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Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

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Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip Facts

Duration:

16 Days

Highest access:

5416 m

Group Size:

Minimum - 1 People

Location:

Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Grade:

Moderate

Best season:

Autumn / Spring

Culture:

Magar - Gurung - Thakali

Transportation:

As per Programme

Accommodation:

Standard Hotel in City & Mountain Guest House

Meals:

3 meals a Day

Arrival:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure:

Kathmandu

Embark on the mesmerizing Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek, where awe-inspiring mountains such as Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and more grace the landscape of the Annapurna Circuit. This trek offers a captivating journey to the world's highest lake, Tilicho Lake, standing at an elevation of 4919 meters in the central Nepal region. The lake collects the glacial melt of Mount Annapurna and the renowned Thorong-La Pass at 5,416 meters.

Discover the historical significance of Tilicho Lake, as mentioned in the Hindu holy book Ramayan, making it a sacred destination for Hindu devotees. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna range and experience the tranquility of Tilicho Lake on this extraordinary trekking adventure.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek cost will be very depending on group size, category of Hotel in Kathmandu, duration of the days and services required so it will be in-between USD 850 to 1500 USD per person to complete Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking packages. If you need only guide services per day $30 including his Food accommodation and salary except his transportation round trip and porter services will be $20 including his Food accommodation and salary except bus tickets round trip.

Get on on the unforgettable Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking adventure with a customizable cost, especially when you form a group. Enjoy significant discounts by creating your own group, enhancing the experience of the Highest Tilicho Lake Trek. This remarkable trek in Nepal offers a chance to witness Himalayan Thar (mountain goat), diverse wildlife, various bird species, and the breathtaking beauty of the Highest Tilicho Lake.

As one of Nepal's most stunning trekking trails, this journey takes you through lush-tropical to harsh semi-desert vegetation zones. Beginning from the city of Besisahar, the route passes through charming villages along the Marsyangdi River, providing massive views of Mount Manaslu and Himalchuli in the West. The trek unveils the nature and cultural diversity of different ethnic groups, with key highlights including Manang Valley, Khangsar, and Tilicho Base Camp.

To ensure an authentic and dust-free experience, we follow the upper trail through Ghyaru and Ngwal, reaching Braka near Manang. Tilicho Base Camp village marks the final village before the trek to Tilicho Lake. After an early morning wake-up, hike to Tilicho Lake to immerse your feet in its sacred waters and capture stunning photographs. Continue the journey to Yak Kharka, rejoining the classic Annapurna Circuit route.

The trek presents a challenging day to cross the Thorong-La Pass at 5416 meters. Marvel at various snow-capped mountains, ancient Buddhist monasteries, picturesque villages, and the chance to interact with local inhabitants. The views of Gangapurna, Tarkekang, Khangsar Kang, Manang Valley, and the surrounding Himalayas, along with the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath temple, add to the enchantment of the journey.

Additional information includes private Jeep transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and a return flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The itinerary and cost details are available, and for those preferring local transportation, a more economical option is also possible. Feel free to discuss your preferences openly, ensuring a tailored and satisfying experience throughout your trek

 

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu 1310 m, transfer to Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Arrival

Upon your arrival day in Kathmandu at 1310 meters, our representative from Himalayan Magic Treks will be eagerly waiting for you at Tribhuwan International Airport. Look for our representative holding the company logo just outside the arrival gate. We extend a warm welcome to all tour participants, ensuring a smooth check of your luggage before proceeding to the hotel.

A private transportation service will drive you to the city, a journey lasting approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Upon reaching the hotel, we will conduct a brief orientation about the program for your upcoming journey to the designated destination. The following morning, you can start your day with a delightful breakfast.

Day 2 : Drive bus to Besisahar again by Local Jeep to Dharapani 1860 m overnight  at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860m
Day Activity
Drive

Wake up early and get ready for a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, approximately 5 hours. We will pause for lunch on the way, followed by another 3-hour drive in a local Jeep. The route takes you through several charming villages such as Khudi (790 m), Bhulbhule (840 m), Syange (1100 m), Jagat (1300 m), Ghatte Khola Gaon (1290 m), Chymje (1430 m), Tal (1700 m), and finally to Dharapani at 1860 m.

Throughout the journey, marvel at the beautiful landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and lush green forests. Your overnight stay will be at a comfortable lodge, providing a relaxing and enjoyable start to your trekking adventure.

