Tilman Pass Trek
Tilman Pass Trek is a challenging and off the beaten remote area trek combines Panch Pokhari, Jugal Himal and Langtang valley in Nepal. Besides that, it is located under the Great Himalayan Trail Trek of Nepal.
Tilman pass trek is not popular, so some parts of the trail do not stay lodges thus you can do this trip as a full board tent camping to enjoy fully mixed with nature and culture. Tillman Pass trek gives you an awesome view of high Himalayan passes, tallest Mountains, beautiful wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, lifestyles, and tradition of Local Sherpas and Tamang culture factors and their incredible hospitality.
Likewise, Panch Pokhari trek commonly known as five different small lakes derived from Lord Shiva, the Hindu GOD. So, Panch Pokhari trek is a sacred – pilgrimage trek often visited by Hindu people. Besides that to Panch Pokhari, you will have an outstanding view of Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6,637m), Madiya (6,257m), Rolwaling, Langtang range and as well as Jugal Himal.
Panch Pokhari trek consists of the base of the Jugal Himal range in the initial and concludes in the lower part. Panch Pokhari trek is the tranquil eternity and dotted by the colorful rhododendron forest, which is extremely spectacular in the spring season. Furthermore, Langtang valley is a wilderness region that offers some of the most beautiful Mountains Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, and as well as Yala peak, Gangala peak, and Ganesh Himal.
During the trek, you can walk passing over some beautiful and interesting villages and you might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers along the routes. As it is not very difficult trekking, you can explore it at any time throughout the year.
Why people choose the Tilman Pass Trek?
Tilman Pass Trek is an adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Langtang Himalayan landscapes with Tilman pass of a rolowaling region. You can find mixed Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 5500 meters. The trek begins from Chautara and finishes at Syabrubensi Bazaar and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide, professional cook, sherpas, and porters to transfer your luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Tilman Pass Trek highlights and Himalayan Sights
Discover some of the tallest Mountains and colorful rhododendron forest on spring, diverse in flora and fauna, Best view of Himalayan scenery including Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Phurbi Chhyachu (6637m), Madiya (6257m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Yala peak (5,520m), Ganjala chuli Nayakang peak (5,844m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m)
Tilman Pass Trek grading
Panch pokhari camping tent trek is an adventure grade tented camping trekking in Nepal. As it is an adventure trek, we recommend you to have some previous trek experience. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Tillman pass via Panch pokhari trek covers
Kathmandu – Chautara – Pauwa Bas – Panch Pokhari – Till man pass – Langtang valley – Kathmandu.
Best season to explore Tilman Pass Trek
From middle of March – late June and from mid September – until middle of December.
Tilman Pass Trek outline itinerary
01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing, 6 hours.
03 Day: Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1,450m/4,742 ft), 6 hours Bus
04 Day: Sano Okhareni trekking (1,965m/6,426 feet), 5 hours
05 Day: Kami Kharka trekking (2,810m/9,189 feet), 5 hours
06 Day: Pauwa Bas trekking (3,000m /9,810 feet), 6 hours
07 Day: Hille Bhanjyang trek (3400m/11,118 feet), 6 hours
08 Day: Narsim Pati trekking (3700m/12,099 feet), 4 hours
09 Day: Panch Pokhari treks (4100m/13,407 feet), 7 hours
10 Day: Panch Pokhari hilltop day tour | Day hikes
11 Day: Intermediary Camp trekking (4,273m/ 14,015 feet), 4 hrs
12 Day: Tin Pokhari treks (4,255m/13,957 feet), 4 hrs
13 Day: High South Camp trekking (4,867m /15,964 feet), 5 hrs
14 Day: Trek to High North Camp (4,720m /15,482 feet) via Tilman pass (5,320m /17,450 feet), 8 hrs
15 Day: High North Camp (4,720m) trek to Kyanjin Gomba (3,870m /12,655 feet), 7 hours
16 Day: Day excursion at Kyanjin Gompa Village , 4 hours
17 Day: Lama Hotel trekking, 7 hours
18 Day: Thulo Syabru village trekking, 5, hours
19 Day: Drive out to Kathmandu.
20 Day: Final departure.
The adventure Tent camping Tilman Pass trek detail itinerary
Panch Pokhari tented style trek is less touristic area trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Panch Pokhari sacred lakes. Panch Pokhari trek particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to walk nearby Kathmandu within a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you brief information about Tilman’s pass trek programs.
Day 02: World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing, 6 hours.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1,450m/4,742 feet), 6 hours Bus
After breakfast, we meet the crew and drive together to Chautara. Chautara is the headquarter of Sindupalchok district where we fix our camp tonight. From our campsite, 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 walking to Gidane village where we supported many projects after the earthquake disaster.
Day 04: Trek to Sano Okhareni (1,965m/6,426 feet), 5 hours
Our journey goes gradual uphill walking to reach Sano Okhareni. Our path passes through small villages where we can see how the diverse ethnic groups live side by side. We camp at Sano Okhareni near a pine forest and with great views to the mountains.
