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Annapurna Circuit Trekking Package-17 days Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek-17 days Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek is one the most popular treks in Nepal, and also the best trekking trail in the world due to its lavish huts, extreme solitude and sumptuous cuisine. The trek begins from Besishahar, and we follow up Marshyangdi river valley, experiencing rich culture of the mountain people in the heart of the Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit trek is also a diverse trek,  ascends to Thorong La pass at 5416m before dropping down to Muktinath temple in Mustang. You can also enjoy fabulous mountain views from Poon Hill at 3,210m. We cater Annapurna circuit trekking package cost and dates for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025.

Trek Facts

Trek Name:  Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trek  Duration: 17 Days

Trek Difficulty: Hard

Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun

Trek Altitude: 5416m

Trek Cost: USD 890-USD1540

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus / Car / Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Annapurna Circuit Trek 17 days, an adventure trek of Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake Nepal.

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • 17 Days Itinerary
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17 days Annapurna Circuit Trek, a teahouse trek passes through beautiful villages and valleys. This is one of the best classic trekking trails in the world. In terms of culture and environmental diversity, this is one of the best trekking in the world. The Annapurna Circuit Trek starts with a bus drive to Besishahar from Kathmandu. We trek up through lush green forests and spectacular scenery. Every ridge unfolds panoramic views of the Himalayas with Annapurna and Himalchuli soaring above. While on the trek you will meet different ethnic groups as you pass through different traditional villages and diverse geographical and cultural variation.

Tea house trek which means that trekkers stay in basic teahouses or guesthouses along the trek’s route. Generally speaking, teahouses offer modest rooms, basic facilities and simple meals. However, the popularity of the Annapurna Circuit has teahouses along this trek improve in quality. You can now routinely find accommodation with western-style toilets, hot showers and extensive food menus. This makes the trek even more accessible, especially for first-timers.

The highest point of the trek is the Thorong la Pass at 5416m. It is the biggest pass in the world and surrounded by some of the most magnificent views. Nepal boasts eight of the world’s tallest mountains and the world’s oldest Hindu and Buddhist sites. While Kathmandu valley is made of three ancient cities filled with enchanting medieval palaces, pagodas, temples, statues and stupas. The rest of the country offers unparalleled adventure options with abundance in flora and fauna.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered one of the best long-distance treks in the world. The 17 days Annapurna circuit trek is famous for its stunning scenery, traditional villages and a chance to see some of the world’s highest mountains, it really has it all. The 17 day trekking Annapurna circuit is an adventure of a lifetime and provides a challenge of crossing one of the highest mountain passes in the world. This is really an incredible trek in Nepal.

The trek is one of contrasts between the green, terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley and the semi-arid environs of Lower Mustang. The two areas are separated by the Thorong La pass (5416m), which we must cross on a long day, to reach the sacred site of Muktinath. The temple complex is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek is ascending the Marshyangdi valley, passing Manaslu and Hiunchuli, visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga, explore beautiful Manang village and crossing the Thorung-La  pass (5416m). 

