Tilicho Lake Meshokanto la Pass Trek

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Tilicho Lake, the world's highest lake located at an altitude of 4,919m is as highest because of its size. Tilicho is a large lake nestled at the foot of the north face of the Tilicho Peak. It collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. This lake holds an important place for Hindu. As, it is mention as the sacred lake in the holiest text, Ramayana. So you can find pilgrimage all around the world gather around the lake. 

Meshokanto Pass lies above Tilicho Lake at an altitude of 5,099m/16,729ft. Meshokanto pass is an exhilarating pass. It comes across you while trekking through Tilicho Lake to Nam Phu. You have breathtaking Himalaya views of Mt. Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Muktinath Himalaya range from the top of Meshokanto Pass. Tilicho Pass is also known as Meshokanto la Pass. 

Highlights
    Explore one of the world’s highest lake, Tilicho lake
    Majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and many other snowcapped mountains in the Annapurna region
    Crossing Meshokanto la pass
    Visit the oldest Monastery in Braga village
    Explore culture and tradition of Tibetans
    Walking through warm sub-tropical climate to alpine and arctic zone
    Passing through beautiful rhododendron, pine and oak forest
    Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 

Tilicho Lake with Meshokanto Pass offers beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and range including more than 15 other snowcapped mountains of the Annapurna region. Meshokanto pass, added with the Tilicho lake makes your trek more challenging and adventurous.  This beautiful trek takes you to the different village of the Manang and Mustang district. Beautiful villages inhabited by a wide variety of people from different cultural groups. Additionally, the trail passes through the Manang village. It is the central tourist hub of Annapurna has a number of gompas and monasteries nearby. While trekking, you have amazing views of the small Gurung and Thakali hamlets on the laps of the Himalayan range. You can explore and know about the historical and natural diversity of the region of Tilicho Lake. 

While trekking to Tilicho Lake with Meshokanta pass you get the opportunities to wild Himalayan sheep Bharal yaks. Moreover, if you are lucky, you get to see a variety of rare wildlife like a brown dipper, White-capped Water Redstart, white-throated Kingfisher, butterflies, Barking Deer. The trail follows the beautiful rhododendron, pine, Oak forest first. Then follows the rocky, sloppy barren to the Meshokanto Pass. So, during this trek, you get to walk through a warm sub-tropical climate to the alpine and arctic zone.

The trekking trail to Tilicho Lake with Meshokanto Pass is full of lush vegetation with the sight of the distant mountain peaks. You can experience changing flora and faunas. You will come across various streams, waterfalls, rivers. Often, you will be following the mighty Marsyangdi river to Manang. And before that, you will have a long drive from Kathmandu with the famous rafting river Trishuli on the left side. You will also experience the trekking to hidden mountains valley offering medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form. And with the sunrise and view along the way to beautiful Tilicho lake, worth every second. Reaching the lake, you will have an amazing view of the mountains with a tranquil lake. This trek also stops at the Tilicho Base before hiking to Tilicho Lake.

Tilicho with Meshokanto pass is one of the most alluring trekking journeys in the entire Annapurna region. With unforgettable and brimming with natural, cultural and Himalayan grace. You will experience the best elements of the most exquisite region.


Itinerary

After a wonderful flight from your hometown, you land on the beautiful Himalayan country, Nepal. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International airport, you can see our representative waiting for you. With a warm welcome, we will transfer you to your hotel and helped with check-in. Later, our guide will visit you construe you about your trek. you can stroll in the streets of Thamel in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu

With a long drive from Kathmandu, your Tilicho Lake, and Meshokanto Pass trek start. After breakfast in the hotel, our guide will pick you up from your hotel room. Then, you will have a bus ride to Bulbule. Following the highway and famous rafting river, Trishuli. On reaching we cross the same Trishuli river and follow the Marshyangdi river

Before reaching Bulbule, we pass several Gurung, Magar, and other villages and come to the headquarter of Lamjung District. This village has a sub-tropical climate with deciduous forests. And Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre can be viewed from north of Besisahar. Finally, just an hour's drive on rocky roads you reach the beautiful village, Bulbule. While driving to Bulbule we pass a series of the waterfall, suspension bridge and paddy fields. Overnight at Bulbule. 

