Tashilapcha Pass Trek - 20 days

Tashilapcha Pass Trek

Rolwaling trekking is one of Nepal's finest high mountain valleys West of the Khumhu. Directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the "Rolwaling" which is called simply "the grave" by the indigenous Sherpa's on account of its location - buried down between steep ice-giants. Many mysterious stories have been passed on about this valley. Through which the forefathers of the present-day Sherpa's once came. It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is supposed to make his home. Entire research expeditions have, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to find him.

West of the Khumhu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the "Rolwaling" which is called simply "the grave" by the indigenous Sherpa's on account of its location - buried down between steep ice-giants. Many mysterious stories have been passed on about this valley. Through which the forefathers of the present-day Sherpa's once came. It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is supposed to make his home. Entire research expeditions have, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to find him. Very few tourist success to do trekking in this area, cause of its, covering the mountain terrain of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border, the trail to this pass goes between huge mountains along glaciers, situated in eastern parts.

Highlights

  • High altitude trek to Rolwaling with highest elevation is in Tashi Lapcha pass (5,755 metres)
  • Offers magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Amadablam including more than 40 mountain above 6000 meter.
  • A Crowd free peaceful adventure around Gaurishankar and Everest .
  • Passes through a number of local villages observing agricultural life of people.
  • Home to many wildlives including snow leopard.
  • A camping experience in Nepal.
  • Tsho Ropla Lake situated on 4,550 meter above sea level.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1300m). Pick up and transfer to Hotel. Visit our office for detail information. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dolakha, and Singati (1,020m),6- 7 hrs.  drive. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Singati - Jagat (1250m/), 5-6hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Jagat - Simigaon (2025m), 5-6hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Simigaon - Donga (2800m), 5-6 hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Donga - Beding (3690m), 5 - 6 hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Beding acclimatization and exploration day  . Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09:  Beding - Na (4185m), 5 -6 hrs. Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10:  Na rest and acclimatization day. Excursion towards Yalung Pass and glacier views. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11:  Na - Nyiduk Kongma (4750m), 5 -6 hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Nyiduk Kongma - Drolumbau Glacier (5205m), 5 -6 hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13:  Drolumbau Glacier - Teshi Lapche La (5755m) and decent to Camp at (5460m), 7 -8  hrs   Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14:  Camp to Thame (3805m), 7 - 8 hrs. Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15:  Thame - Khumjung (3871m), 2-3 hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16:  Khumjung – Monjo (2840m), 4-5hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17:  Monjo – Lukla (2642m), 4-5hrs Walk. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18:  Lukla – Kathmandu (35min. flight). Overnight at Hotel
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight  at Hotel
Day 20: Transfer to airport for your onward departure from Nepal.

Useful Info

About Accommodation.
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at Hotel Himalayan Traveller's Inn, and In Pokhara at Hotel Trekkers' Inn. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek on twin sharing basis. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the busy months, (October/November & April/ May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .

About Meal
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options.

About Staff:
A Guide and a porter assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guide will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 K.G.

About Equipments

Following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the trek.
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.

Physical Fitness and experience
Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Annapurna Base Camp is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better . No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Vista Trek P. Ltd.

About Insurance,
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase it.

About Seasons
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

About Bus Drive
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide , strike or by political issues. In such case trip itinerary will be affected. Thus, we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.

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Cost Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 4 nights standard hotel accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide,plus experience porter ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • Both way flight from Kathmandu-Suketar - Kathmandu
  • All necessary permits and entry fees including Rolwaling permit.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes.
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc. if needed).
  • Our service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills.
  • Staff & driver tipping.
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