Classic Annapurna circuit trek via Tilicho Lake & Poon hill

Classic Annapurna circuit trek via Tilicho Lake & Poon hill 21 Days US$1425

About classic Annapurna circuit facts

Classic Annapurna circuit trek with poon hill follows the Marshyangdi & Kali Gandaki River corridor. Trekkers walk through the river bed most of the time. Diverse decoration of nature on trail spell bound the travelers with its scenic display of Himalayan panorama, picturesque valleys, ethnic villages, lush rice paddies, cascading waterfalls, cold desert, gigantic cliffs and dense forests laden with rhododendron plants. Travel around wonderful nature during Annapurna circuit trek including Tilicho Lake.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a journey of a lifetime, where you will experience the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas. The trek is challenging, but it is also rewarding, as you will get to witness some of the most breathtaking views in the world. So, if you are up for an adventure, pack your bags, and head towards the Himalayas.

Trip Fact


Annapurna, Nepal


21 Days


Moderate to fairly challenging

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Thorong La 5416 m pass

Best time

March to May & Sept to Dec


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Drive & Trekking

Start from

Pokhara to Syange

End at

Nayapul - Pokhara

Classic Annapurna circuit trek overview

Classic Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake is one of the best and recommended places to discover in the Himalayas. It draws special attention of hikers from around the globe to see the highest lake, biggest pass, tenth and eighth high mountains in the world. Tea houses facility available all the way from the beginning to end along Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake Nepal.Pisang to Manang trek distance, weather, map & photos of Manang Nepal

The cultural presentation of Magar, Gurung & Tibetan people of this region will also delight you pleasingly. Walking path from Manang to Tilicho lake distance quite complicated, narrow and pass thorough landslide area. We advise all travelers to go slowly and steady with the support of experience guide. When you reach Tilicho Lake you forget all stress and difficult because of the attraction of Lake.

This trip follow the classic Annapurna circuit route till Manang village then takes few extra days to cover Annapurna circuit trek with poon hill. Sacred Tilicho Lake “The highest lake in the world” Manang valley, great landscape of mustang, surrounding Mountains & eye-catching sunrise views from Poon hill are the major treat on approach.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is considered as one of the most scenic treks in the world. This adventurous trek takes you to the heart of the Himalayas, where you will be surrounded by majestic peaks, pristine lakes, and remote villages.
Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 4,919 meters. The lake is surrounded by rugged mountains, including Tilicho Peak. After visiting Tilicho Lake, the trek retraces its steps back to Manang and then heads towards Thorong La Pass. Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the trek, located at an altitude of 5,416 meters.

The trek then descends towards Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists. After crossing Thorang la 5416m you bump into with other attractions like Muktinath Temple, a sacred place for Hindu and Buddhist devotees & Mustang Nepal. From here, you will trek through the Kali Gandaki valley to reach poon hill Nepal.

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Classic Annapurna circuit trek highlights

  • Cross Thorong la pass 5416 meters / 17769 feet enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Walk through lush forests, cascading waterfalls, alpine meadows and barren desert offers breathtaking views.
  • Encounter a fascinating mix of ethnic groups, including Gurung, Thakali and Tibetan with their unique culture and traditions.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna massif i- iv, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Tukuche peak and other mountains.
  • Trek through variety of landscapes from subtropical forests, terraced farmland to rugged, high-altitude desert of trans Himalayas.
  • Soaking in the natural hot springs at Tatopani to recover tired muscles by healing properties.
  • Manang to Mustang transverse to reach holy Muktinath admired by both Hindus and Buddhists followers.
  • Discover Kali Gandaki river gorge, the world's deepest gorge located between Dhaulagiri & Annapurna massifs.

Classic Annapurna circuit trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu Airport (TIA) Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about program agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel.

Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

Muktinath to Jomsom journey begin after Muktinath temple exploration at Ranipauwa village in mustang. The distance from Muktinath to Jomsom is about 21 kilometers and possible to go by driving or walking as per preferences. It takes about 1 hour by driving and 5 to 6 hours by walking depend on your pace.
Trail descent from Muktinath towards the Kali Gandaki river crossing Jharkot, Khingar, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti villages in Annapurna region of Nepal. This is quite popular route offer stunning views of unique landscape, mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more. Jomsom is famous for its apple orchards and strong winds that blow through Kali Gandaki valley.
After crossing suspension bridges over Kali Gandaki river, ultimately you reach Jomsom, check in hotel either rest, relax or explore around city, museum, apple orchards and interact with local etc. Muktinath to Jomsom trip is an incredible experience in Kali Gandaki valley where you witness the beauty of lower mustang closely.

