Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass

Trip Overview
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous or Grade C (***)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionJugal Himal, Rolwaling range
  • Maximum Altitude5755m
  • Best TimeSpring and Autumn

Highlights

  • Fascinating views of the various Himalayas, including Gaurishankar, Everest, Makalu, and so on
  • Walking through the forest enriched with diverse flora and fauna
  • Trek on the Glacial path
  • Cross challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass
  • A Glimpse of the unique lifestyle of Sherpas and Tamangs.

Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass is an exciting and adventurous trek that leads the trekkers to the isolated area of the beautiful Himalayas. Crossing the Tashi Lapcha High Pass, this trek allows the trekkers to cherish the beauty of both Rolwaling and the Khumbu Valley of Nepal. Trekkers can experience the enthralling views of the Jugal Himal, Rolwaling range, Gaurishankar, Everest range, Chobabhamre, Pachhermo Peak, and many more while trekking. The wilderness that you experience while trekking along the quaint and untrodden trails is something that any trekker would love to experience once in a lifetime.

The myths about the presence of Himalayan Yeti compel some trekkers to join this rewarding trek. Joining the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek through Rolwaling valley, trekkers get to visit the marvelous place of Nepal. Located beneath the Gaurishankar range, Rolwaling valley is considered one of the hidden valleys of Nepal. Trekkers enjoy stunning views of unique landscapes, glaciers, and varieties of flora and fauna. You will love every moment of this trek by witnessing the eye-catching waterfalls, meandering rivers, glittering glaciers, mystical villages, and ancient monasteries.

Our Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha commences with a drive to Singatte. From Singatte, we pass the charming villages of Jagat, Simigaun, Bedding, and Na Gaon. The small village of Bedding and Na offers you the opportunity to explore the unique and traditional Sherpa culture and tradition. The heartwarming hospitality of gregarious and jovial Sherpa people makes your journey reminiscing wonderful. In addition, you will get to observe the spectacular beauty of Tsho Rolpa Lake and the Yalung glacier during your stay at the Na village.

Further walking on the slippery glaciers, the trail takes you to the Tashi Lapcha Pass(5755m). Crossing the high pass provides the true wilderness with the beaten path trekking experience. The Tashi Lapcha Pass separates the Gaurishankar Conservation Area from Sagarmatha Conservation Area. However, the trail of Tashi Lapcha Pass connects the Rolwaling region with the Khumbu region. Leaving behind the tranquil trails of the Rolwaling region, we will move towards the bustling trails of the Khumbu region, crowded with the trekkers from Everest Base Camp. Strolling around the lively Namche Bazar town, we will finally end our Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek at Lukla. After that, we will fly back to Kathmandu. 

Overall the trek to Tashi Lapcha Pass is perfect for the one seeking adventure while enjoying the ethereal natural beauty and the exotic Himalayan culture.

Good to Know 

The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is one of the trickiest paths among the many passes in the Khumbu  Region. West of the Khumbu Region is where the Tashi Lapcha Pass is located. The Rolwaling is  a mountainous valley that the local Sherpas call "the cemetery." This area is more serious about its Buddhist traditions than other places. Festivals are frequently held here, and they are marked by tantric rites that are followed by late-night singing and dancing.

The Rolwaling and Khumbu valleys are combined during the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, providing a unique chance for tourists to learn about rural life in Nepal. Your views of the mountains Jugal  Himal, Gaurishanker, the Khumbu Himalaya range, the Rolwaling Himalaya range, Chobabhamre,  and Pachhermo Peak will be breathtaking on this trek. Additionally, you will delve deeply into the varied flora and animals and unique local cultures. 

Near the settlements of Bedding (3,510 m) and Na (4,120 m), in the slender and obscure Rolwaling  Valley, you can spend days (or as much time as you have) exploring yak pastures and visiting the  Yalung-Ri Base Camp. Jagat, Simigaun, Yalung-Ri Base Camp (4315 m), Tcho Rolpa (4561 m),  Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755 m), and Namche Bazaar are the primary destinations of this trek (3480m). 

Technically off-limits to outsiders, the Rolwaling and Tashi Lapcha Pass is 5700 meters. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Office, however, also distributes permits for  Rolwaling and Tashi Lapcha after one has obtained a license for Ramdung, a famous trekking peak. 

