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Annapurna Semi Circuit And Tilicho Pass Trekking - 18 Days

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $1795 USD per trip
  • Duration

    18 days

  • Starting Location

    Picked up by our representative at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and then escort you to the hotel. During the period, you will be informed about trip details, trekking info, planning and other related information that you might require in Nepal.

  • Price Includes

    SEMI-PACKAGE SERVICE DETAILS: KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace. Accommodations Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara at up to 3 star hotels which includes breakfast in morning. Accommodation in Tea house lodge during trekking. Most of the tea houses are basic standard. Round trip Land transportation as per the destination and itinerary. One day Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. Note: Entrance fees are not included with this package. English Speaking experienced Trekking Guide (Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder), one extra assistant trek leader for above 10 pax group. 1 porter for 2 person basis (Carry max. 25 Kgs per porter) during the trek. All official document process charges including Trek Permit, TIMS card & any required permits or Official Documentation for trekking. Insurance, Transportation, Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges for Porters and Guides during the trek. Emergency helicopter rescue and evacuation coordination service (This is only in case of emergencies, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter evacuation charge- US$ 2500 per/Hour if necessary. So all our valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary Travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed). Down Jacket, sleeping bag, Osho World Adventure trekking kit bag/duffel bag, First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only), T-shirt and Trekking maps.Note: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag and Trekking Kit Bag/Duffel Bag must be returned to the company after completing the trekking. Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees. Farewell Dinner at Standard restaurant with Nepali cultural dance. FULL-BOARD SERVICE DETAILS: KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/van/ Hiace. Welcome and Farewell Dinner with Nepali Cultural Dance show. Accommodations Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu at 3 to 4 Star hotel and 2 to 3 star hotel in pokhara with breakfast. All kind of meal including breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with accommodation (except dessert item). Round trip Land trasportation as per the destination and itinerary. English Speaking experienced Trekking Guide (Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder), one extra assistant trek leader for above 8 pax group. 1 porter for 2 person basis (Carry max. 25 Kgs per porter) during the trek. All official document process charges including Trek Permit, TIMS card & any required permits or Official Documentation for trekking. Insurance, Transportation, Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges for Porters and Guides during the trek. One day sight seeing of Kathmandu valley. Note: Entrance fees are included with this package. Down Jacket, sleeping bag, Osho World Adventure trekking kit bag/duffel bag, First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only), T-shirt and Trekking maps. Note: Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag and Trekking Kit Bag/Duffel Bag must be returned to the company after completing the trekking. Emergency helicopter rescue and evacuation coordination service (This is only in case of emergencies, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter evacuation charge- US$ 2500 per/Hour if necessary. So all our valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary Travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed). One day free Yoga & Meditation Course in Kathmandu. Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.

  • Notes

    Semi-package service features cost excludes: International Airfare to and from your country to Nepal. Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.) Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended). Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu – keep $ 5 to 10 per meal in Tourist Restaurant. All kind of meals such as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc in mountains. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts etc., in Trek. Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delay, health problems and helicopter rescue in Trek. Expenses beyond our control. Personal expenses, such as the phone calls, laundry service, internet, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower, etc.. Any other cost, which is not mentioned above. Tips for staff. Full-board package cost excludes: International Airfare to and from your country. Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. You will also require 2 passport size photos). Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended). Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara – keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant. Extra accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early return from trekking than schedule itinerary. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek. Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delay, health problems and helicopter rescue in Trek. Expenses beyond our control. Personal expenses, such as the phone calls, laundry service, internet, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower, etc. Any other cost, which is not mentioned above. Tips for staff.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Finest treks in Nepal, walking through rhododendron forest, typical mountain village.
  • Beautiful sunrise view and snow-capped mountain from PoonHill surrounded by a wall of 8090 meter Himalaya peaks.
  • Variety of landscape trekking into the sanctuary typical Gurung villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, & Chomorung Hille, natural Hot spring.
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) Base Camp (many say the most magnificent mountain in the world).

Guide

Trip Info

Annapurna Semi Circuit Trek and Tilicho Pass Trekking is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal and probably the worlds’ favorites trekking destination which offers panoramic views of the three giant and the highest 8000m mountain range Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu including arrays of over 6000m snow capped peaks.The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source, the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands.

Tilicho trail provides the world’s best trekking routes, including variety of scenery and culture than can be found in any other Himalayan region. This route via Tilicho Lake and the two high passes Masokanto La 5,099 m and Tilicho Pass 5,230 m is still used and offers the adventurous trekkers to altitude pass and with technical conditions like use of rope.Most of the tribal inhabitants are Thakalis, Gurung’s, Magars, and further north lives the Manang people of Tibetan origin. Trek follows the Yak country and finally over to the Tilicho pass 5,230 m and Mesokanto-la, 5,099m pass offering fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.

On the first day, you will be picked up by our representative at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and then escort you to the hotel. During this period, you will be informed about trip details, trekking info, planning and other related information that you might require in Nepal.

Day 02:
Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

We will have half day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley which includes a visit to Pashupati temple, Baudha Nath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar squares.

Note: There are other beautiful place in Kathmandu valley such as Kapan monastry, Swoyambhunath, Nagarkot, Godavari Botanical Park, etc. Please inform us which place you want to visit as it is not possible to visit all place in single day.

Day 03:
Drive to Besisahar (823 m) and continue to Ngadi (1,150m, 6-7 hrs journeys).

