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Annapurna Region
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17 Day(s)
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Arrival On:
Kathmandu Nepal
Departure From:
Kathmandu Nepal


    The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Ice Lake is an exciting trek that leads us to the Annapurna Region’s heart and the famous Thorong La Pass trail. This trek takes us through the beautiful Ice Lake, which offers beautiful scenery of the eastern part of Manang valley, Pisang hill, and Swargadwari Danda. Then through the beautiful Tilicho Lake, which offers dazzling Himalayan views of the entire Annapurna area, Manaslu region, and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, and then to the holy temple of Muktinath.

    Along the way, we’ll pass across a range of landscapes and habitats, varying from subtropical to alpine terrains. It leads us far into the dense forests before rising above the hillside in the alps. We’ll learn about the cultures of many indigenous peoples, such as the Gurung, Tamang, and Magar, who will kindly embrace us in the villages.

    We’ll also see a wide range of landscapes and scenery, from lush paddy fields to oak forests and rugged mountain terrain. Finally, we’ll trek across the world’s deepest gorge, the Kaligandaki Gorge!

    The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Ice Lake is particularly lovely, with orchid forests lining the path and rhododendrons shrouding entire hillsides in their classic bright red in the spring.

    Snow leopards, mountain Thar, jackals, blue sheep, and several birds, mainly colored Impeyan, Kokla, and blood pheasant, as well as butterflies and insects, are some of the wildlife we see. There are 100 mammals, more than 60 reptiles and amphibians, 450 bird species, and nine rhododendron varieties in this region.

    The trek starts in Besisahar, a thriving town approximately 9-10 hours far beyond Kathmandu. We’ll spend the majority of our days walking across the Marshyangdi River, which offers marvelous scenery of the Himalayas as well as villages rich in history, hospitality, and bright smiles. Then we go through Jagat, Lower Pisang, Chame, Ghyaru, Ngwal, Braga, and Manang villages. At Manang, we make our way to the zigzagging Ice Lake trail. Then before ascending to Tilicho Lake, pass through Sri-Kharka.

    We retrace our steps from Sri Kharkha to Yak Kharka and cross the Thorong La, which is a great accomplishment considering the pass can be difficult due to weather conditions. After crossing the pass, our path descends to the holy land of Muktinath, followed by a trek to Jomsom. We fly to Pokhara, Nepal’s lake city, on a scenic flight from Jomson, where we can chill out and enjoy structured sightseeing.


    • Hike through the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, after crossing the Thorong La pass.
    • Visit Tilicho and Ice Lake, two spectacular high-altitude lakes.
    • Annapurna Massif, Lamjung Himal, and Dhaulagiri are among the 7000 and 8000-meter peaks that can be seen up close.


Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m)

Once you reach Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will receive you from there then check-in in the hotel.

Day 2 Trek preparation and Kathmandu sightseeing

Early in the morning, we will sit together for a meeting with the tour guide and our staff then we will give a brief discussion about our itineraries, accommodation, transportation, services that we include, and exclude, and we provide a cap, T-shirt, and bag with our company logo

After the meeting, you can go to Kathmandu sightseeing with our city tour guide. Our city tour guide will take you to many famous places of Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Budhanilkantha, Bouddha, Pashupati Bhaktapur, Swoyambhu, Asan -market, and many more according to the time we have.

Day 3 Drive to Besisahar to Jagat (1300m/4264ft, 9-10 hrs)

On the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway, we drive up to Dumre, then turn off and take a different highway across the Marsyangdi River, crossing smaller villages and rice fields. After a six-hour drive, we arrive in Besi Sahar, the Lamjung District capital. From Besisahar, we board a local jeep and travel to Syange, the starting point of our trek. From Syange, we walk up to Jagat.

Day 4 Drive to Lower Pisang (3,200m/10,498ft) via Chame (2670m/8,759ft, 6-7hrs)

We walk through Oak and Maple forest on our way to Chame, which is the headquarters of the Manang District. Throughout the trek, we can admire amazing views of the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. 

We’ll reach the iconic-shaped rock face through a narrow and steep path via the dense forest. The path is formed into the vertical rock in this section of the Marshyangdi Valley, which is possibly the steepest portion of the valley. The valley opens up with breathtaking mountain vistas after passing this last bit of rock. The valley widens dramatically from here. We walked for a while before arriving in Lower Pisang.

Day 5 Trek to Lower Pisang-Ghyaru-Nyawal- Braga- Manang (3,540m/11,613ft, 6-7hrs)

The Pisang village marks the beginning of the Manang district’s upper region. The trek ascends to Braga, a Tibetan-styled village, on this day. The houses are stacked on top of each other, creating verandas with the roofs of each other. The main attraction is the Gompa, which is the largest in the district and is situated on a high crag with a panoramic view of the whole village. After a while, we reach Manang, where we freshen up and spend the night.

Day 6 Trek to Ice Lake (4,600m/15,091ft) then back to Manang (6-7hrs)

On this day, we trek to Ice Lake, one of the main highlights of this trip. The zigzagging Ice Lake trail provides beautiful scenery of the eastern part of Manang valley, Pisang hill, and Swargadwari Danda. When you arrive at the Ice Lake, relax and enjoy the landscape, which is flanked by beautiful peaks. We retrace our steps back to Manang after a while. 

