- Tilicho Lake Trek
- Max Elevation
- 5,120 m at Mesokanto (Tilicho) pass
- Trip Duration
- 18 Days
- Trip Grade
- Tea House + Camping Trek
- Full board on Trek, BB Plan in City
- Private vehicle & flight
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Spring and Autumn
- Per Day Walk
- Approx. 5 - 6 hrs walk
Major Highlights of Tilicho Lake Trek
- Be on the road to embrace the beautiful and one of the world’s highest lakes.
- Before that, explore Kathmandu’s quaint streets, historical sites, and cultural heritages.
- Visit famous sites like Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, etc.
- Begin a panoramic drive to the beautiful countryside of Nepal, gazing at lush greenery, diverse topography, and unique hamlets.
- Trek in the dense, varied, and picturesque vegetation of the Annapurna Region.
- Explore the Himalayan(Tibetan) culture, lifestyle, food, and more in Manang.
- Stop by historical Buddhist chortens, gompas, and monasteries to breathe peace.
- Ultimately trek to Tilicho Lake, an exquisite turquoise lake, and Mesokanto La Pass(5,120m).
- Appreciate jaw-dropping mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, and other peaks.
- Touch the part of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the best treks in the world.
- Ramble and fulfill your nature cravings in the amazing vicinity of the Mustang and Annapurna regions.
Tilicho Lake(4,919m), a lake in the Manang District of Nepal, is one of the world’s highest lakes. Made from the glacial of Tilicho Peak, Tilicho Lake is a picturesque lake that attracts foreigners and locals. The lake is one of the notable lakes in the country.
Tilicho Lake Trek is a famous trek that goes to the lake. Quite famous among lake lovers, Tilicho Lake Trek is an exciting walk to the banks of the Lake and above. While other Tilicho Lake Trek finishes by the lake, this one goes beyond the lake to the Mesokanto La Pass(5,120m).
It all begins in Kathmandu with a drive to Chamje, a popular stop in the Annapurna Region. The walk begins from there and continues via amazing landscapes. Along the route, you cross many orthodox villages of the region. The dense vegetation comes every now and then.
The walk takes elevations and approaches the famous Tilicho Lake. While trekking, the walk bestows amazing mountain vistas of peaks like Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, IV, and more. Not just mountains, the trek displays amazing examples of terrains.
Ultimately, the trek reaches Tilicho Lake and then Mesokanto La Pass. Firstly, the glacial lake surprises you with its beauty. After that, you go crazy at the view of the Mesokanto La Pass. Both landmarks make the trek a worthwhile journey.
During the several weeks of Tilicho Lake Trek, you will explore Manang and its two jewels. You will touch up the cultural beauty of the region lying in hamlets, shrines, and houses. Also, you will trek via the Mustang Region, a famous place for trekking. The trek will collect many memories and amazing trekking experiences.
Yes, the journey is challenging, though. You must deal with steep uphills, uneven trails, altitude sickness, cold climate, and basic facilities. It is a great adventure to spend several weeks in the mountains. You must prepare well to make the trek easy.
With adequate preparation and a good team of trekking guides, you can complete Tilicho Lake Trek. You will need a licensed guide and kitchen team for the trek. The best time to do the trek is Autumn or Spring. If you want to do Tilicho Lake Trek, we can be the right team to guide you.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1440m)
We will give you a warm welcome at Kathmandu Airport upon arrival. Our team will acknowledge you with traditional garland and show you the way ahead. Via the bustling roads of the capital, we will head to your hotel. You’ll surely want some rest time after the flight.
After the rest, we will invite you for a welcome dinner. It is our tradition to serve this. Along with the traditional meal, you will know the team for Tilicho Trek, our team, and more. You will feel comfortable in the country. With this, you will get back to the hotel for the night.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After knowing the team, it is time to know the country more. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a historic city rich in culture, history, architecture, diversity, food, and more. Therefore, we will tour notable cultural heritage sites.
Out of many sites, we will visit several sites as it is not possible to tour all of them in a day. Our guide will ensure you visit sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Monkey Temple.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje(1,410m/4,626ft)
Drive Duration: 7-8 hours
The real adventure begins here when in the morning, we will take a drive to Chamje, our night’s destination. It is a panoramic drive through the Himalayan roads. We will see many amazing sceneries of Nepal’s countryside while on the highway. The sights of rivers, waterfalls, and villages are now and then during the drive.
