Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek via Rolwaling Valley

Highlights of Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek via Rolwaling Valley

  • Nepal’s second cantilever bridge lies during this trek.
  • Experience traditional lifestyle & Buddhist culture.
  • Incredible Adventure Tashi Lapcha pass.
  • Views of Gaurishankar, Everest, Makalu etc.
  • The beautiful and under-visited Gaurishankar Conservation Area. 
  • Diverse cultures, Flora, Fauna, picturesque villages.
  • Outstanding view of various Himalayas.
  • Walkthrough pristine forest enriched with flora and fauna.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek via Rolwaling Valley Overview

Tashi Lapcha La pass trek via Rolwaling valley is off the beaten trek in the Everest region of Nepal. It is strenuous yet a rewarding trek that requires to climb up to the altitude of 5700m above sea level. There are a lot of places in the mountain region of Nepal that are worth visiting. The marvellous beauty of the Everest region in Nepal adds the finest attraction and let you enjoy the vivid beauty of the camps and passes along the trail. 

The amazing Rolwaling valley on the foothills of Mount Gaurishankar and the blended Khumbu valley along with the thrilling Tashi Lapcha Pass is the wonderful experience in the Everest region of Nepal. The Eastern region of Nepal encompassing the glorious Everest segment makes this trek more offbeat, adventurous and a wonderful trekking paradise for high altitude trekking in Nepal. 

The Tashi Lapcha Pass crossing can take you to the Khumbu region of Nepal. Tashi Lapcha Pass is Nepal’s most strenuous crossing that is not so suitable for the beginner trekkers with least experience in the mountains. Because of the difficulty of altitude and the crossing itself, this trek is best suitable for the avid trekkers and mountaineers who have prior experience of high altitude trekking and knowledgeable about the trekking and high altitude activities. 

The Rolwaling valley is least explored, off the beaten trail that offers the captivating Himalayan views of Mount Langtang, Gaurishankar and Everest. This is the place where Yeti is believed to exist though there is not any significant proof of it. The Tashi Lapcha Pass trek via Rolwaling Valley provides an excellent opportunity to explore Mt. Melungtse, Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Tashi Lapcha includes the mountains of the Khumbu region in Nepal. The Tsho Rolpa lake at an altitude of 4580 m is also the major highlight of this trek. Its deep blue water and the glacial beauty attracts a lot of people to visit Tsho Rolpa and the Rolwaling valley is an excellent place to explore the natural and cultural dimensions in the rural settlement of Nepal. 

Rolwaling valley and Tashi Lapcha Pass are remote and sparsely inhabited places where you get to explore the amazing natural and cultural beauty. The astounding Himalayas and the Himalayan valleys along with the wonderful waterfalls and glacial lakes are the perfect addition to the trek. The Rolwaling valley is also popular for the mythical creature- Yeti and it is said to be found in the Rolwaling Valley of Nepal. The Rolwaling valley is also believed to be the place from where the forefathers of Sherpas migrated and there are various other myths prevalent in this region. 

Because of the high altitude variation of the trekking, trekkers should be careful enough to avoid altitude sickness. Tashi Lapcha Pass lies at an altitude of 5755 m which makes it challenging yet it is the best place from where you can see the spectacular views of the Shangri Las like Cho-Oyu, Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Gaurishankar, Melungtse and many other neighbouring mountains. 

The diverse geographical variations can be explored in this trek. You can see the lush greenery, Himalayan valleys, glaciers, amazing natural settlement, arid landscapes, glaciers, rocky trails and pristine culture and traditions of the people. The Tibetan influenced practices are highly prevalent in this region and most of the people follow Buddhism. 

The Tsho Rolpa Lake at an altitude of 4580 m. is the biggest glacial lake that provides spectacular Himalayan beauty and astounding panoramic views. This lake comprises an area of 1.53 sq. Km making it the biggest glacier high altitude lake. This lake is an excellent part of this trek to explore while it is also a major threat to the villagers residing in the Rolwaling valley because of its unstable dam. The crossing of Tashi Lapcha is difficult as it observes snow all round the year. Trekkers need to be self-sustained to cross this pass making it adventurous and strenuous. For the people who want to explore the rural off the beaten path while trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, Tashi Lapcha Pass trek via Rolwaling valley is a perfect opportunity. 

