Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek - 17 Days

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Trip Info

  • Duration

    17 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m) m

  • Difficulty


  • Starts From


  • Trip Ends At


  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Flight KTM-Lukla-KTM

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Overview

The Rolwaling Valley lies in the east-central part of Nepal alongside the Tibetan border - buried down amid steep ice giants laying within Langtang and Everest ranges. 

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.

The route to this trek connects Khumbu to Rolwaling, thus making it an excellent opportunity to explore all that the highlands of Nepal.

The amalgam views of the snow-capped mountain peak that you can view but not limited to such as:

  • Jugal Himal
  • Rolwaling Himalayan Range
  • Khumbu Himalayan Range
  • Mount Gauri shanker
  • Pachherno Peak
  • Chobabhamre
  • Everest
  • Nuptse
  • Amadablam
  • Kwangde Ri
  • Kusum Kanguru
  • Kantega
  • Island Peak
  • Bigphera-Go Nup

and glaciers and other jewels of Himalayas. You would encounter small 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. One of the key highlights of this challenging trek is that you can see both the mountain ranges of Everest and Langtang at once.

Locals and people around believe that this valley is home of famous “Himalayan Yeti”, yet to be confirmed!

Unlike other treks of the Everest region, the preferred route is via Jiri or Charikot. It is an unusual location, so you have to follow the less passable paths. The valley has been well preserved as visiting this region requires a restrictive permit access.

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.

Some Highlights of Rolwaling Trek

  • Magnificent view of Himalayan peaks
  • Ancient and unique Buddhist monasteries
  • Abundant flora and some rare wildlife
  • Brilliantly sparkling waterfalls and walks on rugged landscapes
  • It is the melting point of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religions
  • Floral and faunal biodiversity and high passes
  • Drier but still attractive environment

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Our Himalayan trekkers Representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a plate with your name on it, welcomes, greets and escorts you to the hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Ktm

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

🕑 5-6 Hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

You can spend this day exploring some of the World Heritage sites and other interesting places in Kathmandu valley and later prepare for the trek.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Ktm

Day 3: Drive towards Gongar Khola via Jiri Charikot

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,660m

After breakfast, we will drive towards Gongar Khola. On the way, we can view the beautiful surrounding environment and interact with locals. It takes 7-8hrs of a drive to reach Gongar Khola.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 4: Trek to Simigaon

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,000 m

After breakfast, we move towards Simigaun. We move through the forest and walk along the suspension bridge, reaching the valley of Sherpas, Simigaun.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 5: Trek to Dovan

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,850 m

Today we pass through the Sherpa Villages with the magnificent views of snow-covered peaks passing through the pine forest. As soon as we descend towards Rolwaling Khola, we reach Dovan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 6: Trek to Beding

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,690 m

After Breakfast, we trek along the edge of Rolwaling Khola where one can have an amalgam opportunity to watch Gaurishankar peak, the pine forest, and get indulged with the local Sherpa people. After crossing the bridge we then reach towards Beding. We stay overnight at Beding.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 7: Trek to Na Village

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,180 m

After breakfast, we gradually move towards the easy trekking trail which passes through the evergreen trees. We move forward to reach Na Village, the place where you can find genuine and kind people as well as tea houses (if available) for the overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/Tented Camp

Day 8: Acclimatization and explore around Na Village

🕑 2-3 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,180 m

Today we explore Na Village. You can hike up to Kharka and reach up towards Yalung Peak Base Camp and return back. Overnight at Na Village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ Tea House

Day 9: Trek to Kabuk/Tsho Rolpa Lake

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,560 m

After breakfast, we pass over the Tsho Rolpa area. You have an opportunity for an amalgam view of the pristine lakes, stunning peaks, and mesmeric surroundings. After several uphill climbs and descents, we reach towards Kabuk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,880 m

Today our trail takes us through the glacier, the earlier we start the better because we get to enjoy the ambiances and scenery more properly. We descend towards the edge of Trakarding Glacier then climb upwards to reach the Drolambu Glacier.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,755

Today we will have an early walk. The trail passes on through the glacier and icy snow-covered peaks. While reaching the top we can see a mesmerizing view of the surrounding areas and peaks. Overnight at Tashi Lapcha Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 12: Reserve day for contingency

A reserve day which is important in these wild landscapes with unpredictable Himalayan weather conditions to keep up with the itinerary. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 13: Trek to Thame

🕑 5 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,800 m

From here the trek follows east. The trail is well marked and continues downhill to the upper reaches of the Thame Khola to Thengpo, with excellent views of Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Makalu and Lumding Himal above the Thame Khola. After an hour or more we arrive in Thengpo which comprises about a dozen Sheppard’s huts with wide pasture fields. Two hours of gradual descent will bring us to the end of the walk at Thame Village. At Thame, there is an old interesting Monastery at the upper end of the village. Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-La into Tibet branches north, follows Bhote Koshi, which joins with Dudh Kosi further down.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 14: Trek back to Namche Bazaar

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,440 m

We today move gradually towards Thame following the trail of Thyangbo Kharka. We will pass through Dudh Koshi River, interacting with the locals and knowing their lifestyle and having a mesmerizing view of the surroundings. We then reach Namche Bazaar. We can shop and explore around Namche Bazaar. We will stay here for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,800 m

After breakfast, we move towards Lukla passing on through the Bhote Koshi River. After some decent climb, we reach towards Lukla. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/lodges

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 30 min flight & drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

We will take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight provides wonderful mountain views and landscape.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 17: Final departure

🕑 30 mins

Our representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you off at the airport for your onward flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Map


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Local Himalayan trekkers licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Trekkers' Information Management System fee.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • All of the Nepalese government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section.


Himalayan Trekkers promise to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

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