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Activities
  • 14 day trek
Accommodation
  • 3 nights hotel
  • 14 nights camping
Meals
  • 15 Dinners
  • 15 Lunches
  • 17 Breakfasts

18 Days$2870USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: GLT

Trip highlights


  • 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
  • Be awe-inspired by the massive south face of Langtang Lirung (7227m)
  • Ascend the 365 steps up to the spritual Monkey Temple site (Swayambhu) for views over Kathmandu Valley
  • Savour three hearty meals each day on the trail prepared by our cooks

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.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$700

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

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: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur or Durbar Square.

Meals:  B

After breakfast transfer by road to the trailhead at Chautara.

Meals:  B,L,D

We commence 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.

Meals:  B,L,D

We continue along the ridge climb 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.

Meals:  B,L,D

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.

Meals:  B,L,D

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.

Meals:  B,L,D

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. The pass is to the northwest of the snowfield. We then descend a steep snow slope and rocky gullies,care should be take here as the gullies can be icy. We may fix a handline and your leader will advise the plan after assessing the conditions. The pass crossing will be a long day of approx. 7-9 hours. We camp at the northern shore of a lake.

Meals:  B,L,D

We are now approaching the main Langtang Trail to Kyangjin Gompa where there are many teahouses. There is a nearby cheese factory that is well worth a visit and of course a visit to the 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.

Meals:  B,L,D

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.

Meals:  B,L,D

We meet our transportation after breakfast for the drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the Radisson Hotel.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast arrangements cease unless further ones have been made. Those people departing by aircraft will be transferred to the airport and assisted with check-in procedures.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 14 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$700
  • World Expeditions accredited mountaineering leader
  • airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 18 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
  • accommodation at the Radisson hotel in Kathmandu
  • 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
  • accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Departure dates

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Total Priceper person from

$2870USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$700
Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$390
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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