Mesokanto La Pass Trek | Annapurna Region - Himalayan Smile Treks

Mesokanto La Pass Trek

Mesokanto La pass trek alternative route of the Throng La Pass trek. It is unique and wilderness trekking trail from Manang village to Jomsom in Annapurna region trek.

Mesokanto La pass trek alternative route of the Throng La Pass trek. It is unique and wilderness trekking trail  from Manang village to Jomsom in Annapurna region trek. The trails pass through the  famous lake Tilicho which is highest point lake in the world altitude 4920 meters high. Tilicho pass is also known as Mesu kanto la pass 5340 meter. which offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mount Manaslu 8163m, Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mount Annapurna I. 8091m & other 19 snowy capped mountains of Annapurna region.

Mesokant0 La pass trek is an exciting and beautiful route, is very technical, particularly the downhill section from the Mesukanto-La pass, and we do not recommend it for beginners, but with views of peaks at over 8000 meters and a variety of landscapes, plants and animals, it is well worth the effort. ). 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.

Mesokanto La pass trek commence scenic drive to the Besishahara the route of the Annapurna circuit trek. Now the drive is possible to drive Chemje, from here your trek start Mesokanto La pass. The flowering vegetation along the way makes anyone feel it is the natural garden. The exploration with Himalayan smile treks of unique culture of Gurung and Thakali ethnicity who are the indigenous tribes of Nepal’s hillside can be rewarding for the visitors their traditional lifestyle. The holy region is ideal for both the natural explorers and adventure seekers. Trek Annapurna circuit adventure route continues up to Manang village which is ancient and offers unique culture to be explored.  After crossing Mesokanto La the land escape is totally unique , arid and windy.

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 19 days
Trip Code: HST-AT-17
Trek Start from: Beshisahar
Trek End at: Jomsom
Grade: Moderate/Difficult
Group Size: Minimum 2 person
Trek start Elevation: 1050m/3444 ft
Highest Elevation: Highest Elevation: 5340 m/17515ft
Best time: October, November, December, February, March, April
Mode of Trek: Teahouse / Tent
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Day by Day Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be welcomed by our officer. He will assist you to transfer the hotel. At hotel he gives you orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar.

Wake up early in the morning. Start your journey around at 6.30. Drive 15 minutes to Gongabu, the central bus station of Kathmandu to catch up bus for Beshisahar. Enjoy seven our scenic drive. The bus stops several times at highway restaurants on the way for lunch, snacks & refreshment. You will be reached at Beshisahar around 2 o’clock. The rest of the day is free. O/n at mountain lodge in Beshisahar.

Drive from Beshishahar to Syange (1130m/3706ft). Then trek to Tal (1700m/5576ft).

Morning take a two hour drive by local bus on the dirt road to Syange. It is a beautiful small village surrounding by river and beautiful waterfalls. From Syange your trekking starts. You ascend one hour and reach Jagat(1330m/4362ft). Here you may have lunch. Form Jagat you walk uphill to Chemje (1410m/4624ft). Then you cross the suspension bridge over the Marshangdi River. Now the trail will be narrow and steep hanging the rocky nearby small tea house. Later the trail will be little bit down and reach Tal. Tal is entry point of Manang. Overnight at mountain lodge in Tal.

Trek from Tal to Danaque(2230m/7314ft).

This morning you will cross the little wooden suspension bridge and walk through Marsyangdi River bank. The trail climbs up to suspension bridge across the Marsyangdi River at 1850m/6068ft and pass by stone cliff nearby two waterfalls at Khorte. From Khorte you ascend stone staircase to the long suspension bridge that goes west side of the Marshangdi River. After a while you enter to Dharapani, beautiful village influenced by Tibetan culture. Then you lead to another village Bagarchhap(2160m/7084ft). After this village you walk through pine, maple and ok trees and arrive to Danaque. From this place you can enjoy view of Lamjung himal(6986m/22914ft) and Annapurna II (7937m/26033ft). Over night at mountain lodge in Danaque.

Trek from Danaque to Chame (2713m/8898ft)

After the crossing the small wooden bridge you will see junction of two trails. The guide decides on the spot which trail is better. The tails lead with a view of spectacular water fall through beautiful forest to the lower Tamang village (2440m/8003ft). The trail passes small landslide and walnut trees to the Lattemarang. After the Lattemarnag the trail continuous ups and down over the forest climbing nearby tea house and apple garden in Thanchok Besi. Another ridge appear the entrance chorten of Kotho(2640m/8659ft).After the half an hour easy walk you will be in Chame(2713m/8898ft). Chame is the administrative headquarters of Manang district. Here you can get service of telephone, post office, and bank. Also here is better hotel you will get. You may like to visit hot spring bank of the Marshandi River. Overnight at mountain lodge in Chame.

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3294m/10804ft).

Today the trail passes through the Mani wall (Kani) and Stupa nearby tea house and buckwheat that marks entrance of the village and end of the village. This village called Telukhu(2840m/9315ft). Form here quite easy walk to the Bhratang at 2950m/9676ft.The Bhartang village has two village one is old and another is new. The old village used by Khampa settlement now is largely abandoned. The trail is round bend and became a very rocky and dramatic view of Annapurna II and Pisang peak and back down the valley of Himalchuli and Ngadi chuli. The trail gentle climb over the ridge through the blue pine forest and little down to the Dhukur Pokhari(3200m).From here your walk on flat trail the upper part of the Manang. In Pisang(3294m/10804) you get several good tea houses and facilities. Overnight at mountain lodge in Pisang.

