Trekking from Langtang to Rolwaling via Tilman Pass at 5,300m

Discover an extraordinary adventure as we embark on the Langtang to Rolwaling trek, a hidden gem in the Nepalese Himalayas, rarely trodden by trekkers. The journey encompasses the entire Langtang region, culminating in the legendary Tilman Pass at an impressive altitude of 5,300 meters. Our route also leads us to the breathtaking high-altitude lakes of Tin Phokari and Panch Phokari, where serene beauty awaits.

17 Days
Max. altitude
Best season
Spring - Autumn
Hotel - Tea House- Tent
Start/End Point
kathmandu -sybrubeshi/The last resort -kathmandu

As we traverse the landscapes, we'll find ourselves on the banks of the Bhote Khosi River, affectionately known as the "river of the Tibetans," and walk along the historic "old" road to Lhasa. The Tilman Pass, renowned for its difficulty and low usage, will challenge and reward us with unforgettable views of the Himalayas.

For those seeking an alternative route, the Gyanja La Pass at 5,100 meters offers an equally thrilling option if the conditions of Tilman Pass appear too demanding. Yet, crossing the Tilman Pass holds a special allure, as it allows us to tread the path of the illustrious explorer, Bill Tilman, who, in the 1930s, pioneered many of the passes still traversed today.

Join us on this rare and remarkable journey, where myth and reality converge, and where the spirit of exploration beckons us to uncover the hidden wonders of the Himalayas.


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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our local team warmly welcomes you at the airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel, where you can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. The itinerary includes a briefing about the trek's progress and presentation, followed by leisure time. If you arrive in the morning, you'll have the entire day at your disposal. This can be used for rest or for those interested, to explore the surroundings freely. It's an ideal chance to deeply experience Nepalese culture and indulge in the local culinary delights.

Transfer to hotel
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel
As soon as you leave Kathmandu, the road rises and crosses a small pass at Kakani, 2145 meters above sea level. On a clear day, the panorama view is superb: Annapurna II, Manaslu, and the Ganesh Himal Range. The road then plunges towards the wide valley of the Trisuli to arrive at the large town of Trisuli (548 m). Then it's the track to Shyabur Besi. In Kalikhastan, we enter the Langtang National Park.

6-hour drive
Final altitude: 1900m
Meal: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
Accommodation: Night in the Lodge
As we continue our Treke our Trek, we venture further into the enchanting Langtang Khola Valley. Following steep trails, we gradually make our way to arrive at the cozy guesthouses of Bamboo Camp. As we progress and reach Rimche, the scenery begins to unfurl, unveiling its mesmerizing splendor as the gorge gently expend. After a mere 20 more minutes of trekking, we reach our sought-after destination to Lama Hotel campsite.

6 hrs of walking 
Final altitude: 2,750m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
From Lama Hotel, the trail continues to climb into the forest. We traverse through the charming villages of Gumnachok and Ghoratabela. As we progress, the valley gradually expands, and the dense forest begins to transition into shrub-covered terrain. The ascent persists, leading us steadily to the  Langtang village  (3,430m). Totally destroyed, it is slowly being rebuilt on its upper part on protected platforms.

5 hrs walk
Final altitude: 3,430m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
As we move deeper into the valley, it becomes broader, and we see many stupas. After a while, we come across some rolling hills that take us to the hidden Kyanjin Gompa. This lovely wooden building has kept its original beauty and style over the years.

4hrs walk
Final altitude:  3,800m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
The views of the Langtang Lirung, the Pangen Dopku, and the Tsergo Ri are more numerous. For the more motivated, it is interesting to climb this last promontory. The view is 360° and allows you to better understand the mountain network of this valley which seems close
walk 7hrs
FInal altitude:3,800m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a ten
After leaving the Beautiful village, your journey leads you up through a winding valley, where the climb is gentle, and the valley slowly becomes narrower. In the distance, you can spot the pass decorated with colorful prayer flags swaying in the wind. Your next campsite, situated at the entrance of the Langshisa Valley, awaits you. Tomorrow, you'll embark on a new direction, saying goodbye to the familiar Morimoto Himal camp as you head northward on a fresh path.

