Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 16 Days

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 16 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 160–260km /100-161miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 16 Days
Max. Altitude 5,416m at Thorung la high pass
Meals Included Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code dwt50
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Kathmandu to Jagat via Besisahar, & Muktinath to Tatopani by Public transportation, Birethanti to Pokhara by private transportation, Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
Grade Challenging

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is one of the most rewarding treks in the Annapurna region that lets you experience Himalayan flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes, holy temples & monasteries, stunning waterfalls, varied climate regions, diverse culture, high passes, deep gorges, and the Tilicho Lake (one of the world's highest lakes).

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

  • Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meter
  • Tilicho Lake (4,949m) - one of the highest lakes in the world
  • Blue sheep at Yak Kharka
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Relaxing in Tatopani hot springs
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
  • Muktinath - a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Manang district and embrace the beauty of the place
  • Barge Monastery - the largest monastery in the Manang district

Benefits of Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek with DWT

  • Free Airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel on a private transport
  • Pulse oximeters to monitor blood oxygen saturation at high altitudes to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks
  • Free excess baggage storage service during the trek
  • Medical Kit
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own

Comprehensive Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake (& Thorong La Pass)

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a beautiful trek combination in the Annapurna region. The Tilicho Lake (4,919m / 16,138ft), one of the world's highest lakes, and Thoronga La Pass (5,416m/17769ft) are two major highlights of this trek.

This trek allows you to see more than a dozen of glorious mountains - Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), and Tilicho peak (7,134m).

This trek allows you to pass through several climatic regions, and the vegetation changes accordingly. You will be passing through paddy fields, subtropical forests, glacial zones, and rural farmlands. In the highlands, you might encounter high-altitude animals - such as blue sheep, snow leopards, and yaks. The natural hot springs bring diverse people enjoying the warm baths together. Similarly, Muktinath Temple, as a common sacred site between Hindus and Buddhists, brings two religions together.  

Another important part of this trek is Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17769ft), one of the highest passes in the world. The views from the Thorong La Pass are mind-blowing. 

Your trek starts from an early morning bus ride from Kathmandu to Besishar and then to Jagat while enjoying the views of beautiful villages, terraced farms, and mountain region views. 

The actual trek starts from Jagat (1,300m/4,265ft) and ends at Dharapani (1,860m/6,200ft) on the second day. The third trek starts from Dharapani to Chame (2,610m/8,890ft) - the headquarter of the Manang district. From the way, you will get to enjoy incredible views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna III. After spending a night at Chame, we will head to Pisang (3,115m/10,200ft), through the trial that lets us see the Paungda Danda Rock face.

The fifth-day journey takes us from Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,300ft). From the path, you will see Tibetan-style settlements and amazing high peaks including Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak. We will be spending a day in Manang acclimatizing, and then we head to Siri Kharka (4,060m/13,320ft) the next day. 

On our eighth day, from Siri Kharka, we trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150m/13,583ft) and spend the night there. The next day will be special as we will reach majestic Tilicho Lake, also called "The Great Ice Lake" itself. From Tilicho Lake, you can enjoy the fantastic views of pristine lake water and superb snow-capped high mountains that are incomparable to anywhere in the world. Tilicho Himal, Annapurna Range, and Nilgiri Himal surround Tilicho Lake as if they are hiding nature's gems. After reaching Tilicho Lake, we will return to Siri Kharka to spend the night.

The following morning we wake up at Siri Kharka and start our trek to Yak Kharka (4,060m/13,020ft) - the destination for this day. Yak Kharka is famous for its blue sheep, and if the time is right, you can even see a snow leopard. We will spend a night at Yak Kharka, and on our eleventh day, we will reach Thorong Phedi - a small settlement optimally placed for successful Thorong La Hi-Pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) crossing. If the situation is favorable at Thorong Phedi, we might trek to High Camp for the night.

To prepare for Thorong La Hi-Pass crossing, we wake up very early in the morning at Thorong Phedi and push against the icy air and high-altitude fatigue to reach Thorong La Pass. From the Thorong La Pass, you will see the Himalayas stretch up north to Tibet and the Annapurna mountains to your south. We will cross the Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath(3,760m/12,623ft) - a Buddhist and Hindu holy site. By the time we reach Muktinath, we will be tired, so we will be spending the night at Muktinath.

