Trip Facts
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    820m - 5100m
  • Meal
    Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek

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.

trip highlights

  • Visit world heritage site
  • Classic trek on ancient trade routes
  • Ascending the Marshyangdi valley
  • Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Explore beautiful Manag village
  • Enjoy mix culture of Tibetan
  • World highest Tilicho Lake
  • Stunning view of Mt manasalu (8163m), Annapurna 1 (8091) and Dhaulagiri (8167m)

 

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek glimpse

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.

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  • 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.

  • 01 Day
    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.

  • 02 Day
    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.

  • 03 Day
    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.

  • 04 Day
    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.

  • 05 Day
    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.

  • 06 Day
    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.

  • 07 Day
    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.

  • 08 Day
    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.

  • 09 Day
    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.

  • 10 Day
    Trek to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5315meter), overnight at tent.
  • 11 Day
    Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse.
  • 12 Day
    Morning flight to Pokhara.
  • 13 Day
    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
  • 14 Day
  • 15 Day

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

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Hope all is good in Nepal and business is doing really well. Apologies re the delay in sending this email….wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to Unique Path Trekking for arranging and organizing our Everest Base Camp trek (17th – 30th September). It was definitely an experience and one that would not have been the same if it had not been for everyone concerned from Unique Path. Can you please pass on a very special thanks to Ram who looked after both Steve and I so well. He went beyond his duties as a guide and gave us an insight into other aspects of life in the mountains and Nepal which helped us get a better appreciation for things and added another dimension to our trip. His experience and valuable advice in handling all kinds of situations like weather, health issues relating to altitude sickness and our general safety and well-being was greatly appreciated. Please pass on our regards to Ram and our best wishes to him, his wife and daughters – hope they are all well. Also please ask Ram to pass on our hello and special thanks to Lokhinder – our porter. Again he went beyond his duties as a porter, and ensured that we were ok throughout our trip. Both Lokhinder and Ram helped make our trek what is was – a memorable experience which they will always be a part of. I have attached a few pictures of our trek which I would greatly appreciate if you could show it to Ram and if possible print out a couple so he can give to Lokhinder when he sees him next. Babu, I hope you don’t mind but I have taken the liberty of sending you some feedback plus a query.

Abha Chandra

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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For the price of Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek on full board basis, please contact us.

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 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 a (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 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.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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