Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek 20 days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Cultural Tour and Trekking
  • Best Season March - May and October - December
  • Group Size Min2, Max 12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5,755m

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek in Nutshell

The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is an exciting journey with a great combination in the wild Himalayan region that connects the trails of Rolwaling and the Khumbu in a fascinating mix of the Rolwaling valley that lies East West of Mt. Gauri Shankar at 7145m & close-up to the Tibetan border that runs into Tashi Lapcha which is one of the well-known famous passes through Cho Rolpa as you sweep into the biggest populated village of the Khumbu when you enter the Khumjung valley that makes up the heart of the well-known villages of the legendary sherpas in this area.

Rolwaling is blessed with a lovely eco-system that is abundant with bio-diversity of a special kind which makes this area a prime destination for adventure in Nepal. The Rolwaling & Tashi Lapcha pass at (5700m) are technically closed to outsiders; however, one can obtain a permit for Ramdung, a well-known trekking peak & then the Nepal Mountaineering Association {NMA} office issues a permit for Rolwaling & Tashi Lapcha. Hiking in this area can be dangerous sometimes due to the rock falling on the western side & the path along the icefalls is getting technically more difficult to navigate to the movement of the glacier. Attempting Ramdung peak in this region is an added incentive for trekking in this area.

in welcome mystery, trekking in this remote region is an experience that can influence your holidays for all practical purposes, It’s a wild Shangri-la that needs exploratory to the core. This territory was once the take-off point for expeditions that set out to search for the elusive ‘’Yeti’’, retroactively becoming the source of some interesting tales on the weird yeti which still hasn’t been found despite evidence of footprints. The Tamang ethnic community makes up the prime inhabitants of this area and their colorful liberal traditions bring a special charm to this region where you are enchanted with the awesome mountain landscapes & the different vegetation as you pass through different elevations on your journey. The lovely vistas of Pharchamo peak (6187m) & Ramdung at 5925m make this region a challenging & attractive trip where the rewards are abundantly fulfilling for its endless diverse natural beauty.

The best season really for the Tashi Lapcha Rolwaling Pass trek is March to May and September to December. The months of September to November would probably be the best time because of the clear skies that give you jaw-dropping views.

If your itinerary is too lengthy, we could give you a trip to this area to suit your desires and the duration of the holidays. The Adventure Club trek operates Private treks at any time of the season except the monsoon months. Some previous trekking experience in mountains would be ideal for you to truly enjoy your trip to this area, but it’s not mandatory. If you need more information about the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CHECK US OUT, we’d be glad to help you.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude,300m/4,264ft

After breakfast, our city guide will take you to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple is located on the hill from where you can get a picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupathinath temple, one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, is located in the eastern part of the city. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupas in Asia. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire, a centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples, and other buildings, with the finest architecture, with fine cuts, and wood carvings. In the afternoon, we get our equipment checked by our Trekking leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude,300m/4,264ft

Today we travel by jeep from Kathmandu to Sigatte with enough variation in the landscape to interest you along the journey. You may be surprised as we turn a corner and before you is a snow-clad mountain that looms before your eyes. We will stop along the way and visit Bhimeswor Temple, one of the oldest in Dolakha at around 200 years. An hour later on a fairly rough road, we come to the place where we will camp for the night, ideally located on the bank of the Tama Kosi River

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude1020m/3345ft

The trial follows deep into the Bhote Kosi’s valley. We pass a flat river through terrace fields, hamlets, and picturesque villages. We walk through a dense rhododendron forest and cross a suspension bridge to Jagat. The views of the Gaurishanker (7145m) on the way through the forest is mind-blowing. We can see the area adorned with prayer flags and chortens though it is a Hindu settlement area

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude250m/4100ft

Today we leave the valley and head in an easterly direction before ascending to the Sherpa and Tamang village of Simigaon. Like many mountain villages, the countryside is abundant with terraced farm land. Just above Gaurishankar on a hill is a Tibetan monastery.

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude2025m/6643ft

Today, we pass through a rhododendron-bamboo forest and enter the Rolwaling valley. The path steadily climbs towards Gyalche and eventually descends back down to the river. We set up our camp on the bank of Rolwaling Khola, a narrow green belt beneath Gaurishanker.

