Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Camping Trek
Transport: Public Vehicle
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
Group Size: 2 - 16
Max Elevation: Tsho Rolpa Lake (4588m)
- Incredible mountain vista including Gauri Shankar (7145m), Melungtse (7181m), and others
- Observing the beautiful turquoise Lake Tsho Rolpa (4580m)
- Gorgeous sunrise and sunsets from various points of the Tsho Rolpa Lake trek
- Various mani walls, prayer flags, and monastery along the trail
- Exploring the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Sherpa community
- Spotting rare wildlife along the trail
- Fantastic Bird watching opportunity along the trail
- Scenic drive on the Araniko highway
- Tasting the delicious local cuisine
- Incredible hospitality of the local people
Tsho Rolpa Trek is a lovely off the beaten trek located in the Rolwaling Valley region. This hidden trek takes you to the pristine turquoise lake of Tsho Rolpa (4580 m). The gorgeous lake lies between the majestic Langtang and Everest mountain ranges. It is one of the biggest glacier lakes in Nepal.
According to legends, the Rolwaling Valley is one of the seven hidden valleys and home of the mythical creature Yeti. The terraced farmed hills, mani walls, Himalayan rivers, rhododendron forests, and serene waterfalls will enchant you. The views of the Gauri Shankar (7145m), Melungtse (7181m), and other snow-capped mountains are breathtaking.
Tsho Rolpa lake falls under the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP). “Tsho” means lake and “Rolpa '' denotes the Rolwaling valley in the Sherpa language. The trails constructed by a swiss project are well marked with proper information and marks. It is also famous for having a beautiful Cantilever Bridge.
Moreover, our long-duration Tsho Rolpa trek itinerary allows you to acclimatize and explore the region in a relaxed manner. You will have to trek for around 6-8 hours; hence a good level of fitness is essential for the trek. A good training routine at least two weeks before the trek is essential.
You will also get to explore the culture and heritage of the Sherpa and other communities. Their incredible hospitality and a warm welcome will make you fall in love with the place. We are offering this exciting trek at a reasonable cost. Read further for the Tsho Rolpa trek itinerary and other information in detail.
When is the Best Time for the Tsho Rolpa Trek?
The peak season for trekking in Nepal is the Autumn (September- November) and the Spring (March-May). The stable weather conditions and the minimal precipitation in these months make the Tsho Rolpa Lake trek a great adventure in these seasons.
Autumn (September- November)
The Autumn months from September to November are a great time for the Tsho Rolpa lake trek. You will get moderate temperatures in the daytime that are perfect for trekking. The minimal rainfall is another advantage of the trek in this season. Besides that, you will also get the complete cultural experience of the local community in Autumn.
Spring months of March to May is another exciting time for the Tsho Rolpa Lake trek in the region. The wildflowers, including Rhododendron, bloom all over the hills painting the hilly landscapes, red and pink. The spring months provide us beautiful weather and ideal trekking temperatures for trekking.
Off-season Tsho Rolpa trek in the monsoon and the winter season are quite challenging. The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall in the area, which leads to slippery and leech-infested trails.
Moreover, there are also risks of avalanches and landslides in the region. Winter season brings heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures in the region. Hence, the Autumn and the Spring season are the best time for the Tsho Rolpa trek.
How Difficult is the Tsho Rolpa Trek?
Tsho Rolpa Trek is a moderately challenging trek in Nepal. Beginners might find this newly built trail quite challenging. Hence, a good amount of training before the trek is essential. Altitude is one of the significant factors of difficulty during the trek.
The maximum elevation during the trek is 4580 m. This high altitude Tsho Rolpa Lake trek brings the risk of altitude sickness among trekkers. Therefore, acclimatization and regular hydration is a must while trekking. Besides that, you should also trek at a gradual pace and not hurry to reach the destination.
Moreover, the rugged trail goes up and down a lot and also comes with lots of stone steps, which are a challenge for trekkers of all skill levels. You will need to walk around the narrow landscapes around the cliffs. Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is thus tricky in these aspects.
Another difficulty factor of the trek is the weather conditions. Weather remains unpredictable in the higher altitude region. Hence, you should check the weather condition before you start on the trek. You should also pack trekking gear and other essentials during the trek.
Overall, the Tsho Rolpa trek is moderately challenging, and with proper preparation, you can complete the trek with ease.