Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poonhill

Days

18

Price from

$1199

Overview

Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho Lake and Poonhill promises the best of wild camping in the Himalayas. Starting from the trans-Himalayan region in Manang, the trail passes through the rugged terrain into Tilicho Lake (4949m).

The journey continues toward Lower Mustang Valley where Thorang La pass (5400m) awaits you. The pass provides beautiful views of Himalayan peaks including Annapurna and Dhualagiri.

Drop down the pass to visit Muktinath and its sacred 108 sprouts. The Kali Gandaki river that drenches the Jomsom valley is home to world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

Enjoy Thakali culture and hospitality and it won’t be long before you will be on a trail to Poonhill, the most popular hill to watch sunrises and sunsets over the Annapurna ranges.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poonhill Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m) to Bhulbule (849m)

Day 2: Bhulbule (849m) to Syange (1680m)

Day 3: Syange (1100m) to Dharapani (1860m)

Day 4: Dharapani (1860m) to Chame (2670m)

Day 5: Chame (2670m) to Pisang (3300m)

Day 6: Pisang (3300m) to Manang (3540m)

Day 7: Rest day at Manang (3540m) Acclimatization Day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 8: Manang (3540m) to Khangsar (3734m)

Day 9: Khangsar (3734m) to Tilocho Base Camp (4159m)

Day 10: TBC (4150m) to Tilicho Lake (4990m) and back to TBC (4150m)

Day 11: TBC (4150m) to Yak Kharka (4018m)

Day 12: Yak Kharka (4018m) to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

Day 13: Thorong Phedi (4450m) to Munktinath (3760m) via Thorung-La Pass (5416m)

Day 14: Muktinath (3760m) to Jomsom (2800m)

Day 15: Jomsom (2720m) to Tatopani (1190m)

Day 16: Tatopani (1190m) to Ghorepani (2860m)

Day 17: Ghorepani (2860m)- Poonhill (3200m) – Tadapadi (2630m)

Day 18 Tadapani (2630m) to Pokhara (820m) via Ghandruk

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m) to Bhulbule (849m)

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Bus, Hiking

Meal

Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Bhulbule

Highlights: First bus ride experience on Nepalese Highway.

05.45am: Breakfast at your hotel.

06.15am: Pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to Kantipath to catch the bus to Dumre with your trekking guide. NOTE: The bus ride will take about 5 hours. You will see mountains like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and the Annapurna range from your bus ride

11.00am: Arrive at Tanahu and you will have your lunch break here.

11.30am: Continue your drive.

12.30pm: Arrive in Dumre. Note: You will switch busses to Bhulbule here

01.00pm: Drive to Bhulbule

03.00pm: Arrive in Beshishar and continue the drive.

05.00pm: Arrive in Bhulbule. Check in hotel. Free and easy after check in. You can explore the local area in Bhulbule. NOTE: Dinner in the hotel

Day 2: Bhulbule (849m) to Syange (1680m)

Duration

7 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Syange

Highlights: Scenic Mountains and village views.

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am: Check out and start the trek to Syange (uphill). Note: You will need to register your name at the check post. You will then continue your trek to Syange.

09.30am: Arrive at Nandi Bazar and you will continue the trek to Bahundanda (1310m).

11.30pm: Arrive in Bahundana. You will have your lunch here.

12.30pm: Continue your trek to Syange.

01.30pm: Arrive in Ghermu and continue the trek to Syange.

03.00pm: Arrive in Syange. Check in hotel. Free and easy after check in. You can explore the local area. NOTE: Dinner in the hotel.

Day 3: Syange (1100m) to Dharapani (1860m)

Duration

8 Hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Dharapani

Highlights: Beautiful views of Manaslu (8156m)

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am: Check out and begin trek to Dharapani (1860m).

09.00am: Arrive in Jagat (1300m) and continue the trek to Dharapani.

10.00am: Arrive in Chyamche (1430m) and continue the trek to Dharapani.

11.30am: Arrive in Sattale (1680m) and continue the trek to Dharapani.

12.30pm: Arrive in Chyamche (1430m) and continue the trek to Dharapani.

01.30pm: Arrive in Tal (1700m) and have your lunch break here.

02.30pm: Continue your trek after lunch break.

04.30pm: Arrive in Karte (1850m) and continue the trek to Dharapani.

05.00pm: Arrive in Dharapani (1860m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax.

07.00pm: Dinner in the hotel.

Day 4: Dharapani (1860m) to Chame (2670m)

Duration

7 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Chame

Highlights: Magnificent views of Annapurna II (7937) and district headquarter of Manang District.

07.00am Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am Begin the uphill trek to Chame (2670m).

09.00am Arrive in BargaChhap (2160m) and continue the trek to Chame (2670m).

