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Mesokanto la Pass

Mesokanto la Pass

Annapurna Region
view from mesokanto la pass
Tilicho Mesokanto la pass
Mesokanto la pass trekking

Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 5330 Program Type : tea house and tent Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec Per Day Walking : 5 /7 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 1300 $ 1150
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1300
2 Paxes $1150
2-4 Paxes $1130
4-6 Paxes $1100
6-8 Paxes $1070
8-10 Paxes $1050
10-15 Paxes $1000
15+Paxes $1000

Number of Travellers


The Tilicho Mesokanto la Pass Trek presents an arduous yet immensely rewarding journey through the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. This challenging expedition entails navigating the rugged terrain and high altitudes of the Himalayas, culminating in a breathtaking crossing of the Mesokanto la Pass, towering at an elevation of 5,330 meters (17,486.88 feet) above sea level.

On the first day of the Mesokanto La Pass trekking, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then travel to Besisahar by local bus and continue the journey to Chame by sharing a jeep. From the charming village of Chame, trekkers follow the path alongside the Marsyangdi River, gradually ascending amidst the breathtaking backdrop of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys. Along the way, you’ll pass through picturesque villages such as Bisang, Manang, and Khangsar, each providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

As the journey unfolds, trekkers find themselves immersed in a symphony of natural wonders, with lush forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna painting the landscape in vibrant hues. Ascending further, the scenery evolves into alpine meadows adorned with a profusion of wildflowers, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty.

The trek reaches its zenith upon reaching Tilicho Base Camp and the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake, a tranquil oasis nestled amidst towering peaks. From here, the trail ascends sharply towards the formidable Mesokanto la Pass, where adventurers are rewarded with panoramic vistas of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including the majestic Annapurna and Thorong Peak.

However, the true test of endurance awaits at the summit of the Mesokanto la Pass, where trekkers are confronted with the raw power and majesty of the Annapurna Himalayas. With every step forward, the air grows thinner, and the landscape more awe-inspiring, culminating in an exhilarating sense of accomplishment upon reaching the pass’s crest.

The Mesokanto Pass trek offers an extraordinary adventure, providing a distinctive two-in-one experience. Before reaching the Mesokanto Pass, trekkers journey through the verdant Marsyangdi Valley, often referred to as the Greenery Valley. The Marsyangdi River flows with clear, azure waters on the Manang side. Upon crossing the pass, the scenery shifts to the arid landscape of the Kali Gandaki Valley. The Kali Gandaki River, originating from Upper Mustang, The Kaligandaki river is dark and murky waters, aptly named the Black River.

Descending from the Mesokanto la pass to Jomsom via Yak Kharka, trekkers are treated to a spectacle of surreal beauty, with turquoise Tilicho lakes mirroring the azure sky and Tilicho glaciers glistening in the sunlight. Amidst this pristine wilderness, the soul finds sanctuary, a refuge from the chaos of the modern world

Yet, the journey is not without its challenges. The unpredictable weather of the Annapurna Himalayas can test even the most seasoned trekkers, with sudden snowstorms and fierce winds. Yet, it is in overcoming these obstacles that the true essence of the journey is revealed, as trekkers forge bonds of camaraderie and resilience that will last a lifetime.

As the trek draws to a close, trekkers carry with them memories that will forever linger in their hearts – the warmth of a mountain sunrise, the camaraderie of fellow adventurers, and the indomitable spirit of the Himalayas. In the end, the true beauty of the Tilicho Mesokanto La Pass lies not only in its majestic landscapes but in the profound sense of awe and wonder it inspires in all who dare to tread its sacred paths.

The best time to go on the Tilicho Lake Mesokanto Pass trek is during the autumn season, specifically from September to November. During this period, the weather is typically dry and stable, offering clear skies and pleasant temperatures, which are ideal for trekking. Additionally, the autumn months showcase stunning landscapes with vibrant foliage, making for a picturesque journey to Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto Pass.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking specializes in organizing Mesokanto La Pass trekking expeditions, led by seasoned guides who boast extensive experience navigating this challenging terrain. Our expert guides have accompanied numerous groups along this route, including memorable visits to Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto La Pass. With their wealth of knowledge and expertise, they ensure that every trekker receives the highest level of guidance and support throughout the journey. Join us on this unforgettable adventure as we explore the breathtaking landscapes, picturesque villages, and rich cultural heritage of the region while conquering the mesmerizing Mesokanto La Pass.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Besisahar (823 Meters.. 6 hours driving) by public bus and jeep to Chame (2650 Meters, stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02:Trek to Pisang (3250 Meters. 6 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 03:Trek to Manang (3519 Meters. 5 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 04: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization.
  • Day 05:Manang Trek to Khangsar (3734m) 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 06:Khangsar Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 4/5 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka via Tilicho Lake 4919 meters and Mesokanto la pass 5330m, 7 / 8 hours walking) stay by camping
  • Day 08:Trek to Jomsom 2720M 5 hours walking then overnight at Lodge
  • Day 09:Early morning fly back to Pokhara and rest day in Pokhara stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu Benshi Sahar by local bus and jeep to Chame
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 1-night clean hotel in Pokhara at Lakeside.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS card.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu).
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters.
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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