Why will you enjoy the Short Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake Trek 12-day itinerary?
The Annapurna Circuit, including Tilicho Lake, is a fantastic itinerary for all ages of nature excursionists. The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake offers lush landscapes in the arid desert-like terrain. It’s a one-time-do trekking destination in Nepal, which entertains travelers in each step with its dramatic sights of mother nature and makes the journey more remarkable.
The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek comes under the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), which protects all kinds of flora and fauna from extinction. While rambling, there are possibilities to encounter a diversity of wild species along with a diversity of flora, including rhododendron trees. Langur, bear, blue sheep, mountain goat, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, pine tree, juniper, alpine trees, etc. are some of the examples of flora and fauna that can be encountered while doing this trek.
The mountains that can be seen during the 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake are: Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), III (7,555 m/24,787 ft), IV (7,525 m/24,688 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Lamjung HImal (6,983 m/22,910 ft), Pisang Peak (6,091 m/19,984 ft), etc.
The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek passes through many settlements like Chame, Pisang, Manang, Siri Kharka, Tilicho Base Camp, Yak Kharka, Leader, Phedi, High Camp, Muktinath, and Tatopani. It helps travelers witness the culture and livelihood of local communities in the Annapurna region closely. It might be an opportunity for trekkers to learn and exchange cultures.
While roaming around Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake, nature excursionists will witness the adorable beauty of Mother Nature. Towering waterfalls, blooms of rhododendron during spring, white snow-capped mountains, vibrant hills, lush landscapes, Tilicho Lake, religious aspects, Thorong La Pass, etc. are the highlights of the trek. Which makes the journey more fun as well as once-in-a-lifetime achievements.
A typical day during the 12-day Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake
Every day, the journey will begin at 7-8 AM, following a hearty and delicious breakfast of your choosing. We pause for lunch after three hours of walking, and then we move on to our next destination. Every day, a porter will pick up and drop off your stuff at your next destination.
As you are trekking, you will encounter varieties of flora and fauna, as well as beautiful landscapes, countryside, towering waterfalls, and stunning mountains. If you want to know anything about it, feel free to ask your guide. He or she will be very happy to answer all your questions.
A 5- to 6-hour walking day is the goal of the Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake Trek. From the tea huts, depart early in the morning and arrive at the next destination on schedule. Your guide will give a brief overview of the schedule for the following day every night.
What to Expect During the Short Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake Trek?
The 12-day Annapurna Short Circuit with Tilicho Lake journey is an epic hiking destination for all nature enthusiasts. In the meantime, a traveler gets an opportunity to encounter a mixture of tastes. Why are they doing this trip? The jewel of Nepal, spreading the brightness to every single tourer's hearts with its adorable beauty and pureness.
The actual journey starts from Chame and leads you towards Tilicho Lake (4,919 meters) (the world's highest lake), Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters) (the highest pass), Muktinath (a holy place), and the drive to Pokhara. As it rambles through the short itinerary of 12 days, the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake, trekkers get an opportunity to encounter a wide range of vegetation, a mix of cultures of local communities, religious aspects, crystal-clear snow-capped mountains, etc.
The prayer flags, prayer wheels, memorials, monasteries, caves, and Muktinath temple are the extra attractions of the trek. A traveler cannot find the variety of nature that the Short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek offers. The journey starts with greenery and leads through alpine trees and treeless areas. After passing, the excursionist will get to see grayish land like a desert, which is amazing. The 12-day journey is an epic trekking destination, where travelers will experience the beauty of nature along with local cultures and religious aspects.
Why are acclimitazation hikes important?
While rambling at high altitude, acclimatization hikes are important to prevent altitude sickness. During this journey, spending nights above four thousand meters is the maximum. A backpacker needs to make their body friendly to nature. A short hike on your rest day will help.
After stepping towards Annapurna Short Circuit with Tilicho Lake for 12 days, there is a rest or acclimatization day at Manang Village, which lies at an altitude of 3,519 meters (11,545 ft). It is important for every explorer to have a rest day, especially for beginners. On this day, a hiker should do a short trek to Chhonker View Point, where massive mountains, an eye-catching landscape, and stunning valleys await.
On your rest day, an alpinist can do a day trip to Ice Lake, which takes 6-7 hours both ways. The trail leads to a steep ascent on the way to the lake and a steep descent on the way back, but the glimpse from the top is stunningly rewarding. The close eyeshot of Annapurna 2, 3, 4, Gangapurna, and Chulu Peak, along with Ice Lake, is mind-blowing. It could also be the best idea to acclimate yourself.
Who can join this adventure?
The Short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a moderate-to-challenging nature of adventure that is fully rewarding. The journey starts at an altitude of 2,680 meters (8,790 feet), which might be challenging and difficult for the beginner voyager. To do this adventure, we strongly advise all the hikers that they need to have good physical fitness to make this trip more easy and comfortable.
