- Khumbu Rolwaling via Tashi Lapcha Pass
- Max Elevation
- 5,755m at Tashi Lapcha pass
- Trip Duration
- 17 Days
- Trip Grade
- Moderate & Adventure
- Tea House + Camping Trek
- Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
- Private vehicle & flight
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Autumn and Spring
- Per Day Walk
- Approx. 5 - 7 hours
Major Highlights of Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
- Wander into the hidden valley of Rolwaling.
- Amble via remote quaint valley villages like Simigaun, Beding, and Na Goan.
- Trek across the picturesque and unique Tsho Rolpa Lake, the biggest glacial lake in the country.
- Climb Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,750m), an adrenaline-filled and arduous pass.
- Walk across lush vegetation, wide valleys, glaciers, ice belts, and more.
- Trek by ancient and spiritual Buddhist Monasteries, mani walls, gompas, etc.
- Watch Tibetan and Bon Buddhism confluence together.
- Interact with the humble, hardworking, and minimal Sherpas of the region.
- Enjoy splendid vistas of peaks like Mt Everest, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, and more.
- Reach the famous stops of EBC Trek, like Namche Bazaar, Sagarmatha National Park, and Lukla.
- Complete one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal and the world.
There are many thrilling trails in Nepal. Out of them, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is the finest one. Also one of the highest treks in the world, this trek is for adventurer lovers who want to extend their limits.
Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a 16-day sublime voyage around Rolwaling Valley, Tsho Rolpa Lake, and Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,750m).
Firstly, Rolwaling Valley is the best-kept hidden valley with so much nature and culture. Home to picturesque villages like Simigaun and Na Gaon, Rolwaling Valley is a great example of a great mingling of the two aspects. From ancient monasteries to breathtaking peaks, the valley is the place to feed your soul.
Then comes the turn of Tashi Lapcha Pass, one of Nepal’s most adventurous places to voyage. By journeying via Rolwaling Valley and crossing Tso Rolpa Lake– Nepal’s biggest glacial lake- you make the way to the great Tashi Lapcha Pass. The whole walk is one of the best walks in Nepal.
Moreover, the feeling of surmounting the top is just surreal, and so is the view. Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Gauri Shankar, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, etc., are on the horizon.
On this walk, breathtaking nature will both relax and test you. The journey to Tashi Lapcha Pass via Rolwaling Valley offers mesmerizing views of peaks, glaciers, landscapes, valleys, vegetation, and villages. At the same time, the voyage experiments your strength, resilience, preparation, and expertise.
Therefore, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is breathtaking but back-breaking. Also graded as strenuous, this trek is demanding and suits experienced and trained trekkers. Strictly, it is not for a newbie.
To do this trek, you must be physically and mentally ready. The best times for this trek are Autumn and Spring. Again, this adventure requires an experienced team of guides, porters, and staff. Only then can you step on the sought-after Tashi Lapcha Pass.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel Transfer
Our staff will be waiting for you as soon as you arrive at Kathmandu Airport! You get a warm reception. After this, the team will take you to the hotel in Kathmandu, where you will make a check-in and unwind for a while.
After the rest, we will meet for a special welcome dinner in the evening. Our team will share the table and devour local cuisine. We will also talk about the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Today, we will go sightseeing around Kathmandu, a city full of temples and art. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the valley. We can only visit some of them. Therefore, we will go around 3-4 sites: Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath.
These sites from ancient Nepal present rich art, history, architecture, culture, and spirituality. You will find Nepal that is beyond mountains. After a fabulous day of exploring the city and its tales, you will return to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola(1,350m/4428 ft) | 7-8 hours drive
The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek’s journey finally begins from here. Tying the laces and shouldering the backpack, we will hop on a bus to Gongar Khola, the destination to reach.
It will be an exciting Himalayan highway drive of 7-8 hours. The drive guarantees beautiful views of villages, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, and greenery. In between, we will pause at several stations like Jiri and Charikot for meals. Following a long ride, we will reach Gongar Khola, a riverside town. We will check into a teahouse, have dinner, and sleep. Overnight in Ghongar Khola.
