Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek - 15 Days

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  • Duration 16 Days
  • CountryNepal
  • gradeModerate
  • Altitude820m - 5100m
  • Group size2 - 15
  • DestinationTilicho lake and Mesokanta pass.
  • ActivitiesCultural / Tour Trekking
  • Best SeasonFebruary to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Starts/EndsKathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accomodation3 to 4 stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • TransportationAirport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and by tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
  • Meals IncludedBreakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Nepal. Another source lists Lake Tilicho as being 4,919 meters high (16,138 feet). It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions, and since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomosom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. It's one of none tourist Trekking area of Nepal, which is normal to hard trekking with different passes. It lays also Annapurna region. But it is very exciting and the challenging Trekking. One can pass the Mesokanta La via Tilicho. So for it, it's called "Annapurna Hard way trekking". One can see the nice scenery of Annapurna region, and the Tilicho Lake view, which is the situated highest Elevations Lake in the world. Not only that. You can see the other popular Mountain scenery in this area.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast.
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (830m/2723ft). Driving 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].
  • Day 03: Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje(1560m/5118ft). Driving 2 hours and Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house, [ B L D Plan].
  • Day 04: Chamje to Dhararpani (1810m/5938ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].
  • Day 05: Dharapani to Chame(2725m/8940ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].
  • Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3190m/10466ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house [B L D Plan].
  • Day 07: Pisang to Manang(3500m/11483ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].
  • Day 08: Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house,[B L D Plan].
  • Day 09: Trek to Khangsar Village (3700m/11203ft). Waking 5 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4910m/14876ft). 4 hours. Overnight at the tent. [B L D Plan].
  • Day 11: Trek to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5315meter), overnight at tent. [B L D Plan].
  • Day 12: Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse. [B L D Plan].
  • Day 13: Morning flight to Pokhara. [B L D Plan].
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level. Driving time 6 hours. O/N at hotel. [B L Plan].
  • Day 15: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  • Day 02: Drive to Besisahar by bus (830meters). 6 hours. Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 03: Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje (1400meters). 5 hours The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 04: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160meters). 5 hours. Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 meters the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630meters). 5 hours. The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. 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. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours. The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, 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 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540 meters). 5 hours. Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which 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 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 08: Trek to Khangsar Village (3700m/11203ft). 5 hours After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 09: Trekking to Tilicho lake. (4910m/14876ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at the tent. Continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4200 meters. Overnight at tent.
  • Day 10: Trek to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5315meter), overnight at tent.
  • Day 11: Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse.
  • Day 12: Morning flight to Pokhara.
  • Day 13: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
February 03 Feb 17 Feb
February 10 Feb 24 Feb
February 17 Feb 03 Mar
February 24 Feb 10 Mar
March 03 Mar 17 Mar
March 10 Mar 24 Mar
March 17 Mar 31 Mar
March 24 Mar 07 Apr
March 31 Mar 14 Apr
April 07 Apr 21 Apr
April 14 Apr 28 Apr
April 21 Apr 05 May
April 28 Apr 12 May
May 05 May 19 May
May 12 May 26 May
May 19 May 02 Jun
May 26 May 09 Jun
June 02 Jun 16 Jun
June 09 Jun 23 Jun
June 16 Jun 30 Jun
June 23 Jun 07 Jul
June 30 Jun 13 Jul
July 07 Jul 21 Jul
July 13 Jul 28 Jul
July 20 Jul 03 Aug
July 27 Jul 10 Aug
August 03 Aug 17 Aug
August 10 Aug 24 Aug
August 17 Aug 31 Aug
August 24 Aug 07 Sep
August 31 Aug 14 Sep
September 07 Sep 21 Sep
September 14 Sep 28 Sep
September 21 Sep 05 Oct
September 28 Sep 12 Oct
October 05 Oct 19 Oct
October 12 Oct 26 Oct
October 19 Oct 02 Nov
October 26 Oct 09 Nov
November 02 Nov 16 Nov
November 09 Nov 23 Nov
November 16 Nov 07 Dec
November 23 Nov 14 Dec
December 07 Dec 21 Dec
December 14 Dec 28 Dec
December 21 Dec 04 Jan
December 28 Dec 11 Jan
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 03 Feb 17 Feb
February 10 Feb 24 Feb
February 17 Feb 03 Mar
February 24 Feb 10 Mar
March 03 Mar 17 Mar
March 10 Mar 24 Mar
March 17 Mar 31 Mar
March 24 Mar 07 Apr
March 31 Mar 14 Apr
April 07 Apr 21 Apr
April 14 Apr 28 Apr
April 21 Apr 05 May
April 28 Apr 12 May
May 05 May 19 May
May 12 May 26 May
May 19 May 02 Jun
May 26 May 09 Jun
June 02 Jun 16 Jun
June 09 Jun 23 Jun
June 16 Jun 30 Jun
June 23 Jun 07 Jul
June 30 Jun 13 Jul
July 07 Jul 21 Jul
July 13 Jul 28 Jul
July 20 Jul 03 Aug
July 27 Jul 10 Aug
August 03 Aug 17 Aug
August 10 Aug 24 Aug
August 17 Aug 31 Aug
August 24 Aug 07 Sep
August 31 Aug 14 Sep
September 07 Sep 21 Sep
September 14 Sep 28 Sep
September 21 Sep 05 Oct
September 28 Sep 12 Oct
October 05 Oct 19 Oct
October 12 Oct 26 Oct
October 19 Oct 02 Nov
October 26 Oct 09 Nov
November 02 Nov 16 Nov
November 09 Nov 23 Nov
November 16 Nov 07 Dec
November 23 Nov 14 Dec
December 07 Dec 21 Dec
December 14 Dec 28 Dec
December 21 Dec 04 Jan
December 28 Dec 11 Jan
Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages?

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 11 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate(sample of certificate).
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

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