After almost 7-8 hours of driving on all sorts of Himalayan roads, we will reach Chamje. The highway is bumpy, straight, and dusty at times. We will reach our destination by experiencing all of these. Then, we will check into a hotel and stay there. Before dinner, we will explore some of the towns.
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap(2,167m/7097 ft)
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
Our trek begins here in Chamje. So, we will leave the place after breakfast overlooking the amazing sunrise view. The trek will happen via a hilly area towards Tal. The terrain during the walk is incredible. After some hours of walking, we will reach Tal, where we will pause for lunch and its waterfall exploration.
Following the stop, we will begin the other half of the trek, which is slightly demanding. It goes via a lush forested area of Rhododendron and other trees. En route, we will also reach a place called Dharapani. After 6-7 hours of good trek, we will reach Bagarchap for the night.
Day 05: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame(2,713m/8898 ft)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we will wake up and prepare to be on the trail again. The walk will happen via the wonderful forest of Rhododendron for a while. Then we will do several uphills and downhills. Along with vegetation, we will see great views of peaks like Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, etc.
It will be a lovely day of walking. Enjoying amazing views throughout the route, we will reach Kopar. Rivers and waterfalls will also come along. This way, we will reach Chame, Manang’s headquarter, after a walk of around five hours. We will have a restful night.
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang(3,185m/10446ft)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
We will today trek up to Pisang, another popular stop of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our walk will begin with the crossing of the Marsyangdi River. We will then trek via Bhartang using the peaceful forested trail. A lot of pine and hemlock trees will be around us. In this way, we will enter the Marshyangdi River valley.
Ahead, scenic meadows and clear mountain views will keep us fetching. We will first reach Dhukur Pokhari and then the Paungda Danda Rock. After all these places, we will finally reach Pisang village, a beautiful hamlet. We will check into a teahouse and explore the village. It will be an evening worth remembering.
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang(3,551m/11,647ft)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Now we should move to Manang, a famous village on the trek. After breakfast, we will begin walking toward our stop. We will walk through a lush jungle and then on a breathtaking landscape. The mountains, such as Annapurna and Pisang, will be in sight along the walk.
A school of monks will also come along. We will pass the school and several antique stupas during the walk. After several hours of trekking, we will reach Barga, which is traditionally beautiful. There is a 900-year-old monastery in the village. We will spend some hours around the place and then do a final walk to reach Manang finally. The beautiful ambiance of the village will receive us for a restful night.
Day 08: Rest Day in Manang
Today is a free day in Manang, a day to acclimatize. We should give our bodies enough time and rest to adjust to the elevation. Manang(3,500m) is a great place to do so. The village will provide us with enough options to do things on this day.
We can explore the village independently to see the streets, houses, people, and daily life.
Besides the village, we can do a manageable hike to Khangsar Hill. It is a panoramic hill that offers mesmerizing views of peaks and Tilicho Base Camp. Our guide will give us options to do on this day. We will choose what feels good and spend a good free day.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Khangsar(3,850m/12,628ft)
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
It is time to leave Manang and move ahead. On this day, we will only walk a little to reach Khangsar. It will be a slow and normal walk via the amazing surroundings of Pine trees. We will love the walk as it is soul pleasing and tranquil. The breathtaking peaks will make it even better. While we walk ahead, we will pass the Khangsar River and the region more like Tibet. Following a not-so-long and arduous walk, we will arrive in Khangsar. The village is also known as the last village of Nepal.
Day 10: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp(4,200m/13,776ft)
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
Following breakfast, we will leave Khangsar village and join a trail to a Buddhist monastery. From the monastery, we will climb to a high ride, where the older and new trail confluence. Without thinking much, we will choose the new trail that climbs to another higher ridge.
As we will be at a high altitude, we will take our time to do the steep part. We will have enough time to reach the base camp. Soon, we will enter a picturesque valley with great mountains in the backdrop. We will trek further to cross a river and a tricky landscape trail. After all of this, we will reach the base camp.
