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Short Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Wellness Trekking Tour

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 persons
Private Tour Min 2 persons

Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Wellness trek

Embarking on the captivating Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trek in Nepal, you will be mesmerized by the astounding natural beauty that unfolds. This iconic journey takes you on a remarkable exploration of the Manang District, leading you to one of Nepal’s highest lakes.

As your adventure commences, you will traverse through lowland paddy fields, following a picturesque path alongside the Marshyangdi River. With each step, the air becomes crisper, gradually distancing you from the hustle and bustle of city life and immersing you in the serenity of nature. The trail weaves its way through lush oak and pine forests, providing a refreshing canopy of green that shields you from the radiant sun.

As you ascend steadily, the landscape undergoes a dramatic transformation. The once verdant surroundings give way to a rugged high-altitude desert, bestowing a surreal charm upon the terrain. Upon reaching the village of Manang, perched at an elevation of 3597 meters, you will pause to acclimatize, relishing the opportunity to savour breathtaking vistas afforded by leisurely hikes to higher elevations.

Leaving the main trail behind, you will venture towards the hidden Tilicho Lake gem. Passing through the picturesque Khangsar village, your journey continues to Tilicho Base Camp, an oasis amidst untamed wilderness. With great anticipation and a captivating three-hour hike, you will ascend 750 meters to the shores of Tilicho Lake. Bathed in sunlight, the lake sparkles with a mesmerizing turquoise hue, casting a spell of enchantment upon all who behold it. Its vast expanse, stretching over 4 kilometres, boasts unrivalled tranquillity and offers a sense of wonder.
With Tilicho Lake forever imprinted in your memory, you will retrace your steps to Tilicho Base Camp, bidding farewell to this pristine sanctuary.

As you resume your journey, the trail rejoins the main path, leading you towards the awe-inspiring Thorung High Camp. The thrill of anticipation courses through your veins as you approach the renowned Thorung La Pass, standing tall at 5416 meters. Each step brings you closer to the heavens, embracing the exhilarating challenge that awaits.

From the pass, a breathtaking descent unfolds, unveiling an extraordinary tapestry of landscapes. The trail meanders through the Marsyangdi Valley, offering glimpses of its rugged beauty, before guiding you to the ancient village of Muktinath. Here, amidst the richness of cultural heritage, you will find solace and enlightenment.

As your trek nears its conclusion, you will venture towards Jomsom, a haven nestled in the windswept Kali Gandaki valley. With the imposing presence of Mount Nilgiri as a constant reminder of nature’s grandeur, you will bid farewell to the trekking trails and take to the skies, soaring above the clouds on a short flight that transports you back to the vibrant city of Pokhara.
The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek is a journey that defies boundaries. It immerses you in the rugged beauty of the Himalayas, Tilicho Lake’s serenity, the Manang District’s cultural tapestry, and the indomitable spirit of adventure. Let this remarkable escapade engrave unforgettable memories in your heart as you immerse yourself in the harmonious rhythm of nature’s embrace.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatization to high altitudes. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • For our gourmet Wellness trekking adventures, your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitudes.

    Detailed Itinerary

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Boutique hotel in Pokhara on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Hotel/lodges while trekking on a twin-sharing basis.
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Hire Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking Chef
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for crew and porters
  • All permits
  • Twin sharing room on the trek
  • All meals on the trek (healthiest trekking meals in the whole of the Himalayas)
  • Domestic airfare

Cost Excludes:

  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tip at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.