6hrs walk
Final altitude: 4,285m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Morain's camp is not so far, but the terrain is not so easy. Many rivers can slow us down.  We must reach the lake, which directs us to a second valley, to find our camp.

walk  5 hrs
Final altitude: 4,720m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
It's really important for us to go over the Tilman Pass as it's the only way to get out. We'll start early. Depending on how much snow there is, we might need to use a rope to help us go up and down the pass because the glacier can be very slippery when there's old snow or ice. To go up, we'll walk on a sloping pile of rocks and then cross the glacier. Coming down might be steep, so we need to be careful and watchful. At night, we'll find the first flat area we can rest, depending on the conditions.

7 hrs walk
Final altitude: 4,650m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
We keep going downhill. It's still quite steep, but it gets less steep as we get closer to Tin Pokhari. We start seeing grassy areas in the mountains, and we take a break from walking on glaciers for a bit. However, we can't cross the Langtang River because it's too dangerous, so the next day, we'll have to walk on the same path as the herds of animals in the meadows.

walk 5hrs
Final altitude:4,255m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Today, we won't go up or down much, but we'll have to cross many ridges. Panch Pokhari is a group of five special lakes that are important to Hindu people and located in the Jugal Himal range. After reaching there, the trail gets busier with more people. It's delightful to see the forest not far from these lakes.

walk 6 hrs
Final altitude: 4,070m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
At first, the trail might be a bit confusing, but later on, it becomes easy to follow with clear markings. It leads to Tembathang once it reaches the valley floor. After passing a few grassy meadows, we come across our first village Tembathang.

6hrs walk
Final altitude:  2,520m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
We follow the Lagang khola, then we pass a first shoulder to reach the Nyasem bridge. A good steep path helps us reach the  Kyansing village.

Walk 5 hrs
Final altitude: 2,705m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
We climb up again to reach the Chogormogor pass. We go up to about 4,000 meters above sea level, and then we follow a narrow path along the top of a hill until we reach the Shotang Kharka area. We'll set up our camp where we find water nearby

Walk 5 hrs
Final altitude: 2,705m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
A short day of ridges to ridges to reach The last resort, a tourist hotspot for bungee jumping aficionados. A good hot shower will not be too much after crossing this pass...

walk 5 hrs
Final altitude: 1200m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Beautiful day to return to Kathmandu. We find the hectic life of a Nepal in full mutation.

Drive: 5 hrs
Final altitude: 1300m
Meals: breakfast – lunch
Accommodation: overnight at the hotel
Free day in Kathmandu. This day is to be used during the trek in case of unforeseen.
free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Trip Included

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including and special permit, TIMS Card & Langtang National park entry fee.
  • SPECIAL PERMIT:  restricted permit 
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MAP : Manaslu Region Trekking map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi  and while returning last resort - Kathmandu (by reserved Jeep/bus, as per itinerary)
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT: All necessary camping equipment during the  Rupina la trek
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.
  • GUIDE : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

Trip Excluded

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepal Visa fee is US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tour days get modified.

Note: For unforeseeable reasons at this stage of climatic hazards, form or deformity of the participants or others (state of the roads, traffic, case of force majeure . your guide or guide may have to adapt the program, if necessary for the smooth running of your trip. He remains the sole judge and guarantor of your safety. Walking times are given as an indication and may vary from one participant to another.

Trip Organization

Your Guide and Team During Trek

Your guide, from your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure, is responsible for the success of your trip and oversees your team. Do not hesitate to ask him questions, respect his position as the team leader, and above all follow his advice! Often your guide is the only English-speaking member of the team. In the mountains and, especially when during high-altitude travels, your guide is responsible for the safety of the group. The instructions he gives and the remarks he makes to all participants must be carefully followed. The interest and safety of the trekking group must be preserved, even when it may be to the detriment of an individual member of the group.

Your Nepalese team may consist of several people, each with different responsibilities. They are:

The Guide Leader (Sirdar) is responsible for and leader of the whole team and is treated with respect by all. Often he has earned his position by starting as a porter and rising through the ranks.
The Cook is responsible for all meals and is on a trek that doesn’t use lodges for meals. (camping trek )
The Kitchen-boy is an assistant to the cook. ( camping trek )
The Assistant Guide is actively helping clients under the leader’s direction and set camp. 
The Porter is the load carrier for the trekking group. As Nepal is a mountain country with few roads, porters are employed to carry loads. Compliance with regulations and common courtesy dictates the maximum weight carried and the minimum wage paid. Porters are provided with gear based on the routes they follow and with insurance for alpine treks.
Each trekker is allotted the following maximum weights per person: Lodge (tea house) Accommodations: 15 kg maximum; Tent Camping: 22 kg maximum; Expeditions/summit ascents: 20 kg maximum. The porters are given a premium wage for carrying loads over 30 kg. In addition, the Nepal Alpinist Club takes care to take out insurance for the Guide and porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for crossing passes at altitude (even if wearers often refuse to put on shoes due to lack of habit).

