Tilicho Lake Mesokantu La Pass Trekking

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  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,200 meter | 17,060 ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Bahundanda - Chamje - Bagarchhap - Chame - Pisang - Manang - Khangsar Village - Tilicho Base Camp - Tilicho - Chauri Kharka via Mesokanto La Pass - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May and September to November


  • Explore one of the highest lakes in the world; Tilicho Lake 4920m
  • Crystalline glacial lake Tilicho Lake Trekking route explores the Tibetan-style villages with ancient gompas and a herd of rugged animals including Yaks.
  • The crossing of challenging and adventurous pass Mesokanto La 5120m with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ridges.

“ A lake with mesmerizing charm, come and explore an amazing scenery beneath the words."

Tilicho Lake Mesokantu- La pass trekking is the mainstream for those trekkers who have enough fitness of health and experience with high height pass trek. Tilicho Lake is at about 5000m above ocean level Tilicho, sited high up in the picturesque Manang Valley is the gathered cold melt of the whole northern inclines of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. In 2001, Hindu pioneers from far and wide ran to the lake persuaded it is a blessed spot said in the Ramayan – a sacred book of the Hindus. The explorers accept that this is the lake that is alluded to in the Ramayan where the crow recounted the Ramayan to Garuda and where Shiva discovered comfort after the demise of his partner Sati. While Tilicho does not hold religious importance for the neighborhood Buddhist populace, herders regularly go to the lake in pursuit of straying yak.

Tilicho Lake Mesokantu-la pass trekking furnishes you a percentage of the planet's best trekking tracks and is the absolutely, incorporating as it does a more excellent mixture of Vista and society. The trail through Tilicho Lake and the two passes Masokanto –la 5099m and Tilicho pass 5230 meters; that watchman it from the Kaligandaki valley past is still utilized and offers the brave and fit trekkers high mountain view taking care of business and immaculate, Mesokantu-La is low elevation pass than Tilicho pass however more specialized and requirement to utilize rope inside same time span you can likewise endeavor the Tilicho pass. Successful of Tilicho lake Mesokantu- La pass trekking, brave trekkers can choose excursion begins the trekking by means of Jomsom or through Besi Sahar track, be that as it may, pick any of two tracks furnishes you surrounding perspectives and Tilicho Lake 4920m is planet most astounding lake, arranged in the Annapurna extent of the focal Nepal Himalaya.

Tilicho Lake Mesokantu- La pass trek is a magnificent summer trek, as compensating as it is testing and this trek is around the finest genuine Nepal treks best encountered in the storm yet we run Tilicho Lake Mesokantu –la sits back of year with the exception of the winter season. On the track you might have passed Mesokantu- La 5099 meters through every kind of vegetation zone from lavish subtropical to brutal semi-leave and passed over one of the most astounding trekking passes on the planet. You will have entered a planet without ways or vehicles and onlooker the way individuals have lived up to expectations, played, and made due for hundreds and many years. Other than that, throughout the voyage, you are compensated by the common wonders in your every stride. Altogether guests are dealt with fantastic perspectives of the cold dividers of Annapurna and Tilicho top ice sheets which plunge down to the lake itself. The shores of this ideal, perfectly clear lake, dabbed with wild blooms in spring, are perfect for the outdoors. Nepal Spirit Adventure has encountered neighborhood organization of master aides, watchmen, and staff that will deal with each portion and logistical matter throughout this excursion of the undertaking. They are devoted to enterprises that offer staggering esteem and keep up a demonstrated track record of furnishing remarkable administration preceding and throughout your campaign. Also, they have superb admiration for the sacred mountains and treat them fittingly, drilling practical Tilicho Lake and Mesokantu- La pass trekking. Let the nearby specialists demonstrate to you the exploit of a lifetime in the Himalayan Mountain.

We, Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition welcome you all to come and join us for the great trekking holiday where our highly trained staff, guides, and porters will help you in every step of your journey to make it memorably wonderful ahead.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.


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After the early breakfast, we will be preparing for a long day's drive to Bahundanda in Lamjung to start the trek. The drive will be 8 hours long, and we will pass through various small towns that show a pure countryside life in Nepal. The drive goes along the Trishuli River and follows the Marshyangdi River later. Both rivers emerge from the Himalayas and flow through the mountains and middle hills. On the way, we will stop for lunch for a certain time and again start our journey to Bahundanda.

From the second day onward we will organize official trekking. We will question and check up on guests if they are okay and if their physical condition is top-notch for trekking or not. Once the health check-up is completed we will start the adventure trek on the trail that goes around the Annapurna massif. This is the first dirt road that has been constructed up to Manang. We might encounter occasional motorcycles and jeeps along the way. The trek stops at Jagat for lunch and continues towards Chamje. It is a fairly easy day of the trek as we haven’t yet entered the high-altitude region. The walk today has less steep going so it feels gentle which is fairly good for the first day of a long trekking journey.

The second trekking day of the Annapurna circuit trekking adventure leads us towards Bagarchhap via Dharapani. We gain about 700 meters of elevation on our trek. The trek goes via Dharapani where we might meet trekkers coming from the Manaslu circuit trek as the root connects at this place. After lunch, we will move further ahead following the Marshyangdi valley with spectacular landscape and views along the way. We will be staying at Bagarchhap, which stands at 2,140 meters above sea level and is a beautiful place to spend overnight.

