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Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek - 10 Days


Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is situated in the Gauri Shankar Conservation Area. It is moderately a difficult tea house trek nestled between Langtang National Park and Khumbu (Mt.Everest) in Nepal. This fantastic trek is comparatively a less traveled and quiet trekking route that runs parallel to Tibet.

It is possible to combine this trek with Everest crossing Tashi Lapcha La (5575 m), requiring basic climbing experience and professional guides to complete this and another Pachermo Peak Climbing permit. Here, Tsho Rolpa (4580 m) is one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal. The starting point of the trek (the trading town of Dolakha) passes along the route from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Tibet. The lake itself is situated in the Rolwaling Valley, one of the seven hidden valleys where the Yeti is said to live!

Although it is highly unlikely to meet a Yeti on the trail, there are interesting terraced fields, fast-flowing rivers, forests, and two great glaciers to see as well as the stunning glacier lake of Tso Rolpa. This trek starts at a low altitude so there is plenty of time for trekkers to get acclimatized before reaching the lake. Although the trail does not reach high altitude, trekking days are generally 6-7 hours long so a good level of fitness is required. Mountains that can be seen on this route include Gauri Shankar (7,145 m) and Menlungtse (7,181 m), among others. This area is mainly Buddhist as can be recognised by the mani stones along the trail and prayer flags fluttering in the wind. For those who do not want to trek at very high altitudes and are interested in the culture of the peoples of the Everest region this trek is a good option.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through one of the least explored and off-beaten paths in the Rolwaling region.
  • Enjoy the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains like Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, Dorje Lakpa, and other small Rolwaling mountains.
  • Reach the highest altitude glacial lake tucked between mountains, Tsho Rolpa at 4580m.
  • Trek through the fascinating Gauri Shankar Conservation Area and witness a variety of flora, fauna, and diverse biodiversity along the trail.
  • Walkthrough the trails passing beautiful rhododendron forest, terraced fields, stone stairs, suspension bridges, gigantic waterfalls, and small picturesque village settlements.
  • Pass through numerous chortens, prayer walls, prayer flags, and huge monasteries along the trail.
  • Get an opportunity to enjoy the incredible hospitality of local ethnic people of the Rolwaling region.

Why Trek With AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and to ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and a worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical, or emotional. Read below to find out what makes your journey different from AlpineTrav Treks:

1. All the Document arrangements required for the trip will be done prior ready to your arrival.
2. On trekking, you will be led by an experienced and medical-trained guide or leader with a high staff ratio. Safety is our utmost priority.
3. We provide boiled water for drinking purposes on all our treks. During mealtime, you can ask the staff to fill the hot water for you.
4. We strongly discourage the use of single-use plastic bottles such as mineral water on all our trips. Carrying a hot water bottle is highly recommended.
5. 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.
6. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
7. Tea will be served in your Room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk.
8. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast.

All-Inclusive for Trek

Trekking is an all-inclusive trip meaning you will need cash only for your personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu.
During the trekking, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and a waterproof duffel bag trekking map, all required permits, Document for the trek, Guide, and support staff, necessary ground transportation, etc all included.


Itinerary [for Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek – 10 Days]
Cost USD ($) 950 per person (Min, Group Size: 4)

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Chetchet (1398 m), and trek to Simigaun for 9 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Dongang (2790 m), 5 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Bedding (3690 m), 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Na Gaun (4180 m), 3hours.
Day 06: Trek to Tsho Rolpa (4580 m) and back to Bedding, 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Dongang (2790 m), 4 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Simigaun (2000 m), 3 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Chetchet (1398 m), and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Depart to your own destination.
Join us on a Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek in 2022/2023
Customize Your Trek:
This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be ‘tailormade’. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com

Notice

Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks. Please take care to note that your trek leader or guide 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. The trekking leader or guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.


Experiences

1. Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trials.
2. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to challenge altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day.
3. We always provide the details in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping, and other workouts.

Lists Safety & Security

1. Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. AlpineTrav Treks pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel.
2. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staff and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange helicopter service for emergency rescue.
3. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Package Cost Includes

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on Open/Choice Menu whilst on a trek with tea and coffee
  • 3-star similar type of hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast)
  • Accommodation at a clean and cozy teahouse/ lodge on a trek
  • Arrival and Departure transfers on both
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Well experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Assistant guide if the group size exceeds +4 persons
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Staff equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen
  • All required permits for the trek (Conservation & TIMS)
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • AlpineTrav sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Government taxes 13% & Company charges
  • Farewell dinner

Package Cost doesn’t include

  • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Any cost which arises due to a change in the itinerary because of natural calamities, disturbance, like personal sickness, etc.
  • All kinds of personal expenses like, Wi-Fi, internet, and hot shower during the trek
  • Cost of any extra services if you use those which are not mentioned in the packages
  • Gratuities for staff

Equipment Lists

The gears listed below are required for this trek. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

Head
Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf/Baseball cap/Thermal Balaclava/Sunglasses with UV protection/Headlight with spare batteries

Upper Body
Long-sleeved shirts/T-shirts/Baselayers/Warm Jacket/Sweater/Pullover
Waterproof Gore-Tex/Down Jacket with hood (800m fill) Primaloft or light Jacket.

Lower Body
Thermal/Inner-wears/Baselayers/Undergarments/Waterproof Gore-Tex Pant.
Trekking Trousers/Pants/Down or Primaloft Pant.
Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)/Trekking Boots (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)/Camp
Shoes/Gaiters/Down shoes (Optional)/Flip-flop.

Hands
Liner Gloves/Primaloft Mitten/Down Mitten

Others
Sleeping bag/Backpack 40-50 liters/A pair of trekking poles/Water bottle one (1) liter X 2/Multi tool knife/Inflatable sleeping mattress (For additional comfort)/Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes/Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry/Padlock/Sewing kit/Duct tape/Reading materials notebooks and pens

Documents
1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

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

Cash
Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks during the trek – it’s always good to carry them in the smaller denominations where possible, there are no ATMs on the mountains

Accommodation

1. Your accommodation on the trek will be on simple mountain lodges run by the local people with basic and shared facilities. Trekking in the area does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets.
2. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places.
3. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is.

Food (Meals)

We will provide three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese (Dal Bhat) Momo, Chowmein, to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we are against eating it on the trek.

The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from Lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease.


About Nepal Visa

All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency. Cost for visa fee you can check to here!

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. MORE DETAILS

Side Trips/ Trip Extensions

After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, India, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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