What is the age limit for the Annapurna Short Circuit with Tilicho Lake Journey?
For the short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek, there is no age limitation or any age boundaries. Between the ages of eight and roughly seventy, they can do this trek. The most important part is good physical fitness. Many people above seventy with good physical strength have done this trek. I strongly suggest to those people who are not really good at physical and old voyages that they should do the Annapurna circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek for 18 days, which is comparatively easier than this journey.
Is the Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake Trek possible for differently abled people?
The answer is yes! The differently abled people can also do the Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek, but they need a special team and good friends who can keep their eyes on him or her. The adventure consists of lots of steep ascending and descending on a rough and rocky trail, as well as a landslide section where he or she might need to be carried due to safety reasons. He or she needs an extra personal porter who can amble around him or her all the time. If their dream is to do one adventure in the alps before it gets too late, Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. is the perfect place to make your dreams come true with our expertise.
Is it good for heart disease travelers?
More importantly, we won’t suggest people with certain medical issues like heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, lung problems, etc. for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek. Such diseases are not good at cold and high altitudes, which may cause serious issues. It’s an important notice to all travelers: if you have any health-related issues, let your travel companies know about them. They are experts and will suggest whether you can continue or not, or may suggest some other easy itinerary like the Ghorepani Pooh Trek and the Everest View Trek.
How do I prepare for the Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Tilicho Lake Trek?
Physical fitness is very important for everyone to keep themselves fit and fine, especially for alpine travelers. The short 12-day itinerary of the Annapurna circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek has lots of difficulties as well as gaining altitude very quickly.
Cardio training, swimming, yoga, gym, regular jugging, etc. are some of the fitness training you can practice before coming for this trip, which makes your muscles strong and increases your stamina. While hiking, trekkers will face many steep ascents and descents along an uneven, rough, and rocky track. If you possess such fitness, then trekkers will easily do the Short Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake and enjoy every single moment.
Every day, one-to-two hours of regular jogging at home a month before this adventure is very important to enjoy this journey without any burden. It makes their calf strong, ankles flexible, and provides strength, which are essential for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek because this venture contains many ascending and descending steps on a rough and uneven trail.
What should I pack for the Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake Adventure?
Rambling to Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake Trek is an activity of escorting at high elevation. Proper packing of gear is a bottom-line activity for real hikers. According to the timing and situation, the voyager needs to pack the bag and make this journey beautiful, not a hardship.
What should I pack during the autumn season?
The weather in the autumn at Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake averages around 15 degrees Celsius during the day and gets colder in the morning and evening. Also, at the end of the season, it gets freezing cold or might get snow sometimes on the top. So, an excursionist needs to pack a down jacket, windproof jackets and pants, warm thermals, extra fleeces, a warm beanie, a scarf, warm shocks, warm gloves, crampons, headlights, sunscreen, a poncho, etc.
Backpack for Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Odyssey during Spring
During spring, the temperature at Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake is average—not really cold nor too hot. The temperature remains around 20 degrees Celsius during the day, and the chances of rainfall are low to no rain. A backpacker needs to pack the following gear during spring: a down jacket, sleeping bag, warm shocks, beanie, hat, sunblock, thermals, windproof jacket, poncho, etc.
What should I pack during the winter and monsoon?
Winter and monsoon are the off-season for trekking in Nepal. In the meantime, the temperature and weather conditions are not suitable for the Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek. In winter, the temperature drops and becomes freezing cold. So the traveler needs to pack a down jacket, warm thermals, a windproof jacket, warm shocks, warm globes, a warm beanie, a scarf, etc.
Whereas there is heavy rainfall during the monsoon around Annapurna Circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek, trails become slippery and muddy, and there are chances of landslides. The journey becomes wet and challenging in the meantime. If anyone would love to travel during the monsoon, the ambler needs to pack a fully waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, waterproof shoes, poncho, warm thermals, warm woolen gloves, fleece, etc.
*Note: Please kindly go through the equipment list, where we have listed all the trekking gear required for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek for 2024–2025.
Why choose Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek?
While choosing us (Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd.), Ambler will get lots of benefits. Not only the best cost, but also the real value of the money you pay and the trust you have put in us. We organize the trip with expert leaders who have more than 7 years of guiding experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. They have knowledge of good speaking, friendly nature, places, routes, mountains, culture, and traditions, and more importantly, they are familiar with the locals there.
Some of the benefits you will get from joining us during the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake are:
- Free airport pick-up and drop-off services
- Complementary farewell dinner
- Company t-shirt and certificate
- 24/7 available
- Professional and expert mountain leader
- Down jacket, duffel bag, and sleeping bag (returnable)
- Free storage of extra luggage at Kathmandu
- Oximeter and first-aid kit during the trek
- No hidden cost or policy