11.00am Arrive in Timang (2270m) and have your lunch here.

12.00pm Continue the trek after the lunch break to Chame (2670m).

03.30am Arrive in Chame (2670m). You will stay in Chame tonight. Check in hotel. Rest and relax. Free & easy.

06.30pm Dinner in the hotel.

Day 5: Chame (2670m) to Pisang (3300m)

Duration

6 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Pisang

Highlights: Amazing views of Pisang Peak, Annapurna II and IV

07.00am Breakfast at the hotel. Check out hotel.

08.00am Start the trek to Upper Pisang (3300m).

08.30am Arrive in Talekhu (2720m) and continue the trek to Upper Pisang (3300m).

09.30am Arrive at Bhratang (2850m) and continue the trek to Upper Pisang (3300m)

11.30am Arrive at Dhikur Pokhari (3060m). You will have your lunch break now. Note: There are very limited options for lunch.

12.15pm Continue the trek after the lunch break to Pisang (3300m).

02.10pm Arrive in Pisang. You will spend a night in Pisang (3300m). Check in hotel. Rest and Relax. Free & easy.

06.30pm Dinner in the hotel.

Day 6: Pisang (3300m) to Manang (3540m)

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Manang

Highlights: Visiting monasteries and beautiful mountain views

06.00am: Breakfast at hotel.

07.00am: Check out and start the trek to Manang (3540m).

10.00am: Arrive in Ghyaru (3670m) and continue the trek to Manang (3540m).

11.30am: Arrive in Nawal (3660m) and you will have your lunch here.

12.30pm: Start the trek after lunch break to Manang (3540m).

02.15pm: Arrive in Bhraka (3360m) and continue the trek to Manang (3540m).

04.15pm: Arrive in Manang (3540m). You will spend the night in Manang (3540m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax.

06.30pm: Dinner in the hotel.

Day 7: Rest day at Manang (3540m) Acclimatization Day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Duration

24 hours

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Manang

Highlights: Vising Visiting Gompa and Gangapurna Lake

08.00am Breakfast at the hotel.

09.00am We suggest you to take this day as a free and easy day, because the upcoming 3 days will be very challenging and tiring. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake are some of the sites worth visiting from the acclimatisation point of view. If you have the time and are interested, you can take an easy excursion to a village nearby Manang. Note: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

Day 8: Manang (3540m) to Khangsar (3734m)

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Khangsar

Highlights: Splendid views of Khansar and Gangapurna (7454m)

06.30am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast in the dining hall.

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

07.30am: Start the trek to Khangsar (3734m).

11.00am: Arrive in Khangsar (3734m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax. Note: Lunch and dinner at the hotel. You have free and easy time in Khangsar.

Day 9: Khangsar (3734m) to Tilocho Base Camp (4159m)

Duration

7 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp

Highlights: Views of mountains and high passes

05.30am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast in the dining hall.

06.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

07.00am: Begin the trek to TBC (4159m)

12.00am: Arrive at Top of the COL (4920m) and continue the trek to TBC (4159m)

01.30am: Arrive at TBC (4159m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax. Note: Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

Day 10: TBC (4150m) to Tilicho Lake (4990m) and back to TBC (4150m)

Duration

6 hours

Transportation

Hiking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp

Highlights: Amazing beauty of Tilicho Lake and surroundings.

05.00am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast in the dining hall.

05.30am: Breakfast at the hotel.

06.30am: Begin the trek to Tilicho Lake (4990m)

10.00am: Arrive at Tilicho Lake (4990m). Visit beautiful Tilicho lake.

11.00am: Return to Tilicho Base Camp after some time at Tilicho Lake. Note: There are few dining options at Tilicho Lake. So we will bring packed lunches from the Tilicho Base Camp.

06.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 11: TBC (4150m) to Yak Kharka (4018m)

Duration

10 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Yak Kharka

Highlights: Views of Chulu regions (mountains)

05.30am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast in the dining hall.

06.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

07.00am: Start the trek to Yak Kharka (4018m).

04.00pm: Arrive at Yak Kharka (4018m). Note: Lunch en route. Check in hotel. Rest and relax.

06.30pm: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 12: Yak Kharka (4018m) to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

Duration

5 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Thorong Phedi

Highlights: Views of Chulu west (6419m), Chulu Central (6584m) and Junjang (6111m)

06.00am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast in the dining hall.

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am: Start the trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

08.30am: Arrive at Ledar (4200m) and continue the trek to Thorang Phedi (4450m)

12.30am: Arrive at Thorong Phedi (4450m). Check in. Rest and relax in Thorong Phedi. Note:Lunch and dinner at the hotel.

06.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.

