Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 16 Days

Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Hotel 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

About the Trip

Annapurna Circuit Trek, One of the most popular treks in Nepal, circuit trek around the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake is a diverse trek and an exciting journey, dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.

Highlights

  • Crossing the world’s widest pass – the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 metre
  • Highest altitude lake in the world , Tilicho Lake (4,949m)
  • See blue sheeps at Yak Kharka
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Relax at hot springs in Tatopani
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls
  • Visit Muktinath ,a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Visit the beautiful Manang district and embrace the beauty of the place
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district

Benefits

  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own

Overview

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is a beautiful combination of trekking in the Annapurna region. The Tilicho Lake is located at 5200m from the sea level, which is the lake located at the highest altitude in the world. The circuit trek around the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake is one of the most popular treks in Nepal with a glimpse of the highest altitude lake, widest pass (Thorong la), amazing landscapes, blue sheeps, hot springs and many more.

This is a rewarding trek where you will be able to view  panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). We get an opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valley. The circuit takes you through a number of climatic zones; you will pass rice paddy fields, subtropical forests, rural farmland and glacial zones. There is a small chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep. We witness the beauty of the blue icy lake of Tilicho. Formed by the glacier melting from Annapurna the lake Tilicho reflects the surrounding mountains which are a truly unique and beautiful sight to see. We will also make a stop at Tatopani where, after days of trekking we can relax in their famous hot springs.

Tilicho lake trekking starts after an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Jagat via Besisahar and follows the trail to Chame, Pisang and Manang. An acclimatisation day is taken here to prepare for crossing the Thorung La pass, we continue  on 3 days hiking to Tilicho lake.,We stay overnight at Siri Kharka a town near  Manang, we continue the trail and head to  Yak Kharka. The next day we hiked up to Thorong Phedi. And from  Thorong Phedi to  Thorong La Pass 5416 m. After passing the Thorong La pass we head down to Muktinath, which is the sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists From Muktinath we drive to Tatopani and spend the night. Next day we head up to Ghorepani, Poon Hill to Tadapani, Birethanti then we drive to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake with us that our journey will begin with 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar or Bhulbhule (approx 172.9 km)which is included in the package, however, with an additional cost you can book a Private Jeep and while returning back to Kathmandu if you want to take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (20 mins approx) we can provide that with an additional cost excluded from the package. Despite being the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Besishar lacks this facility Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we start our Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

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

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

    Early morning we drive from Kathmandu for about 6-7 hours (190 Km) to the Besishar. In the way, we can see many beautiful villages, farms, flowing rivers and a glimpse of beautiful mountain ranges which definitely a perfect feast to eyes. As we'll be taking a local bus we might face some unplanned traffic or anything while changing local bus from Besishar that won't let us step further ahead towards Jagat, To avoid that scenario, if you want to book a private car/Jeep (excluded from the package - luxury private drive from Kathmandu itself) we can manage that or we can just stay a night there and Continue our drive tomorrow morning towards chamche to Dharapani height by Local buses available with comfort. With delving sun, our 1st day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successfully spent.

    • Overnight at “Tibet Guest House”
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  2. day 2

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

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

    After breakfast we begin the 2nd day of our trek, we cross a suspension bridge and after a steep climb we enter the vicinity of Manang region at the village named Tal, where we see several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. We follow trails through barley, rice and potato fields. and pass through the village of Kodo which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. We cross a suspension bridge, and after a short climb of the stone Kani, we reach Dharapani. In this way, our 2nd day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight at “Heaven guest house” with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  3. day 3

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

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

    Today we’ll follow the trail through forest with pine , fir, oak and maple trees by a river to reach Chame, district headquarter of Manang district. Well be surrounded by the green forest around us and over us we'll see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We'll also stop by small hot springs where we can relax for a while. With all the fun around the snow, our 3rd day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful. With all the fun around the snow, our 3rd day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight at “Tilicho Guest House” with attached bathroom.
    • Included 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/8.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,115m/10,200ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also see clear views of Annapurna 2 at the south and Pisang Peak at the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor. With delving sun and calmness of manag valley floor, our 4th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight at “New Trekkers Hotel” attached bathroom.
    • Included 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/10.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,540m/11,300ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6 hrs

    We trek on the upper trail through upper pisang via Geru, we choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak .as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang. With the delving sun, our 5th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Himalayan Singi”
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  6. day 6

