Rolwaling Tashi Lapsa Pass Trekking

rolwaling-tashi-lapcha-trekThe Rolwaling Tashi Lapsa Pass Trekking trails are very eminent for their many hairpin bends and dramatic views of the mid-eastern range of the Himalaya including Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lhakpa, Tashi Lapsa, Rolwaling is located west of Everest and a few kilometers south of the Tibetan border and is known to be one of the seven hidden valleys in the Himalaya. The Rolwaling actually known as “The channel” in Sherpa language has always held a puzzling fascination. It is a wild and a little known valley and tales of the legendary Yeti, or abominable snowman, have poured from the mouths of the handful of Sherpa’s who live there. It is on the slopes of the peaks of the Rolwaling, that famous British Mountaineer Eric Shipton first photographed a Yeti track in 1951. Years later the area was also the sight for Sir Edmund Hillary’s famous expedition, whose purpose was to search for the elusive Yeti. Unfortunately he found nothing but the legend of the Yeti continues to this day.

Rolwaling Tashi Lapsa Pass Trekking trail continuously heads east towards the centre of the Everest region, when you then cross the Tashi Lapsa (5755m). The trail then descends to Thame village (3800m) and then onto Namche, which is the capital of the Sherpa people. The trail then heads to Lukla for the end of the trek. It is a wonderful trek with magnificent scenery. You may visit for a once in a life time experience and it will leave cherished memories intact for life. Rolwaling Tashi Lapsa Pass Trekking is one of the best trekking high passes trekking in Nepal where is we arrange full camping trek in adventure pass trek.

Trek Facts
Trek: Rolwaling Tashi Lapsa Pass
Trek starts: Shigati (Kathmandu to Shigati by bus)
Trek duration: 18 days
Grade: Moderate & challenging
Maximum altitude: 5755m
Minimum group size: Two pax
Trek ends: Lukla

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle. 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle with an expert tour guide.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa (Large white Buddhist Stupa)
  • Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple)
  • Patan Durbar Square (Ancient city)
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square (55-window palace)

Day 03: Kathmandu- Shigati (1020m) by bus taking 9 hours. 
It is running throughout Pine forests interspersed with terraced fields and villages, crossing many rivers that flow into the Khosi Thambi. Stay at tented camp.

Day 04: Shigati to Gongar (1350m) walking for 6 hours.
It follows the tumultuous course of the Bhote Kosi passage on many suspension bridges. Nice views of the Gauri Shankar (7145m) and more peaks. Stay at tented camp.

Day 05: Gongar to Simigaon (2020m) walking for 6 hours.
After two hours we leave the valley and head east. The road rises through an impressive church land, and then crosses an area of terraced fields. Manis and chortens mark the approach of the Sherpa village of Simigaon. Stay at tented camp.

Day 06: Simigaun to Donga (2800m) walking for 6/7 hours. 
Through a beautiful forest of rhododendron, the trail climbs gradually up Gyalche, and then follows the course of the Rolwaling Khola. Camp along the river where there are some “tea houses”. Stay at tented camp.

Day 07: Donga to Beding (3690m) walking for 5/6 hours.
Beding, the last inhabited village of the valley, consists of about thirty houses and a small monastery. From there you can see Melungtse (7181m), the highest peak of Rolwaling. Stay at tented camp.

Day 08: Biding to Na (4180m) walking for 6 hours.
Step up short Na, a small alpine village, inhabited only in summer. Nice views Chobutse (6685m) and Chugimago (6259m). Stay at tented camp.

Day 09: Day of acclimatization in Na.
Excursion towards the Yalung La. While the porters remain in the camp, we climb a steep slope that leads to a vast circle (4900m) crossed by streams, below the Yalung La, is the Yalung Glacier, the south Ramdung Peak (5930m) to the west Yalung Ri (5630m) and north of the border vertices Tibet. Stay at same camp.

Day 10: Na to Nyiduk Kongma (4750m) walking for 5/6 hours.
We climb to the dam that holds the Tsho Rolpa.  A team from Hollandaise were responsible for the work rendered necessary by the growing risk of seeing the lake create a breach in a thin moraine and rush to the underlying valley along the south shore. The old road to the north shore by Chobu, always indicated by the maps, is long gone, moraine bordering the lake having totally collapsed into it. After a 300m ascent through a vast chaos moraine, we descend almost as much and it installs in a circus camp overlooking the sandy border between Lake and Tsho Rolpa glacier. Stay at tented camp.

Day 11: Nyiduk-Kongma to Drolumbau Glacier 5200m walking for 5/6 hours.
The trail descends on the glacier treading an impressive range of rocks which appears in some sections of blue ice. The progression becomes painful to a rocky outcrop just below the Drolumbau glacier, which is reached by a cliff that requires the use of a rope to help carriers to climb the 160m to provide access to campsites. There are fantastic panoramic views of the Glacier below and the wall of glacier ice to Drolumbau north. Emotion assured: it is at the forefront of a permanent spectacle of wild rivers that cut into the ice, falls of rocks and crevasses. Stay at tented camp.

Day 12: Glacier walking for 7/8 hours to Drolumbau – Tashi Lapsa (5755m) – Camp at 5200m 
The only route that we can take up on the glacier Drolumbau is difficult and steep, but the views are beautiful: the Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar- GB (6793m) and other peaks towards the Tibetan border is a beautiful backdrop. Then progress on moraines on moderate slopes, with a few strokes on ice. Stay at tented camp near Tashi Lapsa at 5200m

Day 13: Tashi Lapsa to Thame village (3800m) walking for 5/6 hours. 
To start the day, we have an easy descent before arriving in Thame, a typical Sherpa village. Here you can also visit a picturesque monastery, which is a very old monastery within the Khumbu region. Stay at tented camp.

Day 14: Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m) walking for 5 hours.
See many stone walls bearing inscriptions. Visit Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Khumbu. Stay at a lodge or in tented camp.

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) walking for 7 hours.
Descend into the forest and progress along the Dudh Koshi. Then a short climb to Lukla. Stay at lodge or in tented camp.

Day 16: Early morning fly back to Kathmandu (35 minutes) and transfer to your selected hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Souvenir and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 18: A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Four nights in your selected Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • A full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast and tea or coffee).
  • Accommodation in a few simple lodges, but mainly camping in twin shared tents with mattress.
  • All necessary equipment for camping.
  • General climbing equipment such as fixed rope, ice screws, snow bars and rock pitons.
  • One English speaking government trained license holder and well informed trekking guide.
  • One professional cook with assistant cook, Sherpa and porters to carry luggage.
  • All expenses for Nepali staff – meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation (bus/flights) etc.
  • First Aid kit bag.
  • Government and local area taxes where applicable.
  • TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sigati by bus.
  • Transportation from Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Rolwaling entry permit fees (See the ‘Trekking Permits’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)

Price Excludes:

  • Nepalese entry visa fee. (See the ‘Visa Information’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
  • Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Donation, tips and personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

Releted Area Trek

1. Everest three pass treks 
2. Tashi Lapcha Pass 
3. Ice Col sherpani Col trek
4. Ganjala Pass trek 
5 .Dhaula giri trek
6. Pangsang pass trek
7. Rupinala Pass trek 
8. Kang la Pass in Nar Phu trek