Manasu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek

Duration: 26 Days

Manaslu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake is one of the best combinations of trekking trips in Nepal. It combines the restricted area of Manaslu with world-famous Annapurna region. We also explore the lower parts of the Mustang valley. The 25-day-long Manaslu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake starts with a sightseeing trip around Kathmandu and takes us to some of the highest trekking trails in the world. 

We set our foot on the Larkya La Pass at 5,135m, the highest point of Manaslu circuit trek and Thorong La pass at 5,416m, the highest point of the Annapurna circuit trek. We make a detour from the Annapurna circuit trail to the tranquil Tilicho Lake at 4,949m/16,138 ft. Apart from being one of the highest lakes for its size in the world, Tilicho Lake is also of great cultural and religious importance for Hindus. 
We drive to Soti Khola and begin our trek from here towards the Manaslu region. Trekking around the eighth highest mountain in the World,  Manaslu (8,163m) means trekking in the reasonably unspoiled High Himalayan terrains in the world. The sacred Manaslu region is home to snow leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar. Besides, the region is rich in flora and fauna as well. The centuries-old gompas and chortens only add to the mystery of the region. Ngadi,

We trek around Mt. Manaslu till Day 13 of the trek- passing beautiful alpine pastures, waterfall, glaciers, high ridges with excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Simrang, Hinuchuli, Cheo, Kang Guru, and Larkya Peak among others. After crossing the Larkya La, we descend down to Bimthang, then to Tilije and meet the Annapurna circuit trail at Chame. We trek the higher portions of the Annapurna region in the following days. These parts are dominated by the Annapurna mountains, so close it feels like you could touch them. We trek to Siri Kharka, a high pasture, and the Tilicho Base Camp before setting off to the Tilicho Lake. This region experiences strong winds and heavy mist, both making for an extremely scenic and quite thrilling trek. 

We then make our way towards Thorong Phedi eventually climbing up to the Thorong La ( pass) at 5,416m. It is one of the highest mountain passes in the world and sits higher than Everest Base camp (5,364 m). The dramatic stretch then leads down to Muktinath, a village with the Muktinath temple which is of immense religious importance to Hindus and Buddhists. We are now in the Kali Gandaki Valley and drive towards its hub Jomsom. Towards the end of our 25-day-long Manaslu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. The trek officially ends with a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 

Not your trip? Adventure Club Trek also provides other treks in both Annapurna and Manaslu region. Consider our Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake- 21 Days and Manaslu Circuit Trek- 18 Days. Click here for full Annapurna region Treks and Here for Manaslu Trekking 

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek  will be exciting, informative, picturesque and a lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you.You have to carry your small regular day pack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest.The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on next day’s trip plans.If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.


Trip Highlights:

  • Stepping foot on Larkya La ( pass) at 5,135m, which provides a 360 degree view of great Himalayan peaks including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, massive Annapurna II and Kang Guru.
  • Crossing Thorong La ( pass) at 5,416m and visiting Tilicho Lake at 4,919m.
  • Experience authentic Tibetan culture, communities, and different forms of Buddhism trekking around eighth highest peak of the World, Mt. Manaslu.
  • Numerous Mani walls, gombas, chortens and other ancient Buddhist structures in both Annapurna and Manaslu region.
  • Visit to the Muktinath Temple in Mustang valley.
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.: 8 - 9 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola.
  • Day 05: Trek Machha Khola to Jagat.
  • Day 06: Trek Jagat to Deng.
  • Day 07: Trek Deng to Namrung.
  • Day 08: Trek Namrung to Samagaon.
  • Day 09: Samagaon to Pungyen gompa return to Samagaon.
  • Day 10: Trek Samagaon to Samdo.
  • Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo.
  • Day 12: Samdo to Dharamshala/Larkya B. C.
  • Day 13: Trek Dharamsala to Larkya La (5160m/16, 924 ft) to Bimthang.
  • Day 14: Trek Bimthang to Tilije.
  • Day 15: Trek Tilije to Chame.
  • Day 16: Trek Chame-Pisang.
  • Day 17: Trek Pisang to Manang.
  • Day 18: Trek Manang to Siri Kharka.
  • Day 19: Trek Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Day 20: Visit to Tilicho Lake then back to Siri Kharka.
  • Day 21: Trek Siri kharka to Yak kharka.
  • Day 22: Trek Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi.
  • Day 23: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath(3,710m) via Thorong La pass (5, 416m), and drive to Jomsom.
  • Day 24: Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes by flight.
  • Day 25: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours.
  • Day 26: Farewell, Flight Home.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Surface transfer to and from Kathmandu (Kathmandu – Sotikhola by Jeep, Tal – Kathmandu by jeep).
  • Surface transfer from Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare including departure tax
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper works (Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees, special trekking permit for Manaslu)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and Manaslu Region Trekking map
  •  Exclusive Medical Kit Bag (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All Government and Local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Flight delays in Jomsom

Our primary modes of transports from the airstrip at Jomsom are the Twin Otter planes. Even though the flights are fairly dependable, they can be cancelled or delayed due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalaya and/or other technical issues.In cases of such delays, Adventure Club Trek will arrange road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.  The expenses for the road transport will be managed from the compensation received from the flight ticket after deducting charges for cancelation. Therefore, there will be no refund of the Jomsom to Pokhara flight in case we take the road back to Pokhara.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

PRICE FROM US$ 1979 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1979
  • Trip Duration 26 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek
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