Bagarchhap to Chame section in the circuit trail is an interesting walk of the trek. The walk brings some spectacular views of the mountains in the massif. As we gain the elevation on the trek, we take a slower pace to adjust to the altitude. The slower pace provides ample time to acclimatize and to enjoy the majestic views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. When we reach Chame, we will have some time to explore the beauty of this beautiful settlement.

We will experience the change in the landscape as we go higher toward the destination. The Chame – Pisang stretch on the trail has some magnificent views of the giant peaks of Annapurna and Pisang Peak. On the way to Pisang, we will pass through dense forest, a narrow path leading us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. The path we will undertake; also consists of the steepest part of Marshyangdi Valley. Our effort of traversing the trail goes for about six hours which will bring you the most beautiful walking experience.

Manang is the headquarters of Manang district, a beautiful Himalayan district. Basically, the way to Manang consists of two paths. But we will take the route through Upper Pisang via Geru. This route offers some spectacular views of the Himalayas. We can visit the Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the region, along the way. We will gain an incredible mixture of nature and spirituality to make our walk for the day a wonderful one. We will take some time to explore the place once we reach there.

As we have covered a good stretch on the trail over 3,000 meters, we need a good full day to acclimatize and gather energy to go further higher on the trek. An acclimatization hiking trip around Manang makes our day giving us a chance to acclimatize and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding. This well-spent day around Manang is a really insightful day to get to know this valley.

Walking out of the Manang village after breakfast, we hike on a gradually ascending trail that elevates all the way up to Khangsar village. At the beginning of the trek, we follow the down to the river. Crossing the suspension bridge over Khangsar Khola, we ascend the easy slope to the village of Khangsar.

The houses in this village are built in the old Tibetan Style. Because of the ancient building, this village is also known as the last village of Nepal. Once reaching an ancient and culturally rich village, you can go explore around the village. We will stay at the guest house overnight.

A most adventurous and thrilling adventure awaits us today. Walking from the village of Khangsar, we trek toward the direction of the mysterious Tilicho Lake. Passing the Gompa (monastery), our trail goes uphill through the recently constructed path.

Traversing through an interesting or occasionally even surrealistic landscape of weathered slopes and rocks, we come across the long ridge. From this location, you can have a splendid view of the magnificent mountains. From here the path is narrow and slippery. So watch your steps. After a short and challenging walk on a steep screed, leads us to the right to the Tilicho Base Camp.

Today we will finally see the magical lake Tilicho. We will start our hike to the magnificent Lake Tilicho before dawn in order to avoid the wind blow. From base camp, about 3 – 4 hours of a steep climb through the icy trail of the mountains leads us to Tilicho Lake.

Elevated at an elevation of 5200 meters, this pristine lake system is considered to be the highest lake in the world. The lake seems to lay on the boundary of two worlds. On one hand side there is a bare and weathered landscape and on the other impossibly steep sides of Himalayan peaks, towering two kilometers above the lake and directly from it. After spending some time in the tranquility of Tilicho Lake, we will descend downhill for an hour to reach the camping site of Tilicho High Camp. We will set up camp here for an overnight stay.

Today we will be trekking toward Churi Kharka. After having our refreshing breakfast, we will head out for the hike. After hiking for some time, we need to check our gear for a difficult trail onwards. We need to cross Mesokanto La Pass, which is a difficult climb for today.

After checking our gears and resting for a bit we will continue our climb for crossing Mesokanto La Pass. After some small climbs, we need to hike for about 3 – 4 hours to completely cross the pass. We will enter into Mustang district after crossing the pass. From here the trail is easy until we reach Churi Kharka. This place lacks Lodges and tea houses. So, we will set up our tent camps for the overnight stay.

It’s the final day of our walking journey. The walk today is going to be a little windy as we move along the river valley toward Jomsom. After an early breakfast, we will follow the trail that descends all the way to Jomsom through the Lower Mustang Region and Kali Gandaki River valley.

Jomsom is the center of the beautiful Mustang that boasts varieties of beautiful features in the region. It is also an important hub for Mustang and Upper Mustang Treks with the airstrip, abundance of tea houses, and services. 

A short but overwhelming flight to Pokhara across the mountains is due this morning. We board the plane and fly southward from Jomsom passing through several gigantic snow-capped mountains. It’s an incredible mountain flight experience of about 20 minutes. Once we are in Pokhara, we have leisurely time on our own to go explore the town. We can find massage to relieve the tiredness of trekking or simply walk around the lakeside. There are options for going for some adventure activities like paragliding, zip flying, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, etc.

We take a drive back to Kathmandu via the same highway we took earlier to go there. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.

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Cost Details


  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • One night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map/ HST Trekking Hat, duffel bag, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying $40 or the equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying $100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Single Supplement Fee $200

Useful Info

In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Hotel and Accommodation:

We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Dhaulagiri Round Trek, we provide you with the tented camp accommodation. In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

Food and Beverages:

All the food and Beverages included on the package of Tilicho Lake Mesokantu La Pass Trek are provided by the company itself. The foods are professionally prepared and provided in the tented camp on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the camp. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We also provide boiled drinking water at the camp. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water as well.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines and live cultural music.


We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have other options like traveling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

Luggage and Backpack:

The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

Guide and Porters on Trek:

We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

Personnel Expenses:

Personnel Expenses largely influenced your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Tilicho Lake Mesokantu- La Pass Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

Rescue and Evacuation:

Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Tilicho Lake Mesokantu- La Pass Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Booking Requirements

Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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