Accommodations in Kathmandu
In Kathmandu, you will accommodate in a hotel. We use different hotels depending on availability. The two preferred hotels are:

Hotel Ramada: Located in the heart of Thamel, this hotel is ideal for walking the bustling streets of Kathmandu. The spacious rooms all have a bathroom, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. A fully equipped and active dining room is available for all meals, and the breakfast buffet offers a wide choice of foods. The hotel offers currency exchange, laundry services, and luggage storage.

Sampada Garden: Located just 20 minutes on foot from Thamel and  Durbar Square, this hotel is convenient for exploring Kathmandu. The rooms have all the necessary comforts for your stay: air conditioning, bathroom, and Wi-Fi. Breakfasts are served as a generous buffet. The hotel provides currency exchange, laundry services, and luggage storage.

Accommodation during the  Tilman Pass Trek

For camping, Tent accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinner are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken to the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day's walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics. During the trek, additional energy food is provided. Purchased locally, they offer a more limited. You can, if you wish, bring some complementary cereal bars adapted to your taste 

For lodge accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken from the lodge's dining room

Here is a typical one-day menu: 

Breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
Lunch: a main course, tea or coffee
Dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee
During the trek, tea or coffee is served with meals. Two cups per person are included. Apart from these included menus, other drinks and foodstuffs will be at your expense.
Water:provide tablets (Hydroclovazone, Micropur, or another type) to disinfect the water you put in your water bottle, depending on the source and the advice of your guide. It is sometimes possible to buy purified water and refill your water bottle without having to buy bottled water. You can also buy mineral water in the cities (not included in the price) but its ecological balance is poor, as you know. Also, we do not recommend it.

Preparation for the Trek
Preparing for the trek requires several months of preparation with 4 to 6-hour walks every weekend for stamina and participating in a sport that required short periods of high exertion.

Medical check-up
Being in good health is essential to fully enjoy your Alpinist Club trip. If your last medical visit was more than four years ago, please get another general physical exam and tell your doctor the nature of your trip (climate, altitude, difficulty, etc.). The altitude also has the effect of reviving dental problems or other chronic pain, so getting a dental checkup is also prudent. If you are undertaking a high-altitude expedition, we advise you to consult a mountain medicine specialist.

Acute Mountain Sickness
This trip takes place at high altitudes, so some people may experience altitude-related discomforts like headaches, loss of appetite, and swelling of limbs. Most of these symptoms usually go away within a few days, but sometimes they can develop into a serious illness: pulmonary or cerebral edema. There are no preventive drugs for AMS. Diamox diuretic is often effective for symptomatic relief, but you should first check with your doctor to verify that it is not contraindicated for you. Think about it before you go.

Your personal trekking gear

Your personal trekking gear

  • woolen hat 
  • fleece hat 
  • T-shirt 
  • Thermal full t-shirt (base layer) 
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Down jacket
  • light insulating wear (mid-layer) 
  • Gore-Tex jacket 
  • Thermal Trouser (base layer) 
  • Trekking trousers (flexible ) 
  • down pant 
  • Gore-Tex pants 
  • Gore-Tex gloves 
  • thin/warm gloves 
  • Rain punch 
  • woolen shock (thick) 3 pairs
  • sandal 
  • camp shoes (sports shoes) 
  • Trekking boot 
  • sun /glacier glass (uv protection) 
  • snow gaiter  
  • sleeping bags   -20
  • personal first aid
  • pocket knife` 1
  • washing soap, towel, tooth pest/ brush
  • sun lotion enough +30 /50 & lip guard 
  • Trekking poles (u can buy in Nepal as well) 
  • headlights, water bottles, Thermos
  • books, a camera, playing card

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  • breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks
  • Experience their unique customs, traditions, and lifestyles
  • forests teeming with wildlife to rugged glacial moraines

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