Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
Welcome to Nepal. Our representatives will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. They will pick you up and drop you at the hotel. Enjoy the evening strolling around the nearby market. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Gonggar via Dolakha 1660m/7-8 hours by Jeep and trek to Simigaon2020m/1-2 hours
After breakfast, we drive to Gonggar via Dolakha. Along the way, we can encounter the views of Sunkoshi and Bhote Khosi rivers. Driving past Dolakha, Pikhuti, Suri Dobhan, and Manthali alongside Tama Koshi River, we arrive in Gonggar. From Gonggar, we trek past a Sherpa village through the rhododendron forest to reach Simigaon. We will have an alluring panorama of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) from Simigaon. Overnight at a lodge in Simigaon.
Day 3: Trek from Simigaon to Dongang 3791m/5-6 hours
Descend downhill to a steep trail and go around the edge by climbing the vertical stone steps. Enter the rhododendron forest and walk through the trail to reach the Rolwaling River. Then, climb uphill through the forest along with the view of Mount 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 walks through lush rhododendron forest with ascents and descents until reaching Nyamare village. Then with a panoramic view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m), we walk to Beding, the largest Sherpa village of Rolwaling region. There is a Gompa at the entry of the village and the holy Gaurishankar Temple a little above the village. Overnight at a lodge in Beding.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day
Today is a day set apart for acclimatization. We can either rest or go for the short excursion. We hike up to Menlung La Pass (5616m) walking on the moraines. From the top of Menlung La, a remarkable view of snowy mountains including the holy Mount Gaurishankar (7134m), glaciers, and the lush forest in the Beding valley can be seen. Overnight at a lodge in Beding.
Day 6: Trek from Beding to Na 4180m/4-5 hours
After breakfast, we start by a slow ascend on the bank of Rolwaling River until we reach Dhogre. After walking further, the valley slowly opens to a huge Mani stone wrapped with prayer flags and a large rock with an image of Bodhisattva painted on it. Finally, we reach Na Gaon situated on the bank of the Rolwaling River. Overnight at a lodge in Na.
Day 7: Acclimatization day: explore to Yalung Base Camp
We take another day for acclimatization. We walk through the icy and slippery trail of Yalung Base Camp, which is an excellent exploration for acclimatizing. An amazing view of snowy peaks and the surrounding glaciers. We then hike back to Na Gaon. Overnight at a lodge in Na.
Day 8: Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake 4540m/4-5 hours
After breakfast, we leave Na Gaon and cross the wooden bridge over the Rolwaling River. We move on somewhat steep trail uphill. We trek on the moraines of Rolwaling Glacier to reach the majestic glacial lake. Tsho Rolpa Lake is the biggest and one of the most popular lakes in Nepal that is situated at the altitude of 4540m. The deep blue lake hosts an amazing reflection of the surrounding hills and snowy-peaks as it envelops the vicinity in tranquility. Overnight at a tented camp in Tsho Rolpa Lake.
Day 9: Trek from Tsho Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier 4800m/7-8 hours
Although short, distance-wise, the trek will be tough today as we are required to walk through the icy and challenging trail of Trakarding Glacier throughout the day. With a view of several mountains like Rolwaling Kang (6664m), Takargo (6671m), and Jabou Ri (6166m) among others, we climb on a rocky terrain to reach Trakarding. Overnight at a tented camp in Trakarding Glacier.
Day 10: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Phedi 5755m/6-7 hours
The trail goes uphill through some rock climbing and a slow walk on the glacier. We now leave the trail of Trakarding Glacier and walk through Drolambau Glacier. This will be a difficult day because we walk on slippery trails. The scenic beauty will be amazing to experience as we will be seeing snow all around us. Walking on Drolambau Glacier, we arrive in Tashi Labcha Phedi. Overnight at a tented camp in Tashi Lapcha Phedi.
Day 11: Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phedi to Tashi Camp 5200m/7-8 hours via Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755m
Steep climb from Tashi Lapcha Phedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) will lead us to Tashi Lapcha Camp (5665m), which is also known as Tashi Lapcha Phuk. After a hard climb, we reach the top of Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m), which separates Rolwaling region from Khumbu region. We now enter Sagarmatha National Park and descend for a short time to reach Tashi Lapcha Camp. Overnight at a tented camp in Tashi Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Tashi Lapcha Camp to Thyangbo 4350m/4-5hours
Today, we will be experiencing relatively easier glacier walking as the trails are smooth and downhill. Descending from Tashi Lapcha Camp, we arrive in Ngole, whose trail is full of snow and ice. Then we descend on the trail to reach Parchemuche Tsho, a glacial lake in the Khumbu region, en route to Thyangbo. With a view of Pasang Lhamu Chuli (7350m and Cho Oyu (8201m), we arrive in Thyangbo. Overnight at a tented camp/lodge in Thyangbo.
Day 13: Trek from Thyangbo to Thame 3820m/4-5 hours
Early morning, we walk through yak pastureland and arrive at the yak herder's temporary huts. This trail is bumpy and slowly goes downhill. We will follow a small stream throughout the way as we relish the beauty and calmness of the environment. We arrive at the Power House before entering the village of Thame. In the evening, we will visit the Thame Monastery and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Thame.
Day 14: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar 3440m/5-6 hours
The trail descends slowly to Samde. Get the sights of great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Taboche (6367m), and other peaks of Khumbu region. Crossing several villages and monasteries, the trail descends to Syangboche before reaching Namche Bazaar. Then, following the trails of Bhote Koshi River, we arrive in the commercial hub of Namche Bazaar. The Sherpa town is vibrant with tourists from all around the world. Overnight at a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla 2840m/6-7 hours
Leaving behind Namche Bazaar, we trek with Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River on our every side. Reaching the confluence of these two rivers at Larja Dobhan, we descend to Jorsalle and exit Sagarmatha National Park. Then, we trek alongside Dudh Koshi River as we cross many villages, monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer wheels to arrive in Lukla. Overnight at a lodge in Lukla.
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 40 minutes
We take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (40 minutes) over the spectacular mountain peaks. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel so that you can rest and freshen up. Later, you can wander around the streets of Kathmandu and do some shopping for your loved ones back home. Feel free to get the taste of local food and lovely ambiance of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Reserve day for flight cancellation from Lukla to Kathmandu due to bad weather
In case your flight gets delayed or canceled from Lukla, you can extend this one day on your trip. The cancellation can be due to bad weather. You can explore the place and try to get along with the locals. You can meet the local people and hear different stories from them. Try their traditional food and enjoy the day along with the amazing surrounding. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Farewell. We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time. We hope to see you again!
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Tour - Lodge and partly camping)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual trekker; USD 4140
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 3090 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3-4 trekkers basis; USD 2850 per person
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