NOTE:

  • You will need to sleep early because you’ll need to wake up at 03.30am
  • You can trek to High Camp on same day too if you feel fresh. It will make your next day easier.

Day 13: Thorong Phedi (4450m) to Munktinath (3760m) via Thorung-La Pass (5416m)

Duration

10 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Muktinath

Highlights: The toughest day of the trek and world’s biggest pass

03.00am: Wake up and prepare for your trek.

03.30am: Start the trek to Muktinath (3760m).

06.30am: Arrive at High Camp (4925m). We will have quick 15-minute tea break

06.45am: Continue the trek to Muktinath (3760m).

09.45am: Arrive at Thorung La Pass (5416m) Note: Congratulations! You will now be at a height of 5416m. You will have time to take photos and take in the scenery of the mountains.

10.15am: Continue the downhill trek to Muktinath.

12.00pm: Arrive at Phedi. We will have our brunch here. Note: There will be limited food options here.

01.00pm: Start the trek after brunch to Muktinath (3760m)

03.00pm: Arrive at Muktinath (3760m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax at Thorong Phedi.

06.30pm: Dinner at the hotel. Note: Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby. Muktinath is symbol of religious harmony in Nepal.

Day 14: Muktinath (3760m) to Jomsom (2800m)

Duration

7 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel in Jomsom

Highlights: District headquarters of Mustang district and amazing views of mountains

06.30am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast at the dining hall.

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am: Start the trek to Kagbeni (2800m)

09.00am: Arrive in Jharkot (3550m) and continue the trek to Kagbeni (2800m).

10.00am: Arrive at Khingar (3280m) and continue the trek to Kagbeni (2800m).

11.30am: Arrive in Kagbeni (2800m). Lunch break in Kagbeni.

12.30pm: Continue the trek to Jomsom (2720m)

01.30pm: Arrive at Ekle Bhatti (2740m) and continue the trek to Jomsom (2720m).

03.30pm: Arrive in Jomsom (2720m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax.

07.00pm: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 15: Jomsom (2720m) to Tatopani (1190m)

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Car

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel in Tatopani

Highlights: Experience the Nepalese hilly road drive and natural hot spring.

06.30am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast at the dining hall.

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am: Drive to Tatopani (1190m).

09.00am: Arrive in Marpha (2670m) and continue the drive to Tatopani (1190m).

10.30am: Arrive at Larjung (2550m) and continue the drive to Tatopani (1190m).

11.15am: Arrive in Lete (2480m) and continue the drive to Tatopani (1190m).

11.45pm: Arrive at Ghasa (2010m). We switch transportation here to Rupse Chhahara (1615m).

12.45pm: Arrive at Pairathaplo (1940m) and continue the drive to Tatopani (1190m).

02.00pm: Arrive in Dana (1440m) and continue the drive to Tatopani (1190m)

04.00pm: Arrive at Tatopani (1190m). Check in hotel. Note: We will take you to the pool for a hot steam bath.

06.30pm: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 16: Tatopani (1190m) to Ghorepani (2860m)

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Overnight in Ghorepani

Highlights: Close views of Nepalese traditional lifestyle and scenic views of mountain ranges

06.00am: Wake up and get ready for breakfast in the dining hall.

07.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.00am: Start trek to Ghorepani (2860m).

10.30am: Arrive in Ghara (1700m) and continue the trek to Ghorepani (2860m)

12.30pm: Arrive in Shikha (1935m). You will have your lunch break here.

01.30pm: Continue the trek after the lunch break to Ghorepani (2860m)

03.15pm: Arrive in Chitre (2390m) and continue the trek to Ghorepani (2860m)

05.00pm: Arrive in Ghorepani (2860m). Check in hotel. Rest and relax. Note: Dinner at the hotel.

Day 17: Ghorepani (2860m)- Poonhill (3200m) – Tadapadi (2630m)

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel in Tadapani

Highlights: Trek in the snow-capped mountains

04.00am: Wake up and trek to Poonhill (3200m)

05.30am: Arrive in Poonhill and see the amazing sunrise and mountains view in panoramic order.

06.30am: Trek back to Ghorepani (2860m)

07.30am: Breakfast at the hotel.

08.15am: Start the trek to Tadapani (2630m). NOTE: 6 hours’ treks.

09.45am: We will arrive in Deurali (3090m) and continue the trek to Banthanti (3180m). NOTE: Ghorepani to Durali is 2-hours trek, and Deurali to Banthanti is an another 2-hour trek. You will get to see amazing views of the Annapurna range of mountains on your left side, and green hills on your right. Please do however focus on your footing as the terrain is slightly treacherous, and the trail is small and narrow.

12.15pm: Lunch in Banthanti (3180m).

01.00pm: Trek to Tadapani continues. NOTE: This is a 2-hour trek. 1 hour of it will be downhill, and another 1 hour uphill.