Day 3 : Trek to Chame 2670 m, 5  hours walk overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2670m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on a captivating trek from Dharapani to Chame, venturing through a picturesque route that includes several charming villages. Pass through Bagarchhap at 2160 m, Danakyu at 2190 m, Thanchok at 2400 m, and Koto at 2600 m before reaching Chame at 2670 m. The trek spans approximately 5 hours, offering stunning views and diverse landscapes along the way. Your overnight stay will be in a cozy lodge, providing a comfortable rest after a day of trekking.

Day 4 : Trek from Chame 2670 m, to Upper Pissang 3300 m, 6 hours to reach There overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3300m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on an enchanting trek from Chame at 2670 m to Upper Pisang, passing through several picturesque villages along the way. Traverse through Thalekhu at 2720 m, Bhratang at 2850 m, and Dhikur Pokharai at 3060 m before reaching Lower Pisang at 3200 m. Along this scenic journey, relish magnificent views of Pisang Peak, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Annapurna IV.

The trail takes you through a pine forest, offering a delightful hiking experience. Cross the Marsyangdi River on your way to Upper Pisang at 3300 m. The trek spans approximately 6 hours, allowing you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty of the region. Your overnight stay will be at a comfortable lodge in Upper Pisang, providing a well-deserved rest after a day of exploration.

Day 5 : Trek to Magical Manang Village 3540 m, 6 hours of walk overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3519m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on a picturesque trek from Upper Pisang to the charming Manang village, passing through enchanting destinations along the way. Journey through Ghyaru at 3670 m, Ngawal at 3660 m, and Braga at 3439 m, enjoying a delightful walk that avoids the road to Manang at 3540 m. Marvel at the magnificent mountain views and traverse through landscapes adorned with juniper and pine forests.

Take a break for lunch at the serene Ngawal at 3660 m, adding to the joy of your trek. After 6 hours of enjoyable walking, you'll reach the magical destination of Manang village. Your overnight stay will be at a cozy lodge, providing a comfortable rest in this enchanting Himalayan setting.

Day 6 : Acclimatization Day at Manang, Day Hike to Gangapurna View Point overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3745m
Day Activity
Acclimatization Day

Experience an acclimatization day at Manang, designed to help you acclimate to the altitude and fully enjoy the beauty of the region. Start your day with a refreshing breakfast, followed by a day hike to Gangapurna View Point. This vantage point offers better views of majestic mountains, including Tilicho Peak, Khangsar Khang, Gangapurna, and many more. Capture these stunning vistas with your camera to create lasting souvenirs.

After the hike, explore the captivating Manang Village, known for its unique charm and cultural richness. Visit the beautiful monastery, the Hundred Lama’s Cave, and the picturesque Marsyangdi River. Immerse yourself in the local culture and take in the serene surroundings of Manang. Your overnight stay will be at a comfortable lodge, ensuring a restful night after a day of exploration and acclimatization.

Day 7 : Trek to Khangsar 3745 m or Sirikharka  4 hours walk overnight at lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3745m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on a captivating trek from Manang to Khangsar, a journey that unfolds the beauty of the Himalayan landscapes. The trek takes approximately 4 hours, leading you to Khangsar at 3745 m or Sirikharka. Along this scenic route, you'll be treated to mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains and natural wonders.

Your overnight stay will be at a comfortable lodge, offering a well-deserved rest after a day of trekking. Enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan setting as you prepare for the next leg of your adventure.

Day 8 : Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4200 m 5 ½ hours walk overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4200m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on an exhilarating trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp, a journey that promises awe-inspiring views and natural wonders. The trek spans approximately 5 ½ hours, leading you to the enchanting Tilicho Base Camp at 4200 m.

As you traverse this scenic route, immerse yourself in the pristine landscapes and captivating mountain vistas. The trek offers a unique blend of adventure and tranquility, with every step bringing you closer to the majestic Himalayan surroundings.

Your overnight stay at a cozy lodge ensures a comfortable rest, allowing you to recharge for the next leg of your trekking adventure. Prepare to witness the breathtaking beauty of Tilicho Base Camp as you continue your exploration of this Himalayan gem.

Day 9 : Early in the morning, we will hike to the world's highest Tilicho Lake 4919 m then back to Sirikharka total walk 7 ½ hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4420m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on a mesmerizing trek to Tilicho Lake, the world's highest lake at an elevation of 4919 meters. Begin your day early, as you hike to Tilicho, where a breathtaking panorama unfolds before you. Marvel at the stunning views of Tilicho Peak, Mt. Annapurna I, Chulu East, Chulu West, and more, creating a memorable experience at this Himalayan gem.

