Tilman Pass Trek


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Tilman pass trekking

Tilman Pass Trek Summary

    1. Trek Duration: 16 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


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. The hiking trail links Kanchenjunga mountain in the East to Dhaulagiri mountain in the West.

Langtang trekking is very famous to explore the Red Panda an endangered animal of Nepal located north of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Langtang National Park is home to several wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat, and particularly birds and wildflowers.

Tilman pass trekking is just majestic and the home of mountain sheep, red pandas, verities of wildlife, and diverse vegetation. The sacred hike at Tilman pass is tough and categorized under the Great Himalayas or GHT, the longest and highest alpine walking track in the world. This section features Langtang via Tilman Pass is a Tamang cultural and epic adventure journey and recommends for experienced trekkers.

Hiking and climbing Yuwa peak is another attraction of this Tilman pass hiking trail. Some news reporters and YouTubers are promoting the Tilman hiking route for the last couple of years in various internet forums. They mention that the high mountain scenery is just adventurous like a hidden diamond. Additionally, Tourists climb the Yuwa peak of 5,556 meters as it does not need any special climbing permits.

Tilman pass winter hiking trail

Furthermore, the Tilman pass trek is covered with varieties of alpine wildflowers, and the forests are multi-colored with colorful rhododendron, orchids, magnolia, and many other floral species. Moreover, you will have the best view of Mt. Ganesh Himal family, Mt.Langtang lirung (7,246m), Langtang-ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal, and Ganjala peak.

Tilman pass Trek has named after a pioneer British mountaineer – explorer H. W. Tillman (1898–1977) who explored the Himalayas in the mid-20th century. Bill Tilman attempts various peaks and high pass treks in the Himalayas. Pass Tilman trek is basically, arranges as a camping trek but we can offer you camping and mixed with lodge a possibility.

Even if it is an adventure to cross over the pass, we recommend you go either from Langtang valley to the panch pokhari side or vice versa. However, check out the suggested travel plan that our German group made in the middle of October month in 2018.

The best times to trek the Langtang Tilman pass trekking are pre – and post-monsoon: March to April and September to November. If you want to catch the rhododendrons in full bloom, book your trek for mid-April to mid-May. Earlier in April stays too much snowfall and the trail makes it dangerous. In addition, Mid September until early November stays a good time to explore the trek route. However, hiking the Tilman pass is possible at any time except during the winter months throughout the year.

How much does Tilman pass Trek Package Cost?

The cost of a Tilman pass trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (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 according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose.

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 is the standard trip package price for 16 days trek. If you are 2 trekkers Tilman pass trek cost US$ 1775 for 16 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 16 days hike in Tilman pass route.

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, Tribhuwan 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), 6/7 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 Syabrubeshi bazaar around 2 or 3 o’clock midday. Stay overnight at Syapru besi camping ground.

3 Day Syapru to Lama Hotel trekking (2,560m/8,399 feet), 5/6 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 Langtang valley trekking (3,455m/11,336 feet), 5/6 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 Kyanjin Gompa trekking (3,817m/12,523 feet), 3/4 hours. Glacier sightseeing.

Kyanjin Gompa is located at an altitude of 3,817m 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’s (5,150m) peak 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 hiking (4,100m/13,452 feet), 5/6 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 (4,650m/15,256 feet), 5/6 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 (5,320m/17,455 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 other strenuous trip trail, the Tilman pass is an easier, but exciting trip. It’s also the little giant high pass loop hiking in the Himalayas. The trail leads to Tilman Base Camp via Tilman pass height of 5,320 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 (3,735m/12,254 feet), 5/6 hours

We begin the alpine journey for today to destination Tin pokhari (three sacred lakes) which is 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 in a tent campsite.

11 Day Panch Pokhari trek (4,123m/13,527 feet), 4/5 hours

After breakfast, we start today trip to tranquil Lake Panch Pokhari which is situated at 4123m 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 (Panch Pokhari day hiking)

Rest day to discover around. This 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. Stay overnight at camp.

13 Day Panchpokhari to Nasimpati trek (3,745/12,287 feet), 6/7 hours,

The trail leads us gradual descent through rocky Himalayan hills to reach our destination of Nasimpati for tented camp overnight. Remaining day, the Tripper can enjoy the Langtang mountains view and be surrounded by nature’s beauties. Stay overnight at camp.

14 DayNasim Pati to Dhap Village (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. Dhap 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. Stay overnight at camp.

15 DayDhap to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, 5 hours. And 3/4 hours drive to Kathmandu.

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.

16 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 cost?

Hike to Tilman pass cost is US$ 1775 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At Tilman hiking cost, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3/5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with the attached bathroom while trekking to possible places. 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 vehicle (car/van/jeep/bus).
  • 2 night’s twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Standard Meals (15 Breakfast, 14 lunch, 14 Dinner) serve with hot drinks Tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Tent camp accommodation (require camping equipment such as sleeping tent, Dinning tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, sleeping mattress, and necessary Kitchen Equipment, etc.) while on trekking days.
  • Langtang National Park entries permits and their fees.
  • 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.
  • Gokyo Treks Agency’s printed duffel bag (50 liters) and Sleeping bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and pulse rate to avoid high risk [with guide]
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Insurance, accommodation, food, and well-paid salary for all Langtang trekking staff.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a desert for Tilman pass trekking.
  • 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 :

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • 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].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

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 the Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

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 outdoor before leaving town. However, we recommend you to 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 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: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance of the total trek price in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the remaining payment is possible to pay at the office upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

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
  • Yuwa peak is another attraction to climb for visitors.
  • Encounter the mountain Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.

Tilman pass trek notes

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?

Opportunities for challenging adventure trekking or hiking and delightful rambles are scattered all over this planet. You need to know where to find them. 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.

Rated 5 out of 5
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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