Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto Pass Trek
Arguably, One of the planet’s wildest frontiers…this is raw and rugged beauty of nature…at its toughest - as you hike the earthy trails, this is outdoor adventure unlike anyplace on mother earth; opinions may vary from person to person, but if you want to be a proud witness to natural beauty of the highest order…if not in great shape, you’ve got to be in some shape to take on this arduous journey…it’s a venture that could change your perceptions of holidays…and even life! ‘Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto Pass trekking’ is where the drums of destiny beat – its man versus nature – Let God decide…the stakes are high…the rewards enormous…Write your Story in blood, sweat and tears – you will love it!!!
The geography of Tilicho Lake is one of those wonders created from mythic connotations, but the myth here is reality, the highest lake in the world at almost 5000m. The Annapurna region is definitely one of those unique areas that is a part of Nepal’s vast Himalayan landscapes, but dissimilar to that of the Everest region or any other region of the Himalayas. The scenic sights hereabouts are a greater assortment and the culture of the region has more depth than that comparable to other areas within Nepal’s mass of Himalayan ranges; the loveliness of the area is punishing but the path from Khangsar to Tilicho which was brutal and jagged once-upon-a-time, has now been constructed to provide mercy to diehard trekkers and attract more visitors. The actual trails via Tilicho Lake and the twin passes of Mesokanto La at 5099m and Tilicho Pass at 5230m which seem to stand as centurions against the Kaligandaki Valley are still in use and provide adventure lovers with breathtaking landscapes that literally stir the emotions. Some of the best scenery in the world is witnessed down here; but you’ve got to be pretty trim, fit and relatively experienced to venture out to these parts of Nepal’s Himalayas.
Once we get to the eastern shore, the territory begins to pose physical challenges that we must take head on. The western platform means crossing a frozen lake, and if it’s not frozen then we need to cross 3 watersheds that rise above 5000m/16,404 ft in altitude. And the going gets real tough when we march from the Mesokanto La, but then challenges are why we actually chose this particular trip. Tilicho Lake stands at 4919m, and is attached to scenic Manang valley with the Annapurnas and Thorung peak. The lake is not restricted like it once was to protect it, but due to its jagged isolation and knee jerking altitudes, only a few daring tourists who even get so near it when doing the famous Anna Circuit, dare to tread its paths. The craggy and chocolate box trails display before your eyes a gleaming crystal-clear Lake Tilicho, sprinkled with wild flowers, nestled close by to mighty peaks with awesome landscapes. It’s absolutely heavenly!
The Tilicho Lake Mesokanto Trek is among one of the premium stern Nepal treks which is best done during the monsoons, because this zone falls in the rain shadow areas of Nepal. This is a more severe odyssey that requires several nights of camping. Blessed with astounding diversity, the trails cut across the famous Annapurna Circuit path and the journey goes below a whole assembly of massive peaks known as the ‘Great Barrier’- the true soul of the Annapurnas. Nerve tingling negotiations across unstable scree slopes and crossing a sharp glaciated pass make this venture one of the most daring and challenging treks in the world…but then this is what ‘Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto Pass trek’’is all about…your holiday of purpose…and a sense of achievement.
P lan this venture with ‘Mountain Sherpa Trekking’’, and you’d feel more comfortable and safe in your journey of discovering the unknown from the known…