the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture. The pine, oak and rhododendron trails will always remind you of your trip and bend you back to this beautiful place Nepal, time and again.
Annapurna Semi Circuit Trekking would be the best alternative to the trekkers who want to do a slightly easy trek and it offers you the best memories of your lifetime. We will be starting Annapurna Semi circuit trek from Besisahar which is a beautiful city in Lamjung where you will get a fresher feeling than being in other crowded areas. We suggest you commit this Annapurna Semi Circuit trek if you are physically fit and have the willpower to complete this strenuous trekking.
We on the first day of our trip will be taking local bus to BesiSahar.
Day 02: Trek to Syange
Our very first trek through trail way will be to Syange (1100m). We have easy path however a bit long trail to take on this day.
Day 03: Trek to Taal
Today we shall cross the first suspension bridge over the Marshyandi River and encounter the beautiful, tall and gorgeous waterfall. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat (1300m) before climbing through the forest to Chamje at 1400 meters. And finally to Taal (1700m), the very first village to Manang district.
Day 04: Trek To Chame
Chame is the head quarter to Manang District. We can also enjoy the hot spring in Chame and we have the views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m).
Day 05: Trek to Pissang
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This is probably the steepest part of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. And right where the valley widens stands the PaungdaDanda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 1500m above the trail. We trek for a while before reaching Lower Pissang where we spend the night.
Day 06: Trek to Manang
Today we have two routes to Manang, one that takesus to the trail up to Upper Pisang via Ghyaru. This trail has the excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains mount Annapurna and Pissang (6091m). And the other one goes down to southern route of Marshyandi River by Hongde with its airstrip that involves lesser climbing comparatively to Northern route. The choice is yours, since we meet up at Munchi whichever route we take. We shall be noticing a contrast in the landscapeand vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climate also creates a much harsher environment.
Day 07: Rest at Manang
We need to stay fit for our next day trip so, on this day also we shall be doing continuous day walks and capture the magnificent views around the village. We have the option to go for a hike to Gangapurna Lake or Braga village and visit the oldest BrakaGumba.
Day 08: Trek to SiriKharka
Today we are trekking to SiriKharka, route way to Tillicho Lake. On the way to our destination we will be seeing the beautiful village fully influenced with the old Tibetan life style which is also known as the last village of Nepal. We shall be passing by few gompas including ThareGompa just before SiriKharka.
Day 09: Trek to TillichoLake and return to Tillicho BC
Today we shall be trekking towards Tillicho Base Camp (4150m). The path is covered with small crystals and shrubs on both side of the trail that follows to juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. Some places along the trail we even get to cross a few streams.Our main goal for the day isTillicho Lake (4920m), other than that we have outstanding view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang and last but not least for the day is a wonderful sunset. It presents a dramatic spectacle reflection of the surrounding peaks however it is frozen solid most of the season. After spending the wonderful time at Tillicho Lake, we shall follow the trail back to Tillicho Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek to YakKharka/ChuliLedar
Today we will be heading towards Yak Kharka (4050m) catching up the route to old Khangsar. And following the unmarked path just above us we meet at the tea shop just between Ghunsang and Yak Kharka. And we now follow the way to Yak Kharka.
Day 11: Trek to ThorongFedi/High camp
Today we have an upward following trail to Throng Phedi (4525m). On the way we will be seeing one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. We shall be taking rest in either Throng Phedi or at the High Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath
Crossing Throng la pass is our main goal for the day so we are waking up early in the morning and walk ahead with the lights on. After making through Throng La pass we shall reach in Muktinath (3760m) in a few hours of walk. It is believed that all our sorrows and pain are relieved when visiting this very temple. The place is surrounded with several other monasteries as well.
Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni
Since we are on the other side of Manang most of the land we see will bedry and looks somewhat like the desert. We will continue our trek walking by the bank of KaliGandi River. Most of the time, we will descend with closer view of stupas and really old traditional house and civilization of Mustang.
Day 14: Trek to Marpha
Descending from Kagbeni village we reach Marpha. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple in Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple like apple pie, and wines. Apple Brandy is another local specialty that we may be lucky enough to taste.
Day 15: Trek to Kobang (2560m)
We pass through the valley following the Kali Gandaki River. On this trail, we will have the opportunity to view Annapurna I (8091m) and beautiful landscapes.
Day 16: Trek to Kalopani (2530m)
On this day we will be trekking through the traditional village of the ethnic Thakali people. Also we will be seeing panoramic views of Dhaulagari, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang and Annapurna I mountains. And in our surroundings will be lots and lots of apple garden.
Day 17: Trek to Ghasa
We will keep passing on by the beautiful villages on our way. Ghasa (2010m) is another beautiful valley we are taking rest at.
Day 18: Trek to Tatopani
We will continue beating our feet towards Tatopani (1190m). On our way we will emerge into subtropical forests, lush with vegetation and see power house that supply regular electricity in this area. In the end reaching Tatopani we get to relax in hot water.
Day 19: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m)
The trek today leads through the rhododendron forests with a terraced farmland surrounded with glowing mountains.
Day 20: Trek to Tada pani via Poon Hill
Today we have early morning sunrise to catch up at Poon hill (3193m). From here we will be able to get a close up look at most of the mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After taking few photos and sight-seeing of the mountains we head back to Ghorepani and then head towards Tadapani.
Day 21: Trek to Ghandruk
Our trip today will be in the lands of Rhododendron trees. In the time of this flower season the jungle fully turns into red valley covered with blooming Rhododendron and cherry blossoms. Just in few minutes of walk from the jungle is a Ghandruk (1940m), a Gurung residence.
Day 22: Trek to Nayapool and to Pokhara
Final day of the trail trip comes to an end at Nayapool (1070m) and soon after we take private Jeep to Pokhara and take accommodation in one of the fine hotel.
Day 23: Kathmandu
And early in the morning we take tourist bus to Kathmandu.
Local bus fare to Besisahar and Nayapool to Pokhara by private car
Tourist bus to Kathmandu
1-Night twin sharing room in Pokhara two star Category.
Trekking permits, TIMS card during the trek
Experienced & English speaking License holder guide
One porter for two guests
Accommodation in selected tea house
3 Meals a day (lunch, dinner and breakfast with 3 cups of tea or coffee during the trek) for guests
Insurance, daily wages, equipment, meals and accommodation for guide and porters
All Government taxes and company service charge
Farewell Dinner(Nepali Cuisine)
Medical support kit box
Fees of visa for Nepal
International Airfare to get in and out of Nepal
Expenses for beverages, drinking water, desserts, extra porters, shower, laundry or any other services which are not mentioned by the company
Cost for spending extra nights in certain destination in your will
Travel Insurance and rescue charges
Equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets)
Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
Tips which may be provided by you to the guides, porters or anyone during the trip