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Tilicho Lake Trek via Annapurna Circuit 20 Days

Tilicho Lake Trek is the standout trek of the Annapurna region so much diversity in geography, scenery, people, and adventurous trekking trail of Nepal. Trekking starts from Manang to Tilcho Lake joining the Annapurna circuit along Thorong la pass. The incredibly adventurous Thorung La pass, located at a height of 5416 m, is a special highlight of the trek. The complete circuit trek with the Tilicho experience combines the best of both worlds.

From Besisahar to Marshyangdi River, the trek starts along with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli. This magnificent trek leads to the fine villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people. People of different ethnic groups and offers spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas. These route places include Manang, Muktinath, and Jomsom. Other beautiful peaks you can see during this trek are Manaslu, Gangapurna, Pisang, and Chulu. The beautiful trek shows the trekking trail exploring the whole Annapurna reaching the pinnacle at Thorong La Pass affluent land of Tilicho Lake.

Going through Manang is special as you can enjoy the natural beauty of this particular area. The trip to Tilicho Lake is a perfect package to witness natural scenery and learn about the unique culture in this region. The best season for a journey to this region is March to May and September to November. June, July, and August are the low months to visit Tilicho Lake. During this time the trail remains slippery and muddy due to the monsoon.


Trek Duration: 20 Days

Cost: USD 1620 per person




Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel preparation for trekking and overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 Kathmandu to Bulbule by bus and overnight in Bulbule (840m)

Day 3 Trek Bulbule to Jagat (1300m)

Day 4 Trek Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)

Day 5 Trek Dharapani to Chame (2670m)

Day 6 Trek Chame to Pisang (3300m)

Day 7 Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) via upper pisang

Day 8 Acclimatization day at Manang explore around

Day 9 Trek Manang to Khangsar (3700m)

Day 10 Trek Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m)

Day 11 Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5200m) same way back to downhill and overnight in Base Camp.

Day 12 Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Yak-Kharka (4000m)

Day 13 Yak-Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m)

Day 14 Trek High Camp to Muktinath via Thorang La Pass (5416m)

Day 15 Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)

Day 16 Trek Jomsom to Kalopani (2530m)

Day 17 Trek Kalopani to Tatopani (1200m)

Day 18 Tatopani – Beni – Pokhara (825m) by bus

Day 19 Pokhara to Kathmandu (1336m) by tourist bus

Day 20 Departure to the international airport or if you have a few days extra in Kathmandu you can chill, Shopping, Sightseeing, etc.



Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System),
  • Three meals a day (Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinners) with three cups of tea or coffee a day,
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • Medicine for all staff, Medikit
  • Porter service (1 porter between 2 people basic)
  • Snickers Chocolate for each person during the trek
  • Snacks as Oreo cookies and peanut biscuits etc.
  • Trip certificate
  • Member and guide
  • Airport Transfer
  • All government and local taxes
  • Company Duffel bag and a t-shirt. Duffel bag during the trip
  • Three meals a day while in the trekking (Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinners) with three cup of tea or coffee a day
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • One night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All ground transportation like Kathmandu – Bulbule., Tatopani – Beni – Pokhara by local bus
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus


Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Nepal entry visa fee, International airfare
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation, etc
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include in the Cost Include section


Trip Highlights

  • Stunning view of Mt. Manasulu, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Local people and culture
  • Visit the oldest Monastery
  • Tilicho Lake
  • Explore beautiful Manang Village



FAQ Tilicho Lake Trek Via Annapurna Circuit


What is the best time to Trek to Annapurna Circuit?

The best time to trek Annapurna Circuit is Sprint (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During this season you’ll be able to see the beautiful views of magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks.

Is Annapurna Circuit Trek difficult?

Overland Trek Nepal considers Annapurna Circuit Trek as a moderate trek that does not involve technical climbing.

What is the lodging like in the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Overland Trek Nepal manages teahouses/lodges 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 is no heating system inside the rooms. Some places may offer hot gas and running water for showers for an additional fee.

Do I need permits for trek Annapurna Circuit Trek?

A Trek permit is needed to start Annapurna Circuit Trek. You’ll need Trekker’s Information System (TIMS) Card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit to start your trek. But don’t worry, these are all included in the cost include.

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

Overland Trek Nepal ensures the expenses for the insurance of its guides and porters.


  • 5001m +
  • Nepal Sim Card
  • T-shirt
  • Tea House
  • Trekking Pole