GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass

An exciting Trekking experience

W.H. Tilman was the first European to explore this region in 1949, and very few have ever retraced his footsteps. Challenging Langtang Tilman Pass Trekking leads to Langshisa and the upper Langtang Valley, which offers photogenic sunsets in this wonderful National Park.

The Lantang Tilman Pass Trekking can be travelled through Kyanjin Gompa, Tin Pokhari, Syabrubesi and 6 other destinations in Nepal going through ripe, golden-yellow, paddy fields and lush sub-tropical vegetation. The Jugal Panch Pokhari trekking meaning five small lakes- the Langtang Tilman Pass Trekking presents you the moments of camping near Bishnu Temple, where hindu devotees from Helambu region come to worship. Tilman pass trekking trail is famous trekking trail for the Superb Himalayan scenery including the Langtang, Gaurishanker, and Rolwaling Himalaya range.

The GHL Langtang via Tilman Pass connects the Langtang and Panch Pokhari (Five holy lakes) where you will enjoy and see panoramic Himalayan views of Langtang and Lirung, Langtang Himal, Naya Khanga, Yala peak, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa, Gaurishanker, Dorjelakpa and also green forest with Rhododendron flowers, pine tree plus wild animals /birds such as Mountain Thars,Bears, Leopard, Jackal, Monkeys, wild peaks, pheasant, peacock. Langtang Tilman Pass Trekking gives you the immense opportunities to enjoy greenary and wildlife of the countryside.

Langtang Tillman Pass Trekking is packed with close view of the living style of rural people and their culture. It offers you mixed culture; Bramin, Chhetri, Tamang Tibetan Sherpa. Amazing place where production of cheese and relaxation of cultural mix surrounds. The GHL Langtang via Tilman Pass Trekking difficulty is Moderate to Strenuous. Highest access of the trek is Lantang Tilman Pass (5350 meters). Possible Himalayan sights in Langtang Tilman Man Pass walk are Langtang Himal, Gaurishanker, and Dorje Lakpa to name few.

During this trek there will be sections where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Space in some camp sites will also be very limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather, snow or trail conditions, river water levels, or group movement. Your trip leader will advise any changes should this occur.

Group Size
18 days
5308 m

Trek along the Great Himalayan Trail over three himals on this fantastic trek. Starting in Soti Khola, this trek first traverses the Ganesh Himal. This rarely visited area delivers big views and two pass crossings along with a remote feel and opportunities to observe traditional ways of life. Following this, the trek leaves Syabru Besi via Sherpagoan for a more airy entrance to the Langtang Himal. After two days, we join the traditional Langtang route to Khangin Gompa. Entering the high country, we take a break to climb Khangin Ri for acclimitization. You can request an optional climb of Yala Peak if you would like to enjoy a 360 degree mountain view of the surrounding Himalayas-a truly magnificent sight.

Following this, we head for Langshisa Kharka, which is a traditional place to pasture yaks. Here you are immersed in wild nature at the junction of three glaciers. A layover here affords the chance to explore up one of these valleys. After reaching your fill of high beauty, we make a quick return down the Langtang Valley, this time trekking along the Langtang Khola.

After this descent, we turn our eyes to the high country and climb first to Thulo Syabru and then onto Cholangpati, where if the morning weather is clear, you can enjoy awe-inspiring views of all of the mountains you have just trekked through. We leave Cholangpati and head towards Laurebina and the Gosainkunda lakes. These lakes, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, are both beautiful and fascinating to visit. Here you may witness pilgrims ringing the temple bell or taking a cleansing bath in the cold lake.

We next climb high above the lakes to Laurebina Pass, where hopefully the weather is clear, for another stunning view of the Ganesh and Langtang Himals. On a very clear day, we may even see Annapurna or Manaslu. After the pass, we head down to the delightful forests of Phedi and Gopte. We will continue to traverse airy trails as we make our ways towards the Helumbu region. We climb to Thadepati Pass to enjoy another set of views and continue onto Kutumsang. As we trek back towards Kathmandu, we once again pass through villages where you will see many terraced fields of potatoes, corn, and wheat. Finally, when we reach Chisapani, we can celebrate our remote trek through three different himals of Nepal and look forward to returning to Kathmandu.

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The Journey Begins Here

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
    We will meet you at the airport and transferred you to the hotel.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
    Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites.
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1450m),3 hrs
    After breakfast transfer by road to the trailhead at Chautara.
  • Day 4-5: Trek to Kami Kharka (2810m)
    We start our trek with a long ridge climb, during these early days of the trek we pass through Hindu, Tamang and Sherpa villages. This region has extensive rhododendron, pine and fir forests.
  • Day 6-7: Trek to Pauwa Pass (3000m/6hrs) & Hile Bhanjyang (3400m/4.5hrs)
    We continue along the ridge climb with fabulous views east and west of a chain of mountains that form a natural border with Tibet.
  • Day 8-9: Trek to Nasim Pati (3700m/4hrs) & Panch Pokhari (4074m/3hrs)
    Panch Pokhari is named after 5 holy ponds and thousands of pilgrims climb to the sacred Panch Pokhari Lakes during the monsoon. There is a Mahadev Temple located here and from the top of Panch Pokhari we gain views of the Jugal Himal and Rolwaling.
  • Day 10-11: Trek to Tin Pokhari (4255m)
    We are now well above the treeline as we make a short climb from Panch Pokhari to the ridgeline and continue north crossing spurs and basins until we descend into a valley and a final climb to Tin Pokhari.
  • Day 12-13: Cross Tilman Pass (5308m) to north high camp (4720m)
    There are two routes through the lower rocky section of the pass and it will depend on conditions as to which one we choose to ascend. This is quite a challenging pass and there will be loose rock and scree to negotiate. Once we reach a steep rock face after the initial climb we traverse to the left and climb directly onto the snowfield of the pass.
  • Day 14: To Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m), approx. 7hrs
    We are now approaching the main Langtang Trail to Kyangjin Gompa. There is a viewpoint on a hill to the north of Kyangjin Gompa with prayer flags adorning the summit, and time permitting this is a great vantage point also worth the effort.
  • Day 15-16: Trek to Ghoratabela (3030m) & Syabru Besi (1503m)
    We are now travelling along the clearly marked main trail of the Langtang trek. Following the river we wind through many teahouses and small villages to the end of the trail at Syabru Besi.
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
    We drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast enjoying the natural sceneries.
  • Day 18: Departure
    We will drop you to the airport and wave you goodbye.

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What's Included

  • Airport pickup and Departure
  • Trekking Permit and National Park fees
  • Teahouse accommodation and camping during the trek
  • All meals while staying at camp
  • All ground transportation by bus and jeep
  • English speaking guide and necessary 
  • Porters
  • Insurance and  equipment for guide and porters

What's Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu (if you like to book hotel by us, we use Nirvana Garden Hotel)
  • Emergency rescue evacuation 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Equipment List

  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat 
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag.
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. 
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. 
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. 
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. 
  • Toilet paper.

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Personal Hygiene

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn toothpaste/brush set
  • Hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel
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Frequently Asked Questions

What preparations should I make before trekking?

It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

Is drinking water easily available?

Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

What kind of food is available during trekking?

Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.

Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry.

What are the risks associated with trekking?

Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

Do I need a guide/porter to trek?

There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

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