Day 11: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to High Camp(4,920m/16137ft)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tented Camp
In the morning, we will climb steeply via an icy trail to trek toward Tilicho High Camp. We will have a tricky walk, but the views will be equally rewarding. Along the route, we will catch animals like Yak and Himalayan Deer grazing on ridges. There is no need to rush today. Enjoying the great sloped landscape, we will only trek to Tilicho High Camp. Upon reaching there, our team will make a tented camp ready.
We will rest in the camp.
Day 12: Rest day for Safe acclimatization and exploration at Tilicho High Camp(4,900m)
We will spend the day at Tilicho High Camp only. We have to acclimate as we will head toward Mesokanto La Pass ahead. For that reason, we will stop at the high camp. But we will explore the area, which includes Tilicho Lake(4,919m) Exploration. The turquoise lake is quite near Tilicho High Camp. We will visit the lake and spend time around it.
On a clear day, the lake is bluish and breathtaking. The nearby peaks make it a surreal picture. After a scenic day, we will spend another night in our tented camp. We can also drop back to Tilicho Base Camp if we need teahouse accommodation.
Day 13: Trek to Chauri Kharka(4,320m/14,169ft) via Mesokanto La Pass(5,120m/16793ft)
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Beginning the day earlier, we will leave the Tilicho High Camp Area and Tilicho Lake to cross the Mesokanto La Pass. The pass is not easy on any day. We will walk the climb carefully using our gears. The pass is around 4 hours away from Tilicho High camp. We will reach the pass before the afternoon to avoid the fierce wind. The moment we touch the pass, we will have a breathtaking panorama of the region. Snowy mountains and vast landscapes will keep us spell-blinded.
After some time at the pass, we will descend towards Chauri(Yak) Kharkha to enter Mustang District. It will take us several hours of downhill trek. We will walk the road slowly and watchfully to reach Yak Kharka. There is no teahouse so we will spend the night in the tent.
Day 14: Trek from Chauri Kharka to Jomsom(2,700m/8856ft)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea House
After Chauri Kharka, we will descend to Jomsom. The whole way, we will see the landscapes slowly changing. From the alpine region, we will trek toward the sub-alpine region. Along the way, we will pass through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. Following 5-6 hours of walking, we will reach Jomsom, the major stop in the Mustang Region. We will spend a night there.
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Flight Duration: 20-25 minutes
We will prepare for a scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom airport the next morning. The flight is 20 minutes long and offers an amazing view of the Annapurna Region. We will soon land in Pokhara, a city of lakes and tourist sites. Upon landing in Pokhara, we will check into a hotel for a brief rest. Then we will explore the city places like the lakeside, David Fall, etc. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
The next morning, we will hop on a bus to Kathmandu. It will be a 5-6 hours long drive via Prithvi Highway. Watching fine views of rivers, villages, greenery, and markets, we will reach Kathmandu to finish the Tilicho Lake Trek.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
A free day in Kathmandu after a long trip is a must. We can, during this day, visit the remaining world heritage sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Kirtipur are great places to visit. Alongside, we will shop from the local market of Nepal for home.
Day 18: Departure
It is the official end of Tilicho Lake Trek when we’ll drop you at Kathmandu Airport for departure. Our team will give a heartfelt farewell. With a lot of good memories, you will be off to your home.
Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
4 nights stay in Kathmandu and 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including private vehicle, tour guide, and entry fees
All land transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
Tea House Accommodation during Trekking
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) & TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
Highly experienced Trekking guide
Required Number of Porters “2:1Ratio”
Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
General First aid Kids
Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Kathmandu
All tax, vats and necessary paperwork
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill and all kind of drinks
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
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Best Time for Tilicho Lake Trek
The best time to do Tilicho Lake Trek is not special and unique. It is possible to do the trek in any month. However, the weather conditions make it convenient or complicated. In that sense, two seasons are best for the trek. You may also guess; it is Autumn and Spring.
In Spring, you can visit Tilicho Lake and gain a beautiful experience. March, April, and May are its months. During these months, the weather in the Tilicho area is more stable. With good weather, you can view crystal-clear peaks and lush & colorful vegetation. The temperature in all parts of the trek is bearable. It is the right time to see the vibrant greenery. As it is a high season, you will meet many people on the trail.
