Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Trek is a circumnavigation around the Annapurna region to explore the dramatic landscapes, enjoy the sublime beauty, and experience the sheer wilderness. Besides the spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Chule peak, and Tukuche peak, a visit to the highest Altitude Lake, Tilicho is a major highlight of this trek. Furthermore, the attractive Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples, mesmerizing sunrise viewpoints, relaxing hot springs, meandering rivers, and streams keep you amazed at every bend and turn of the trail.
Your exciting journey starts with the sightseeing of UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu, followed by a picturesque drive to Syange. The trek begins from Syange along the bank of the Marsayangdi River to reach Dharapani. The trail then treads up to the village of Manang via Chame and Pisang. After an acclimatization day at Manang, you walk past Siri Kharka to visit the turquoise lake Tilicho lying at the base of the Tilicho peak.
Retracing your steps to Siri Kharka, you join the trail to Thorang La pass. After crossing the widest mountain pass in Nepal, you drive to Tatopani from Muktinath to begin the second part of the trek. A gentle walk through the hills of Ghar Khola and Ghorepani takes you to Poon hill from where you can enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas. You follow the descending trail to Nayapul and drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
This is a challenging trek leading up to the high mountain passes. However, you will acclimatize at certain places to get comfortable with your surroundings. The climate in the high mountains cis unpredictable. Hence, the itinerary may change slightly according to the situation. Like many other trekking trails in Nepal, spring and autumn are the best seasons to go for this trek. You will require a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for this trek.
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Today, you’ll spend your day sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is famous for the ancient cultural heritages and Newari culture and cuisines. The guided tour starts with an excursion to the UNESCO heritage site which includes
Besides, you can enjoy the unique Newari cuisines and other street foods while roaming around Kathmandu. In the evening, we’ll have a short orientation session to brief you about the trek and things to consider during your stay in Nepal.