Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m).
Private vehicle, Flight from Lukla-Kathmandu.
March-May & Sept.-Nov.
Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a unique trek destination of the Khumbu region that takes you through a snowy path with changing landscape offering many surprises.
Rolwaling Valley lies in the east-central part of Nepal alongside the Tibetan border - buried down amid steep ice giants lying within Langtang and Everest ranges. One of the key highlights of this challenging trek is that you can see both the mountain ranges of Everest and Langtang at once.
The route to this trek connects Khumbu to Rolwaling, thus making it an excellent opportunity to explore all that the highlands of Nepal.
Along with the amalgam views of the snow-capped mountain peak such as Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himalayan Range, Khumbu Himalayan Range, Mount Gaurishanker, Pachherno Peak, Chobabhamre, Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam, Kwangde Ri, Kusum Kanguru, Kantega, Island Peak, Bigphera-Go Nup, glaciers and other jewels of Himalayas, you would encounter remote villages, diversified cultures and religion, wildlife, architecture and much more, unlike anything you have ever seen before.
This trek is fully dedicated to viewing the picturesque views of exotic nature & the cultural beauty of Nepal. As you pass through, you will realize how beautiful and mysterious it is at the same time.
Locals and people around believe that this valley is home of famous “Himalayan Yeti”, yet to be confirmed!
Good health and the ability to walk a lot are required as it is quite a challenging and adventurous tour. Unlike other treks of the Everest region, you don't have to start from Lukla. It is an unusual location, so you have to follow the less passable paths.
The valley has been well preserved as national and international tourists visit this region and for your surprise, it has no accommodation and requires a restrictive permit.
The preferred route is via Jiri or Charikot. You will encounter terraced agricultural plots, grazing yaks and dark, dense forests on the trails as you move forward.
As you make your way up to Khumjung via the Tashi Lapcha Pass (over 5700 m), you may feel the complexity and technical how the snowy pass is.
Afterward, venture through less crowded routes of the Khumbu Valley to reach the Namche Bazaar and have a small shopping experience. The trek offers you beautiful landscapes, unique Sherpa culture and tradition, rich flora and fauna, Buddhist stupas and enchanting mountain views.
One can have the opportunity to interact with the Sherpa people and enjoy their great hospitality.
This Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is usually chosen by those who want to explore the region as a whole without rushing. In addition, it is suitable for those who are veterans in trekking and the itinerary requires most of your stay in camps. After descending, once you reach Thame, the hospitality you get from the Sherpa People will make you feel warm and welcome.
You may also need to use the climbing ropes and crampons as it is quite a challenging trek. After all the ups and downs on the trekking path, you will have that fun and enjoyment when you reach the Tashi Lapcha Pass, you will surely forget all the stress and weakness of the hurdles you encountered during the trek.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).
Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu and trek preparation in the afternoon.
Day 3: Drive towards Gongar Khola (1,350m) via Jiri Charikot. (7-8 hrs drive)
Day 4: Trek to Simigaun (2,000m). (4-5 hrs)
Day 5: Trek to Dovan (2,850m). (5-6 hrs)
Day 6: Trek to Beding (3,690m). (5-6 hrs)
Day 7: Trek to Na Village (4,180m). (3-4 hrs)
Day 8: Acclimatization and explore around Na Village. (2-3 hrs hike around)
Day 9: Trek to Kabuk/Tsho Rolpa Lake (4,560m). (5-6 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier (4880m). (5-6 hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp (5,755m). (5-6 hrs)
Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 13: Trek to Thame 3,800m. (5 hrs)
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m). (3-4 hrs)
Day 15: Trek to Lukla (2,800m). (5-6 hrs)
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. (30 min flight & drive)
Day 17: Final departure.