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Manaslu Tilicho Lake Trekking via MesoKanto Pass

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Tour Region: Manslu Annapurna Tilicho Lake 
Duration: 26 days. 
Transportation: By overland and flight. 
Trekking style: Tea house / camping. 
Highest elevation: 5135 m 
Best time: March to November. 
Highlights of this trip: Buri Gandaki and Marshyangdi River valley, visiting oldest Buddhist Monasteries, Trekking up to Tilicho Lake (the highest lake in the world), Tibetan Culture and crossing the high passes Larkya La pass (5,135m) and Meso Kanto La pass (5100m), the divine Pilgrimage site Muktinath, exciting flight from Jomsom to Pokhara Himalayan highlights – The majestic Himalayan Range including Manaslu range (8165m) Dhaulagiri range (8167m) Annapurna range (8091m),Pisang peak,Nilgiri peak,Chulu East peak ,Chulu west, peak Tilicho peak and Throung peak , Tukuche peak and many others.

Manaslu Tilicho Lake Trekking via MesoKanto  Pass trek cover some part of the longest trekking trail in the world” The Great Himalayan trail”. We designed this trekking those trekkers who wants real adventure treks to reach the heart of the wilderness and experience both touristy and non tourist off beaten trekking route. Manasalu round, Tilicho Lake and Meso Kanto La Pass trekking starts from low altitude of elevation 550m, so you have more Chance to Acclimatizatied your body and physical fitness. You will pass several valleys like Bhudigandaki, Mershandi and Kaligadaki valley with Manaslu and Annapurnas mountain range.

Manaslu (8163) was attempted by a Japanese expedition in May 19.1956.Conservations areas. Manasalu Region trekking was officially to tourist for trekking in 1991.Manasalu areas offer rich culture heritage unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The inhabitants of the upper Buri Gandaki, a region known as Nupri ('the western mountains'), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan. There is still a continuous thread between Nupri and Tibet. After Larkhya La pass you will connect the famous Annapurna Circuit trail.

After few days trekking through Annapurna Round trekking trail Glacier Lake , trek route separate in Manang, turning on the left to the Tilicho Base Camp though many trekkers follow the regular Annapurna round trek to pass the Thorong La. This challenging and hard trek offers an extra & wilderness trekking experience situated highest Elevations Lake in the world Tilicho, 4920m During the Meso Kanto La pass we can see the best panoramic view of Tilicho Peak, Gandapurna peak, Annapurna peaks,Tukuche peak,Nilgiri peak,Dhampus peak etc

Day 01: Pickup from Airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: In hotel pre-trip discussion and trekking preparation about permit, equipments…

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (560m) 8-9 hours

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Setikhola (780m) 6/7 hours

Day 05: Trek from Setikhola to Machhi Khola (900m) 7/8 hours

Day 06: Trek from Machhi Khola to Jagat (1350m) 6/7 hours

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1960m) 6/7 hours

Day 08: Trek from Deng to Ghap/Tsak (2360m) 5/6 hour

Day 09: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 m) via Ghap.7/8 hours

Day 10: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3550m) via Shyo and Shyola.It is also known as SamaGompa.7/8 hours

Day 11: Rest day, hike around Birendra Lake and Sama Gompa.3/4 hours

Day 12: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo village (3880m) 4/5 hours

Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4470m) 3/4 hours

Best view of Manasalu, Nike Himal Larkya peak, Himlunh Himal Cheo and many others..

Day 14: Trek from Dharmasala to Larkya La (5,135m) and Bhimtang. (3710m) 7/9 hours

Day 15: Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1930m) via Tilje and Thonje village.7/8 hours

Day 16: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2710m) 5/6 hour

Day 17: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3250m) 6/7 hours

Day 18: Trek from Pissang to Manang (3540m) 5/6 hours

Day 19: Rest in Manang.Visit local Monastery and Gandapurna Lake.

Day 20: Trek from Manang to Tilicho base camp (4030m) 7/8 hours, via Khangar village.

Day 21: Trek from Tilicho base camp to Tilicho Lake (5000m) 4 hours

Today we are trekking to  Tilicho lake the World’s highest lake, categorized as a World heritage site. If weather is good, we could view mesmerizing views of Manaslu, Himlung, Himalchuli, Annapurna II, IV, Tarke Kang, Rocknoir, Chulu west, Pisang peak, Khangshar kang or many more. Also seen numbers of blue sheep & yaks along the way. We set up tents on the shore of lake & slept overnight at Tent

Day 22: Tilicho Lake to Kharka (3950m) 8/9 hours,

We will walk to Kharka on the other side via Meso Kanto pass 5100m, which is technical cross country pass, so we could not do it without fully equipped.

Day 23:Trek from Khara to Jomsom  (2710m) 5 hours

We descended to Jomsom via the beautiful village as our last day trek, till into the top of Thini we had to walk through the Juniper forest & bush was so nice with good smell. In Thini all the fields are full of greenery of wheat, barley, potato & vegetable etc. We could view clearly the lower Mustang valley including Marpha, Syang, Dhumba, Thini, old & new Jomsom, Airport etc.

Day 24: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (850m) 20 Minutes:

Day 25:Drive to Kathmandu

Day 26: Departure

Service Includes:

  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing by license holder tour guide including entrance fee
  • All ground transportation including airport pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking government license holder Trekking guide
  • Official documentation and taxes
  • Necessary Trekking Porter/s (1 porter can carry up to 25kgs of luggage)
  • All meals during trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Twin sharing Tent accommodation (if necessary)
  • Accomodation in teahouses (lodges) during trek
  • National Park Entry Permit fee
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
  • Rescue assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Food, Insurance and salary for trekking staffs (guide, Kitchen helper, cook & porters)
  • Camping equipments

Service not Includes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal nature expenses
  •  All Drinks
  • Tips for the staffs (expected but not mandatory)
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu which is not mentioned in itinerary

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