Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho - 21 Days

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Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho
At a Glance
  • Duration21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous ++
  • Places to Visit Nar Phu/Tilicho/Mesokanto La Pass
  • Max Altitude 5,340m/17,519ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Dharapani
  • Ends Jomsom
  • Activity Teahouse/Camping Trek
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho Highlights

Nar Phu Valley, Kang La Pass, Tilicho Lake, and Mesokanto La Pass are all extraordinary destinations that offer unique highlights and experiences.

1. Nar Phu Valley:

  • Remote and enchanting valley nestled in the Annapurna region of Nepal
  • Rich in cultural heritage with traditional Tibetan Buddhist villages and monasteries
  • Off-the-beaten-path trekking experience away from the crowds
  • Stunning landscapes featuring rugged cliffs, deep gorges, and lush forests
  • Opportunities for wildlife spotting, including rare Himalayan species
  • Authentic encounters with local tribes and their unique way of life

2. Kang La Pass:

  • Awe-inspiring gateway to breathtaking beauty and unparalleled adventure
  • Located in the Nar Phu Valley, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks
  • Challenging ascent that tests physical stamina and mental fortitude
  • Transformative journey through an ethereal realm of glaciers, cliffs, and waterfalls
  • Rewarding panoramic vistas stretching across the horizon
  • An overwhelming sense of dignity and wonder while standing at the summit

3. Tilicho Lake:

  • One of the highest lakes in the world, situated at an elevation of 4,919 meters
  • Pristine turquoise waters reflecting the surrounding snow-capped peaks
  • A serene and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for meditation and introspection
  • Scenic trekking route through diverse landscapes with varying terrains
  • Close proximity to Annapurna Circuit, making it a popular side trip
  • Unique opportunity to witness the beauty of the lake against the backdrop of the Himalayas

4. Mesokanto La Pass:

  • Lesser-known and challenging high mountain pass in the Annapurna region
  • Offers a thrilling and adventurous trekking experience for experienced hikers
  • Commanding views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu mountain ranges
  • Remote and untouched landscapes with rugged terrain and alpine meadows
  • Sense of accomplishment and fulfillment upon reaching the summit
  • Opportunity to explore remote villages and interact with local communities

Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho Overview

The Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho is a thrilling and off-the-beaten-path adventure. It combines the lesser-known Nar and Phu valleys with the breathtaking beauty of the Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto La Pass.

The Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho is an expedition that feels like uncovering a secret chapter in the grand book of Himalayan adventures. It's a history woven with the threads of remoteness, cultural richness, and awe-inspiring natural beauty. As you embark on this journey, you'll find yourself exploring untouched Nar and Phu valleys, where time seems to have stood still, preserving ancient Tibetan traditions and customs.

Tilicho Lake (4,919 m/16,138 feet)

Tucked away along the trail, Tilicho Lake reveals itself as a true celestial gem. Its mesmerizing turquoise waters mirror the towering peaks that embrace it, creating a breathtaking sight that leaves you in awe.

Venturing on the trek to this high-altitude lake feels like embarking on a sacred pilgrimage. The journey is not just about reaching a destination, but about discovering a tranquil beauty that humbles you in the face of nature's magnificence.

As you finally arrive at the shores of Tilicho Lake, surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, a deep sense of calm washes over you. In that moment, you realize your own insignificance in the presence of such grandeur. The challenging path you've walked suddenly becomes worthwhile, as you stand in the embrace of serenity.

The experience of Tilicho Lake is a profound one, a power of nature to inspire and revive. It's a reminder that sometimes, the most rewarding journeys are the ones with challenges, struggles, and pains. 

Mesokanto La Pass (5,340 m / 17,519 feet)

At the heart of this exciting adventure lies the Mesokanto La Pass, a place where the height of your efforts awaits. Mesokanto La Pass rests at an elevation of  5,340 m / 17,519 feet. This pass, perched amidst the rugged wilderness, presents an imposing challenge for travelers. It demands not only physical strength but also firm mental resilience. As you embark on the demanding ascent, each step forward puts your limits to the test, pushing you to the edge of your capabilities.

Yet, it is precisely within these trials that the true essence of the adventure lies. Like a curtain drawn back, this demanding journey reveals a world of unimaginable beauty, a reward for your effort. It is in your persistent pursuit of your goal that the true magic unfolds. 

Finally, when you stand victorious on the top of the Mesokanto La Pass, you find yourself at an altitude that seems to touch the very heavens. From this vantage point, the world opens up beneath you in a breathtaking sight of mountainous splendor. 

The Mesokanto La Pass is not just a physical destination, but a gateway to a world that few have the privilege to witness. As you descend from this lofty Pass, you carry with you the memories of an experience that has forever changed you.


The Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho is more than just a trek. It's a journey that changes you deep inside. It's an adventure where you explore wild places, experience different cultures, and see the incredible beauty of nature. This experience stays with you even after the journey is over.