After a night at Muktinath, we will take local transport to Tatopani(1,200m/3,940ft). On the way, we will be passing Jomsom - a bustling market in this region. Tatopani means hot water in Nepali, and at Tatopani, you will get a chance to take a dip in the naturally warm water.

Another popular destination for this trek is the viewpoint - Poon Hill (3,210m/10,525 ft) , but to get to Poon Hill, we start at Tatopani and head to Ghorepani through Sikha and Chitre village. We will stay at the Ghorepani for the night, and the following morning, we head to Poon Hill to see the dawn breaking at the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. After seeing the early sunrise from Poon Hill, we will drive to Pokhara - the tourist capital of Nepal. In Pokhara, you will be staying at a hotel with all the modern amenities. 

On the sixteenth day, you will be taking a tourist bus to Kathmandu, where your trek will come to an end. But by then, the experiences that you will have gained on this trek, the determination that helped you succeed will influence how you think for years to come. 

This package covers a local bus ride from Kathmandu to Banisher or Bhulbhule, but for an extra cost, your can book private transport. Similarly, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu at your own expense. We also request our guests to arrive in Kathmandu before 3 pm, one day earlier, to take part in the trip briefing. The trip briefing provides you time to recheck things you require while setting your trek expectations.

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m / 2492ft) to Jagat (1,300m / 4,265ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (175km / 108miles) 9-10 hrs
    Highest Altitude 1,300m / 4,265ft

    Early morning we drive from Kathmandu for about 6-7 hours (190 km) to the Besishar. On the way, you can see beautiful villages, farms, fast-flowing rivers, and glimpses of mountain ranges. As we will be taking a local bus, we might face some unplanned traffic, and there is a chance that we might not reach Besishar on time to catch a local bus to Jagat - our destination for the day. However, to avoid such delays, you can take a private car/jeep to Jagat for an extra cost.

    • Overnight stay at Tibet Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Jagat (1,300 m / 4,265ft) to Dharapani (1,860m / 6,200ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15km / 9.3miles
    Highest Altitude 1,860m / 6,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    After breakfast, we begin the 2nd day of our trip. First, we leave Jagat, cross a suspension bridge, and reach Tal Village. At Tal, you can witness several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. However, we will continue the journey that takes us through barley, rice, and potato fields leading us to Kodo - one of the biggest villages in Manang Valley. But, we will continue our trek, and after crossing a suspension bridge, we climb to stone Kani to finally reach Dharapani, where we will be spending the night.

    • Overnight stay at Heaven Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Dharapani (1,860m / 6,200ft) to Chame (2,610m / 8,890ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.5km / 9.6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,610m / 8,890ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Today's trek takes us through a forest with pine, fir, oak, and maple trees, eventually taking us to Chame, the district headquarter of Manang district. You will find yourself surrounded by the green forests, and over you, you will see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We will also stop by small hot springs and relax for a while, and if you want, you can take a dip in these hot springs.

    • Overnight stay at Tilicho Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Chame (2,610m / 8,890ft) to Pisang (3,115m / 10,200ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.2km / 8.2miles
    Highest Altitude 3,115m / 10,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    We walk through a steep and narrow valley to catch the views of Paungda Danda Rock Face - a curved rock face rising 1500m from the Marshyandi River. From here, you will also see clear views of Annapurna II in the south and Pisang Peak in the northeast. 

    After viewing the Paungda Danda Rock Face, we descend to the Manang Valley floor, eventually reaching Pisang- our destination for the day.

    • Overnight stay at New Trekkers Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Pisang (3,115m / 10,200ft) to Manang (3,540m / 11,300ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.6miles
    Highest Altitude 3,540m / 11,300ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    We leave Pisang behind and trek on the upper trails of  Pisang via Geru. This path offers outstanding north face views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Pisang Peak. Since we are ascending, you will feel the air turn cold, dry, and harsh. Even in this harsh environment, you will find Tibetan-style settlements, and we will not miss visiting the Barge Monastery - the largest monastery in Manang. 

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Singi (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

    By reaching Manang, we will have gained a lot of elevation, and our body needs time to adjust to high altitudes, so we will stop at Manang for a day. 

