Tilman Pass Trek

Tilman Pass Trek 20 Days

$ 3350 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

5,325M.

Group Size:

25

Transportation:

Private Vehicle

Accommodation:

best Available

Best season:

Autumn & Spring

Meals:

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Tour type:

Trekking

Grade:

Adventure

Trekking Region

Langtang

Trip highlights

  • Tilman Pass stands at an elevation of around 5,320 meters (17,454 feet) above sea level, making it a high-altitude adventure. 
  • The trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks including Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Ganesh Himal, and others. 

  • Along the way, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with local Sherpa and Tamang communities, experiencing their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality.

  • The trek involves traversing rugged terrain, crossing high mountain passes, negotiating steep ascents and descents, and potentially encountering snow and ice depending on the season.

  • The region is home to diverse Himalayan wildlife including musk deer, Himalayan thar, red panda, and various bird species. Trekkers may have the chance to spot these animals during the journey.

  • The trek follows the footsteps of renowned mountaineers and explorers like Bill Tilman, who ventured into these remote regions in the early to mid-20th century.

  • Camping under the starry skies amidst the Himalayan wilderness is a memorable experience on the Tilman Pass Trek. 

  • Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and harsh, especially at high altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for cold temperatures, snowfall, and sudden weather changes.

Overview

The Tilman Pass Trek is a challenging and adventurous trekking route located in the Langtang region of Nepal. Named after the legendary British mountaineer and explorer Bill Tilman, this trek offers a unique opportunity to explore remote and pristine landscapes in the heart of the Himalayas. Here's an overview of what to expect on the Tilman Pass Trek. The trek starts from Syabrubesi, a village located approximately 120 kilometers north of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. From Syabrubesi, trekkers gradually ascend through picturesque villages, lush forests, and alpine meadows towards the high mountain pass. The trek typically takes around 18 to 21 days to complete, including both the ascent to Tilman Pass and the descent to the village of Melamchi Gaon.

The Tilman Pass stands at an elevation of approximately 5,320 meters (17,454 feet) above sea level. Trekkers should be well-prepared for high altitude conditions, including acclimatization stops and altitude sickness prevention measures. The route offers breathtaking views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and others. Trekkers also traverse through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, as well as rugged terrain and glacier moraines. Along the way, trekkers encounter several ethnic communities, including Sherpas and Tamangs, who inhabit the region. Their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality add a cultural dimension to the trekking experience.

The Langtang region is rich in biodiversity, and trekkers may have the opportunity to spot various Himalayan wildlife species such as red pandas, musk deer, Himalayan thar, and numerous bird species. The Tilman Pass Trek is considered a challenging trek due to its high altitude, rugged terrain, and potential weather hazards. Trekkers should be physically fit and adequately prepared with appropriate gear and clothing. Accommodation during the trek is primarily in tents at designated campsites along the route. Trekkers should be prepared for basic camping facilities and should carry all necessary camping gear. As with all treks in Nepal, permits are required for the Tilman Pass Trek. Trekkers need to obtain the necessary permits from the Nepal Tourism Board and adhere to the local regulations.

While it's possible to trek independently, many trekkers opt to hire experienced guides and porters from local trekking agencies to ensure safety and logistical support throughout the journey. Tilman Pass Trek offers a remarkable adventure for trekkers seeking to explore remote Himalayan landscapes, immerse themselves in local culture, and challenge themselves amidst stunning natural beauty.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at (TIA) Kathmandu (1,340)m.

As you land at Kathmandu airport, a representative from Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition will wait for you with a vehicle to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Drive to Syabru besi (1,410)m. from Kathmandu.

Today we drive to Syabrubesi the starting point of your trek. On the way, there are lovely views of the Trishuli River and its surrounding landscape as well as local villages and hills. The drive takes approximately 6 to 7 hours after which there is time to explore the area.

Day 3 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470)m. from Syabru besi.

After breakfast, your trek begins with an uphill hike through a forest. today at list 1000m. we have to walk. normally 5-6 hours take to time to reach lama hotel. this is your first day on foot. Continuing uphill there is a bit of a steep climb for an hour to reach a place interestingly called Bamboo. At 1,850m it is a good place to stop and catch our breath and have lunch. After lunch, the trail continues upwards through the bamboo forests until we reach Lama Hotel, quite a famous name in these parts.

