Langtang and Tilmang pass Trekking 

This can be defined as tough trek in a remote and wild part of the Himalayas. The area offers you the Langsisha glacier, five sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari and the extremely remote Jugal Himal. It is home of the blue sheep and the red panda. Our trek will be following past the rocky peaks of Kanshurum, Urkinmang and Ganchenpo.

A long time ago in Kerung, Tibet, an old Lama and his wife, Dorjee and Lakpa, had an ox they loved, but it ran away along the banks of the upper Trisuli, past Rasuwa, down to where the Langtang Khola joins the river and up into the Langtang valley. The couple followed the ox's spirit trail left as magic marks in the snow. They chased the ox past the holy ground of Kyangjing Gompa towards the mountain of Langtang Ri and on a large flat rock that sat in the stream, killed it out of sheer frustration. Today the rock is covered in red moss and lichen, which grew out of the animal's blood. The couple were so upset at their stupidity that they changed form and their spirits flew into the mountains to become the twin peaks of Dorjee Lakpa.

FACT OF THIS TREK
Trip Duration      15 days Trek
Max. Altitude: 5320m./17556ft
Minimum Altitude: 830m./2739ft.
Grade: Hard 
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Lodge /Tent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Overland 
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 14 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months except December, January, June, July and August
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours per day