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3351m/10991ft).

From Pisang village start upper part of the Manag. Here people harvest crop in their field once in a year. Their main food is barley, buckwheat, potatoes and beans. From here the climate becomes cold and almost arid. This village people’s main transportation is horse. The trail cross the stream and climb through the mani wall and memorial of German people who died in Pisang peak. The trail continues the gradual up to the ridge at 3440m/11283ft. From here you see spectacular view of Pisang peak, Manang Valley and Tilicho Peak. Then the trail slightly down through the grazing pasture to the Manang airport at Hongde(3420m/11217ft). The trail is passing the long Mani walls with huge prayer wheels. Then it climbs through the field of barley and buckwheat. The village is largest part of the Tibetan – style village about 200 houses built by crop the rock. It is worth to visit the Monastery here. The path crosses rocky and wide crossing the old chortens and Mani walls. The trail continues half an hour to the magic land of Manang at 3540m/11611ft. In Manag village you will find several tea houses with good facilities. Overnight at village in Manang.

Rest in Manang village or day hike to the Gangapurna Glacier Lake.

Manang village is the special trading village given to them in 1784 and Manang village engage in trade throughout Asia especially Bangkok Singapore and Hongkong. The villager’s main income source is tourist. The old part of Manang compact and collected 500 flat- roof houses separated by narrow alleyways one the way to Late Manang. For day hiking you can go to view Gangapurna Glacier Lake. Also you can climb to the edge until 4695m/15400ft. Here you can enjoy view of Manag village and more. Another option is to Visit the Bhojo Gompa. From Manang thirty minute climb. From here good view of Tilicho , Annapurna 4 and Annapurna II. Overnight at mountain lodge in Manang.

Manang to Khansar village.

Trek to Khangsar Village (3700m/11203ft). 5 hours After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Khangsar Village to Tilicho Lake Base camp.

Trekking to Tilicho lake. (4910m/14876ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at the tent. Continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4200 meters. Overnight at tent.

Tilicho Base camp to High Camp 5020 m.

After visit to Tilicho Lake, the trek continues to climb the high camp. 5 hour walking. Overnight at Tented camp.

Tilicho Base Camp to Mesokanto La Pass continues Yak Kharkha 4510m

Start trekking early morning all the way to climb Mesokant0 La pass, after that the trail  steeply down to Yak Khark, overnight at Camp.

Trek Yak Kharkha to Muktinath (3,710 m).

The All the way down to Muktinath (3800m). 7 hour walking. Overnight mountain Lodge.

Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2743 m).

The walk will be down until we reach the place called Kagbeni. The walk will be more nice with changing scenery and the beautiful mediaeval village like Jharkot,Kagbeni. After Kagbeni the walk will be through the valley and now you have entered the windy valley so you have to prepare yourself for possible hard breezing. You can see Nilgiri north, Tukuchey peak, Dhaulagiri massif during the day.

Drive Jomsom to Tatopani (1190m) by local bus.

Today morning you will take three hours drive to Tatopani by local bus. The road is narrow on the mountain terrain. Have a lunch at Tatopani. You walk around Tatopani village. Here you also get bath in the natural hot springs. Overnight at mountain lodge in Tatopani.

Drive Tatopani to Pokhara via Beni.

The drive 128 km continuous following the Kaligandaki River then cross the iron bridge over the Kaligandaki. You will be in the junction of the trail. The rough road goes to Beni.8 hours walking. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Pokhara valley Sightseeing.

Phewa Lake: Phewa is the second largest lake in Nepal and lying at an altitude of 784 m (2,572 ft) it covers an area of about 4.43 square km (1.7 sq mi). Annapurna looms in the distance from the lake and the lake is famous for the reflection of Mount Machapuchare on its surface.

Barahi Temple: The Holy Barahi Temple is situated on an island of Phewa lake. Barahi is one of the Asta matrices, a group eight mother goddesses in the Hindu religion.

Davis Falls: It was named after Mrs Davi, a Swiss tourist which her husband overflow the waters swept his wife down the waterfall. An interesting aspect of the falls is that the water travels through a natural tunnel prior. Gupteshwor

Mahadev Cave: It is a beautiful cave just opposite to David Fall. A giant stalagmite within this cave is honoured as a Shiva lingam and the devout flock here to pray.

Bindhya Basini Temple: It is most sacred temples in Pokhara city. It was built during the 17th century. This temple is consecrated to Durga. The devotees worship the saligram or ammonite fossil placed here in her name.

World Peace Stupa: On a hill overlooking Phewa Tal from the south is the World Peace Stupa (at 1,113 m) and can observe Manaslu, Annapurna, Machhapuchare (Fishtail, which is named from its shape) and Dhaulagiri Himal.

Seti River Gorge: It carved by Seti – Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. KI Singh Bridge perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water like milk. Overnight at Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to the Kathmandu International airport

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey Today is your last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.

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