Tilman Pass Trek





It’s possible to continue on your trek from the Everest region into Langtang & Helambu via Panch Pokhari and the glaciated 5308 m Tilman pass. The crossing of the pass is quite technical and involves the need of mountain equipment like ropes and crampons. Your efforts will be rewarded: the views from the pass are spectacular and you can see straight into Tibet. The descent from the pass takes you from gigantic glaciers to a very different world of alpine meadows and cheese factories.The trail continues through the Langtang Valley and the verdant gorge of the Langtang Khola. Rhododendrons blend into moss-hung pine trees and you’ll encounter occasional yaks trundling down pastures on their way home. Keep an eye out for Blue Poppy flowers, families of playful langur monkeys and the iridescent Impeyan pheasant, the national bird of Nepal.

The areas in and around Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa were severely damaged by the earthquakes in 2015. Today trails and tourism facilities are under construction and trekkers have started to revisit this area. Please contact your local tour operator for further updates on exploring this region of the GHT. We drive out of our hotel to Syabru Bensi from where it all starts to reach the higher elevations of the valley, hiking at a gentle pace to enjoy the sublime surroundings; we get enough time for a breather to relish the most amazing scenery as we hike in the area of Lanshisha Kharka. The alpine landscapes are awesome and the warm friendly ethnic folks we meet on the way smile a trail into our hearts.

Tilman Pass Trek would be ideal for those on budgeted time but want a special trip into gentle wilderness where the fauna and flora are simply out of this world. Tilman Pass Trek takes us into the famous Langtang National Park where the animals may not be around to say ‘hello’ to you in typical forested settings, but hereabouts the animals are not so afraid of humans and they may expose themselves to you, and yes, the birds will happily welcome you with their merry chirps; they stick with you throughout the course of your trek. Some of the animals and birds that enjoy home in this reserve are: the frisky langur macaques, musk deer, the Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colourful Danphe. The natural settings of this park are unique.

Tilman Pass Trek concludes on our way down from Lama Hotel as we hike down from the village of Syabru Besi, we are also likely to meet hindu pilgrims on their way up or down to the Gosainkunda lake as we slowly drop lower into the lovely Helambu region. In spring it’s a wonder to watch the rhododendrons in full bloom which blends so well into the jaw dropping landscapes as we hike on small hillocks to our vehicle for a drive back to Kathmandu and a comfortable bed at our hotel. Tilman Pass Trek can start from Syabru besi or Dhunche, both bustling towns that open up Langtang to trekkers from all over the planet.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Langtang Tilman Pass Trek

Day 01: arrive Kathmandu and check into your hotel – {1360m}

On arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received by our representative who will escort you to your hotel. After getting refreshed, one of our trek leaders or a senior Sherpa guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek / Camping, things you should do & ought not to do and other related information that you might require while in Nepal. After this is done, get settled in & it’s your first overnight in the ancient valley of the gods.

Meals included: 1 welcome dinner

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru besi {1440m} – 7-8 hrs by bus

After an early b/fast, we set out from Kathmandu for a 9 -hour scenic cruise down to Syabru Besi. This is a major village town and trading post for the people who stay in this region. The locals come down here to buy their essential commodities. After driving for something like 30 km, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the well known peaks of the Langtang region.

Overnight at a lodge in Syabru Bensi – B. L. D

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel {2470m} – 5-6 hrs

We Cross through the suspension bridge while heading precipitously along a stream. The River we are following is a lot of the Langtang River. We can enjoy our walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, frisky langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears are some of them we are most likely to come across in this area. Overnight in Lama Hotel – B. L. D

Day 04: Trek to Langtang valley {3500m} – 5-6 hrs

Early morning after b/fast, we head from lama hotel to continue our ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang valley after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc. this is a great place to haul up for the night. B. L. D

Day 05: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa {3870m} – 4-5 hrs

We pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as we enter into a level of riverbed. Today is pretty short walking; allowing time to acclimatize and explore our surroundings. This place is famous for cheese and curd. We could sample some. Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa – B. L. D

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Ri and it’s a day to rest

We take a day off for acclimatization and a proper rest. This is real good for our bodies. We get to explore interesting places like a nearby monastery, and a cheese factory etc. We can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains lie wonderfully spread out right next to us. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers. We bunk out hereabouts for our overnight – B. L. D

Day 07: Trek to Tilman Low camp

Day 08: Trek to Tilman High Camp

Day 09: Trek to Tilman Pass and Basecamp towards Chautara

Day 11: Trek to Panch Pokhara

Day 12: Trek to Kharka

Day 13: Trek to Chautara and Driveto Kathmandu

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