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Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

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16 Days

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Fixed Departure

Group Size

10 people



Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is a 21-day trek that runs through the upper section of GHT connecting the Gaurishankar conservation area and Sagarmatha national park. This Everest base camp is a moderately difficult trek that involves camping on the glacial moraine, vertical climbing, and crossing the Tashi Lapcha pass at an altitude of 5,750m. The trek first starts with a bizarrely remote Rolwaling valley walled by the crystal crispy peaks. In the valley flows the Rolwaling river directly descending from the Tsho Rolpa Lake. By the side of the river are the villages of Beding and Na, with no electricity, network, tourists, and only a few people. You will camp by the Tsho Rolpa Lake, melt ice for water, and advance through the constantly crackling glacial moraines. You will have to fix ropes and climb 100m vertically and camp at the windy and snowy Tashi Lapcha pass. You may spot mountaineers clinging on the Pachermo peak.

By the time you reach the pass, you will be completely exhausted and as the night falls those beautiful mountains begin to look like giant ghosts in the dead cold darkness. The next day you wake up above with the floating clouds watching the golden sun rays on the mountains. Descending down you will enter the Sagarmatha national park with improved trails, teahouses, and the highest mountains. You will trek by the beautiful Gokyo lakes, cross the Cho La Pass 5,420m, and get to the Everest base camp. You will stay overnight near the Everest base camp and hike to Kalapatthar for the iconic view of Mount Everest. You will continue trekking through the Pheriche below the towering Amadablam and get to the Namche Bazar via Tengboche. From Namche Bazar, you will trek to Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. This is the best Nepal tour.

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  • World Famous Everest Base Camp
  • Amazing Himalayan views, including Mt. Everest from Kalapatthar
  • Visiting sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde, and Dingboche
  • Visiting the biggest and oldest monastery of the region, Tengboche

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)

Welcome to Nepal and our representatives will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. They will pick you up and drop you at your hotel. Enjoy the evening strolling around the nearby market. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu - Gonggar - Simigaon (2020 m)

After breakfast, we drive to Gonggar via Dolakha. Along the way, we can encounter the views of Sunkoshi and Bhote Khosi rivers. Driving past Dolakha, Pikhuti, Suri Dobhan, and Manthali alongside Tama Koshi River, we arrive in Gonggar. From Gonggar, we trek past a Sherpa village through the rhododendron forest to reach Simigaon. We will have an alluring panorama of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) from Simigaon. Overnight in Simigaon.

Simigaon - Daldung La (3976 m)

Descend downhill to a steep trail and go around the edge by climbing the vertical stone steps. Enter the rhododendron forest and walk through the trail to reach the Rolwaling River. Then, climb uphill through the forest along with the view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m). Ascend uphill till the trail becomes flat and smooth to reach Daldung-La. Overnight at Lodge

Daldung La - Beding (4180 m)

The trail walks through lush rhododendron forest with ascents and descents until reaching Nyamare village. Then with a panoramic view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m), we walk to Beding, the largest Sherpa village of Rolwaling region. There is a Gompa at the entry of the village and the holy Gaurishankar ghumba a little above the village. Overnight at Lodge

Beding - Na (4180 m)

After breakfast, we start by a slow ascend on the bank of Rolwaling River until we reach Dhogre. After walking further, the valley slowly opens to a huge Mani stone wrapped with prayer flags and a large rock with an image of Bodhisattva painted on it. Finally, we reach Na Gaon situated on the bank of the Rolwaling River. Overnight at Lodge.

Acclimatization & Day hike to Ramdung Go & Yalung Glacier

We take another day for acclimatization. We walk through the icy and slippery trail of Yalung Glacier and later Ramdung Glacier to reach Ramdung Go (5930m), which is an excellent training peak for mountain climbing. An amazing view of Tsho Rolpa Lake and the surrounding glaciers, as well as mountains, can be seen from the top of Ramdung Go. We then hike back to Na Gaon for the overnight stay Lodge.

