Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto pass trek is one of the popular and exotic trek of Annapurna region. The main theme of this trekking is to see the beauty of Tilicho Lake by crossing the Mesokanta Pass.Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world which is elevated at 4949m height & is located at the Annapurna range of Himalayas in Nepal. The Mesokanto la pass is situated at the altitude of 5099m. During this visit, you will also get to visit a village called Khanshar; said to be the lost village of Nepal and the culture and religion of Tibetan people and their oldest monasteries.Tilicho lake and Mesokanta pass trek is suitable for those trekkers who have been looking for some adventurous and exciting trek.
Annapurna Tilicho Lake via Mesokanta Trek starts with a drive(6-7hours) from Kathmandu to Besisahar. After then you will pass through some adventurous and challenging passes to reach upto the Tilicho Lake. We will follow the beautiful landscape trial of Ngadi, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar and beautiful land of Tilicho base camp. Until this, you will get to see the dazzling views of soaring mountains from thorang la (5416m), the sacred and pilgrim town of Muktinath, hidden kingdoms of Manang and mustang and other religious and untouched places. And finally when you reach the Tilicho Lake, the panaramic views of the Himalayan range including Annapurna1 (8091m), Chulu peak (6584m), Tilicho peak (7000m) and the stunning Dhaulagiri (8168m) will make your all exhaustion turn into an euphoria. Our trekking route will end in Pokhara. During the whole trek, one thing is sure and that is you will get to learn and experience the lifestyle, culture and tradition of Gurung, Thakalis and Magar community people throughout.
Day 01:Arrival in TIA and welcomed by RNT staff and transfer to your hotel via private vehicle
Day 02:Sight-seeing in KTM
Day 03:Drive from KTM to Besisahar (6-7 hours drive)
Day 04:Besisahar to Bahundanda (5-6 hours walk)
Day 05:Bahundanda to Jagat (5-6 hours walk)
Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani
Day 07:Dharapani to Chame
Day 08:Chame to Pisang
Day 09:Pisang to Manang
Day 10:Manang to Khangsar village
Day 11:Trek to Tilicho Base Camp
Day 12:Tilicho base camp to Tilicho Lake and back to base camp
Day 13:Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 14:Trek to Thoran Phedi
Day 15:Trek to Muktinath
Day 16:Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 17:Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 18:Drive back from Pokhara to KTM
Day 19:Last departure to your own country
Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Randonnee NepalTreks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Jomsom to Pokhara may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day. Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.
Day 01Arrival in TIA and welcomed by RNT staff and transfer to your hotel via private vehicle Arrival in TIA and welcomed by RNT staff and transfer to your hotel via private vehicle.
Day 02Sight-seeing in KTM Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest and holiest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.
Day 03Drive from KTM to Besisahar (6-7 hours drive) After enjoying the delicious breakfast at Kathmandu, we will drive to Besisahar. The driving road goes for about 6 to 7 hours long. We can see the beautiful scenario of natural beauty along with the roadside houses during the drive. The night will be at Besisahar enjoying at the lodges.
Day 04Besisahar to Bahundanda (5-6 hours walk) After having the breakfast at Bahundanda, we will trek further towards Bahundanda. The trail will offer us stunning view of great mountain ranges like Annapurna, Khudi, Ngadi peak and many more. We will have our lunch on the way. Continuing our journey through the main trail will lead us to Bahundanda after a walk of 5 to 6 hours.
Day 05Bahundanda to Jagat (5-6 hours walk) From Bahundanda, we will continue our journey following the cultivated area along with some beautiful waterfalls. We will have our lunch at Syange. We shouldn’t stop at Syange viewing the beautiful surrounding as we must have to reach at Jagat the same day. We should trek for about 5 to 6 hours from Bahundanda to Jagat. We will stay the night at Jagat.
