Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trekking holiday

“Trek through one of Nepal's friendliest and most biodiverse regions, where the Annapurna Massif shimmers reflectively in the high altitude waters of Tilicho Lake.”


Kathmandu | Pokhara | Tilicho Lake | Annapurna Massif | Marshyandi Valley | Manang | Muktinanth and temple | Exotic wildlife and flora | Throng-La Pass

Description of Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trekking holiday

This is one of Nepal's most attractive regions, renowned for the hospitality of its fascinating inhabitants. Its geographical position also underpins one of the country's richest array of flora and fauna - white capped river chat, brown dipper, white-breasted kingfisher, butterfly, barking deer, rhododendron forest and myriad orchid species.

At its heart is the breathtaking Tilicho Lake 4150m up, at the base of the Great Barrier glacier system which offers excellent views of the Annapurna massif reflected in its cool waters.

Your treks begin in the unique lowlands of Marshyandi Valley before climbing steadily towards the sky to reach the snowy Throng-La Pass at 5416m. You'll pass through the remote Manang and Tilicho regions to reach Muktinanth, a holy spot whose famous temple is a shrine for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Our trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.

We employ well-trained & experienced local guides and hire local porters whose load limit is 20-25kg. Our guides will give a briefing about responsible tourism e.g. rubbish disposal, giving food scraps to domestic animals, paying the porters to carry out trash, using a fire pit when camping, not picking flowers, using kerosene instead of firewood, avoiding bathing/washing clothes in streams, using local tea houses or camping sites. In addition the small group size of 4-10 people helps to minimise the impact on the environment.

On this trek, we stay at local lodges/tea-houses operated by local people such as Himalayan Panorama lodge, Mountain views lodge and Tilicho lodge. These lodges manage garbage properly, use gas for cooking and solar energy facilitated.

Our trekking company supports a local school & health post by financial donations and educational and medical materials. We also support the Kavresthali Women society with financial donations which provides goat farming and adult literacy for women. On this trip, our guests will have the opportunity to give donations to these causes, and visit the Annapurna conservation project to explore the activities of environment protection system in this region. This project plays vital role to protect environment and development community of this region. Visitors can share a moment with the project and see how it is moving ahead for the preservation of nature and culture in this region. Visiting Manang School, visitors can learn about the educational activities of Mongolian students and also can support them by contributing educational materials such as copies, art books, pencils, and sports goods.

3 Reviews of Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trekking holiday

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2013 by

It was incredible, amazing, breathtaking. Simply spectacular. Totally worth it, Nepal is a paradise, and its people are a big part of the good feeling you get there. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2013 by

My guide Krishna and porter Ali were helpful throughout with Ali never saying a negative word about my kit bag he was carrying and Krishna being especially on the early morning ascent to Thorong La Pass. He sensibly walked 40/50 paces then stopped for 30 seconds and then on again etc. At that altitude the pace was just right and we made it to the top in wonderful snowy conditions with clear blue skies at 8.30 am a great memory to have. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2013 by

Nepal is a stunning country but it is being undermined by pollution and corruption. There seems to be an attitude that its ok to overcharge tourists because they are seen as rich by comparison. Read full review

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