TILMAN PASS 5,320m TREK OVERVIEW
Tilman Pass Trek is one of the highly acclaimed, remote, and wilderness trekking in Nepal. But it is one of the best trekking routes for having a thrilling experience. Located far in the Upper Langtang region, it is one of high altitude trek in Nepal straddling its border to Tibetan Plateau.
The less-crowded route of Langtang Tilman Pass trekking is suitable for those who have a keen desire to experience the beaten-off trail and enjoy the untamed nature in the remote area. The region is famous for an impressive view of Himalayan vistas including Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Rolwaling Himalayan ranges. Trek in Langtang Tilman Pass connects you with two different Himalayan region – Langtang and Panch Pokhari (five holy lakes). Langtang Lirung, Langtang Himal, Naya Kanga, Yala Peak, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa, Gaurishanker, and Dorjelakpa are common Himalayan peaks seen during the trek.
- Impressive, challenging trekking
- Less tourist, not so crowded
- Langtang Tilman Pass
- Organic Yak Cheese The factory at kaynjing gompa
- Sub Tropical forest
- Various types of Rhododendron flowers (Nepal National flower)
- Adventurous Tilman Pass highest point is 5,350 meters
- Mixed culture Bramin, Chhetri, Tibetan Sherpa Culture, mostly Tamang
- Himalayan views of Langtang and Lirung, Langtang Himal, Naya Khanga, Yala peak, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa, Gaurishanker, Dorjelakpa etc
Exploration time this valley
1949: Tilman leads a four-month exploratory and scientific expedition to the Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal Himal in Nepal, in the early stages of that country's re-opening to outsiders. He climbs Paldor in the Ganesh Himal. Major Harold William "Bill" Tilman (14 February 1898 – 1977) was an English mountaineer and explorer, renowned for his Himalayan climbs and sailing voyages.
Langtang region was designated a conservation area in 1971 and it is the first Himalayan National Park in Nepal. The area is majorly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa community whose religious and cultural values are much more similar to Tibetan. Spring and autumn are considered as the best season for Langtang Nepal trek.
MEANING OF LANTANG
"Centuries ago in Tibet, there was an ox that learned that both it and a nak (female yak) were going to be killed for the feast in a marriage ceremony. They ran away to the Langtang area, where the nak disappeared. To bring them back, Guru Rinpoche followed them and found the ox resting in the spot where Langtang village lies today. The name “Langtang” derives from “lang” meaning “ox” and “dhong” meaning “satiated,” and it is said that Guru Rinpoche built a chorten here. Unfortunately, on the way back to Tibet, the ox died at Langshisha Ri.”, Recounts Thiley Lama in the book “The book of rituals of Dhomares”
REAL YAK CHEESE AT KYANJIN GOMPA
The Yak-cheese-factory, which is located in Kyanjin Gompa opened in 1955 with Swiss support.
The cheese dairy operates only in summer and produces annually around 7,000 Kg of cheese that is dragged by porters to a dairy in Kathmandu. Sometimes you have the opportunity to buy cheese, butter, and curd.
ABOUT PANCH POKHARI
Panch Pokhari is named as Panch Pokhari because there are a total of five divine Hindu holy lakes there in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal. It is the 9th highest altitude wetland in the world. It is situated around an elevation of 4100m above the sea level. These lakes are an especially popular destination during Janai Purnima in the month of August among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is believed that if you make a wish with a pure intention then your wish will be fulfilled. This place has both religious and cultural importance.
This place has both religious and cultural importance. Panch Pokhari provides an enormous chance to grasp the Ariel Himalayan landscape, flora, and fauna like trees of juniper, pine, rhododendron, and animals of Blue Sheep, wild boar, Mon jack. There is also found Yarsagumba “CORDYCEPS”, it is half plant and insect which is rare species in the world. These are the major objects of the Panch Pokhari.
