RolwalingTashi Lapcha Pass trek - 18 Days

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  • 18 Days
  • High Passes Trek
  • USD 1880 USD 1790
  • 6187m
RolwalingTashi Lapcha Pass trek

RolwalingTashi Lapcha Pass trek - 18 Days

Trip At Glance

Duration:

19 days

Accommodation:

3 star Hotel in Kathmandu Best Available Lodge in Trekking

Meals:

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Activities:

Active walking flight to Lukla Kathmandu sightseeing explore Sherpa culture

Group size

16

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Best Time

March to May/September to November

Walking Hours

7-8 hours

Overview

The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is a challenging and remote trekking route located in the Rolwaling Valley of Nepal. This trek combines the breathtaking beauty of the Rolwaling region with the adventure of crossing the high-altitude Tashi Lapcha Pass. The journey takes you through pristine alpine forests, picturesque Sherpa villages, glacial lakes, and towering snow-capped peaks. The highlight of the trek is the crossing of the Tashi Lapcha Pass, which requires technical skills and equipment due to its steep and icy terrain. The trek offers incredible views of mountains like Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, and Everest, along with the opportunity to explore the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality. It is a trek recommended for experienced trekkers seeking a remote and adventurous journey in the Himalayas.

Everest Roll walling Trek is one of the most difficult treks in Nepal. This trek is suitable for the trekkers having prior trekking experience. The trek takes you below the Gauri Shanker Himalaya and between Everest and Langtang Himalayan ranges. You will get a chance to explore the Rollwalling Valley, Khumbu and also encounter with friendly Sherpa and Tamang peoples. The main highlight of the trek is Rollwalling valley with its rich variations of natural beauty. The trek offers you wonderful views of alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, waterfalls, high pastures and amazing snowy backdrops of the peaks.  The starting route of the trek is crowded and flowed by fellow trekkers where as the numbers drops upon reaching the trial that takes you to Tashi Lapcha. The trek takes you to the unexplored routes and most of the isolated regions. 

The real trek starts from a 10 hours of long drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha district of Nepal. Then we will be trekking following rollwalling river trials exploring the rich flora and fauna of the region and crossing several Sherpa and Tamang villages we will cross Tashi Lapcha pass (5755m) and Pachermo (6272m) which will be the highest trekking point and then descend to Lukla via Thame which is also a home town of Tenging Norgey Sherpa. Then we will have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. 

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives from Everest treks and tours.com will be waiting to welcome you with your name card and they will take you to the hotel in our private vehicle.

 

Food
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

The second day will be sightseeing day in Kathmandu valley. You will visit different cultural and historical places of Kathmandu valley including some of the UNESCO world heritage sites. The sightseeing includes Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the biggest temple of Hindu religions, Swoyambhunath Stupa which is biggest Stupa for Buddhist religion you will also roam around Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Patan durbar square where you will get to see the picturesque of ancient art and architectures.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1173

We will have our early morning breakfast at hotel and then start our drive to Singati. The drive takes 8-10 hours to reach Dolakha. We will drive through the outskirts of Kathmandu valley where we will see beautiful villages, fertile lands, rivers, forests and many more. After reaching Singati we will trek to Suri Doban for an overnight stay.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1410

We will have our breakfast and continue our trials. Today, we will walk through Bhote Koshi River and then following a flat trial we will cross several villages, rivers and streams after that a short climb up will take us to Jagat which is a small village inhabited by people of different caste and tribes.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2084

After having our breakfast we will continue our trek. Today we will trek towards Simigaun the trial today will have fewer ups and downs through the jungle. After than we will cross a suspension bridge and then after a steep climb takes us to the village of Simigaun.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3500

The trial today offers a fantastic view of Gaurishankar Himal above the Rollwalling village. After having our breakfast we will continue our trial which passes by few Sherpa villages. We will have a steep climb to a rocky path and a few descents through pine forest will take us to rollwalling khola to Kharka.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

We will have our breakfast at Beding and start our today’s trial. The trial today starts with an easy walk through the northern bank of Rollwalling Khola. After than crossing several small villages and terraced farmlands we will reach to a monastery which is believed to be a meditation place for Buddhist guru Padma Samvaba. The trial offers a wonderful view of the surroundings. Then after a short walk we will reach to the village of Na.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4580

After having our breakfast at Na we will start our today’s trials where we will walk to the plane surface and then gradually climb up to the Himlayan Lake filled with tranquil water glaciers. The wonderful views of the Tibetan Side Mountains and Menlung make the trek more amazing. After than a short walk towards the rocky lateral moraine by crossing the river we will trek to Thso Ropla Lake.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5140

Waking up to an amazing view of the highest glacial lake of rolwalling valley will be an amazing starting of the day. We will walk and roam around the surroundings before we head up to Tarkarding Glacier. After exploring the beauty of the surrounding we will ascend to the rocky path and then a few gradual walk on the glacier moraine we will reach trakading glacier.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
5755

