Trip Highlights
  • Voyaging in Kathmandu - Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist Stupa.
  • Spectacular sight of Rolwaling valley over Tashi laptsa pass and Everest Region
  • Get to know the Sherpa Culture and their lifestyle
  • Fully supported camping based trek including 3 hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
  • Ample acclimatization days built

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trekking gives an outlook to the spectacular ice fluted mountains in the amazing Rolwaling valley. Rolwaling valley physically is situated in the west of the Everest region which makes it closely connected with the Khumbu valley. This Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek is indeed a challenging form of trekking adventure which requires utmost dedication and an interest for undertaking challenges. But apart from the hardships, the journey is filled with beautiful natural wonders and wondrous scenarios of astounding Himalayas like Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Dorge Lakpa, Mt. Everest and some other splendid snowcapped mountain peaks. The panoramas are breathtaking with the picturesque as it’s more known to the neighbors with its steep-sided basin safe and sound in by astonishingly stunning ice peaks that are created like flutes on each side.

Arrange all the tiny pieces of adventure puzzles through the amazing experience of Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trekking

An exacting and energizing trek, the 16 days Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass with Parchamo Peak climbing Trek passes through two different Himalayas regions: the Rolwaling and the Khumbu; twin valleys of similar gorgeousness. We also get a chance to make a passage for the short climb to the high point of the Parchamo at an elevation of 6273 meter. Prior hiking experience, the logistics are necessity since the hiking is pretty much strenuous. The Trek to Rolwaling and the Tashi-Lapcha Pass is one of those treks that require your physical abilities and expedition style camping with full logistic support. Similarly, the Rolwaling trek crosses high Himalayan glaciers and goes up to altitudes of over 5700m with intense temperatures up to -10 to 20 degrees. Since the trek also includes climbing options of the Parchamo Peak, crampons and an ice ax and rope are required to be carried, even if it may not come of use as per the situation. We begin our adventurous Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha trekking holiday with a beautiful drive by road from Kathmandu to the very old trading city of Dolakha. We then hike through numerous beautiful villages and amazing cultivated terraced farmlands as a part of the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha hike followed by a turn towards the east and climb into the hidden Rolwaling valley, well-known as one of the hidden valleys of the Himalayas, transitory through beautiful Sherpa and Tamang villages on the way.

Our voyage is entirely designed and very well executed; the expedition is supported by a team of crew members, together with guide, kitchen staff, and other support team members as part of the standard program. Rolwaling is the east-west valley below the Gauri Shankar (7135m) near the Tibetan border. Beding and Na are more or less the last Sherpa villages of the Rolwaling Valley. We cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass which stands proudly at an elevation of 5755m and then descend to the Khumbu Valley by visiting Thame which is the hometown of the famous mountain climbing idol, Tenzing Norgay. We will certainly be encountered with the mesmerizing existence of scented wilderness and wildlife like the Himalayan Thar, Musk deer and some other wild animals. The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha route through the forest decorated with rhododendrons, pines and oaks will wash all your tiredness away. Thus, this experience of trekking will definitely prove to become one’s memory of a lifetime.

At Nepal Nomad trekking, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. Join the venture now to any massive peaks and you will certainly be pleased with the journey. If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you tailor made Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trekking itinerary that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships. An experienced guide is needed for the trekkers as the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is not well accommodated and marked. Certain sections are risky, so you need mountain experience and the knowledge for this particular journey.

Itinerary

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On the first day of your arrival in Kathmandu, you are welcomed with a lovely accommodation .Following; a pre-trek briefing will be scheduled on the trekking program alongside any last-minute arrangements shall be discussed. You will get familiar with the hike down the streets for its splendor. Later, in the evening you will be heading to an excellent Nepalese Cuisine dinner known for its healthy ingredients. Hence, the day is ended with your first overnight in the valley of Nepali people, its authenticity and culture.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

The day begins with an early breakfast with a guided trip to the capital city Kathmandu. The attractions in Kathmandu is sacred and historical where the landmarks estimated world heritage sites that includes the holy Hindu temple Pashupatinath, the ancient Durbar Square, the famous Monkey Temple and place of peace also known as Bodhnath. During afternoon we take a pre-trip preparation and discuss as well as get together with our trek guide and additional team members. Nepal nomad discusses on the topic of trek and we are welcomed to ask any inquiries concerning the journey. We stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today we drive from the Kathmandu; it is a lengthy day to begin with as we initiate from KTM to SuriDobhan and Jagat and then finally at the Ggongar by private car or local bus. We stay for an overnight at the Jagat.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1250m

Today we trek downhill to the path at the edge then get into the forests of the rhododendron and then come across the path to reach at the Rolwaling River and then we ascend to view the beautiful Gaurishankar where we walk to the Beding which is known for the huge Sherpa Village in the area of Rolwaling. We then visit the Gaurishankar Temple where we stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Beding
  • Altitude: 2800m

The path opens up the beautiful rhododendron forest with climbing uphill and then going downhill where we reach the village of Nyamare where then we arrive at the Beding. We hike and explore the surroundings of the Beding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Beding
  • Altitude: 2800m