    We will use this day to explore Manang.  In the early morning, we hike up to Gangapurna Lake / Ice Lake, and during the day, we will enjoy the outstanding views of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. Of course, you can also explore the Manang village. Most trekkers visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraga village to learn about Acute Mountain Sickness, its symptoms, and ways to prevent it. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan Singi (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Trek from Manang (3,540m / 11,300ft) to Siri Kharka (4,060m / 13,320ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7. 4miles
    Highest Altitude 4,060m / 13,320ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    The trek from Manang to Siri Kharka is an easier one. We take the upper route that leads down to a river, which we will cross, and then continue on a path that takes us through the coniferous forests. After walking for about three hours, we reach Tibetan settlement Khangsar, but we will continue our journey forward to reach Shiri Kharka. On the trails, we will get to see gorgeous views of Gungang Himal and Mt.Chulu. 

    • Overnight stay in Siri Kharka
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Siri Kharka (4,060m / 13,320ft) to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150m / 13,583ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8km / 4.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,150m / 13,583ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    On our eighth day, we will leave Siri Kharka in the morning and trek towards Tilicho Base Camp. The path should be easy, but it passes through landslide-prone areas. From the trails, we get to enjoy the impressive rock formations along with magnificent snow peaks - including Tilicho Peak. 

    • Overnight stay at a Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m / 16,138ft) then back to Siri Kharka (4,060m / 13,320ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11 km / 6.8miles
    Highest Altitude 4,920m / 16,138ft
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    This is one of the special days of the trek as we will be viewing Tilicho Lake itself. But we start our day early in the morning at Tilicho Base Camp to avoid afternoon wind. The path is quite steep, and after laboring for two to three hours, we will reach Tilicho Lake - one of the highest lakes in the world. A well-known French expedition team referred to Tilicho Lake as The Great Ice Lake. Tilicho lake sits surrounded by the majestic peaks - Tilicho Himal, Annapurna Range, and Nilgiri Himal. After enjoying the views of Tilicho Lake, we retrace our path back to Siri Kharka, where we will be spending our night.

    • Overnight stay in Siri Kharka
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek from Siri Kharka (4,060m / 13,320ft) to Yak Kharka (4,060m / 13,020ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.4km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude (4,060m / 13,020ft)
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    From Siri Kharka, we descend to the uninhabited Khangsar Village. On the way, we pass Tare Gumba, a thousand-year-old monastery, but our journey continues following a rock wall that takes us out of Khangsar and leads us to Thorong Khola Valley and finally to Yak Kharka. From Yak Kharka, you can get glorious views of the Annapurna mountain ranges. If you are lucky, you may also get sight of blue sheep or even a snow leopard. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Gangapurna
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Trek from Yak Kharka (4,060m / 13,020ft) to Thorong Phedi (4,525m / 14,525ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 4,525m / 14,525ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    You need to walk uphill from Yak Kharka to reach Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is the last village that comes before the Thorong La Pass. While walking uphill, you will get to see mesmerizing views of several mountains - including Gudang, Syagang, Khatungkan, and Throrug Peak.

    • Overnight stay at Thorong High Camp Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m / 14,525ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m / 12,623ft) via Thorong La High Pass (5,416m / 17,756ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15.6km / 9.6miles
    Highest Altitude 5,416m / 17,756ft
    Trek Duration 9 hrs

    Today's trek will be the most challenging part of this trip, as we will be crossing Thorong La Pass - one of the highest passes in the world. It is also the highest point of the trek. To avoid the afternoon wind, we wake up at Thorong Phedi at 3 am and push ourselves against high altitude and icy air.

    When you reach the Thorong La Pass, just by seeing the incredible scenery, you will feel that nature has paid back your efforts handsomely. From here, you can see the Himalayan peaks extending to Tibet in the north, and if you look back, you will see Annapurna standing proud and tall. 

    We descend from Thorong La Pass to reach Muktinath - a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhist name for Muktinath is Chumig Ghasa which means Hundred Waters in Tibetan. And, of course, Muktinath hosts 108 stone sprouts through which flows the icy cold water of Kali Gandaki. In addition to the water sprouts, you will also see the eternal flame at Muktinath, which has been burning there for more than 2000 years.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Town House Muktinath (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Drive from Muktinath (3,760m / 12,623ft) via Jomsom to Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (113km / 70miles) 6-7
    Highest Altitude 3,760m / 12,623ft

    After a holy visit to Muktinath Temple, we continue our journey, this time in a local bus that takes us to Tatopani. The drive is pretty rough, full of twists and turns, in a region that is home to the world's deepest gorges. Our path will take us through the bustling Jomsom Bazaar and finally to Tatopani - known for natural hot springs. Before the night sets in, it would make great sense to enjoy a bath in these hot springs.

    • Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day 14

    Trek from Tatopani (1200m / 3,940ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 2,860m / 9,385ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    On our fourteenth day, we ascend to Ghorepani, through ethnic Sikha and Chitre village. We will be passing through the lush rhododendron, birch, and magnolia forests to reach Ghorepani, which sits on top of a ridge. During the blooming season, the rhododendrons add pink and bright red colors to the entire forest.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft), trek to Birethanti (1,039m / 3,250ft)- then drive to Pokhara via Nayapul

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,210m / 10,525ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs
    Driving hours 2 hrs

    Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints in the world. So, early in the morning, we wake up at Ghorepani and climb up a steep trail for about an hour to see the magnificent views of dawn breaking on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. From here, you will also see Mustang and Pokhara in addition to over 20 high mountains. Poon Hill, with its glorious beauty, provides a favorite venue for photographers, and we will not miss the chance of clicking some pictures here. After spending some time at Poon Hill, we will descend to Birethanti, from where we will take a bus to Pokhara via Nayapul. 

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch)
  16. day 16

    Drive from Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,450ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (200km/ 124miles) - 6-7hrs

    On our sixteenth day, after breakfast, we will take a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu. You may also choose to return by a 25-minute flight (not included in the package) for an extra cost. Our trek package completes at Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking will also host a farewell dinner at Kathmandu later in the day.

    We hope, by completing this trek, you will have formed lifelong memories. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included in my Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek Package?

  • Public transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat(trek start) and Muktinath to Tatopani
  • Private transport from Birethanti (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu on a tourist bus
  • Breakfast and a night accommodation (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Total 14 nights of accommodation. Eight nights room with attached bathroom at Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang(2N) Muktinath, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. Six nights standard room at Jagat, Siri Kharka(2N), Tilicho Base Camp, Yak Kharka, and Thorang Phedi during the trek
  • All standard meals (15 Lunches, 14 Dinners, and 16 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed, experienced trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide for 12 or more trekkers. Porters to carry luggage (One porter for 2 trekkers, 9 kg luggage weight limit for each trekker. One porter will carry no more than 18 kg.)
  • Guides and porters expenses - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and equipment costs.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government taxes, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir -a company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
What is excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (15 days - US$25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per person.)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journe
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, hot drinks (tea, coffee), cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which must cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances out of control like landscape, unfavorable weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety, illness, government policy changes, political instability, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included in my Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek Package?" will be counted as excluded

Official Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Map

Route Map

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Gears

Depending on the trekking season, you will need to adjust your clothing and equipment. However, is a list of items you need during the trek. We urge you to bring only the essentials.  

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that has been worn

  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant/ floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Tilicho Lake Trek | Thorong La Pass | Package Info

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking conducts Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake treks, according to Nepal Tourism Board Guidelines paying attention to safety.

In addition to geographical safety, Discovery World Trekking ensures trekkers' safety in the following ways.

  • Our guides are Intensive Wilderness First Aid trained
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience 
  • We use high-quality sanitizers, masks & gloves 
  • We recheck food & accommodation for hygiene

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek In Nepal

Before starting Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 pm one day earlier and take part in the trip briefing. You will return to your hotel for the night. 
On the trip departure day, early in the morning, we take a local bus for approximately 8-9 hours to and reach Jagat Village - the starting point of our Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek. 

Local Transportation (Kathmandu to Besisahar, then to Jagat, Muktinath to Tatopani ) is included in the package. A private jeep is available for an extra cost.

Free Airport Transfer Service from Tribhuvan International Airport

We provide free airport to the hotel transfer on arrival and vice-a-versa on departure for trekkers who have booked trekking with us. Discovery World Trekking representative will be present at the Tribhuvan International Airport holding a pamphlet with your name. As a welcome gesture, they will present you with a Marigold Garland or Khada, and take you to your hotel on private transport.

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Accommodation

The 16 days trek includes fifteen nights lodge to lodge stay at the best accommodations available in trekking regions and one night at Pokhara hotel. 

We provide eight nights room with an attached bathroom at Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang ( 2N), Muktinath, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. You will spend six nights in standard rooms at Jagat, Siri Kharka(2N), Tilicho Base Camp, Yak Kharka, and Thorong Phedi during the trek (Twin Sharing room).