Know more about Trip
- Shyaphrubesi to Kyanjin gompa you will find lodges for overnight
- After Kyanjing Gompa there are not any lodges and human settlements minimum 6 days of camping is necessary,
- The trial from Langshisa Kharka to Moraine camp needs to be fixed and checked before trekking (the trial goes through glacier which changes yearly). This trial needs 3.5 hours climbing up and climbing down for 1.5 hours then after crossing glacier trek for 1.5 hours to reach Moraine camp.
- From Moraine camp to Tilman pass it needs experts with you to find a safe way. The trail is rocky and very dangerous. The solo trek is highly not recommended. The trial needs at least 3.5 hours to Tilman pass.
- There are some places where expert needs to fix rope if necessary (only sometimes rope needs to be fixed, depending on the situation).
- Better to start the trek early in the morning from Moraine camp. start at 3 pm from Moraine camp. Wind can cause problems on trial if you start late till Phedi.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Drive: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi. Overnight at lodge
Trek: Sybrubensi – Lama Hotel (2500m). Overnight at lodge.
Trek: Lama Hotel – Langtang (3430m). Overnight at lodge
Trek: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa (3767m). Overnight at lodge
Kyanjin Gompa: Acclimatization
Trek: Kyanjin Gompa – Langshisa Kharka (4080m). Camping overnight
Trek: Langsisa Kharka ---Moraine Camp (4,580 m). Camping overnight
Acclimatization day/ our guides will fix rope line some part in the pass
Trek: Moraine Camp – Tilman Pass (5320m) – Tilman base camp (4,646 m). Camping overnight at campsite.
Trek Tilman base camp to Tinpokhari (Three lake) (3735m) – approx 5 hours trek, Camping overnight at campsite.
Trek Tin Pokhari to Panch Pokhari (five lake) (4123m) – approx 6 hours trek, Camping overnight at campsite.
Trek Panch Pokhari / Nasem Pati (3745m) – approx 4 hrs walk, Camping overnight at campsite.
Trek: Panch pokhari ---Bhotang (1,500 m). Overnight at tea - house or home-stay
Depature on your destination
Bhotang -Kathmandu by Bus 9 hours. Overnight at hotel
Leisure day in around kathmandu
Transfer to airport, Departure onward destination
Date and Cost
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What To Take
Basic climbing gear requirement for Tilman pass
1- Alpine boot must be used for multi-work alpine climbing and trekking, lightweight
2- Harness better to bring skiing tour harness lightweight if you have or normal climbing harness
3- Carabineers lock carabiner- 3 pieces and Unlock carabiners- 2 pieces
4- Ice screw only 1 piece
Trek Equipment list for TILMAN PASS TREK VIA LANGTANG VALLEY
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), enough batteries for headlamp, Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?
Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.
Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?
We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
What is the best time and season?
March-Mid June, and September – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months and it’s usually much cold in higher areas.
The trek is doable throughout the year.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at the TILMAN PASS CAMPING TREK?
At City: Kathmandu
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent) above base camp
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- sleeping camping mattress for each member
Do I need to be physically fit?
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 5000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
Can we do this trip with kids?
We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best sleeping tent
Food: - full board meal during the trek
Transport: - Tourist bus or private vehicle Pokhara and Bensishar, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking
Communication: - weather report, Sat phone for an emergency rescue propose
Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, Cook, Cook helper, and porter, insurance allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team
Camping equipment:- Sleeping tent, dining tent, Toilet tent, shower tent, Kitchen tent. dining tables and chairs, camping lights, and kitchen equipment.
Safety equipment: - Oxygen and mask regulator only for medical propose or PAC bag (altitude chamber) First aid kit, Oxy meter, rope, ice-axe, and common Trekking equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- International flight
- PERSONAL equipment for trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking , extra hot drink.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this trip, you must be covered up to 5500m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE
PASSPORT AND VISA
Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.
Need to Get Nepal Visa
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".
Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration