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Rolwaling Trek – Tashi Lapcha Pass
Total Amount :$ 1299.00
QUICK TRIP INFO
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
Private vehicle as required; flight from Lukla to Kathmnadu
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the trek, Breakfast in Kathmandu
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, tented camps on the trek
Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass is an adventure walk in the remote mountains of the Khumbu region. This challenging trek offers you the chance to explore beautiful hidden valleys of the Khumbu. It also takes you over a high pass in the mountain. You trek over Tashi Lapcha Pass that stands 5,755 meters above sea level along the trail.
The adventure takes you through less explored and less crowded Rolwaling valley in the beginning. You will explore the magical nature and the mystical views of mountains from along the trail. The mountains in the Langtang range, Rolwaling Himal and eastward to the Everest in the Mahalangur range keep you in awe. It is a bit challenging task to trek over the pass. However, you will get to enjoy an unbelievable view of the surrounding mountains from the top of the pass.
The trek later goes to the Khumbu region after crossing the pass and offers you closer view of the mountains in the Everest region. You can certainly enjoy the view of Mt. Everest in addition to several other mountains in the region. The most challenging part of the trip, however, is surely crossing the pass. But the challenging nature of the trip is its real beauty. You will love the entire experience on the Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass.
What to expect in the Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass?
- Trekking through a less explored valley
- Walk over a mountain pass that stands at 5,755 meters asl
- Explore the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions of the mountains
- Enjoy spectacular mountains in Langtang, Rolwaling and Mahalangur ranges
- Beautiful nature with the magnificence of surroundings
Your arrival in Kathmandu is the first day of the trip. We will welcome you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the trip hotel. You will have free time mostly on your own today. We will surely offer you necessary guidance on wandering around on your arrival time. We will also brief you about the entire adventure trip and answer your questions if you have any. Feel at comfort; relax and try to acclimate in the Nepalese atmosphere. Things may look and feel completely strange to you but that’s the beauty of a new place so find yourself at easy and slowly soak into the local ambience.
Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
Kathmandu has a history of more than 2,000 years. We will take you for a tour of the historical, cultural and spiritual places in Kathmandu that are enlisted in the cultural heritage list. A guided visit to Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath will give you an understanding of the history, culture, spiritual practice and lifestyle of Kathmandu valley. It will be a good starter of the trip. An insightful day of exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu will come to end after returning back to the hotel around late afternoon.
Kathmandu – Sigatte
We leave Kathmandu today on a drive to go to Sigatte. The drive takes us through beautiful highway with scenic landscapes. We will drive past several beautiful villages and towns along the road. It will take us around 8 hours to reach the destination for the day. Once we reach Sigatte, we set up our camp and take relaxing time for the day.
Sigatte – Jagat
We are all set to start the trekking adventure in the Rolwaling region. It is the first day of our walking adventure. Our walk for the day takes us to Jagat today. We follow the Bhote Koshi river valley upstream and walk through beautiful trail surrounding. The wonders of natural surroundings and views of mountains make our walk for the day beautiful. We eventually reach Jagat after about five hours of walk to stay overnight.
Jagat – Simigaun
It is about six hours of walk to Simigaun today. We follow the river valley and later continue uphill towards the destination. Simigaun is a beautiful ethnic Sherpa village in the region. The day walk offers us a beautiful nature experience along the trail. We can also explore the Buddhist cultural affluence in the village once we reach there and settle into the camp.
Simigaun – Donga
The walk today takes us to the Rolwaling valley. We continue the walk to Donga for overnight today. Beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo along the trail offers a wonderful experience of nature walk. We also trek past local ethnic villages before reaching Donga to set up our camp to stay overnight. The view of Gauri Shankar Himal and other surroundings makes our day an amazing experience.
Donga – Beding
We continue for another six hours of walk to Beding to stay overnight. Our walk takes us to the elevation over 3,500 meters from the sea level. It’s going to be another wonderful nature walking experience but as we start walking above 3,000 meters, we can experience a change in the landscapes and vegetation. Once we reach the campsite, we can also walk around the Beding village of the Sherpa people to explore their lifestyle.
Beding Acclimatization Day
It’s the perfect time and place to take an acclimatization break at Beding before continuing further on the trek. We can go for a hiking trip for the day and return back to Beding for overnight stay. The day hike will give us a chance to enjoy beautiful views of the mountains and surroundings.
