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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek - 17 Days

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Crossing over 5700 meters Tashi Lapcha pass, hidden Rolwaling valley

Days: 17 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous) 

Rollwalling the Tasi Lapcha pass is challenging. This trek is only for those who have previous trekking experience and have the ability, will, and determination to accept the challenges of nature.

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a fascinating journey that encompasses the beauty of both Rolwaling Valley and the Khumbu region of Nepal. This exciting and inspiring trek takes you to a remote location and allows you to take in breathtaking views of the Himalayas with the difficulties of crossing the high-mountain pass of Tashi Lapcha (5755 m). Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a wonderful blend of quiet and scenic routes of the remote Rolwaling region with the bustling paths of the Khumbu region. The rolling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek involves steep climbs, lots of endurance, and rock climbing, hence an exciting and adventurous trip to the Himalayas.

Rolwaling Valley is a hidden valley in the midst of picturesque and majestic mountains. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass trek starts from drive through Dolakha to Gongar. From where we pass villages like Simigaon, Beding, and Na Gaon with amazing views of Gourishankar Himal (7134m). At Na Gaon, we explore the Yalung Glacier. Leaving Na village, we climb to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m), the largest glacier in Nepal. Then, climbing over slippery glaciers, the trail reaches the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755 m), which separates the Rolwaling region from the Khumbu region and the Gaurishankar Conservation Area from the Everest National Park. The trail then joins the hiking trails of the Khumbu region which is frequented by tourists from within and outside the country. Enjoying Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and other mountain peaks in the Khumbu region, the trail continues to the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazar and Lukla, from where the flight returns to Kathmandu. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an amazing opportunity to observe different aspects of the Himalayan lifestyle as it goes from remote Himalayan to an urban route.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Gongor Khola (1,440m), 7/8 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Simigaun (2,036m) 4/5 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dongang (2800m), 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Beding (3690m), 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Na (4,200m) 4/5 hrs
Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization day
Day 09: Trek to Chukima 4/5 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Tolomban (Zabuwa) (5,410m), 6/7 hrs
Day 11: Traverse Tashi Lapcha pass (5,755m), and trek to Tashi Phuk 7/8 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Thame (3805m), 5/6 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m), 4/5 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2,860m), 6/7 hrs
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 16: Contingency (Free day at Kathmandu)
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

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Customize your trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” personally. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste, for more information please email us at info@alpinetrav.com/
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Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and after completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel. Please look for the AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions placard when exiting the arrivals hall. And upon arrival at the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your journey in the evening at your hotel lobby. And your free time. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street.

Day 2
Sightseeing and trek preparation

Today after breakfast we will start our tour of major historical sites of Kathmandu with our professional tour guide. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Historic Sites and as we visit the places, the more diverse cultural milieu of the valley welcomes us with warm hospitality. Such as the Palace Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist Temple (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. . After returning from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. The trek guide will give you a brief orientation about your trek. And the rest of the time you can visit Thamel and shop for necessary equipment and other essentials.

Day 3
Drive to Gongor Khola (1,440m), 7/8 hrs

In the morning we will go to Gangur via Dolakha from Kathmandu. The route is mesmerizing with views of Gauri Shankar and other mountains and peaks. Also we will continue our journey towards Charikot where we can have a closer look at the local life. In about 8 hours we will reach Gongar river. Due to the fatigue of the long journey, today’s stay is also the starting point of the four highest treks to reach Everest.

Day 4
Trek to Simigaun (2,036m) 4/5 hrs

We will be ready for trekking in the morning. We will leave Gongar and follow the dirt road along the west bank of the Tamakoshi River. After descending for about an hour, we will reach Chechet through Khonch which greets us with a beautiful waterfall. We will descend to a lower altitude where we can feel the humid climate. We cross Tamakoshi river and reach Simgaon. We will keep our camp near Gompa which is located 20 minutes above the village.

