​​​​​​Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 13 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionMilarepa Cave, Holy mountain Kailash, Mt Tsari, and Mt Lapchi Kang
  • Maximum Altitude4900m
  • Best TimeApril-May-June


  • Trekking through untrodden trails in Nepal Himalayas
  • Experience the wilderness of the isolated regions
  • Explore holy Milarepa Cave
  • Visit 400years old Tibetan monastery
  • An astounding view of the Gaurishankar Himalayan Range and other surrounding peaks.

Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave trek takes you to the exciting secreted corners of Nepal located at the border with Tibet. Lapchi offers an admirable trekking route in the high mountain region. There are many pleasing sights. The serenity of Lapchi makes this place unique from all other destinations. Moreover, the art and architecture of the monasteries and the cave, the scenic beauty of the spiritual mountain, and other natural aspects of this high alpine region make the region an excellent destination for travelers.

The least visited and isolated Lapchi Kang region is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists. It is where the famous Tibetan Yogi Milarepa lived for a long time in a cave. However, this place's alluring natural beauty and ethnic and cultural activities lure every trekker.

Milarepa is a great figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He was a Buddhist yogi, but he was also a great poet and magician in Tibet. To attain enlightenment, he did meditation in many isolated regions of the Nepali Himalayas. Among many, Milarepa Cave is the most hidden and unexplored cave on the Nepal Tibet border. He performed many miracles in Lapchi and left behind sacred marks like his footprints. Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave trekking let you explore one of the oldest monasteries, Lapchi Kang, and the hidden cave dedicated to Milarepa, Milarepa Cave. Inside the cave, you can see the bronze statue of Milarepa, which is very sacred to Buddhists.

The amazing landscape of Ama Bamare Himal to the Lapchi Karhka gives the snow leopard the perfect habitat for survival. According to the ancient literature of Hindus and Tibetan Buddhism, there are three holy mountains in Jambudivpa: Mt Kailash, Mt Tsari, and Mt Lapchi Kang. Holy Lapchi Mountain is located in the eastern part of Nepal at about 4850m. You will get spiritual peace and eternal happiness by joining this spiritual trek. Explore the Mount Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave once in a Lifetime.

Trip Facts 

Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave Trek

  • Trip Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Strenuous
  • Transportation: Private vehicles
  • Trip Style: Hotel or Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude: 4900m

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Day to Day Info

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On your arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will transfer you to the hotel from the airport.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1320m

It takes roughly 9–10 hours to travel from Kathmandu to Singate and then to Lamabagar in a private Jeep or public bus Spend the night in a hostel or simple homestay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1950m

From Lamabagar, we proceed in the direction of Lapchi Khola by crossing the Jum Khola through the bridge on the Tibet border. We shall cross the Lapchi bridge following the Jum Khila bridge. I'll spend the night in a tent camp along the river. We will travel through a bamboo forest, as well as narrow, steep stream gullies.

  • Tented Camps
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner
  • 2400m

To get to Lapchi Village on this day, we'll follow a swift-moving creek that passes beneath Mt. Gaurishankar. You can visit Lapchi Kang Monastery after arriving in Lapchi Village. Some homes in this village are also visible. The majority of the homes in this area have a tin roof and a stone exterior. Yak herding is the primary source of income for the local population.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner
  • 4900m

We're going to the Lapchi Kang Village today. In order to hike to the Milarepa Cave, we will begin (4300m). As we make our way up into the highlands, we can see Himalayan Thar. If we're fortunate, we could also catch a sight of some blue sheep. You can see Milarepa's footprints when exploring this area.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner

The Lapchi Kang Village will be our destination today. To go to the Milarepa Cave, we will begin our walk (4300m). We can see Himalayan Thar by climbing into the mountains. The Blue Sheep may also be seen if we're lucky. You can see Milarepa's footprints here by exploring.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner
  • 4300m

A series of little alpine lakes are seen after a strenuous climb from the hamlet. In addition, there are the breathtaking views of Lamabagar from the Lapchi valley. We will pitch the tent and spend the night here while savoring the views of the nearby snow-capped mountains.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner

On this day, we will briefly go backward before entering the lush woodland behind King Dog Mountain's spires.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner

From Kharka Ground, we will make our way towards King Dong Kharka by traversing the King Dong Kharka Ridge. We shall stroll through the forest while overlooking the Chandu Khola river far below. We'll spend the night in a tent across the river.

  • Lodge/Tented Camp
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner
  • 2800m

We'll either explore a high alpine lake or the towering eastern face of Ama Bamarie today. This Himalayan environment has a very breathtaking charm.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner
  • 2800m

We will hike from King Dog Kharka to Samling. Samling is the mountain village's ruin. On this day, you can enjoy a close-up view of King Dog Mountain and Mount Gaurishankar's west face.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner

We shall descend to Lamabagar today. It is possible to see Mt. Gaurishankar's front vista when strolling through the forest.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner
  • 1950m

Reminiscing of the wonderful journey of Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave Trek today we will drive back to Kathmandu from Lamabagar.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1320m

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Cost Details


  • Airport Hotel-Airport picks up and drops by car/van depending on group size.
  • 2 Nights twin deluxe bedroom in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Government registered, well experienced, and friendly, helpful guide.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • All necessary camping equipment.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • All transportation, tourist service charges, vat, tax, and Office Service charge


  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Fanta, sprite, and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items, and expenses of personal nature.
  • Sightseeing tour, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of an emergency.
  • Any costs arising due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, political trouble, strikes, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge, and wifi services.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver. (is expected)

Dates & Price

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  • Q1. What is the best time to do Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave Trek?

