Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Camping Trek
  • Transport: Public Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m)

Highlights

  • The Tso Rolpa Lake, the biggest glacial lake in Nepal.
  • Crossing Tashi Lapcha Pass.
  • Incredible Himalayan vistas.
  • Frozen streams and icefalls.
  • Namche Bazaar, the major Sherpa hub in Everest region of Nepal.
  • Short thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Description

There are lots of trekking trails in Nepal that are wonderful to trek. The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is an incredibly remote trek. This trek combines Rolwaling valley in Dolakha Nepal and Khumbu region. Trekking to remote locations, this trek offers uncountable ‘wow’ moments and sceneries.

Rolwaling valley trek takes you to the incredible Himalayas and challenging high mountain passes. The quaint mountains hide the beautiful Rolwaling valley. Lying at the foot of Gaurishankar Himal, this valley is a part of Gauri Shankar Conservation Area.

People believe that this mystical valley is a home of a mystic creature called

‘Yeti’. This beautiful trek is a classic combination of Mt. Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa Himal, Mt. Everest, Tso Rolpa Lake, and several other natural wonders.

Tachi Lapcha pass, the highest pass in this trek is a major highlight of this trek. This trek rewards the trekkers with sights of admirable beauty lying beyond the Himalayas. Trekking through the frozen lakes, waterfalls, and glaciers.

The perplexing views of ancient monasteries, quaint villages, wildest trails are overwhelming. This trek is something that you shouldn’t miss. Come quaint your hunger for trekking by trekking in Tashi Lapcha pass.

This trek requires good mountaineering skills and physical fitness. For a beginner, this trek is not a good choice. We have several other destinations for trekking in Nepal. To those who have past high altitude trekking experience, the wild trails of Rolwaling Valley and Tashi Lapcha pass are desperately waiting.

Trek with us. Mount Mania is a renowned trekking agency in Nepal. We have our own history of safe and successful trips and tours in Nepal. If you have any queries, do not hesitate. We are here to assist you. Contact Us.

Itinerary

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Starting from Kathmandu, we will take a jeep ride to Shigati, Dolakha. We will ride towards the northeast direction on a beautiful Highway. The road is good and is equally scenic. You will ride on the river bank through Sindhuli road. Sindhuli road is one of the beautifully architectured roads in Nepal.

Enjoy the scenery of green hills. You will also see Himalayan views if the visibility is good. The trail, at Lamosaghu, leaves the highway and makes a move towards Jiri. On our way, we will see the Dolakha Bhimsen Temple. It is a popular Hindu temple in the region.

After approximately an hour’s drive from the Temple, we will reach Shigati. Overnight at a lodge.

Driving Time: 7 to 8 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Shigati
  • Altitude: 950m

From Shigati, we will trek to Suri Dovan. From there the trek route follows the river bed of Bhote Kosi. We will trek down to the river valley of Bhotekosi. The river is flat and wide. We will walk through a beautiful settlement around the valley.

Along the trail, we will see rice terrains and beautiful streams. There is a dense Rhododendron forest that ends as we cross a suspension Bridge and move towards Jagat. While trekking, you will see amazing views of Gaurisankar Himal.

At the villages on the trail, you will see people of different ethnicities. Most of the people here are Buddhists. However, you’ll see the colorful prayer flags hanging around. After walking for a few hours, we will reach Jagat.

Jagat is a small town where you can interact with locals of different ethnicity. Overnight at lodge.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1050m

We will have our breakfast at the lodge in Jagat. From there, we will set off on the trekking trail towards Simi Gaun. The trail passes on a flat surface for nearly two hours. Now, we will leave the valley and will take an ascent continuing towards the east.

Now, we will walk through beautiful forests, sometimes ascending, sometimes descending. The trail is Nepali flat. We will follow a river bank and will cross the suspension bridge. From there, the trail takes a sharp ascend.

After the ascent is a beautiful Sherpa village of Simigaon. You will see a beautiful view of Gaurishankar Himal from there.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Simi Gaun
  • Altitude: 1900m

We will trek towards Gyalchen today. We will have a nice breakfast at the lodge in Simi Gaun. Then, we will begin to trek. At first, we will enter a beautiful trail through a forest of Bamboo and Rhododendron.

