Tilman Pass Trek, 20 Days
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Tilman Pass Trek, 20 Days

Days: 20 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 8

Located in the wilderness of the Langtang region in Nepal, Tilman Pass stands tall with an attitude of 5320m. It was named after the British adventurer and explorer H. W. Tillman (1898-1977) who explored the Himalaya in the mid-20th century. Tilman Pass is one of the toughest mountain passes of Nepal that connects the Tamang valley of Langtang with the sacred lakes of Panchpokhari while featuring continuous views of the Himalayas including the Langtang Himal range and Jugal Himal range. 

Tilman Pass Trek starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, from where you drive to Syabrubensi via Dhunche. The drive to Syabrubensi is filled with pleasant sceneries of the green forests and the local villages. The trail passes through Lama Hotel to reach the oldest Tamang settlement in the Langtang region, Langtang village. Continuing on the Langtang valley, the trail also reaches the oldest monastery of Langtang in Kyanjin Gompa. You also hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m) for a panoramic view of the Langtang Himal range, Langshisha Ri (6427m), Yala Peak (5500m), and so on. The trek takes you from the land of enchanting rhododendron forest to yak pastures to the moraines of vast glaciers. Varieties of alpine flowers and exotic wild animals can be seen during the trek as the trail goes through Langtang National Park. Crossing Tilman Pass (5320m) can get challenging as the trail is mostly frozen and susceptible to rock falls. After crossing Tilman Pass, the trail reaches the tranquil lakes of Panchpokhari, the 9th highest wetland area in the world. The trek then ends with a walk through the quiet forests until you reach Chautara. Tilman Pass Trek is an ideal trek for adventurers looking to conquer a quiet trail in the foot of the Himalayas.

Traveling with Swiss Family Treks and Expedition gives you the best trekking experience as all of our treks are well facilitated and our team of experts makes sure your trek is hassle-free and enjoyable. We've been in the travel industry for more than 15 years and have successfully gained a good name among explorers around the world for our quality service. We provide you with local, English speaking guides so that you can connect with the locals and make the most out of your trip. With us, you need not worry about your travel desires and requirements getting unfulfilled.

Facts of the Trek

Trek Region
Langtang Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
20 Days
Highest Elevation
5,320 m ( 17,454 ft)
Very Strenuous 
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & tented camp during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team representative will welcome you at the airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
After breakfast, you will meet our guide who will take you on a tour of Kathmandu Valley. Our company van will take you to different cultural heritage sites such as Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. You can stop at authentic Nepali restaurants for lunch and dinner. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1460m/6-7 hours by private vehicle
You drive to Syabrubensi in a private van. Through the twist and turns, you drive alongside Trishuli River to arrive in Trishuli bazaar where you will have lunch. Driving past several hillside settlements, rivers, and waterfalls, you arrive in Syabrubensi.  It takes 7-8 hours altogether to reach Syabrubensi. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Syabrubensi.

Day 4: Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours
Today is the first day of trekking. The initial segment of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and then follows Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends to Bamboo (1960m) from where you pass through bamboo and rhododendron forests. En route, you may see wild boars, langur monkeys, and even red pandas as you will be walking inside Langtang National Park. The next section of the trek is the ascent to Rimche (2400 m) which is going to be a bit more difficult. The trail reaches Lama Hotel around 30 minutes after Rimche. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Lama Hotel.

Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m/5-6 hours
You leave Lama Hotel and gradually ascend a steep forest slope. As you continue climbing, you can see the glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7227m). After 3 hours, you reach Ghodatabela which literally means Horse Stable. The trail continues to climb gently as you head for the Tamang village of Langtang.  Langtang Village is one of the oldest villages in this trekking route. It was devastated after the massive earthquake in 2015 but it has been rebuilt now. You can hear the stories of resilience from the locals. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Langtang.

Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m/3-4 hours
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa takes about 3-4 hours. The trail gradually ascends to Sindum and then to Yamphu (3640m). Passing through the small villages and yak pastures, the valley opens out further and the views become better. You can see an amazing view of Langtang Himal range to the northwest. You arrive at Kyanjin Gompa by the lunchtime. Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient and the most sacred monastery in Langtang, is surrounded by the snowcapped peaks on all the sides. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 7: Acclimatization day and hike to Tserko-Ri 4984m
Today, you will take rest in order to get adjusted to the higher altitude conditions. You can explore the ancient monastery, Kyanjin Gompa, which lies in the lap of Langtang Lirung (7227m). Kyanjin Gompa is said to be around six centuries old and has evolved as a religious and spiritual haven. The cheese factory in Kyanjin is very famous for its delicious yak cheese. You will also hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m) for an excellent view of Langtang Himal range, Langshisha Ri (6427m), and Yala Peak (5500m). Then, you return back to Kyanjin Gompa for the overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Langshisa Kharka 4080m/5-6 hours
You leave Kyanjin Gompa early in the morning and make your way to Langshisa Kharka.  You need to move early as the terrain will be frozen and the chance of the rocks falling is less. It will be a difficult trek as the terrain is snowy, icy, and the rocks fall throughout the day. After an hour or two, the slope levels out. Along the way, you get great views of Langshisa Ri (7427m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Towards the end, you start climbing up and around some of the old glacial moraines. The actual site of Langshisa Kharka is marked with prayer flags and stone structures. Overnight at a tented camp in Langshisa Kharka.