    Rest and Acclimatization day at Manang

    For our body to acclimatize we spend this day exploring Manang , early morning we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks, roam around Manang Village and Monasteries.during the afternoon we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraga village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions. By adapting the environment to Acclimatization, our 6th day of Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Himalayan Singi”
    • Included 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 12 km/ 7. 4 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,060m/13,320ft
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    Today's trek will be a little easier. we take the upper route which follows a path down down to a river. We cross the river, walk through coniferous forests , after -3 hours walking we arrive at the Tibetan settlement Khangsar.After an hour more of walking we reach Shiri Kharka. Throughout the trek we will have a clear view of Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu. With the amazing view of Gungang Himal & Mt. Chulu, our 7th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight in Siri Kharka.
    • Included 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 8 km/ 4.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,150m/13,583ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    Today we walk an easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations, we trek up till Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other snow Covered Mountains – With a mesmerising view of Tilicho peak, our 8th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.

    • Overnight at Lodge.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  9. day 9

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

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

    We start the day early to avoid afternoon wind. After a steeps consistent climb of 2-3 hours we reach Tilicho lake, The highest lake in the world also referred as the “the great ice lake” by the leader of the French expedition team .this is a large sparkling lake that lies at the foot of the north face of tilicho peak, after spending some time here we take the same route back to siri kharka

    • Overnight in Siri Kharka.
    • Included 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 8.4 km/5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude (4,060m/13,020ft)
    Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

    We descend to the uninhabited Khangsar village ,pass Tare gumba,a thousand year old monastery then follow a rock wall out of Khangsar to descend a bridge in the Thorong Khola valley.We go across a river ,hike up to a plateau to reach yak kharka . from her you can see Annapurna mountains range, other peaks, blue sheep (bharal in Nepalese language) and if you are lucky you might spot a snow leopard.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Gangapurna”
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  11. day 11

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

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

    We walk uphill to Thorong Phedi, a small busy settlement with an amazing view of mountains and landscapes. On our way we get the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.

    • Overnight at “Thorong High Camp Hotel”
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  12. day 12

    Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525 ft) to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft)

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

    Today's the most challenging part of the trip, we’ll cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek.we have to wake up early morning at 3 to complete this challenge . we have to push ourselves through the icy air , and high altitude but the view from the Thorong La pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet,at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. We then descend all the way to Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".

    • Overnight at “Hotel Town House Muktinath” with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  13. day 13

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

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

    We’ll visit Muktinath temple before continuing our journey in a local bus ride to Tatopani. It will be a rough drive through the deepest gorges in the world. We will go from the arid highlands to lush green forestsTatopani is famous for natural hot springs; it is a place where we can soak in the hot springs.

    • Overnight at “Dhaulagiri Lodge” with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  14. day 14

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

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

    We ascend to Ghorepani through villages of Sikha and Chitre, the villages of ethnic thakali people.we go through a terraced farmland with mountains all around.then pass lush forests filled with rhododendron, birch, magnolia we stop at Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Snow Land” with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  15. day 15

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

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

    We’ll ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna, Dhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), natural view of sunrise and warm sun kissing surrounding the rice terrace. A favorite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we will trek back to Nayapul then drive to pokhara.

    • Overnight at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch).
  16. day 16

    Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft ) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) Distance(200km/ 124miles) - 6-7hrs

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

    After breakfast we’ll drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus. You may also choose to return by a 25 minute flight (not included in package).Our trek package completes at Kathmandu

    We wish you a memorable journey trekking Annapurna Circuit to Tilicho Lake.

    • Breakfast

What is Included?

  • Public transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat(trek start) and Muktinath to Tatopani
  • Private transportation service From Birethanti(trek end) to Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • A night accommodation with Breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at "Hotel Crown Himalayas" in Pokhara.
  • Accommodation: Six nights room with attached bathroom at Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Tatopani and Ghorepani, eight nights standard room at Jagat, Manang (2N), Siri Kharka(2N), Tilicho Base Camp, Yak kharka, and Thorang Phedi during the trek (Twin Sharing room)- 14 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (15 Lunches, 14 Dinners and 16 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or Above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit").
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • 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, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation, Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment list for Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trekking

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.

We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is not necessary for the trek.  

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 been worn in

  • 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 (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush, )

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

Trip Information

Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Trek where you get to see one of the highest natural lake systems of the world with Annapurna massifs with a lot of other world’s highest peaks, sounds like adventure, doesn’t it?
Exactly, that’s what we are planning for everyone on post covid-19 travel making everything as safe as possible. How Discovery world Trekking can make them possible, here’s how and this also complies the Nepal Tourism Board guidelines with our extra safety & perks.
Apart from Geographical safety, Discovery World Trekking has taken precaution in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our Guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • We'll have High quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
  • Food & Accomodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.

