Trekking the Annapurna Circuit: My Unforgettable Adventure with Real Travel Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking


Nepal, a land of towering peaks and breathtaking landscapes, has always held a special place in the hearts of adventurous souls. My name is Max Shuppert, and I hail from the Netherlands. Recently, I embarked on an extraordinary trekking journey through the Annapurna Circuit, a journey made even more remarkable by choosing to include a detour to the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake. What made this adventure truly unforgettable was the exceptional guidance and support provided by Real Travel Nepal, a trekking agency that goes above and beyond to create unforgettable experiences. In this blog post, I’ll share my incredible journey through the Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake, made possible by Real Travel Nepal.

Choosing Real Travel Nepal

My journey began with the careful selection of a trekking agency in Nepal. After extensive research and glowing recommendations from fellow trekkers, I decided to put my trust in Real Travel Nepal. From the moment I made contact, I was impressed by their professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to ensuring a safe and memorable trek.

The Classic Annapurna Circuit

My adventure kicked off in the bustling city of Kathmandu, where I was warmly welcomed by the Real Travel Nepal team. They took care of all the logistics, leaving me free to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the city. From Kathmandu, we set out to Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit.

The classic Annapurna Circuit, known for its diverse landscapes and rich cultural experiences, was a trekker’s dream come true. Real Travel Nepal’s expert guides led me through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, providing insights into local customs and traditions along the way. The agency’s well-organized itinerary allowed me to fully immerse myself in the culture and natural beauty of Nepal.

The Tilicho Lake Detour: A Hidden Gem

The highlight of my journey was undoubtedly the detour to Tilicho Lake. Departing from the main trail at Manang, the path to Tilicho Lake presented its own set of challenges. However, with the unwavering support of my guide and the Real Travel Nepal team, I felt confident and safe throughout the ascent.

Tilicho Lake, perched high in the Himalayas, was a revelation. Its deep blue waters mirrored the surrounding peaks, creating a serene and surreal atmosphere. Real Travel Nepal had carefully planned the trek, ensuring that I had ample time to soak in the beauty of this remote gem. The sense of solitude and connection with nature at Tilicho Lake was an experience I will cherish forever.

Challenges Met with Expertise

Trekking in the Himalayas comes with its fair share of challenges, from acclimatization to navigating unpredictable weather and high mountain passes. However, with Real Travel Nepal by my side, I felt well-prepared and supported at every step. Their experienced guides provided valuable advice, ensured proper acclimatization, and took all necessary safety precautions.

Conclusion: A Journey of a Lifetime with Real Travel Nepal

My trek through the Annapurna Circuit, enriched by the detour to Tilicho Lake, was a truly life-changing experience. Real Travel Nepal’s dedication to creating remarkable adventures played a pivotal role in making this journey unforgettable. As I returned to Kathmandu, I couldn’t help but reflect on the profound impact this adventure had on me.

For those considering the Annapurna Circuit trek with a detour to Tilicho Lake, I wholeheartedly recommend partnering with Real Travel Nepal. Their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to safety ensure that you’ll have an unforgettable adventure in Nepal, a land that has a unique way of drawing you back, time and time again. I’m already looking forward to my next adventure with them. Thank you, Real Travel Nepal, for making my trek an experience of a lifetime.


Extra hulp is altijd nodig in Nepal. Met vrijwilligerswerk draag je een steentje bij aan de ontwikkeling en opbouw van het land. Daarnaast is het ook een verrijking voor jezelf! Via onze taal en cultuur cursus leer je veel over de mensen, het land, de taal en de cultuur. Via ons kan je vrijwilligerswerk doen door heel Nepal. In onderwijs, constructie, zorg, etc. Samen kijken we naar jouw skills en zoeken we naar passend vrijwilligerswerk!

Real Travel Nepal Tour Packages

Our Nepal Travel packages are designed to showcase the masterpieces of architecture in and around Kathmandu that date from the Kingdom’s founding. The ancient Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur are examples of the fine ancient artistry, and nearby museums provide additional historic and cultural context. Kathmandu city also holds two of the holiest pilgrimage sites in the country: Pashupatinath, sacred to Hindus, and Swayambunath, sacred to Buddhists.

We also have travel packages that transport you out of the bustling city and into the peaceful countryside of Pokhara. Nestled on a peaceful lake with views to the Annapurna range, Pokhara makes a perfect weekend escape from the city. Alternatively, animal and nature lovers will love our packages that include Chitwan National Park. With the chance to go on nature hikes, ride elephants, and drive through the jungle on a safari, tourists are guaranteed to encounter many different, endangered animals in their wild habitats in the park.

Looking for a religious experience? 

Get in touch with your spirituality in the most spiritual place in the world – Lumbini, the site of the Buddha’s birth. Spiritual packages will also take you to other sacred parts of the country that are home to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites such as Janaki Temple, Manakamana Temple, Gosainkunda Lake, and Muktinath Temple.

Nepal is an adventure tourist’s paradise – trekking, rafting, bungy jumping, safari touring, mountain biking, and so many more activities are available here year-round. Whether it’s ascending snowy peaks or rushing down a white-water river, Nepal has something for everyone.

With such a unique blend of adventure activities, mountain scenery, historic culture, religious experiences, and colourful festivals, a Nepal travel package with Real Travel Nepal will surely leave a strong impression on you for years to come.

A Day- Kathmandu Tour Nepal

Bhaktapur and Patan Day Tour

Chandragiri Hill Hiking

Bungy Jumping at Bhote Koshi

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter

Langtang Helicopter Tour Nepal

Everest Basecamp Helicoptor Tour Nepal

Philanthropic Tour Nepal

Kathmandu City Tour Nepal – 5 Days

Kathmandu Pokhara Tour Nepal -6 Days

Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan Tour Nepal- 9 Days

Kathmandu-Pokhara-River Rafting-Wildlife Tour Nepal- 9 Days

Bhutan Tours

Tibet Tours

Volunteer Society Nepal

Real Travel Nepal was founded by the CEO of Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) – a local NGO that runs various sustainability programs across the country of Nepal that provides essential training and work experience for people living in marginalized communities.

Volunteer Society Nepal began a concentrated effort to answer to our social responsibility to Nepal. We have helped develop the managerial and organizational capacities of local institutions, communities, and individuals, to increase the number of self-sustainable improvements through construction, health, environmental and education projects throughout economically disadvantaged areas of Nepal.

Real Travel Nepal support programs such as:

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