Today is day 6, which calls for the acclimatization day at the Beding. We rest here for the short journey then we trek up to the Menlung La Pass which then shows one of the mesmerizing sights of the mountains snowcapped that comprises of the glaciers, Mt. Gaurishankar and the lush forests in the Beding valley. We stay here for the overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Beding
  • Altitude: 2800m

After an early breakfast we climb uphill to the Rolwaling bank River where the valley is extremely beautiful with the Manis, Bodhisattva paints and the prayer flags. We ultimately reach at the Na Gaon which is located on the bank of the Rolwaling River where we stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Na Gaon
  • Altitude: 4185m

After an early breakfast, we head to the Kyalung Base Camp which is at the altitude of 4800m then after ascending to the uphill, we then return back to the Na Gaon after experiencing the Kyalung Base Camp and stay overnight at the Na Gaon.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kyalung Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4540m

Today is day nine as we head from the Na Gaon to Kabung which is at the altitude of about 4560m. It takes about 4 hours to reach at the Kabung.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kabung
  • Altitude: 4560m

The hike is challenging as we follow the path from the Kabung as we see the valley of the beautiful peaks like the Rolwaling Kang, JabouRi and Takargo and we reach at the First Glacier Camp where we stay for an overnight there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: First Glacier Camp
  • Altitude: 4800m

The route ascends with the rock climbing and then we head through the Drolambau Glacier leaving the path from the Trakarding Glacier. This is the challenging day as we trek through slippery path. We ultimately arrive at the Tesi Lapcha Phedi and stay for an overnight 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tesi Lapcha
  • Altitude: 5200m

From Khumjung, we trek on the high trail which outlines the village above the Bhote Koshi river passing through the open pastures and rhododendron forests and then cross through the tiny hamlets of Mende, Phurte and Samde where everything is theatrically beautiful with the ancient traditional Sherpa houses and green, terraced pastures and fields. The walk is much simpler because of the wide path to the village of Thame. Before you reach to the village of Thame, you are more likely to see the Danphe pheasant, Griffin vultures, mountain goat and musk deer at the hike. It takes about 7 hours trek to trek to Thame

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thame
  • Altitude: 4350m

Today is the day for the acclimatization at the Thame. Before you reach to the village, you can see large paintings of Guru Padmasambhava at downhill. The whole backdrop of snow covered peaks can be seen as you ascent to the beautiful village of Thame. Legendaries like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Apa Sherpa lived here. We will walk to the monastery (3940), after lunch if we have sufficient time. This monastery is one of the oldest out of four in Sherpa country which is over 600 years old. The path is steeply ascends from Thame to join the crest where there includes Mani stones which is hand carved. From here the sight is praise worthy as you can see the splendid view and calmly reflect to your trip

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thame
  • Altitude: 4350m

Today is the day we trek to the famous heart of the Khumbu and the capital of the Sherpa. You will acclimatize with the locals as we walk across the mani, yaks, stones, chorten and spin prayer wheels for the good luck and have fun exploring the bustle and hustle of the hiking and everyday life that exist in the Khumbu. We will slowly progress towards the uphill of Namche. As said in Nepali”bistarai” which refers slowly is the key to adjust the norm of the trek. For about 2 or 3 hrs walk from Phakding, a walk to Monjo the path follows the Dudh Koshi with valley north. Then you will again see the great view of Thamserku. Moreover, we reach to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and fill the entry formalities then we ascend Hilary Bridge. With the zigzags of forest and as we catch our breaths with the beautiful views surrounding to us we ascend upward. As we reach half way up to the view point we can catch the first glimpse Mount Everest behind the crest of Nuptse-Lhotse. After we pass the entry point, first view of the capital of the Khumbu Namche Bazaar can be seen which is designed on a steep sides of incline mountain bowl. It is a grand sight of pretty houses and lodges, with Buddhist prayer flags. Namche is a flourishing, busy and vibrant Sherpa Village as most treks pass through this place.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3440m

It is day 15 and the last day of trek, we take brief walk along the valley before the ultimate climb to the flight at the Lukla. Then we will have our meal and in the afternoon you are free to explore around or relax or stay cozy. Later, we will have a farewell dinner and a few drink or perhaps try some ‘chhang’ {mountain beer brewed from fermented rice, its healthy enough. Then we dance to Sherpa steps with our crew over the weeks. Altogether we accomplish our merry trip with great meal and sleep under the moonlit.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2840m

You can unwind until your departure or can initiate any additional trips that you might have booked. If you are departing, then you will be moved to the international airport for your return flight to home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
01 Mar, 2020 - 16 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2900
02 Mar, 2020 - 17 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2900
05 Mar, 2020 - 20 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2900
06 Mar, 2020 - 21 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2900
07 Mar, 2020 - 22 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2900
08 Mar, 2020 - 23 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2900

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass treks. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak. Altitude may range up to 5000 meters.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass treks, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass treks.as well as introduce you to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipment’s check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well-deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Passtreks, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trekstend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass treksincludes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass treksis designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass treks, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.

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