Annapurna MesoKanto Pass Trekking

Explore the diverse culture, landscapes, mountains, the world's highest crystal clear Lake and the stunning Mesokanto Pass on this trek

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21 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5000 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate Plus Level

This trip grade involves trekking up to 7 hours a day below 5000 meters for the duration of 15-19 days trip.

The Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking is a tea house and a camping trek, which is truly one of the most adventurous and challenging and at the same time one of the finest treks in the Annapurna Region. The best time to undertake the Mesokanto La Pass trekking is from early May to end of June, each year. Our team of experts has been organizing the Mesokanto La Pass trekking with the best guidance and assistance. The latest date that we organized the  Mesokanto La Pass trekking was on June 07-13, 2016. If you are skeptical about our service, you can check out the reviews for this trek on Trip Advisor posted by the people who trekked with us on that date!

Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking is also known as Mesokanto la pass trek. We start this trek with a 7-hour scenic and serene drive from Kathmandu to the green lush forests of Besisahar. This teahouse and camping trek gives you an opportunity to come face to face with the world's highest lake at an elevation of 4949m. With one of the demanding trekking trails in Annapurna region, the Mesokanto La Pass trekking is also an excellent choice for those who are interested in understanding the diverse culture and tradition of the Gurung people.

Along the route, we confront the alluring Marsayangdi River and gorge through the remote and beautiful district, Manang. We also come across the northern flank of Annapurna at the majestic Thorong-La. The route then passes through the Last Village of Manang, Khanshar Village. The most challenging and demanding pass in the entire trek is the "Meso Kanta Pass" of the Annapurna area to Jomsom. After we get to Jomsom, we fly to Pokhara or we either continue our trek through Lower mustang onto Kali Gandaki valley and then to Beni and finally, we get to Pokhara.

Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Trekking preparation day or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m), 7 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Baundada (1310m), 6 hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundada to jagat (1430m), 5-6 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Jagat (1430m) to Tal (1920m), 5-6 hours walking. 
Day 07: Trek from Tal to Dharapani(1820m), 6 hours walking.
Day 08: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2630m), 6 hours walking.
Day 09: Trek from Chame (2630m ) to Pisang (3200m), 6 hours walking.
Day 10: Trek from Pisang (3200m) to Manang (3500m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Manang, explore surroundings.
Day 12: Trek from Manang to Khangsar Khadka (3734m), 6 hours walking.
Day 13: Trek from Khangsar Khaddka to Tilicho Base Camp (4300m), 5 hours walking.
Day 14: Exploring the Tilicho Lake area.
Day 15: Trek from Tilicho Lake to Mejo Khandala.
Day 16: Mejo Khandala to Kaisang.
Day 17: Kaisang to Jomsom.
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight, short sightseeing in pokhara valley.
Day 19: Pokhara back to kathmandu by flight/Tourist bus.
Day 20: Rest and relax day, evening join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show.
Day 21: Transfer to airport and fly back to home.

Trip cost:Please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size and requirements.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greet by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Trekking preparation day or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
After breakfast, rest, shopping and packing or the day can be spent by doing some sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Upon your request we can organize a guided tour to major places of Kathmandu including Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanth Stupa, shoyambunath temple, Kathmandu durbar square, or Bhaktapur and Patan durbar square. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m), 7 hours.
After an early breakfast hotel, you will be transferred to New Bus Park from where we are having a scenic 7 hour a local bus ride to Besisahar. Upon reaching Besisahar we choose one good guest house for our overnight rest. Sleep night at a comfortable bed.

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Baundada (1310m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek from Bahundada to jagat (1430m), 5-6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat (1430m) to Tal (1920m), 5-6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.  

Day 07: Trek from Tal to Dharapani(1820m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.  

Day 08: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2630m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.  

Day 09: Trek from Chame (2630m ) to Pisang (3200m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Trek from Pisang (3200m) to Manang (3500m), 5 to 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.  

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Manang, explore surroundings. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Trek from Manang to Khangsar Khadka (3734m), 6 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.  

Day 13: Trek from Khangsar Khaddka to Tilicho Base Camp (4300m), 5 hours walking. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14: Exploring the Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at guest house.

Day 15: Trek from Tilicho Lake to Mejo Khandala. Overnight at tented camp.  

Day 16: Mejo Khandala to Kaisang. Overnight at tented camp.  

Day 17: Kaisang to Jomsom, Overnight at guest house.

Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight, short sightseeing in pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Pokhara back to kathmandu by flight/Tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Rest and relax day, evening join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Transfer to airport and fly back to home.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Necessary flights from Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Teahouse + camping) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking:

How can I book Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.
There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging trek with the stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, but for Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking we do not have frequent groups departure. If you wish to do a group trek, there are other treks in our Annapurna region trekking. This trek is considered as a private trek only.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 5000m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info 

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge or camp we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


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Equipments & Packing List for Annapurna Mesokanto Pass trekking

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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