Likewise, you can plan Tilicho Lake Trek in Autumn as well. The season is also a popular time to trek in Nepal. Known for beautiful trekking conditions, trekkers choose Autumn over other seasons. Indeed, it is the peak time for trekking. As in Spring, the weather is clear, constant, and friendly. You can watch undisturbed views of peaks and landscapes. Alongside, you can celebrate the great festivals of Nepalese with them. September, October, and November are its months.
Spring and Autumn are the two best suggestable seasons to do the trek. However, you can do the trek in Summer and Winter as well. You should be okay to experience any weather obstacles. The climate is not in the trekkers’ favor in Winter and Summer. It can change immediately. Monsoon is known for rainfall, while Winter is all about cold and snowfall. Yet, some days in the seasons are good enough for the trek. Hence, the off-seasons are less recommended.
Overall, Spring and Autumn are the best times for Tilicho Lake Trek. The weather in the Himalayas is at its best during these two windows.
Food and Accommodation on Tilicho Lake Trek
Food and Accommodation during Tilicho Lake Trek are good enough to complete the trip. There are tea houses along the trail at most of the stops. Where there are no teahouses, we will have a team to install camp and cook food. Therefore, Tilicho Lake Trek involves both teahouse & camping.
During teahouse lodging, we will get a variety of Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Continental dishes. The teahouses’ menus are full of a wide range of options.
The locals run these teahouses. Hence, we get to taste local and organic foods. Dal Bhat, Noodles, Pasta, and Bread are famous meal options. We will also sleep in those tea houses or lodges. The amenities are pretty basic, with a basic bed, blankets, and pillow. You may or may not get attached toilets.
You will use a sleeping bag and other camping gear on camping days in a tented camp. Likewise, we get to eat basic food our kitchen staff prepares. With limited resources, we will get fine meals to feed our tummies to keep going. The kitchen staff are experienced in doing so.
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Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek Difficulty
Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek is one of the technically challenging and difficult journeys in the heart of Nepal. Since Tilicho is the highest lake in the world, it is relatively strenuous journey depending upon various factors. The altitude, trek length, season, preparation and physique determine the level of difficulty for you.
Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek is stunning for its natural beauty, it is challenging especially down the Mesokanto La Pass. This is a substitute trek route of Thorong La Pass.
Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek initially covers Annapurna circuit trail for a week and then the trails enter into the remote isolated corner of Manang around beautiful Tilicho Lake. Finally, we will have the amazing adventure at Mustang area in Jomsom after crossing scenic high Mesokanto pass.
We recommend this trek for you if you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill. You have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7 hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.
Best Season for Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek
Famous writer Mark Twain once said, “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” Climate affects significantly on any Trekking and Hiking. Here, we are going to discuss about the trekking and hiking time in Nepal. Just have a look.
Hiking in Nepal can be done throughout the year. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on trekking in Nepal. Every season has something distinct.
Autumn season lasts for September to November in Nepal. This season is the loveliest season in Nepal. The temperature is warm even at the Mountains. The days will be clear which affords the best mountain views.
Spring Season lasts for March to May. During Spring Season Nepal experiences moderate climate. The hills will be veiled with the blossoms of Rhododendron, orchid etc.
Winter season (December to January) is little colder at the Himalayas. The precipitation will be at the form of snowfall. The days are still warmer with plenty of sunshine. The rainfall is occasional. If you like to travel in peaceful trails and extreme cold weather is not a problem for you, you can choose winter season. Hoverer, this season is considered an off-season for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.
Summer Season (June to August) in Nepal is also an off-season for trekking. Nepal experiences summer rainfall. During this season, the trails will be muddy and slippery, frequent rainfall, flood and landslides will ruin your journey irritably. However, the rain shadow region like Manang, Mustang and Dolpo offer you the best trekking moment even in this season.