The package includes a one-night hotel stay in Pokhara in a room with an attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.

For solo trekkers, we provide a single private room with an attached bathroom in available lodges and a single private room at other places.

You may require two nights hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek, but the package does not include this. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in trekking regions.

Breakfast | Dinner | Lunch included in Annapurna Circuit Trek Package

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek takes place at high elevations near the world's highest peaks. Hence, you will need nutritious food. We ensure you get nutritious and hygenic food throughout the journey. However, the meal options are limited compared to cities.

We will provide you with 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, and 14 Dinners during the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Sixteen breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, and Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Fifteen lunches - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Fourteen dinners - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks, Steaks, etc

We select lodges that offer fresh, hygenic, tasty, and nutritious food. Menu items include traditional, Asian and Western cuisine, but as we go up menu gets shorter.  

We highly recommend fresh vegetables and lots of liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must) at high altitudes. 

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available at trek regions, we do not recommend them for quality concerns. We also encourage you to avoid dairy items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

Note- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara are not included in the package.

All Personal Bills (alcoholic drinks, Hot (tea, coffee), and Cold Drinks) in tea houses/ Lodges or cafes except standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Best time

The weather is the decisive factor for the Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek. Trekking is possible throughout the year, but some seasons are better than others. Spring and autumn seasons with clear skies, pleasant temperature, and no rain or clouds allow spectacular views.

Discovery World Trekking organizes Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake throughout the year.

The trek is challenging in winter due to cold temperatures and snowfalls in high altitudes. Similarly, Nepal experiences monsoon during summer, so the trails can be slippery. However, some trekkers are attracted to challenges and enjoy their Annapurna Circuit Trip in summer and winter. 

The exact temperature and weather conditions change from place to place, but here is a brief description of weather in high elevations in the Annapurna Trekking regions.

March to May (Spring )

Spring is a perfect time for Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake as the temperature is mild, the rainfall is low, and the skies are clear allowing great views. Thousands of people trek in the Annapurna region during this time. 

The mean daily temperature in the high elevation ranges from 8°C to 0°C. Lower regions are even warmer, making it comfortable for the trek.

June to August (Summer)

June to August is a summer season in Nepal, but it coincides with the monsoon (rainy season). The temperature is quite high and very favorable, but still, the trails will be wet and slippery.

Monsoon begins from the end of June and lasts up to the second week of August. At high elevations, the temperature ranges from 10°C to 23°C during the day, but nights are cooler at 5°C to 10°C. Even in this season, the mornings are generally cloud-free, but clouds appear in the afternoon and retreat at night. Because of the rain, various plants bloom, and the whole environment in the trekking region looks green and lovely.

September to November (Autumn)

Autumn (September, October, November) attracts travelers around the world to Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, clear skies, and low precipitation make autumn a wonderful trekking season.

Monsoon will be over by early September, and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures, at high altitudes, can reach up to 20°C, the nights are cooler, with temperatures around 5°C. 

During this season, the greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies. The fields are full of ripening grains, the environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. Moreover, the two biggest Hindu festivals - Dashain and Tihar - also fall during this season.

December to February (Winter)

Winter (December - February) Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake treks are moderately popular. During this time, high altitudes at Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake can get as cold as -10°C.

The coldest time is from late December through early February. After late February, the temperature gradually rises to -5°C. Despite being cold, the skies during this season are usually clear; mountain views are at their best, and the trials are least busy. New trekkers might find the path challenging, but experienced trekkers can enjoy their trek to the fullest.

Weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes quickly. The day temperatures can be vastly different than night temperatures.

Acclimatization

Annapurna Circuit Trekking with Tilicho Lake includes one day rest in Manang for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if you ignore the symptoms. We have designed our itinerary for slow and steady ascending so that your body can adapt to the new altitude.

All our trekking leaders (guides) have extensive first aid training, and we urge you to inform your guide at first signs of the symptoms. Our crew carries oximeters to monitor your oxygen level to detect early signs of altitude sickness. 

Your trek leader or guide will also suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water every day. The only cure for acute altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Your group leader has the ultimate authority to stop your ascent based on team members' conditions. 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake hike is a challenging trek. The hiking generally lasts for 4 to 7 hrs a day, with regular breaks to soak in the stunning mountain views. 

