Annapurna Tilicho Pass Trek

Annapurna Circuit is also known as the Around Annapurna trek. Whatever you call it, it is a classic walk and one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. It follows terraced fields, takes you over the Thorong La at its highest point and then down through the world’s deepest gorge-the Kali Gandaki gorge.

A road is being built between many of the towns and villages but there are still opportunities to get off the road and experience the grandeur of this walk. A key feature of this walk is its diversity. (We may mention this again!) Trekking in the Southern slopes of Manaslu and the Annapurna ranges takes you through areas that are heavily settled and farmed. As you move to the higher regions you walk through thick forests of rhododendron and fir. The region is inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups including Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris and Newars. Once you cross the pass, you move into the realm of the Thakali and Mustang tribes who have controlled the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki for ages.

All this cultural and ethnic diversity and (depending on the season!) you will still have a spectacular view of most mountains range every day! And did we mention diversity? As well as superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, you walk through landscapes ranging from sub-tropical through alpine to an arid semi-desert similar to Tibet. At the climax of the trek there's a formidable 5416m pass, the Thorong La, to cross. Although it’s demanding enough for the seasoned trekker, the Annapurna Circuit is still an excellent introduction to walking in Nepal for those who are confident of their fitness.





Camping + Tea House


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, Briefing.

Day 02: After break your Sightseeing day starts around 9am.  Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (820m)
Day 04: Drive to Chyamche and trek to Taal (1700m)
Day 05: Taal to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3200m)
Day 07: Pisang to Manang via Ngawal (3540m)
Day 08: Excursion day/ Rest day
Day 09: Tilicho Base Camp (4150m)
Day 10: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4990m)
Day 11: Tilicho lake to over the Mesokanta pass and Yak Kharka (3510m)
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Marpha (2670m)
Day 13: Marpha to Ghasa (2010m)
Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)
Day 16: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m)
Day 17: Tadapani to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (850m)
Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 19: Free Day Shopping day

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights before and one night after the trek
  • Accommodation and food on the trek
  • Gear hire as specified
  • Internal transfers as specified
  • Trekking permits, restricted area special trekking permits and park fees

Cost Excludes

  • Gear hire of unspecified items
  • Extra accommodation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Alcohol


Additional options:

At Himalayan Sunrise, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as rafting adventures, a trip to Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur etc.  please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Please contact us if you are interested in this trek.  We can modify our itinerary to suit the specific needs of your party and can offer you flexibility and the resources to tailor make a trip that suits your needs.