After the forest opens, we will trek to the beautiful Rolwaling valley. Enjoy the walk through a beautiful valley. You will see splendid views of the surroundings along the trail. Now, we will make an ascend towards Gyalchen. Gyalchen is a beautiful place with amazing scenic views.

From Gyalchen, we will take a descend. We will set a camp on the riverbank of Rolwaling Khola.

The views of Gaurishanker Himal can be best observed from there.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Gyalchen
  • Altitude: 3300m

Today, we will start the trek with an uphill climb through the forests of Rhododendron. You will see excellent views of the mountains. Walking through this trail in Spring will be super exciting with Rhododendron blossoms everywhere.

You will see different views of Gaurishankar Himal from Many parts on the trail. Walking uphill, we will reach Beding, a small and beautiful village. Most of the young people in this village are among the Everest trekkers and summiteers. They are the guides and porters.

At the village, there is an old Buddhist monastery. You can also see the stunning view of Melungtse I (7181m), from here.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Beding
  • Altitude: 3650m

We will have our breakfast in the tent kitchen. We will then start trekking towards the Na Gaun. The trail passes on a riverside. The trail is peaceful and quiet. You will hear the sounds made by the splashing river and the birds chirping around.

Na Gaun lies below the amazing glacial lake, Tso Rolpa. You will see brilliant pictures of the exotic Himalayas like Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m) painted on the backdrop.

We will camp at a beautiful viewpoint.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Na Gaun
  • Altitude: 4100m

Today is our rest day in Na Gaun. We will take a hike to Yalung La on this day. The trail ascends steadily through a beautiful trail. We will see amazing views of Ramdun peak icefall from the trail. Also, today we will see some amazing views of the Tso Rolpa lake.

Towards the east, we will see Yalung Glacier. Ramdung Peak (5930m) stands tall in the southern direction. You will see alluring views of Yalung Ri (5630m) towards the west. Looking towards the north, you will see adorable Tibetan Himalayas.

After observing the 360-degree Himalayan panoramas from Yalung La (4600m), we will trek down to Na Gaun.

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Na Gaun
  • Altitude: 4100m

We will finally trek to the Tso Rolpa lake today. Tso Rolpa is a high altitude glacial lake in Nepal. Our trek begins with a gradual ascent. We will walk slowly through the scenic trail. If the weather is good, you will see some excellent views of surrounding Himalayas and landscapes.

We will see unbelievable views of Mt. Menlung along with the other Tibetan mountains. We will climb the rocky moraine of the glacier. Unfolding the mesmerizing views one after another we fill finally reach Tso Rolpa lake.

Trek Duration: 7 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tso Rolpa Lake
  • Altitude: 4183m

Today is our acclimatization day at Tso Ropla Tal. It is such a beautiful place. Tomorrow, we will be gaining more than 1000 meters in one day. Thus it is absolutely necessary that we acclimatize properly.

Acclimatization helps your body to cope with or adjust in the thin air of Himalayas. This is necessary to prevent you from being a victim of altitude sickness. So today, we will trek to some higher altitudes near Tso Rolpa for best Himalayan views. After the hike, we will return back to a lower altitude at Tso Rolpa lake and sleep there. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tso Rolpa Lake
  • Altitude: 4183m

Today, we will trek to the base of the highest pass on the trek, Tashi Lapcha pass. Our trial from Tso Rolpa lake heads towards the Trakarding glacier. This is a large glacier surrounded with rocky mountains around. The trail is not easy. You should be very careful while you are climbing the rocky faces.

Before today’s campsite, the trail is highly strenuous. You will see the porters struggling really hard on this portion of the trail. You will see many glaciers and streams. You will be spellbound by the amazing views of countless streams.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tashi Lapcha Phedi
  • Altitude: 5460m

Today is again another acclimatization day. On this day, we will again hike to some places at higher altitude. On our way, we will see impressive views of frozen glacial lakes and the numerous streams originating from there.