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude2800m/9185ft

Our trail today heads uphill through a forest with opportunities to take in some fantastic mountain views and nearby landscape. On arrival at Beding, we have a clear view of Mt. Melungtse I (7181m), the highest peak in the Rolwaling Himal. Beding has been known for years and especially by the early mountaineers heading for Everest. Beding is a traditional Sherpa village and its hospitality extends to its making of Chaang (barley beer) and salted yak butter tea. In the center of the village lies a Buddhist monastery of significant importance to the community. Tonight we camp on the bank of the river in Beding

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude3690m/12105ft

Today is an important day as we need to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Health specialists recommend staying active to better assist the process. One option is to take a trek to Malung La Pass (5616m) which would assist in acclimatizing. As we climb to the pass the views become more spectacular and ultimately we can see more than fifteen snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and areas of the forest below us– a real feast for the eyes! Tonight we camp at Beding

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude3690m/12105ft

The initial part of today’s trek is a short distance to Na, situated on the bank of a river. From Na, we can explore the vivid blue glacial lakes and the surrounding mountains reflecting off them. Na village sits in a valley just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake. From here we have more amazing views of the towering snow-clad peaks of Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m), and Yalung Ri (5630m). We make camp in this small Sherpa village for the night.

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude4185m/13750ft

Today is another day where we must acclimatize to avoid the risk of altitude sickness. We have the option of climbing to Yalung La Pass (5094m). On the way, we have a startling view of Ramdung Peak’s glacier and numerous streams cutting through it. From here we also can see Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake, Yalung Glacier in the east, Ramdung Peak (5930m) in the south, Yalung Ri (5630m) in the west, and stunning views of the Himalayans in the north toward the border with Tibet. Tonight we sleep in a tent at Na

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude4185m/13750ft

We climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake to prevent it from splitting the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below. We continue along the south bank. (The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank and passing through Chobu, which no longer exists. In fact, the moraines bordering the lake have all collapsed into it.) And after a 300m climb, we cross a disordered moraine area and scramble down the height we walked up. We set a campsite in a sandy amphitheater, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers.

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude4750m/15582

Our trial heads towards the Trakarding glacier. Trakarding is a huge, impressive rocky area that gives way to large sections of bluish ice from time to time. We struggle towards a rocky spur, beneath the Dolumbau glacier and climb up a rock face. We set up a rope for the porters to help them to scramble up the 160m before accessing the campsite area. The fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial wall of the Drolumbau glacier to the north is indeed an incredible spot. The views of countless streams running off the glacier, falling rocks, and collapsing ice from the glacier are interesting.

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude5205m/17075

Today the trail is somewhat difficult and physically demanding as we climb a fairly steep trail to Drolumbau Glacier. Once there we will be amply rewarded with some fantastic views of Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m), and numerous other peaks along the Tibetan border. Our trail takes us across moraines and some moderate slopes, across areas of glacial ice as we ascend to the summit. Tonight we camp 300m below the summit at the pass

  • AccommodationTented camp
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude5755m/18820ft

Today’s trek is more relaxing as we descend to Thame. Prior to entering Thame, we catch views of its picturesque monastery on a nearby hill before we finally enter this amazingly quaint Sherpa village. Thame is a gathering place and central hub for Tibetan traders in the region along with their yak caravans making it a relatively colorful hive of activity. Their caravans have made their way through Nangpa La Pass (5716m) and are ultimately heading to Namche Bazaar and further afield

  • AccommodationTented Camp/Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude3805m/12482

Today is an easy day as we trek for 3 to 4 hours before reaching Namche Bazaar where we stay the night. 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude3440m/11283ft

Today’s trek will take us to Syangboche Airport (3700m) which claims to be the highest airport in the world and then continue on to Everest View Hotel –well known for its panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache, and other peaks. On the return journey, we will visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude3440m/11283ft

After breakfast, we prepare for the final epic of this adventurous trek. We take the same path back to Lukla. We cross the Hillary Suspension Bridge and pass by various settlements going uphill and downhill and reach Lukla. You will have free time to enjoy sightseeing and roam about the Lukla village. In the evening you can have fun and celebrate the moment. Overnight in Lukla.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Max. Altitude2800m/9184ft

In the early morning, we take a flight to Kathmandu. After landing at the airport in Kathmandu, you will transfer to the hotel for much-needed rest. In the evening, Adventure Club Trek will host a farewell dinner for you at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: In case of a flight delay, either you will have to stay in Lukla till the weather becomes clear or you have the option to take a helicopter ride. In case of maintenance of a domestic airport in Kathmandu, you may have to fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport and drive further to Kathmandu. The 4 to 5-hour drive may extend due to the traffic congestion.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1300m

Today is the leisure day, actually, an extra day saved to meet the deadline in case of any delays due to bad weather in Lukla. If everything goes well as planned, this day is used as a leisure day in Kathmandu. You are free to spend the day roaming around or do the shopping for souvenirs or just relax. If you need a guide, we will be at your service. In the evening, the Adventure Club Trek will host a farewell dinner for you in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1300m

Our Journey ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungeejumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees, and vehicle
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced guide required a number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu including departure Tax
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-Shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide,s porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 02, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOctober 21, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $3228

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