Tilman Pass Trek


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Tilman pass trekking

Tilman Pass Trek Summary

    1. Trek Duration: 15 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
    3. High Altitude: 5,320 meters / 17,455 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    6. Best Time: April, May, October, and November
    7. Trip Mode: Tent Trekking
    8. Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Jeep/Bus


The Tilman Pass trek is a challenging and rewarding trek that takes you through the Langtang region of Nepal, which is north of Kathmandu. Hike to the Tilman Pass route offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Shishapangma.

Tilman Pass Trek is recognized as the beaten trek located in the Langtang Himalayan range of Nepal. Bill Tilman’s pass trek route offers the remarkable Langsisha glaciers, tranquil sacred Panch Pokhari lakes, and the extremely remote Jugal Himal.

You’ll also get to experience the unique culture of the Tamang people, who are indigenous to the Langtang region. It takes you through remote valleys and over high passes, providing a true wilderness experience. Basically, the journey starts from Syaprubesi and ends at Sindupalchowk which takes around 13-15 days to complete, depending on your pace and itinerary.

Highest elevation of 5,320m of Bill Tilman Pass is a challenging trek and is suitable for experienced trekkers who have a good level of fitness. It’s an epic adventure journey that involves high altitude and some technical sections, such as crossing glaciers and steep slopes. Trekkers need to be prepared for long days of hiking and camping in remote areas.

To trek at Tilman pass in the Langtang region, you’ll need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card and a Langtang National Park entry permit. Permits for trekking in Langtang territory can be obtained in Kathmandu at our sales office. Furthermore, accommodation en route is mostly in tents, as the route is quite remote and there are limited lodges before and after the high pass.

Overall, the Tilman Pass trek is a challenging and rewarding trek that offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas and a unique cultural experience. It’s important to be well-prepared and have a good level of fitness before attempting this trek.

Tilman pass winter hiking trail

How much does Tilman pass Trek Package Cost?

The cost of a Tilman pass trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (a local trekking agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 1550 to US$ 1990. And of course, for the Tilman pass, the adventure trip price will vary as per the service you choose. However, this figure package price includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 15 days hike in Tilman pass route. If you are 2 trekkers Tilman pass trek cost US$ 1775 for 15 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Tilman Trek.

Price Per Person for 2 weeks Tilman Pass Trek.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1990
2 PersonUS$ 1775
3 PersonUS$ 1750
4 to 6 personUS$ 1650
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1625
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1550

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


Tilman pass trek itinerary details

Our Tilman pass trekking itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the glacier. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike an adventurous trek destination over the Langtang region but are walking in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.

1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will give you information about Tilman pass trekking programs.

2 Day Drive to Syapru Besi Bazaar (1,460m/4,790 feet), 7 hours

Have a breakfast at the hotel, drive few minutes to catch up coach for Syapru Besi with your mountain trekking guide and porters. Enjoy seven of our scenic drives through Trishuli bazaar with beautiful small villages, river valleys, and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes from Trisuli highway restaurant for lunch. Travelers can reach Syapru Beshi bazaar around 2 o’clock midday. Stay overnight at Syapru besi camping ground.

3 Day Syapru to Lama Hotel trekking (2,470m/8,104 feet), 6 hours

You start your walking at your own pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village. Furthermore, the trail follows upstream and can be seen as birds’ life around the bushes. Beehives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors walking. From here you will again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel.

4 Day Lama hotel to Mundu trekking (3,430m/11,254 feet), 6 Hours

Today you will have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest to Ghoda Tabela. The Ghoda Tabela area surrounds a dense wild habitat with many small babblers with a lot of herbals plants available here. Furthermore, walk through a scenic trail that takes you to Langtang village where you will relax for the evening.

5 Day Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa trek (3,830m/12,566 feet), 4 hours. Glacier sightseeing.

Kyanjin Gompa is located at an altitude of 3,830m feet above sea level. Tourists will have a gorgeous mountain view of Mt Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. You will visit the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Kyanjin Monastery, and glacier sightseeing.

6 DayHike to Kyanjin RI optional to climb Tsherko Ri, 5-6 hours

Hike to Kyanjin ridge to get a super view of Langtang Himalayan range includes Mt.Langtang lirung, Langtang ri, Langsisa pass, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak, Yala peak, and many other border peaks. However, if you are interested your guide will take you to climb Tsherko Ri peak at 4,984m to experience better Himalayan sights. Visit Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka (the beautiful yak pasture land) through the trekking trails. Return to Kyanjin lodge for a rest overnight.

