Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek (High Glacial Lake in Rolwaling Valley), 10 Days
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Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek (High Glacial Lake in Rolwaling Valley), 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 8

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is one of the least visited trekking routes located in the Rolwaling region which takes you to the largest glacial lake in Nepal, Tsho Rolpa. Although a neighbor to the most famous trekking destinations, Everest region, Tsho Rolpa remains remote and serene in all its glory. Apart from the pristine lake Tsho Rolpa itself, the trek features a continuous panorama of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) adding beauty to the trek. The remote trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake may be challenging, but it is full of amazing facets of nature to make it a trip worth heading for. 

The Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek begins from Dolakha, near Charikot, an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail moves along the Tama Koshi River for the most part of the trek and also follows Rolwaling River on the upper regions. Throughout the trek, you will have a spectacular vista of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) as you walk through the small settlements of Rolwaling valley. The highlight of this trek, Tsho Rolpa Lake, is located between small hills and the surrounding mountains that make the view appear surreal. Also, the tranquil environment around the lake makes the trek worth it. Since the route takes you to the Tibetan border side, a huge influence of Buddhism can be seen in the area. However, we can see the culture and lifestyle of Brahmin, Chhetri, and Sherpa people. The trek allows the trekkers to experience the Sherpa culture of Rolwaling valley as it reaches the villages like Chhetchhet and Beding. The trail is mostly waterfalls, rivers, Mani walls, rice fields, and meadows working together to make the trek a memorable journey.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition, for the last 15 years, has been organizing various tours and treks in different parts of Nepal. Our team has crafted the itinerary in such a way that you do not miss any aspect of Nepal: cultural or natural. Our guides are very friendly and are usually from the local region, but also fluent in English to help you make the most out of your trip. We accommodate you in the best lodges available and provide you with a private land cruiser for off-road drives. So, remember us for a journey in the Himalayas.

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Rolwaling Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
10 Days
Highest Elevation
4,540 m (14,895 ft)
Moderate to Strenuous
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodges during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn ( Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Private 4W Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! You will be greeted by our representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Chhetchhet 1377m via Dolakha 1660m/7-8 hours by private vehicle and trek to Simigaon 2020m/2-3 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Dolakha on our private vehicle. Along the way, we can enjoy the views of Sunkoshi and Bhote Khosi rivers. We stop by a place called Mude for lunch and enjoy the picturesque villages and amazing mountain views as we continue our drive to Chhetchhet. The whole trip takes about 7-8 hours. Cross a suspension bridge and ascend into the forest and through the fields. Continue passing the Chorten to reach Simigaon, where Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) rises over the valley. Explore the Buddhist Monastery and other areas in the evening. Overnight at a lodge in Simigaon.

Day 3: Trek from Simigaon to Dongang 2791m/5-6 hours
Leave the village from the Gompa of Simigaon, and descend to a slope and go around the edge by ascending to the vertical stone steps. Enter the forest and walk through the up and down trail to reach Rolwaling River. Then, climb uphill through the forest along with the view of Gaurishankar (7134m). Ascend uphill till the trail becomes flat and smooth to reach Dongang. Overnight at a lodge in Dongang.

Day 4: Trek from Dongang to Beding 3690m/5-6 hours
The trail today passes the forest along with ascents and descents until reaching Nyamare village. Here we have lunch and rest for a while. After lunch, we walk to the distant and the largest settlement in the Rolwaling region, the Sherpa village of Beding. Enjoying the view of the snow-capped mountains and the waterfalls en route, we reach Beding. There is an ancient Gompa at the entry gate of the village. Overnight at a lodge in Beding.

Day 5: Trek from Beding to Na 4180m/4-5 hours
We start with a slow ascend on the right bank of Rolwaling River until we reach kharka in Dhogre. We can see the magnificent Gaurishankar (7134m) looking different because of the different angle. After walking further, the valley slowly opens and becomes a U-shaped valley and grassland. Then, we pass huge Mani stone wrapped with prayer flags and a large rock on which the image of Bodhisattva is painted. Finally, we reach Na Gaon enclosed by stone walls. Na Gaon is at the foot of a huge series of mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Na Gaon.

Day 6: Explore to Tsho Rolpa Lake 4540m/4-5 hours
The most unforgettable and vital moment of the trek finally arrives on this day as we walk from Na Gaon to reach the well-known glacial Lake of Tsho Rolpa. Early morning, we leave Na Gaon and pass the bridge over Rolwaling River. We ascend uphill to see several kinds of edelweiss growing in the meadows. Walk between two glaciers and enter the valley and then walk to Tsho Rolpa Lake. Walking on the moraines of Rolwaling Glacier, we arrive at the mesmerizing Tsho Rolpa Lake. Tsho Rolpa is the biggest glacial lake in Nepal. The amazing natural beauty, located at over 4500 meters of altitude, will amuse the explorer in you. The turquoise lake is surrounded by bare hills and snow-capped mountains, which when reflected on the surface of the lake make it a breathtaking sight. We will enjoy the calm moment, explore the lake, take amazing pictures, and treasure the moment spent around Tsho Rolpa Lake. Then we walk back to Na Village. Overnight at a lodge in Na Gaon. 

Day 7: Trek from Na Gaon to Dongang 2791m/7-8 hours
After an unforgettable journey in the glacial lake of Tsho Rolpa, we retrace our route back following the same track to Dongang. We start walking to Beding following the trail of Rolwaling River. Once you arrive at Beding, you shall rest at leisure and explore the village. We descend through the forest with a view of Gaurishankar (7134m) until reaching Dongang. During the trek, we walk through many up and down trails. Overnight at a lodge in Dongang.

Day 8: Trek from Dongang to Chhetchhet 1377m/6-7 hours
After breakfast, we continue through the same route which we had taken before climbing up the trail. We pass through several up and down trails as well as many suspension bridges. We walk passing some small villages before we reach Chhetchhet. Overnight at a lodge in Chhetchhet.

Day 9: Drive from Chhetchhet to Kathmandu by private vehicle 7-8 hours
After a breakfast, we bid goodbye to the Rolwaling area as we drive towards Kathmandu. We drive along the countryside road enjoying the view of surrounding hills, rivers, and villages. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel. Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The farewell day! Today we bid you goodbye and drop you at the airport a few hours before the scheduled flight time.

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip)
All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 1585
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 1050 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 970 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 860 per person 

Join with Us on a Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 860
EUR 802
SFr 796
GBP 671
AUD 1.281
CAD 1.144
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private vehicle.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge/Guest-house accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25KG), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water and trekking map.
* All land transportation by private 4W vehicle.
* Gaurisankar Conservation Area Pemit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, Internet, Battery Charging and Hot Shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like down jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, andstrikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                                    Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek (High Glacial Lake in Rolwaling Valley), 10 Days


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