Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking   |   15 Days

This trek allows our classic Annapurna Circuit Trek around the Annapurna range, a fantastic Odyssey travelling through a great diversity of landscape and meeting with many ethnic groups. The Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trail diverges from the Annapurna Circuit at Manang Village. This is a challenging trek for moderately fit people seeking adventure. We will take you on a route to one of the worlds highest Lakes and then over a remote pass that sees very few travelers each year.

From the trails, you will see up-close views of many magnificent peaks including Annapurna I (8091m), the worlds 10th highest mountains and first peak over 8000m to have ever been climbed, accomplished by a French team in 1950 A.D. Additional giants views include Dhaulagiri (1m), worlds 7th highest, Makalu (8163m), worlds 8th highest, sacred Machha Puchhre (6993), a sacred mountain off limits to climbing.

The Tilicho and Meso Kanto La are along most of the Annapurna Circuit Trek which follows two major River valleys. The Marshyangdi River valley was a part of an ancient trade route linking culture long before trekkers ever arrived in this area. The Kali Gandaki is considered the deepest gorge in the world and is also part of an ancient trade route to Tibet. Both valleys have distinct features and culture that makes the trekking there an unbelievable trekking of natural and cultural diversity.

The area as a lot more to be explored: large village of Manang with sacred monasteries and side- trips to Milarepa cave and ice Lake. Then we leave the main route to continue the adventure to Tilicho Lake, a place thought to be favored by Shiva and mentioned long ago in the Holy Hindu text of the Ramayana.

The Lake is nestled under the peaks and fed by nearby Glaciers. Chances are that we may see the blue sheep which abound in this area. However, we have much less chances to see the snow leopard preying on it.

From the Lake, we ascend to the challenging Mesokanto La (5100m), a pass to the north east that is the high point if the trek and links us to Jomsom. This pass is an alternate to the Thorung La on the main circuit and goes through a rarely visited, remote section of the Himalaya.

Trip Highlights of Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trekking

  • Explore the Tibetan Buddhist settlement at Manang.
  • Trek through the third highest Lake in Nepal- Tilicho Lake.
  • Fell the adventurous Meso Kanto Pass at 5315m.
  • Head through the Himalayan rain shadow area- Jomsom
  • Spectacular Himalayan views of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

This trek allows our classic Annapurna Circuit Trek around the Annapurna range, a fantastic Odyssey travelling through a great diversity of landscape and meeting with many ethnic groups. The Tilicho and Mesokanto La Trail diverges from the Annapurna Circuit at Manang Village. This is a challenging trek for moderately fit people seeking adventure. We will take you on a route to one of the worlds highest Lakes and then over a remote pass that sees very few travelers each year.

From the trails, you will see up-close views of many magnificent peaks including Annapurna I (8091m), the worlds 10th highest mountains and first peak over 8000m to have ever been climbed, accomplished by a French team in 1950 A.D. Additional giants views include Dhaulagiri (1m), worlds 7th highest, Makalu (8163m), worlds 8th highest, sacred Machha Puchhre (6993), a sacred mountain off limits to climbing.

The Tilicho and Meso Kanto La are along most of the Annapurna Circuit Trek which follows two major River valleys. The Marshyangdi River valley was a part of an ancient trade route linking culture long before trekkers ever arrived in this area. The Kali Gandaki is considered the deepest gorge in the world and is also part of an ancient trade route to Tibet. Both valleys have distinct features and culture that makes the trekking there an unbelievable trekking of natural and cultural diversity.

The area as a lot more to be explored: large village of Manang with sacred monasteries and side- trips to Milarepa cave and ice Lake. Then we leave the main route to continue the adventure to Tilicho Lake, a place thought to be favored by Shiva and mentioned long ago in the Holy Hindu text of the Ramayana.

The Lake is nestled under the peaks and fed by nearby Glaciers. Chances are that we may see the blue sheep which abound in this area. However, we have much less chances to see the snow leopard preying on it.

From the Lake, we ascend to the challenging Mesokanto La (5100m), a pass to the north east that is the high point if the trek and links us to Jomsom. This pass is an alternate to the Thorung La on the main circuit and goes through a rarely visited, remote section of the Himalaya.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Drive to Syange/Jagat1330m.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Dharapani 1960m, 5hrs.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Chame 2630m, 5hrs.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Pisang 3300 m, 4/5hrs.
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Manang 3540m, 5hrs.
  • 8Day 8: Acclimatization day at Manang village.
  • 9Day 9: Trek to Khangsar Village 3735 m, 5hrs.
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4150m, 6hrs.
  • 11Day 11: Cross to Mesokanto Pass 5315m, 6hrs.
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Jomsom 2741 m, via Thimi 2760m, 7 hrs.
  • 13Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara.
  • 14Day 14: Fly/Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • 15Day 15: Final Departure

Cost Includes

Transport

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Saynge by local Bus. (But it can be customized according to your requirement about transport private vehicles).
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.
  • pokhara to kathamndu by tourist bus (But it can be customized according to your requirement about transport private vehicles or flight).
  • Drop and pick up Nepali cultural restaurant.

Accommodations:

  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Hotel).
  • Pokhara( 1Ns):2**Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).
  • Tilicho mesokanto la trekking (10Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Tilicho  mesokanto La trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (10Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (10Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservations Area permit, TIMS Card).

Others

  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
     
  • Trip Duration 15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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