Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.Mode of Travel : Land
The Tilman Pass trek is a challenging and remote adventure in the Langtang region of Nepal. It is named after Bill Tilman, a renowned British mountaineer who was the first person to cross the pass in 1950. This trek usually takes around 20-22 days to complete and entails crossing high-altitude passes, glaciers, and alpine terrains.
The Tilman Pass trekking area is situated in a pristine wilderness, offering a rugged and untamed experience in the Himalayas. Highlights of this region include the Langshisha glacier, the five sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari, and the Jugal Himal valley. It is also home to unique wildlife such as the blue sheep and the red panda.
During the trek, you will encounter majestic rocky peaks like Kanshurum, Urkinmang, and Ganchenpo. Legends tell the story of an old Lama named Dorjee and his wife Lakpa, who crossed this pass with their oxen from Tibet. The trail takes you through the picturesque Langtang region, passing through the Trisuli valleys and the gorges of the Trisuli rivers that flow from the Langtang valley. You can also explore the Tamang heritage, Ganjala Pass, and Panch Pokhari during the trek.
Undertaking the Tilman Pass trek requires the support of Nepalese porters, cooks, and guides. Professional local guides will accompany you, providing well-equipped tents, high-mountain insurance coverage, and emergency evacuation services. Essential equipment for the trek includes ropes, snow bars, an ice hammer, and a climbing guide due to the glacier and rocky sections of the trail.
Nepal Wilderness Treks offers Tilman Pass treks with experienced local guides and porters who possess extensive knowledge of the region’s nature, trails, mountains, culture, flora, and fauna. Our package costs are competitive and transparent, with no hidden fees except for those mentioned in the itinerary overview.
When it comes to equipment, it is crucial to ensure you have the necessary gear to stay warm and comfortable without overpacking. As the weather can vary depending on the altitude and time of year, suitable footwear includes waterproof walking boots that have been worn before the trek, along with warm socks and gaiters for winter conditions. It is advisable to have loose, casual trousers, thermal leggings, and a long skirt for women, as well as waterproof pants.
For upper-body clothing, choose T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts (preferably not made of cotton), thermal shirts, warm shirts, fleece jackets, or thick wool sweaters. As you ascend to higher altitudes, a windproof and waterproof outer layer becomes essential. Additionally, a Down jacket and a Down sleeping bag (which can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at a reasonable price) are recommended. Don’t forget to pack a wool or fleece hat, balaclava, sunglasses or goggles, warm gloves, and sunscreen for head and hand protection. Wearing a hat or cap for sun protection during the trek is also advisable.
With Nepal Wilderness Treks, you can expect a pleasant and hassle-free trekking experience. We have been in the travel industry for over 20 years, building a reputation for providing quality service to explorers from around the world. Our English-speaking guides will ensure you can connect with the locals and make the most of your trip. When you choose to travel with us, you can trust that your travel needs will be met.
The Tilman Pass trek commences from Syabrubesi and takes you through traditional Tamang villages, rhododendron and bamboo forests, and high-altitude landscapes before reaching Tilman Pass at an altitude of 5,200 meters. From the pass, you can behold breathtaking views of nearby peaks such as Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.