Preparation for Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek
Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining. Hiking and Happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot. For the same you need to prepare a lot as the above statements say. Trekking and Hiking require a good level of physical fitness. Not only good physique helps you out, but also a mental strength is vital. If you have undertaken some smaller hikes earlier, trekking will be much easier for you. You need to be familiar with trekking and climbing gears. Besides that you need to be aware of basic climbing and mountaineering skills depending upon the difficulty level. Cardio, yoga, jogging, running, swimming, etc. helps you to build up your physics. Stress Endurance Practice helps you to build up your mental capacity. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Here are some tips for preparing for any trekking/Climbing or Hiking in Nepal:
- Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
- Once a week, do a long walk.
- Swim and cycle.
- You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
- Eat healthy food.
- Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.
Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition when our body could not adjust to the environment due to the low level of oxygen in the air. At high altitude, the level of the oxygen in the air is thin due to which our body can not adjust easily to the environment. Normally, it is more common above 2500 meter above the sea level.
Common Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Trouble Sleeping etc.
Types of Altitude Sickness:
- Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
- High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.
- High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.
If you realize any other symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness other than Headache, just change your elevation. If the symptoms are severe, you need immediate medical attention. You need to consult with a physician. The best treatment of Altitude Sickness is to climb down as low as possible. If you are at a very high altitude, just climb below 4000m. If you have High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), you might need a steroid called dexamethasone. If you have High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), you will need supplemental oxygen and other medications.
The best way to prevent Altitude Sickness is to have a lot of Acclimatization. That simply means climb high and sleep low. Here are some of the basic guidelines for preventing Altitude Sickness.
- Do not climb hurriedly. Keep your pace steady.
- Do have a lot of acclimatization.
- Do not drink alcohol or do not smoke.
- Drink plenty of fresh water.
- Eat plenty of hygienic foods.
- Use Diamox Pills 24 hrs prior to the climb.
Trekking Gears for Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek
For the safe, secure, and successful trekking experience, we need some gears and instruments. We also may require some technical trekking instruments depending upon the difficulty grade. Here we are going to discuss briefly about trekking gears and instruments for Nepal.
Packing: Duffle Bag (It is useful if you hire a porter, It must be waterproof, durable, and lockable), Rucksack Bag with Waterproof Cover (It is useful if you travel independently), Daypack
Clothings: Hiking Boots, Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Shell Pants, Light Weight Walking Pants, Fleece Jacket, Waterproof Jacket, Thermal Vest, T-shirts, Hiking Shorts etc.
Sleeping: Sleeping Bag, Pillow Case, and other Sleeping Accessories
Accessories: Trekking Poles, Water filters, Harness, Mosquito Repellent, Towel, and other luxury items.
Other Essentials: Map, Compass, Sun-Glasses, Headlamp, First Aid Box, Repair Tool Kit, Extra food, Tent, etc.
Accommodations and Meals
We provide luxury accommodations in all the major cities of Nepal and all courses of meals including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the trip. There will be varieties of western and Asian dishes or mixture of both in all the major cities of Nepal. Chinese, Indian, Thai, Continental dishes are common almost everywhere in the town. Annapurna and Everest Region is much developed than any other trekking destinations in Nepal. Therefore, you don’t have problem of finding a good teahouse which provides you the best course of meals. Most tea houses cook delicious dishes. Most tea-houses offers pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. Finding a teahouse at the remote region is difficult during the peak season. In such cases, we offer you a camping. At such moment, we will provide you limited choices of dishes.
Is Nepal Safe for Trekking?
No doubt, Nepal is safe. In fact, it is safer than any other countries of the world. Nepal is a country full of diversities. Nepali people are hospitable, kind, and cultured. Nepali people are also religious and spiritual by nature. Therefore, they understand the language of love and kindness better than other. For them, service to human is service to the God.
Tourism is the main stay of the Nepalese economy. Trekking is the best thing to do in Nepal. Nepal has so many trekking destinations which offer you the best memories of your life. But the trails in many different parts of Nepal are yet to be discovered.
High Altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, strenuous trails, are not easy to handle. Snow storm and snow blast are the other challenges that may disturb you. Otherwise, trekking in Nepal is full of Surprises. It is a museum full of social, cultural, and natural riches.
As far as your safety concerned, Nepal is safe for trekking and hiking. The existing trekking trails are upgraded and they have become populous. The 10 years long armed revolution has also come to an end with peaceful politics. Along with the formulation of her new constitution, the socio economic development of Nepal has started to speed up. No more procession, rallies, strikes will disturb you.
