Panch Pokhari – Tilman Pass - 18 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 18 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 4,867m/15,967ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1
Mode: Tea-House/Lodge Culture: Hindu, Sherpa, Tamang

Panch Pokhari got its name due to the presence of five pristine holy lakes in one place, “Panch Pokhari” refers to “Five lakes” in the local language. Wow, isn’t that amazing? Of course, it is obviously astounding to visit such natural splendour and that within a destination. And additionally, the trek features Tilman Pass, a high-altitude pass standing tall at 5,320m above sea level as well. Tilman Pass is named after Harold William "Bill" Tilman, an English mountaineer and explorer. Altogether, Panch Pokhari – Tilman Pass trek is an elongated and audacious expedition dedicated for the passionate and enthusiastic trekkers eager to explore these unseen treasures on Earth.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath Stupa
      • Pashupatinath Temple
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Kathmandu Sightseeing
      • Equipment Checking
      • Briefing about the trek
      • Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Chautara (1,200m) – Gunsha(1,620m)
    • Duration :3hrs drive (42Km) and 3hrs walk (7 Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Lodge / Hotel
    • Ascend :420m/1,377ft
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Chautara
      • Gunsha
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Rural and Small Settlement

     

  • Day 4 Gunsha - Maidan (2,535m/8,316ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (16 Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-stay
    • Ascend :915m/3,001ft
    • Location :
      • Gunsha
      • Kami Kharka
      • Maidan
    • Highlights :
      • Pass through Hindu
      • Tamang and Sherpa Villages
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Pine Forest
      • Fir forest

     

  • Day 5 Maidan - Kharka Pauwa Pass (3,000m/9,842ft)
    • Duration :: 8-9hrs (19Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-stay
    • Ascend :465m/1,525ft
    • Location :
      • Maidan
      • Kharka Pauwa Pass
    • Highlights :
      • Natural Border with Tibet
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Adventure and excitement

     

  • Day 6 Pauwa Pass – Nasim Pati(3,700m/12,139 ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs (21Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-stay
    • Ascend :700m/2,296ft
    • Location :
      • Pauwa Pass
      • Hile Bhanjyang
      • Nasim Pati
    • Highlights :
      • Unexplored places
      • Adventure and excitement
      • Bushes
      • Rural Villages
      • Local Lifestyle and culture

     

  • Day 7 Nasim Pati – Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes)(4,100m/ 13,451ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-stay
    • Ascend :400m/1,312ft
    • Location :
      • Nasim Pati
      • Panch Pokhari
    • Highlights :
      • Five Holy Ponds
      • Thousands of Pilgrims
      • Views of the Jugal Himal and Rolwaling
      • Janai Purnima Festival – one of the biggest festival of the Hindus is held here every year in August

     

  • Day 8 Panch Pokhari – Acclimatization Day (4,074m/13,366)
    • Duration :As per requirement
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Home-stay
    • Location :
      • Panch Pokhari
    • Highlights :
      • Day Hike
      • Explore history
      • Mahadev Temple
      • Local culture, tradition, lifestyle, foods and uniform
      • Two Pilgrim Houses

     

  • Day 9 Panch Pokhari to Tin Pokhari (4,255m/13,959ft)
    • Duration :8hrs (13-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :181m/593ft
    • Location :
      • Panch Pokhari
      • Tin Pokhari
    • Highlights :
      • Hike above treeline
      • Downhill
      • Beautiful Scenario

     

  • Day 10 Tin Pokhari to High South Camp (4,867m/15,967ft)
    • Duration :9hrs (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :612m/2,007ft
    • Location :
      • Panch Pokhari
      • Tin Pokhari
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • Snow Bowl
      • Mountain Scenaries
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Beautiful Scenario

     

  • Day 11 High South Camp to Moraine Camp (High North Camp-4,720m/15,485ft)
    • Duration :10hrs (15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Descend :147m/482ft
    • Location :
      • High South Camp
      • Moraine Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • Snow Bowl
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Alpine Vegetation
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Beautiful Scenario

     

  • Day 12 Moraine Camp to Langtang River- Langshisa Kharka(4,285m/14,058ft)
    • Duration :9hrs (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Descend :435m/1,427ft
    • Location :
      • Moraine Camp
      • Langshisa Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Frozen Terrain
      • Great View of Langshisa Ri(7,427m) and Dorje Lakpa(6,966m)
      • Prayer Flags

     

  • Day 13 Langshisa Kharka(Crossing Langtang River) to Kyanjin Gompa(3,870m/12,696ft)
    • Duration :9hrs (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Descend :415m/1,361ft
    • Location :
      • Langshisa Kharka
      • Kyanjin Gompa
    • Highlights :
      • Frozen Terrain
      • Great View of Langshisa Ri(7,427m) and Dorje Lakpa(6,966m)
      • Prayer Flags
      • Glacial Moraines
      • Stone Structure

     

  • Day 14 Kyanjin Gompa – Acclimatization Day(3,870m/12,696ft)
    • Duration :As per requirement
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Location :
      • Kyanjin Gompa
    • Highlights :
      • Frozen Terrain
      • Great View of Langshisa Ri(7,427m) and Dorje Lakpa(6,966m)
      • Prayer Flags
      • Glacial Moraines
      • Stone Structure

     

  • Day 15 Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel(2,470m/8,103ft)
    • Duration :7hrs (23Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :1,400m/4,593ft
    • Location :
      • Kyanjin Gompa
      • Lama Hotel
    • Highlights :
      • Oldest Village
      • Glimpses of Langtang Lirung(7,227m)

     

  • Day 16 Lama Hotel – Syabru Besi(1,503m/4,931ft)
    • Duration :6hrs (20Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :967m/3,172ft
    • Location :
      • Lama Hotel
      • Syabru Besi
    • Highlights :
      •  Rhododendron Forests
      • Wild bears
      • Langur Monkeys
      • Red Pandas

     

  • Day 17 Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
    • Duration :12hrs (Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Syabru Besi
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the Evening

     

  • Day 18 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Private Vehicle
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card and  Langtang National Parks entrance fees.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13 % VAT and 10% service charge
  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Private Vehicle
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card and  Langtang National Parks entrance fees.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13 % VAT and 10% service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 18 days Panch Pokhari – Tilman Pass

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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