Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake

  • Trekking

  • 14 Days

  • Strenuous

  • 5,416 m

  • KTM- 4*hotel Trek period: Teahouse

  • Autumn (Mid Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May)

  • USD 1425 [2 pax+]

Annapurna Circuit or Round Annapurna is one of the famous trekking route in whole world. Annapurna Circuit is named after world 10th highest peak, Mt. Annapurna. The trail circle around the Annapurna mountain range, hence it is called Annapurna Circuit. Many mountains like Annapurna I, II,III, IV, Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, throng peak, Pisang Peak, mountains of Dhaulagiri mountain range can be viewed from the trail. Adding Tilicho Lake to the trip adds more excitement. Tilicho Lake is Glacier Lake situated at highest altitude. The view of this is one of the most memorable part of the trip.

Highlights of the trip

  • Close view of mountains of Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Tent peak, Gandarva Chuli, Flute Peak, Annapurana I, II.III, IV ,Annapurna Fang, Himchuli. etc
  • Reaching highest altitude of Thorong La Pass 5416m.
  • Visit world highest glacier lake, Tilicho Lake 4919 m
  • Beautiful nature with wide variety of flora and fauna and wild life.
  • Cultural aspect of local people especially Gurung caste along few mix of other new settlements.
  • Relatively easy trip to have your great experience of adventure in Nepal ..

ACT is one of the best trekking route in whole Nepal. It is combination of nature and culture. On the trail, we can have great view of mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Tilicho peak, Nilgiri, of Annapurna range. Mt. Manaslu is also viewed from Manang side of the trip. Chulu East, Chulu West, Pisang peak, Thorong peak, etc. are some peaks seen form Manang. As we cross, good view of Dhaulagiri range can be seen. The change is landscape is drastic after crossing the pass. It is semi-arid region which rivers that brings life to the region. 

This route is also famous for local people. They have different culture and tradition which is completely new to outer world. Although, modernized facilities are still found in the region, there are still huge part where ancient culture of locals can be seen. In this route, there are number of old monasteries and structure that makes everyone amazed. Muktinath is temple where two different religion worship. It is highlight of Nepal's religious tolerance. This route also shares part of routes of various trekking routes like : Manaslu Circuit Trek , Upper Mustang trek 

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Itinerary are in standard format. It is highly customizable with the need of clients. Please fell free to contact us for the customization.

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel (1300m).


Arrival in Kathmandu and pick up and transfer to hotel by office representative. Hang around Thamel on availability of time. Acquire and prepare necessary gear for the trip. Short briefing in evening with welcome dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Drive Kathmandu to Chame(2630 m) via Beshiishar 9-10 hours.


We start our journey with early drive from Kathmandu to Beshishar in 4WD jeep about 5 hours. Till Beshishar its a blacktopped highway. From here then a rough road ,gravel and few bumpy starts for next 4 hours  Reach Chame check in tea house , rest and overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 03

Chame to Pisang (3300 m) 5-6 hours.


After breakfast our trail heads ahead crossing a river near Chame. The trail leads through narrow valley alongside with dense forest of pine. The high wall of steep rocks surrounds the area. The trail climb steep up  after crossing suspension bridge . The scene soaring Paungda Danda a notable for its western rock face that rises dramatically 1,700 m above the Marshyangdi river. Its smooth western face, also known as the Great Wall of Pisang composed of slate rock. We will stay at lower Pisang village. The landscape gradually begins to change after Pisang. It becomes more dusty and rocky on our ahead trail. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 04

Pisang to Manang (3500 m) 4 hours.


The trail goes through dusty, rocky  and dry to Manang. The view of mountains get closer and clear when we reach Manang. Manang is very old settlement of the region. There are two available routes to Manang from Lower Pisang which differ significantly in difficulty. We will follow the road all the way to Manang – an easy and popular notable monuments trail . We can be visible of Annapurna II  and notable mani wall with stones tablet. Reach Manang by 5-6 hours rest and overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 05

Manang: Acclimatization Day


It is highly recommended to have an extra day in Manang for acclimatization. Acclimatization helps body to cope with high altitude gain. Manang has many places to visit on. You can visit nearby Gangapurna Glacier lake, Monastery at top of hill , Milarepa cave, visit to ice lake are some of the activities that can be done in the day. Also the picturesque of spectacular scenery of mountain -Annapurna-II, Annapurna-III (7,555m), Gangapurna (7,454m), to the South – Tilicho (7,132m), and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6,583m) and Chulu East (6,059m) to the North can be easily visible. You can also visit to Himalayan Rescue Association for talk program about high altitude health that held on daily basis. Enjoy surroundings. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahosue
Day 06

Manang to Shree Kharka (4050m) 4 hours.