Trek routes on Annapurna involve long climbs, steep descents, and straight-forward roads. Past hiking experience would be an added advantage, but no technical experience and skills are necessary. 

Trekkers who can hike 5 to 6 hours a day reasonably can complete Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake. Please remember that trekking at higher altitudes is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. 

Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks before the trip enhances your stamina, and the fitter you are, the more enjoyable your trekking experience will be.

To join the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake, you need to be healthy with normal physical fitness and a good dose of positive attitude, self-confidence, and determination. 

Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking in Group | Solo Trip | Backpackers

We organize groups as well as private treks. Group discounts are available based on your team size. The bigger your team is, the more discount you will get. Please view our price list for details. Just click on the - we offer group discount -on your right.

However, if Discovery World Trekking assembles the group, you will not be eligible for discounts. 

We can handle all group sizes. Your group will consist of a group leader, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more. 

Regular Annapurna Circuit Trek Activity

A typical day at Annapurna Circuit Trek starts early morning with a hot cup of tea/coffee. After breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the walk. 

After trekking for three to four hours, we will stop for lunch, followed by an hour of rest, and then continue to our destination.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter (about two to three hours). Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food.

We will use our free time before dinner to explore nearby places. After dinner, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you can enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards or watch mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners learn common Nepali words from our crew or read books before going to bed.

Communication on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

During the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek, you can use internet service on lodges for an extra charge. However, at high altitudes, we will use a phone to communicate. Discovery World Trekking office will be in contact with all trek groups at least once via team leader for safety. 

Based on the network you use, you might get mobile signals at high altitudes, but they may not be strong enough. However, you can easily buy a local sim card in Kathmandu for better connectivity.

Wi-Fi is available in trek lodges for an extra cost.

Electricity, water on the trek

Throughout the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake trek regions, you will get electricity for camera or mobile phone recharge for an extra cost.

Similarly, you can buy packed mineral water from local lodges or en route shops or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. Discovery World Trekking can provide you with pills to make water drinkable. 

You should not drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells in trekking regions because the water may not be drinkable.

Extra personal expenses during the trek

Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves. Kathmandu offers all kinds of hotels/lodges for different price ranges to cater to individual tastes. 

All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money to cover meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, lunch and dinner in Pokhara, visa fees, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea, coffee), cold drinks, tips for crew members, souvenirs, etc. 

We recommend you to bring cash (major currencies) that you can exchange for Nepalese Rupees. Trekking regions accept only Nepali Rupees. 

Travel insurance for Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek is a challenging journey with potential high altitude sickness and other unforeseen events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide, or sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is compulsory for booking the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. Your policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you based on our clients' experiences, but we do not sell insurance policies. 

We request all trekkers to send their detailed insurance policy once they book for trekking. In emergencies, we will use the insurance policy and informational documents that you sent us for a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that your insurance covers mountain rescue service at the highest trek elevation in addition to health expenses.

Please do not solely rely on what insurance companies say on their website. Call them and make sure they cover helicopter -rescue at altitudes up to 6000m, along with all medical expenses.

Tourist Visa | Visa on Arrival | Nepal Visa Information

Citizens from most countries get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or in specific government offices along Indian or Tibetan borders.

You can find more information about visas at www.immigration.gov.np. 

For visa application, you will need a passport that is valid for at least six months, one passport-size photo, and a visa fee. The current visa fee is  US$50(to be paid in cash) for a 30-day stay.  

We recommend you to allocate 1-2 days extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. 

The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa.

Indian citizens do not need a visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a free visa.

On-arrival visas might not be available for citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of any of these countries, contact your local Nepalese embassy. 

Currency Exchange | USD to NPR | Pound to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = Approx Rs.120 NPR)

You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel.

Money exchanges display their currency exchange rates visibly. If you have Indian Rupee notes, please remember that only INR 100 and 2,000 Notes are legal in Nepal. 

We advise you to bring cash (major currencies) to avoid lengthy processes and high bank commission rates. You can also withdraw Nepali Rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel. Most of the ATMs are open round the clock. If you use a foreign card, you can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for Rs. 500 as a processing fee.

Banks and financial institutions impose a service fee of about four percent or more for their money exchange service.

Major banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new and clean notes.

How much luggage can I bring during Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek?