The walks will be a little tougher today. We will walk on the high slopes above the glacier and then trek along the centre along the hard rocky glacier. After that a steady walk to the lowest point of the icefall will take us to the easiest point to gain Drolambau glacier where we will be surrounding by the superb high mountain sceneries. Then a short downhill trial will take us to Tashi Lapcha Phedi base camp which offers a 360 degree panorama of the mountains.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5755

We will trek to Tashi Lapcha Pass from where we will get a remarkable view of the snow capped senior Khumbu peaks. After that we will have a gradual decline to downhill for about 100 meters. Overnight at camp.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4370

We will have 5-6 hours trek to Pachermo which offers a magnificent views of the snow capped peaks including Everest and then after we will descend to Thengpo which will take about 4-5 hours. Overnight at Thengpo.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6187

This is an extra day reserved in case of bad weather which is beyond perception and if there occurs any obstacle to our trek to Pachermo.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3820

The trials become relatively easier from today as we are not gaining altitude. After about 4-5 hours trek through several villages and forests we will reach to Thame. Overnight at Thame.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3440

We will be trekking to the financial hub of Khumbu region today. The trial today follows an old trade route between Nepal and Tibet. We will pass several villages and shops on our way to Namche Bazaar. After few ups and downs we will reach to Namche where we will have our overnight stay.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2860

Today will be our last day in Mountains. We will be moving towards Lukla from where we started our journey.  We will pass several villages and bidding goodbyes to the locals. We will have our overnight stay in Lukla remembering all those wonderful moments and bittersweet experiences of our journey. This last overnight stay in the Himalayas will be something different as you have accomplished the most adventurous journey of your life time.

Food
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1350

We will fly back to Kathmandu today. After a scenic 35 minutes flight we will reach to Kathmandu where our representatives will be waiting to pick you up at the airport. Overnight at Hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1350

Thank you for choosing Everest Base Camp Treks and tours for your Everest Rolwalling trek. We hope you are satisfied with our services. We will be waiting to serve you again. Our representatives will drop you to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu or if you want your can extend your trip as well.  

What Is Included ?

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Drive to Jiri from Kathmandu.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural program.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability)
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.(4:1)
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All government and local taxes.

What Is Excluded?

  • Tips for guides porters and drivers
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Person expenses not included in the itinerary
  • International flights.

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FAQs

Yes, trekking to Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass is considered difficult and challenging. It requires a high level of physical fitness, endurance, and previous trekking experience. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, rocky terrain, and technical sections, especially when crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass. The pass itself is known for its icy conditions and requires proper mountaineering equipment and skills. The altitude also poses a challenge, with the pass reaching an elevation of around 5,755 meters (18,881 feet). Proper acclimatization and preparation are essential to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Despite the difficulties, the trek offers stunning landscapes, pristine valleys, and a rewarding sense of accomplishment for those seeking an adventurous and remote trekking experience.

 

There are several compelling reasons to embark on the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek. Firstly, the trek takes you through a remote and untouched region of Nepal, offering a sense of solitude and tranquility amidst breathtaking natural beauty. The Rolwaling Valley showcases pristine alpine forests, glacial lakes, and majestic snow-capped peaks, providing a visual feast for nature lovers. Crossing the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass adds an adventurous element to the trek, allowing you to test your mountaineering skills and witness stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. Additionally, the trek offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture, interact with local communities, and experience their warm hospitality. If you seek a combination of adventure, natural splendor, and cultural exploration, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek promises an unforgettable journey in the heart of the Himalayas.

 

The cost of the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the trek, the trekking agency chosen, the level of services and accommodations desired, and any additional activities or permits required. Generally, the cost can range from $1,500 to $2,500 per person. This cost typically includes permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, a professional guide, and porters. It is important to clarify the inclusions and exclusions of the package with the trekking agency to understand what is covered. Additionally, it is advisable to budget for additional expenses such as travel insurance, visa fees, equipment rental, tips, and personal expenses. Conducting research, comparing different trekking agencies, and understanding the breakdown of costs will help in planning and budgeting for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek effectively.

The actual trek to Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass typically begins from a village called Barhabise, which is located in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. Barhabise is situated on the Araniko Highway, which connects Kathmandu with the Tibet-Nepal border. From Barhabise, trekkers will follow the trail that leads to the Rolwaling Valley, passing through villages such as Singati, Gongar, Simigaon, and Beding. The trek continues further into the valley, reaching the base camp of Tashi Lapcha Pass. Crossing the pass requires technical skills and proper mountaineering equipment. The entire trek is a remote and challenging adventure, providing trekkers with a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in the breathtaking Rolwaling region.

 

 

The best seasons for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek are generally considered to be spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is typically stable, with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and less chance of rainfall or snowfall. Spring offers beautiful blooming flowers and lush greenery, while autumn provides stunning views of colorful landscapes and excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains. However, it is important to note that weather conditions can be unpredictable in high-altitude regions, and it is always advisable to check the weather forecast and consult with local trekking agencies for the most up-to-date information before planning your trek.

