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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: TLT22
Trip Duration: 18 days
Max. Altitude: 5930m
Grade: Challenging
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Charikot
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Adventures
Transportation: Bus/car
Minimum Pax: 05
Best season: September to November and March to May

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trekking is a striking journey that some up the beauty of both Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region of Nepal. This thrilling and inspiring trek leads you to a faraway location and lets you acknowledge the lovely views of the Himalayas with the difficulties of crossing the high-mountain pass of Tashi Lapcha (5755m). Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an amazing mixture of the quiet and quaint paths of the remote Rolwaling region with the bustling trails of the Khumbu region. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek involves steep climbing, lots of patience, and rock climbing, thus, is a thrilling and adventurous journey in the Himalayas.

Rolwaling valley is one of the hidden gorges, which is burrowed in between picturesque and grandiose mountains. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek begins with a drive to Gonggar via Dolakha from where we pass villages like Simigaon, Bedding, and Na Gaon with an amazing view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m). In Na Gaon, we explore the Yalung Glacier and climb on the training peak of Ramdung Go (5930m). Leaving Na Gaon, we climb uphill to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m), the largest glacial Lake in Nepal and waking on slippery glaciers, the trail reaches Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m), which separates the Rolwaling region from the Khumbu region and the Gaurishankar Conservation Area from the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail then joins the trekking trails of the Khumbu region which is ever bustling with tourists from inside and outside the country. Enjoying the view of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and other mountain peaks of the Khumbu region, the trail heads down to the bustling Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar via Thame and leads to Lukla, from where a flight back to Kathmandu is taken. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an amazing opportunity to observe the different facets of the Himalayan lifestyle as it goes from a remote to a rather urban route of the Himalayas.

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition believes in minimizing the challenges of trekking for our clients. We acquire all of your permits and assign you an English speaking guide of the local region so that your navigation is easier and efficient. For this camping trek, a team of porters and cook accompany you throughout the trek and make sure your trek is comfortable. We provide you with a private land cruiser for all off-road drives. Please note that the domestic flights are subject to the delay as the weather of the Himalayas is not quite predictable. Major attraction: Unspoiled mountain scenery including Gaurishankar and Everest Range, beautiful Tsho Rolpa Lake, Nunnery Gompa, and other ancient monasteries, breathtaking landscapes, pristine Glaciers, high and challenge pass, unique Tibetan culture and tradition of peoples and their way of life.


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu international airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Gonggar via Dolakha1660m (7/8 hours) by land cruiser and trek to Simigaon2020m (1/2 hours)

Day 3:- Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La 3976m (7/8 hours)

Day 4: Trek from Daldung La to Beding 3690m (7/8 hours)

Day 5:- Exploration Day for acclimatization.

Day 6: Trek from Beding to Na 4180m (4/5 hours.

Day 7:- Acclimatization day: Hike to Ramdung Go 5930m and Yalung glacier.

Day 8:- Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake 4540m (4/5 hours).

Day 9: Trek from Tsho Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier 4800m (7/8 hours).

Day 10:- Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Labcha Phedi 5755m (6/7 hours).

ay 11:- Trek from Tashi Labcha Phedi to Tashi Camp 5200m (6/7 hours) via Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755m.

Day 12: Trek from Tashi Labcha Camp to Thyangbo 4350m (4/5hours).

Day 13:- Trek from Thyangbo to Thame3820m (4/5 hours).

Day 14: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours)

Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla2840m (6/7 hours)

Day 16:- Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 17:- Rest day in Kathmandu and explore thamel area check some item and shop for souvenir gift shopping.  

Day 18: Departure to International Airport: Final departure day for own your destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:-Welcome to Nepal. Our representatives will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. They will pick you up and drop you at your hotel. Enjoy the evening strolling around the nearby market. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Gonggar via Dolakha1660m (7/8 hours) by land cruiser and trek to Simigaon2020m (1/2 hours):-after breakfast, we drive to Gonggar via Dolakha. Along the way, we can encounter the views of Sunkoshi and Bhote Khosi rivers. Driving past Dolakha, Pikhuti, Suri Dobhan, and Manthali alongside Tama Koshi River, we arrive in Gonggar. From Gonggar, we trek past a Sherpa village through the rhododendron forest to reach Simigaon. We will have an alluring panorama of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) from Simigaon. Stay overnight in Simigaon.

