Tilman pass trek

Tilman pass trekking

Tilman Pass Trek is recognize as a off the beaten trek located in Langtang Himalayan range of Nepal, offers amazing Langsisha glacier, tranquil sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari and the extremely remote Jugal Himal, which links the Himalaya from Kanchenjunga in the East to Dhaulagiri in the West.

Langtang trekking is very famous to explore Red Panda an endangered animal of Nepal located north from 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, the home of the including rare red panda, verities wildlife and diverse vegetation and inhabitant of Tamang ethnic group. Trek langtang valley passing over Tilman pass is tough and categorized under the Great Himalaya or GHT, the longest and highest alpine walking track in the world. This section features Langtang via Tilman Pass is cultural and adventures journey and recommend for only experienced trekkers.

Furthermore, 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.Langtag lirung (7,246m), Langtag-ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak.

Tilman pass Trek was named after a pioneer British mountaineer – explorer H. W. Tillman (1898 – 1977) who explored the Himalaya in the mid 20th century. Tilman pass trekking basically, arranges as camping trek but we can offer you camping and mixed with lodge whereas a possibility.

Even it is an adventure to cross over the pass, we recommend you to go either from langtang valley to panch pokhari side or vice versa. However, check out the given below suggested travel plan what our German group made in the 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 April stays too much snowfall and the trail makes dangerous. In addition, Mid September until early November stays good time to explore the trek route.

Hike to the pass is possible at any time except winter months throughout the year.


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 Langtang region but are walking within a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about Tilman pass trekking programs.

Day 2 Drive to Syabrubensi Bazaar (1,460m/4788 feet), 7 hrs

Have a breakfast at the hotel, drive few minutes to catch up coach for Syabrubeshi with your mountain trekking guide and porters. Enjoy seven of our scenic drive through Trishuli bazaar with beautiful small villages, river valley, and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes on highway restaurants for lunch in Trisuli. You will be reached at Syabrubeshi bazaar around 2 or 3 o’clock midday. Stay overnight in a lodge at Syabrubeshi.

Day 3 Trek to Lama Hotel (2,560m/8,396 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 the upstream and can be seen as birds’ life around the bushes. Beehives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors on walking. From here you will again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4 Langtang valley trek (3,455m/11,332 feet), 6 Hours

Today you will have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where you will stop for lunch. This surrounding area dense wild habitat area and many small babblers with a lot of herbals possibly find here. Furthermore, walk through a scenic trail takes you to Langtang village where you will relax for the evening. Have in mind, Langtang whole valley was destroyed by a massive Earthquake disaster in last April 2015 and then rebuild again. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5 Kyanjin Gompa trekking (3,817m/12,519 feet). Sightseeing day, 4 hours

Kyanjin Gompa is the last destination of your trekking at an altitude of 3,817 m / 12,519 feet above sea level. From here you will have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. You will visit surrounding area like Yak cheese Factory, Kyanjin Monastery and local houses. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6Hike to Kyanjin RI optional to climb Tsherko Ri, 5 hours

Hike to Kyanjin ridge to get super view of Langtang Himalayan range includes Mt.Langtag 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 (5150m) peak to experience even better views of Himalayas but this is only optional. Then visit Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka (the beautiful yak pasture land). Return Kyanjin for a rest overnight.

Day 7 Langshisa Kharka hiking (4,100m/13,448 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 tented camp.

Day 8 Langshisa Khara to Moraine Camp hikes (4,650m/15,252 feet), 6 hours

The trek is on the high alpine vegetation and pure of nature. We walk the Moraine Camp which is situated at an altitude of 4650m and it is one of the highest points of our trekking. Today trek is about 6 hours and more depending upon the speed you make. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 9 Tilaman Pass trek and hike further to Tilman Pass Base Camp (5,320m/17,450 feet), 7 hours

Today the journey is quiet tough and strenuous but exciting day. After breakfast, the trail leads us Tilman Base Camp via Tilman Pass which is situated at an altitude of 5,320 meters. Mostly the trek goes steeply up through the rocky moraine and descends another side for overnight stay at tent.

Day 10 Tinpokhari trekking (3,735m/12,251 feet), 6 hours

Afeeter breakfast, we will begin our journey for today destination Tin (three) pokhari (sacred lakes) which is one of the major attractions of this route. Stay overnight in tented camp with hot food.

