Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek

Travel duration 16 Days
Trip Facts
16 Days

Advance trekking grades is best described as Alpine and most strenuous, which require mountaineering and rope climbing skills and knowledge.  The elevations range from 4000m to 6000m from sea level and about 7 hrs walking a day from very remote areas to snow-covered passes.

Max. Altitude
Pachermo: 6,273 m.
Best Seasons
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group Size
2 - 12
Trip Starts
Trip Ends

In the east of Nepal, the serene and sparsely populated valley of Rolwaling near to Tibet border has some trekking wonders to offer you. Unique Sherpa villages and their unspoiled culture can also be observed during the trek. The tour offers some of the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest , Mt. Gauri Shanker, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and many more.

It is wonderful opportunity to experience two mountainous valleys and magics of trekking with a few days over the altitude of 5,000 m. It is the magical reward to see the stunning views of the towering mountain and the icy blue glacier. On the way back you may notice how wonderful the human and nature works together. The challenging trek is guarantees the best of fitness you can have.

Trip Highlights
  • Explore Sherpa villages including the Sherpa capital of Namche
  • Reach up to Peak Pachermo at 6,273 m
  • Reach Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 m and dreamy mount of Noisy Knob at 5,100 m with rope climbing
  • Excellent view of Rolwaling Valley and cross two mountain valleys
  • Enchanting lakes, waterfalls, rivers and yaks.
Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1. Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and welcomed by a guide at the airport. Transfer to the hotel where the guide would brief the trekking program. You may have some time, depending upon your time of arrival, to explore areas near to the hotel.

Day 2. Jagat: 1,150 m

Set off after an early breakfast for a scenic drive eastwards towards Jagat in Dolakha district. During the drive through numerous villages and rice fields and we often see mountains on the way. A part of the drive is along the river of Tamakoshi and Singati. Reach Jagat and camp by the river.

  6-7 hours

Day 3. Simi Gaon: 2,036 m

Begin the trek over the graveled road to Simi Gaon Phedi, cross the suspension bridge over Tamakoshi River, ascend steep for a couple of hours and reach Simi Gaon. We walk through maize, potato, barley farms and thin forest on the way. Camp in a safe area of the village.

Ascent 950 m - descent 50 m.

  4-5 hours

Day 4. Mt. Gauri Shanker: 7,134 m-Dongang: 2,791 m

Ascend gently through the thin forest. As trek higher, we will be able to see the towering Mt. Gauri Shanker. We continue to ascend through the thin forest and reach Surmuche for the lunch break.

Continue gentle ascend, cross a stream and reach Dongang. Camp in Dongang by the stream of Rolwaling which comes from the glacier of Tso Rolpa.

Ascent 1,060 m - descent 300 m.

  5-6 hours

Day 5. Beding: 3,740 m

Gentle ascending trek through the thin forest along the stream. We have lunch on the way. We will be able to see the mountains from time to time during the day. Continue walking and cross a suspension bridge over a stream. We reach Beding after a gentle ascend.

Beding is the largest Sherpa village in Rolwaling Region. It is the last village of the valley near the border to Tibet. You may visit village monastery and see the Tibetan lifestyle of village. The village is famous for producing famous trekking guides renowned internationally.

Ascent 600 m - descent 50 m.

  5-6 hours

Day 6. Na: 4,180 m

As we begin to trek along the Rolwaling stream, the valley of Rolwaling opens and we begin to see the mountains around. We continue to walk to see prayer flags in front of the gate of a cave with a painting of Guru Rinpoche. Reach Na village in a few minutes.

Na used to be a yak-shed and potato farm before tourism changed the importance of the village. It is an open village and one can we the summits of Yalung Ri, Chopuje and other mountains.

Ascent 440 m - descent 0 m.

  3-4 hours

Day 7. Dudh Pokhari: 4,600 m-Na: 4,180 m

A day of hiking and acclimatization. We carry our packed lunch and start to trek Dudh Pokhari. It is a small pond with pilgrim. The water in the pond is crystal clear with blueish. Dudh Pokhari in Nepali means the pond of milk. Trek back to Na.

