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TILICHO LAKE AND MESOKANTO LA PASS CIRCUIT TREK

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Destination

Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto Pass

Region

Annapurna Manang Region

Max.Altitude

5,121 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Trekking

Duration

17 Days

Route

Pokhara - Manang- Tilicho lake- Mesokanto La Pass

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Person

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

Tilicho Mesokanta Pass Trekking is an incredible mountain of the Annapurna region. This trek is peaceful and far exciting, but a bit hard to move forward. Hiking to the Mesokanto pass awaits with a splendid view of Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. Other Himalayan range view includes Annapurna, Manang, and Mustang region. For the most part, this trail passes through rocky and panoramic views of snowy mountains. This trek takes you to one of the exhilarating passes of magnificent mountain views.

Tilicho Mesokanta La Pass Trekking is one of the adventurous trips of Annapurna. Walking and trekking through the trail of Tilicho Lake (4949m) we will reach Mesokanto la pass. Tilicho Mesokanta la Pass trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu. We will visit Syange village following the trail of the raging Marshyangdi River. The trail goes by the Marshyangdi River and the ancient valley of Manang. This marvelous trek leads to the famous Annapurna circuit trail for a week. Finally heading into a remote isolated corner of Manang and Mustang region. Hiking around beautiful Tilicho Lake we will visit the Mustang area. We will cross the scenic high Mesokanta pass making it one of the memorable treks. With an introduction of the route, this trail has been one of the best-selling trails with us.

Tilicho Mesokanta La Pass or Kangla Pass can be your best choice. On this trail, you will have the opportunity to trek in the less touristic area of Nepal. Trekkers can discover non-touristic, preserved, and hidden Narphu Valley. A crossing of passes like Kangla pass and Tilicho Mesokanto pass. Our team of professionals will look after your safety measures of high concern. Together with a guide on your side, it will be of huge help for your acclimatization to high altitudes.

 

 

Tilicho Mesokanta Pass Trekking is an incredible mountain of the Annapurna region. This trek is peaceful and far exciting, but a bit hard to move forward. Hiking to the Mesokanto pass awaits with a splendid view of Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna. Other Himalayan range view includes Annapurna, Manang and Mustang region. For the most part, this trail passes through rocky and panoramic views of snowy mountains. This trek takes you to one of the exhilarating passes of magnificent mountain views.

Tilicho Mesokanta La Pass Trekking is one of the adventurous trips of Annapurna. Walking and trekking through the trail of Tilicho Lake (4949m) we will reach Mesokanto la pass. Tilicho Mesokanta la Pass trekking begins with a drive from Kathmandu. We will visit Syange village following the trail of the raging Marshyangdi River. The trail goes by the Marshyangdi River and the ancient valley of Manang. This marvelous trek leads to the famous Annapurna circuit trail for a week. Finally heading into a remote isolated corner of Manang and Mustang region. Hiking around beautiful Tilicho Lake we will visit the Mustang area. We will cross the scenic high Mesokanta pass making it one of the memorable treks. With an introduction of the route, this trail has been one of the best-selling trails with us.

Tilicho Mesokanta La Pass or Kangla Pass can be your best choice. On this trail, you will have the opportunity to trek in the less touristic area of Nepal. Trekkers can discover non-touristic, preserved, and hidden Narphu Valley. A crossing of passes like Kangla pass and Tilicho Mesokanto pass. Our team of professionals will look after your safety measures of high concern. Together with a guide on your side, it will be of huge help for your acclimatization to high altitudes.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

02
Sightseeing and Permits preparation

Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works. 

03
Drive to Bulbule (923m).

We start early for our drive to Bulbule. On the way, we will enjoy the views of the terraced field while driving on the river bank. Once we reach Besisahar the road continues to be rocky to reach Bulbule.

04
Trek from Bulbule to Chamje (1400m / 4 hrs)

We cross through various suspension bridges, waterfalls, and forests. Once we reach the cliff in Jagat, we can view the Marsyangdi Khola below and the rocky hills all around.  The beehives at the top of the cliffs are an attraction of the day’s trip. In a short while, we reach Chamje where we spend the night.

