Rolwaling Trek via Tashi Lapcha pass

Rolwaling Trek via Tashi Lapcha pass is challenging and camping trek taking to the maximum height of 5700 meters from the sea level along with the land of the amazing Rolwaling valley; standing at the base of Mount Gaurishankar making feel like entering inside the scenic world that can be only seen on painting of the nature.

Trek lands at the two beautiful valleys; Rolwaling valley and Khumbu valley along with plus thrilling experience of crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass. Explore the remote Eastern region of the Nepal commencing on the Rolwaling trek to enjoy the raw and unrefined natural beauty of the unraveled countryside setting of the Eastern Nepal which is the slice of heaven offered by nature as gift.

Itinerary

Day 1. Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m)

Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to your Hotel, after refreshment you will be picked from hotel lobby to office where you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

Day 2. Kathmandu sightseeing (Permit Arrangement) (1,300m)

After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.

Pashupatinath: Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.

Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.

Day 3. Kathmandu to Gangor drive (1,660m)

Drive from Kathmandu (1350 meters) to Gangor passing Dolakha that consumes about 9 hours time to reach the Gangor which is the starting point of our trekking.

Day 4. Gangor to Simigaon (2,020m)

Trek from Gangor to Simigaon (2020m) which takes about 7 to 8 hours. The first part of your trails follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus.

Day 5. Simigaon to Daldung la (3,976m)

Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m) and it takes about 6 to 7 hours. On the route you come across the Sherpa Village. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek. You will now come across the easy path with ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. If it happens to be happens to be a season you will witness the Yak Naka a temporary Yak shed specially for the preparation of cheese and butter

Day 6. Daldung la to Beding (3,690m)

Trek Daldung La to Beding (3690m) The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron tree. You trek over the suspension bridges over the deep gorges in few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding which is a big Sherpa village.

Day 7. Rest Day (3,690m)

Rest day at Beding for acclimatization. You can hike in and around for acclimatization and have a panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker, Tibetan mountains of the Tibetan boarder.

Day 8. Beding to Na (4,180m)

Trek Beding to Na (4180m) A day for exploring the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties.

Day 9. Rest Day (4,180m)

Rest Day at Na for preparation for Ramdung Go (5930m) You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet. You will be on a Yalung Glacier camp today.

Day 10. Na to Yalung Glacier (4,750m)

Trek Na (4180m.) to Yalung Glacier (4750m) The trek ascends high glacier walk with the land enriched with white ice all over with crampon and ice sacks. You will be staying overnight in the Yalung Glacier high camp.

Day 11. Yalung Glacier to Romdongla (5,930m)

Trek Yalung Glacier to Romdongla Bhanjyang (5930m). You will ascend a climb to Camp II. You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet.

Day 12. Rest day (5,930m)

Romdongla Banjyang to Ramdong Peak Summit. You will descend from Ramdong Summit to Yalung High camp.

Day 13. Explore (4,750m)

Trek to Na. The trial descends down back to Na, you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment.

Day 14. Yalung Glacier to Na (4,180m)

Trek to Na. The trial descends down back to Na, you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment.

Day 15. Na to Tso Rolpa Trakarding Glacier (4,800m)

Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m). Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial.

Day 16. Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha (5,755m)

Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m). The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today.

Day 17. Tashi Lapcha to tashi Lapcha Pass to tashi Cape (5,755m)

Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) to Tashi Cape. You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape.

Day 18. Tashi Cape to Thyomgho (4,350m)

Trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo ( 4350m). Today you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo.

Day 19. Thyomgbo to Thame (3,820m)

Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m). Early morning you will trek don to Thame. This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment.

Day 20. Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.

Day 21. Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2,652m)

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m) and it takes about 4 hours. The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo.

Day 22. Phakding to Lukla (2,800m)

Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2800m) and it takes about 3 hours. Your final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.

Day 23. Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m)

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an earl y morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 24. Kathmandu free days of your own (1,300m)

This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

Day 25. Final departure (1,300m)

All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.

What's Included

    • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
    • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotels with breakfast
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
    • Kathmandu Dolakha Transportation in local or private
    • Lukla Kathmandu flight fare for member and 2 nepali staff
    • Cargo cost
    • Accommodation in tent during trek
    • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
    • 4 seasonal sleeping bag
    • Trekking map for group
    • All necessary paper work & Permits
    • National Park Fee
    • Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew
    • Tents, mattress, cooking utensils and camping equipments
    • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and required Porter
    • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staffs
    • Travel & Rescue arrangement
    • All government taxes and agency service charge
    • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included

    • International Airfare
    • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
    • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
    • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc
    • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
    • Anything not specified in cost include section

Equipment Check List

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket

Footwear

Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing

Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment

Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

Other Items

Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

Important Note

Itinerary and Dates: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. Your guide, and their Sherpa assistants, will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Our aim is to return you safely to Kathmandu in time for your departure flight booking.

Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours each day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good quality, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.

Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a teahouse each night, unless the itinerary stipulates tent camping is necessary on some nights. Teahouses are simple, locally-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards. Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the variety of food at the lodges.

What about our luggage: One porter will be shared between two trekking clients. Porters will carry a maximum of 12kgs per client. If you wish to, you may keep excess clothing and items in a storage room at your Kathmandu hotel.

What will the temperature be like: The weather obviously varies considerably by season and may also change drastically within a single day, particularly at high altitude. If your itinerary takes you above 3,000m need to be prepared for conditions that may range from -10 to 25 degrees on any day. Some useful weather data is available here: https://bit.ly/3vi7rHX You will also need good protections from sun and wind exposure. Contact us for a suggested trek packing list to suit your itinerary.

How much money should we bring: You will need to carry Nepali Rupee to pay for things not covered by your itinerary package. This may include bottled water; evening hot showers; additional food treats; additional hot drinks; equipment replacement or repairs; battery charging and gifts and tips. Shopping can also be done on your last day in Thamel. Talk with us in our office before departing on your trek and we can provide more advice and currency exchange.

What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS): AMS is essentially impossible to predict. Some people are affected, and other not. Only a very small percentage of people suffer serious effects. Effects may become apparent at any altitude, not just at the extremes of your itinerary.

Signs of AMS includes:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Drowsiness
  • Flatulence
  • Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
  • Fluctuation in body temperature

Prevention of AMS:

  • Adequate rest prior to the trek.
  • Adequate hydration maintained throughout the trek.
  • Adequate salt and sugar in your bloodstream. So, eat plenty and don’t skip meals.
  • Adequate warmth. Use clothing layers to maintain warmth without sweating excessively. Controlled and regular breathing. Breathe deeply from the diaphragm to use all your lung capacity. Try and walk to a pace that maintains controlled and steady breathing. Breathe through your nose to protect you throat from drying. Consider wearing a muff over your mouth and nose at high altitudes.
  • Managed exertion. Trekking is not a race to the next pass or teahouse. Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front. Keep a slow steady pace rather than pushing too hard and needing to stop frequently. Take time to enjoy the scenery.

Trip facts

  • Region
  • Activity
    Trekking
  • Duration
    25 Days
  • Grade
    Challenging
  • Max. Altitude
    5700m
  • Group Size
    2
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle

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