How to prepare for Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass? 

The challenging Rolwaling trip will put your patience to the absolute limit. Trekkers must follow a suitable training schedule at least two to three months before the trek. You can improve your strength, endurance, stamina, and muscle soreness with a sound, good program. Elly, the exercise program will benefit your mental and physical health. 

  • Physical exercise (Strength, stamina, and endurance) 

You develop strength, stamina, and perseverance through fundamental physical training. Your fitness level will dramatically rise due to the training program. It would help if you practiced hiking in the local hills since you will be trekking for 5 to 6 hours each day throughout your journey. 

Additionally, these workouts will aid in developing shoulder, arm, and back muscle strength. Along with your exercise program, you should concentrate on eating a balanced diet of carbs and protein and staying hydrated regularly. Overall, your physical preparation will significantly assist you on the walk. 

  • A cardiovascular workout 

Aerobic workouts, including cycling, jogging, running, trekking, and other types, are included in cardiovascular training. The oxygen levels in your body will rise thanks to these exercises. Through these activities, you can reduce your chance of getting altitude sickness in high-altitude environments. In addition, you can take long walks while on the hike in this way. Trekkers should also engage in cardiovascular activities to improve flexibility, lessen muscle tension, and prevent other problems. Cardiovascular exercises are, therefore, crucial to the training program. 

  • Mental acquiescence 

Before the walk, you should also think about your mental preparation. You can go on one-day treks to be mentally ready for the expedition. Before the hike, you can also study and consult with experts. So, for the walk, mental preparation is crucial.

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Day to Day Info

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Our team members will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport, and they will take you to the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • 1320m

On this day, we will take you sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. We will mostly visit religious and historical places such as Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath, Boudha Stupa, and Durbar Square. After seeing such beautiful sites, we will return to the hotel overnight. You will also get to interact with the trekking team here.

    • Hotel
    • Breakfast
    • Full Day
    • 1320m

    We take a drive to Gongar Khola today after breakfast in Kathmandu. Spend the night in a hotel or guesthouse in Gongar Khola..

    • Lodge/Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • 1440m

    Leaving the valley behind today, we will ascend to the path that ascends the valley of the Rolwaling river and leads to the opposite side of the ridge. You'll spend the majority of the day traveling through a forest, but if you stay on the main track, there is little risk you'll get lost. You will come across two little shacks following roughly an hour of ups and downs. Since you will only be ascending from here, there won't be many opportunities to rehydrate along the road, so here is an excellent point to fill up on water. From here, you enter a forest of rhododendrons and begin ascending.

    The dominance of Juniper and Rhododendron over the forest increases as you ascend. You'll arrive in Gyalche after roughly three hours. There is a lodge nearby, where you are welcome to spend the night if you choose. Dongang, which is situated on the bank of the river, is reached after 30 minutes of hiking. In Dongang, there are two places to stay, and both are managed by lovely women. The one that Zangmu Sherpa runs is beautiful. lodge or guesthouse overnight.

    • Lodge/Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • 2791m

    We will enter the Rolwaling valley on the day. After that, we will continue the trek observing some Sherpa villages and varieties of plants and rhododendron trees. During some seasons, you may witness the Yak Naka, which is the Temporary Yak shed constructed for the preparation of cheese and butter. We will stay overnight at the camp here.

    • Tented Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • 3740m

    The trail ascends along the river bank. The trail takes us to Na through the meadowland, barley, and bucket field. Na is the highest human settlement village in Rolwaling, inhabited by the Sherpa people. You can do the conservation with them. In addition, you can learn much more about their culture and lifestyle by interacting with them. The enthralling views of spectacular mountains lure you throughout the trail. Stay overnight at Na.

      • Lodge/Tented Camp
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • 4180m

      After an early breakfast, we'll gradually ascend to the Himalayan Lake, which is filled with icy water from the glaciers. The surrounding views of the Ladung Himal Range and the Mahalangur Himal Range are certain to cleanse your soul. We will travel along the Rolwaling River's bank and on a frozen trail to Tsho Rolpa, one of Nepal's largest glacier lakes. The calm lake at the foot of Chobuje, with its deep blue water, makes the difficult trek worthwhile. We'll spend the night in Tsho Rolpa.