- Day 04: Trek from Gongar Khola to Simigaun(2,000m/ 6560 ft) | 4-5 hours trek
The trek kicks off now. Tightening the shoelaces, we will embark on the trail that disconnects us from Gongar Khola. We will reach a Sherpa village shortly after trekking via a rhododendron forest. We will also cross the Chet Chet Suspension bridge over the Upper Tamakoshi River.
Then, we will trek for some more hours to reach an uphill trail. As we complete the uphill, too, we will reach Simigaun, a sherpa village. We will take a rest at a teahouse owned by the locals. Overnight in Simigaun.
- Day 05: Trek from Simigaun to Dovan(2,850m/9,348ft) | 5-6 hours trek
In the morning, we will leave Simigaun and join a descending trail. Shortly, we will start an uphill trail paved by stones. The trail will pass via a rhododendron forest before nearing the Rolwaling River.
From the riverbed, we will keep on climbing upwards. We will get the first real glimpses of mountains, where Mount Gaurishankar will be quite apparent. Then, we will make a descent to Rolwaling Khola once again. Dovan is just a good walk from there. We will arrive at the stop’s teahouse, where we spend the night.
- Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Beding(3,690m/12,103ft) | 5-6 hours trek
To leave Dovan behind, we will join an upgoing trail after breakfast. It passes smoothly via the jungle of pines and rhododendrons. Rolwaling River will keep being our companion today, too. In between, we will get glimpses of peaks via the woods of the forest.
Afterward, we will cross a suspension bridge over the river and climb more to reach a flat trail. Beding, a sherpa hamlet, is just a few minutes from there. It is a popular village known for Salty Yak Butter Tea and locally brewed Barley Beer. There is also a monastery in the essence of the village. We will reach the village, explore, and rest in a teahouse. Overnight in Beding.
- Day 07: Trek from Beding to Na Village(4,180m/13,710ft) | 3-4 hours trek
Following breakfast, we will start a slow uphill from the bank of the Rolwaling River. We will reach Dhogre, where the steep trail ends and a flat trail begins. As we move via the large mani stone walls and swaying prayer flags, the beautiful Rolwaling valley widens.
Immersing in the valley’s beauty, we will trek for some minutes and reach Na Gaon, a beautiful village. It is on the banks of the Rolwaling River. There are enough teahouses in the village and a good site for camping. We will have a good night’s stay in the village.
- Day 08: Rest in Na Gaon for Acclimatization
It is a day to slow down a bit and acclimatize. Rolwaing Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a high-altitude trek in which proper acclimatization is necessary. Hence, we will leave our backpacks in our rooms and rest.
However, we will do a hike to the nearby areas. The hiking options are Yalung Base Camp, Tsho Rolpa Lake, and a tiny pass. We will spend around 5-6 hours hiking around. We will be walking in the village for the rest of the time. After hiking around, we will retrace to Na Gaon for the night.
- Day 09: Trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake(4,560m/14,956ft) | 4-5 hours trek
Devouring breakfast, we will leave Na Goan for now and join the trail. Like earlier days, Rolwaling River will meet us again. We will cross the river using a quaint wooden bridge. After the bridge, we will progress on an ascending trail. Terminal moraines will come along while moving ahead. We have to be careful while crossing this rough trail.
Soon, we will reach the magical Tsho Rolpa Lake. All the sweat and tire will escape as we see the glacial lake and the view of the place. A restful watch is worth it. We will rest as long as possible. As we finish the watch, we will head to our camping site, Kabuk, downhill from the lake. Overnight in Kabuk.
- Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier(4,880m/16006ft) | 5-6 hours trek
We will open our eyes to a good morning view. As we have to cross the glacier before noon, we will have a quick breakfast and begin. Otherwise, it will get harder by the scorching sun.
Firstly, we will cross an appealing plateau to reach the farthest side of the glacier. Afterward, we will descend slowly on a loose, tricky, snowy trail to reach Trakarding Glacier’s southern side. Then, we will move on to the northern side of the glacier. Reaching the side, we will make a walk that takes us to the face of Drolambu Glacier. We will set a camp in the place and rest.
- Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp and Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,755m/18,876ft) | 6-7 hours Trek
Today’s walk is strenuous as we cross Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,755m). Without rushing much, we will begin slow climbing from Drolambu Glacier. The path is snowy most of the time. Thus, we will watch out and climb gently through the natural slope.
As we incline, the views will be magnificent. The best view will be awaiting us at the Tashi Lapcha Pass. After many days of trekking and climbing, we will summit the exciting mountain pass and look at the world from the top. We will see surreal views of surrounding peaks, as expected. After enjoying the magical scenes, we will go to the Tashi Lapcha Camp. At 5,460m, we set out camp and rest.
- Day 12: Trek to Thyangbo Kharka(4,320m/14169ft) | 5-6 hours trek
From the Tashi Lapcha Camp, we will come down to Ngole’s campsite. It won’t take much as it is downhill. We will drop overlooking the amazing mountains. Catching some breath at Ngole, we will keep going until we find Thyangbo Kharka’s flat land. It will be a slow and easy walk. There are several teahouses and camping sites in the area. We will call it a day in Thyangbo Kharka.
- Day 13: Trek from Thyangbo Kharka to Namche Bazaar(3,450m/11,316ft) | 5-6 hours trek
We will leave Thyangbo Kharka to see us in Namche Bazaar in the evening. The trail is easy to descend as soon as we reach Thame, a central hub for Tibetan Traders. After pausing for a while in Thame, we will continue the walk. The walk will go along the cascading Bhote Koshi River.
Then, we will go down to Phunki Thenga, dotted with the Himalayan Griffon. Keep on walking, and we will reach a place to cross a bridge over the whitish Dudh Koshi River. Just by walking, we will soon see the colorful Namche Bazaar arriving. We will reach Namche Bazaar and have a lovely evening there.
- Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2,800m/9,184ft) | 5-6 hours trek
It is the last trekking day of the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek when we trek to Lukla. Having a delicious breakfast, we will join the returning Everest Base Camp Trek trail. The walk will begin with a descent to a suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River.
After walking for several hours, we will reach Monjo, the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. Then, sliding on the sides of the river and crossing several hanging bridges, we will reach Lukla, the town by the airstrip. Like in Namche, we will have a comfortable evening in Lukla.
- Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(1,400m/4,600ft) | 30 minutes
We will wake up in Lukla early in the excitement of a picturesque flight to Kathmandu. Then, we will have breakfast and prepare for the flight. As it is flight time, we will hop on a flight at Lukla Airport, one of the most exciting airports in the world.
The flight will take off, and we will have a picturesque view to watch from the windows. Enjoying the view, we will land in Kathmandu. We will head to the hotels for a much-deserved rest.
- Day 16: Free Day in Kathmandu
After completing the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, we will have a free day in Kathmandu. We can do anything we want to on this day. We will have shopping, sightseeing, food exploration, and strolling options. In the evening, we will have a farewell meal together. We will also share our experiences from the trek.
- Day 17: Departure
Our team will leave you at the airport on your departure time. Taking all the good memories and experiences of the trek, you will fly back home.
- Airport Arrival and transfer to Hotel
- 4 nights ‘Day 01, 02 & Day 16, 17” stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
- All land transportation by private vehicle
- Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu including Private Vehicle, all entry fees & experienced city guide
- All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
- Tea House Lodges & Camping Accommodation during Trekking
- Sagarmatha National Park Fee & TIMS [Trekkers Information Management System] fee.
- Gauri Shankar Conservation Fee & all necessary permits for Himalayan Passes
- Highly experienced Sherpa Guide for this technical pass trek
- Required Number of Porters
- Lukla – Kathmandu flight Tickets
- Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
- General First aid Kids
- All tax, vats and necessary paper works
- Airport Drop
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill and all kind of drinks
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
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How Difficult is Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek?
Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is among Nepal’s demanding treks. The trail is remote, rugged, steep, and high- altitude. Hence, it is only for experienced and well-prepared hikers.
Firstly, soaring height would be a difficulty. On this beautiful but demanding journey, we will trek up to Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,750m). Therefore, height is a big threat as we may have to deal with altitude sickness in the case of inadequate acclimatization.
