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Tilman Pass Trek

Abhishek Subedi June 20, 2020

Tilman Pass Trek is just majestic, the home of the rare red panda, varieties of wildlife and diverse vegetation and inhabitant of Tamang ethnic group.  It is covered with varieties of alpine wildflowers and the forests are multi- colored with colourful rhododendrons, orchids, magnolia and many other floral species. Throughout the journey, you will have the best view of Mt. Ganesh Himal Family, Mt. Langtang lirung, Langtang- Ri, Langsisa peak, Langtang Himal and Ganjala Peak. Tilman Pass Trek was named after a pioneer British mountaineer H. W Tilman who explored the Himalaya in the mid 20th century.  You will go through the Langtang National Park which is the home to several wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers.

Tilman Pass Trek

Tilman Pass Trek is recognized as an off the beaten trek located in Langtang Himalayan range of Nepal . It offers the views of the amazing Langsisha glacier, tranquil sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari and the extremely remote Jugal Himal, which links the Himalaya from Kanchenjunga in the East to Dhaulagiri in the West. This trek is very famous for exploring Red Panda, an endangered animal of Nepal located north from Kathmandu.  The best time to trek the Langtang Tilman pass trekking are pre and post monsoon that March to April and September to November.  If you want to catch the glimpse of rhododendron in full bloom, book your trek in mid April to Mid May. 

Day 1 Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

The start of the trek begins with the 8 hours drive from Kathmandu valley to Syabrubesi. The Syabrubesi is the starting point of the trek. On the way, the trekkers can get the lovely views of the Trishuli rivers and its surrounding landscapes as well as local villages and hills. After reaching here trekkers can stay overnight and explore the Syabrubesi village. It lies on the altitude of about 1460 metres from sea level.

Day 2 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

The trekking from this point starts with an uphill hike through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest.  There is about an hour climb through the steep hill to reach an interesting and amazing place called Bamboo.  It is the place where trekkers take rest and have lunch to regenerate their body energy. The trail continues upwards through the bamboo forest to reach the final destination for today’s Lama Hotel which is the quiet famous area of this place. 

Day 3 Langtang Valley Trek

Today you will have a pleasant walk and you will be following the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where you will stop for lunch. This surrounding area consists of dense wild habitat and many small babblers with a lot of herbal plants. Furthermore, a scenic trail takes you to Langtang Village where you will relax for the evening. Langtang Valley was destroyed by a massive Earthquake disaster in the earthquake of the year 2015.

Tilman Pass Trek

Day 4 Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

The trek to the Kyanjin Gompa is relatively shorter than other trekking days. The trail passes through the watermills, chorten (Buddhist Shrines) and prayer wheels on the way to Kyanjin Gompa. The Kyanjin Gompa lies at the altitude of 3870 metres from the sea level. This route also acts as an acclimatization day before climbing Tserko Ri in the morning. The trekkers can explore the gompa and surrounding area and take in the mountain views in the afternoon. 

Day 5 Hike to Kyanjin Ri to climb Tsherko Ri

The trekking approximately takes about 5- 6 hours to reach the summit of Tserko Ri. From here you can see the majestic and amazing views of Yala Peak 5520m, Langtang Ri 7205m, Langtang Lirung 7227m and Naya Khang 5844m. Here you can enjoy your packed lunch while enjoying the majestic views of the mountains and landscapes. After this, trekkers descend back to the Kyanjin Gompa where they will again spend the night. 

Day 6 Langshisa Kharka Hiking

It will be an exciting day as you will be walking on yak pastures and lonely routes. The trail is totally off the beaten area and non tourist area.

Day 7 Langshisa Kharka to Moraine Camp 

The trek is on high alpine vegetation and is pure of nature. You will walk through Moraine Camp which is situated on the highest points of your trekking. The whole trek may take about 6 to 7 hours depending upon the speed you make.

Tilman Pass Trek

Day 8 Tilman Pass Trek to Tilman Pass High Camp

This trek will be quite tough and strenuous but exciting one. The trail leads you to Tilman Base Camp via Tilman Pass which is situated at an altitude of 5320 meters. Mostly the trek goes steeply through the rocky moraine and you will have to descend to another side for overnight stay at the tent.

Day 9 Trek to Tin Pokhari

After a warm and hearty breakfast you will begin your journey for today’s destination Tin Pokhari which is one of the major attractions of this route.

Day 10 Trek to Panch Pokhari

You will start your today trip to tranquil lake Panch Pokhari which is situated at 4132 meter elevation. The scenery of the pristine landscapes and Himalayan views are just awesome.

Day 11 Panch Pokhari Excursion Day

It is the day for you to explore the Panch Pokhari. This eye-catching setting site is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this lake each year and you can see two pilgrim houses and the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Tilman Pass Trek

 Day 12 Panch Pokhari to Nasimpati 

The trail leads you to gradually descend through rocky Himalayan hills to reach your destination of Nasimpati for tented camp overnight. Rest of the day you can enjoy mountain views and be surrounded by nature beauties.

Day 13 Nasimpati to Bhanjyang

At the beginning of the trip, you will enjoy the gradual ascent through rocky hills and rhododendron forest. Then you will take it easy on the steep downhill section on the final day. From here you can enjoy the stunning mountain views. If you like to explore, you can gain some insight into the culture and daily life of the village.

Day 14 Bhanjyang to Pauwabas

You will descend downhill .The travellers will have some great mountain views. Then you will ascend through the forest.  Before reaching Pauwabas the trail led steeply down. In Pauwabas there is a shelter for pilgrims to reach Panch Pokhari.

Day 15 Pauwabas to Kharka

Today’s walk is nice and gentle and you can enjoy the walk through forest trails and wildlife spotting. Journey the Journey, you can walk through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper and you can see some nomad’s houses for cattle on the way.

Day 16 Kharka to Okhreni

The trail from here descends through stunning dense rhododendron and pine forest. And then gently walk downhill to the Okhreni. If you are lucky and observant, you might spot some wild animals such as mountain deer or langur monkeys and danfe.

Day 17 Okhreni to Chautara

It is the last day of trekking in beautiful land with different vegetation and people’s livelihood.  About 5 to 6 hours of gradual downhill walking you will get in Chautara. The trail goes through small villages where you can witness the diverse ethnic groups living side by side.

Day 18 Drive from Chautara to Kathmandu Valley

This is the last day of the trek in Langtang Valley. The trekkers will bid farewell to the Langtang mountains and drive back to Kathmandu bringing wonderful memories and photographs with them. 


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