03.00pm: Arrive in Tadapani. Check in hotel. Rest & Relax. Dinner at the hotel. NOTE: At Tadapani, you will see amazing snow peaks / mountains of Annapurna South. Make sure you wake up at

5.30am to watch the sunrise from your hotel!

Day 18 Tadapani (2630m) to Pokhara (820m) via Ghandruk:Day 18 Tadapani (2630m) to Pokhara (820m) via Ghandruk

Duration

9 hours

Transportation

Car, Trekking

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel in Pokhara

Highlights: Trek in the snow-capped mountains, Gurung Village, and paddy fields.

05.00am: Wakeup call and get ready for sunrise view.

05.30am: Sunrise view from the hotel. Enjoy the view and get ready for the breakfast.

06.00am: Breakfast at the hotel.

06.30am: Begin our trek to Ghandruk.

08.00am: Arrive in Bhaisi Kharka (2470m) and continue the trek to Ghandruk Village

10.00am: Arrive in Ghandruk Village. Lunch at Ghandruk.

10.30am: After the lunch, we continue downhill trek to Chane.

11.00am: We arrive in Chane and continue the trek to Kimche.

11.30am: Arrive at Kimche and continue the trek to Kilyu.

12.00pm: Arrive in Kilyu and continue the trek to Syauli Bazar.

01.30pm: Arrive in Syauli Bazar (1220m)

01.30pm: Continue the trek to Nayapol. NOTE: 2 hours trek. You will pass-by Birethanti. You will need to show your TIMS & Annapurna Conservation Project Permit again to show the authority you have ended your trek in the Annapurna region.

04.00pm: Arrive in Nayapol. We will pick you up via local bus/car/Jeep to send you back to your hotel in Pokhara. Tour ends. Free & easy after check in Hotel Trekkers Inn. NOTE: Dinner at your own expense. Congratulations! Your trek ends here.

Price & Terms

USD1199 per pax (based on 2 pax). If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 pax, kindly write to us at sales@eyesonnepal.com and we will give you a special quotation.

What is included?

  • Accommodations x6 nights in the mountains. NOTE: Based on twin sharing.
  • All as stated in itinerary
  • All land transportation pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to Kathmandu Bus Park Bus ride from Kathmandu to Bulbule (Day 1) Bus ride from Jomsom to Tatopani  to Kathmandu (day 15) Bus ride from Nayapul to Pokhara (Day 18) Pick up from Pokhara Bus Park and transfer to your hotel in Pokhara.
  • All meals stated in the itinerary.
    • Breakfast x17
    • Lunch x18
    • Dinner x17
  • 23% VAT (Governement tax and service charge)
  • TIMS & National Park entrance fees (trekking permit and entrance fees to National Park)
  • 1 trekking guide & 1 porter (maximum 20kg luggage) will be provided during your treks.
  • Salary, accommodations& meals for trekking guide and porter.
  • First aid kits, water purifier tablets & all required necessities in the mountains.

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses
  • Items that mentioned as your own expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  •  Tipping

Important Notes

  • Time schedules in the itinerary are for reference. Changes of time and schedule will be advised by your tour guide depending on the situation, weather conditions, and road conditions during the tour.
  • Customers have to write in email for confirmation.
  • Payment phases:
    • 50% upon Confirmation,
    • 50% upon Pick up from your hotel.
  • Please note that the itineraries are subject to change. The schedule will always depend on the time available and weather conditions. Some of them can be cancelled without prior notice. There will be no refund upon cancellation if the guest does not keep to the agreed upon time, or if there are bad weather conditions. 
  • Any request for changes will be charged accordingly.

How to book?

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We kindly request that you fill in the online booking form. Otherwise, just provide us answers to the following questions directly through our email address sales@eyesonnepal.com

  • Subject: Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poonhill
  • Name:
  • Preferred date of the tour:
  • Number of pax:
  • Hotel name (for pick up and drop off arrangements):

Once we receive your details, we will reply you with a proposed itinerary and official quotation.

  1. If you are satisfied with our itinerary and quotation, kindly send us your confirmation via email.
  2.  We will issue the Confirmation Order and Invoice to you.
  3. You need to send us the following mentioned documents to prepare the TIMS & Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit:
    1. A scanned copy of your passport in JPEG or PDF format.
    2. A passport sized photo in JPEG format.
  4. 50% deposit will be paid by your side either via Pay Pal or bank in to our Nepal Company account, 50% outstanding will be paid upon pick up.
  5. We will issue the official receipt to you once we received the payment.
  6. Upon pick up, we will check your trekking gears, and will pass you the TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit.
  7. Welcome to Nepal. We will greet you upon pick up in your hotel.

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