Day 5
Trek to Dongang (2800m), 5/6 hrs

Leaving our camp at Simigaon, we will head northeast and make a moderate climb through green forests of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers. Stretching from Tamakoshi Valley to Rolwaling Valley, this route is scenic. We will follow the normal route and follow the road to Sambur Hill and Calche. Crossing the wooden bridge we reach Dhonkhang where we set up our camp in a forest clearing area. and sit.

Day 6
Trek to Beding (3690m), 5/6 hrs

After breakfast, we will leave our camp and walk to the Rolwaling River. Crossing the river, we will follow a path that leads north into the forest. Climbing slowly, we pass through a clearing area and arrive at the scattered tea houses in Nyimare. Moving forward through the farmlands of Ramdung, we reach the Sherpa village of Beding in a narrow gorge. And will live Camp.

Day 7
Trek to Na (4,200m) 4/5 hrs

The route will take us a little higher today where we will experience cooler weather. Leaving the Sherpa village of Beding, we will take a long and slow walk along the Rolwaling River to create a beautiful environment. We will be blessed with close-up views of the surrounding mountains and peaks and awe-inspiring natural scenery. We will reach our camp at Na. It is a temporary settlement used by locals to graze their cattle. Above Rolpa one can have a wonderful view of Chobutse Peak (6689m). There we will stay.

Day 8
Rest and Acclimatization day (4,200m)

It is strongly recommended that you take rest in Na before continuing the trek for acclimatization. There will be a lot of help for the pass.

Day 9
Trek to Chukima 4/5 hrs

There is no settlement after Na until you cross the Nala and enter the Thame Valley. We will cross the Chukima Pass to the famous glacial lake of Tsho Rolpa. Following the road through the moraine valley, we will reach an area near the sandy area between Lake Tsho Rolpa and the Trakarding glacier where we will spend the night in camp. In the cold and the wind

Day 10
Trek to Tolomban (Zabuwa) (5,410m), 6/7 hrs

From Chukima today we will head towards Tolomban. It is a short but tiring walk as we need to follow the rising path most of the day. The journey continues through a valley with no sign of habitation. Experience the sheer wilderness of a distant land on this day.

Day 11
Traverse Tashi Lapcha pass (5,755m), and trek to Tashi Phuk 7/8 hrs

Our trek should start early in the morning before sunrise. Walking through the glacier, we will cross a spur that allows easy access to the top of the glacier area. We may need ropes to climb Tashi Lapcha pass. After 4 hours of strenuous climbing, we will reach the top of Tashi Lapcha which rewards us with a view of awe-inspiring scenery. The summit is marked with a cairn and a prayer flag. We will go down to the other side and walk along the glacial lake to Tashi Phuc where we will stay for the night.

Day 12
Trek to Thame (3805m), 5/6 hrs

Leaving our camp, we head east on the snowy slopes. The trail goes down to Thame River and then to Thengpo. The route is scenic with views of Ama Dublam, Makalu and other peaks and mountains rising above the Thame River. We will go to the scattered temporary settlement of Thengpo. Along the pasture area, we follow the road to Thame.

Day 13
Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m), 4/5 hrs

The road gradually descends to Samade. Get views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Taboche (6367m) and other peaks of the Khumbu region. Passing several villages and monasteries, the trek descends to Sangboche before reaching Namche Bazaar. Then we will reach the commercial center of Namche Bazar through the path of Bhotekoshi river. Sherpa town is full of tourists from all over the world. Overnight stay at Namche.

Day 14
Trek to Lukla (2,860m), 6/7 hrs

Today is our last day of trekking through Dudhkoshi River to Lukla. Leaving Namche Bazaar behind, we travel round the Bhotekoshi River and the Dudhkoshi River. After reaching the confluence of these two rivers, Larja Dovan, we descend from Jorasalle and leave the Everest National Park. Then, we will walk along the Dudhkoshi River passing several villages, monasteries, gem walls, and prayer wheels to arrive in Lukla. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 15
Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)

We take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 minutes) to the scenic Himalayan Peak. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel so that you can relax and freshen up. Afterward, you can roam the streets of Kathmandu and do some shopping for your loved ones back home. Today is your day of rest.

