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Mesokanto La Pass Trek, Tilicho Lake Trekking

Mesokanto  La Pass Trek

Mesokanto Pass Trek

Tilicho Meso Kanta pass trek is challenging trekking trail in Annapurna region which offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mount Manaslu 8163m, Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mount Annapurna I. 8091m & other 19 other snow capped mountains of Annapurna region.
Tilicho Lake is one of those places that have had next to mythic connotations. It is the highest lake in the world situated at 4920m. It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions since 1974 when Nixon changed the Chinese policy and part of the area above Thini on the Jomsom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. A much sold guide book informed potential trekkers that the path to Tilicho was ‘a figment of some ones fantasy’.
Tilicho Meso Kanta pass trekking route goes along the Marshangdi River and Gorge through the remote valley of Manang also known as the district behind the Mountains, to crest the arid, windswept northern flank of Annapurna at the Thorong-La. The route then passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal). The trail goes through the most challenging pass “Moeso Kanta Pass” of Annapurna area finally dropping in the Jomsom.

Highlights of the Trip

Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Grade: Moderate
Highest Point: Meso Kanto La (5,099M),Tilicho lake (4,920M)
Best Season:Mar,Apr, May,Sep,Oct, Nov,Dec
Activities: Trekking & Cultural Excursion
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotels in City & Lodges in Trekking
Group Size: Min 1 to 25

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar 790m
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda 1400m 5HRS
Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1400m). 4HRS
Day 06: Trek to Bagarchaap 2160m 5-6 HRS
Day 07: Trek to Chame 2713m 6 HRS
Day 08: Trek to Pisang village 3185m 5-6 HRS
Day 09: Trek to Manang 3530m 6 HRS
Day 10: Rest day in Manag for acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Khangsar 3,734m 4-5 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,140m 5-6 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,920m
Day 14: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m via Meso Kanto La 5,099m
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2,713m
Day 16: Morning flight to Pokhara. Sightseeing and exploration in Pokhara
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu (1345m).
Day 18: Final Departure

Details of Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and get transferred to a hotel.Our Tour Manager will give you the brifing about the trip uppon arrival in Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu
After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries use to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.

Day 03 : Drive to Beshisahar 790M
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (790m). About 5 hours scenic drive by tourist bus with our guide and porter. O/N Guest House 
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda 1400M 5HRS
Today our journey starts at Besishahar, from where, the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, we then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue the from Khudi the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m; it then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1310m. O/N Guest House 

Day 05 : Trek to Chamje (1400M). 4HRS
Today the trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chyamje at 1400m. O/N Guest House (BLD)

Day 06 : Trekto Bagarchaap 2160M 5-6 HRS
The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trailverse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. O/N Guest House (BLD)

Day 07 : Trek to Chame 2713M 6 HRS
With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. O/N Guest House (BLD)

Day 08 : Trek to Pisang Village 3185M 5-6 HRS
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3000m & 3300m. O/N Guest House (BLD)

Day 09 : Trek to Manang 3530M 6 HRS
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Anapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks & raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.
Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3530m. O/N Guest House (BLD)

Day 10 : Rest day in Manang for acclimatization
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. O/N Guest House 

Day 11: Trek to Khansar 3,734M 4-5 HRS
After breakfast from Manang, we detoured to Khangsar, one of only two accommodation options between the Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. O/N Guest House 

Day 12: Trek to Tilicho base camp 4,140M 5-6 HRS
We commence our trek from Kangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4150m). We’ll camp today because there is no much hotel here. O/N Camping 

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho lake 4,920M
The sacred Tilicho Lake is situated at 4920m and is highest lake in the world. A high route and low route connect Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp. The low route undulates between 4000-4250 meters through 100 meter-high rocks jutting out of a steep slope. O/N Camping 

Day 14: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510M Via Meso Kanto La 5,099M
We start our trek from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto Pass. Mesokanto Pass is a dry place. We will pass altitude of 5099m at Mesokanto Pass and reach to spot called Nama Phu. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2,713M
Today we trek to Jomsom from Mesokanto. Jomsom, at an altitude of 2800m is more correctly known as Dzongsam or New Fort. It spreads over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki. The towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form an attractive backdrop. The entire panorama is filled with a golden, glittering light, which forms a dramatic contrast. O/N Tea house (BLD)

Day 16: Flight to Pokhara. Sightseeing around Pokhara
Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. After breakfast, proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Pokhara City including Mahendra Cave, David Fall, Tibetan Refugee camp, Seti George, Guteshowr cave and 1 hour boating at Lake Phewa. Free at leisure for the remainder of the day.

Day 17 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
After Breakfast scenic drive back to Kathmandu through the bank of the Trisuli river..
Day 18 : Kathmandu
Free for adequate personal activities till departure transfer from hotel to the International Airport.

Trekking Destination: Kathmandu -- Beshisahr -Pokhara- Kathmandu
Group Size: 01-25
Highest Access of the Trekking: 5099
Transportation: Surface
Mode of Trekking Tour: Tea House / Camping
Trekking Hour: 4-6
Total Days: 18 Days

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

For Price of this trip, please contact us 

Tour Cost Include:

» Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
» Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
» All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
» All necessary permits and conservation entry permits.
» All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trekking
» Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
» An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
» Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
» Sightseeing in kathmandu with tour Guide
» Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
» All transportation by car/ van/ bus
Cost Exclude:
» Nepal entry visa fee
» Your Travel insurance.
» Your personal expenses.
» All lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
» International airfare and airport departure tax.
» Bottle Drinks.
» Tips for the guide and porter.

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