Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek - 15 Days

Mount Annapurna

Trip Overview

Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the best long treks of Nepal and is highly recommended for trekkers.

Annapurna Round Trekking trail passes through two river valleys formed by River Kali Gandaki and River Marshyangdi. Bask in the glory of towering mountains including Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung.

Pristine turquoise blue Tilicho Lake is encircled by mountains including Nilgiri, Tilicho, Muktinath and Khangsar. Alluring high altitude lakes of Nepal, Tilicho Lake, and Ice Lake are known to leave a lasting impact on its onlookers.

Only those who rise to the challenge of crossing Thorong La Pass will be rewarded with astounding views of Dhaulagiri. Moreover, trek past the deepest gorge on earth, Kali Gandaki Gorge.

Get a glimpse of mountain culture which is influenced by Tibetan culture and traditions.

Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek Route

Round Annapurna Trek itinerary starts and ends in Kathmandu. Annapurna Round Trek from Kathmandu begins with a drive to Jagat.

Enjoy a hike alongside a river and through jungles to Dharapani. Further, tread on a forested ridge and enjoy the stunning views of mountains on your way to Chame.

On day 4 of Round Annapurna Trek you will be trekking to the ancient settlement of Upper Pisang. People of Tibetan ancestry live in Upper Pisang and the village is dotted with traditional monasteries and unique houses.

The trekking route to Manang overlooks the stunning views of Himalayas and you will start to notice a change in the landscape.

You will be leaving pine forest behind while arid hills lie ahead on your Annapurna Round Trek from hereon. Enjoy your acclimatization day in Manang with a hike to a high altitude lake, Ice Lake situated at the height of 4,600 meters.

On day 9 of your Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek you will be trekking to Tilicho Lake via Tilicho Base Camp and retrace your steps back to Siri Kharka. Tilicho Lake is known for the mesmerizing quality surrounded by the high Himalayas.

Walk past farms and pastures to Yak Kharka and enjoy a secluded hike to Phedi. The following day will be one of the high points of your Annapurna Round Trekking as you will be crossing a high pass.

Walk on steep and challenging trail to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and bask in the beauty of Mount Dhaulagiri. Moreover, trek down to the holy temple of Muktinath followed by a trek to Jomsom.

Annapurna Round and Tilicho Lake Trek ends with a flight back to Pokhara. The next day you will be driving back to Pokhara.

Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek Difficulty

Annapurna and Tilicho Trek is popular as Tilicho Lake Trek 15 days and it is graded as a moderate to difficult trek.

Trekking from Jagat at the altitude of 1,300 meters, you will reach the height of 5,416 meters at Throng La Pass.

You will be walking for a maximum of 8 hours and a minimum of 3 hours approx. On average you will be trekking roughly for 6 hours.

An experienced trekker will enjoy Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek in the Himalayas. The route of Annapurna and Tilicho Trek is physical demanding and a moderately fit person who can hike for several hours can do the trek. However, there isn’t any technical climbing involved.

Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Jagat (1,300m/4,264ft)
Duration: 7-8 Hours (211 km) drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Dharapani (1,860m/6,101ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek to Chame (2,660m/8,725ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Upper Pisang (3,300m/10,824ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Manang (3,540m/ 11,612ft) via Ngawal
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 6
Day 6

Manang: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Ice lake (4,600m/15,088ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 7
Day 7

Trek to Siri Kharka (4,060m/13,317ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 8
Day 8

Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150m/13,612ft):
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Siri Kharka (4,060m/13,317ft) visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,138 ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,284ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek to Phedi (4,525m/14,842ft)
Walking Distance: 3-4 hours trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,765ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 13
Day 13

Trek to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) via Lupra
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 14
Day 14

Fly back to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 25 minutes flight

Day 15
Day 15

Drive from Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km) drive

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Annapurna Round with Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,416m/17,765ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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