The package includes a 9 kg luggage limit for each trekker. We will assign one porter for two trekkers, and the porters will not carry more than 18kg of luggage. You might need to bring a backpack for your essentials. We recommend you leave your extra luggage in your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store (for free).

During the trip briefing, which we organize one day before the trip departure, we will recheck all essentials (luggage, equipment, gear, etc.).

Responsible travel in Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time

As an eco-tour company, we understand that our actions may cause detrimental effects to the environment in the trekking regions. So, we try hard to limit such actions and recommend you not to litter carelessly.

Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that benefit the locals and trekkers.

Discovery World Trekking Hiking Team

Our trained, well-experienced, and government-licensed guides/Sherpas will accompany you throughout your trek. Porters will be carrying your luggage, but they will carry no more than 18 kg combined weight. For every two trekkers, we assign one porter. If you require, we can arrange more porters too.

Our crew members are local people born and raised in high Himalayan regions who can easily endure at high altitudes. All our staff members are valuable to us. So, in addition to salary, we also cover their insurance, clothing, food, lodging, and equipment costs. Discovery World Trekking believes that only a happy person can make others happy. Hence, we try hard to keep our staff happy.

Our team members have

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Fluency speaking English and another major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock Climbing Experience

Tipping in Nepal

Nepali culture accepts tipping. Tipping is at the trekker’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided. We encourage you to pay tips as a group at the end of the trek.

100% Secure Booking

Discovery world trekking is a Nepal government-registered and bonded Trek and Tour operator. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book treks/trips/expeditions with Discovery World Trekking with 100% confidence.

We require 10% as a booking advance. After booking a trip, send us other necessary documents such as passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and flight details within a week of booking the trip.

You can pay through bank transfer, Western Union, or online directly from our website. You can pay the remaining trek cost in cash, through bank transfer or credit card after arriving in Nepal. We will also forward payment details in your email. 

Last-minute booking

It is best to book trips in advance, but for those unable to do so, Discovery World Trekking provides a last-minute booking facility. Last-minute booking requires you to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departure date. 

Though Discovery World Trekking tries its best to conduct trips as scheduled, there is a small chance of delay due to circumstances beyond our control. Sometimes the weather might not be good enough, or the lodges in trekking regions might not be vacant. 

For more information, contact Paul at 977- 9840055491 or [email protected].

Trip Extension

After complete of Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trekking, If you have extra days in Nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley, sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway. Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek, and much more!

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If you have extra days, after completing the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, you have many options. We can arrange Kathmandu valley or Nagarkot sightseeing tours. Similarly, you can go on a Chitwan jungle safari trip, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or another trek.

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Tilicho Lake Trek Company Reviews

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The Experience was Amazing! Annapurna Circuit with tilicho lake Trekking

Matthew Wilso
5 - Excellent
03/04/2019

I signed up for the 16 day Annapurna Circuit Trek with lake Tilicho. It was an unforgettable experience where I saw the full range of rainforest to snow at Thorong La pass. Shawn Deep and Maansing were great and kept me safe in the mountains and were a bundle of fun. We had an enjoyable time on the trail and they were professional in carrying out their duties. Had heavy snow fall at Sree Kharka which made visiting the lake dangerous, so my guide made the correct decision to alter the route. I also made same last minute decision to alter the itinerary due to some personal reasons and they were very accommodating to make the necessary changes.My first trip to Nepal but definitely not the last. Discovery World Trekking made it an wonderful experience.

Trip of a lifetime

Julia M
5 - Excellent
06/02/2017

I just returned from an Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek organized by Discovery World Trekking. From my first communication with the owner, Paul, to my trek with Dol, the team at Discovery World went above and beyond to create a truly exceptional experience. Paul answered all of my logistical questions and helped me make local arrangements, all with a positive supportive attitude that made me much more confident in my decision to come to Nepal alone. On the trail, Dol patiently and cheerfully answered all of my questions and shared his culture with me. He was also very responsive and flexible, suggesting changes to the itinerary that I might enjoy and accommodating my requests as they came up. He even carried my sleeping bag for me on a couple of the toughest days! The trek itself was gorgeous, and we had great weather given that I was there during monsoon season (few clouds and almost no rain!). Tilicho lake and the Thorong La pass were definite highlights! This team is truly committed to making sure each client has the best experience possible, and they have a ton of experience and know what works. I've done a lot of trekking in many different countries, and the organization and personal attention I saw on this trek were second to none. Discovery World is an awesome local company, and the obvious choice if you're coming to Nepal to go trekking. I'm already looking forward to reconnecting with them in a couple of years to trek to Everest Base Camp!