After soaking in the beauty of Tilicho Lake, begin your descent, trekking down to Sirikharka. The trek back spans approximately 7 ½ hours, allowing you to relish the serene landscapes and capture the memories of this remarkable adventure. Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Sirikharka offers a well-deserved rest, ensuring you're ready for the next chapter of your Himalayan journey.

Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4420 m, 5 hours walk overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4420m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on an invigorating trek from Sirikharka to Yak Kharka, a journey that promises awe-inspiring mountain views and a blend of adventure and tranquility. The trek spans approximately 5 hours, leading you to the picturesque Yak Kharka at 4420 meters.

As you traverse this scenic route, relish the stunning landscapes and the crisp mountain air. The trek offers captivating views of the surrounding peaks, creating a memorable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Yak Kharka ensures a peaceful rest, allowing you to recharge for the next leg of your trekking adventure. Prepare to witness the beauty of Yak Kharka as you continue your exploration of this high-altitude Himalayan destination.

Day 11 : Trek to Thorang High Camp 4800 m, 5 hours walk overnight at High Camp Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4800m
Day Activity
Walking


We are ready on an exhilarating journey as you trek to Thorang High Camp, situated at an elevation of 4800 meters. The trek spans approximately 5 hours, offering a thrilling adventure amidst the Himalayan landscapes. Your overnight stay at the High Camp Lodge ensures not only a comfortable rest but also an immersive experience in the heart of the mountains.

As you traverse this scenic route, relish the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and immerse yourself in the pristine mountain environment. The trek to Thorang High Camp combines adventure with breathtaking vistas, creating a memorable chapter in your Himalayan expedition.

Prepare for an unforgettable experience as you reach Thorang High Camp, where every step brings you closer to the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 12 : We will have breakfast early in the morning and then crossing the pass Thorang-la 5416 m After that, we will trek down to Muktinath 7 hours walk overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5416m
Day Activity
Walking

We are ready on an extraordinary trek from Thorang-la Pass to Muktinath, a journey that promises both adventure and spiritual significance. Begin your day with an early breakfast, gearing up for the highlight of your trek – crossing the majestic Thorang-la Pass at an elevation of 5416 meters. The pass offers awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

After conquering Thorang-la Pass, descend into the serene landscapes as you trek down to Muktinath. The trek spans approximately 7 hours, allowing you to absorb the natural beauty and spiritual aura of the region. Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Muktinath provides a peaceful rest after a day filled with both physical and spiritual accomplishments.

Prepare to be captivated by the cultural and religious significance of Muktinath, a sacred destination that holds a special place in the hearts of pilgrims and trekkers alike. As you continue your journey, relish the tranquil surroundings and the sense of achievement that comes with reaching Muktinath after crossing the iconic Thorang-la Pass.

Day 13 : Trek from Muktinath 5 hours walk to Jomsom 2600 m, overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
910m
Day Activity
Flight to Pokhara

We are ready on a scenic trek from Muktinath, a sacred destination, to Jomsom, situated at an elevation of 2600 meters. The trek spans approximately 5 hours, offering a delightful journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Himalayas.

As you descend from Muktinath, relish the serene surroundings and the unique cultural atmosphere of the region. The trek to Jomsom provides an opportunity to soak in the spiritual energy of Muktinath while gradually making your way to the lower elevations.

Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Jomsom ensures a restful night, allowing you to reflect on the cultural and natural wonders experienced during your trek. Prepare to be enchanted by the beauty of the journey and the tranquil ambiance of Jomsom, a picturesque town nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.


 

Day 14 : Early in the morning, we will take a 25 minutes flight from Jomsom to Pokhara Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
910m
Day Activity
Flight return

Start your day with a captivating 25-minute flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, immersing yourself in the breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayan landscapes. Upon reaching Pokhara, your overnight accommodation awaits at Hotel Orchid, providing a comfortable stay with bed and breakfast amenities.

Indulge in the convenience and hospitality of Hotel Orchid, ensuring a delightful overnight experience in this picturesque city. Your journey concludes with a relaxing stay, allowing you to unwind and reflect on the memorable moments of your Himalayan adventure.

Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Return to Kathmandu

We are get ready on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, immersing yourself in the diverse landscapes of Nepal. Upon your return, enjoy a delightful evening with a dinner that encapsulates the essence of typical Nepali culture, creating a memorable experience. Your overnight stay at the hotel includes comfortable accommodations with bed and breakfast, ensuring a restful night in the heart of Kathmandu. Relish the fusion of cultural immersion and hospitality as you conclude your journey with this unique and enriching experience.

Day 16 : Departure to the airport for onward destination to return.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

Treat in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, savoring the last moments of your stay. After checking out, prepare for your final departure to the airport. A swift 25-minute journey via private transport ensures a comfortable and timely transfer for your onward destination. Bid farewell to your temporary abode, taking with you the cherished memories of your journey as you embark on the next leg of your adventure. Have a Safe travels!!

What are included in my Package?

The Trip cost will be very depending on the Group Size, duration of days and services basis. Make your own team to customize the Price so contact us about the tour packages via Email: nabinkarki04@gmail.com with your details to obtain a quote.

  • Airport pick up & drops by private car with warm welcome
  • Kathmandu to Dharapany by Private Jeep of Our Office
  • Flight Ticket cost Jomsom to Pokhara including trekking Guide
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Return by Tourist bus
  • Jomsom to Kathmandu return transportation cost for Porter
  •  All ground Transportation as per Program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee
  • Fresh Fruits, Choco Bars, Cheese ( As a Extra Services for our Guests)
  •  Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast
  • An Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guests to carry your luggage
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation (ACAP) entry permit's
  • (TIMS) Trekkers information Management System
  •  First Aid kit with necessary medicine
  • Guide and porter salary including Food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Magic Treks Duffle Bags to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Himalayan Magic Trek’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant
  •  Guide & porter insurance during the trekking and if you need extra services  ''Please feel free to inform us''

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects & Tips

Route Map

Airport Reception:

Upon your arrival at the airport our representatives person with a Himalayan Magic Treks (LOGO) sign board, to show you on your arrival exit gate. Who taking care of you with reception then safely drive to the hotel, Briefing about program details before going to Mountains. At the airport we cannot enter the interior of the airport because a person who doesn’t have a plane ticket is not allowed to enter.

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to serve the customers with the most standard level. As for the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even Mountain guest houses during the trek according to their need and requirement. We provide convenient Guest House with sound environment and hygienic foods for the guest to make healthy their trip. Everest region is popular and has wonderful accommodation facility compared to the condition of elderly times.

Meals in the Mountains:

We get a paradise of delicious food in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Lodge trek we get to eat Continental, Indian and Nepali menu choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our Guides (Leader) will manage and advice the Food for beloved Guests to be satisfy

Trekking Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, dangerous weather, health issues; any of these situations is enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since many years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. Our Guides are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. Our staffs have received proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas. They are also entirely aware of correct knowledge of first aid to the victims. We have never and will never compromise on the safety to our clients; therefore, we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they needs.

Field Staffs Rules:

To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need adequate number of staffs. It includes guide, porter, driver, assistant guide and so on. We provide guide in every trip while one assistant guide to every 4-9 group of guests and two with every 10 crew. As for the porters, we send 1 porter for every 2 guest. The number of porter also varies to the load of the clients; a porter’s maximum load is 25 kg. Our staffs are professional and expert guides (leader) who can speak languages like English, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other as required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demands.

Trekking Equipment:

Equipment does matter to make your trip comfortable and better so you must be serious about check list before going to trek. We advice to take general equipment for the trek click here on link about equipment lists

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till in your final departure date airport drop services.

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which offer beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons.

Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).

Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer to trek around Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo and Nar Phu Valley since they are rain shadow areas. Everest Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Annapurna Trekking as well as Tibet trek are always better to trek in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trial. Nepal Trekking in Everest Base Camp does not require past experience or extreme fitness even though we have more challenging routes in different region compared to that of Everest. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day. We always provide the detail in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping and other workouts will definitely be beneficial in such challenging routes.

Acclimatization in the Mountain Side:

Altitude sickness is a major risk when trekking. You might experience it on any trails above 2,500 m however; good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights and altitude so, for this we have life saving appropriate acclimatization days during the trek, We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever the situation gets worse.

