Among the hardest treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however good physical fitness and endurance are required. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 8 / 9 hours in a day. They may also explore very remote regions where camping over multiple nights is required.
Venture on the difficult trek following the footstep of explorer Bill Tilman; first European to traverse the pass in 1949 AD located on the elevation of 5308 meters and named after him. Tilman pass trek is challenging trek on the remote area of Langtang Himal and paves the road towards the upper Langtang valley which demands stamina and determination to complete the trek. During the trek, many times you would question your decision making mentality for choosing this path for the trek because of the difficulties faced during the time of crossing the moraines along the glaciers and ridges but you feel confident of your decision power where you would be amazed by the stunning beauty of the Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Gurkarpori Himal and Dorje Lakpa peaks that are glowing with snow with golden sunrays as well as the shimmering beauty of glaciated Panchpokhari lake.
Tilman pass trek is a camping trek which has retained the wilderness and could be done following the moraines that has been less trodden but awaiting for the trekkers and adventurer to stun with its mesmerizing natural wonders on pristine form giving the sensation of navigating the new world eperiencing the mountainous culture.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
After breakfast, drive to Chaukdary from Kathmandu along the windy, bumpy roads of remote hilly region of Nepal enjoying the mountainous scenery peeped through the window of private vehicle. And after reaching at Choukdary we have overnight stay here.
Today is the first day of our trekking journey from where we start out trek walking along the gradually uphill trail to reach Okhreni at the elevation of 2010 meters, for overnight stay.
After breakfast, we continue trekking on the slippery trail that runs along the rugged mountain to reach Choyochoyi Kharka for overnight stay. During the trek you can have chance to witness many bird species along with the magical glimpse of rolling hills, verdant land and many more.
After breakfast, trek to Hille Bhanjyang from Choyochoyi Kharka following the uphill path through rocky hills and rhododendron forests for overnight stay.
After breakfast, we leave Hille Bhanjyang for our today’s trekking junction Nasim pati where we have overnight stay. It takes almost 5 hours to reach Nasimpati from Hille Bhanjyang and during the trekking if the weather is clear then we have chance to enjoy the breathtaking vision of Gauri Shankar and Jugal Himal.
After breakfast, we walk for 5 hours to reach Panchpokhari; beautiful lake with religious significance, crossing the Lauri binayak la. And during the trek you would be amazed with the beauty of alpine vegetation along with rocky mountain.
After breakfast, we trek uphill to reach Intermediary camp for overnight stay at the elevation of 4273 meters from sea level. It takes about 4 hours to reach Intermediary camp from Panchpokhari.
After breakfast, we trek for about 4 hours to reach our next destination which is Tin Pokhari where we have our overnight stay.
After breakfast, we continue our journey navigating the uphill trails along the Rocky Mountains to reach the next destination High Camp at the altitude of 4666 meters from the sea level. Though today’s trekking is little bit difficult as it is more like climbing that takes about 5 hours to reach High Camp.
After breakfast, we venture on our special journey where we cross the highest point of our trek Tilman pass located at the height of 5308 meters from sea level then descend to Moraine camp for our overnight stay. It takes about 7 hours to arrive at Moraine Camp after crossing Tilman pass.
After breakfast, we trek from Moraine Camp to reach at Langshisa Kharka where on the course of trek we have chance to perceive the seducing glimpse of high alpine vegetation. It takes about 5 hours to reach Langshisa Kharka from Moraine Camp.
After having breakfast early morning, we start our today’s trek very early as this is very difficult trek as rock fall occurs throughout the day. If we pass this route early the terrain would be frozen and the there would be less probability of rock falling. And the terrain is icy, rocky with loose soil so today we have to pave the path along the frozen snow and old glacial moraines. It takes about 6 hours to reach Kyanjing and during the trek we would be mesmerized by the eye-catching vision of Langshisa Ri and Dorje Lakpa snowy peaks.
After breakfast, we leave Kyanjing Gompa to reach our next destination of our trek VTO Camp which is located just below Yala Peak. It takes about 5 hours to arrive at VTO Camp for overnight stay, from Kyanjing.
After breakfast, ascend Yala Peak and take experience of expedition along with trekking today then trek downhill to arrive at Langtang Khola for overnight stay.
After breakfast, we continue our return journey from Langtang Khola to reach Kyanjing Gompa passing the Langtang Glacier where we would be amazed by the alluring glimpses of glacier, gushing river, lush vegetation on the way to Kyanjing Gompa. It takes about 4 hours to arrive at Kyanjing Gompa for overnight stay.
Today requires another long walk as we head all the way back to Rimche in just one day – but be assured it is all downhill so you will be fine. You may find yourself getting faster as you go due to the extra oxygen in each lower-altitude breath.
Today you retrace the path along the high valley wall trail to Khangjim and then rapidly down to Shabrubeshi. Time to kick the trekking boots off and relax after a good shower.
Return drive to Kathmandu by bus.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us such as a Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trekking trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), door lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare batteries, charger, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, chargers and personal medical kit.