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Tilman High Pass Trek

19 Days

Trip Highlights

  • The stunning Langtang region on Stage 4 of the Great Himalayan Trail
  • Cross the Tillman Pass from the south at (5,320m)
  • Marvel at the towering south face of Langtang Lirung (7227m)
  • Explore Panchpokhri Lake, the world’s highest wetland

The Tilman Pass Trek is a challenging and exhilarating high-altitude trekking adventure in the Langtang region of Nepal. Named after the legendary British explorer Bill Tilman, this trek takes you through rugged and remote terrain, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, pristine lakes, and lush alpine meadows. The highlight of the trek is crossing Tilman Pass at an altitude of 5,320 meters, a thrilling and rewarding experience for trekkers seeking adventure and solitude. Panch Pokhari( 5 lakes ) is another attraction. Along the way, you’ll encounter traditional Tamang villages, rich cultural experiences, and a chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas. This trek is not for the faint of heart but promises unforgettable memories for those who embark on the journey.

The Langtang valley does not only provide a close look at the mountains but also into the Tibetan Sherpa and Tamang lifestyles, ethnic communities living in the Himalayan region of Nepal. You can immerse yourself in the inside life of locals, beautiful forests on the way, and mesmerizing mountains. However, Tilman High Pass Trek. 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu, reach Syabru Besi and start your trek. Traversing Tillman Pass (5,320m) on our trek can get challenging as the trail is mostly frozen and susceptible to rock falls. After crossing Tilman Pass, the trail reaches the tranquil lakes of Panch Pokhari, the 9th highest wetland area in the world.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m) from Kathmandu 6-7 hours.
Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m), from Syabrubesi 5-6 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Langtang valley (3,430m), from Lama hotel 4-5 hours.
Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,850m), from Langtang valley 3-4 hours.
Day 6: Hike up to Tserko Ri (5,000m)
Day 7: Trek to Langshisa Kharka (4080m), from Kyangjin Gompa 5-6 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Moraine Camp (4650m), from Langshisa Kharka 5-6 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4825m) via Tilman Pass (5320m) 7-8 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Tin Pokhari (3735m), from Yak Kharka 5-6 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Panchpokhari (4123m), from Tin Pokhari 5-6 hours.
Day 12: Exploring the Five Lakes and surrounding Valley
Day 13: Trek to Narsimpati (3631m), from Panchpokhari 5-6 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Hile Bhanjyang (3414m), from Narsimpati 4-5 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Pauwabas (3024m), from Hile Bhanjyang 5-6 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Kami Kharka (2855m), from Pauwabas 4-5 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Sano Okhareni (2043m), from Kami Kharka 5-6 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Chautara, and drive to Kathmandu, 4-5 hours.
Day 19: Drop at the airport for the final departure.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

From Kathmandu, we take a 8- hour scenic drive to Syabru Besi, a little trading town for the Langtang area. After driving for 30 km, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enthralling panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and peaks of the Langtang region.

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is a gradual ascent up to Bamboo passing through landslide zones. Afterwards, we trek down gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the banka of Langtang Khola. En-route we can see red pandas, playful monkeys and bears if you are lucky.

After breakfast, we continue climbing amidst occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghore Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking hereabouts, we get to observe playful white monkeys enjoying themselves and hear the sweet chirping of merry local birds. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting customary villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at Kyagjing Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory hereabouts. We can sample some of the fresh cheese down here.

This is the exploration day of the trek where we relax embracing the nature. We’ll explore Kyanjin Gompa and the local cheese factory as we explore the Kyanjin vicinity. We can also go for a hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m), from where we can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Langtang range along with other smaller peaks.

You leave Kyanjin Gompa early in the morning and make your way to Langshisa Kharka. You need to move early as the terrain will be frozen and the chance of the rocks falling is less. It will be a difficult trek as the terrain is snowy, icy, and the rocks fall throughout the day. After an hour or two, the slope levels out. Along the way, you get great views of Langshisa Ri (7427m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Towards the end, you start climbing up and around some of the old glacial moraines. The actual site of Langshisa Kharka is marked with prayer flags and stone structures. Overnight at a tented camp in Langshisa Kharka.

After breakfast, you head steeply towards Moraine Camp. You ascend the rocky moraine of Langshisa Glacier through the high alpine vegetation and reach the Moraine Camp which is situated at an altitude of 4580m. You are now surrounded by exquisite snowcapped mountains and the view is absolutely amazing. Overnight at a tented camp in Moraine Camp.

You trek for 6-7 hours to reach Yak Kharka via Tilman’s Pass (5320m). It is better to make an early start as the boulder field gets more unstable due to the sunlight. It will be both physically and mentally challenging climb as the footing is slippery and filled with unstable rocks. As you reach the top, breathing may get difficult, due to the high altitude, as Tilman Pass is one of the highest points in this trek. From the top, you get spectacular views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains. Then, you descend from the other side passing through the loose rocks and arrive at Yak Kharka. Overnight at a tented camp in Yak Kharka.

Today, we begin our journey to Tin Pokhari, which means three lakes. You will descend down the snowy slopes and loose rocks. In the winter season, these lakes are completely frozen. It is a wonderful camping site as you get to relish the magnificent beauty of the lakes along with the views of the Himalayan chain that dominates the surrounding. Overnight at a tented camp in Tin Pokhari.

Today, you trek to the tranquil Panchpokhari (Five Lakes). En route, you pass rocky hills and alpine vegetation. The trek today is calm and quiet as there are no settlements on the way and you would be walking mostly through the forest to reach Panchpokhari. Panchpokhari is designated as a wetland area and is crucial for sustaining the local biodiversity. These lakes of Panchpokhari are situated near to each other, each of them equally beautiful and tranquil. The landscape around the place is absolutely incredible. Overnight at tented camp in Panchpokhari.

On this day, you explore the Five Lakes and the surrounding valley. You can wake up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise. From uphill, you get a fantastic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Jugal Himal range. Several species of birds and sweet smelling flowers can be found on the nearby hills. Panchpokhari is also a sheltered pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Numerous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year. The pilgrims also visit the shrine of Lord Shiva situated nearby the lake.

Early in the morning, you leave Panch Pokhari and head towards Nasimpati. It will be a moderate walk and a gradual descent through the rocky hills. Passing through the alpine vegetation and exploring the wildlife, you make your way to Nasimpati. Overnight at tented camp in Nasimpati.

You leave Nasimpati and trek through the rocky hills and rhododendron forests. It will then be a downhill trek before you arrive at Hile Bhanjyang. The culture and lifestyle of the people in this village along with the scenic landscape are fascinating, to say the least. Overnight at a tented camp in Hile Bhanjyang.

Today, after breakfast, you make your way to Pauwabas. It will be an uphill trek through the forest. Passing through the rhododendron forests, you enjoy the natural beauty of the region. On a clear day, you can also see the peaks of Jugal Himal Range. Then, you descend on a steep trail to arrive in Pauwabas.

The trail today passes through rhododendron, oak, and pine forests. If you are lucky, you may spot some wild animals like mountain deer, langur monkeys, or the national bird “Danfe‘’. The trail is flat and you see many nomad houses along the way. You can also get a distant view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m), en route to Kami Kharka. After an easy walk of 6-7 hours, you pass a group of waterfalls before arriving in Kami Kharka.

You descend through the rhododendron and pine forests and take a downhill walk to Sano Okhareni. Crossing several small streams and nomadic settlements, you arrive in Sano Okhareni. Camping near the pine forests, you enjoy the tranquil environment. Overnight at a tented camp in Sano Okhareni.

Today will be our last day of trekking. It will be a downhill walk for about 4-5 hours then you arrive in Chautara. En route to Chautara, you pass many small villages with different ethnic groups. Upon arrival in the vibrant town of Chautara, you drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the countryside view. You'll be transferred to your hotel after arriving in Kathmandu.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Chautara to Kathmandu for members and associated staff as per itinerary above.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking and climbing guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide full support camping crew with 1 professional cook and kitchen staffs during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provided your accommodation during the trekking will be tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travellers with a foam mattress. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs and more for your comfort.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions if in case of a single by default will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost.
  • As with most trekking trails, lunch is midway between the start and end of the day's trek while Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast and Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee are served at the camp where you have your overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides nutritious, clean and fresh (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee, Fruitcocktail, Deserts and fresh fruits boiled water etc all services for during the trekking's.
  • Where the teahgouse/homestay. Apart from Camping trekking, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/homestay to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provided number of porters for camping trekking equipment with 1:3 assistant guide to clients ratio.
  • As Tilman Pass is at the Langtang National Park territory, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a permit for Langtang National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Langtang National Park, so AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • For Tilman High Pass. Use of personal climbing gears Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender, Rope, Ice Axe, Screw-gate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Lope)
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Since this city's offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

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Tilman High Pass Trek

Trip Facts

  • 19 Days, 16 days trekking
  • Moderate to Challenging
  • 5320m/17450ft.
  • Autumn (September to November & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode; private car, 4WD jeep or Tourist bus
  • Hotels, Teahouse & Camping
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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