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Tilicho Lake Masokanto La 5,099m. Grade A
Tilicho Mesokanto Trek is certainly offers best of the world trekking routes in Annapurna region, which embrace a superior diversity of landscape and society. Passing along the banks of Tilicho Lake over the two passes (Mesokanto la 5200m & Tilicho Pass 5230m) that guard it from the Kaligandaki Valley beyond. The route is still used and offers adventurous and fit tourist spectacular high peak panoramas. The trek combines Tilicho, the highest lake in the world at 4919 meters with the beautiful Manang valley at the base of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. Though Tilicho is not a forbidden region, the advantages of its distance and elevation make it an attractive option for some trekkers as an alternative or combined with the ever popular better known Annapurna treks. Most well known Annapurna treks can be linked into this area. Rough and charming tracks offer you the beautiful tourist attractions of lake Tilicho, scattered among natural vegetation with Himalaya views very close. This trek necessary to do two nights in tent camp with dry food which is very light to carry because there is no accommodation between Tilicho Base Camp until Jomsom.
Day 01: Local bus 8 hours / private car / van 5 hours drive to Besisahar (760m.) is district headquarter. Visit around Besisahar, see local shopping center. All the people from countryside come there to shopping what people need and back to home.
Day 02: Trek to Bahundada (1310m.) it takes 5-6 hours walk all the way from Khude, Bulbule, Nade and after steep up to Bahundada. Hotel is on the top where you can see view in long distance.
Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1420m.) it takes 6 hours walk. Trail after Bahundada steep down until Badalbisaune (name of small village), Ghermu, Syange, Jagat finally you are in Chamje.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m.) it takes 5-6 hours walk. Today you change district after tal where you stop for eat or drink. Trail to Dharapani via Sattle, Tal, Karte (Khotro) and you arrive in Dharapani.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m.) it takes 6 hours walk. Trail from Bagarchhap, Danakyo, Thanchok, Koto (ACAP permit check point) and you arrive in Chame is also district headquarter of Chame.
Day 06: Trek to Lower Pisang (3200m.) it takes 6 hours walk. Cross the Marsyangdi river bridge follow left side continue, Talekhu, Bhratang, Dhukur Pokhari, finally you arrive in Lower Pisang. Rest for a while and guide will bring you in Upper Pisang visit monastery, old village down to hotel.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m.) it takes 5 hours walk. Trail via Humde (here are airport normally use in season time March, April, May and September, October and November), Mugje, Bhraga and finally you arrive in Manang. After 3 pm every day Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) Manang post discuss about high altitude.
Day 08: Acclimatization in Manang & sight seeing in local village. Just down other side of village cross bridge climb up to see Gangapurna glacier, mountain and Manang village from other side and back to hotel.
Day 09: Trek to Khangsar (3734m.) it takes 3 hrs walk necessary one night here but not try direct all the way from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp hotel (this is name of the place) it is too long and big elevation for people from sea level and now a days there is one hotel to stay and food only in season.
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp Hotel (4200m.) it takes 5 hours walk. Visit monastery on the way to Tilicho, walk up to Kharka there is seasonally tea house rest in there for tea or drink after this place you are very consideration to walk because few places trail are from landslide and some time rock are falling down until 20 minute before Tiliho base camp hotel.
Day 11: Trek to Mesokanto Kharka via Mesokanto pass 5200m. It takes 7-8 hours walk. After pass either you camp before pass as you wish. Tilicho Lake is highest Lake in the world is close to trail but you have time to see enjoy in there with beautiful place.
Day 12: Trek to Kaisang (3510m.) it takes 6-7 hour walk. Trail via High Kharka, campside finally you arrive in Kaisang. Two day (Mesokanto Kharka, Kaisang) sleep in tent eat food from our staff will cook and ay three you arrive in Jomsom where hotel like in Manang side.
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2741 m.) (district headquarter) via Thini village just before Jomsom.
Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara in the morning 15 to 18 minute and look around Pokhara valley and board drive around Fewa Lake, climb up to world peace stupa other side Lake which it take one hours see almost Pokhara valley from top, down to side of Lake cross Lake by board drive to hotel.
Day 15: By tourist bus 7-8, car / van 5 hrs drive & plane 25 minute to Kathmandu. This day you can have breakfast and lunch on the way to Pokhara by road there are nice tourist verities of hotel, restaurant as well.
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