The second difficulty of the trek would be the trail itself. We must trek on all sorts of trails, from flat to steep, grassy to icy. Indeed, It is a long and tiring walk for an inexperienced trekker. You must cross rough terminal moraine, icy glacial paths, and more. To walk such a trail, you need the feet of an experienced cum prepared trekker.
Likewise, the weather, especially in the high elevations, can be intimidating. The nights are always cold there. On top of that, we have to settle in camps. These sorts of conditions are not in the comfort zone of all people. Only experienced ones can dare to bear them.
The last major challenge of the trek would be the rurality. As you know, the trek progresses via rugged and rural areas. There will be no comforts as in the cities. You will have limited of everything. From food to rooms, you have to be reasonable and minimal.
Overall, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is beautiful but less sought-after in Nepal. For its challenges, only a few embark on this journey. It is as rewarding as it is demanding. If you have good trekking experience, you can opt for this impeccable adventure.
Best Time for Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
Nepal experiences four seasons: Spring, Winter, Monsoon, and Autumn. Autumn(September to November) and Spring(March to May) are the best times for any trek. They are the best for Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek, too. The popular trails are full of trekkers in these seasons.
For example, Autumn is one of the most pleasant times to be in Nepal. Whether for trekking or peak climbing, the weather is perfect for any adventure. The temperature is warm. The skies are open. You will see clear mountain views. The sun brightens the days. Due to all these circumstances, the trek is fabulous in Autumn.
Likewise, Spring is also extraordinary for the trek. Known as the season of flowers, Spring has an intriguing climate. Like in Autumn, the clouds are nowhere; the sun remains bright, and the views are incredible. Plus, you’ll see a lot of blossoms on the trail. A trek in Spring in Nepal is a memorable experience. Thus, you will meet trekkers on the trail.
Unlike Autumn and Spring, Nepal’s trekking trails are more peaceful in Winter and Monsoon. These two seasons do not offer stable conditions like the former ones; hence, these are two low seasons in Nepal. Winter in the mountains is extremely iced. There is heavy snowfall in the areas, too. Hence, a high-altitude trek like Tashi Lapcha gets arduous.
Similarly, Nepal encounters cloudy and wet weather in Monsoon. Due to rain, the trails turn slippery. While it rains in the low areas, there is snowfall in the higher ones. The peaks do not open all day, and so on. Hence, very few trekkers are on the trail around Nepal in Monsoon.
Inspecting all the seasons, Autumn and Spring are the best times for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek. Although it is possible to trek in Monsoon and Winter, people do not recommend these seasons.
How to Prepare for Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek?
Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek requires good physical and mental preparation.
For physical preparation, you can do training around Cardiovascular, Strength Endurance, Flexibility training, and Hiking Training.
Firstly, cardiovascular conditioning assists your body to perform with less oxygen. As you know, there will be high-altitude areas where you’ll trek.
You can run, stair climbing, trail running, biking, swimming, etc. Have around 3-4 sessions of activities of around 30 minutes. Make a training schedule and include cardio training for two to three days at least a week.
The second important training plan for the trek is Strength Endurance Training. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is full of steep ups and long walks. You must develop physical strength.
Push-ups, lunges, side lunges, squats, sit-ups, aerobics, and shoulder presses are options for the training. Ensure your calves, glutes, and hips are strong enough for the terrain. You can include this training twice weekly. Perform these two sets of each exercise for 8-10 reps.
Another way to prepare for the trek is via conditioning hiking. You can carry a backpack and do a day hiking in the hills. You’ll have a better training walk if there are nearby hills, like in the Himalayas. This training will get your body used to the steep hills.
While you perform cardiovascular, strength training, or hiking training, your body should be flexible. Trainers often ignore this training and end up bearing injuries. You can stretch a bit before training. Have 5-10 minutes of flexibility training for your glutes, hips, calves, hamstrings, lower quadriceps, and back.
Putting it all together, you should start this training 2-3 months before the trek. Develop a plan and stick to it. Also, include a free day to relax your body. Besides, build a positive and strong mentality for the trek. The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a reality if you can do all these.
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The trek is around 15-18 days long; this one is exactly 17 days trip. The normal duration of Rolwaling’s adventure is around 15-16 days. You can complete the trek without rushing much.
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