Tilman Pass Trek - 23 Days

Tilman Pass Nepal

Tilman Pass Trek was first trekked by Major Harold William “Bill” Tilman; a European explorer and climber when he first explored in 1949. Later the this route thinking between Langtang Valley and Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes) are given name as Tilman Pass which goes through 5320 meter high altitude mountain pass in Nepal. Tilman Pass Trekking lies in the Langtang region of Nepal, which is closer from the Kathmandu valley. It is one of the adventurous trekking in this region that goes through the ethnic Tamang valleys and ultimately through the adventurous trail over the Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gompa. These areas are famous for the red panda and snow leopard along with the Himalayan attractions of Langtang Himal, Naya Khanga, Yala peak, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa-Ri, Gaurishanker, Dorjelakpa etc.

Tilman Pass Trek starts from Syabrubesi, which is main gateway of all the Langtang region treks. Heading through the rhododendron forests in the Langtang National Park, you get the fascination of rare flora and fauna. First the trek covers the outstanding Langtang valley, where you can experience the ethnic culture and traditions of the Tamang people. In a way, they are close to the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Crossing the Langtang region, it connects to the Panch Pokhari trekking trail. The holy five lakes become the prime attraction thereafter. Again the trek goes through the pine and rhododendron woods. Then you can walk up to Chautara, the district centre of Sindhupalchok. Then you drive back to Kathmandu and end the whole trip. For the professional assist, contact the Wilderness Excursion Pvt. Ltd. we are always committed to offer the best services for our clients with authentic information.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Join Kathmandu, meet and greets at the airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get trekking permits and trip preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1470m) approx. 7 hours drive
Day 04: Trek to Lama hotel (2324 m); 5-6 hours of walk.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): about 3-4 hour leisurely walk.
Day 07: Excursion to Tsergo Ri (5033m/16,508 ft) and back to Kyanjin: 7-8 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Langshisa Kharka (4100m), 4 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Moraine Camp (4650m)
Day 10: Trek to Tilman pass base camp via Tilaman pass (5320m), 7-8 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Tinpokhari (Three lake) (3735m), 6-7 hours walk.
Day 12: Tinpokhari to Panch pokhari (five lake) (4123m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 13: Rest and excursion day at Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes)
Day 14: Trek to Nasimpati (3745m), 5-7 hours walk.
Day 15: Nasimpati to Bhangyang (3414m), 5-6 hours walk.
Day 16: Bhangyang to Pauwabas (3024m), Z
Day 17: Pauwabas to Kharka (2855m)
Day 18: Kharka to Okhreni (2043m)
Day 19: Okhreni to Chautara (1235m)
Day 20: Chutara drive bus to Kathmandu (1350m) over night at hotel
Day 21: Sightseeing or rest day in Kathmandu
Day 22: Visit Bhakatapur and shopping for dear ones back home
Day 23: Transfer to airport to fly back to home.

Trip Note: Tilman Pass Trek can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame and places of interests to include in the itinerary. The trip price we have offered here is on minimum group size of two travelers basis. Single supplement cost is USD 550.00. Please kindly send us your details for tailor made program. International Tour leaders are highly encouraged to get the special discount and complimentary. 


Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car or van depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights sharing twin bed room in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking local guide.
  • 1 Assistant Sherpa guide to support group and help the potters as per group size.
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking.
  • Tented accommodation and porters to carry your luggage.
  • Equipment, meals and accommodation of your guide and porters.
  • Salary and insurances of all your trekking crew.
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubesi by 4WD local jeep.
  • Group medical kit, water purifier and other necessities.
  • Langtang National Park Entrance tickets.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information System).
  • All local government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepali restaurant with Live culture show.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (we can arrange on your request)
  • Meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast and farewell dinner.
  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Personal insurance, toiletries, internet, phone calls.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide, porters and driver.

Packing List and Equipment for Tilman Pass Trek in Langtang


  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal, crocs or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.


  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply).
  • Underwear 4-5. Comfortable underwear is essential. Pack both cotton and polyester in case of problems (Friction).


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles, genuine UV protection sunglasses preferable
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for this Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries.
  • Sun/cold creams,
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries, rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
  • Tablets or smart phones, there are mobile networks in most trekking areas of Nepal.
  • Pocket trekking map,
  • Small light note books, pen/pencil for journal writing.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

Again, this is not an exhaustive list but we hope it provides a loose guideline for your preparations. Do as much background research as possible – it never hurts to come over-prepared. And, of course, we are always happy to help so just give us a shout if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Happy preparations!


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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude: 5320m
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Difficulty: Adventurous
  • Best Time to Trek: Sept, October, April & May
  • Mode of trek: Fully camping

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