Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek
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Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 820m - 5100m
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15

Overview

Tilicho lake mesokanta pass trek is a combination of tilicho lake trek and passing mesokanta la pass. 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). Tilicho pass and Mesokanta pass are associated with each other and offer you the stunning beauty of nature.

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 Jomsom 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 areas of Nepal, which is normal to hard trekking with different passes. It lies also in the Annapurna region. But it is very exciting and 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 the Annapurna region, and the Tilicho Lake view, which is the highest Elevations Lake in the world. Not only that. You can see the other popular mountain scenery in this area.

Tilicho lake with Mesokanto Pass trek path leads with the extraordinary villages occupied via way of means of a huge sort of human beings from extraordinary cultural groups, presenting remarkable and breathtaking perspectives of an excessive snow-capped mountain.

To pass the Mesokanto Journey Pass we require the right device together with crampons, rope, and a tent for an afternoon, in addition to wanting to set up conking utilities additionally for days.

Tilicho Lake with Mesokanta Pass Trek is placed in excessive scenic Manang Valley with incredible splendor of the Western Himalaya area of Nepal. This amazing trek leads at the famous and well-known Annapurna circuit path for every week after which heading right into a faraway remoted nook of Manang round stunning Tilicho Lake, and finishing this outstanding journey at Mustang vicinity in Jomsom after crossing scenic excessive Mesokanta Pass.

From Manang village the trek diverts to Tilicho Lake with surprising surroundings and snow-capped mountains, exciting time in Tilicho with its emerald and turquoise color lake, we pass above the best factor over Mesokanta-l. a. Pass at 5,099 m / 16,729 ft.

After an exceptional second on the pinnacle with superb perspectives downhill to the Mustang area at Jomsom metropolis (headquarter metropolis of Mustang district) to finish this terrific journey Tilicho Lake Mesokanta-l. a. Pass trekking.

Tilicho Lake with Mesokanto Pass is an exceptional journey amusing excessive Pass trek in Nepal in the Annapurna conservation vicinity.

Similarly, if you are doing this trek you are going to view the beautiful landscape of the place. Furthermore, this trek is exclusive and wasteland from Manang village to Jomsom inside of Annapurna region trekking trails . Similarly, the trails of Mesokanto pass goes through the well-known lake named Tilicho, situated at the highest point in the world altitude 4920 meters, which is a very beautiful place. Likewise, on this trip you will experience different local cuisine of the place.

 

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel

 There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at a hotel on BB plan.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
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 185 km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar, you will witness stunning snow capped mountain scenery. Overnight at the Guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude
    830m/2722ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Drive to Chyamje

Drive to Chyamje by Jeep then trek to Dharapani . Driving 2:30 hours & walking 5:30 hours.

  • Max. Altitude
    1810m/5937ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Dharapani to Chame. Walking 6 hours.

The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070  meters 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 the forest to Chamje at 1400  meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude
    1810m/5937ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

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 2910 meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040 meters, 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 & 3300 meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude
    3190m/10465ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

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 3325 meters 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 3475 meters to nearby Manang at 3540 meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude
    3500m/11480ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Trek to Khangsar Village (3700m/11203ft). 5 hours

 After acclimatizing 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 Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascending 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 the Guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude
    3700m/12136ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Trek toTilicho Lake base camp

Khangsar Village to Tilicho Lake base camp. Walking 4:30 hours.

  • Max. Altitude
    4525m/14842ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
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 switchbacks 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 an elevation of 4200  meters. Overnight at tent.

  • Max. Altitude
    4525m/14842ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 10

Trek to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5315meter), overnight at tent.

Today we continue our trek to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass at an altitude of 5315m. The place becomes sheltered from the sun as you get nearer to accommodation Continue up and over a mini pass of sorts and you’ll arrive at the Mesokanta La Pass.

  • Max. Altitude
    4090m/13415ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 12

Thorung Phedi to Muktinath

Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30 hours.

  • Max. Altitude
    3802m /12470ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 13

Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse.

Today we trek from Mesokanta La Pass to Jomsom at an altitude of 5000m where you can enjoy the best surroundings of the region.

  • Max. Altitude
    2757m /9045ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 14

Morning flight to Pokhara.

Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and enjoy the birds-eye view from the plane.

  • Max. Altitude
    900m/2952ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 15

DAY Drive to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and enjoy the unique diversity of the place. Then overnight at a comfortable accommodation.  

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 16

DAY Departure from Kathmandu

Today our airport departure representative will drop you at the international airport for your final departure from Nepal.

  • Meal
    Breakfast

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Tilicho Lake Mesokanta Pass Trek rates below.

Group Size
(PAX)
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 Above 10
Price (USD)
per person
1575 1225 1155 1075 1025 1000

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Hotel in Pokhara, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night)
  • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking & Pokhara for you.  
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.  
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Annapurna trekking Map. 
  • Domestic flight tickets from Jomsom to Pokhara, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.  
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and English-speaking trekking  guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage. 
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary paper works .
  • Annapurna Conservation entry permit. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges..

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  •  All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

SEASONS & DEALS
February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
For the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

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Trip Info

The Tilicho Lake Mesokanto Pass Trek starts with one’s arrival in Kathmandu. Then drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. After, to Syange and trek to Chame. And from Chame to Dhararpani. Furthermore, from Dharapani to Chame. Similarly, from Chame to Pisang. Likewise, the trek continues from Pisang to Manang and then, rest in Manang for acclimatization. This process is very important for the further journey.

After proper acclimatization the trekking journey resumes to Khangsar Village. From there Trek to Tilicho Lake then treks to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanto La pass. Similarly, after this, the trek continues to Jomsom.

Then, a morning flight to Pokhara. Similarly, after that drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level. After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for Tilicho Lake Mesokanto Pass Trek?

The Tilicho Lake Mesokanto Pass trek may be carried out during the year. But, the great time to try this day trip is at some point in the spring and autumn seasons. During his season you may discover appropriate weather and climate. Furthermore, the temperature is likewise stable. But the worst season to try this climb is at some point of the iciness season due to the fact the climate is typically cloudy and rainy. Similarly, at some point of this time the blooming wildflowers to newly bursting timber and inexperienced terrains, a lot is happening. If you journey at some point of the spring and autumn season then the inside the day trip can be well worth it. Likewise, April is the warmest month of the year so you will journey in hot weather. Similarly, you’ve got instances of fun during this time.

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.