Rolwaling Valley and TashiLaptsa Pass Trek Rolwaling Valley and TashiLaptsa Pass Trek

Rolwaling Valley and TashiLaptsa Pass Trek - 17 days

Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
5755m
Group size
2
Level
ADVANCE
Transportation
All ground transportation and domestic flight as per itinerary
Best Season
September to November March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge and at a tented camp.during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Starts at
Gongar
Ends at
Lukla
Trip Route
Gongor-Bending-Na Gaun-Tashilabtsa pass-Thame-Namche-Lukla

Highlights

    • Start with exploring the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu. 
    • Take a scenic flight to Charikot through the green hills and small settlements. 
    • Explore the wonderful valley of Rolwaling and learn the cultural and religious aspects. 
    • Collect the best view of mountains including Mount Everest, Gaurishankar, and more. 
    • Collect the best views of diverse landscapes. 
    • Experience the trek through a cool and dense forest of rhododendron and magnolia. 
    • Cross the TashiLaptsa Pass at 5755 meters. 
    • Explore the 550 years old the Buddhist monastery at Thame village. 
    • Visit the Namche Bazaar- the Sherpa capital. 
    • Enjoy a scenic flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu.
    • Create a lifetime memory with A1 Trek. 

Rolwaling valley and Tashi Laptsa pass is an adventure in the wonderful Rolwaling valley over the high Himalayan passes to Everest. One of the greatest adventures offers the marvelous views of Mount Gaurishankar-MelungTse and the Jugal Himal mountain range. The exciting adventure includes passing the high pass of TashiLaptsa, which is regarded as one of the highest and most challenging Himalayan passes. The pass is the point between the Rolwaling valley and the Everest region. Elevating at 5755 meters, TashiLaptsa Pass needed some technical climbing skills and the ropes to be set to cross. 

The widely popular myth of Yeti's story is associated with the Rolwaling valley. Believe that the Rolwaling valley is the home of the mountain man Yeti. There are so many stories of Yeti in the valley well spread around the globe. The myth gained more popularity once the British photographer Eric Shrimpton claimed a photograph of a Yeti footprint in 1956 on the slopes of Mt Gauri Shankar area are several myths and claims them are not proof to this date.

Winter is not very good for this trip is the exploration of the vibrant Sherpa villages. The unique cultures and the living styles of the Sherpa people, the excellent views of the mountains, and the diverse landscapes are the best part of the trip. Thame village has 550 years old Buddhist monasteries to explore. 

Namche Bazar is the Sherpa Capital and is one of the places to remember during the trip. Like-wise, taking a scenic flight back from Lukla airport to Kathmandu is the next pick of the adventure. 

Rolwaling valley and TashiLaptsa pass trek is also a seasonal adventure. The best time for Rolwaling Tashi Laptsa to pass trekking is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). For the Rolwaling trek, the winter season (December to February) and monsoon season (June to August) are not the best times. 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about a 15/20 Liter bag. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, the A1Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore yourself if interested. 

  • Food: not included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu durbar square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

After the sightseeing, you can then focus on trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The journey begins with a scenic drive to Gongar via Chairikot. Following the Kathmandu Jiri highway, you will be driving to Gongar passing several small settlements through the green hills. It is about an 8-hour of bus journey to reach Gongar. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Following the Tama Koshi river- a river that originated from Tibet, you will be first getting to Chetchet. Along the way, you can collect wonderful views of waterfalls. You will be then crossing the paddy field areas to reach Simigaon. Simigaonisa village is a wonderful Sherpa village with an old monastery. You can also collect the best views of Mount Gaurishankar and MelungTse from the village. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Following the northeast direction into the farm field, you will then slowly get to the forest of rhododendron, oaks, and magnolia. The first section is uphill to the hill then you will be taking the downhill to reach Gyalche. Pushing further from Gyalche, you will be reaching Dovan overnight. Located in the middle of the forest Fovan is a small settlement with few teahouses. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The walk resumes after breakfast. In the first section of the trek, you will be crossing RolwalingKhola to climb up to the forested area. Along the way, you will be trekking through Nyimare and Ramding which are the temporary set place for the herders.  Then the gradual climb takes you to Bedding village for the night. Bedding is a wonderful village with an old monastery and a school built by Hillary's trust. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

As you gain the elevation, you will be having an extra day at Bedding for acclimatization. You can do a short hike around the Rolwaling valley this day. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

After spending the wonderful day at Rolwaling valley, you will be trekking to Na Gaon. Along the way, you can enjoy the finest views of Mt.Gaurishanker 7,145 m and MelungTse peaks at 7,181 m, Ramdung Go 5,925 m,  Chukyima goes 6,259 m, Tabayabyum 5,558 m, and Yalungri 5,630 m and more. Upon reaching Na Goan, you can walk around the wonderful areas. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

Following the south bank of the river, you will first reach Yersa, which is a temporary shelter for the yak herders. You will then be crossing the river to climb up the moraines to reach closer to the TshoRolpa dam. Further push from there will take you to the Kabuk area where TshoRolpa lake lies. You can enjoy the wonderful views of Tsoboje at 6,689 m and Dragker-Go peaks above 6,793 m here. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp near the lake. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

The route then traverses over a moraine via the north of the lake passing the rocks and high slopes over the section. After the harder section of the rocky glacier, you will be reaching the Drolambu icefall. Then a gradual uphill slowly takes you to the Drolambu glacier for the night. In the wilderness, the camp will be set near the glacier. You can enjoy the dramatic views of the mountains here. Your guide will be setting the camp here where you can support them for the setup. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

On one of the challenging days, you will be starting early morning. The path follows a glacier for the first two hours. There you will have easy access to the upper glacier point. Your guide will then fix the ropes and make the route to the pass. The pass is technically sound so you have to follow your guide's instructions and his footsteps of him carefully. The pass combines the excellent views of the high mountains. Upon completing the pass, you will be then taking a descent route to reach Tengpo for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp at Tengo. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a tented camp.

After a tough day, you will be doing short and easy trekking today. You will be descending down to Thame for the night. You can enjoy the wonderful views of Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Makalu, and Lumding Himal on this day. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

The easy and pleasant way. Although the distance is a bit longer, the route is mostly descending. You will be crossing the familiar village of Pangboche, Tengboche before getting back to Namche Bazar. At Namche Bazar, you can go to the café to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bakes. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

On the final day of the trip. Today you will be retracing back to Lukla. In Lukla, you will be saying goodbye to your porters. You will be staying at a local teahouse in Lukla. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.

You will be taking the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest.

You will be taking the scenic flight back to Kathmandu. From Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take a relaxing rest.

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

You can take an entire day resting in Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief to your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope to see you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included. 
  • Accommodation: not included. 

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle 
    • Hotel in Kathmandu at a 3-star category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Private vehicle and guide during Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
    • All the entrance fees, and the permits needed for the trip. 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Gongar) by bus
    • Domestic flight (Lukla to Kathmandu). 
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • Porter(s) during the trekking and their all expenses.
    • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking
    • All the gears for the guide and porters 
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking. 
    • Guide and porter insurance. 
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Travel insurance 
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu. 
    • Extra charges of WIFI, hot shower, boiled water, and electricity to charge the devices during the trekking.
    • Personal equipment
    • Laundries and beverages 
    • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusion list.

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, A1Trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.  

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