Na - Tso Rolpa (4540 m)

After breakfast, we leave Na Gaon and cross the wooden bridge over the Rolwaling River. We move on somewhat steep trail uphill. We trek on the moraines of Rolwaling Glacier to reach the majestic glacial lake. Tsho Rolpa Lake is the biggest and one of the most femous lakes in Nepal that is situated at the altitude of 4540m. The deep blue lake hosts an amazing reflection of the surrounding hills and snowy-peaks as it envelops the vicinity in tranquility. Overnight at tented camp.

Tso Rolpa - Trakarding Glacier (4800 m)

Although short, distance-wise, the trek will be tough today as we are required to walk through the icy and challenging trail of Trakarding Glacier throughout the day. With a view of several mountains like Rolwaling Kang (6664m), Takargo (6671m), and Jabou Ri (6166m) among others, we climb on a rocky terrain to reach Trakarding. Overnight at tented camp.

Trakarding Glacier - Tashi Labcha Phedi (5755 m)

The trail goes uphill through some rock climbing and a slow walk on the glacier. We now leave the trail of Trakarding Glacier and walk through Drolambau Glacier. This will be a difficult day because we walk on slippery trails. The scenic beauty will be amazing to experience as we will be seeing snow all around us. Walking on Drolambau Glacier, we arrive in Tashi Labcha Phedi. Stay overnight at tent camp.

Tashi Labcha Phedi - Tashi Labcha Camp (5200 m) via Tashi Labpcha Pass

Steep climb from Tashi Labcha Phedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) will lead us to Tashi Labcha Camp (5665m), which is also known as Tashi Labcha Phuk. After a hard climb, we reach the top of Tashi Labcha Pass (5755m), which separates Rolwaling region from Khumbu region. We now enter Sagarmatha National Park and descend for a short time to reach Tashi Lapcha Camp. Stay overnight at tent camp.

Tashi Labcha Camp - Thyangbo (4350 m)

Today, we will be experiencing relatively easier glacier walking as the trails are smooth and downhill. Descending from Tashi Labcha Camp, we arrive in Ngole, whose trail is full of snow and ice. Then we descend on the trail to reach Parchemuche Tsho, a glacial lake in the Khumbu region, en route to Thyangbo. With a view of Pasang Lhamu Chuli (7350m and Cho Oyu (8201m), we arrive in Thyangbo. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Thyangbo - Thame (3820 m)

Early morning, we walk through yak pastureland and arrive at the yak herder's temporary huts. This trail is bumpy and slowly goes downhill. We will follow a small stream throughout the way as we relish the beauty and calmness of the environment. We arrive at the Power House before entering the village of Thame. In the evening, we will visit the Thame Monastery and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Stay overnight at Lodge.

Thame - Namche Bazaar (3440 m)

The trail descends slowly to Samde. Get the sights of great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Taboche (6367m), and other peaks of Khumbu region. Crossing several villages and monasteries, the trail descends to Syangboche before reaching Namche Bazaar. Then, following the trails of Bhote Koshi River, we arrive in the commercial hub of Namche Bazaar. The Sherpa town is vibrant with tourists from all around the world. Overnight in lodge.

Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2840 m)

Leaving behind Namche Bazaar, we trek with Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River on our every side. Reaching the confluence of these two rivers at Larja Dobhan, we descend to Jorsalle and exit Sagarmatha National Park. Then, we trek alongside Dudh Koshi River as we cross many villages, monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer wheels to arrive in Lukla. Overnight at tented camp.

Lukla - Kathmandu (1400 m)

We take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (40 minutes) over the spectacular mountain peaks. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel so that you can rest and freshen up. Later, you can wander around the streets of Kathmandu and do some shopping for your loved ones back home. Feel free to get the taste of local food and lovely ambiance of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Departure Day

We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time. We hope to see you again!

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle.
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast on a twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after the trek)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Trekkers' information management system (TIMS) fee.
  • Government taxes and office service charges.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills, and Personal expenses.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of late departure or early return from the mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)


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Is visa on arrival available?
YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying 30 USD or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying 50 USD and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
How does it work with a porter?
Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking.
What is the weather going to be like when I am trekking?
The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.


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