Today we will have another drive to the Chame village. After having a delicious breakfast, we follow the following Marsyangdi river we pass suspension bridge, waterfalls, rice and paddy field, forest. Our drive to Chame first crosses the beautiful Jagat village. Then we reaching Tal village, we officially enter Manang territory. Continuing the driving we cross several villages like Dharapani, Bagarchhap. Small Buddhist villages with heavily influenced Tibetan culture. Here, you can see different centuries-old Chortens. And finally to the headquarter of Manang District. Chame, a small town will greet you with remarkable views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal

After two days’ drive, we finally start our trek. Today we trek from Chame to Pisang. We walk through the deep forest and narrow valley. Crossing to the south bank of Marsyangdi Khola brings us to a dramatic curved rock face. Following the trail, we come across the Teluk and Brathang, once temporarily inhabited by the Khampas- the Tibetan tribal rebels. Then the trail goes uphill to Dhukur Pokhari where we will have lunch

Our the trek continues with the beautiful views of mountains, crossing beautiful rivers and we reach Pisang. Overnight at Pisang. 

There are two ways to reach Manang. You can either follow the Marsyangdi Khola passing through the pine forest to Manang valley as well as Humde airport. Or you can cross the Marsyangdi Khola, both trails meet up at Mungji. Following the route through Upper Pisang crossing Ghyaru, Ngawal you get the panoramic views of mountains peaks. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Pisang peak, and other massif are also seen from. Then the trail continues from Mungji passing through beautiful cultivated to unique Gompa of Braga village. Braga Monastery is the biggest monastery in the Manang district. On reaching you can feel the colder and dryer climate. Overnight at Manang. 

Today we will have acclimatization at Manang which will help your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. Manang is a large village situated on the windswept valley by the bank of Marsyangdi River. You can have a short hike to the Bhojo monastery or Gangapurna lake. Hiking to Gangapurna Lake. It is formed from the glacier of Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna IV, Khangsar Kang, and Glacier Dome

You can also hike to a nearby viewpoint from where you can get a great view of the Annapurna range. Later, you can explore the beautiful Manang village and learn about Interesting Buddhist culture and traditions. Overnight at Manang. 

After a wonderful day in Manang, we continue our Tilicho Lake Meshokanto trek. From Manang, we walk through the gates and follow the path down. On reaching the Marsyangdi river, we cross over it and continues on its southern side. Passing through the coniferous forest with the fantastic views of surrounding landscapes. And with the amazing views of snowcapped peaks and passing by the small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flays around an hour walk takes us to Khangsar village. Overnight at Khangsar village

The trail from Khangsar climbs steeply passing through Gompa and small Chortens. Then the trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. Here the path is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs. Before reaching base camp, you land on Shree Kharka. Continue to ascend toward the line of the ridge, witnessing the impressive rock formation. After a high crest, descend on switchbacks carved out. And the final steep inclination takes you to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp

Starting with the early morning, we leave the base camp to avoid the wind. Another around 4 hours’ hike takes you to the highest lake and the main destination of our trek. We begin our trek with a steep ascent. Walking along the side of mountains we reach the beautiful Tilicho Lake. On the way to Tilicho Lake, you can see yak and deer grazing in the pasture. On reaching Tilicho Lake, you get to admire its tranquil beauty with amazing views of the ridge from Khangsar Kang to Tilicho Peak. If you are lucky you can see the reflection of the surrounding peaks on its turquoise waters. Otherwise, the remain froze. Overnight in a tented camp near the lake.

Today is going to be the toughest trekking day due to the high pass. After breakfast, we start our trek to Nam Phu. Our trek to first passes the very dry place and takes us to the highest point of our Tilicho Lake with Meshokanto la Pass. On climbing the top of Meshokanto pass with quite narrow and icy path, you will see decorated Buddhist prayer flags. And the mind-blowing scenery of surrounding peaks our trail descends to Nam Phu. You can have the best view of Tilicho, Tukuche, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri and the Mustang valley from the top and while descending. Finally, after around 7 hours long walk leads us to beautiful Nar Phu village. wonderful landscapes and high rising Himalayas surrounding the village make this village more beautiful. Overnight at Nam Phu

After yesterday’s challenging trek through the Meshokanto pass. Today we have a gradual walk to Kaisang. Following the trail, through downhill slopes, we reach the beautiful village Kaisang. Kaisang is a small Sheppard’s place, where you can have beautiful views of landscapes and snowcapped peaks.