Day 11 Panch pokhari trekking (4,123m/13,523 feet), 6 hours

Afeeter breakfast, we will start today trip to tranquil Lake Panch pokhari which is situated at 4123m elevation. The scenery of the pristine landscapes and Himalayan views are just awesome. Stay overnight at Panch pokhari camp.

Day 12Panch pokhari excursion day

Rest day to discover around. This eye-catching setting 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.

Day 13 Panchpokhari to Nasimpati trek (3,745/12,284 feet), 6 hours

The trail leads us gradual descent through rocky himalayan hills to reach our destination of Nasimpati for tented camp overnight. Rest of the day we enjoy mountains view and surrounded nature beauties. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14Trek from Nasim Pati to Bhangyang (3,414m/11,198 feet), 5 hours

At the begging today trip, we enjoy the gradual ascent through rocky hills and rhododendron forest. Then we take it easy on the steep downhill section on the final day. From our campsite, you can relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views, or if you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15Trek from Bhangyang to Pauwabas (3,024m/9,919 feet), 6 hours

Today, along our journey to descend down hill walking we have some great mountain views then we start to ascend through the forest. Before reaching Pauwabas the trail lead steeply down. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 16Trek from Pauwabas to Kharka (2,855m/9,365 feet), 5 hours

We will have breakfast in Pauwabas as usual time and our guide will brief all about the area and its people, culture and history along the way of coming trail. Today’s walk is nice and gentle and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. Journey the journey, you can walk through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 17Trek Kharka to Okhreni (2,043m/6,701 feet), 5 hours

The trail from here we get into solve descend through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. And then gently walk downhill to the Okhreni. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepali birdlife like the danfe (Nepali national bird). We spend overnight here with regular activities. We camp at Sano Okhareni near a pine forest and with great views of the mountains!. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 18Trek Okhreni to Chautara (1,235m/4,051 feet), 5 hours

Today is our last trekking day in beautiful land with different vegetation and people live hood. About 5/6 hours of gradual downhill walking we get in Chautara. The trail goes through small villages where we can see how the diverse ethnic groups live side by side. We set our camp near by Chautara bazaar. We will celebrate trekking last night with Nepalese drum and popular folk song..

Day 19Overland drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Afeeter breakfast, catch a coach to to return Kathmandu valley. After reaching in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last-minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives

Day 20Final departure day

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


How much does Tilman pass trek cost?

Hike to Tilman pass cost is available now from USD 1,890 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Adventure Tilman pass trekking Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Langtang National Park entries permits and their fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
  • Necessary camping equipment during the trekking
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • Tent Camping basis accommodation along the routes
  • English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Professional Cook cum guide, kitchen helper and required number of porters according to the group size,
  • Kitchen, Cooking and Camping equipment during the trekking
  • Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trek
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Tilman pass trekking Cost Excludes :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and unesco nepal monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Tilman pass trekking starting at 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 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 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

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

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

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

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Langtang trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). While you are on camping days trekking, you will have delicious food prepared by our professional cook.

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

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

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

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

Answer: During the trekking route there are some places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

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

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Tilman pass trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments 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 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on 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 carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on 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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer.

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 trek.

Tilman pass trek highlights

  • Discover langtang Himalayas within 360 deg angle from Kyanjin ri / Tserkuri hill..etc.
  • Walk through cultivated potatoes fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak trees.
  • Best view of Mt.Langtag lirung, Langtag-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
  • Combines with five pristine sacred lakes called Panch Pokhari and Langtang valley trek
  • Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Tilman pass trek notes

As the information about Tilman pass trekking stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. 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 itinerary during on 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. Where 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 trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just 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, well 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Tilman pass trek review

The adventure Tilman pass, holy lakes and amazing Langtang valley

100% 5 star based on – 246 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We did an outstanding trek from Panchpokhari to Langtang passing over Tilman pass – absolutely amazing views. Landscape changes frequently from rice fields to waterfalls to snow capped mountains with glacial lakes. Our trek leder 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 setup campsites. Besides that, out 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.

Price : USD 1,890 Per Person

    1. Duration of Trek: 20 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Altitude: 5,320 meters
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Jeep/bus

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