Tilman Pass Trekking 20 days

Highest pass in Langtang Trek, Tilman Pass in Nepal
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Technically Challenging
  • Max. Altitude:5360m.
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Open Trip
  • Group Size:2 Pax to 14
  • Best Time:Spring and Autumn

Tilman Pass Trekking is situated at Langtang National park region and perhaps an adventurous trek in Langtang region, This trek is a pioneer high altitude trek, lies in the upper Langtang region, closed to the border of the Tibet and Nepal on the elevation of 5,360 meters. The Trekking area offers you the Langsisa glacier,five sacred lakes ofPanch Pokhariand the extremely remote Jugal Himal. The high pass trekking in the Langtang region and less crowded for the trekkers who have an entire desire of enjoying with nature in the remote area. This Langtang valley vai Tilman pass Trekkingis famous trekking trail for the superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Langtang, Gaurishanker, and Rolwaling Himalaya range. Langtang Tilman pass trekking connects with two different Himalaya region including the Langtang and Panch pokhari (Five holylakes) where you will enjoy and see panoramic Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Himal, Naya Khanga, Yala peak, Ganesh Himal, Langsisa, Gaurishanker, Dorjelakpa etc...

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, Halesi Treks Local Agency Nepal base well organize as well as previous experiences about theTillman pass Trek in Nepal. 

Tillman Pass Trek was named after a pioneer British adventurer and explorer H. W. Tillman (1898 – 1977) who explored the Himalaya in the mid 20th century. It is a difficult trek which involves some basic snow climbing and traversing one of the difficult passes in the Himalaya. We cover the same ground as the popular Langtang valley trek, but then we move through an extremely remote area with no human habitation for several days we need full camping gears on our way to the glaciated area behind the peaks of Urkinmang (6100m) and Dorje Lakpa (6700m) of the Jugal Himalayan Range. After the pass, the trail drops down to the eastern side of the Jugal Range, home to five lakes (Panch Pokhari) which is a popular pilgrimage site for local people from the green valleys of Sindhupalchok area in central Nepal. This trek blends the experience of an adventurous walk over an icy col with meeting the ethnic Tamang people of central Nepal.


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Halesi Treks airport representative will pick up from Kathmandu International airport – transfer to hotel and Tilman Pass Trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Early morning after having breakfast transfer your Bus station to start your journey towards Sayabrubesis, along with the bus journey you will drive through the beautiful village and you will see snow-capped Mountain along the Langtang Himalaya and it will make your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,460m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse.

Today’s trail crosses the Bhote Kosi — meaning ‘Tibet River’ — which flows from nearby Tibet. It then gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests to join the trail from Syabru Besi, then climbing through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Look out for langur monkeys in the trees. The trail through the forest up to Lama Hotel becomes steep, overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,470m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs

The trail continues to climb through forest, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3,000m) the trail emerges from the forest and the mountains loom on either side of the valley. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, You will probably glimpse your first yak if you haven’t already.
The next part of the trail is a somber reminder of the 2015 earthquake. Where Langtang village once was, with numerous lodges, there is now only a huge rock field. Spare a thought for the Nepalis and tourists who lost their lives here, Mundu is just half an hour’s walk further on. The old houses here are a reminder of what all the villages once looked like in this valley. Most of the lodges. overnight at tent camp. 

  • Max. Altitude: 3,550m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 4/5 hrs.

the trail climbs gradually through yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory, which is a good place to stock up for lunch and afternoon snacks. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,800m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 3/4 hrs.

From Kyangjin Gompa you can climb uphill to a viewpoint at 4300m on the glacier moraine to the north for superb views of Langtang lirung. The most popular day kike to the Kyangjin RI viewpoint 4600m, while a tougher option is the climb to uphill Tsergo RI 4984m. Other popular long hike leads up the valley to the pastures around langsisa kharka for more spectacular mountains views of the Langtang Himalaya. Overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,850m)
  • Accommodation: Tent camp

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

  • Max. Altitude: 4100m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 4/5 hrs.

Today we have to walk to reach Moraine camp from Langsisa Kharka. Moraine camp is situated at the height of 4650 meters above sea level. You can find a high alpine vegetation and pure nature here. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 4650 m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

we head steeply up towards Tilman Base Camp via Tilman Pass 5360m. 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 breathing while trekking through Tilman Pass as it is at an altitude of 5360 meters. Looking ahead you’ll see what the conditions of the pass are like. You might also need to fix a rope, harness, crampons, 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 descends, you will reach Tilman Base Camp, your camping destination for overnight. As the conditions of glaciers are always changing, overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 5320 m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

After breakfast, we will begin our journey for today 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 down the boulder-strewn snow slopes where the footing can be tricky. The walk is mostly downhill, going one mound of loose rock and ice in order to go down another. If you will be trekking during 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.

  • Max. Altitude: 3735m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6hrs.

we will start today 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 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.

  • Max. Altitude: 4123m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

The name 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.

  • Accommodation: Tent camp

The trail today is moderate walk leading a gradual descent through rocky hills to reach Nasem 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 Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. Upon arrival at Nasem Pati, you could take some rest and then enjoy mountains view and surrounding natural beauties. overnight at tent camp. 

  • Max. Altitude: 3745m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 4/5 hrs.

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 around 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. 

  • Max. Altitude: 3414m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

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 Jugal Himal Range, 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.

  • Max. Altitude: 3024m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 7/8 hrs.

we walk gently on a flat trail. We can also enjoy wildlife spotting while walking by the forest trail. We have about 5 to 6 hours walk through the lush forest of rhododendron, 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.

  • Max. Altitude: 2855m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 7 hrs.

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 animal. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2043 m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

Today is beautiful land with different vegetation and people live hood. 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. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 1235m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

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

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 4/5 hrs

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • All airport/hotel transport
    • A necessary number of porters to carry loads
    • Experiences Climbing Sherpa, guide, cook, kitchen boys, including all daily salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and equipment 
    • Guide and climbing Sherpa’s equipment, insurance etc.
    • tents with sleeping mattress
    • Langtang National park Permit
    • All necessary kitchen & camping equipment during the trekking and Tilman pass
    • All necessary climbing hardware gears except personal gears
    • Insurance of local team members
    • Kathmandu to Syabru Besi Chautara to Kathmandu private jeep.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, with tea, coffee, during trekking  
    What's not Included
    • High Altitude insurance & Helicopter evacuation as well)
    • International Air ticket
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • Cost of emergency evacuation
    • Tips for Guide and Porter.
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
    • City Tour
    Dates & Availability
    Starts:Sep 25, 2024Ends:Oct 14, 2024
    Price fromUS$3500

    The Above-given cost is per person and the Above-given Tilman Pass Trekking fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

    Useful Information

    We provide full camping trek for Tilman Pass Trekking. In Full camping trek,  Halesi Treks provide all the kitchen stuff, tents and necessary equipment for camping trek. We also provide necessary kitchen supplies with expert cooks and helper. We can help you find the best guide and porters with years of experience in the TILMAN PASS TREKKING route.


    All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.


    Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

    Trekking Crew

    An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

    Physical Fitness and Experience

    Tilman Pass Trek is a challenging trek which is fit for those who have the ability to walk 5-9 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 10 hours of walking as well. Tilman Pass Trek is low altitude trek which demands physical fitness, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks.

    Travel Insurance

    This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

    Best Seasons

    Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Tilman Pass Trek Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

    Ground Transportation

    Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

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