This Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trek with Poon Hill is an amazing route to explore the Himalayan Upper Annapurna Valley, Annapurna Circuit, Tilicho Lake, Poon Hill Trekking – 20 Days turns out to be a perfect trekking package that offers the natural beauty of the Annapurna region in relation to the distinct culture, religion, hospitality, flora and fauna.
The trek is a much admired trek these days as the charm of Tilicho Lake has greatly increased over the past decades. This diverse and exciting journey is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.
The scenic beauty of this peaceful lake set high in the mountains is unmatched. After this detour, we continue our trek which involves trekking to Jomsom and then back from Jomsom to Pokhara. There is a wide variety of scenery and attractions along the way unlike other hikes.
You will discover the famous places of Manang, Mustang, Thorong La Pass, Tilicho Lake, Muktinath and Poon Hill. On one side, there is the bare landscape and on the other, the steep sides of the Himalayan peaks appear. The lake is popular among Hindus for its religious significance.
Half of the trek includes a steep descent from Thorang La Pass to Muktinath followed by a trek from Tatopani to Poon Hill which is another most admired destination in the Annapurna region. Annapurna circuit passes through traditional villages allowing trekkers to experience local culture, traditions and architecture starting with lush farmland amid the hills at the start of the trek.
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Arrival in Kathmandu
Visits and preparation of the trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Syange [1100m, 9-10 hours]
Trek from Syange to Dharapani [1960m, 7-8 hours]
From Dharapani to Chame [2710m, 5-6 hours]
Cham in Pisang [3300m, 5-6 hours]
Pisang to Manang [3500m, 6-7 hours]
Acclimatization day in Manang
From Manang to Siri Kharka [4060m, 4-5 hours]
Siri Kharka at Tilicho Base Camp [4140m, 5-6 hours]
Visit Tilicho Lake [4,949m/16,138 ft] then back to Siri Kharka [4060m, 5-6 hours]
Siri kharka to Yak kharka [4040m, 4-5 hours]
Yak kharka at Thorong Phedi [4420m, 3-4 hours]
Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass [5,416m/17,764ft] in Muktinath [3800m, 7-8 hours]
Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani [1200m, 6-7 hours]
Tatopani to Ghorepani [2850m, 7-8 hours]
From Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani [2700m, 6-7 hours]
Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara [830m, 7-8 hours] hiking and [1-hour drive]
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1300m, 7-8 hours]