Today we take a slow gradually trail to Shree Kharka. It would be lunch camp to Shree Kharka. It is short camp because the traveling to Tilicho Base Camp is quite far and difficult to cross. Although, trekking directly to Tilicho Base Camp is also possible. But we recommend to take slow gradually high elevation with enjoying each step of trail and surroundings. Rest and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07

Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140 m) 6 hours.


The trail after Shree Kharka is quite difficult and caution is advised. It is a landslide area. With guide direction we take him follow the path. Trail to Tilicho Base Camp is very steep or physically strenuous. It would be physically exhausting because of narrow path with loose pebbles in path. Reach Tilicho Base Camp with hard and adventure trail . Rest and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 08

Tilicho base camp to Tilicho Lake (4919 m) Back to Shree Kharka(4060 m) 6 hours.


It will long day walk. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach Tilicho Lake. It’s best to start early and reach as soon as possible to get early view of Tilicho Lake and avoid windy. Tilicho Lake is lake located at highest altitude. It gives jaw dropping scenic view. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as world’s highest lake .After spending few time  we will return back back to Shree Kharkha via base camp for staying overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 09

Shree Kharka to Thorong Phedi Camp(4600 m) 7 hours.


The trail from Shree Kharka gradually descend to Jarsoang River and reach the main route of ACT. From here it’s a gradual ascend to Throng Phedi. There are two main lodges in Throng Phedi. Reach around 6-7 hours, rest completely and overnight .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 10

Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3800 m via Thorong La Pass (5416 m) 8-9hours.


The day must start very early from here. It is slow uphill climb till Thorong La Pass It is a mountain pass with an  elevation of 5,416 metres in the Damodar hill. Thorong Ri on the slope of Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang are the mountains forming Thorong La  . There are two tea shops after crossing high camp. It takes 4-5 hours slow ascend to top. From top of pass, many peaks are visible. View of Dhaulagiri mountain range begins to appear too . We spent few minutes click picture and descend steep downhill from the pass. It takes another 4 hours to reach our destination of  Muktinath – the other crossing district Mustang. Muktinath is holy places and belief as the salvation for Hindu and Buddhist. Lots of holy pilgrimage comes here and take a visit.  Overnight .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 11

Muktinath to Jomsom(2720 m) 6 hours.


Muktinath is a very beautiful village in lap of rocky mountain. Its best to start early to Jomsom because high winds will hit the trail every day from noon. Magnificent view of Dhaulagiri range and changing landscape provides amazing experience to the travelers. All though there is Option of driving down to Jomsom  as transportation has already reached to Muktinath with black topped .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 12

Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara via Beni OR Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.


After breakfast we drive back to Pokhara via Beni road. The road are not parallel . Few black topped and few bumpy offroad. We reach Pokhara by 6 hours. flight is alos an option but early in morning only.  The wind condition is unpredictable here and flying is always not possible. If there is flight, it would be easier and will have time in Pokhara for exploring around. After checking-in at our hotel, we may take a rest or visit the Lakeside area in the vicinity of the Fewa Lake.

Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel
Day 13

Fly / Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu Valley.


Today after breakfast we fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the representative of Sherpa Khangri Outdoor will escort you to hotel and enjoy the day in Kathmandu. In evening farewell dinner  will be organized in order to celebrate our successful journey. 

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 14

Transfer to International Airport for final departure.


Journey with us end here. Office representative will take you to International airport for final departure as per schedule requirement. 

Meals: Breakfast

Sherpa Khangri Outdoor takes care of members from the moment they come to Kathmandu. If extra services and  amenities required, please lets us know about it. 

Cost Includes
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 4 star hotel sharing in BB plan.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara 4 star or similar level sharing  in BB plan.
  • Accommodation in sharing during the trekking period.
  • All meals during trekking period.
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
  • Trekking guide and porter(s) .
  • Staff Insurance and Salary.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Chame in private 4WD jeep .
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits, TIMS card .
  • Medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.
Cost Exculdes
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) *only on flight.
  • Extra night accommodation(s) .
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Internet Access wifi during the trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Personal guide if requested.
  • Extra night , trips and sightseeing if extended by unfavorable condition like personal health, natural disaster or road blockade etc..
  • Tips and gratitude for guides and porters.

Our date is fixed. Any customization of itinerary or dates interest of yours, please free to contact us .

Start Date
End Date
Price Per Person
March 15, 2024
March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024
April 14, 2024
April 14, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 1, 2024
May 15, 2024
May 12, 2024
May 30, 2024



    14 Days




    5,416 m


    KTM- 4*hotel Trek period: Teahouse


    Autumn (Mid Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May)


    USD 1425 [2 pax+]