Tilman Pass Trek





It is possible to continue your trek from the Everest region into Langtang & Helambu via Panch Pokhari and the glaciated 5308 m Tilman Pass. Crossing the pass is quite technical and requires mountain equipment such as ropes and crampons. However, the effort is rewarded with spectacular views from the pass, allowing you to see straight into Tibet. As you descend from the pass, you transition from gigantic glaciers to a very different world of alpine meadows and cheese factories.

The trail then continues through the Langtang Valley and the verdant gorge of the Langtang Khola. Rhododendrons blend with moss-hung pine trees, and occasionally, you'll encounter 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, which is 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. For further updates on exploring this region of the GHT, please contact your local tour operator. Starting from Syabru Bensi, we drive out of our hotel to reach the higher elevations of the valley. We hike at a gentle pace, allowing us to enjoy the sublime surroundings and take in the most amazing scenery as we hike in the area of Lanshisha Kharka. The alpine landscapes are awe-inspiring, and the warm and friendly ethnic people we meet along the way leave a lasting impression.

The Tilman Pass Trek is ideal for those with limited time but who desire a special trip into gentle wilderness, where the fauna and flora are simply out of this world. The trek takes us into the famous Langtang National Park, where animals may not be as abundant in typical forested settings, but they are less afraid of humans and may reveal themselves to trekkers. The birds will happily welcome you with their merry chirps and accompany you throughout your trek. Some of the animals and birds that call this reserve home include the frisky langur macaques, musk deer, the Pika, and the colorful Danphe, which is the national bird of Nepal. The natural settings of this park are truly unique.

The Tilman Pass Trek concludes as we hike down from Lama Hotel, passing through the village of Syabru Besi. Along the way, we may encounter Hindu pilgrims making their way up or down to the Gosainkunda lake. As we gradually descend into the lovely Helambu region, it is a wonder to witness the rhododendrons in full bloom, blending harmoniously with the breathtaking landscapes. After hiking on small hillocks, we reach our vehicle for a drive back to Kathmandu, where we can enjoy a comfortable bed at our hotel. The Tilman Pass Trek can start from either Syabru Besi or Dhunche, bustling towns that serve as gateways to Langtang for trekkers from all over the world.

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}

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 14: Spare Day.

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