For the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek, it is essential to have appropriate clothing and gear to ensure comfort, safety, and protection in the challenging terrain and high-altitude conditions. Here are some essential items to consider:

Clothing:

Layered clothing for varying temperatures, including moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, a waterproof and windproof jacket, trekking pants, and thermal underwear. Don't forget to pack extra socks, gloves, a warm hat, and a buff or scarf for added warmth.

Footwear:

Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots with ankle support are crucial. Also, carry a pair of comfortable camp shoes or sandals for resting and evenings.

Gear:

A good-quality backpack, trekking poles for stability, a warm sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, a headlamp with extra batteries, a water bottle or hydration bladder, a sun hat, and sunglasses with UV protection. Additionally, consider bringing a first aid kit, sunscreen, insect repellent, a lightweight and quick-drying towel, and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes

Climbing Gear (for Tashi Lapcha Pass):

Depending on the specific itinerary, you may require mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axe, harness, ropes, and helmets for crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass. It is recommended to rent or purchase these items from a reputable source and have prior experience or training in their usage.

Remember, your backpack must be lightweight which makes it comfortable while trekking.

Basically, Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is a challenging and remote trek in the Rolwaling Valley region of Nepal.To reach the starting point of the trek, which is usually at the village of Charikot, most travelers typically take a bus or private vehicle from Kathmandu to reach there.

While there are no direct flights or helicopter services catering specifically to this trek.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek. The trek involves ascending to high altitudes, with the Tashi Lapcha Pass reaching an elevation of approximately 5,755 meters (18,881 feet). As you gain altitude, the air becomes thinner, and the oxygen levels decrease. This can lead to altitude-related health issues, including acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). It is important to acclimatize properly, which means gradually ascending and allowing your body time to adjust to the altitude. It is recommended to take rest days, stay hydrated, eat well, and listen to your body for any signs of discomfort or illness. Being aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and having a contingency plan in place, such as descending to lower altitudes if necessary, is crucial for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Additional Information

 

While cash is typically the preferred form of payment during treks in remote regions like the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass, it is becoming increasingly possible to make payments through credit cards or dollar cards in certain establishments along the trekking route. However, it's important to note that the availability of card payment facilities can be limited and unreliable in these remote areas. It is recommended to carry enough cash in Nepalese Rupees to cover your expenses throughout the trek, including accommodation, meals, and any other services you may require. It's advisable to withdraw or exchange currency in Kathmandu before starting the trek, as access to ATMs or currency exchange services might be scarce along the trail.

For Nepalese visiter there might be online payment service through QR code.

Yes, to enter the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek, you need various permits, and their costs may vary. As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, the permits required for this trek include the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card and the Restricted Area Permit.

The TIMS Card costs NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 9) for individual trekkers from non-SAARC countries and NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 18) for organized trekkers from non-SAARC countries.

The cost for SAARC country nationals is NPR 300 (approximately USD 3) for individual trekkers and NPR 600 (approximately USD 5) for organized trekkers.

The cost of the Restricted Area Permit depends on the duration of your trek, and it typically ranges from USD 10 to USD 20 per week per person.

However, it's important to note that these permit costs and regulations can change, so it's advisable to check with the relevant authorities or a registered trekking agency in Nepal for the most up-to-date information on the permits required and their associated costs for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek.

The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is a challenging and physically demanding trek that involves traversing high altitudes and rugged terrain. Therefore, it is recommended for experienced trekkers who are in good physical condition and have previous trekking experience. Due to the strenuous nature of the trek and the potential risks associated with high altitude, it is generally not recommended for children or elderly individuals. The trek requires a certain level of fitness, endurance, and ability to acclimatize to the altitude. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional and consider your personal capabilities and health before attempting the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek.

Trip Reviews (5)

Great Trek to Rollwalling and Tashilapcha Pass!

I did 19 Days Rollwalling and Tashilapcha pass trek with Everest Base Camp Treks and tours and it was the best experiences I ever had. The company provided a brilliant service and homely environment by the time I landed in Kathmandu. The guide Lakpa was great and the trek was tough and challenging but the views were worth the trek. I had the best experience of my life and would recommend this company to everyone. 

 

 Rex Lloyd

16th Jun, 2022


Thank you for great service,Highly Recommended!

The Rollwalling and Tashilapcha pass trek was one of the most fulfilling treks so far. The views were truly amazing and the trials were adventurous. Get to know much more about Tamang cultures and people as well and the foods were delicious. Thank you Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours.

 

Robbie Macdonald

16th Jun, 2022


Amazing Experience!

Got so many new experience and the trek were truly worth the price. Thank to the entire team of Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours for their wonderful management and great services. 

 

 

Kingsley Cole

16th Jun, 2022


Beautiful Experience!

19 Day Rollwalling and Tashilapcha Pass trek was wonderful. We enjoyed a lot during the trek and got so many new experiences. I am eagerly waiting for another trip in Nepal. 

Jenson Watts

16th Jun, 2022


Great Management and service!

Had a great time in Nepal. Thanks to Everest Base Camp Treks and Tours. You guys were awesome and thanks for making our trek wonderful. I can highly recommend this company to anyone. 

 

 

 

Joan Fleming

16th Jun, 2022


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