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Rolwaling Valley with Tashi Laptsa Pass Trek

Trip code
Package name Rolwaling Valley with Tashi Laptsa Pass Trek
Duration 17
Max. elevation 5755 m
Level Advance
Transportation <p>All ground transportation and domestic flights are as per the itinerary.<br></p>
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Tea House Lodge and tented camp during the trek.
Trip route Gongor-Bending-Na Gaun-Tashilabtsa pass-Thame-Namche-Lukla
Cost USD 2,949 per person



Rolwaling Valley and TashiLaptsa Pass 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 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 Mount Gauri Shankar area are several myths and claims that are not proof to this date.

Winter is not very good for this trip because of 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-year-old Buddhist monasteries to explore. 

Namche Bazar is the Sherpa Capital and is one of the places to remember during the trip. Likewise, 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. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu( 1,350 m / 4,430 ft) and transfer to Hotel.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, the Adventure A One Trek 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. 

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing (4/5 hours tour) and preparation.

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. 

Day 3 : Drive to Gongar(1,400 m/4593ft./7/8 hours’ drive) via Charikot.

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 bus journey to reach Gongar. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

Day 4 : Trek to Simigaon(2,000 m/6561ft./5/6 hours trek).

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 then cross 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. 

Day 5 : Trek to Dovan (2,850 m/9350ft./5/6 hours trek).

Following the northeast direction into the farm field, you will then slowly get to the forest of rhododendrons, 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.

Day 6 : Trek to Beding(3,690m/12106ft./5/6 hours trek).

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 places 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. 

Day 7 : Rest day for acclimatization and side hike.

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 on this day. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.  

Day 8 : Trek to Na Gaon (4,180m/13713ft./4/5 hours trek).

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 at 7,145 m and MelungTse peaks at 7,181 m, Ramdung Go at 5,925 m,  Chukyima goes at 6,259 m, Tabayabyum at 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. 

Day 9 : Trek to Kabuk(4,560m./14960ft./4/5 hours trek).

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

Day 10 : Trek to Drolambau Glacier near TashiLaptsa Base Camp (5,400 m/17716ft./4/5 hours trek).

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. 

Day 11 : Climb over TashiLabtsa Pass (5,755m/18881ft.)and trek to Tengpo(4,900 m/16076ft./7/8 hours).

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. 

Day 12 : Trek to Thame(3,800 m/12467ft./4/5 hours trek).

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

Day 13 : Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m./11286ft./5/6 hours trekking).

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 cafĂ© to enjoy the good coffee and the fresh bakes. 

Day 14 : Trek back to Lukla (5/6 hours trek/2860m./9383ft.)

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. 

Day 15 : Scenic flight back to Kathmandu (30 minutes flight) and free time.

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.

Day 16 : Rest day in Kathmandu.

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. 

Day 17 : Final departure .

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. 


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