Day 06 Jagat to Dharapani Today, we will start our journey in a bit hurry as we need to move for more walking hours. Thus, we resume our journey following the ever flowing river Marsyangdi to the beautiful valley called Taal. With every step, we are getting closer to Manang district through the pine forest and the cultivated fields. We will be finally at Dharapani at 1960m with a trek for about 7 hours. We will rest the night at Dharapani.
Day 07Dharapani to Chame From Dharapani, we continue our trek ascending through the forest of fir and maple. The trail will offers its visitors with the glittering view of White Mountains like Manaslu, Lamjung and Annapurna II. After trekking for 5 hours, we will ultimately reach at Chame at the altitude of 2630m. We will stay the night at Chame.
Day 08Chame to Pisang From Chame, we will trek for about 6 hours to reach at Pisang. The trekking route is extremely beautiful here. After reaching at Pisang, we can visit the monasteries of that place. We will spend the night at Pisang at the altitude of 3200m above sea level at the nearest lodges.
Day 09Pisang to Manang From Pisang, our trekking route (for 6 hours) continues towards Manang viewing the Yak grazing land along with the scalar chain of Annapurna i.e. Annapurna II, III,IV. After walking for several hours will be enough for us to reach at Jharlang River. Following the main trail, crossing several villages, we are ultimately at Manang at the altitude of 3540m.
Day 10Manang to Khangsar village We may use one day to acclimatize ourselves at the Manang village. But as Himalayan view trekking suggests, we should continue our way following the Khangsar River. After crossing the Khangsar River through the bridge, we ascend slowly to the village where we can see houses made in Tibetan styles. Khangsar village is at the altitude of 3700m.
Day 11Trek to Tilicho Base Camp After spending a night at Khangsar village, we need to continue our way towards the Tilicho base camp. We need to pass through a monastery. Continuing our journey for several hours will leads us towards the Tilicho base camp at the elevation of 4200m.
Day 12Tilicho base camp to Tilicho Lake and back to base camp We will start the day early in the morning with a trek over to the Tilicho Lake. We need to trek for about 3 to 4 hours from base camp to Tilicho Lake. After reaching at Tilicho Lake, we will roam there for several hours and will return instantly to the base camp as the coldness may increase with the passage of time. We will be at base camp to enjoy the night. The whole phenomenon goes for about 6 to8 hours.
Day 13Trek to Yak Kharka From base camp, we will return to the yak kharka following the main trail down the path. After crossing the river with the help of log, we will be at yak kharka. We will spend the night at yak Kharka at one of the reputed guest houses at the height of 4000m.
Day 14Trek to Thoran Phedi From Yak Kharka, we will continue our journey towards the Thorang Phedi along the bank of Jarsang River. We should continue our way until we reach at Thorang Phedi where we will stay the night. The Thorang Phedi is at the altitude of 4420m. Today, we have walked around 4 to5 hours.
Day 15Trek to Muktinath After enjoying the breakfast at Thorang Phedi, we walk towards the holy land to Muktinath. We can get an opportunity of viewing Gangapurna, Annapurna and other several peaks. After the several ups and downs, we can reach at Muktinath. We will take rest at Muktinath at 3800m. The trekking route is 8 hours long.
Day 16Muktinath to Jomsom Early morning, we will wake up earlier than sun to worship lord Vishnu at Muktinath. Then we will have the breakfast and will proceed forward to Jomsom the same day. The trail goes down to Jomsom for about 5 to 6 hours. We can see beautiful hills in our side screen. Overnight will be enchanting at Jomsom. Jomsom is at the height of 2600m.
Day 17Jomsom to Pokhara From Jomsom we can catch the flight from the nearest airport to fly over to Pokhara and half day Tour Pokhara Valley visit to David fall, Tibetan camp, Bindu basini Temple International Museum and Fewa Lake. After the sightseeing warm up with team work delicious food and stay Overnight at hotel.
Day 18Drive back from Pokhara to KTM We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.
Day 19Last departure to your own countryFinal good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.