Tashi Lapcha Pass trek via Rolwaling valley is a 14 days trek that is worth exploring and strenuous in the other hand. Your trekking begins with a drive to Gongar Khola from Kathmandu. The drive will take you to the Simigaun  (2019 m)  which is the starting point of the trek. The further trail will take you to the Dongang through the lush green forest, waterfalls, Nepal’s second cantilever bridge, fast-flowing Rolwaling River with spectacular views of Rolwaling Mountain Range in the backdrop. Dongang is a part of Rolwaling valley, the entry point. 

The further trail from Dongang will take you to the wonderful Bedding. You can explore the Rolwaling river adorned with the beautiful Gaurishankar Himal in the backdrop of the mountains. The alluring landscape of the Rolwaling valley is very astonishing. The Na village is also the major attraction of the trek lies beneath the Tsho Rolpa Glacier in the mountains. The trek from Bedding will take you to the beautiful Na gaun which is also the oldest settlement of the Rolwaling valley. 

Trailing further you will explore the wonderful Tsho Rolpa Lake. The Ladung Himal Range and Mahalangur Himal Range are spectacular from the Tsho Rolpa and wonderful views of the mountains make it a wonderful place to visit. After visiting Tsho Rolpa Lake, you will trek forward to the wonderful Tolumbhu Buka following the lateral moraines if Trakding glacier. 

The trek from Tolumbhu Buka will take you to the Tashi Lapcha La Pass which is also the highest point of the trek. This is the most technical and difficult passing in the entire trek. Ascending on the bank of Drolambau Glacier on a steep trail covered in moraines will take you to the Tashi Lapcha Top. You can see the mindblowing Himalayan beauty from the top of Tashi Lapcha La pass. The beautiful panorama of the Khumbu Himalayas as well as the peaks of the Rolwaling region will take you to Thyangbo

Trekking from the Thyangbo will take you to Khumbu and Namche Bazaar. You can explore the beautiful scenery from the Sherpa capital along with the mind-blowing Himalayan views. The trek from Namche Bazaar will take you to the Lukla from where you will have a flight back to the Kathmandu valley. The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek via Rolwaling valley is strenuous trek for which you need to obtain some permits as well. This trek is astounding and engraves the experience of the pristine natural and cultural beauty in the Himalayan region of Nepal. 

Detailed Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

    Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
    Elevation: 1350M

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2

    Kathmandu Sightseeing And Trek Preparation.

    At 08:00 AM: After breakfast get ready for full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Once you complete your sightseeing we will drop you back to your hotel. You will have a free evening for your shopping and trek preparation.
    Elevation: 1350M

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 3

    Drive to Gongar Khola.

    At 07:00 AM: On the first day, we will drive to Gongar Khola. Gongar Khola is 195 Km away from Kathmandu. The driving route is pretty simple which goes all the way from Koteshwor – Bhaktapur – Dhulikhel – Dolalghat – Charikot (Headquarter) – Jagat – Gongar Khola. The main highlights of the day are Bhorley Jharna, Gongar Khola, Upper Tamakoshi River, Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower, Upper Tamakoshi Tunnel, Waterfall Near to the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, Chet Chet Suspension Bridge and the Simigau Village.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 4

    Trek to Dongang.

    At 07:00 AM:  Simigau is about a 2 Hours walk from Gongar Khola. Simigau Village (2019 m) is located at the top of the hills. The Trail from the Simigau to Surmuche is pleasant and full of excitement. The lush green forest with the up and down trail from the Simigau is a moderate level of difficulty for the average trekkers where we have to cross the Nepal 2nd Cantilever Bridge. We will be seeing lots of Waterfall and fast-flowing Rolwaling river with the Rolwaling mountain range on the backdrops. Sur Much to Kyalche is about 2 hours of walking distance and in between these two stops, we will be crossing some locally invented bridges and  Waterfalls on the way. Kyalche and Dongang are very near to each other and requires about 40mins of walking. Once you reached the Dongang, you are officially entering the Rolwaling Valley. Rolwaling is an inner Himalayan valley, considered to be a Beyal or holy sanctuary by the local Buddhist Sherpa inhabitants.
    Elevation: 2,800M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 5

    Trek to Bedding.