The Annapurna Circuit Trek (ACT) is a hiking trail in the Annapurna Conservation Area in Nepal. It’s considered one of the best long-distance treks in the world and famous for its stunning scenery. Its full length is around 230 km but the distance can vary depending on start/end points and whether any transportation is used. With the road now running all the way to Manang, it is technically possible to skip up to five days of the circuit and start the trek from one of the many villages along the route. If you are desperately short on time, this is something to keep in mind. However, those that take this option will be missing out on some stunning scenery and excellent trekking.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathamdu(1350m).
Upon your arrival at airport, receive you at Kathmandu airport and transferred to your hotel, overnight at the hotel
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar(800m, 7 hrs) by Bus.
Kathmandu to Besishar for 6 to 7 hours scenic drive through Trishuli and Marsyangdi however, the bus will be stopping on the way for the lunch and toilets, it’s a day that we could explore some point in Besishar and prepare for the next day trip to Chame. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Drive from Besishar to Chame (2670m- 5 hrs) by jeep.
Drive to Chame, we will take a jeep from Besishar to Chame, today’s our drive follows Marsyangdhi valley crossing few topical mountain villages and worth green valley. Its outstanding view on the backdrop with Majestic Mountain views and follows gently up on the bumpy road.
Day 4: Trek from Chame to Pissang(3310m, 4 to 5 hrs).
This day trek starts and passing through the local villages, beautiful ancient many walls, lush green pine forest with the massive ravine on both sides. You will get the view of Lamjung Himal on the vertical slope. Trekking on you arrive at the Apple garden at Bratang, You then cross the river and climb uphill where you view the awesome the Himalayas- Annapurna II, Pissang. You will have lunch here right under the magnificent view of natures natural beauty. After lunch, you will trek for about an hour to reach Pisang. Village reaching the Pisang, You can do a short trek to Upper Pisang for sunset view and the beautiful Tibetan Monastery, Overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Pisang to Manang(3450m, 5 to 6 hours).
Today you will leave the greeneries behind as you trek along uphill with more scenic and magnificent views. After crossing the river you will climb switch-back up to Gyaru, where you will get the massive Mountain views down the valley. The trek follows continues with more scenic views until you reach the typical Tibetan style village Ngawal. After lunch descending and level walk brings you to Munji. From here it’s an easy hour walk through to the village Manang, Overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Acclimatize Day at Manang
Today we have Acclimatization day in Manang. Depending on your interest we decide on what you really want to do... an easy and short hike. Crossing the river and walking uphill overlooking the beautiful Gangapurna Glacier lake, climbing further up to the viewpoint at the ridge where you see the Gangapurna glacier and the picturesque Manang village. This trip will take 3/4 hrs round trip to breathtaking areas. You climb up through the buckwheat cultivation on the rough trail to the small monastery, reaching the top. From here you get a superb view of the Annapurna range, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna with Manang valley. You then descend to Manang, Overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Manang to Shree Kharka(40650m, 4 to 5 hrs).
After having our breakfast at Hotel, our trek will be started, we climb little up after crossing the Manang village than we follow the upper route which descends after few steps up to Riverside then we cross a suspension bridge and walk through pine trees and after few hours walking on beautiful place we arrive at Khangsar village which is inhabitant by Tibetan people, we take a lunch break and after that we continue an hour trek to Shiri Kharka. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Sri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp(4140m, 5 to 6 hrs)
After Breakfast, we follow the easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations we trek up till Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other surrounding snow peaks, overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Visit Tilicho Lake(4,950m) and back to Shree Kharka(4 to 5 hours)
Today we start early day hiking to Tilicho Lake after having breakfast at the lodge. we climb gradually up to reach Tilicho lake, which is the highest lake in the world, It lies on the bottom of the surrounding 360' Mountain views. its one of the spectacular lakes and very impressive. we descend after enjoying the beautiful scenery and mind-blowing view, Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Shree Kharka to Yak kharka(4040m, 4 to 5 hrs)
Today we descend to the Khangsar village, passing beautiful ancients monasteries and gumba, we across a river, hike up to a plateau to reach yak kharka. This is the best point to stay and see the magnificent Annapurna, Gangapurna ranges. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi(4420m, 3 to 4 hrs).
Today you will see the awesome sunshine view from the way over the Legendary Himalaya's. The trail goes gradually up onto Through Phedi, the yak pasture to Ledar and continuing on the level trail on the scrub, crossing the river and then you will reach as Phedi, Overnight at lodge.
Day 12: Trek Throng Phedi to Thorong La pass(5416m) to Muktinath(3,800, 7 /8 hrs)
Today is the long day and tough day in our journey. Trek starts very early in the morning. The trail is much uphill, climbing up passing the first tea shop, continuing on rough ground or on the snow-covered ground all the way to top (5416m). At the top, there is a Buddhist flag and tea shop where you will get hot drinks. Walking 20m further up you will see the frozen ice lake at bottom of the Through peak. From here the trail descends steeply down 4hrs with a magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains with Kaligandaki valley to Muktinath, where you can visit the Vishnu temple, monastery108 water tap and natural burning gas, Overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani(1,200m, 6 to 7 hrs)
Today we take a jeep to Tatopani crossing beautiful villages such as Jomsom, Marpha, Kalopani, and Tukuche.
Day 14: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani(2,850m, 6 to 7 hrs)
After breakfast, we ascend to Ghorepani walking through villages of Sikha and Chitre, as we walking through terraced farmland we will be able to see the beautiful with mountains all around us to Ghorepani, Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Ghorepani to Nayapul(5 hrs) and 1 hour drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by jeep/taxi/bus
Today the trail descends crossing the suspension and short trek goes to along the Modi river From Kyumi the trail still ascends gradually through the passing villages after a short walk to Nayapul seems like your trekking done, then you will ride a car to get Pokhara. After finishing your remarkable trip in mountain now time for having some western food in Pokhara and have a good shower here.Overnight at guesthouse. 
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 7 hours by tourist bus
A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take 7hrs or in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends, overnight at the hotel. All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only
Day 17: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast and free day on your own walking around Thamel market for the last minutes shopping and final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home. It is nice to reach to Kathmandu airport 3 hours before your schedule flight.

Cost Includes

  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Pokhara/Besishahar/Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Besishahar to Chame by local jeep transfer sharing with other people.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • For ABC/Poon Hill Trek - Transfer by bus or car to/from Pokhara to Trekking start/end point.
  • Hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Include

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer -Kathmandu to Besishahar
  • Jeep transfer or flight cost- kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body:
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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