Today is the final day of the trek, trail descends quite considerably to Nayapal. Nayapul marks the end of an incredible adventure on the Annapurna Circuit trek. Take some time to savor the accomplishment, reminisce about the memories made, and immerse in the beauty of surrounding mountains before heading back to civilization. From the Nayapul group will drive to Pokhara by private vehicle. Nayapul to Pokhara distance is about 45 kilometers / 28 miles. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to reach lake side Pokhara.

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will set off for Pokhara to Kathmandu journey by car, jeep, tourist bus or flight as per travel agreement. It is 25 minutes’ flight by plane. Pokhara Kathmandu road distance is 200 km / 124 miles; it takes 6-7 hours to reach. Road follow Marshyangdi river and Trishuli river exploring countryside and beautiful scenery of the foothills of Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu city you will check into hotel, rest, relax and explore the street of Thamel for souvenir shopping. Enjoy typical Nepali dinner party with culture show to celebrate successful journey.

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Syange by private vehicle
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during hiking the Annapurna circuit
  • English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Private transportation from Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for 1 night
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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What is the history of classic Annapurna circuit trek?

Annapurna circuit trek is a legendary trail of the Himalayas. It boasts a rich history with tales of intrepid explorers, cultural encounters and landscapes. In the 1950s, Brave mountaineers like Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray made landmark ascents in the Annapurna massif, sparking international interest in Annapurna region Nepal.

How long does it take to hike Annapurna circuit Nepal?

Classic Annapurna circuit trek duration is 21 days but after road construction there are many alternative itinerary 10 days, 15 days and 17 days as well. Exact duration of Annapurna circuit depends on your preferred itinerary (trek start point and end point) Annapurna Circuit trek traverses through the lands of various ethnic groups, including Magar, Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis, each with their distinct traditions and hospitality. Total distance of Annapurna circuit journey is 160-230 kilometers (100-143 miles).

Can you hike the Annapurna circuit on your own?

Yes, it is possible to hike Annapurna circuit on your own or without guide. As per the new ruling of Nepal tourism board it is not allowed to trek solo. This regulation put in place to collect the TIMS fee and for safety of travelers but there are not check post that’s why travelers trekking without guide.

Is thorong la the highest pass in the world?

No, Thorong La is not the highest pass in the world although it is often cited as such. It holds the title of highest traversable pass, meaning it’s the highest pass that can be crossed on foot.

How hard is the Annapurna circuit via Tilicho lake?

The Annapurna circuit trek is one of the challenging trek of Himalayas. Trekkers have to have good physical condition and preparation to embark on. This journey ascends gradually with proper acclimatization in this way beginners also can enjoy this trip. In fact, the difficulty level of Annapurna circuit trek depends on a few factors, including your experience level, fitness, and preparation.

What is the highest point of Annapurna circuit via poon hill?

The highest point of Annapurna circuit trail is 5,416 meters / 17,769 feet above sea level in Annapurna region of Nepal. Walking trail varies from wide, well-maintained paths to steep, rocky sections and narrow single tracks. You’ll encounter forests, rivers, glaciers, and pasture in between.

Where does the Annapurna circuit start?

There are different places to start Annapurna circuit trek after road construction in this area. Classic Annapurna circuit trek start from small town called Besisahar but these days’ trekkers starts from Bhulbhule, Ngadi, Syange, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Manang also as per preferences.

How much does the classic Annapurna circuit trek cost?

Annapurna circuit trekking cost can very depend on several factors like transportation, start and end points, duration, service quality, group size etc. Generally, all-inclusive package cost ranges from US$ 1100 to 4,000 per person.

Why trekkers follow anti-clockwise Annapurna circuit itinerary?

There are several reason to select Anti-clockwise Annapurna circuit trail by the travelers. It is easier then clockwise, possible to ascent gradually with proper acclimatization which ensure safe journey. Trail follow the sunny side of the Annapurna massif, experience the diverse ethnicities and cultures of Annapurna region.

Where does the trek finish?

Annapurna Circuit trek end in different places after road construction in this route. Ending point depend on the route you choose and your personal preferences. Some popular places to complete Annapurna trek are Muktinath, Jomsom, Marpha, Tatopani, Birethanti, Nayapul and Phedi.

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