Day 4 : Trek to Mundu (3,430)m. from Lama hotel.

Today the trail takes us through rhododendron and pine forests, past waterfalls, and along very scenic paths. We feel particularly close to nature today as we enter the interesting wide valley of Langtang. This is home to much wildlife also as we are in Langtang National Park.

Will we see a red panda, But first, we stop at Ghoda Tabela for lunch before heading on to Langtang Village and up the Langtang Valley to Mundu where we stop for the night. Langtang Village was badly damaged during the 2015 earthquake however the mainly Tamang people have now rebuilt and the area is open again to trekkers. this day 6-7 hours to walk to reach Langtang village.

Day 5 : Trek to Kyangjim Gumba (3,900)m. From mundu.

Today’s trek is a little shorter but no less interesting! 4 hours trek to Kyanjing Gompa After breakfast, we walk past watermills, Chortens (Buddhist shrines), and prayer wheels on the way to Kyangjin Gompa. After lunch, we have the afternoon to explore the Gompa and surrounding areas and take in the mountain views. This also acts as an acclimatization day before climbing Tserko Ri in the morning.

Day 6 : Climb to Tserku-Re and back to Rest to Same place

After a good breakfast, we trek for approximately 5 hours to summit Tserko Ri. But the views make it worthwhile! Here we can see Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and Naya Khang (5,844m). We can enjoy our packed lunch while taking in the majestic mountains before the shorter descent back to Kyanjin Gompa where we will again spend the night.

Day 7 : Trek to Langsisa Kharka (4,250)m. from Kyangjim Gumba.

Langsisa Kharka is used by locals for pasturing and summer residences. This is a good point to enjoy with views of Langtang ranges including picturesque Langsisa Ri, Langtang Re, Dorje Lakpa, and Yala Peak. overnight at 
tent camp.

Day 8 : Trek to Moraine Camp (4,680)m. from Langsisa Kharka.

Today we have to walk to reach Moraine camp from Langsisa Kharka. Moraine camp is situated at a height of (4,650) meters above sea level. You can find high alpine vegetation and pure nature here. overnight at tent camp.

Day 9 : Trek to Tilman Base Camp via Tilman pass (5,350)m. from Moraine camp.

 

we head steeply up towards Tilman Base Camp via Tilman Pass (5,360)m. The trail ascends through the rocky moraine making the most exciting and strenuous journey. We go up the grassy side of the moraine onto loose rocky ridges; up then down loose soil and sliding rocks onto the glacier, with its crud of boulders and small rocks that require careful balance and attention to footing. You may find it hard to breathe while trekking through Tilman Pass as it is at an altitude of 5360 meters. Looking ahead you’ll see what the conditions of the past are like. You might also need to fix a rope, harness, crampons, and Jumar for crossing the pass. This is steep, but once level with the top of the icefall, the rest of the way to the pass is over easy snow ridges. The pass is quite beautiful but there are no cairns, poles, or places to string a prayer flag. We are surrounded by snow peaks from east to west. Looking ahead, we see the terrain sloping steeply down to the valleys and peaks feeding into the river which runs east-west at the foot of Langtang. Sometimes, you might need to fix the ropes while descending too. After a quiet descent, you will reach Tilman Base Camp, your camping destination overnight. As the conditions of glaciers are always changing, overnight at tent camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Tin Pokhari (Tree Lake) (3,775)m. from Tilman Base Camp.

After breakfast, we will begin our journey for today's destination Tinpokhari (the three lakes) which is one of the major attractions of the Tilman Pass Trekking. We will walk by the larger flat, sandy areas and descend the boulder-strewn snow slopes where the footing can be tricky. The walk is mostly downhill, going from one mound of loose rock and ice to another. If you will be trekking during the winter season then you will find Tin Pokhari to be completely snowbound. At Tin Pokhari you feel like you are nearing your goal of the pass. While you can still look back toward now-distant valleys, the Himalayan chain dominates the surroundings, the peaks stretching out before you less than a day’s hike ahead.  From here you’ll be able to see High Camp (South) and the pass above. overnight at tent camp.