      • Lodge/Tented Camp
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • 4540m

      We'll leave early in the morning towards Tolumbhu Buka. We'll hike all the way to the end of Tsho Rolpa and follow the Trakding Glacier's lateral moraines while admiring the surrounding icy peaks. Still walking down the icy and slick path.

      • Lodge/Tented Camp
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • 4850m

      Today we leave the Rolwaling region and cross the Tashi Lapcha La Pass into the Khumbu region (5755m). We will ascend up the Drolambau Glacier's side on a steep moraine-covered track. When we reach the summit of Tashi Lapcha La, we will get a breathtaking view of the Khumbu Himalayas as well as the peaks of the Rolwaling region. From there, we'll continue downhill to Thyangbo, where we'll camp for the night.

      • Tented Camp
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • 5665m

      We will depart for Khumjung after an early morning breakfast. Khumjung is the largest Sherpa settlement in Khumbu, located at the base of Mt. Khumbu Yul Lha. Khumjung is also the site of the first Edmund Hilary school project. The primary appeal of this region where we'll spend the night is an ancient monastery and rich Sherpa culture.

      • Lodge/Tented Camp
      • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
      • 3780m

      We'll arrive in Namche Bazaar after a short downhill journey through the lovely settlement of Khund. Namche Bazaar is a bustling Sherpa village with many shops and cafés catering to Khumbu trekkers and peak climbers, and it is consequently regarded as the Gateway to Everest. From here, you will have a spectacular view of Mount Everest (8848m).

      • Lodge
      • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
      • 3440m

      After breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we'll continue our downward journey to Phakding, crossing the Dudh Koshi River over many suspension bridges and passing small settlements with Mani walls, prayer wheels, and prayer flags. We'll arrive at Lukla, where we'll spend the night, after traversing multiple suspension bridges and monasteries.

      • Lodge
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • 2840m

      We will take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu on this day.

      • Hotel
      • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
      • 1320m

      Our representative will drop you at the international terminal.

      • 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

      Includes

      • 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 are served during the tour.
      • All necessary camping equipment.
      • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
      • All ground transportation is included.
      • 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

      Excludes

      • 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.

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      Essential Info

      Best Time For Rolwaling trek with Tashi lapcha Pass 

      There are two distinct hiking seasons in Nepal: following the fall and following the winter. The best trekking season in the Himalayas is from mid-September to mid-December. The temperature is pleasant at this time of year, neither too hot nor too cold, and the mountain vistas are crystal clear. A brand-new, fantastic trekking season is approaching. Hikers in the Himalayas may once again experience a comfortable temperature once the winter is over and the sun starts to get warmer in the spring. The spring season in Nepal is when a wide variety of flowers bloom,  both on trees and the ground. It is also the best time to walk up peaks for adventures. 

      The best hiking season in Nepal is thought to be the fall. September through November in Nepal are prime months for hiking. Throughout this season, excellent weather and fascinating mountain panoramas are accessible. It's a great time to go trekking because the weather is good. 

      In Nepal, spring is frequently the best season for hiking and mountaineering. Higher altitude walking is more enjoyable and fascinating during this season due to the variety of wild flora present, including the flowering of enormous rhododendrons over 3000m and a paradise for hunting. In addition, the temperature is moderately warm at lower levels, and above 4000 meters, the temperature is relatively calm, making for stunning mountain views. In Nepal, this hiking season runs from March to May. 

      What should you pack for the Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass? 

      The purpose of the gear is to keep you comfortable during the evenings and at night while keeping you warm, dry, and protected from the sun. The weights of your daypack and significant duffle bag should be between 8 and 10 kg and 15 kg, respectively. 

