Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake from Pokhara takes you across the most beautiful parts of Annapurna Region.
Experience the incredible Himalayan landscape – from lush green hills to arid desert like pockets and frozen, snow-covered trails. Walk through ancient villages and immerse yourself in unique mountain cultures. Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, stay in Bhotia villages where time seems to stand still and hike through stunning high-altitude mountain lakes.
The highlight of your trek is your unforgettable trip to Tilicho Lake, which at 4,920 meters is one of the highest lakes in the world.
The challenging traverse through the Thorong La pass will test your physical as well as mental strength. At the pass you will be staring at peaks on the Tibetan side lying right across the high mountain pass.
Descend to the sacred shrine of Muktinath and get a rare insight of the co-existence of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs.
Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Route
Start your incredible Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake 13 days trek with a drive from Pokhara to Dharapani, the trailhead.
The lush green forests, waterfalls and rivers disappear as you climb higher past the treeline. With the change in landscape, you discover a change in the lifestyle and culture of the people.
While in the lowlands you encounter Gurungs and Magars who follow Hindu religion, higher up you will find Bhotia villages with customs and traditions that seem more Tibetan.
Trekking route to Tilicho Lake goes past the villages of Chame, Pisang and Manang where the atmosphere is more like a Tibetan highland village. An extra day at Manang will give you the opportunity to visit Ice Lake with close up views of Chulu East.
The crossing of Thorong La (5,416m), the highest point of your trek, will prove to be the most challenging part of your Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek.
You descend down to the Kali Gandaki valley and stop at the sacred shrine of Muktinath, an important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Kali Gandakai gorge is the deepest gorge in the world and river is a rich source of ‘Shaligrams’ or ammonite fossils.
You descend down to the Thakkali town of Jomsom and catch a flight to Pokhara. The flight filled with inspiring views of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu proves to be the perfect finale of your grand Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake itinerary.
Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Difficulty
Tilicho and Thorong La pass trek is graded moderate to difficult.
This Tilicho Lake trekking is for people who have some experience in high altitude trekking or hiking. One needs to be physically fit and healthy to do this trek.
The most challenging portion of the Tilicho Thorong La Trek is the crossing of the high mountain pass of Thorong La (5,416m).
Though difficult, no technical climbing is involved. Maximum hours spent walking during your Around Annapurna trek is 8 hours and minimum 3 hours.
On average you will be walking for about 5 to 6 hours each day.