Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, 18 Days
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Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, 18 Days

Days: 18 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a striking journey that sums up the beauty of both Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region of Nepal. This thrilling and inspiring trek leads you to a faraway location and lets you acknowledge the lovely views of the Himalayas with the difficulties of crossing the high-mountain pass of Tashi Lapcha (5755m). Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an amazing mixture of the quiet and quaint paths of the remote Rolwaling region with the bustling trails of the Khumbu region. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek involves steep climbing, lots of patience, and rock climbing, thus, is a thrilling and adventurous journey in the Himalayas. 

Rolwaling valley is one of the hidden gorges, which is burrowed in between picturesque and grandiose mountains. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek begins with a drive to Gonggar via Dolakha from where we pass villages like Simigaon, Bedding, and Na Gaon with an amazing view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m). In Na Gaon, we explore the Yalung Glacier and climb on the training peak of Ramdung Go (5930m). Leaving Na Gaon, we climb uphill to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m), the largest glacial Lake in Nepal. Then, waking on slippery glaciers, the trail reaches Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m), which separates the Rolwaling region from the Khumbu region and the Gaurishankar Conservation Area from the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail then joins the trekking trails of the Khumbu region which is ever bustling with tourists from inside and outside the country. Enjoying the view of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and other mountain peaks of the Khumbu region, the trail heads down to the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar via Thame and leads to Lukla, from where a flight back to Kathmandu is taken. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an amazing opportunity to observe the different facets of the Himalayan lifestyle as it goes from a remote to a rather urban route of the Himalayas.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition believes in minimizing the challenges of trekking for our clients. We acquire all of your permits and assign you an English speaking guide of the local region so that your navigation is easier and efficient. For this camping trek, a team of porters and cook accompany you throughout the trek and make sure your trek is comfortable. We provide you with a private land cruiser for all off-road drives. Please note that the domestic flights are subject to the delay as the weather of the Himalayas is not quite predictable.


Facts of the Trek

Trek Region
Rolwaling-Everest Region
Type of Trek
Private Trekking
Duration
18 Days
Highest Elevation
5,755 m ( 18,881 ft)
Grade
Very Strenuous 
Meals
Full board during the trek
Accomodations
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodge and partly tended camp during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Itinerary
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

Join with us on a Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass 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.

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* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private vehicle.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket from Lukla-Kathmandu and domestic airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Lodge-based and partly tented camp accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, 1 cook and necessary porters baggage, food and fuel supply, their  food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 30-40 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, Spikes, and trekking map.
* All ground transportation by private 4W Jeep.
* All Camping equipment (Tents, Mattresses and kitchen utensils) for semi-camping purpose.
* Gaurisankar Conservation Area Permit.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit and all necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical kit box.
* Office/agency Service charge.
* All applicable 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 Equipment 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, and strikes 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.


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