The beginning of the journey towards Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. The next day, early in the morning we drive for approximately 8-9 hours to the village of Jagat, the starting point of our trek.

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

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

We provide free airport pickup and drop by private vehicle. Upon arrival you'll be warmly welcomed by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The 16 days trek includes fifteen nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain and one night in Pokhara hotel where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Annapurna region. We provide Six nights room with attached bathroom at Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Muktinath, Tatopani and Ghorepani, eight nights standard room at Jagat, Manang (2N), Siri Kharka(2N), Tilicho Base Camp, Yak kharka, and Thorong Phedi during the trek (Twin Sharing room).

We spent one night in a hotel in Pokhara with a room and attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility.

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom in available lodge, single private accommodation in other places of the itinerary.

Two nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world's highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunch and 14 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Sixteen breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Fifteen lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Forteen dinners - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes 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.)are available on the menu during the trek.

The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shortened. We highly recommend liquid green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit. Though plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara shall not be provided by the company.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Season to trek Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake cause no one is beyond nature. Trekking is possible throughout the year but certainly, there are ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fade. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, Trek during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offered for trekking in the Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter months.

March-May - Spring

Destination towards Annapurna circuit trek with tilicho lake in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountain lovers and travel enthusiasts come to trek in a very large number. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is quite low and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the high elevation 8 to 0 degree C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any nature lover.

Trekking season begins after March in the spring. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendrons of red, pink and white even at an elevation of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. Weather is cool at this time. The sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.

June to August -Summer

If you are coming to trek Annapurna circuit with tilicho lake trek in between July to August, you are signing up for summer. Summer season falls in the month of June, July and August. Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions compare to other months. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery.

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23! and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems. various plants bloom during this season, the valleys will be a green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September to November -Autumn

Autumn (September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travellers around the world to trek in the Annapurna Circuit with tilicho lake. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions.

This is a favourite among tourists with the most favourable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines brightly the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for the daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20c in high altitudes, the nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripening in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons. It is also a busy season, the clearest month, with the crisp and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures at this month are usually the most stable, from mild to cool conditions the humidity is also pretty dry with very cold nights.

December to February- Winter

Winter (December - February) treks in the Annapurna region are as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Annapurna circuit and tilicho lake trek can be cold during the winter but that's what excites most trekkers. The temperature of Annapurna circuit and tilicho lake trek itself can be as low as -10 degree C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions.

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures to get  cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps, it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem.

Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly; temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Our Annapurna circuit trekking with Tilicho package provides one day rest in Manang for proper acclimatization, where there is significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored .our trip itinerary is designed for slow and steady ascending so the body can adapt to the new altitude All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, and use oximeter to monitor your oxygen level and help in early detection of the symptoms. We guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water every day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Annapurna circuit trekking with Tilicho lake is a challenging grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 4 to 7 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Annapurna involve long climbs, steep descents and straightforward roads following a good trial. To accomplish trek, past hiking experience would be an additional advantage although no technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our short Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trekking.some days require longer waking hours So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes .Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our stamina the fitter we are, the more enjoyable experience we will have during the trekking.

To join our Annapurna circuit trekking with Tilicho lake, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting a trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes in your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarding with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.
The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7AM to 8AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.
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 have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6PM to 7PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep

Communication on Annapurna circuit trek with tilicho lake

On the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho lake Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety purposes.

We'll communicate with all our valuable clients through our leader at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access of connecting.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at Annapurna circuit trek with tilicho lake , electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request.
All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover the costs of Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu and lunch and dinner in Pokhara, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) that can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek as only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Travel insurance

16 Days Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lakes Trek is a challenging journey as it invloves exploring pristine 4,920m Tilicho Lake, and crossing 5, 416m Thorung La High Pass. This mountain journey is not for usual visit, potential high altitude sickness and other unforeseen events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide or sudden climate changes etc may face.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Annapurna circuit and base camp trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don't directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Helicopter-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office.
www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

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

(1 USD = Approx Rs.100-112 NPR)

We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee notes in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having the security advantage of travellers cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Annapurna circuit with tilicho lake Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter.
Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the trek, you will be accompanied by our local best-trained and well-experienced guides / Sherpa to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned to one porter. Combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We never overload our porters. We divide a proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide for a group of 12 or above members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staffs are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear and we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking the date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking. In the case of last minute booking with 100% trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking, we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

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!

