Mesokanto La via Tilicho Lake

Trip Highlights



This route has been a bucket list among many trekkers and mountain bikers who has been to Tilicho Lake in the Annapurna Circuit.


Trip facts


*This is a general outline. However, if there are any kinds of changes to the itinerary needed during the trip, possibly due to bad weather, change in terrain conditions due to Natural Disaster or any other unpleasant situations Himalayan dirt reserves the rights to do the alteration to make it convenient and safe for our clients and crew.


Ride: All mountain, freeride

Group size: Any…

Difficulties: Strenuous

Altitude: varies from low Besisahar 800m to the highest point Mesokanto La 5305m

Accomodation: 2-3 star hotels in the Kathmandu & Pokhara, tea/guest house on trails.


*This is a very special trip, in terms of landscape terrains, singletrack, high altitude, stunning views, and the most importantly, no one has ever done the commercial MTB tour yet.



Please email us for price and more information in details about this Special Mountain Bike Trip.

Trip Overview

Mesokanto La5121m via Tilicho Lake4920m 14-15days *Special MTB Trip*

All mountain, freeride


This is an alternate route in the famous Annapurna Circuit, to connect from Manang to Mustang. Unlike Thorong-La, only few amount of trekkers cross over the Mesokanto Pass every year to heading towards Lower Mustang Jomsom. There’s hardly any mountain bikers has been through.

The trails separates from Manang, instead of heading towards Thorong-La5416m, we take the trail on the left which leads to Khangsyhar village. There are plenty of single track riding, which includes some quite technical sections too. Especially when approaching on the high altitude areas the hike a bike section is always a part of this trip.



What bike should I bring for this trip, if I cannot bring my own bike, is it possible for rental?

An All Mountain or Enduro full suspension bike, fork travel from 140-150/160 would be ideal and lots of fun to play, but a good Hard-tail even with a 100mm-120mm fork can always do a job.

If you are planning not to bring along your own bike on this trip, we can arrange you a suitable bike for rental. The price may vary upon the quality and nature of a bike; please write to us for price and details. However, we always encourage you to bring your own bike.


What kind of accommodation would it be during the trip? Wi-fi?

Comfortable hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and well-located comfortable guest houses/lodges on trails in the mountains, with hot shower and private bathroom. All the hotels and guest house/lodges have Wi-fi, even in the mountains. Wi-fi is often free for hotel guests in most of the places.


Dietary Gluten/Allergy issues

International food/cuisine will be served along with local delicacies in various restaurants & bars in Kathmandu and Pokhara, perhaps just a little less choices in the mountains. Please, let us know that if you have any kind of diet request or you are allergic to certain things. We will try our best to facilitate such kind of requests.


Altitude and Acclimatize

On this trip, we will ride from the low land Besisahar800m to the highest point Mesokanto La5121m in the Annapurna Circuit. This Itinerary is designed to adapt for easy acclimatization, so our clients won’t have issues to deal with AMS (Acute mountain sickness) on this tour.


Things to put on your backpack for daily rides

10lt, 12lt or even 16lt backpack is suitable for this trip.

  • Wind/water proof Jacket
  • One extra cycle jersey or sweatshirt
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Some power bars and energy drink
  • Sun glass and buff
  • Camel Bag or water bottle for hydration?
  • Knee pad is recommended
  • Mobile phone/camera and some cash…


Safety Insurance

Mountain biking is an adventure sport where risk and hazard may happens in no time. We carry the first aid kit with us and do the basic first aid.

A sufficient medical travel insurance is mandatory and must arrange prior the trip from the country of origin. Your insurance should be able to cover all the medical expenses, including Emergency Helicopter Evacuation, if unwanted incidents occurs.

You are on your holiday and so we’d like you to have fun as much as possible and in the same time we would like you to spend a trouble free holiday while mountain biking in Nepal.

Alcohols are not permitted to consume during the ride. Beers? After ride…

Be responsible and enjoy the ride…



Please write to us for further information about price and trip details.

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Quick Facts

  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5121m
  • Best Time: Sept-Oct
  • Group Size: Any

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