    Spring and Autumn season is considered the best to do trekking in Nepal and so is this trek. Spring falls between March to May in Nepal. During the Spring season, the climate here gets warmer and more stable. Flower in the Lapchi Valley starts to bloom. While trekking you can see the blooming colorful flowers on the way. The awe-inspiring views of snow mountains will add more excitement to your journey. Moreover, you will also get a wonderful opportunity to witness various wildlife.

    Well, Autumn is the peak tourist season in Nepal. Autumn lasts from September, October, and November in Nepal. The dry and clear weather during this month increases the visibility of the mountains and the surrounding environment. Next to the Spring March, April, and May, it is the best season to do Lapchi Kang Milerapa Cave Trek.

    It is possible to do the trek in the Summer and winter seasons also. However, doing the trekking during these months means you will have to face various troubles and risks on your way. During the summertime, the temperature gets hotter. In addition, heavy rains increase the risks of flooding in the Valley. Also, Lapchi trekking in the winter season, there is a risk of heavy snowfall that may cause a serious problem.

  • As Lapchi Trekking is protected by the Gaurishankar Conservation Area so, Gaurishankar Conservation Area(GCA) special permit is required for Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Trek. Further, you should also carry the Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) card.

  • The Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang Trekking costs between $2,000 and $3,000 depending on the number of days you hike. The longer the journey, the more expensive it becomes. It also depends on the size of the groups. Nature Lovers Treks and Tours often offers a full package that includes all costs and expenses for the entire voyage, from the moment you arrive in Nepal until the moment you fly back home. You may also choose to purchase only a service-based package from us, in which case we will provide you with only the supporting field crew and trekking permits and you will be responsible for the rest.

  • We will supply you with a full camping service in Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang Trekking.

    You will be sleeping in camps put up by our field Sherpa personnel throughout the camping days. There will be separate kitchen, eating, and restroom tents. Our Sherpas will serve you day and night, and your meals will be freshly prepared. Our crew will bring sleeping bags, pillows, and mattresses for you to use while sleeping in the tents. Nature Lovers Treks and Tours will undoubtedly provide you with an unforgettable camping trek experience.

  • Because charging your electrical gadgets is unusual on this expedition, please charge all of your instruments before embarking. It is very advised to bring solar backups as well as extra power backups.

  • We have  carefully crafted the schedule of our Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang Trekking and has split enough time at the areas to allow the body to acclimate well in high altitudes. You should be alright as long as you follow the instructions. Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, therefore it is critical to walk carefully and gradually as you ascend. Learn more about Altitude Sickness to better prepare for the forthcoming Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang Trekking.

  • Choosing the appropriate gear and equipment is also critical for a successful journey to Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang. Pack the necessary gear and equipment, but remember that packing light is the best way to travel when trekking to Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang. You should read What to Take for Travel to learn everything you need to know about packing for Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang Trekking.

  • When trekking to Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang, travel insurance is required. Please ensure that you have your insurance documents with you before traveling to Nepal, as our insurance providers do not insure foreign nationals. Because they cover all charges if something unexpected happens and you need to be rescued or medically assisted during your vacation, or if your goods are lost or stolen. We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance that covers any medical risks up to 5000 meters as well as medical evacuation from the mountains.

  • In Kathmandu, only breakfast is included, whereas full board or full meals are offered throughout the trek. Throughout the excursion, tea and coffee will be supplied. During the walk, breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tented camps where you will spend the night, while lunch will be served en route to the next stop of the day. Most days, freshly cooked meals will be offered, and the items will be simple and limited in variety, but they will undoubtedly be wholesome and nutritious. Our Sherpas will ensure that you eat enough food for the trek.

  • Most of the time, there are no mobile networks along the Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang Trekking path. But you can buy one of the NTC or Ncell Sim cards from any local phone shops in Kathmandu which has coverage in most parts of Nepal. It is preferable to purchase a sim card with approximately 4 GB of data in Kathmandu and use mobile data on the hike if accessible.

Client Reviews

  • enticing natural beauty

    The exhilarating and difficult Hikers will go to a remote section of the magnificent Himalayas on the Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave trip. This journey offers trekkers to experience the beauty of both Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave. Every trekker is drawn to this location by its enticing natural beauty and ethnic and cultural activities. It is one of the lesser-known treks because the trail was less busy, and we had a terrific experience here.

    EmilioCanadaJuly 29, 2021
  • holy Milarepa Cave

     I wanted to see some truly wild mountains. There weren't many hikers or climbers. This hike was the best option for me, I determined. Among the most beautiful pathways. There are a few small sherpa communities, but all else is nature. I had the opportunity to explore the holy Milarepa Cave. It was a fantastic experience.

    RonanUnited StatesJuly 29, 2021
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