Ascent 420 m - descent 420 m

  6-7 hours

Day 8. Tso Rolpa Lake: 4,540 m-Kabug: 4,820 m(glacier camp)

After breakfast, begin to trek and cross the bridge over a stream and continue to walk on the open ground. Cross the stream once again and ascend gently to reach to Tso Rolpa Lake. You may spend your time taking photos or appreciating the mountain scenery. Continue trek for a couple of hours to reach Chukyima and have our lunch there.

Continue ascending trek for an hour and descend for half an hour. We begin to walk over the glacier of Trakarding. We need to be more careful while walking and follow the instructions of the trekking guide.

We stay in the glacier camp of Kabug. The view from the place is breathtakingly beautiful and one can see many icy mountains around.

Ascent 800 m - descent 160 m

  3-4 hours

Day 9. Noisy Knob: 5,100 m

In the morning, we trek over the icy glacier or the moraine to reach to a bottom of a big cliff in around three hour. There is a fixed rope attached for safety of the trekkers. We camp on a stone mount of  Noisy Knob.

Ascent 280 m - descent 0 m

  7-8 hours

Day 10. Tashi Lapcha: 5,755 m-Pachermo: 6,273 m-Ngole: 5,130 m

We prepare ourselves for the most challenging day of our trip. We need to climb on the rocky wall for more than an hour with the help of the fixed rope. We will need more equipment and physical fitness to complete the trek that should be sorted out beforehand. We continue to trek over the moraine and icy glacier till Tashi Lapcha Phedi. We need to climb over the ice for about 30 to 40 meters with the help of the fixed rope and continue to walk for a couple of hours to top of Tashi Lapcha. On the right, we see the peak of Pachermo and a few members summit the peak as well.

We enter the Khumbu Valley leaving Rolwaling Valley with a slight descend. We need to climb about 100 m down with the help of the fixed rope.We walk over the moraine and icy trail to Ngole. As we trek down, we see the picturesque mountains of Thamserku and Kusum Khangkaru. Camp in Ngole.

Ascent 650 m - descent 625 m.

  8-9 hours

Day 11. Thame: 3,820 m

We trek down over the moraine and begin to see the mountains welcoming us. We trek down to Thame for the lunch.

Ascent 0 m - descent 1,210 m.

  4-5 hours

Day 12. Monjo: 2,835 m

Gentle descend to begin, cross the river of Bhote Koshi and reach Samde. We pass the villages of Thamo, Mende, Phurte to reach Namche. We see several mani wheels, yaks and blue sheep on the way. Good daybreak in Namche where we will have options to buy souvenirs..

Continue to descend for half an hour and reach a viewing point to see the Mt. Everest. Trek down to Monjo through the pine forest overlooking several mountains around.

Ascent 150 m - descent 1,085  m.

  5-6 hours

Day 13. Lukla: 2,860 m

An easy trek day to Lukla.

Lukla is a place to celebrate the great trek experienced with the trekking team. You may offer to leave trekking gears you don’t need to your trekking team. It may be a generous gesture to those who cannot afford to buy such.

Ascent 375 m - descent 375 m

  6-7 hours

Day 14. Ramechhap: 474 m

Time to say goodbye to the trekking crew. Flight to Ramechap and drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

  45 minutes

  4-5 hours

Day 15. In Kathmandu valley

Options for sightseeing to World Heritage Sites/city walk/ayurvedic massage or rest in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu Valley has, perhaps, the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Seven UNESCO WHS of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhha, Pashupati, Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple are framed within 400 sq km. For a full day tour exploring three UNESCO WHS are comfortably possible. For example, you may choose Bhaktapur Durbar Square (a medieval city square), Pashupati (the holiest Hindu temple) and Bouddha (a Buddhist stupa) for a smart mix of culture and architecture with two major religious (Buddhism and Hinduism) sites of Nepal.

Day 16. Flight back home.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport in time to fly back home

  • Hotel accommodation (3 star ) in Bed and Breakfast Basis in Kathmandu
  • Tea House accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast ) during trek
  • Activities & Sightseeing as per itinerary, above
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter ( 1 porter = 2 guest )
  • Round Trip ( Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu ) flight tickets
  • All Permits , National Park, Entrance fees.
  • All tours and transfer private car , private driver . etc.
  • First aid Medicine Kit
  • Government Taxes & Service Charge
  • Nepali Visa fee
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Soft drinks including Water
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Hot Showers during treks
  • Tips and Gratuities for trekking staff and other assistant
  • International Air fare
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