Day 11 : Trek to Panch Pokhari (Five Lake) (4,160)m. from tin pokhari.

we will start today's trip to tranquil Lake Panch Pokhari which is situated at 4123m elevation. The beauty here is incredible. En route, you will pass through alpine vegetation, Rocky Mountains, wildlife, etc. Panch Pokhari offers an excellent view of the Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkunda, etc. Apart from lakes, this place is also famous for two pilgrim houses and a temple of Lord Shiva. overnight at tent camp.

Day 12 : Exploration around panch poikhari.

The name is Panch Pokhari stands for “Five Lake” where ‘Panch means five and Pokhari means Lake’. You can see five small lakes in this place. On this day, you can walk up to the hill to see the beautiful sunrise. From the top, you can also observe Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal range followed by other many peaks. There are two metal-roofed huts, a sheet metal-enclosed shrine to Shiva, and a pile of cast-ironed tridents. This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year. You should not wash in the holy stream near the temples. overnight at tent camp.

Day 13 : Trek to Nasem Pati (3,750)m. from Panch Pokhari.

The trail today is a moderate walk leading a gradual descent through rocky hills to reach Nasim Pati. On the first part of the trail, you will walk through a well-defined trail for about two hours and then gradually ascend three hours through the rocky trail.  En route, you will pass through alpine vegetation, Rocky Mountains, wildlife, etc. Panch Pokhari offers an excellent view of the Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, Gosainkunda, etc. Upon arrival at Nasem Pati, you could take some rest and then enjoy the mountain view and surrounding natural beauties. overnight at tent camp. 

Day 14 : Trek to Bhanjyang (3,420)m. from Nasem pati.

we gradually ascend through rocky hills and rhododendron forest. The walk is quite easy and on the steep downhill section on the final day. Upon arrival at Bhanjyang, you can explore the place and gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village. From the campsite today, you can enjoy the stunning mountain views. overnight at tent camp. 

Day 15 : Trek to Pauwabas (3,030)m. from Bhanjyang.

move ahead towards Pauwabas. The trail ascends through the forest along with some mountainous views. You will have to pass through rocky hills and rhododendron forests. The views are wonderful in clear weather. On the way, you can see the forests with views of the Jugal Himal Range, and Gaurishanker Himal. we descend on a steep trail before reaching Pauwabas. You can find a shelter in Pauwabas which is used by the Pilgrims who are trekking to Panch Pokhari. overnight at tent camp.

Day 16 : Trek to Kharka (2,830)m. from Pauwa bass.

we walk gently on a flat trail. We can also enjoy wildlife spotting while walking by the forest trail. We have about a 5 - 6 hours walk through the lush forest of rhododendrons, oak, pine, and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way. From Kami Kharka, you can have a breathtaking view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, and some small peaks. overnight at tent camp.

Day 17 : Trek to Okhreni (2,040)m. from Kharka.

The trail from here we get into solve descends through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forests. And then gently walk downhill to the Okhreni. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals. overnight at tent camp.

Day 18 : Trek to Chautara (1,240). from Okhreni.

Today is a beautiful land with different vegetation and people live hood. gradual downhill walking we get to Chautara. The trail goes through small villages where we can see how the diverse ethnic groups live side by side. overnight at tent camp.

Day 19 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,340)m. from Chautara.

We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills, and along the riverside. overnight at the hotel. 

Day 20 : Final Departure.

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successfully your destination target. today going to bye-bye to all who together walked, ate, played, and shared like family. everybody is happy-go-lucky too within 15-16 days. and finally going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shaking our hand and saying bye-bye see you again.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and Transportation.
  • 2-Night Hotel at Kathmandu (3 Start) Hotel.
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Trek.
  • Professional Guide, Assitance Guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
  • Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
  • All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
  • First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
  • Helicopter stands by for rescue (nominally charge applies).
  • All taxes are imposed by the government of Nepal.
  • Unique Sherpa trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek.
  • Lifetime Deposit. No booking fee.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients.
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

FAQs

The Tilman Pass Trek is considered to be a challenging trek due to its high altitude, rugged terrain, and potentially harsh weather conditions. Trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience.