Day 9: Trek from Langshisa Kharka to Moraine Camp 4580m/5-6 hours
After breakfast, you head steeply towards Moraine Camp. You ascend the rocky moraine of Langshisa Glacier through the high alpine vegetation and reach the Moraine Camp which is situated at an altitude of 4580m. You are now surrounded by exquisite snowcapped mountains and the view is absolutely amazing. Overnight at a tented camp in Moraine Camp.

Day 10: Trek from Moraine Camp to Yak Kharka 4825m/7-8 hours via Tilman’s Pass 5320m
You trek for 6-7 hours to reach Yak Kharka via Tilman’s Pass (5320m). It is better to make an early start as the boulder field gets more unstable due to the sunlight. It will be both physically and mentally challenging climb as the footing is slippery and filled with unstable rocks. As you reach the top, breathing may get difficult, due to the high altitude, as Tilman Pass is one of the highest points in this trek. From the top, you get spectacular views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains. Then, you descend from the other side passing through the loose rocks and arrive at Yak Kharka. Overnight at a tented camp in Yak Kharka.

Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tin Pokhari 3735m/7-8 hours
Today, we begin our journey to Tin Pokhari, which means three lakes. You will descend down the snowy slopes and loose rocks. In the winter season, these lakes are completely frozen. It is a wonderful camping site as you get to relish the magnificent beauty of the lakes along with the views of the Himalayan chain that dominates the surrounding. Overnight at a tented camp in Tin Pokhari.

Day 12: Trek from Tinpokhari to Panchpokhari 4060m/5-6 hours
Today, you trek to the tranquil Panchpokhari (Five Lakes). En route, you pass rocky hills and alpine vegetation. The trek today is calm and quiet as there are no settlements on the way and you would be walking mostly through the forest to reach Panchpokhari. Panchpokhari is designated as a wetland area and is crucial for sustaining the local biodiversity. These lakes of Panchpokhari are situated near to each other, each of them equally beautiful and tranquil. The landscape around the place is absolutely incredible. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Panchpokhari.

Day 13: Exploring the Five Lakes and surrounding Valley
On this day, you explore the Five Lakes and the surrounding valley. You can wake up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise. From uphill, you get a fantastic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Jugal Himal range. Several species of birds and sweet smelling flowers can be found on the nearby hills. Panchpokhari is also a sheltered pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Numerous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year. The pilgrims also visit the shrine of Lord Shiva situated nearby the lake. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Panchpokhari.

Day 14: Trek from Panchpokhari to Nasimpati 3631m/4-5 hours
Early in the morning, you leave Panch Pokhari and head towards Nasimpati. It will be a moderate walk and a gradual descent through the rocky hills. Passing through the alpine vegetation and exploring the wildlife, you make your way to Nasimpati. Overnight at a lodge/tented camp in Nasimpati.

Day 15: Trek from Nasimpati to Hile Bhanjyang 3414m/5-6 hours
You leave Nasimpati and trek through the rocky hills and rhododendron forests. It will then be a downhill trek before you arrive at Hile Bhanjyang. The culture and lifestyle of the people in this village along with the scenic landscape are fascinating, to say the least. Overnight at a tented camp in Hile Bhanjyang.

Day 16: Trek from Hile Bhanjyang to Pauwabas 3024m/5-6 hours
Today, after breakfast, you make your way to Pauwabas. It will be an uphill trek through the forest. Passing through the rhododendron forests, you enjoy the natural beauty of the region. On a clear day, you can also see the peaks of Jugal Himal Range. Then, you descend on a steep trail to arrive in Pauwabas. Overnight at a tented camp in Pauwabas.

Day 17: Trek from Pauwabas to Kami Kharka 2855m/5-6 hours
The trail today passes through rhododendron, oak, and pine forests. If you are lucky, you may spot some wild animals like mountain deer, langur monkeys, or the national bird “Danfe‘’. The trail is flat and you see many nomad houses along the way. You can also get a distant view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m), en route to Kami Kharka. After an easy walk of 6-7 hours, you pass a group of waterfalls before arriving in Kami Kharka. Overnight at a tented camp in Kami Kharka.

Day 18: Trek from Kami Kharka to Sano Okhareni 2043m/5-6 hours
You descend through the rhododendron and pine forests and take a downhill walk to Sano Okhareni. Crossing several small streams and nomadic settlements, you arrive in Sano Okhareni. Camping near the pine forests, you enjoy the tranquil environment. Overnight at a tented camp in Sano Okhareni.

Day 19: Trek from Sano Okhareni to Chautara 1418m/4-5 hours then drive back to Kathmandu 4-5 hours by private vehicle
Today will be our last day of trekking. It will be a downhill walk for about 4-5 hours then you arrive in Chautara. En route to Chautara, you pass many small villages with different ethnic groups. Upon arrival in the vibrant town of Chautara, you drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the countryside view. You'll be transferred to your hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure from Kathmandu 
Our company representative will drop you at the airport three hours before your flight schedule.

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Full Camping mode)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual trekker; USD 4995
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 3575 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 3075 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 2930 per person

Join with us on Tilman Pass Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks  & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 2,930
EUR 2.731
SFr 2.711
GBP 2.285
AUD 4.366
CAD 3.897
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, 1 cook and porters, their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Trekking camping equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
* Tented Camp accommodation during the trek.
* Langtang National Park permit and all necessary permits.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                      Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Tilman Pass Trek, 20 Days


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