Day 16
Contingency (Free day at Kathmandu)

Today, enjoy a leisure day. Outside or inside Kathmandu. This day can be used as a contingency for any possible delay due to flight cancellation etc. Cancellations may occur due to inclement weather. If the flight is cancelled, outside or inside Kathmandu, you can explore the places and try to mingle with the locals where you live. You can meet local people and hear different stories from them. Try their traditional Nepali local organic food and enjoy the day in a wonderful atmosphere.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Please message us for more details on extensions. We will be at your service 24 hours a day on how to make arrangement.

Day 17
International departure

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the trekking and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs for your family. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B, L, D) whilst on the trek with tea & coffee
  • 4 nights standard hotels and 12 nights teahouse/Camping
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing on a heritage site
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Trekking permit and conservation area +local fees
  • Experienced local trek guide for teahouse and Camping
  • Full support camping crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Internal flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket 'if necessary' (return after completing the trek)
  • Employee equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • Satellite phone for emergency purposes (if necessary)
  • High altitude medicine and first aid kit
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement (If necessary)
  • Group farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare & Nepal Visa
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu only)
  • Single accommodation (available in, a camping tent)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Horse renting & additional porters due to natural calamities on the trek
  • Personal expenses & Personal trekking gears
  • Drinks & Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for staff
Difficulty

It is usually covered in snow, making this a difficult trek. It is only recommended for experienced trekkers who have previously completed high-altitude hikes and are physically fit.
The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is made more demanding and thrilling by the high altitude and the high Tashi Lapcha Pass. Trekkers should be in decent physical shape to complete this extremely difficult journey. Furthermore, mental readiness is more important. They will benefit from previous trekking experience.

Weather

The best season for Trek is from March to November. In both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain, etc.)

Autumn/Fall (Sept to Nov)
This is when the rain settles after the monsoon (July to Mid September )and the weather gets dry. Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing the best mountain views, days are warmer, and nighttime will get cold and frosty. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day.

Spring (March to May)
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. During the spring season, The trekking trails all over the country are filled with vibrant mixes of red, pink, and white floras offering surreal experience along the trek. Spring season offers warm temperatures, blossoming flora and temperate days.

Travel insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Group Size

At, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions; Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small groups so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. We only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you are to join our’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, the minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 2 and the maximum is 12 people. (For Teahouse and Camping Trek)…Contact us info@alpinetrav.cm

If you want to travel something that is not included in our travel list, we are ready to travel according to your exact needs. In short, we will do our best to get you on the journey you want, whenever you want.

Carry my own stuff

You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items, etc.) that you may need during the walk. The rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter for every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears.

Guide

We have a deep passion for alpine adventure and the outdoors, and with the small business group on board we have worked on the most isolated trails we are proud to be successful in every region of Nepal and this is all due to our diversity and qualified team of guides. So your journey will be led by a qualified guide with 1 porter for every 2 participants and 1 assistant guide for every 4 participants.

Accommodation

Kathmandu:
In Kathmandu, we stay at the Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, in the heart of Thamel, where you can relax and have fun. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and your accommodation will be based on a twinning partnership.
Whether you’re returning from the mountains or touching the base from the airport, come and relax at the hotel, and order some good Italian espresso or a cold beer enjoy.

On Track:
(Everest area) Large logistics accommodation is not required for hiking as there are many clean and friendly lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, usually a bed with pillows and blankets, but there is a wonderful view from your window. All teahouses/lodges have adequate warm dining room lounges. The rooms are very basic. Blankets are usually provided by the teahouse but we will provide warm sleeping bags for everyone. The bathrooms are often shared and in many places, the toilets are squat type. Please note that some of these are very basic and require a sense of adventure.

Camping Base
Tashi Lapcha Rolwalling valley, your accommodation will be in a fully tented camp. Tents will be provided for 2 people equal to 1 tent each. By default in the case of single, we will provide a single tent without any additional cost.

Single supplement:
Those who want to build their own room in Kathmandu will have to pay only one supplementary fee. Especially when traveling in groups, we always pair up to share a room with people of the same sex and age. If in the case of the single by default, customers do not have to pay for a single supplement. Please note that trekking, due to limited rooms in teahouses/lodges, is sometimes not possible for singles. But at camping, if you want a tent for a single by default we will provide a single tent at no extra cost.