After early breakfast a scenic drive leads towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. Just few hours before the road that leads to Pokhara, route diverts from Dumre town towards north to Beshishar.

On reaching Beshishar which is a large town and it’s the district headquarter of Lamjung region, the drive continues towards Ngadi for your overnight rest.

Day 04:
Trek to Jagat (1,290 m, 6 hrs walks).

Today’s walk begins with an easy winding path after Ngadi, heading to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field the walk again gets gradual for a short while, as the going gets better another half hour climb brings you at the top of Bhaundanda. From here the trek descends passing through the farm terraces then reaching Syange village after crossing a long suspension bridge; with a short break walk continues on the gradual path for a short while, then climbing higher above from the river valley, the steep climb lasts for an hour. Once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat. From here another hour of pleasant walk brings you to your overnight rest at Jagat.

Day 05:
Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m, 6hrs walks).

From this village Jagat, a gradual walk leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, from Chamje a short walk leads to a suspension bridge over the raging Marsyangdi river, after the crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. Leaving Tal the walk gets easier on the gentle path till to a bridge, from here a short climb to a small place with few teahouses, the walk winds on the up and downhill path coming to a large bridge, after the bridge another hour of great walk brings to the village of Dharapani.

Day 06:
Trek to Chame (2,715 m, 5-6 hrs Trek).

From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climb through forests to Bagarchhap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant cool morning walk, altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi and the alpine region passing through farm area, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, half hour of easy walk brings to the village town of Chame for the overnight stop. Chame an important place of Manang region, and the district headquarters.

Day 07:
Trek to Pisang (3,185 m, 6 hrs Trek).

The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the wind swept village of Pisang.

Day 08:
Trek to Manang (3,350 m, 4-5 hrs Trek).

From Pisang onwards the walks leads with the constant view of the high snow capped peaks. The walk climbs steeply up for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top of a small hill.
This grand spot offers a dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdre village with it’s short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk from here is on the downhill and gradual path all the way to Hongdre, from Hongdre the trek is more or less flat on the wide trail most of the way to Manang, adding a slight touch of altitude as you near to the village of Braga and Manang, here with time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

Day 09:
Rest day at Manang.

A necessary day to REST and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III [7,555 mtrs.], Gangapurna [7,454 mtrs.] to the South – Tilicho [7,132 mtrs.] and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West [6,583 mtrs.] and Chulu East [6,059 mtrs.] to the North.

Day 10:
Trek to Khangsar (3,734 m, 4-5 hrs Trek).

From Manang walk follows for a while on the main trail of Annapurna circuit, then reaching the lastvillageofManang, leaving the main trail towards Tilocho on the south-west route after four hours of good walk reaching at Khangsar for the overnight stop and the last village before Thinegaon and Jomsom.

Day 11:
Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,140 m, 3-4 hrs Trek).

The walk from Khangsar leads to absolute wilderness in the barren region, the walk leads down hill for a while, then it starts to climb on the windswept terrain with few patches of small tress and alpine shrubs, the walk finally leads to the turquoise lake of Tilicho and of the holy lake for the Hindu’s and Buddhist there is two teahouse or a lodge by the shore of the lake, overnight camp by the lake shore with time for short hike around.

Day 12:
Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,800 m, 4-5 hrs walks).

After a wonderful time here, the trackleadsfurtheron for 4 hours in perfect natural windswept landscapes on leaving the Tilicho Lake heading towards the high pass of Tilicho, on arriving at Namaphu the base of the high pass of Tilicho and Masokanto which are over 5,000m pass. Overnight camp on the meadow chances of seeing some wildlife mountain antelopes, musk deer or the elusive snow leopard around this area.

Day 13:
Trek to Nama Phu (3,510 m) via Masokanto La (5,099 m, 5-6 hrs Trek).

Today starting early to encounter the passes traversing the Tilicho high pass and then descend towards Masokanta base after a break here, walking slowly on the rocky rubbles where the path can be misleading following our expert guides towards the top of Masokanta overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding peaks of Tilicho and Nilgiri’s with Dhaulagiri’s towards south west. The walk descends to camp on the summer pasture on route Jomsom after a hard trek of 6 hours. In snow conditions can take 2 hrs long.

Day 14:
Trek to Thinigaoan (2,850 m) via Kaisang (3,280 m, 5-6 hrs Trek).

After the hard walk of previous day, the trek today is much easier on the downhill slopes towards Kaisang overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks on reaching Kaisang a small Shepards spot, time permitting heading towards the Thinigaon a large village perched above Jomsom and Kaligandaki Valley. On reaching Thinigaon after a good walk of few hours from Kaisang, overnight camp by the village.

Day 15:
Trek to Jomsom (2,713 m, 2-3 hrs Trek).

The final day of this great adventure leads to Jomsom with 1-2 hours of easy and leisurely walk passing through several scattered houses and farm places, then reaching towards civilizations at Jomsom where you can party with the fellow members, guides and porters after the great adventurous journey.

Day 16:
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Early morning flight to Pokhara, on arrival our staff will pick you up for the short drive back to respective Hotel, afternoon sightseeing of Pokhara and boat ride.

Day 17:
Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the scenic busy highway following the River Trisuli and then a long up hill drive to reach the outskirt of Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu check in to respective Hotel.

Note: Transportation depends on your package, please inform us for which transportation you want to choose.

Day 18:
Free airport transfer for final departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our office staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

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