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GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass

Trip Overview

W.H. Tilman was the first European to explore this region in 1949, and very few have ever retraced his footsteps. The challenging Tilman Pass leads to Langshisa and the upper Langtang Valley, which offers photogenic sunsets in this wonderful National Park that is beginning to rebuild following the April 2015 earthquake.

During this trek there will be sections where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Space in some camp sites will also be very limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather, snow or trail conditions, river water levels, or group movement. Your trip leader will advise any changes should this occur.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1450m),3 hrs

Day 4-5: Trek to Kami Kharka (2810m)

Day 6-7: Trek to Pauwa Pass (3000m/6hrs) & Hile Bhanjyang (3400m/4.5hrs)

Day 8-9: Trek to Nasim Pati (3700m/4hrs) & Panch Pokhari (4074m/3hrs)

Day 10-11: Trek to Tin Pokhari (4255m

Day 12-13: Cross Tilman Pass (5308m) to north high camp (4720m)

Day 14: To Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m), approx. 7hrs

Day 15-16: Trek to Ghoratabela (3030m) & Syabru Besi (1503m)

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
We will meet you at the airport and transferred you to the hotel. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Chautara (1450m),3 hrs
After breakfast transfer by road to the trailhead at Chautara.

Day 4-5: Trek to Kami Kharka (2810m)
We start our trek with a long ridge climb, during these early days of the trek we pass through Hindu, Tamang and Sherpa villages. This region has extensive rhododendron, pine and fir forests.

Day 6-7: Trek to Pauwa Pass (3000m/6hrs) & Hile Bhanjyang (3400m/4.5hrs)
We continue along the ridge climb with fabulous views east and west of a chain of mountains that form a natural border with Tibet.

Day 8-9: Trek to Nasim Pati (3700m/4hrs) & Panch Pokhari (4074m/3hrs)


Panch Pokhari is named after 5 holy ponds and thousands of pilgrims climb to the sacred Panch Pokhari Lakes during the monsoon. There is a Mahadev Temple located here and from the top of Panch Pokhari we gain views of the Jugal Himal and Rolwaling.

Day 10-11: Trek to Tin Pokhari (4255m)
We are now well above the treeline as we make a short climb from Panch Pokhari to the ridgeline and continue north crossing spurs and basins until we descend into a valley and a final climb to Tin Pokhari.

Day 12-13: Cross Tilman Pass (5308m) to north high camp (4720m)


There are two routes through the lower rocky section of the pass and it will depend on conditions as to which one we choose to ascend. This is quite a challenging pass and there will be loose rock and scree to negotiate. Once we reach a steep rock face after the initial climb we traverse to the left and climb directly onto the snowfield of the pass. 

Day 14: To Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m), approx. 7hrs

We are now approaching the main Langtang Trail to Kyangjin Gompa. There is a viewpoint on a hill to the north of Kyangjin Gompa with prayer flags adorning the summit, and time permitting this is a great vantage point also worth the effort.

Day 15-16: Trek to Ghoratabela (3030m) & Syabru Besi (1503m)
We are now travelling along the clearly marked main trail of the Langtang trek. Following the river we wind through many teahouses and small villages to the end of the trail at Syabru Besi.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast  enjoying the natural sceneries.

Day 18: Departure
We will drop you to the airport and wave you goodbye.

Equipment List

  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket.
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat 
  • Wide rimmed sun hat.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Large rucksack or Duffel bag.
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. 
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. 
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. 
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. 
  • Toilet paper.

Useful Info

This trek can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

FAQ

1. What preparations should I make before trekking?
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

2.Is drinking water easily available?
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

3.What kind of food is available during trekking?
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.
Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. 

4. What are the risks associated with trekking?
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

5. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

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Duration 18 days
Transportation Bus/Jeep
Group Size +2
Difficulty Hard
Max Elevation 5308
Accomodation Camping/Lodge
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