The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trekking is a challenging great combo outing in the wild that connects the trails of Rolwaling and Khumbu / Everest region. Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is located in the west part of the Khumhu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the "Rolwaling" which is called simply "the grave" by the indigenous Sherpas on account of its location - buried down between steep ice-giants.
Many mysterious stories have been passed on about this valley. Through which the forefathers of the present-day Sherpa's once came. It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is supposed to make his home. Entire research expeditions have, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to find him. There are three factors, which have helped to preserve this splendid valley from the ravaging onslaught of tourists. First of all it is relatively arduous to get there at all, secondly there are neither lodgings nor food to buy, and third you need a special permit to be allowed to hike into Rolwaling.
Grade: Challenge Trek
Max. Altitude: 5775 m
Duration: 16 days
Trek Days: 13 days
Type of trek: Lodge/Teahouse
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m
Meeting at airport on arrival by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, lies in a broad valley at the edge of the Himalayan Range. Its art and architecture are an interesting blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, with its temples and markets, or take an optional excursion into the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1,350m] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs drive]
Today we take a drive leaving Kathmandu and head towards Gongor Khola. The scenic drive offers the view of the surrounding environment and the daily activities of the local people. The drive takes around eight hours to reach Gongor Khola - the starting point of the trek. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 04: Trek from Gongar Khola to Simigaun [2,000m] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Gongor Khola we follow the trail that heads along the normal path before ascending and descending through the forest. We walk along the river bank and then cross the suspension bridge before climbing up a steep uphill that leads to the Sherpa village of Simigaun. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 05: Trek from Simigaun to Dovan [2,850m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We follow our trail passing through more Sherpa villages, enjoying the magnificent views of Gaurishankar just above the Rolwaling Valley. The trails now head through a beautiful pine forest where we make a climb on to a rocky ridge. A gradual descend towards Rolwaling Khola leads us towards Dovan. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Beding [3,690m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Continuing on our trail, today we walk along the bank of Rolwaling Khola. We walk through rhododendron and pines filled forest, enjoying the inspiring views of Gaurishankar. After crossing the suspension bridge we ascend to an open plain where the Sherpa village of Beding is situated. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 07: Trek from Beding to Na Village [4,180m] [3-4hrs Trek]
Today we have a short and easy trekking day. Following the trail we make an easy gradient through fir trees. As the valley becomes broader and flatter, we continue our trek to reach Na Village. Na is scattered village where there are plenty of tea houses and offers good camping options. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.
We take a day rest at Na Village for acclimatization. Besides, Na provides a couple of good day hike options. We can head up the valley to a small kharka and follow the trail to Yalung Peak Base Camp which is five hours return trip. Or, we can climb to the end of Tsho Rolpa lake for the views of Kang Nachago above Na which takes four hours for return trip. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake [4,560m] [4-5 hrs Trek]
We start our trek by climbing a decent gradient to a bridge over the Tsho Rolpa outflow. We follow the main trail that ascends an ablation valley to the south. Along the trail we pass through Chhukyima where there are couple of teashops that are run by locals of Na Village. Continuing on our route, we trek towards the end of the valley and climb a steep uphill for a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding peaks. A gradual decent from there leads us to Kabuk. Overnight Tented Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier [4880m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We start early today because our trail leads through the crossing of the glacier which is best before the sun gets stronger. We cross the plateau to the further eastern corner above the glacier before descending a loose earth trail towards the southern edge of Trakarding Glacier. From here the trail climbs up to reach the northern side of the glacier. Once on the north side, we follow the trail that leads to the snout of Drolambu Glacier. Overnight Tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp & Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass [5,755m] [6-7 hrs Trek]
We make an early start for the crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass. Following the trail that goes over the glacier, we climb a natural ramp that heads for the crossing of the pass. The pass is a rocky ridge often snow covered and icy. We have magnificent views of surrounding peaks from the top of the pass. From the top of the pass the high camp is beneath an overhanging rock-face about 100 m down from the summit. Overnight Tented Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Thyangbo Kharka[4320m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The trail descends down rocky slopes to the campsite of Ngole. From there we continue to descend vigorously down to reach Thyangbo Kharka. Thyanga Kharka has a few tea houses and good camping sites. Overnight Tented Camp.
Day 13: Trek from Thyangbo Kharka to Namche Bazaar [3,450m] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Thyangbo Kharka we follow an easy two hour trail towards Thame. From Thame we walk the trail along Bhote-Khosi River. Descending gently towards Phunki Tenga, we continue on our route by crossing a bridge over Dudh Koshi. Passing through several villages and teahouses along the route finally reaches Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital. Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla for our overnight stay at Lodge/Teahouse.
Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful trekking experience. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu for personal activities. Overnight hotel.
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
Departure transfer for onward flight.
NOTE: The above information is an example of our standard tour, and can be customized to meet your specific requirements
Trip Cost: US$ 1890 per person on twin/triple share
Extra: Roundtrip Airfare to Phaplu: US$ 298 Per Person
* All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary.
* Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
* Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges or prepared by our cook.
* A english speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder.
* Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek).
* City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van.
* All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS, National Park Entrance fee and ACAP Fee.
* Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide and porter.
* Camping Trek daily wages, Guide, Sherpa helpers, Cook, Kitchen Boys, Porters, with food allowance while trekking.
* Accommodation in 2 men Tents during Trek supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress.
* Necessary kitchen utensils.
* Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu or in Pokhara stay
* Personal gears and expenses of personal nature and Personal medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation.
* Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size).
* All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water,Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
* Any airfare: Domestic International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
* Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.