    At 07:00 AM: Our trail ascends through rocky road following the bank of Rolwaling River gazing into the horizon adorned with beautiful Gaurishankar Himal. There are many waterfalls on today’s trail adding allure to the already beautiful landscape. We walk on a flat trail before entering the Sherpa village of Bedding, the largest village in Rolwaling valley, located by the river.
    Elevation: 3,690M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 6

    Trek to Na Village.

    At 07:00 AM: Na Gaon is situated just beneath the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake and is surrounded by some excellent pinnacles. Na Gaon is also considered the oldest settlement of Rolwaling valley. 
    Elevation: 4,180M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 7

    Trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake.

    At 07:00 AM: After an early breakfast, we’ll ascend gradually to find the Himalayan Lake filled with chilling water from the glaciers. The surrounding view of Ladung Himal Range and Mahalangur Himal Range is sure to purify your soul. We will move along the bank of Rolwaling River and walk on a frozen trail to reach Tsho Rolpa, one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal. The deep blue water of the tranquil lake seated on the foot of Chobuje makes the tough climb worth it. We’ll stay overnight at Tsho Rolpa.
    Elevation: 4,580M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 8

    Trek to Tolumbhu Buka.

    At 07:00 AM: Starting early morning, we will head towards Tolumbhu Buka. We’ll walk all the way to the end of Tsho Rolpa and follow the lateral moraines of Trakding Glacier as we enjoy the view of the surrounding snowy peaks. Still walking along the frozen and slippery path. 
    Elevation: 4,850M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 9

    Trek to Thyangbo via Tashi Lapcha Pass.

    At 07:00 AM: Today we leave the Rolwaling region and enter the Khumbu region via Tashi Lapcha La Pass (5755m). We will ascend on the bank of Drolambau Glacier on a steep trail covered in moraines. Upon reaching the top of Tashi Lapcha La, we will have a mind-blowing panorama of the Khumbu Himalayas as well as the peaks of Rolwaling region. From there, we’ll continue our downhill trek to reach Thyangbo where we’ll camp overnight.
    Elevation: 5,755M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 10

    Trek to Khumjung.

    At 07:00 AM: After early morning breakfast, we will start our journey towards Khumjung. Khumjung is located at the bed of Mt. Khumbu Yul Lha and is the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu. Khumjung is also famously the home of first Edmund Hilary school project. An age-old monastery and rich Sherpa culture is the main attraction of this place where we’ll stay overnight.
    Elevation: 3,600M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 11

    Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    At 07:00 AM: After a short downhill trek through the picturesque village of Khund, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a Sherpa town vibrant with many shops and eateries catering to the trekkers and peak climbers in Khumbu and is thusly known as the Gateway to Everest. You will have a breathtaking view of the mighty Everest (8848m) from this area. 
    Elevation: 3,440M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 12

    Trek to Lukla.

    At 07:00 AM: After having morning breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we’ll continue our downhill trek to cross Dudh Koshi River via multiple suspension bridges and pass small villages with Mani walls, prayer wheels, and prayer flags to reach Phakding. After crossing several suspension bridges and monasteries, we’ll reach Lukla where we’ll stay overnight.
    Elevation: 2,860M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 13

    Flight Back to Kathmandu.

    At 07:00 AM: We’ll fly back to Kathmandu after our long and exhilarating mountain trip. The early morning flight will take you to Kathmandu valley while we enjoy an aerial view of the high Himalayas one last time during this trip. Stay overnight at your hotel and we also enjoy a farewell dinner
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 14


    You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight. 
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

Cost Inclusion

  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Private transfer (Kathmandu/Gongar Khola) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Flight From Lukla to Kathmandu
  • 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
  • English speaking licensed trek guide.
  • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
  • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Cost Exclusion

  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Starting Price: USD 1760 per person


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