Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek


Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a trendy trekking region in Nepal for adventurous trekkers. It is the most extravagant trek in the Annapurna region with two distant passes, a high altitude lake and imposing views of some of the world’s highest mountains. Ascending is through the lower portion of the Annapurna region before turning into a secluded and craggy valley towards the villages of Nar and Phu. Trekkers slowly climb the trail to allow full adaptation and optimum enjoyment of the Annapurna Circuit ecstasy. Trekkers are pleased with magnificent campsites, secluded villages and an awesome backdrop of peaks. Rugged, adventurous and rewarding, this is Himalayan trekking at its utter best.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek passes through lowland villages of Brahmin and Chhetri to the remote village of Manang and descends the Kali Gandaki Gorge: the deepest gorge in the world. The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers one of the highest passes in the world, Thorung La Pass 5416m, which trekkers can summit without mountaineering. The trail ascends from Manang Village to the Thorung La Pass (5416m). From the pass trekkers enjoy spectacular views of Mustang Peak, the snow-covered giant Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), and the amazing lands of Upper Mustang, a constrained area. After crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m) the trail descends to the Hindus Temple of Muktinath, a famous Hindus pilgrimage with 108 spring water taps and mysterious natural gas fires.

The trail then descends along the edge of the Kali Gandaki River Valley to Jomsom which is a major center for the Mustang District. From Jomsom, a 20 minute scenic flight takes you to another charming town, Pokhara, which offers many tourist sites.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking also offers the amazing scenery of snowy Mt. Manaslu (8187m), Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many more epic peaks. Another attraction of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the Tibetan village of Manang (3500m) where we can observe Buddhist monks worshiping at one of the magnificent monasteries in the area.

Tilicho Lake stands at 4970 m above the sea level and is highest lake in the globe? Lies just south western ridge of Great famous trekking annapurna circuit on the way from Manang. Tilicho is famous trekking destination among tourist, even shadow for all annapurna trekkers because of the remote area, not reliable trekking trail and hard climb.

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Tilicho Lake

What I experienced

Highlights Of the trip

  • March into the rugged heart of the Annapurna range
  • Discover the remote Nar Phu region and cross the Kang La (5100m)
  • Camp at Tilicho Lake (4900m), the highest lake for its size in the world
  • Cross the Mesokanto La for comprehensive views to Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks
  • Enjoy a fully supported camping based trek
  • Throw yourself into Kathmandu and visit the Hindu shrine at Pashupatinath and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath

Tips for travelers booking this holiday

The accommodation and facilities are very basic at times; be prepared not to wash for a few days! Diamox can be useful in treating altitude sickness, but it can also have really unpleasant side effects (not unlike altitude sickness!), so don’t rely on it being the solution.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at airport. Overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Visit and Tour around Kathmandu.
Day 3: Early morning drive to Bensisgar 760 meter.
Day 4: Trek to Boundada 1310 meter.
Day 5: Trek to Tal 1700 meter.
Day 6: Trek to Chame 2670 meter.
Day 7: Trek to Pisang 3200 Meter.
Day 8: Trek to Manang 3540 meter.
Day 9: Acclimatizing day at Manang.
Day 10: Trek to Khangsar 3734 meter.
Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4150 meter.
Day 12: Trek to Khangsar.
Day 13: Trek to Thorang Phedi 4450 meter.
Day 14: Early morning cross snow covered Throng-La Pass 5416 meter.

Overnight at Muktinanth 3798 meter, the temple is famous for Hindus and Buddhist devotees.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2720 meter.
Day 16: Early morning fly to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Early morning fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Departure to airport.

Trekkers in good health should consider the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

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