05
Trek from Chyamje to Bagarchhap (2160m / 5 hours)

We will begin the day by trekking uphill following the cool Marshyangdi river to reach Tal (1,657m). We will have entered the Manang district by now. We can see different centuries-old Chortens here.  From here, we will ascend to reach Bagarchhap (2,160m) which is a small Buddhist village. In this village, we can see the influence of Tibetan culture.

06
Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m)

Today we will trek uphill on a rocky trail to reach Tyanja (2,360m). We will walk through the forests and on the bank of rivers to reach Kopar (2,590m). From there, we will trek uphill to Chame (2,630m). It is a small town and also the headquarter of the Manang district. We can have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna range. There are two hot springs here where we can take a bath.

07
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m). (3,300m / 6 hours)

We will trek through a deep forest and a narrow valley today. We will cross beautiful rivers on wooden bridges and suspension bridges at heights of 2,910m and 3,040m. we will have beautiful views of mountains all along to keep us refreshed. From here, we will climb to Pisang which is at a height of 3,200m.

08
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m / 6 hrs)

We will trek through the dried terrain of the Manang district. From Pisang, we can choose a route north or south of Marsyangdi and reach Mungji. The southern route of Hongde is easier as it involves less climbing. So we will skip the northern route of Ghyaru. Yet, the northern route is more scenic than the former. From Mungji, we will trek upwards through Bryanga (3,475m) to reach Manang (3,500m).

09
Acclimatization in Manang & sightseeing in the local village

We will spend the day exploring and acclimatizing to the climate and terrain of Manang. We will walk or go for very short hikes. We can go to viewpoints from where we can get a great view of the Annapurna range. In the evening we will come back to our hotel and have a good dinner and a good night’s sleep.


10
Trek from Manang to Khansar (3,740m / 4 hrs)

Today we will see the huge influence of Buddhist culture and traditions on the trail. We will divert from the main trail of the main Annapurna circuit trail from Manang. We will follow through Sri-Kharka to reach Khangsar on route Tiliocho Lake.

11
Trek from Khansar to Tilicho Lake (4940m / 6 hours)

After a short downhill, we take an uphill over high land to reach Tilicho Lake.  Tilicho Lake is blessed with amazing views of surrounding snow-capped peaks. We stay at a nice lodge located by the bank of emerald Tilicho lake. From here we enjoy the view of  Tilicho peak, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna mountain.


12
Trek from Tilicho Lake to Tilicho Base Camp (4,800m/ 5 hours)

Today trail takes us to the base of Mesokanto-La or Tilicho Base Camp. We will have one of the highest overnight camps of this adventure at 4,800 meters high. If we are lucky we get the chance of seeing some wildlife like antelopes, musk deer, or an elusive snow leopard.

13
Trek to Nama Phu (3,510) Crossing Mesokanto La Pass (5,099m / 6 hrs)

We start early morning to cross two high passes. Today we will head high slope traversing Tilicho pass. Later we take a short descend to the base of Mesokanta pass, with short rest. We climb the last pass of this adventure over Mesokanto-la at 5,099 meters. From the top, we can see Buddhist prayer flags with the best view of the trek. After feeling high with the tough climb, descend on the trail to Jomsom.

14
Trek to Jomsom (2700m / 5 hrs)

The road from Marpha to Kalopani is through a new trial. We walk past Chokhopani village which is a traditional Thakali village. The panoramic views of the Himalayas include Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri. It also includes Tukuche, Annapurna, and many other snow-capped peaks.  From here we cross a river and a roadway to finally reach Jomsom.

15
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Today we will take an early flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Pokhara is the trekker's hub destination for trekking in Western Nepal. We can enjoy the natural attraction of this place. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy. 

16
Flight or Drive back to Kathmandu

Today we will either take a flight drive all the way back to Kathmandu. While on the drive we can enjoy greeneries, mountains, river gorges. 

17
Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • Guide airfare if you are flying to the destination
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen acts landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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