Beding – Na
We continue the trek after acclimatizing at Beding. The walk takes us to a beautiful Sherpa village of Na to stay overnight. We can enjoy the views of glaciers, mountains and beautiful landscapes of the surroundings along the trail today. Mountains like Yalung Ri, Chobutse and Chugimago will be visible as we traverse the trail to the destination.
Acclimatization Day at Na
We will take another acclimatization day at Na. We will go for an acclimatization hike to Yalung La. The hike will bring us a beautiful view of the mountains and surroundings. We can explore the surroundings for quite a while before returning back to the camp at Na to stay overnight.
Na – Nyiduk Kongma
Our trek continues further higher today. The destination for our walk of the day is Nyiduk Kongma and it takes us around fair 6 hours to reach there. We start the adventure with an uphill walk to the top and then descend towards the campsite. We can see the beauty of Tsho Rolpa Lake at the top. Our overnight camp offers a wonderful surrounding to spend the night at.
Nyiduk Kongma – Drolumbau Glacier
Our overnight camp will be above 5,000 meters today. The trail in this high altitude goes through a glacier called Trakarding glacier. This glacier walk will require us to use rope to reach the destination – Drolumbau glacier to stay overnight. Our overnight campsite will be amidst the glacial wonders and mountainous surroundings.
Drolumbau Glacier – Tashi Lapacha Pass
We reach the highest elevation on the trip today and also spend the overnight at the highest elevation below Tashi Lapcha pass. The trek continues along the Drolumbau glacier up towards the top of the pass. It is a challenging effort to cross the tricky glacial trail but we eventually make it to the top of Tashi Lapcha pass. When we reach the pass, we get breathtaking view of the surroundings that comes as the reward of the trekking challenge at this mountain wilderness. Later, we descend to the campsite that is about 300 meters below the pass.
Campsite – Thame
Our trek now enters the wonders of Khumbu region when we trek to Thame today. Thame is a beautiful Sherpa village where many legendary Sherpa climbers were born. The walk today takes us much lower in the elevation that makes it a bit easier traverse. Once we reach Thame, we can explore the wonders of the village for the day.
Thame – Namche
We continue our trek to Namche bazar – a beautiful Sherpa town in the Everest region. An easy walk of about 4 hours takes us to the much happening Namche bazar. We can spend the rest of the day wandering around the town at leisure.
Namche – Lukla
It’s the last day of trekking when we trek to Lukla today. We cross suspension bridges and walk past Phakding and advance towards Lukla. Once we reach Lukla to bring our trekking part to an end, we duly thank our supporting team members. If it were not for their amazing effort, our journey would be very difficult. We celebrate the joy of making it to the base of the highest peak in the world.
Lukla – Kathmandu
We take a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip leaving the mighty mountains behind us. Another exciting flight with adventure takes us back to the city civilization. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.
As the last day on this beautiful adventure trip, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as per your flight schedule. If this is not your departure day, the service for this trip ends here. If you have extra days to spend in Nepal and need any other assistance, please do let us know. We will certainly help you in whatever way we can.
The Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass goes through the trail that meanders up and down the mountains frequently. Although this is not an extremely difficult trip, you will certainly feel some challenges of walking in the high altitude during the trip. Some glacier trail walk and the crossing the pass certainly feels challenging. We can rate the difficulty of this trip as a ‘Challenging’ one. This is certainly a challenging adventure since it entails walking over mountain pass over 5,700 meters above sea level.
Walking hours vary from day to day on this trip. You walk from 4-7 hours every day depending on the distance you cover. You can expect the walking hours to be around 6 hours on average.
Since it is walking adventure trip, you do not need any climbing skills, experience or equipment. However, you will need a high level of determination to traverse the mountain trail in the wilderness for several days. Some section of the glacier walk may need the help of rope but it is not a technically challenging trip. This is just a trekking trip, not a climbing adventure.
We will use tented camps to stay overnight in the designated camp sites in the itinerary.
Since it is a camping trek, we prepare our own food during the trek. Mostly the food will be Dal Bhat during the trek for the lunch and dinner. We will try to bring some variations on food as well but since it is a camping trek up in the mountains, please expect the food to be pretty repetitive.
When you go for the walking adventure trip, you will pack two different bags – one big backpack that your porter will carry for you and the other, a small daypack for yourself to carry with necessary things that you need for the day. You can refer to our Things to Carry page for a complete guide on what you need to have when you are in the mountains.