We will also observe the outstanding Himalayas all around u, so near, so close. After hiking, we will return back to Phedi

Trekking Duration: 4 to 5 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tashi Lapcha Phedi
  • Altitude: 5460m

Today, we will cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass. Crossing such a higher pass is exciting. It is adventurous. You will see amazing views surrounding you while you walk. You will have a remarkable time doing this trek.

We will cross the pass and will go to Ngole. We will stay overnight there.

Trek Duration: 8 to 9 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Tashi Lapcha Pass
  • Altitude: 5755m

Today is relatively easier. We will trek down through the high altitude. On the way, we will also make a visit a beautiful monastery on the trail. Walking further, we will meet the beautiful village of Thame. Finally, we arrive at a place close to the Everest base camp trek route. 

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Thame
  • Altitude: 3820m

Finally today, we will be trekking to the capital town of Sherpas in Everest. Trekking over the splendid trekking trails, we will walk to Namche Bazaar. At Namche, you will see a town with shops, lodges, pubs, and clustered settlement.

A comfortable overnight at a lodge in Namche. Trust me, you will have a pleasing night there. You can also take hot showers there.

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3438m

While trekking in this trail, you’ll see lots of trekkers. This is one of the busiest trekking trails in Nepal. This is a common trekking trail for the trekkers trekking in Everest region. The trail is beautiful. Trekkers say today’s day as the “day of crossing the suspension bridges”. You will be crossing like seven suspension bridges over the same Dudh Kosi river.

At Lukla, there is a small market. There are plenty of lodge and teahouses. Overnight in Lukla.

Trek Duration: 8 to 9 hours

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2860m

From Lukla airport, we will fly to Kathmandu. The flight is a short flight. However, it offers the most thrilling experience while taking off. You will see mountain views ahead of you while the plane is flying. After nearly 40 minutes after takeoff from Lukla, you will reach Kathmandu.

You will land at Kathmandu airport where our representatives will pick you. They will drive you to your hotel in Kathmandu in a private vehicle.

You can do sightseeing around Kathmandu in the afternoon. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Flight Time: 40 minutes

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Camping and Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu to Shingati)
  • Flight Ticket (Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • Porter with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Cooking Staff and Helper 
  • All Camping equipment like Tents and Kitchen equipment
  • All Necessary Trekking Permits (Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Helpers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
15 Dec, 2019 - 30 Dec, 2019AvailableUS$2300
22 Dec, 2019 - 06 Jan, 2020AvailableUS$2300
29 Dec, 2019 - 13 Jan, 2020AvailableUS$2300

Useful Information

Best Time of Year for Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Like the other Himalayan treks in Nepal, the best time of the year for Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is during Autumn. This time of year is when the views are clearest. Also, the sky looks brightest during Autumn. You will love the bright radiance of the sun. The weather and temperature remain calm with lease chances of rain and snow.

Spring is the second best season for Tashi Lapcha Pass trekking. This is the time for nature lovers. The forests at lower elevation will fill with colorful blossoms of wildflowers. You will have a lovely time trekking in mild weather of Spring.

We do not recommend winter and summer treks to Tashi Lapcha trek. This trek will be quite risky for these seasons.

Trekking Grade and Difficulties During Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Tashi Lapcha is one of the strenuous remote treks in Nepal. For a beginner, this is non-recommendable. If you have years of trekking experiences at high altitude, this is a moderate level trekking.

Some of the major trek difficulties during this trek are:

  • Altitude is one of the major difficulty factors. You will be reaching above at an altitude of 5755 meters. This is higher than Kalapathar, 5555 meters, the highest point on the Everest base camp trek. Be careful, you are prone to altitude sickness at such altitudes.
  • Camp trekking is difficult. You should have all your luggage, tents, foods, and other essential carried. Camping is one of the reasons why the Tashi Lapcha pass is a difficult trek.
  • Rugged and Remote trails. Some portion of the trail is super adventurous. You will have nerve-shaking experiences while walking over rocky cliffs.
  • Weather at high altitudes is unpredictable. Bad weather can hit you at any time while trekking. Keep updated on weather conditions. Also, pack adequate trekking and camping gears. If needed, take help from Packing lists for trekking in Nepal.