Day 05: Trek to Kami Kharka (2,810m/9,189 feet), 5 hours
We walk gradual uphill walking to Thulo Okhareni. From here we get into the steeper climb with some hours walking through stunning, dense Rhododendron and pine forest. If we are lucky and observant, we might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and Nepali birds danfe (Impheant pheasant). Tonight we camp on a summer pasture ground for nomadic cattle herders (kharka).
Day 06: Trek to Pauwa Bas (3,000m /9,810 feet), 6 hours
Today’s walk is nice and gentle, being fairly level and we can enjoy our forest trails and wildlife spotting. We walk through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper and we can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way. In Pauwa Bas there is a shelter for pilgrims to Panch Pokhari.
Day 07: Trek to Hille Bhanjyang (3400m/11,118 feet), 6 hours
This morning we have a steep uphill to get top. Now, we get our breath back on the steep downhill though as we descend for 90 minutes through the forest. We have some great mountain views on our way down into our camp at Hille Bhanjyang.
Day 08: Trek to Narsim Pati (3700m/12,099 feet), 4 hours
We take it easy on the steep uphill section to start the day, taking about an hour. Then we enjoy the gradual descent of about 3 hours through rocky hills and rhododendron forest into camp at Narsim Pati. There is a small rest house for pilgrims on their way to the holy site of Panch Pokhari and we have great mountain views from our campsite.
Day 09: Trek to Panch Pokhari (4100m/13,407 feet), 7 hours
Today we walk some hours of gradual ascent through rocky hills to reach our destination of Panch Pokhari. This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janaipurnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year and we can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day 10: Hiking around Panch Pokhari hilltop !
This morning we have an early start to catch a stunning sunrise over the mountains! We have about 1 ½ hour uphill to see the beautiful sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas and our panoramic view includes Mt.Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling Range, and Langtang Range. After this incredible start to the morning, we head back down to Panch Pokhari to rest to reserve energy for next day trek.
Day 11: Panch Pokhari (4,074m) trek to Intermediary Camp (4,273m/ 14,015 feet), 4 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Tin Pokhari (4,255m/13,957 feet), 4 hrs
Day 13: Trek to High South Camp (4,867m /15,964 feet), 5 hrs
Day 14: Trek to High North Camp (4,720m /15,482 feet) via Tilman pass (5,320m /17,450 ft), 8 hrs
Day 15: High North Camp (4,720m) trek to Kyanjin Gomba (3,870m /12,655 feet), 7 hrs
Day 16 : Day excursion at Kyanjin Gompa Village , 4 hours
After breakfast this morning we’ll leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around three to four hours to visit Kyanjing Gompa. From here we’ll also have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. We’ll visit the surrounding area like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses as we relax for the evening at Guest House.
Day 17 : Trek to Lama Hotel village (2,470m/8,077 feet), 8 hours
Today, we walk all the way to Lama hotel. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we’ll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village.
Day 18 : Trek to Thulo Syabru village (2,250m /7,358 feet), 6 hours
Today our trail leads again through bamboo and rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. During the route we’ll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it’s beside us. Firstly easy down hill follows the river bank but last part steeply uphill for a couple of hours to get to the village.
Day 19 : Trek to Dhunche village (1,764m /5,768 feet), 6 hours
This morning after breakfast we’ll be ready for trek onward to Dhunche. This is quite a pleasant walk through the forested path and some old Tamang village’s takes to get 4-5 hrs. After arrival in Dhunche, the rest of the time explores the town which is the headquarters of Rasuwa district. This will be your last night with your trekking crew except for the trekking Guide. Trekking crew will organize a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try the local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong.
Day 20 : Drive back to Kathmandu (BB), roughly 8 hours
Today we’ll have an early morning drive to Kathmandu. It will take roughly eight hours. We’ll reach Kathmandu late afternoon then enjoy our night at Thamel. Upon arrival, any hired gears will be collected and your international flight tickets will be distributed.
Day 21 : Final departure
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends.
How much does Tilman Pass trek cost?
Tilman pass tented style trekking cost will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Hiking Tilman Pass Cost Includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day serve with hot drinks during the trek
- Tented camping accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Langtang National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu – Chautara and from Syabrubensi Bazzar to Kathmandu transfer by bus.
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
- Professional and experienced cook and other kitchen helper according to the group size.
- Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
- Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
- A First Aid medical kit bag.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls …etc.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Tilman Pass trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Do I need the experience to do Tilman pass trek?.
Answer: Absolutely not. But if you can walk about 3 hours each day with a lightweight daypack would be easier.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Tilman pass trek?.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and you will have Tented camping accommodation along the routes. You need to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?.
Answer: This is a fully tented based accommodation camping trekking, so our professional cook cooks a various range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same place where you are staying overnight and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you go.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Tilman pass trek?.
Answer: As you are doing camping trekking, we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Tilman pass trek?.
Answer: During Tilman pass trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: During the tent trekking there will be very fewer chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Tilman pass tent trekking?.
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?.
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Tilman pass trek?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry the maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. However, Ganja la pass trek is a challenging trek so each of our porters can carry a maximum of 22 kg of your belongings. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls?.
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Tilman Pass trek note:
The itinerary described above is about Tilman Pass are subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Tilman Pass trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.