Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

17 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m).

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle, Flight from Lukla-Kathmandu.

Best Season:

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.

Itinerary Summary

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.

Starting Price

USD 2125 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).

Meals included: BB

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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing at Kathmandu and in afternoon trek preparation.

Meals included: BB

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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive towards Gongar Khola (1,350m) via Jiri Charikot.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 4

Trek to Simigaun (2,000m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Dovan (2,850m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Beding (3,690m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Na Village (4,180m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tea house/Tented Camps Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 8

Acclimatization and explore around Na Village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ Tea House Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs hike around

Day 9

Trek to Kabuk/Tsho Rolpa Lake (4,560m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Drolambu Glacier (4880m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 11

Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp (5,755m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 12

Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 13

Trek to Thame 3,800m.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs

Day 14

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 15

Trek to Lukla (2,800m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Hotel/lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 16

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

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

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight & drive

Day 17

Final departure.

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

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Accommodation

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

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel 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 / home stays 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.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B 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 organizes 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.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • 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.

Whats Not Included

  • 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.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

Do I have to stay in tented camps?

There would be a lot of camping because this trek takes you to some of the most remote and least traveled places of Nepal.

Are the tented camps safe?

Yes, tented camps are safe. The site of the camps will be pre-decided with due consideration of the safety factors. We also provide all the equipment and necessary stuff for proper camping accommodation.

What level of physical fitness is required for the trek?

Good health and capability to walk quite a lot are required as it’s a quite challenging and adventurous trek.

How much cash should I carry?

Personal expenses except the price quoted by Himalayan Trekkers are all up to you. You might need cash for meals in Kathmandu, snacks, drinks, tips, and so on. There are plenty of ATMs and money exchange services if you need more cash.

What language will the guide speak?

Our guides can speak fluently in English. You can also opt for other languages by paying a little extra.

How much luggage will the porter carry?

Porters usually carry 20 kilograms of luggage (10 kg from each guest). 

Can I extend my trip to some other places?

Yes, we can always help you extend your trip to interesting places in Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Tibet by paying a little extra. All you have to do is communicate your needs to us.

What will happen in case of altitude sickness or other accidents?

Altitude sickness and any other sickness is highly unlikely because the trek is undertaken gradually, acclimatizing and taking all the precautions. In case of any mishaps, you will be immediately evacuated from any danger for medical assistance. All the expenses incurred in such cases are your liability so please make sure your insurance covers high altitude rescue and evacuation.

Do I need any particular vaccinations?

We suggest you consult with your personal qualified doctor regarding vaccinations and other medical requirements. There is nothing in particular that is compulsory.

Which time of the year is ideal for the trek?

Spring from March to May and fall from September to November are considered the best seasons for the trek with no rainfall and relatively moderate weather.

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