On Trek: Drinking Water
Staying hydrated is important during any physical activity but especially at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3 liters per person per day.
We urge you not to buy bottled water on the trek as it contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.
Teahouses sell almost boiled water. Nepali Rs.150-300 per liter but (cost increases when traveling) which does not require treatment. It’s also perfect for bedtime refills as it can double as a hot water bottle.
Alternatively, all teahouses will provide free cold water on request. Although it is not good to drink without treatment, it is important to note that we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle and use an effective form of water treatment.

Meals

Meals include
All meals are included in the trek and we will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. Tea houses range from traditional Nepali dal bhat, and momo (dumplings) to Indian food to pizza and apple pie. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house/lodge where you are staying and lunch will be on the way.

For camping Rolwalling valley, this would be the perfect camp style. Our team will prepare food for us at the base camp.
In Kathmandu, breakfast will be provided only to give maximum flexibility in deciding where and with whom to have lunch and dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to send your message to your staff. For a gluten-free diet, we recommend that you bring extra foods, especially for breakfast, as your options for breakfast will be limited. This trip includes food worth USD 500-545

A normal day on the trek

Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.

Tea will be served at your room or tent as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the Camping where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. We will arrive at our destination by tea-time and the camp evening will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Equipment Checklist

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task that keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available for rent, so you don’t actually have to travel to Nepal with a cartload of gear. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions, and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp trek equipment when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

Clothing and Footwear:
-Long-sleeved shirts
-T-Shirts
-Trousers
-Warm Jackets
-Sweater
-Pullover
-Waterproof jackets
-Thermal
-Inner-wears
-Undergarments
-Warm socks
-Warm Hat
-Gloves
-Bandana
-Scarf
-Trekking shoes
-Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
-Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets, and others

Documents:
-Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
-4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities

Flight tickets:
-Credit cards in case of emergencies
-Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

Others:
-Headlamps with extra batteries
-Sunglasses with UV protection
-Camera with charger or spare batteries
-A pair of trekking poles
-Water bottle one (1) liter
-Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
-Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
-Padlock
-Binoculars
-Reading materials, notebooks, and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
-Quick-drying towel
-Small face towel
-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Sunscreen and lip balm
-Hand sanitizer
-Antiseptic wipes
-Hygiene products
-Basic first aid kit

Climbing equipment (For Tashi Lapcha pass)
– Climbing helmet
– Harness
– Mountaineering boots (Lightweight and comfortable size)
– Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
– Descender
– Carabiners (4 screw gate and 4 snap gate)
– Prussik cord X 2
– Slings X 2
– Ice Axe
– Steel crampons

Why trekking with AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, our goal is to provide a wonderful vacation in our part of the world and ensure that our customers enjoy the vacation as little risk and worry-free travel as possible, whether monetary, physical or emotional. . All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be made available to you on a hassle free trip and trek before your arrival; You will be led by an experienced and medically trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio.
On the trek, all-inclusive food and accommodation are included in the teahouse/camping tents. Our itinerary is also designed with every aspect in mind such as adaptability, good campsites, real-life experiences, etc. We also provide sleeping bags, down jackets, and waterproof duffel bags, There camping will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, and more for the comfort of each participant.

Highlights of  Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

→ This trip offers challenges in as well as in the remote Rolwaling region
→ Complete high passes trek over 5700m in a trip with a visit to Tsho Rolpa Lake
→ Although you will be left tired to the bone, there are spirituality, wilderness and culture to be explored that will leave you a changed person forever
→ Enough rest days have been included in the itinerary to ensure a pleasant trekking experience
→ Combination of Camping: 11-Nights and Teahouse Trek: 3-Nights

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
  • Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
  • In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
  • Drink at least three liters of water a day
  • Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
  • Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
  • However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Therefore, the trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

General Information

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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
From $2,550.00
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Trip Facts

  • 16N/17 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5,755m/18,882ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Land Cruiser & Flight
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • 2 Max 12

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