7 Day Langshisa Kharka trekking (4,285m/14,059 feet), 6 hours

An exciting day of preparing of our camping crew Langshisa Kharka. As you are walking on yak pastures and lonely routes, the trek of totally off the beaten path and non-tourist area. Stay overnight at the tented camp.

8 Day Langshisa Khara to Moraine Camp hikes (4,580m/15,027 feet), 6 hours

Hike at the high alpine vegetation and pure nature trail. We walk the Moraine Camp at 4650 meters altitude which is perhaps the day’s highest point. The high pass loop is the scenic highlight of a loop trip in Langtang Glacier Peak. Visitors can spend most of their spare time rambling and climbing after the pass next to the campsite for better altitude adaptation. Moreover, it takes 6-hour hikes depending upon the speed you make in the Himalayas. Stay overnight at Tent campsite.

9 Day Tilaman Pass trek (5,308m/17,416 feet). Further to Tilman Base Camp (5,320m/17,455 feet), 6-7 hours
Tilman pass hike in October - November

Today, hike through the little giant pass is a tough trek difficulty but it is the most scenic high pass trek in Nepal that everyone crosses without AMS difficulty. Comparing another strenuous trip trail, the Tilman pass is an easier, but exciting trip that is categorized under the Great Himalayas (GHT). Similarly, it’s also the little giant high pass loop hiking in the Himalayas that leads to Tilman Base Camp via Tilman pass height of 5,308 meters. Mostly the high pass trail goes steeply up through the rocky moraine and descends to another side for an overnight stay at a tent.

10 Day Tin Pokhari trekking (4,255m/13,961 feet), 5-6 hours

We begin the alpine journey for today to destination Tin pokhari (three sacred lakes) which are the major attractions of Tilman pass hiking route. It’s an alpine trail or a climbing route through difficult terrain in high mountains. Stay overnight at a tent campsite.

11 Day Tin Pokhari to Panch Pokhari trek (4,070m/13,354 feet), 5 hours

After breakfast, we start today a trip to tranquil Lake Panch Pokhari which is situated at 4070m elevation. The Himalayan scenery of pristine landscapes and mountains view is just wonderful. Stay overnight at Panch pokhari camp.

panch pokhari trail
12 DayPanch pokhari excursion day. Trek to Nosyampati (3,631/11,913 feet), 3 hours

Rest day to discover around as you have a eye-catching set is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this lake each year and we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Exploring of its surrounding, we embark the journey that leads us gradual descent through rocky Himalayan hills to reach our destination of Nosyampati. Remaining day, the Tripper can enjoy the Langtang mountains view and be surrounded by nature’s beauties.

13 DayNosyampati to Chimti Village trek (1,200m/3,937 feet), 7 hours,

We enjoy the gradual ascent through rocky hills and rhododendron forest. Take it easy on the steep downhill section on the final day. From our campsite, you can enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insights into the culture and daily life. Chimti village is home to Tamang families and it gives us a great chance to gain some insight into the lives, culture, and traditional architecture of Tamang villages.

14 DayBus to Melamchi Pul Bazaar & drive to Kathmandu, 6 hours.

In drive, we descend through terraced fields along the Indrawati River, complimentary the scenic villages scattered across the Melamchi track. Melamchi Pul Bazaar lies on the banks of the Melamchi River and the Indrawati River. It is a relatively large town compared to those that we have passed already.

There are some basic to luxurious hotels in a Melamchi Bazaar. Furthermore, there are also tea shops, government offices, schools, colleges, a post office, and an army camp. Sadly some of them collapsed by the huge flood disaster in monsoon 2021. If you’re feeling brave, take a cold bath or swim in the river and get back on four wheels and enjoy the scenic drive back to Kathmandu. After a long road dive, we will have a super delicious farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in a hotel.

15 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward to your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you a wonderful journey.

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How much does Tilman pass trek package price?

It’s a 15 Days adventure Tilman Pass Trek price start at US$ 1550 and might reach up to US$ 1990 per person on double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Tilman Pass Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. And comfortable bedroom accommodation with an attached toilet/bathroom in the possible places in Langtang valley. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Adventure Tilman pass trekking package Includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with a private car.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • 14 Breakfast, 13 lunch, 13 Dinner serve with Tea/coffee during the trek.
  • 12 Nights Tent camp accommodation (require camping equipment such as Member’s tent, Dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, and necessary Kitchen Equipment, etc.) while on trekking days.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permit fee.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit fee.
  • English-speaking (Certified guide) license holder Local mountain trekking guide.
  • Professional Cook, kitchen helper, and required number of porters according to the group size.
  • Insurance, accommodation, food, and well-paid salary for all trekking staff.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a desert for Tilman pass trekking.
  • Gokyo Treks Agency’s printed duffel bag (50 liters) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and pulse rate to save from high altitude risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Latest Tilman pass trek map, trip achievement certificate – keep as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Tilman pass trekking package excludes :