Eco Friendly:

Our only goal in the Himalayas is to leave the memories and foot prints; Himalayan Magic Treks is concerned on environment pollution issue and global warming. We are always serious and genuine about our garbage during the trek especially during camping. We collect the rubbish and dump it to the proper place to protect our environment and also appeal our clients to do the same. We partake in every program conducted in KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and other environmental conservation programs. We want to promote Safe environment act and stand against pollution & global warming.

Tailor-Made Itinerary:

Sometimes trekking in the Himalayan region passes through unexpected complication like natural calamity, health challenges and many other problems that might result to the changes of the itinerary. So, we kindly request you to cooperate with your guide and the team in such situation.

Client Reviews

Matthew Pilott

Matthew Pilott

United Kingdom, 15th December, 2021

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

We had an excellent trip with Himalayan Magic Treks (HMT) in December, organised by Nabin and led by Krishna. We chose HMT after emailing our travel dates and a rough plan to five trekking companies, and Nabin's response was the best - he'd put together an itinerary that perfectly matched the dates and places we wanted to see. We also found HMT and Nabin on the TAAN website showing HMT is a registered trekking company, which was reassuring.

We organised using email and it generally went well, the only issue was where $30 went missing when paying the deposit. Turns out if you are paying £GBP to Nepal (in $USD) the 'Agency' bank in America will take a large cut - something to be aware of if you are making a similar payment.

We were met at the airport and got to the hotel quickly and without fuss (airport wasn't quick but that's another story) and had a half-day tour with a very engaging guide. The next day we were on our way to the Annapurna ranges for a 15 day trek that took us from Besi Sahar to Tilicho Lal and over the Thorong La, down to Tatopani and over Poon Hill (an excellent itinerary, we drove the stint from Muktinath to Ghasa due to time constraints).

Krishna was an excellent guide, although not a 'cultural' guide (i.e. fluent in English and someone to talk you through everywhere you visit. This would cost more, ask if you are interested, we weren't aware beforehand this was an option). He arranged everything including accommodation, meals (always made sure we were fed promptly and even helped the chef!), and the route, meaning we had very little to do apart from enjoy the amazing scenery, absorb the culture and get some miles under the belt (from 5 - 8 hours normally, a couple of longer days) while our porter Nara ably took care of our luggage. Krishna was also very aware of safety and AMS; he walked with us when things got tricky and gave us space when we wanted to do our own thing.

We made a couple of suggestions about the route (e.g. avoiding the road) but found we did have to ask for it, otherwise we'd follow the path of least resistentce. Unless the request wasn’t possible, Krishna was more than happy to oblige, but we did have to be proactive.

The trek was during winter and we were very lucky with weather and a lack of snow (crossed Thorong La between Christmas and NYE), but it was very cold - intensely so at times. The sleeping bags provided were amazing. The lodges do vary in quality a lot at that time of year - frozen pipes mean no running water and no showers, but we could get a bucket of warm water to wash. Krishna used pre-determined tea houses, which were always of decent quality, but this meant that if they were struggling with winter or something was broken we couldn't look for somewhere better for that night; they were also often very quiet and we were the only people there, which is good and bad but it would have been nice to stay with more fellow trekkers (doubt this would be an issue in summer!). In saying that, we never got sick once, so the kitchen hygiene must have been excellent (plus we used drops for drinking water).

Some highlights - getting a local bus, as 'tourist' busses were hard to come by during the ongoing fuel problems; the locals were very friendly, curious and we loved giving our own plot lines to the Nepali films they played. Dal Bhat - could not get enough. It's what they cook for themselves, eat it! Scenery - Gangapurna glacier, the climb to Thorong La, Dhaulagiri+Annapurna+Machhapuchhre+Manaslu from Poon Hill, the Kali Gandaki gorge. World class views day after day...

Thanks Nabin, Krishna and Nara for an amazing trip!

Deise D

Deise D

Brazil, 8th January, 2021

Great time in Annapurna trekking!

I had a great time in Nepal, this trekking was incredible and memorable in my life, the guide Sitaram and porter Cheit was like my brothers, always helping me to keep walking, although I am a beginner tracker I felt supported all the time.
The local staff (Kathmandu) Nabin also was very friendly and ready to help, I highly recommend this agency.

Tetiey

Tetiey

Singapore, 8th October, 2016

Thorang La Pass and Tilicho Lake at Annapurna Circuit

Amazing guide. Well planned. Managed to complete the trek earlier than expected. Guide is flexible enough to trek to different location for the spare time i had.
Highly recommended.

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