Suggested Itinerary 

Day 1: Kathmandu - Syabrubesi (1450m./4785ft.) – 8 hours drive
A scenic drive, we reach Syabrubesi. We pass through the town of Kakani where there are great views of the Himalayas. For part of the way the road clings to the edge of a steep mountain. There are excellent views of Gheng (6581m) and Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north and Ganesh (7460m) to the west from Dhunche. Traversing up and down after crossing a suspension bridge over the Langtang River, we reach Syabrubesi.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel (2480 m./8184ft.) – 6 hours walk
Today our trail continues down the ridge until we come to the east that drops sharply off the ridge and through a dense forest. Trail starts meandering through the cool deciduous forests of oak and maple that cover the lower sections of the valley and climbs through massive stands of spruce, fir and blue pine. Towering walls close in and our paths will skirt precipitous drops, which fall into a silt-laden river below. Cross a bridge (1960m) over a tributary of the Langtang Khola and then climbs up from the river and in an hour, shortly after the trail levels off, we join the old Langtang trail from Sherpa Gaon and Syabrubesi. Another hour from this trail junction brings us to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chon gong.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Lama Hotel - Langtang village (3541 m./11685ft.) – 5 hours walk
Today we start getting the first tantalizing glimpses of snow-capped peaks. From the Lama Hotel the trail climbs steadily to Ghora Tabela with glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the trees. At Ghora Tabela the trail leaves the forest and a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung appears. Continuing up the valley, leaving the forests behind, the trail ascends steadily up to Langtang village, passing below a monastery about 30 min beforehand. Langtang is an interesting Tibetan-style village with stone- walls enclosing houses and fields where we just might see first yaks.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa (3900 m./12870ft.) – 3 hrs walk
Our trail ascends gradually to a chorten behind which is a very long Mani wall. The trail passes two small villages and the village widens. We cross some streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa. Between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa, the views just get better and better where we’ll see Yansa Tsenji (6580m) and Kim shun (6750m) to the north and the Langtang Himal to the northwest. Take a good rest and allow the body to acclimatize with the high altitude as much as possible to be fully prepared for more ascending during the next day.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Day hiking 
The trail further up the valley past the airstrip will provide more spectacular views that include Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganchenpo (6400m), Langshisa Ri (6320m), Dorje Lakpa (6700m), Lenpo Gang (7100m), and Urkinmang (6170m). Four hours walk to the east of Kyanjin Gompa from the village is 5000m Tserko Ri. If we start early in the morning and are well-acclimatized, we should be able to climb this peak and return to Kyanjin Gompa in 1 long day. The reward for climbing to the prayer flags on its summit is a magnificent view of the 7246m Langtang Lirung, the mountain that dominates the valley. Several of the more moderate local peaks are quite climbable and provide breathtaking panoramic views of mountains in Tibet, including the 8027m Chisa Pangma.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa - Langshisa Kharka (4100m./13530ft.) – 5 hours walk
On this day, you have to make an early trek since the trail you will be trekking today is quite dangerous as the rock fall occurs throughout the day. So, if you set out early then the terrain will be frozen which causes less danger of rock fall. This is a non tourist area so you won’t see many tourists while trekking in this area but today you will get an adventurous experience. The terrain is snowy, icy, and rocky with loose soil. The slope has some nasty patches of hidden ice which will require cutting steps. Follow the glacial stream melt, up and down hills of rubble. After an hour or two the way gradually levels out, and you’ll reach the first vestiges of vegetation: prickly thorn bushes and pussy willows. The “trail” from here to Langshisa Kharka is basically just a series of tracks made by wandering yaks, and it’s easy to lose our way and get entangled in the prickly branches. Our basic direction is obvious, though, and the river below with its Kharka beyond keeps us going in roughly the right direction. Watch for stone cairns marking a way to the Kharka below. From the Kharka descend to the gravel marking the riverbed and prepare for the river crossing.  The river crossing is again completely dependent on conditions. If the river is running high and fast, consider roping up. Once across, go up the bank on the opposite side and we’ll be at the prominent Kharka, with several stone buildings and prayer flags. Langshisa Kharka is spectacular, and the surrounding mountains are constantly changing colors in the shifting light.
Meals included :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Langshisa Kharka - Moraine Camp (4650 m./15345ft.) – 5 hours walk
Today we have to walk for about five hours to reach Moraine camp from Langshisa Kharka. Moraine camp is situated at the height of 4650 meters above sea level. You can find a high alpine vegetation and pure nature here.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Trek Moraine camp - Tilman pass base camp via Tilman pass (5320 m./17556ft.) – approx 6 hours walk
Leaving Moraine camp, we head steeply up towards Tilman Base Camp via Tilman Pass. The trail ascends through the rocky moraine making the most exciting and strenuous journey. We go up the grassy side of the moraine onto loose rocky ridges; up then down loose soil and sliding rocks onto the glacier, with its crud of boulders and small rocks that require careful balance and attention to footing. You may find it hard breathing while trekking through Tilman Pass as it is in an altitude of 5320 meters. Looking ahead you’ll see what the conditions of the pass are like. You might also need to fix a rope, harness, crampons, Jumar for crossing the pass. This is steep, but once level with the top of the icefall the rest of the way to the pass is over easy snow ridges. The pass is quite beautiful but there are no cairns, poles, or places to string a prayer flag. We are surrounded by snow peaks from east to west. Looking ahead, we see the terrain sloping steeply down to the valleys and peaks feeding into the river which runs east-west at the foot of Langtang. Sometimes, you might need to fix the ropes while descending too. After a quite descends, you will reach Tilman Base Camp, your camping destination for overnight. As the conditions of glaciers are always changing, so we can’t fix how far we have to go for camping overnight.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Tilman base camp - Tinpokhari (3735m./12325ft.) – 5 hours walk
After breakfast, we will begin our journey for today destination Tinpokhari (the three lakes) which is one of the major attractions of the Langtang Tilman Pass Trekking. We will walk by the larger flat, sandy areas and descend down the boulder-strewn snow slopes where the footing can be tricky. The walk is mostly downhill, going one mound of loose rock and ice in order to go down another. If you will be trekking during winter season then you will find Tin Pokhari to be completely snowbound. At Tin Pokhari you feel like you are nearing your goal of the pass. While you can still look back toward now-distant valleys, the Himalayan chain dominates the surroundings, the peaks stretching out before you less than a day’s hike ahead.  From here you’ll be able to see High Camp (South) and the pass above. We will camp overnight near Tin Pokhari.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Tinpokhari - Panch Pokhari (4123m./13605ft.) – 6 hours walk
After breakfast, we will start today trip to tranquil Lake Panch Pokhari which is situated at 4123m elevation. The beauty here is incredible. En route you will pass through alpine vegetation, Rocky Mountains, wildlife, etc. Panch Pokhari offers excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. Apart from lakes, this place is also famous for two pilgrim houses and a temple of Lord Shiva. We will camp overnight at Panch Pokhari.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: Excursion around Panch Pokhari
Today is an awesome day for strolling around the place. The name Panch Pokhari stands for “Five Lake” where ‘Panch means five and Pokhari means Lake’. You can see five small lakes in this place. On this day, you can walk up to the hill to see the beautiful sunrise. From the top, you can also observe Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal range followed by other many peaks. There are two metal-roofed huts, a sheet metal-enclosed shrine to Shiva and a pile of cast-ironed tridents. This stunning setting is a secluded pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year. You should not wash in the holy stream near the temples. There is often snow on this ridge, making the trek more difficult.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Panch Pokhari - Nasem Pati (3745m./12358ft.) – 4 hours walk
The trail today is moderate walk leading a gradual descent through rocky hills to reach Nasem Pati. On the first part of the trail, you will walk through a well-defined trail for about two hours and then gradually ascend three hours through rocky trail.  En route you will pass through alpine vegetation, Rocky Mountains, wildlife, etc. Panch Pokhari offers excellent view of Jugal Himal Range, Rolwaling range, Gosainkunda etc. Upon arrival at Nasem Pati, you could take some rest and then enjoy mountains view and surrounding nature beauties. We will camp overnight at Nasem Pati.
Meals included :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Nasem Pati - Bhanjyang (3414m./11266ft.) – 5 hours walk
Leaving Nasem Pati, we gradually ascend through rocky hills and rhododendron forest. The walk is quite easy and on the steep downhill section at the final day. It takes about 5/6hours to reach Bhanjyang from Nasem Pati. Upon arrival at Bhanjyang, you can explore around the place and gain some insight into the culture and daily life of village. From the campsite today, you can enjoy the stunning mountain views.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Bhanjyang - Pauwabas- Khobre (3024 m./9979ft.) – 7 hours walk
After an early breakfast, we leave Bhanjyang and move ahead towards Pauwabas. The trail ascends through the forest along with some mountainous views. You will have to pass through rocky hills and rhododendron forests. The views are wonderful in clear weather. On the way you can see the forests with views of Jugal Himal Range, Gaurishanker Himal, Mountain deer & Danfe. Continuing our walk further, we descend on a steep trail before reaching Pauwabas. You can find a shelter in Pauwabas which is used by the Pilgrims who are trekking to Panch Pokhari. We will camp overnight at Pauwabas.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Khobre- Chautara - Melamchipul- Kathmandu (1350 m) – 9 hrs drive
This morning we have a beautiful drive to Kathmandu. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the river side.
Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch

Trek ends 

Langtang National Park Fee
Langtang National park fee is cumpolsury to obtain to enter Langtang and Tilpan pass Trekking . You can obtain it in Nepal Tourism Board ( NTB) or government registered trekking agency as Nepal Alternative Treks or you also can pay directly at Dhunche . It costs NPR 3390 per person for foreigner and Rs. 1700 for indian nationality. You will need passport copy and cash in rupees to obtain it. 

Trekking Clothing equipment
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 
- Light weight pants, shorts
- At night -track top, pants 
-  T-shirts. 
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap 
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 
- Small daypack - 25 liters. 
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 
- Small towels 
- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 
- A pair of gloves 
- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line

Treatment 

  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.

Accommodation

We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices to select yourself. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges and two men tents in pass during the trek. We will provide shared washing room and toilet.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) at lodges and our cook will prepare food along the pass. There will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your choice and most of the days Nepali national food " Dal Bhat " will be tested in route .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Langtang and Tilman pass Trekking is hard trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 5320 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

Mr. Robert Locke, Ms. Melanie Ralhign, Mr. Allan wickham and Ms. Peta Williams, UK

From the moment we arrived at Kathmandu, we felt well looked after when we saw Dhan waiting for us. The trekking was definitely wonderful with Dhan. The highlight with him knowing his way around and remaining flexible to our needs. The rafting, Everest Mountain flight and female tour guide Sarita showing us around the city were also excellent. 
In the end, everything was great!
We would definitely use Dhan and Nepal alternative treks again when we come back trekking next year!!

 

Map

NEWS

Royalty structure for NMA peaks is highly decreased !

TESTIMONIAL

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22years

Thank you Tej and Nauser For ever ...

10th.September.2014 

We did the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley. ...

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