Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Poon Hill Trek (ACTPT)

Destination Nepal Activity Trekking in Nepal
Duration 22 days Group Size 1-15
Max Altitude (in meteres) 5,416 Difficulty Difficult
Accommodation

Standard Hotel/tea house lodges

Meals
  • All meals(Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • farewell dinner.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Poon Hill is adventurous trekking in Nepal. The trail passes through a country inhabited by diverse ethnic groups and offers spectacular mountain scenery from the far northern Himalayas to the Tibetan Plateau. Annapurna Circuit Trekking offers a 5416m high pass, Thorung La, and the magical scenery of the White Mountains.
The trail ascends from Manang Village to the Thorung La Pass (5416m), the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Poon Hill. From the pass trekkers enjoy spectacular views of Mustang Peak, the snow-covered giant Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), and the amazing lands of Upper Mustang, a restricted area. After crossing Throng La Pass (5416m) the trail descends to the Hindus Temple of Muktinath, a celebrated Hindus pilgrimage with 108 spring water taps and mysterious natural gas fires. The trail then descends along the edge of the Kali Gandaki River Valley to Jomsom, a major centre for the Mustang District.

Tilicho Lake stands at 4970 m above sea level; it is the highest lake in the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is getting a famous trekking destination in Nepal.
After built the driving road till Manang trekkers like to combine Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho Lake Poon Hill. Drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu by public bus then trek to Throng la Pass via Manang, Tilicho Lake, Yak Kharka would be an amazing experience in the Annapurna region.

Cross the Throng la pass and long descend down to Multipath then trek to Jomsom (headquarter of Mustang district) then fly to Pokhara from Jomsom would another unforgettable experience on this trek. Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho Lake Poon Hill will offer you amazing views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu Himalaya.
A two-day descent from Muktinath, Tatopani is famous for its natural hot springs - perfect for relaxation and also believed to heal diseases. From here, the trek passes through,sikha, Ghorepani poon hill and finally drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

 

Outline Itinerary

 


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu to Beshisahar (823m) then Chamje (1430m.) 7/8 hours
Day 03: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).7/8 hours
Day 04: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).6/7 hours
Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300m).6/7 hours
Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3500m). 5/6 hours.
Day 07: Manang Rest Acclimatization Day.
Day 08: Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m): 4-5 hours
Day 9: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours
Day 11: Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m):4-5 hours
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Phedi or High camp (4600m).4/5 hours
Day 13: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m).7/8 hours
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2600m) 7/8 hours
Day 15: Trek from Marpha to Kalo Pani (Tate) (2200m) 6/7 hours
Day 16: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1200m) 7/8 hours
Day 17: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850)
Day 18: Explore Poonhill and Trek to nayapul then drive to Pokhara
Day 19: free days in Pokhara
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 22: Drop to Kathmandu international airport or onward for the next program

 

MANUAL NOTE: The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel

Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2
Kathmandu to Beshisahar (823m) then Chamje (1430m.) 8/9 hours

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to via Besisahar. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Beshisahar private tourist vehicle. Beshisahar to chamje it takes jeep 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at Chamje Lodge.

 

Day 3
Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).

The day begins with a rocky trail following the Marshyangdi River progressively uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. The trail crosses an extensive, flat valley, and then ascends a stone staircase to 1860m. The journey continues to Dharapani at 1890m where we find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m where we can view the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetan design. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 4
Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).

The often rough and rocky trail climbs to Timang at 2360m, and then continues through the forest near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. Approaching Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna and two small hot springs by the town. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 5
Chame to Pisang (3300m).

We begin our day trekking through a forested steep and narrow valley, and then we cross a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, where a view of the towering Paungda Danda rock face begins to appear. From there, the trail climbs to Pisang, 3200m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 6
Pisang to Manang (3500m).

Today we continue through the upper part of the Manang district, which is cut off from the monsoon rains by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights granted to them in 1784. Leaving Pisang, there are alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by the Hongde airstrip at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 7
Manang Rest Acclimatization Day.

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. We spend the day sightseeing and viewing the wonderful sights around the village, hiking high and sleeping low as we return to our accommodation and enjoy a night's rest. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 8
Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m): 4-5 hours

From Manang, we head out through the western gates and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through a coniferous forest. After reaching Kangsar Village we walk further up towards Siri Kharka and pass a monastery on the way. The uphill walk could be tiring but we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the backdrop to keep us company. Overnight in Siri Kharka.

 

Day 9
Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m): 5-6 hours

While the path from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp isn’t very steep or physically strenuous, it could be exhausting as we have to walk on narrow paths in loose screed and landslide area. Our trail goes through the middle of the landslide area whereby we can see impressive rock formations along the trail. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.