Day 3: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La 3976m (7/8 hours):-Descend downhill to a steep trail and go around the edge by climbing the vertical stone steps. Enter the rhododendron forest and walk through the trail to reach the Rolwaling River. Then, climb uphill through the forest along with the view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m). Ascend uphill till the trail becomes flat and smooth to reach Daldung-La. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 4: Trek from Daldung La to Beding 3690m (7/8 hours):-The trail walks through lush rhododendron forest with ascents and descents until reaching Nyamare village. Then with a panoramic view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m), we walk to Beding, the largest Sherpa village of Rolwaling region. There is a Gompa at the entry of the village and the holy Gaurishankar Temple a little above the village. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 5: Exploration Day:-Today is a day set apart for acclimatization. We can either rest or go for the short excursion. We hike up to Menlung La Pass (5616m) walking on the moraines. From the top of Menlung La, a remarkable view of snowy mountains including the holy Mount Gaurishankar (7134m), glaciers, and the lush forest in the Beding valley can be seen.  Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 6: Trek from Beding to Na 4180m (4/5 hours):-After breakfast, we start by a slow ascend on the bank of Rolwaling River until we reach Dhogre. After walking further, the valley slowly opens to a huge Mani stone wrapped with prayer flags and a large rock with an image of Bodhisattva painted on it. Finally, we reach Na Gaon situated on the bank of the Rolwaling River. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 7: Acclimatization day: Hike to Ramdung Go 5930m and Yalung glacier:-We take another day for acclimatization. We walk through the icy and slippery trail of Yalung Glacier and later Ramdung Glacier to reach Ramdung Go (5930m), which is an excellent training peak for mountain climbing. An amazing view of Tsho Rolpa Lake and the surrounding glaciers, as well as mountains, can be seen from the top of Ramdung Go. We then hike back to Na Gaon for the Stay overnight at tented camp..

Day 8: Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake 4540m (4/5 hours):-After breakfast, we leave Na Gaon and cross the wooden bridge over the Rolwaling River. We move on somewhat steep trail uphill. We trek on the moraines of Rolwaling Glacier to reach the majestic glacial lake. Tsho Rolpa Lake is the biggest and one of the most popular lakes in Nepal that is situated at the altitude of 4540m. The deep blue lake hosts an amazing reflection of the surrounding hills and snowy-peaks as it envelops the vicinity in tranquility. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 9: Trek from Tsho Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier 4800m (7/8 hours):-Although short, distance-wise, the trek will be tough today as we are required to walk through the icy and challenging trail of Trakarding Glacier throughout the day. With a view of several mountains like Rolwaling Kang (6664m), Takargo (6671m), and Jabou Ri (6166m) among others, we climb on a rocky terrain to reach Trakarding. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Labcha Phedi 5755m (6/7 hours):-The trail goes uphill through some rock climbing and a slow walk on the glacier. We now leave the trail of Trakarding Glacier and walk through Drolambau Glacier. This will be a difficult day because we walk on slippery trails. The scenic beauty will be amazing to experience as we will be seeing snow all around us. Walking on Drolambau Glacier, we arrive in Tashi Labcha Phedi. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 11: Trek from Tashi Labcha Phedi to Tashi Camp 5200m (6/7 hours) via Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755m:-Steep climb from Tashi Labcha Phedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) will lead us to Tashi Labcha Camp (5665m), which is also known as Tashi Labcha Phuk. After a hard climb, we reach the top of Tashi Labcha Pass (5755m), which separates Rolwaling region from Khumbu region. We now enter Sagarmatha National Park and descend for a short time to reach Tashi Lapcha Camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek from Tashi Labcha Camp to Thyangbo 4350m (4/5hours):-today, we will be experiencing relatively easier glacier walking as the trails are smooth and downhill. Descending from Tashi Labcha Camp, we arrive in Ngole, whose trail is full of snow and ice. Then we descend on the trail to reach Parchemuche Tsho, a glacial lake in the Khumbu region, en route to Thyangbo. With a view of Pasang Lhamu Chuli (7350m and Cho Oyu (8201m), we arrive in Thyangbo. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek from Thyangbo to Thame3820m (4/5 hours):-Early morning, we walk through yak pastureland and arrive at the yak herder’s temporary huts. This trail is bumpy and slowly goes downhill. We will follow a small stream throughout the way as we relish the beauty and calmness of the environment. We arrive at the Power House before entering the village of Thame. In the evening, we will visit the Thame Monastery and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar 3440m (5/6 hours):-The trail descends slowly to Samde. Get the sights of great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Taboche (6367m), and other peaks of Khumbu region. Crossing several villages and monasteries, the trail descends to Syangboche before reaching Namche Bazaar. Then, following the trails of Bhote Koshi River, we arrive in the commercial hub of Namche Bazaar. The Sherpa town is vibrant with tourists from all around the world. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla2840m (6/7 hours):-Leaving behind Namche Bazaar, we trek with Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River on our every side. Reaching the confluence of these two rivers at Larja Dobhan, we descend to Jorsalle and exit Sagarmatha National Park. Then, we trek alongside Dudh Koshi River as we cross many villages, monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer wheels to arrive in Lukla. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel:-We take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (40 minutes) over the spectacular mountain peaks. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel so that you can rest and freshen up. Later, you can wander around the streets of Kathmandu and do some shopping for your loved ones back home. Feel free to get the taste of local food and lovely ambiance of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu and explore thamel area check some item and shop for souvenir gift shopping.   

Day 18: Departure to International Airport: Final departure day for own your destination We will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time. We hope to see you again! Have a nice journey.

 

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Your Program Duration = 18 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

COST INCLUDED

• All airport and hotel transfers
• Kathmandu to Charikot  Bus ticket
• National permit, permit Gaurishanker Conservation permit TIMS ( Trekking Information Management System)
• Flight fare from Lukla-Kathmandu
• Accommodation, food, & Tea/coffee during trek
• Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, bus transportation, flight fare, food and lodging
• Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, bus transportation, food and lodging
• For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

COST IS NOT INCLUDED

• Food in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters

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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

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  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
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  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
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    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

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