Larkya Pass to Manang and Tilicho Lake to Jomsom is one of Nepal's challenging off-the beaten-path treks that offers some outstanding Himalayan scenery over the high passes of Larkya La and Mesokanto La. This trek connects the Manaslu and Annapurna regions of Nepal. The combined natural beauty of Manaslu and Annapurna region has made this trek more adventurous that demands a super stamina and passion to walk in the high Himalayas. The main attractions of this trek are the Larkya la pass (5,160m/16,929ft), Tilicho Lake (4,920m/16,142ft) and Mesokanto la pass (5,121m/16,802ft). From Manang, heading out through the western gates and then following the path down to the river will bring at Khangsar. The new trail should be taken to arrive at Tilicho Base Camp. Tilicho Lake is situated on the other side which is known as the highest elevation lake in the world located at 4,920 meters (16,142ft). The trail is rather steep and narrow here and there are plenty of lose rocks and boulders on the top. There are a few passes including Mesokanto la pass that needs some knowledge on using ice climbing gears and ropes. A special precaution is required here while following upwards and stepping on to a flat glacier if there are crevasses. After crossing the Mesokanto la pass, there are a couple of Kharkas (summer pastures) seen and the trail progressively becomes better at the other side of the Annapurna Circuit route. After reaching at Jomsom, the adventure ends here. We take a scenic flight to Pokhara on the next day.
Season for Larkya Pass, Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto La pass Trekking:
Trekking over Larkya Pass, Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto la pass is the best in late spring (April to mid May) and autumn (Sept to Nov). The days are sunny and warm but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. The only issue is cold and might be a problem due to ice/snow blockade over the high passes. The high passes are closed in winter and early spring. The weather must be favourable in order to complete this trek.
High Altitude Warning:
Altitude sickness is a serious concern in the Larkya Pass and Tilicho Lake trek that can affect even young and healthy people. The only medicine to high altitude sickness is to descend, descend and descend. Headache is the most common symptom and there are other signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) for different people but include fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, difficulty in walking and rattling breath.
We are very much concerned of your safety and our guides are aware of such situations how they should be dealt with.
We have categorized Larkya Pass and Tilicho Lake trek as hard trek and are suitable for passionate trekkers who have courage to walk at least 5-6 hours each day. You might even need to walk 6 to 8 hours or more on some days. However, if you have passions, good health with average physical fitness and self confidence, this trek can be completed successfully. Regular exercising and jogging for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. If you have any previous rope climbing experience, that would be an asset. It is important that you consult with your doctor before making decision for this trek if you have any medical problems in the history. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs or any other serious disease should inform Trekking Encounters before booking the trek.
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Duration: One hour.
Frequency: Everyday in the morning between 6am to 9am.
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