You can also hike to Thinigaon. It is situated above Kaligandaki River and close to Jomsom. Overnight at Kaisang.  

It’s the last day trekking, we will have a short hike to Jomsom. We first trek through the beautiful rhododendron and pine forest. The trail provides a panoramic view of the green hills and slopes. Then we pass through several sprinkled houses and farm and reach Jomsom. Jomsom is a beautiful town in Mustang district with amazing scenery of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. It extends over both the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, where black rocks or stones called Shaligram is found. Overnight at Jomsom

Today we are having an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. There are daily flights between Pokhara and Jomsom in the early morning. Jomsom airport is located at the head of the gorge. And it flies through Kali Gandaki river gorge. This adventurous flight provides a magnificent view of Dhaulagiri and Tukuche on the west. And on the west Nilgiri central and Annapurna on the east. After 20 mins scenic flight we reach to the famous city of Lake Pokhara. On landing Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel and after some rest, you can explore some places of Pokhara. Phewa lake, Davis falls, the world Peace Pagoda are some places worth visit in Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara. 

Drive back to Kathmandu 

After a wonderful day in Pokhara, today we will drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we will have a long drive enjoying the beautiful countryside. We drive side by Trishuli river along the Prithivi highway, crossing several beautiful villages. Around 7 hours drive, you reach to the Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. After some rest, you can stroll around the tourist hub, Thamel. And in the evening you will have cultural, farewell dinner with Bold Himalaya. Overnight at Kathmandu. 

Today, you are flying back to your home town and continue your same busy schedule. Our representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before your flight. Or if you have more time in Nepal and want to explore more places. We can arrange another awesome trip for you right there.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package

Included

  • All ground transportation (including airport pick up/drop) by private tourist vehicles

    Three-star category hotel in the city(Pokhara, Kathmandu) in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & standard trekking lodge & tented camp in Meshokanto Pass Tilicho Lake Trekking route.

    One way domestic flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara 

    Whole accommodations during trips

    Some necessary equivalents sleeping bag & Down jacket (if you need, return after trek)

    Rope & crampons to cross the Meshokanto Pass

    Full meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )

    Essential First aid medicine items 

    All necessary camping Items Tent, Sleeping Bag, Mattress 

    Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) and necessary paper work 

    Necessary staff, guide, cook & porters their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance, professional, friendly guide 

    Two special cultural show and farewell dinner program

    Duffle Bag, T-shirt, and Trip certificate 

    Our government/Local taxes and official expenses

Excluded

  • Extra Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara

    Dessert & any types of drinks during the trip

    Your international air ticket & travel insurance

    Tips for the trekking crew members

Gears and Cloths for Tilicho Lake Meshokanto la Pass Trek (Tilicho Lake Meshokanto la Pass Trek)

Clothing items-  Caps/Hat, Warm hats (Banie), jackets(Down, fleece jacket, Water Proof), shirts, Thermal Set( Base Layer), t-shirts, trousers/Hiking Pants (warm & waterproof), Neck Gaiter, Gloves (Inner & Insulated), Towel, Undergarments

Bag packs and Bags –  1 Day Pack, at least you have a 50-60 liters backpack or Duffel bag that can put your necessary items( Bold Himalaya Provides) 

Footwear- Shoes and sandals, sucks (Warm) at list 5 pairs, Gaiters (for Winter)

Sleeping Bags- sleeping bags at least -15 to -20, Sleeping Bag Liner

Electronics items- Camera, Headlamp or torch, portable charger( Power Bank) Solar charger recommended

Accessories - Water bottle, Eye wears (Sun Glass), Trekking Poles, Water Bottle (Hydration Bladder), Crampons/ microspikes (For Winter only) 

Mischillinious-  Safety and First aid items & medicine (Including Oximeter & Thermometer), Bag cover/pack covers, Money Belt, hand sanitizer, Sun cream, Toothbrush, tooth cream, Shop, Shampoo, Toilet paper, Booties(for winter) Mitten( For winter) Cards, Shanks, chocolates, Money, Passport, Travel insurance 

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