Rolwaling Tashi lapcha Pass Trek

Rolwaling Tashi lapcha Pass Trek

TYPOLOGIES

Adventure Trekking

DIFFICULTY

High

MIN. AGE

5 Years

Trip Introduction

Rolwaling Tashi lapcha Pass Trek provides delightment of passing the high Himalayas by exploring the fascinating Rolwaling valley, sitting on the lap of Gaurishankar range and Khumbu region of Nepal. The places we encounter during trek are off the beaten track that aids in locating the beautiful villages. Each unique landscapes and challenging pass is the real exhilarating experience for trekkers that connect them with the land of Himalayas and encourages moving forward with dedication.

A jeep from Kathmandu passes through the adventurous roadway up to Gonggar where the trekking begins. The trekking way goes through the major places such as- Simigaon, Dovan, Beding, Na village, Kabuk, Tashi Lapcha and Khumbu. Moving ahead through Na village, the travellers come across the astonishing view of the biggest glacier lake in Nepal; Tsho Rolpa Lake located at an altitude of 4,580 meters. While passing the villages, every traveller gets a chance to spend a good time to get closer with the diverse culture and lifestyle. The aura in the atmosphere and the rough terrain challenges the feets to get stronger while leading to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m), which separates the Rolwaling region from the Khumbu region and where the sky scraping mountains and mind blowing view of Drolambau Glacier can be explored. This pass also separates the Gaurishankar Conservation Area from the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail the adjoins with Khumbu region presenting the stunning picturesque of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru and many snow-capped mountains. The trek now descends towards a beautifully crafted Himalayan town, Namche bazaar via Thame and ahead to Lukla. 

Rowaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek not only comprises of the beautiful villages, amazing mountains and Sherpa cultures and traditions, it also carries various historical significance of ancient monasteries, gives an opportunity to view the lifestyle of people in very remote areas, explore the flora and fauna including the rarest birds and animals. This place challenges the trekkers to get through the highly adventurous journey and makes them create a memory as intense as mountains, as beautiful as the iceberg of Himalayas. 

Trip Highlights

  • Rowaling Tashi Lapcha is another name of the conspicuous trek that unwraps the charm of Rolwaling valley underneath the Gaurishankar range and Khumbu region of Nepal. The exciting expedition introduce with the top-notch trekking and the compass of Himalayas.
  • Heading towards Gonggar from Kathmandu via jeep excites to initiate a trek through which the trekkers pass through alluring villages such as Simigaon, Bedding,Na Gaon passing through the astounding panorama of Mount Gaurishankar ((7134m). Each footstep unfolds the beauties of biggest Himalayas, waterfalls, the largest glacial lake, charming villages, stunning landscapes, gratifying atmosphere and the challenging mountain passes.
  • This area has covered all the salient things about ancient monasteries, mixed cultural villages, and diversification of wild animals including the rare and peculiar animal "yeti", many other beautiful birds & flowers.

Remember: Our travel planner can customize the itinerary outline as per your duration of stay, the purpose of holiday, and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon the level of service; Deluxe, Standard, and budget as well as the group size. You can easily CONTACT US at any time for any queries.

Inclusions:

  • Required numbers of time Airport pick up and drop off as per your flight schedule (international and domestic) and all required transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 3 Night accommodation in the touristic town of Kathmandu in BB Plan (one can choose a budget, standard and deluxe)
  • Land Transportation via standard 4 Wheller.
  • Standard tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in the itinerary followed by 3 times tea/coffee per day. One can choose the meal from the menu there.
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Nepali SIM card (Rental basis, if needed)
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fee
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified local Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of highly experienced trekking porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s food, salary, insurance, accommodation, meals, transportation, etc
  • General First Aid Kit
  • A certificate of appreciation (experience certificate) after completing the Trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program.
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Exclusions:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usage during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff

Tour Map

Day by Day Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1,340m) and transfer to Hotel.

Our team will pick you from the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu and from there, we will take you to the nearby hotel or resort. Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request. Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

DAY 2 - Sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of Kathmandu.