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

kate
5 - Excellent
07/29/2018

The scenery and views throughout this trek were simply incredible not to mention the organisation of the trek by Paul, and his staff (our guide, Sundeep and porter, Probin). The organisation of what to pack, accomodation, transport, food and briefings were well planned from before the trek commenced throughout and until the day after it finished.Our guide, Sundeep, was very knowledgeable and was able to explain and elaborate of aspects of Nepalese culture that we weren't aware of and identify mountains we'd only ever seen on a map. Nothing seemed too hard for them, with rests and encouragement provided the whole way to get us through some of the toughest days.After not seriously trekking for before for a longer period of time, this was certainly the most challenging trek I have ever done. But after having completed this trek, the sense of achievement is one of the most amazing feelings.I would highly recommend trekking through Nepal with Discovery World Trekking and getting in contact with Paul. Can't wait to book another trek in the near future with this company again.

FAQ’s

How long is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You can complete Annapurna Circuit Trek in anywhere between 10 to 27 days. 

What Annapurna Circuit Trek Packages are available?

Discovery World Trekking provides the following Annapurna Circuit packages.

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 days
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek - 14 days 
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base Camp- 27 days
  •  Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 16 days
  • Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking - 9 days  
  • Annapurna Trek - 20 days

Please call us at +9779840055491 for more information.

What is the best time to trek Annapurna Circuit?

The best time to trek Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is in spring (March- June) or autumn (September - November) due to favorable temperature and clear views.

However, Discovery World Trekking conducts Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake throughout the year. 

What is the weather condition and temperature at Annapurna Circuit Trek?

 

Month DayNightWeather
March to May 18-22 °C 8-10 °C Crystal clear views, colorful blossoms of rhododendron and other wildflowers 
June to August 20-25°C 10-12 °C Favorable for northern areas of Annapurna trails 
September 18-22 °C 8-12 °C Most favorable time 
October to November 15 °C 7-8 °C Clear Blue skies, least haze, fresh and vitalized natural vegetation 
December to February 7-12 °C 2-8 °C A low number of trekkers on the trails, picturesque landscapes 

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry combined 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). 

What documents do I need for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You need to submit the following documents via email after the advance payment.

  • A copy of your passport
  • Passport size photos
  • Flight details
  • Copy of travel insurance (Must cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the booking and payment method for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You need to pay 10% of the trip cost in advance and the rest after arriving in Nepal. We accept Credit Cards, but you will be charged an extra amount as a service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you pay in cash. We accept all major currencies.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

I usually get altitude sickness. Is there a way to avoid it?

Discovery World Trekking has well-trained team members to deal with altitude sickness. Our team members carry oximeters to monitor the oxygen level at high altitudes to detect early symptoms. In emergencies, we deploy rescue helicopters, but your insurance must cover the costs. However, you can reduce the chances of altitude sickness by:

  • Cutting off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items
  • Drinking at least 4 liters of water a day
  • Trekking slowly
  • Not skipping the acclimatization days
  • Continuing with Diamox, if any symptoms show up
  • Drinking garlic soup

What is the lodging like in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Discovery World Trekking manages lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek. Generally, there are twin sharing rooms and squat-style toilets, normally outside the room or house. Teahouses/lodges provide blankets, but it’s a good idea to bring your sleeping bag as there are no heating systems inside the rooms. Some places may offer hot running water for a shower for an additional fee.

Is the drinking water safe in the trails to Annapurna Circuit?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

We advise you not to drink river, tap, and well water at trekking regions as they may not be drinkable. 

Do I need to bring my own medicines for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will provide you with medical kits to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Will I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking does not recommend non-veg items at trekking regions because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We also strongly advise you to avoid dairy and cheese items along with alcohol. So, our packages are suitable for all - vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegetarians.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

Can I hire the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking can introduce you to dozens of shops where you can hire gear.

Is Wi-Fi available during the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for a small charge.

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake difficult?

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake is a fairly challenging trek. However, if you are reasonably fit and can walk at a normal pace for six to seven hours daily, you can complete this trek. It’s more adventurous than challenging. 

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