GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Cross the Tilman Pass from the south and be dwarfed by the surrounding 6000m peaks that form the highest mountain range in the world
  • Trek to the sacred Hindu lakes of Panch Pokhari, one of the highest altitude wetlands in the world
  • Contribute to the earthquake devastated communities in Langtang
  • Explore the stunning Langtang region on Stage 4 of the Great Himalaya Trail
The trip GHT Langtang Via Tilman Pass starts and ends in Kathmandu. It is a trekking trip that takes 18 days taking you through Chautara, Kathmandu, Pauwa Pass and 6 other destinations in Nepal. GHT Langtang Via Tilman Pass is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

In the footsteps of Tilman, we trace the popular pilgrim trail to Panch Pokhari Lakes, make a crossing of the remote and heavily glaciated Tilman Pass (5308m), and then witness the rebuilding and rejuvenation that is underway in the Langtang Valley.. Thousands of pilgrims climb to the sacred Panch Pokhari Lakes during the monsoon, but it will be very unlikely we'll see a soul as we trace their steps. From the bazaar town of Chautara we gradually ascend a long ridge, the Kami Danda, with fabulous views east and west of a chain of mountains that form a natural border with Tibet. 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. All participants on the GHT should be flexible and open minded. The GHT should be seen as exploratory in the true sense of the word.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On May 29 2019
“The trail was incredible — passing through steamy jungles as well as silent, imposing glacial terrain — and remote. But the trail and its conditions were the only challenges we faced with the excellent leader and support team we had. Delicious meals with plenty of variety, comfy tents and high quality gear - everything, other than putting one foot in front of the other, is beautifully looked after for you.”
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 24 2017
“Set out in May 2017 for my first ever Himalayan trek. By good fortune I chose the GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass route. Highlights included the Game of Thornes like rhododendron forests and atmospheric pilgrimage site of Panch Pokhari. My favourite day started camping on a boulder field by the glacier just below the 5,300 Tilman pass. The walk over the pass delivered a truly spectacular vista of mountains front, side and rear before descending into the remote Langtang Valley. The trek down the valley took four days and we saw the after effects of the earthquake as we passed through alpine yak pastures, forests beside the mighty Langtang River and then near sub-topical jungle before arriving at Syabru Besi. The organisation throughout was excellent, the porters and Sherpas really helpful and the guides (led by Bikesh) were excellent. The campsites were well chosen and the equipment was in good conditions. The food was tasty, wholesome and in large portions. Most importantly the whole team, trekkers and support staff alike got on really well. All in all a wonderful introduction to Himalayan trekking. Thank you World Expeditions.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m)
  • Day 3 : Transfer by road from Kathmandu to Chautara (1450m), drive approx. 3 hrs
  • Day 4-5 : Commence trek to Kami Kharka (2810m).
  • Day 6-7 : To Pauwa Pass (3000m/6hrs) & Hile Bhanjyang (3400m/4.5hrs).
  • Day 8-9 : To Nasim Pati (3700m/4hrs) & Panch Pokhari (4074m/3hrs).
  • Day 10-11 : To Tin Pokhari (4255m).
  • Day 12-13 : Cross Tilman Pass (5308m) to north high camp (4720m).
  • Day 14 : To Kyangjin Gompa (3830m), approx. 7hrs.
  • Day 15-16 : To Ghoratabela (3030m) & Syabru Besi (1503m).
  • Day 17 : Transfer by road to Kathmandu.
  • Day 18 : Trip concludes Kathmandu.
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  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 18 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Accommodation at the Radisson hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
  • 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$700
  • Expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
  • World Expeditions accredited mountaineering leader
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Climbing pack including ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet
  • Safety equipment including high altitude chamber and satellite phone
  • Expedition medical kit
  • World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


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GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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