Before you should start with drive and trek, you will experience a tour to various worldwide heritage sites present in Kathmandu. These are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Patan Darbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and many more.

DAY 3 - Drive to Gongar Khola (1,350m) via Jiri Charikot (7-8 hrs Drive)

Today, we will experience a full day drive from Kathmandu to pass through a large number of local towns and villages to reach at Gongar Khola. Here, you will find teahouses to have meals and rest.

DAY 4 - Trek to Simigaon (2,000m) (4-5 hrs walk)

Gongor Khola is the beginning point of our trek followed by a trial into dense forests consisting of many up and down road. We have to trek across the river bank and head to cross a suspension bridge before we should go to climb a steep uphill leading to Simigaun, known popularly as a Sherpa village.

DAY 5 - Trek to Dovan (2,850m) (5-6 hrs walk)

Here, we will have a forward trek journey starting from Simigaun to pass from many villages inhabited by local communities of Sherpa people. Here, we get glimpses of Gaurishankar Himal just above the valley of Rolwaling. Our trail continues through beautiful pine forests and goes a steep ascent via rocky ridge, while it ends at reaching to Dovan.

DAY 6 - Trek to Beding (3,690m) (5-6 hrs walk)

Our trail will follow across Rolwaling Khola river bank and pass from pine and rhododendron forests in combination with stunning views of the Gaurishankar Himal. Later on, we cross a suspension bridge to reach Beding, the nearby Sherpa village.

DAY 7 - Trek to Na Village (4,180m) (3-4hrs walk)

Today, we will follow a simple and an easy trek to reach at Na Village, which acts as a home to many teahouses and provides a large number of camping grounds for adventure trekkers.

DAY 8 - Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.

On the eighth day of our trek, we will have rest at Na Village for exploration and acclimatization. Here, we will experience hiking across Na Mountains and move ahead to a small valley named Kharka and follow the trail towards the base camp of Yalung peak. Alternatively, we may climb towards the end of Tsho Rolpa Lake to get views of Kang Nachago above the Na Village.

DAY 9 - Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake 4,560m (4-5 hrs walk)

Our team will leave the Na Village to cross the wooden bridge present at the left bank of nearby Rolwaking River. Later on, by following the trek in between two mountain glaciers, we will enter the ablation valley and thereby, view the Tsho Rolpa Lake.

DAY 10 - Trek Trek from Tsho Rolpa to Drolambu Glacier (4,880m/16,006ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs Trek

Today, our trail will follow to reach to the northern side i.e. towards the snout of famous Drolambu Glacier.

DAY 11 - Trek from Drolambu Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Camp (5,665m/18,581ft altitude) via Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18,876ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk) Trek

Our team will cross the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass and follow the trail to climb a natural ramp to head for crossing it. During this time, we get many magnificent views of nearby peaks from the top portion of the mountain pass. Finally, we will descend gradually to reach at the Tashi Lapcha Camp.

DAY 12 - Trek from Tashi Lapcha Camp to Thyangbo Kharka (4,230m/13,874ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs Trek

Starting from Tashi Lapcha Camp our team will follow a downhill trek towards Thyangbo Kharka. This place has many teahouses and provides many good camping sites to trekkers want to experience adventure activities.

DAY 13 - Trek from Tyangbo Kharka to Namche Bazaar (3,450m/11,316ft altitude) 5-6 Hrs Trek

Starting from Tyangbo Kkarka, we will go for an easy trail of two hours to Thame and then we will walk across Bhote-Khosi River. Moreover, by descending in a gentle way, we continue to cross the Dudh Koshi river bridge and finally, by passing through teahouses as well as local villages, we reach to the Sherpa capital i.e. Namche Bazaar.

DAY 14 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) 5-6 Hrs Trek

Our trek will end by following a walk to reach at Lukla.

DAY 15 - Morning flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (30 Min Flight)

On the morning, we will take a flight to go back to the capital city Kathmandu and then to your booked hotel.

DAY 16 - Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.

Here, you will get a spare day to be the part of personal activities or may go for additional activities, including Ramdung peak climbing as per your made request.

DAY 17 - Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport.

Finally, our team will drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport according to your flight schedule.