Day 7 Manang- Acclimatization Day (3,540m/11,613ft)- Visit Himalayan Rescue Association’s Clinic

To acclimate, today will relax and explore Manang. The idyllic community of about 500 flat-roofed houses in the rustic set between some spectacular scenery – Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna to the south – Tilicho, and the Grand Barrier to the west – Chulu West and Chulu East to the north – Chulu West and Chulu East – Chulu West and Chulu East – Chulu West and Chulu East – Chulu West and Chulu. Visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic after a day of exploring and relaxing in Manang.

Day 8 Trek to Sri Kharkha (4,000m/13,122ft, 4-5 hrs)

Before reaching the creek, our path continues to embrace the side of the mountain in a steady to soak slant after the preceding heavy, drench, flip increase. We encountered yaks and deer in the course of our journey, both above and below our trail. Tilicho Lake, on the other hand, is a large, beautifully situated lake at the foot of Tilicho Peak’s north face. The lake was labeled “The Great Ice Lake” by the founder of the French campaign team. For Hindus, the lake is also significant because it illustrates one of the Hindus’ holiest writings, the Ramayan.

Day 9 Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m/13,614ft, 3-4 hrs)

The morning begins after Sri Kharkha with a climb to a ridge with stunning scenery of Gangapurna and Tilicho Peaks, accompanied by a walk through arid and barren landscapes with just a few pines and Burberry thorny plants. The journey to Tilicho Base Camp continues on a winding ledge with a few fast climbs and ups.

Day 10 Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16,141ft/) Back to Sri Kharkha (4-5 hrs)

The first climb will be challenging. Following the previous hike’s footstep, the trail ascends to a plateau before cutting down the mountainside to Tilicho Lake. The Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar, and Muktinath peaks’ majestic views will remain with you for the rest of your life.  Tilicho Lake’s turquoise blue waters, as well as its beautiful surroundings, can be enjoyed. Seasonally, you can see it in its bluish form with the mountains reflected on it. You may find it frozen. After spending some time here, you’ll return to Sri Kharkha.

Day 11 Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13.286ft, 4-5 hrs)

We’ll leave Siri Kharka today and travel to Khangsar Village. On the way, we’ll stop at Tare Gumba, a thousand-year-old monastery that’s popular with the locals.  We’ll continue walking along a Khangsar rock wall until we hit a seasonal bridge in the Thorang Khola valley. We’ll climb to a plateau for a while after crossing the river. We’ll walk until we reach Yak Kharka after that.

Day 12 Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,845ft, 3-5 hrs)

As we climb along the east bank of Jarang Khola, trekking to Letdar aids in acclimatization to the rising altitude. We eventually arrive at the Thorung Phedi, a meadow surrounded by cliffs. Blue sheep and snow leopards have been seen in the region a few times, but Lammergeyers and griffons are very popular. 

Day 13 Trek to Muktinath (3760m/12,335ft) passing Thorong La Pass (5,460m/17,912ft, 8-9hrs)

Your ultimate aim would be to cross the Thorong La Bridge, one of the world’s highest passes. Crossing from east to west is the quickest and safest choice. Get up early in the morning and start walking to the top. You will know that your journey was well worth it once you hit the top. You can take some pictures before entering the Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La Pass.

Day 14 Trek to Jomsom (2,720m/8923ft, 5-6 hrs)

On the last day of hiking in the mountains, we descend to Eke Bhati, on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, for lunch. After lunch, we take a walk to Jomsom. The strong wind and sand blowing from your front side will make walking through the Kali Gandaki river valley difficult. You must be lucky if there is no wind all day.

Day 15 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft, 25mins)

After breakfast at Jomsom, we say goodbye to Jomsom and take a quick 25 minutes flight back to Pokhara. The remaining time is leisure, you can spend this time as you wish.

Day 16 Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft, 6-7 hrs

Since it’s a long day, we start a day early in the morning. After breakfast at the hotel, we drove back to Kathmandu on the same route which we took previously. After around 7 hrs, we reach the hotel and then check-in and relax.

Or if you fly back to Kathmandu it will take less time to reach there and you also get a chance to explore Kathmandu valley. If you are flying then you will take a morning flight at 7:45 am and by 10 am you will check-in in the hotel. So you will have enough time to do shopping or explore the valley or you can relax the whole day, it’s your choice.

In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner with the trekking crew with a guide, and other staff. Enjoy the farewell dinner, and then have a sound sleep at the hotel of Kathmandu. 

Day 17 Departure Day

Himalayan Marvel Adventure delegate will drop you at the airport before 3 hrs and return to the respective places. Or you can choose the next program for the next adventurous journey.

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Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Experienced and Licensed English Speaking Guide.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard Hotel (3*) accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • All standard 3 meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Tea house accommodation on the trek, with twin-sharing basics.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests.
  • TIMS permit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Free Himalayan Marvel t-shirt, Duffle Bag, and sun hat.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Personal drinks and bar bills.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers. (Tipping is Expected)
  • Battery charge and Hot shower expenses (only in some places).
  • Other expenses are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.


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