 

Day 10
Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours

After the initial tough, steep, switchbacked ascent, our trail continues to hug the side of the mountain in a gradual to steep incline before reaching the watershed. On the way, we enjoy yaks and deer grazing above and below our trail. On the other side is Tilicho Lake, a large spectacularly set lake nestled at the foot of the north face of Tilicho Peak. The lake was referred to by the leader of the French expedition team as ‘The Great Ice Lake’. The Lake also holds an important place for the Hindus as this sacred lake features in one of the holiest texts of the Hindus, The Ramayan. We retrace our step and return to Siri Kharka. Overnight in Siri Kharka.

 

Day 11
Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m):4-5 hours

We leave Siri Kharka and descend towards Khangsar Village. On the way, we pass Tare Gumba, a thousand-year-old monastery which is very important to the local people. Upon reaching Khangsar Village we realize that it is uninhabited except for occasional herders during festival times. We follow a rock wall out of Khangsar. We walk further more until we reach a seasonal bridge in the Thorang Khola valley. After crossing the river, we ascend for a while to a plateau. Next, walk furthermore until reaching Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

 

Day 12
Yak Kharka to Phedi or High camp (4600m).

The trail descends to cross the river at 4310m and then ascends to Phedi at 4420m. At High Camp (elevation 4600m) some good guesthouses have been built. Your overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 13
Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m).

The journey from Phedi "foot of the hill" at the foot of the 5416m Thorung La pass starts the day. We make the steep climb that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, a problem may occur due to the altitude and snow which can often make the crossing impossible if the pass is covered by snow. It takes about four hours to climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.

 

Day 14
Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2600m)

Walking past Ranipauwa and Jharkot along with the Stoney and sandy paths, we reach Kagbeni, a typical Tibetan village. From here, we move to Jomsom. The walk further continues through wide roads along with flat land with views of Tilicho and Nilgiri North Peaks until we reach marpha, the centre of Thakali people.

 

Day 15
Trek from Marpha to Kalo Pani (Late) (2250m)

Leaving marpha, we head towards Late, where we get a wonderful view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. From here, we follow the Kaligandaki River and walk till late. Overnight stay at late.

 

Day 16
Trek from Kalo Pani to Tatopani (1200m)

Subtropical vegetation starts to get prominent as the trek drops to lower elevations. Passing through Rupse Chahara (waterfall) and continuing along the east bank from Kopchepani, we get to Narchyang Besi, with its powerhouse that supplies electricity to the locals. Villages pass more frequently. Tatopani, our stop for the day, with hot springs for a refreshing bath.

 

Day 17
Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850)

Leaving the motorway, we walk through villages such as Ghara and Sikha with terraced and inclined farmlands. The village lifestyle can be observed throughout the walk. A steep ascent mostly through stone-paved paths leads to Ghorepani. Different colourful vegetations pass en route and as we ascent, the view of mountain peaks multiply their magnificence, yet more waits at Poon Hill the next morning. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

 

Day 18
Explore Poonhill and Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara

Poon Hill, at an elevation of 3210m, gives the most magnificent panoramic views of the Himalayas. With the early morning sunrise, the golden peaks come into life. After an hour of the spectacular view, we return to Ghorepani for a hot meal and then start the day's trek. Walking along ridges and rhododendron forests, we pass Ulleri, a large Magar village to finally reach nayapul. Nayapul from where Pokhara is just an hour's drive away. Pokhara is a wonderful valley with mountain views and beautiful lakes. Overnight stay at a hotel

 

Day 20
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or private vehicles   - about 6-7 hours scenic drive. Transfer to your Hotel. After your breakfast, get onto the tourist bus and head towards Kathmandu valley. The scenic hilly drive passes through Damauli, Mugling, Kurintar, etc. Enjoy the mountain views, green hills, terraced farms, and daily activities. You can opt to fly to Kathmandu, a 30 minutes flight.

 

Day 21
Kathmandu sightseeing

Kathmandu Valley has lots of places of religious and cultural importance. You will be taken for sightseeing around Swayambunath (Monkey Temple with a dome-shaped pilgrimage situated on a hillock), Pashupatinath Temple (one of the largest temples of Lord Shiva), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar square. Some of these sites are enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage sites and are definitely worth taking a tour. You will pack your gears and prepare for tomorrow back the home

 

Day 22
Drop to Kathmandu international airport or onward for the next program

A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another program with us and elongate your stay.

 

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop up service by Private vehicles.
  • 3 Night’s accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel (2.5 stars hotel) in Kathmandu
  • 2 Night’s accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel (2.5 stars hotel) in Pokhara
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek (Best Available Tea House)
  • Private vehicles transportation/ tourist bus ticket to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Annapurna conservation permits and TIMS Permits
  • One professional trekking guide as well his insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, foods & Hotel
  • One porter between two people as well his insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, foods & Hotel
  • Private vehicles transportation Pokhara from Naipaul (Trek endpoint)
  • Private vehicles transportation: Kathmandu to Beshisahar then Chamje (Trek start point)
  • One map of Annapurna Trek for the group
  • Pre-Trip meeting
  • Farewell dinner before your departure

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International airfare & Nepal Visa Fee (You may easily issue a Nepal visa on your travel).
  • Nepal Travel insurance
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc 

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