Tilman Pass trekking is some part of recently open great Himalayan trail. This is the very tough trekking in Langtang region. Very few trekkers have done this trekking. A good organized team and preparation are necessary for this trekking.
Tilman pass trekking in Langtang region is not an average trekking pass because it is difficult to find out its trekking route and nowadays virtually nobody crosses Tilman Pass (5300m). The last part of Tilman pass trekking I mean before and after Tilman pass is difficult to find since there is no any trail at all. Also climbing up to the pass is rather difficult and need to use fixed ropes. The Tilman pass trekking route is also covered some leg of the great Himalaya trail is one of the longest and highest trekking trails in the world.
Tilman pass trekking is not frequent trek route in Nepal; it is recently open non touristic treks in Nepal, lies between Langtang and remote and wild non touristic Panch Pokhari trek.
The Tilman pass trek starts at Syabrubesi of Rasuwa after 6 hours drive from Kathmandu and ends at Chautara of Sindhupalchok district. The trekking route passes through the virgin and rocky trekking trail continue walk from Kyangjing Gompa way along to gorge of Langsisa Kharka and left side is standing Mt Dorje Lakpa Himal. After Tilman Pass (5300m), the trekking enters into Panch Pokhari, the five sacred lakes of Hindu pilgrims from Langtang. Moreover Tilman pass trekking is a combined trekking of both tea house and tented camp trek.
A wide variation of flora, fauna, multi ethnic cultures and Tamang villages influenced by Tibetan culture with local cultivation in terrain green valley of Langtang and Helambu village except the Himalayan beaten hiding trekking trails of Tilman Pass with splendid panoramic mountain views of Langtang Himalayan range, Jugal Himal peak, Dorje Lakpa peak, Gaurishanker peak, Rolwaling Himalayan range and Ganesh Himal can be viewed along from the trekking.
Note: The below information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, 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.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Upon arrival at airport meet and transfer to the Hotel, take rest and free in the afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu tour takes you to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. In the afternoon, trekking briefing and meeting with your guide and helper who help you in trekking.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1440m, 7 to 8 hours)
Our guide will receive you at hotel and then head north out of Kathmandu to Syabru Besi about 7/8 hours scenic driving by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land.
Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
As a first day of trekking are exciting; the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola and gradually climbs to Bamboo (1960m) enjoy through the rhododendron and bamboo forests. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Lama Hotel (2400m) through Bamboo which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola with few houses. It is about 6/7 hours trekking.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang (3,430m, 5/6 hours trek)
Today, at the beginning the trail climbs up towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. The trail follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. After sometime descends into a valley, the trail cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven prayer wheels to Langtang. This is one of the old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain.
Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m, 3/4 hours trek)
Trek through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and passed a huge Mani along a gentle path of a hill. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, it is remarkable of this place. This is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. This beautiful valley is in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and others around us. This is a good place to explore local culture similar as Tibetan which has been dragging from centuries.
Day 7: Explore Day in Kyanjin Gumba
Today is a day to rest and explore around. We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier.
Day 8: Trek to Langshisa Kharka (4100m, 5 to 6 hours trek)
Today is exciting day for non tourist area trekking and more adventures. We will trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Langshisa Kharka which is situated at the height of 4100m. It will take about 5 to 6 hours to arrive here from Kyanjin Gompa. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek to Moraine Camp (4650m, 5 to 6 hours trek)
It is another factice through the high alpine vegetations and pure of nature. We will trek to Moraine Camp which is situated at the height 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 10: Trek to Tilman Pass Base Camp via Tillman Pass (5320m, 6 to 7 hours trek)
This is most exciting and strenuous journey. After breakfast, the trail leads us Tilman Base Camp via Tilman Pass which is situated at the height of 5320m. Mostly the trek goes steeply up through the rocky moraine and descends another side for overnight stay at tent.
Day 11: Trek to Tinpokhari (3735m, 5 to 6 hours trek)
After breakfast, we will begin our journey for today destination Tinpokhari (the three lakes) which is one of the major attractions of the Langtang Tilman Pass Trekking. The trek takes 6 hours to arrive in Tin Pokhari from Tilman Base Camp. Stay overnight in tented camp with hot food.
Day 12: Trek to Panchpokhari(4123m, 5 ½ to 6 hours trekking)
After breakfast, we will start today trip to tranquil Lake Panchpokhari which is situated at 4123m elevation. The beauty of here is incredible. Stay overnight at Panchpokhari camp.
Day 13: Panchpokhari excursion day
After late weak up and have hot breakfast we will wonder around Panch pokhari and nature excursion. 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 14: Trek to Nasimpati (3745, 5 to 6 hours trek)
Today, our trip will over about 5/6 hours normal walking. The trail leads us gradual descent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Nasimpati for tented camp overnight. Rest of the day we will enjoying mountains view and surrounded nature beauties.
Day 15: Trek to Bhanjyang (3414m, 5 to 6 hours trekking)
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 at the final day. It takes about 5/6hours to get in Bhangyang. From our camp site 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.
Day 16: Trek to Pauwabas (3024m, 5 to 5 ½ hours trek)
Our guide and staff will wake you up early in the morning for breakfast and to let you know to get ready for today destination Pauwabas. We have some great mountain views on our way down into our camp at Hille Bhanjyang 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.
Day 17: Trek to Kharka (2855m, 5 to 6 hours trek)
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, being fairly level (‘Nepali flat’) and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We have about 5 to 6 hours through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way.
Day 18: Trek to Okhreni(2043m, 4 to 5 hours trek)
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. We spend overnight here with regular activities. We camp at Sano Okhareni near a pine forest and with great views to the mountains!
Day 19: Trek to Chautara (1235m, 5 to 6 hours trekking)
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 bazzar. We will celebrate trekking last night with Nepalese drum and popular flock song.
Day 20: Chautara to Kathmandu.
This morning we have a beautiful drive to Kathmandu. We get here by 2 clock and then we go to Hotel for the rest. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the river side. It takes about 4 to 5 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu by bus/ private car.
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)
In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip.
Day 22: Kathmandu Airport
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure drive to Kathmandu airport. We transfer to Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.