      Generally speaking, you should bring a good pair of trekking boots, thermal clothing, fleece or down jacket, a light wind cheater, trekking shorts and pants, long and short-sleeved T-shirts, a  duffel bag, a day pack, gloves, enough pairs of socks, sunglasses, a headlamp, woolen beanie hats,  water bottles, personal toiletries, technology, and books. Here is the list of equipment for the Rolwaling trek with the Tashi Lapcha pass: 

      Upper Body Layers 

      • T-shirts 
      • Fleece Vest 
      • Rain Jacket 
      • Down Jacket 
      • Thermal long-sleeved t-shirts 

      Lower Body Layers 

      • Trekking Trousers 
      • Thermal Long Underwear 
      • Underwear 
      • Hiking Shorts 
      • Rain Pants 
      • Packs & Bags 

      ∙ Day Pack 

      • Sleeping bag &compression sack 

      Footwear 

      • Hiking Boots 
      • Socks 
      • Camp Shoes 

      Miscellaneous Items 

      • Water Bottles 
      • Water purification drops 
      • Sunscreen 
      • Lip Balm
      • First Aid Kid 
      • Sunglasses 
      • Flashlight / Head torch
      • Travel towel 
      • Gloves 
      • Sun Hat 
      • Warm hat 
      • Trekking poles 
      • Toiletries 
      • Mosquito Repellent ∙ Sanitizers 
      • Book/Journal

      FAQs

      • Q1. What is the best time to do the Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass?

        Spring and Autumn are the recommended season for the Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha. During this season the weather is stable and the skies remain clear offering you stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding environment.

        Trekking to this region during the winter and rainy seasons, you may have to encounter various risks.

      • The high altitude and the high Tashi Lapcha Pass make the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek more challenging and thrilling. To accomplish this physically demanding trek, trekkers should have a good physical fitness level. In addition, mental preparedness is more important. Previous trekking experience will be a boon for them.

        Climbing towards a higher altitude there is a high risk of getting caught the altitude sickness. However, by taking the proper acclimatization, trekkers can avoid sickness. Experiencing any of the symptoms of altitude sickness such as nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty in breathing, etc trekkers have to immediately descend to the lower altitude.

        It is also recommended to trek this region choosing the best time of the year.

      • Yala Peak is one of the easiest expeditions in Nepal. It is a non-technical climb that can be completed within two weeks. This expedition is doable by newbies if they are well prepared for it.

      • There is no one who will get altitude sickness. When they feel older and less fit, the younger and fitter people do not suffer from high altitude ailments. Age or fitness are not factors in it. Consult your private physician. Altitude sickness symptoms can be prevented with the use of prescription medications. However, proceed with caution, pay attention to any changes, and listen to your guide if he believes you are experiencing symptoms (which might not be apparent).

      • On the Rolwaling Trek, it is not permitted to drink water straight from the tap or from streams. However, a SteriPen or purifier are also options. Water is pricey to purchase (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).

      • Be mindful. The elevation gain for this walk will exceed 3500 meters. At this height, the risk of developing an altitude ailment typically begins. But to avoid this, we have designed the itinerary to give you as much time as possible to acclimatize.

      • Yes, we exclusively offer insurance to our employees. We advise you to buy insurance in your country of residence. Note: Medical and evacuation needs should be covered by insurance.

      • In essence, the majority of the trekking involves 5-8 hours a day of light backpacking. The Easy, Moderate, and Difficult hiking packages of the trekking trails in Nepal don't require any technical expertise.

      • One of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal is Tsho Rolpa (also known as Cho Rolpa). The lake has risen significantly over the past 50 years as a result of glacier melting in the Himalayas, and is situated at an elevation of 4,580 meters (15,030 feet) in the Rolwaling Valley, Dolakha District.

      • The trekkers' lodging and dining options are provided by mountain lodges throughout the first section of the route through Rolwaling Valley to Na Village. We must pitch tents there while we go through a rugged and desolate area till we reach the Tashi Lapcha pass. After that, we locate another lodge with lodging that is far superior to Rolwaling Valley.

      Client Reviews

      • once in a lifetime experience

        One of the nicest experiences is trekking through a tranquil valley. It portrays the serenity of nature. Any hiker would love to once in a lifetime experience the wilderness that you encounter while traveling along the charming and unexplored routes.

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        FrankAustraliaNovember 11, 2021
      • thrilling and challenging Rolwaling Trek

        The thrilling and challenging Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass takes hikers to a remote region of the stunning Himalayas. This walk allows trekkers to see the splendor of both Rolwaling and the Khumbu Valley of Nepal after crossing the Tashi Lapcha High Pass. Since the trail was less crowded, it is one of the lesser-known treks, and we had a great time here.

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        AbigailAustraliaAugust 27, 2021
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