It's a Trip where the time seems to stand still as you take in the panoramic view that stretches as far as the eye can see. The tranquil silence is broken only by the sound of your own heartbeat. It's a reminder of the physical and mental strength that brought you to this remarkable place. It is a moment of pure connection with nature. It certainly is an intimate encounter with the untamed wilderness that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m / 4,593 feet)
  • Day 02:Half day city tour / afternoon trek briefing and preparation / welcome dinner
  • Day 03:Drive to Dharapani (1,960 m / 6,430 feet): 9/10 hours
  • Day 04:Trek to Koto 5/6 hours (2,600 m / 8,530 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Meta 6/7 hours (3,560 m / 11,679 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Kyang 5/6 hours (3,820 m / 12,532 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Phu Village 4/5 hours (4,080 m / 13,385 feet)
  • Day 08:Phu Village: Acclimatization day – side excursion
  • Day 09:Trek to Nar Phedi 6/7 hours
  • Day 10:Trek to Nar Village 3 hours (4,110 m / 13,484 feet)
  • Day 11:Nar Village: Acclimatization day – side excursion to Nar Peak
  • Day 12:Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m/12,007 feet) via Kang La Pass 9/11 hours (5320 m / 17,454 feet)
  • Day 13:Trek to Manang (3540 m / 11,614 feet)
  • Day 14:Trek from Manang to Siri Kharka (4,060 m/13,320 feet)
  • Day 15:Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4,140 m/13,583 feet)
  • Day 16:Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,919 m/16,138 feet) - overnight CAMPING
  • Day 17:CROSS MESOKANTO LA PASS (5,340 m) and descend to Yak Kharka (4,240m) 7/8hrs CAMPING
  • Day 18:From Yak Kharka Descend to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,923 feet)4hrs
  • Day 19:Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 20:Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 21:Trip Ends - Transfer to International Airport

Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho - 21 Days Detailed Itinerary

                                            What's Included
                                            • PERMITS: All Essential permits required to trek in the region.
                                            • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST.
                                            • CAMPING: All Camping Arrangements for 2 Nights before and after Mesokanto La Pass.
                                            • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
                                            • ACCOMMODATION: Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in KATHMANDU and POKHARA on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
                                            • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
                                            • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
                                            • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
                                            • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: All Ground transportation to and from the preferred destination as per the itinerary – PRIVATE VEHICLE.
                                            • STAFF TRANSPORTATION: All ground transportation for all staff as required.
                                            • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flight from JOMSOM/ POKHRA and POKHARA/ KATHMANDU.
                                            • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
                                            • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
                                            • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
                                            • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
                                            • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
                                            • SAFETY CONCERNS: An all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
                                            • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
                                            What's Excluded
                                            • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
                                            • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
                                            • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
                                            • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
                                            • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
                                            • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
                                            • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
                                            • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
                                            • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
                                            • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
                                            • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
                                            Essential Trip Information

                                            More About Nar Phu Mesokanto La Pass Trek via Tilicho Attraction

                                            Nar Valley

                                            The journey starts with eager anticipation as you set foot in the Nar Valley. Here, the rugged and untamed landscapes gradually give way to a collection of villages that seem to have leaped straight out of a fairy tale. As you walk the winding paths, you'll come across charming stone houses adorned with colorful prayer flags that dance in the mountain air. These flags serve as markers, guiding you along the way as you navigate through the narrow alleyways.

                                            As you make your way through the villages, you'll be greeted with warm smiles and curious gazes from the locals. They are very hospitable and are always eager to welcome travelers. This is where the true essence of the local culture comes to life. The experience is profound, allowing you to witness ancient monasteries that have stood for centuries. These monasteries serve as spiritual sanctuaries for the inhabitants. 

                                            In this simple yet enchanting valley, you'll find yourself captivated by the authenticity and beauty that surrounds you. The Nar Valley beckons to those seeking adventure and a genuine connection with a culture that has withstood the test of time.

                                            Phu Valley

                                            As you continue your journey towards the Phu Valley, you'll witness a remarkable transformation in the terrain and landscapes. The scenery takes on a whole new dimension, treating you to awe-inspiring views of majestic snow-capped peaks and dramatic gorges. It's a sight that will undoubtedly leave you breathless.

                                            In this captivating setting, you'll stumble upon the ancient village of Phu. Nestled amidst rugged cliffs, this village stands as a testament to the strength and heritage of its people. It provides a remarkable backdrop for a journey of cultural exploration.

                                            As you engage with the locals, you'll be captivated by their unique way of life. Their traditions and customs have endured through generations, creating a distinct lifestyle that is both fascinating and enlightening. The spiritual aura of monastic life adds another layer to this experience, leaving an indelible impression on your heart and mind.

                                            In the midst of this remote village, you'll find yourself transported to a world far removed from the hustle and bustle of modernity. It's a place where time seems to stand still, and the simplicity of life takes center stage. The vivid imagery of this extraordinary world will stay with you long after you've left, etching a lasting memory of a truly remarkable adventure.

                                            Kang La pass (5320 m / 17,454 feet)

                                            Deep within the captivating Nar Phu Valley, you will find the majestic Kang La Pass. It is a gateway to extraordinary beauty and unmatched adventure. Moreover, it is a bridge between the wild Nar Phu Valley and the renowned Annapurna Circuit Valley. Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, Kang La is situated at an elevation of 5320 m / 17,454 feet. This pass calls out to those daring souls who yearn to witness the untamed wilderness.

                                            As you embark on the thrilling ascent towards Kang La Pass, the landscape undergoes a mesmerizing transformation. This journey will test your strength and resilience, rewarding you with sweeping panoramas that seem to stretch forever. Furthermore, it serves before you an untouched and unspoiled world.

                                            When you finally reach the summit of Kang La Pass, you will be fascinated by the magnificence of the surrounding mountains. It delivers you the everlasting beauty that lies deep within the heart of the Himalayas.

                                            Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

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                                            • Team of Local Experts
                                              Team of Local Experts

                                              Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

                                            • Safety is our Prior Concern
                                              Safety is our Prior Concern

                                              Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

                                            • Travel Sustainably
                                              Travel Sustainably

                                              Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We ensure that the beauty and integrity of the destinations we explore are preserved. We believe in responsible tourism that contributes positively to the environment and the livelihoods of the local people.

                                            • Hassle Free
                                              Hassle Free

                                              Nepal Pyramids takes pride in making your journey hassle-free from start to finish. With our efficient services, expert Group Leading, and attention to detail, you can leave the hassles behind and focus on creating lasting memories during your travels.

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