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu city tour with a professional guide and monuments entrance fee.
  • Emergency rescue service bill
  • Personal expenses, personal trekking equipment, and Bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and UNESCO Nepal monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for camping crew [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Hike at Tilman pass is not an easy hike. Ask Gokyo Trek’s agency’s adventure consultants who made this trip earlier. Cross Tilman hiking trail is a technically difficult trek route that covers the majestic Langtang circuit. Lodges are not possible for a few days around the high passes so trekkers need to book full camping group treks in Nepal. We can organize your private Tilman pass trekking starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Tilman pass trekking?.

Answer: This trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 hours a day, with a lightweight daypack. For Tilman Pass, the trekking route is difficult comparing other hikes in the Langtang territory. Therefore you should have some hiking experience prior to exploring this trail as it gives you better safer.

Question: Can I store my extra luggage in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Tilman Pass trekking Safe for a solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, this trek is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Tilman pass trekking?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Tent camping en route. Check out the overnight backpacking essentials if you are camping outdoors before leaving town. However, we recommend you take your hiking essentials including your own sleeping bags, if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?.

Answer: Our professional cook prepares a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals. Such as Pasta, tuna bake, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, and vegetable curry rice. Gokyo agency professional cook cooks delicious food while you are on camping days trekking.

Likewise, dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you sleep the night every day, and Lunch will be served on the way to the next place where you hike.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Tilman pass trekking?.

Answer: We do provide you with a hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Tilman pass trek group?

Answer: We do provide you with Aqua purified water. Normal water is available almost everywhere or on a campsite en route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: There are some charging stations before Kyanjin Gompa and after the Panch Pokhari trail. But as you are camping, there are very fewer chances to charge the battery in the guest houses. However, we recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Tilman pass trekking?.

Answer: We suggest you buy an NTC SIM CARD to get a phone connection. Likewise, buy a data pack as much as you want to use on hiking days.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: We recommend booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we strive to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 25% advance deposit is required to secure your reservation. This deposit allows us to make all necessary arrangements for your trip however, the remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Tilman pass trekking package?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it by paying an extra cost.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need trekking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your hiking.

Tilman pass trek highlights

  • Discover Langtang Himalayas within 360 deg angle from Kyanjin ri / Tserkuri hill..etc.
  • Walk through cultivated potato fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers, and oak trees.
  • Best view of Mt.Langtang lirung, Langtang-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
  • Combine with five pristine five sacred lakes called Panch Pokhari and Langtang valley trek
  • Hike and climbing Yuwa peak at 5.556 meters is another attraction of entire hiking trail.
  • Yuwa peak is another attraction to climb for visitors.
  • Encounter the mountain Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.

Notes for Tilman pass trekkers

Cross Tilman Pass hike information stated above is just a sample guideline for tourists to visit. However, in our agency’s history, we arranged the Tilman pass adventure high pass trek in both directions. If the guest wishes to hike Tilman pass anti-clockwise, like Panchpokhari – Tilman pass and exit in Syabrubensi, we can modify the travel plan as your wish. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of tour itinerary on a trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Tilman pass trek special?

Tilman Pass is named after the famous British mountaineer Bill Tilman, who explored the region extensively in the mid-20th century. The pass has a rich history and is considered a pilgrimage for mountaineering enthusiasts.

Tilman Pass in the Langtang territory requires a good level of fitness, making it ideal for experienced trekkers seeking an adventurous challenge. Crossing the Tilman Pass requires climbing over 5,000 meters, and the terrain can be rugged and steep.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Tilman Pass Trek Review

Tilman pass - The Best Camping Trek in Nepal.

May 16, 2019

We did an outstanding trek from Panchpokhari to Langtang passing over Tilman pass – absolutely amazing views. The landscape changes frequently from rice fields to waterfalls to snow-capped mountains with glacial lakes. Our trek leader Ram did a fantastic job teaching us about the history of the region and mountains. He knew the area so well and always knew the best place to set up campsites. Besides that, our porters were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Ram and the Gokyo Trek team to any planning a trek in Nepal. – Corina Schreiner, Berlin Germany.

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Corina Schreiner, Berlin Germany.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you dear Corina Schreiner for your time to review the Tilman pass trekking review. We hope to welcome you again in Nepal.

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