Feedback

After complete of Annapurna circuit trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking, we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with the key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

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Annapurna Circuit with Lake Tilicho

Susan
5 - Excellent
09/06/2018

This was an amazing trek, right from when I booked it Paul Gurung the CEO, who fasilitated the booing of this trek. The trek was amazing with my Guide Kerean Gurung and Porter Suresh Gurung. As with all high altitude trekking there are risks, and I could go no further than Thorung High Camp (4925m). Thanks to the professionalism and knowledge of both Kerean Gurung and Suresh Gurung I reached the Manang and was sen by a Dr and then on to Kathmandu. I would like to say a huge thank you to Paul, Kerean, and Suresh for all your help and support both. Encore and after Thorung High Camp. I will defentley use you again

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Bryn
5 - Excellent
07/29/2018

The entire trip was very well facilitated from the start to end by discovery world trekking. We had many changes in our route planning at the start and Paul was very helpful with helping us throughout. We were very well taken care of during the course of the entire trip, sufficient food, best accommodations possible and well planned routes. The guide and porter we were trekking with were both very enthusiastic and helpful, which made the trip extremely enjoyable! Would highly recommend anyone considering a trek in Nepal to go with Discovery World Trekking!

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake 16 days

Shuncan Duncan
5 - Excellent
04/02/2018

From the moment Paul met us with a flower necklace at the airport until he waved us off in the private bound for departure; the whole Discovery World Trekking experience paid for itself tenfold. It has compounded my love for the country and the people of Nepal and made certain that I will return and do another trek with DWT. I can not fault our guide Soraz and porter Amar as they were a delight to be around, they were professional, genuine and had a youthly passion for delivering the best trekking experience. Soraz is knowledgeable and has adequate English skills to translate and would always travel at our pace, never pushed us to go faster or further. Amar is bubbly, loves music and would sing for us every day whilst trekking. They both seem the happiest with a cup of warm tea playing cards with us which was a delight. As a whole this experience in Nepal was amazing and unforgettable, thank you so much Discovery World Trekking. See you again soon.

FAQ’s

How long is Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Discovery World Trekking offers 10-27 days long trek depending on the packages.

What are the Annapurna Circuit Trek packages for?

Discovery World Trekking facilitates Annapurna Circuit Trek - 10 days, Annapurna Circuit Trek - 15 days, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Annapurna Base is Camp- 27 days, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 16 days, Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking - 9 days and Annapurna Trek - 20 days. Please call us at +9779840055491 for more information visit our website www.discoveryworldtrekking.com/.

What is the best time to trek Annapurna Circuit?

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) is the most favorable time to enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks. However, DIscovery World Trekking will guide you in any season to coordinate with your holidays plan with safest journey as possible.

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

Manth 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 Low number of trekkers on the trails, picturesque landscapes 

What should be my level of fitness to trek Annapurna Circuit?

Generally, you should have good health condition with normal physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek and are advised to seek medical advice or consent before the trek.

What is so captivating around Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Well, everything. Discovery World Trekking guides you with incredible trek and adventure to see the panoramic views of mountains, the ever changing landscapes, mesmerizing scenic beauties and reminiscing memories with people.

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek difficult?

Discovery World Trekking considers Annapurna Circuit Trek as moderate trek which does not involve technical climbing.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

What documents do I need for Annapurna Circuit Trek?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.

  • A copy of passport,
  • Passport size photos,
  • Flight details,
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

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

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommend you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s tour packages for more information.

Can I use flight option for any local destination during Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, you can if the starting or ending point of your journey is Pokhara. Normally, the trek for Annapurna Circuit starts from Bhulbhule and ends on Pokhara. In such case, you can take the return flight of about 25 minutes from Pokhara to Kathmandu at your own cost.

I usually get altitude sickness. Is there any possible option to avoid it?

Discovery World Trekking has well trained group of team members to deal with these issues. Our team member has oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and have regular health check-up facilities. Discovery World Trekking also provide emergency rescue service. 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 shows up
  •  Drinking Garlic Soup

What is the lodging like in Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Discovery World Trekking manages a teahouse/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 own sleeping bag as there are no heating systems inside the rooms. Some places may offer hot gas and running water for shower with an additional fee.

Do I need any permits to start my trek of Annapurna Circuit?

Yes, you need Trekker’s Information System (TIMS) Card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to start your trek. But do not worry, Discovery World Trekking takes all the responsibilities for the required permits, paperwork and local taxes.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

arlic soup is must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon and ginger tea. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

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

Bottled water is easily available at low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in Annapurna region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. 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 provide water purifier pills.

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 facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concern to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

Can I hire the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce to dozens of shops for hiring your gears.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

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

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Discovery World Trekking is trademark name of Discovery World Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Our Name, Logo, Slogan are trademark registered in Nepal. "The tourism department trekking and travel company license" - Number is 1495.

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