The best time to do the Tilman Pass Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable, offering excellent visibility and comfortable temperatures.

Trekkers must obtain the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card before embarking on the Tilman Pass Trek. These permits can be obtained through authorized trekking agencies or directly from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

The Tilman Pass Trek typically takes 18 to 21 days to complete, including the ascent to Tilman Pass and the descent to Melamchi Gaon. However, the duration may vary depending on the trekker's pace, acclimatization needs, and itinerary.

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring an experienced guide and porter is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and logistical support. Guides and porters can also provide valuable insights into the local culture, flora, and fauna.

Accommodation during the trek is primarily in basic teahouses or camping at designated campsites. Teahouses provide simple lodging and meals, while camping allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the wilderness.

Altitude sickness is a significant concern during the Tilman Pass Trek due to the high elevation. Trekkers should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. It's also advisable to carry a comprehensive first aid kit.

Essential items to pack for the Tilman Pass Trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, waterproof outer layers, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a headlamp or flashlight, sunscreen, sunglasses, and personal medication.

Mobile phone coverage and internet access are limited along the Tilman Pass Trek route, especially in remote areas. Trekkers should not rely solely on electronic devices for communication and navigation and should inform someone about their itinerary before starting the trek.

The highest point of the Tilman Pass Trek is Tilman Pass itself, which stands at an elevation of approximately (5,320) meters (17,454 feet) above sea level. Trekkers should be prepared for high altitude conditions and potential altitude-related challenges.

Additional Information

  1. Route Variations: While the traditional Tilman Pass Trek route starts from Syabrubesi and ends in Melamchi Gaon, there are variations to the route that can be explored. Some trekkers choose to start from Shyabrubesi and end in Lukla or even continue to Everest Base Camp, creating a longer and more diverse trekking experience.

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  3. Side Trips and Extensions: Along the Tilman Pass Trek, there are opportunities for side trips and extensions to nearby attractions. For example, trekkers can take a detour to visit the sacred Gosainkunda Lake or explore the Langtang Valley, known for its beautiful landscapes and cultural sites.

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  5. Cultural Highlights: The Tilman Pass Trek not only offers stunning natural beauty but also provides insights into the rich cultural heritage of the region. Trekkers can visit Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and ancient shrines, experiencing the unique blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture.

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  7. Environmental Considerations: Responsible trekking practices are essential to preserve the fragile Himalayan ecosystem along the Tilman Pass Trek route. Trekkers should adhere to Leave No Trace principles, avoid single-use plastics, and respect local customs and traditions to minimize their environmental impact.

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  9. Emergency Evacuation: In case of emergencies such as altitude sickness or injuries, there are helicopter evacuation services available in the Langtang region. Trekkers should ensure they have adequate travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation to nearby medical facilities.

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  11. Guided Tours and Packages: For those who prefer organized tours, there are trekking agencies that offer guided Tilman Pass Trek packages. These packages typically include transportation, accommodation, permits, guides, porters, and sometimes meals, providing a hassle-free trekking experience.

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  13. Fitness Preparation: Due to the strenuous nature of the Tilman Pass Trek, trekkers need to prepare physically and mentally beforehand. Regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking with a loaded backpack can help build endurance and stamina for the journey.

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  15. Community Homestays: In addition to teahouse accommodation, some villages along the Tilman Pass Trek route offer community homestays where trekkers can stay with local families, experiencing authentic Nepalese hospitality and cuisine while supporting sustainable tourism initiatives.

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  17. Photography Opportunities: The Tilman Pass Trek presents countless opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, vibrant cultural scenes, and dramatic mountain vistas. Trekkers should remember to pack spare camera batteries and memory cards to capture the memorable moments.

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  19. Weather Updates: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can change rapidly, so trekkers need to stay informed about weather forecasts and updates. Local guides and teahouse owners can provide valuable insights into current weather patterns and any potential hazards along the route.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

$ 3350 Per Person

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Enquiry Whatsapp +9779862854770

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