On the other hand, the scars of devastating earthquake (2015 AD) are also being healed up along with the completion of reconstruction. You shouldn’t bother about your safety and security in Nepal. It is our responsibility to satisfy you. Putting Visit Nepal -2020 into considerations, Nepal has been working out day and night to make her safe, secure and worth visiting country in the planet.
Don’t let the opportunity go, come and visit Nepal in 2020.
Tips for Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek
- Try not alone; always hire a professional local trekking Guide
- Learn safety rules
- Acclimatize and Acclimatize
- Choose the right trail for your fitness
- Carry local currency
- Pace yourself, don’t travel under pressure
- Wear the most comfortable dress that help you to succeed
- Select a Government Licensed Trekking Agency
- Be familiar with the trails
- Check the weather condition before you begin
- Tell someone where you will be
- Buy an Insurance Policy with the appropriate coverage
- Pack ten Essentials
Tilicho Lake Mesokanto La Pass Trek is a remote and technical trekking experience in Nepal. This trek features best mountain views, off-the-beaten trekking trails, vivid socio cultural and economic life. This has in fact most varieties of flora and fauna as well. This trekking also offers the mind blowing natural beauty. It is a very difficult trekking in Nepal. It much lengthy too but it can be the best holiday option in Nepal. If you have good physical condition, you can go for this trek. If you really want to experience this amazing trekking in Nepal, you can remember Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Please, free to contact us or drop your queries in our mail box. We are waiting to be in your service.
The Tilicho Lake Trek’s distance depends on the route and itinerary. In this case, Tilicho Lake Trek includes the trek to Meskonta La Pass. Hence it is around 18 days long. That includes several acclimatizations and free days in Kathmandu. You can shorten the trip by several days by customizing it as needed. Our team can help you with that.
Tilicho Lake Trek is a moderate trek. It is not for beginners, as it is a high-altitude trek. The hike involves long, steep, and rough trekking. You have to acclimatize to altitudes. Hence it is a moderate trek.
The altitude of Tilicho Trek is 4,949 meters. But if you extend the trek to Mesokanto Pass, it is 5,120m high.
Mesokanto Pass is 5,1200m high. It is located above Tilicho Lake and near Mt Tilicho. It is one of the most adventurous mountain passes in the Annapurna Region.
Tilicho Lake(4,949m) is one of the world’s highest lakes. It is located in the famous Manang district of Nepal, a popular trekking destination. The glacial lake is serene and scenic in every season. Alongside, it has some religious importance as well. For these reasons, Tilicho Lake is so famous.
Yes, the lake freezes during the Winter season and early Spring. The weather during Winter and early Spring is extremely cold. The source of the lake is Tilicho Peak’s glacier. In such cold weather at such a high altitude, Tilicho Lake easily freezes. It doesn’t even look like a lake when frozen.
You need two permits for Tilicho Lake Trek: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) and TIMS Card. The TIMS card is NPR 2000 per person, and ACAP is NPR 3000 per person. So overall, it is around NPR 5000 or USD 50.
No, you cannot do a solo Tilicho Lake Trek. The government of Nepal made it compulsory to hire a licensed guide for trekking in Nepal. Due to various bad trekkers incidents, the government has to create a new rule. It is for the safety of trekkers.
Yes, the trail has such services. But the quality of the services may not be excellent. The tea houses offer WIFI. Or you can buy a local Sim Card to access the Internet on the trek. Likewise, you can use a Sim card to make calls in familiar places. And a satellite phone in other cases.
A beginner can do the trek but at the cost of experiencing many challenges. For a newbie, the route takes work. It is steep, rough, slippery, and icy at times. The conditions are quite new and demanding. It is also an equally high-altitude trek. An experienced trekker is the right fit for the trek. A beginner can also complete the trek. But they have to do some great work on the trail.
The chances are pretty real. Tilicho Lake Trek is around 5000m high. The sickness is prone to a traveler trekking above 3500m+ altitude. But if we take precautions, we can avoid the mountain sickness.
Adequate acclimatization, proper rest, hydration, rest, medication, and avoiding alcohol are ways to be safe from sickness. Remaining cautious is the best way to avoid sickness.