Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a beautiful journey that combines the glory of both Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region of Nepal. This exciting and challenging trek takes you to a remote location and lets you experience the beautiful views of Himalayas with the challenge of crossing high mountain pass. The wilderness that lies in the quaint mountains and remote trail is something that you will enjoy as you walk along the way to Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass.
The untouched and unexplored valleys of Rolwaling that lies beneath the Gaurishankar range is mystical. The classic combination of mountain views with alluring scenery, charming villages and tranquil mountain passes makes this place lively despite of its isolation. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Mount Everest, Tso Rolpa Lake, etc. that this trek offers is splendid. The breath-taking beauty that lies in the waterfalls, glaciers and ancient monasteries adds to the splendour of this region. Many research has been made about a mysterious creature called Yeti and the researches has gone in vain however it is believed that a wild creature that looks like human i.e. Yeti lives in this region. The local people have reported about the Yeti many times.
Rolwaling valley is also considered as one of the hidden valleys in Himalayas. Lying between the snow-capped mountains on either side, the valley is a wild place burrowed in between quaint and majestic mountains. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek starts with a drive to Shigatte from where we pass various villages like Jagat, Simigaun, and Donga to Beding. We open up to the valley of Rolwaling as we reach near the villages of Beding and Na. We enjoy our days exploring the villages and walking all the way up to Yalung Base Camp. Leaving Na village, we ascend up to Tso Rolpa and then to Rolwaling glacier that lies just below the Rolwaling glacier. We further ascend to Tashi Lapcha Pass from where the views of mountains, passes and the mountainous landscape looks amazing. We further descend down our trail to Namche via Thame and make our way to Kathmandu via a flight from Lukla.
Therefore, Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek in overall is an exciting off the beaten trek that is strenuous that requires trekker with good fitness and endurance capacity. You can also customize your trek by adding any expedition experience to your normal trekking journey. For this, you have to bring your climbing equipment on your own. If you think you can endurance all the difficulties that nature can bring then join Nepal Hiking Team to taste the grandeur that Mother Nature beholds.
- Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
- Day 2: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
- Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m/3345ft) Duration: 7-8 hrs
- Day 4: Sigatte - Jagat (1250m/4100ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
- Day 5: Jagat - Simigaon (2025m/6643ft), 5-6 hrs
- Day 6: Simigaon - Donga (2800m/9185ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
- Day 7: Donga - Beding (3690m/12105ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
- Day 8: Beding Rest and acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike: 5-6 hrs
- Day 9: Beding - Na (4185m/13750ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
- Day 10: Na Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hrs
- Day 11: Na - Nyiduk Kongma (4750m/15582) Duration: 5-6hrs
- Day 12: Nyiduk Kongma - Drolumbau Glacier (5205m/17075) Duration: 5 -6 hrs
- Day 13: Drolumbau Glacier - Tashi Laptsa pass (5755m/18820ft) and decent to Camp at (5460m/17,912ft) Duration: 6 -7 hrs
- Day 14: Camp - Thame (3805m/12482) Duration: 5-6 hrs
- Day 15: Short and easy hike to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283ft)
- Day 16: Relax and hike to Everest view hotel
- Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
- Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
- Day 19: Leisure Day
- Day 20: Farewell
- 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 experience guide, required 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 taz
- Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T – Shirt (yours to keep)
- Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
- First aid medical kit bag
- All necessary permits for trek
- All government and local taxes
- Office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa:
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for trekking crews
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Preparation for trek and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m/3345ft) Duration: 7-8 hrs
We take a jeep from Kathmandu to Sigatte. We pass the scenic green hills and views of white glittering mountains will keep you engaged all along the way. On our way, we pay our visit to Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. After an hour’s rough road drive, we reach to our campsite on the bank of the Tama Kosi River. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Sigatte - Jagat (1250m/4100ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
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 forest is mind-blowing. We can see the area adorned with prayer flags and chortens though it is a Hindu settlement area. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Jagat - Simigaon (2025m/6643ft), 5-6 hrs
After two and a half hours walk, we leave the valley and continue to the east. The trial makes a steep ascent to Simigaon, a Sherpa and Tamang village. We pass various terrace fields along the village. Tibetan monastery perched above the houses on top of the hill in front of Gaurishanker marks the Buddhist lifestyle of the area. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 6: Simigaon - Donga (2800m/9185ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
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. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 7: Donga - Beding (3690m/12105ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
We continue uphill through the forest with an excellent mountain scenery surrounding us. Upon our arrival at Beding, we can see Melungtse I (7181m), Rolwaling highest summit. Beding is a small village well known amongst Everest summiteers.
This Sherpa village offers you Chaang (barley beer) and salted yak butter tea as its popular recipe. You can see an old historical Buddhist Monastery in the center of the village. We set up a camp in bank of the river in Beding for an overnight halt. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 8: Beding Rest and acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike: 5-6 hrs
Today is a day set aside for acclimatization. We can hike to the Malung La pass (5616m). It will help with acclimatization. The spectacular views of more than fifteen snowy peaks, glaciers and the natural forest in the Beding Valley can be rewarding. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 9: Beding - Na (4185m/13750ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
We take a short walk from Beding along the riverside trial to the village of Na. It is an opportunity to explore the untouched azure glacial lakes which reflects the beautiful mountains in its tranquil water. Na village is situated just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake in a beautiful valley. The views of the peaks like Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m) from here are pretty impressive. We set up a camp at a vantage point near the Sherpa village. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Na Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hrs
Today is yet another day set aside for acclimatization. We can either take a rest or go for an excursion to the Yalung La pass. We climb up steadily as the path takes us to a vast amphitheatre at 4900m which is situated just below the pass. The view of Ramdun peak ice fall which furrows with streams is amazing. This is also an excellent place to view the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. We get stunning views in every direction: Yalung Glacier in the east, Ramdung Peak (5930m) in the south, Yalung Ri (5630m) in the west and some of the breathtaking Himalayan views to the north along the Tibetan border. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Na - Nyiduk Kongma (4750m/15582) Duration: 5-6hrs
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 amphitheatre, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Nyiduk Kongma - Drolumbau Glacier (5205m/17075) Duration: 5 -6 hrs
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. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Drolumbau Glacier - Tashi Laptsa pass (5755m/18820ft) and decent to Camp at (5460m/17,912ft) Duration: 6 -7 hrs
The route to Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep but our efforts will be rewarded by the spectacular views of Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m) with the views of various peaks towards and beyond the Tibetan border in the background. We progress through moraines and gentle slopes, cross glacial areas and head towards the summit. We set up a camps 300m below the summit beyond an impressive rocky section. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Camp - Thame (3805m/12482) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Today’s walk is relatively easy as we make a descend to Thame. We visit a picturesque monastery perched on the hillside just before entering the tiny Sherpa village of Thame. Thame is an important route for all the Tibetan traders and their yak caravans as they trek across the Nangpa La (5716m/18,752) on the Tibetan border to Namche Bazaar and beyond. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15: Short and easy hike to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283ft)
Short and easy hike to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 3-4 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16: Relax and hike to Everest view hotel
We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours
The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 19: Leisure Day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 20: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.