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Short Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trek Gourmet Tour

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Per Person
$2750

Short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho lake Gourmet trek

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek takes us to one o Nepal’s highest lake in the Manang District. This “classic” journey of Annapurna Circuit combined with Tilicho Lake Trek starts with a drive to Besisahar in the lowland paddy fields, gaining altitude steadily along the Marshyangdi River. It passes through oak and pine forests and eventually emerging into high altitude desert country at Manang (3597 m.) and above. These days there is a fair-weather road from Besisahar all the way to Manang. However, we drive to Koto to allow our bodies to adjust to the altitude slowly.

We stay an extra night at Manang to allow acclimatization by taking a hike to a higher elevation.

From Manang, we move away from the main trail towards Khangsar village and further on to Tilicho Base camp, where there are a few lodges. We hike up to Tilicho Lake, which takes about 3 hours and an altitude gain of some 750 meters. It is a fantastic environment, with the Lake appearing a beautiful Turquoise on sunny days. It is a reasonably large Lake, which is 4 km in length, and the deepest part is 85 meters deep. We retrace our steps to Tilicho Base camp, upper Khangsar, cross the Marsyangdi River to join the main trail again the following day on to Thorung high camp.

The 1600 meters descent from Thorung La pass 5416 meters is equally amazing and varied. The trail from the pass takes Marsyangdi towards the Kali Gandaki valley and descends through Muktinath’s village. We trek to Jomsom the next day. It is a short day of hiking. The trek ends in Jomsom. Jomsom lies in the windy Kali Gandaki valley below the towering Mount Nilgiri, 7061 meters. We fly out to Pokhara the next morning.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gourmet trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting 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 part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of 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 at all times 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.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.

    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 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 (best trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  • 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.