Annapurna Tilicho pass - Meso Kanto pass Trekking

Tilicho pass - Meso Kanto pass TrekkingIn the Annapurna range of the Central Nepal Himalaya lies Tilicho Tal (lake), at 4,919m one of the highest of its size in the world. Stretching about 2.5mi / 4km long and about 0.6mi / 1km wide, it lies at the foot of the 23,400' / 7,134m summit of the same name, north of the Grande Barriere a 10km / 6mi long wall of rock, ice and snow. This tarns-Himalayan adventure begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu/Pokhara up the Marsyangdi valley to the airstrip at Hongde, in Manang district. We soon leave the lodges on the main trail to head up toward Tilicho Tal. These high Himalayan reaches are the habitat of the Himalayan tahr (mountain goat) and the snow leopard, among other mammals. From our camp by the shores of the lake, we climb up to the Mesokanto La (pass, 16,730' / 5,100m) where we are rewarded with the first views of the Kali Gandaki valley. We descend to stay at the charming Thakali village of Marpha. Here on we follow the Kali Gandaki upstream to Kagbeni, and up a side valley to the shrine at Muktinath, sacred to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims alike. The trip ends in Jomsom with an early morning flight to Pokhara. This is a splendid summer trek, as rewarding as it is challenging. The Tilicho lake trek is among the finest serious Nepal treks best experienced in the Monsoon.

Tilicho Lake is one of those places that has had next to mythic connotations. Many regard it as the highest lake in the world. 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 Jomosom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited.A much sold guide book informed potential trekkers that the path to Tilicho was "a figment of some ones fantasy" and the locals in Manang had little knowledge of the route too, and were often thought to be Slightly unfriendly as they were known for not being particularly keen on working as human beasts of burden for various expeditions that had passed. When asked to porter they had simply refused! Manang is no ordinary village. Its people are heavily involved in international trade, due to passport privileges granted in the past

Trip Fact Box

Trekking duration: 21 days

Starting from: Beshi Sahar by bus

Ending at: Pokhara/ Jomsom to Kathmandu by flight/Bus

Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.

Highest access of the trek: 5099 meters Tilicho Pass.

Culture: Mixed culture based on Gurung ,Thakali & Magar

Mode of trekking tour: Camping trekking only.

Himalayan sights: Lamjung Himal, Annapurna (I,II,III,IV), Mount Fishtail, Mount Manaslu , Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan Himalayan ranges

Splendid breathtaking place: High mountain pass, great Himalayan view, popular hot Spring along the route, etc

Tilicho pass Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel , Tilicho pass trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at kathmandu hotel. .
Day 02: Trek permit preparation day. Evening briefing.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m). Trek to Khudi (800m)
Day 04: Trek to Baundada (1310m).
Day 05: Bahundada to jagat (1430m).
Day 06: Jagat (1430m) to Tal (1920m)
Day 07: Tal to Dharapani(1820m)
Day 08: Dharapani to Chame (2630m)
Day 09: Chame (2630m ) - Pisang (3200m)
Day 10: Pisang (3200m) - Manang (3500m)
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 12: Manang to Khangsar Khadka (3734m)
Day 13: Khangsar Khaddka to Tilicho Base Camp (4300m)
Day 14: Exploring the Tilicho Lake area.
Day 15: Tilicho lake to Mejo Khandala.
Day 16: Mejo Khandala to Kaisang.
Day 17: Kaisang to Jomsom.
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight ,short sightseeing in pokhara valley.
Day 19: Pokhara back to kathmandu by flight/Tourist bus.
Day 20: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.
Day 21: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities than drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.

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