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Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Pass Trek18 Days

Minimum Participants 1
Mode of Travel Adventurous
Accommodation Camping
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

 Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Pass Trek is the most popular trekking route in Nepal, where you can witness the beauty of nature by your own eyes. Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Pass Trek is located in the northern part of Dolakha district along Nepal-Tibet/China border. This is a remarkable and adventurous trek as well as challenging too.This adventure Tashi Labtsa pass is a high hidden pass that straddles the two regions of Rolwaling Trek and Khumbu of Everest region. It is a combination of all highlights visiting the old historical monasteries, traditional Sherpa villages in the shade of Mt. Gaurishanker, Parchamo and Ramdung-gho.

The majestic view of several outstanding peaks (6000-7000m) including Mt Everest is the best serving of the trek. The unmatched viewpoints of Tashi Labtsa pass at 5,755 m. as well as the fantastic scenery of Khumbu, Thame, and Namche Bazaar completes your trek. Trekking on a beautiful hidden valley through old Nepali Tibetan settlements, admire the glacier and mt. lakes, and observing the great diversity of floras and fauna are the main features of this trek. This adventurous, as well as memorable trek, ends in Lukla via the famous Namche Bazaar.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,340m] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1,350m] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs Drive]
Day 04: Trek to Simigaon [2,000m] [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 05: Trek to Dovan [2,850m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 06: Trek to Beding [3,690m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 07: Trek to Na Village [4,180m] [3-4hrs walk]
Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and a local hike.
Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake 4,560m [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 10: Trek to Drolambau Glacier at Tashi Laptsa Base Camp [5,400m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 11: Cross Tashi Labtsa [5,755m] and trek to Khumbu [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 12: Reserve a day in case of unpredictable bad weather.
Day 13: Trek to Thame [3,830m] [4-5 hrs walk]
Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,450m] [4 hrs walk]
Day 15: Trek to Lukla [2,800m] 5-6 hrs walk]
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu; guided tour on request.
Day 18: Transfer to airport for international departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Dream Path Treks staff with transfer to your Hotel, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff or guide will brief of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts with related information that might require while in Nepal with us.

10am - 4pm BB Plan Hotel/Resort

After the first night in Kathmandu, well informed regarding the time for half-day for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, depart the hotel for guided sightseeing at places of interest.

7-8 hrs drive. All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

Morning drive towards Charikot a hill town with the panoramic scenery of Mt. Gaurishanker, Melungatse, and other high snow-capped mountain ranges, an interesting journey through the foothills of the Himalayas., the drive passes through many rural villages and towns, with the occasional view of the peaks. The journey finally ends at the low warm area at Gongar Khola near the farm village of Jagat for the overnight stop, near the banks of Tama Kosi and Gongar Khola, the people here are mixed Hindu inhabitants of Chhetries, Brahmans, Dalits, and Sherpas.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

Leaving Gongar Khola upstream, the trailheads along the west bank of the Tama Koshi, narrow into a gorge then reach Chetchet and its beautiful waterfall. Having trekked almost the same height as our starting point after an hour or more walk, Shortly afterward crossing the Tama Kosi river and make a steep climb for an hour to the village of Simigaon, after the steep portion the walk leads to gentle up to the village of Simigaon, camping beside a Gompa 30 minutes above the main village with more fantastic views of Mt. Gaurishanker.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

After leaving Simigaon, the route leads towards the north, starting the trek on the slow uphill climb passing through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests and summer pasture with several clearings that are used for grazing. The walk continues contouring above the hillside and then descending to the river passing more huts in an area called Gyalche. After reaching the valley floor crossing a small wooden bridge to the camp at Dovan, a small clearing in the forest on the steep valley side.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

From here crossing the Rolwaling Khola, leading through the forests of pines, rhododendrons, hemlocks, and oaks, the route heads to a winding gradual climb then reaching a clearing a small settlement of Nyimare, Ramding, and through the farm fields and reaching at Beding for the overnight camp after a good walk of five hours or more with free time to visit the Beding village. It is the principal Sherpa village in the Rolwaling Valley area, situated in a narrow gorge with a well-positioned Gompa, comprising about thirty-six houses, this village straddles close to wathe Tibet border with views of Mt.Gaurishanker and Melungatse at close range, there is a Hillary school in Beding.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

From this mountain village the last permanent settlements for many days till Thame and Namche Bazaar in Khumbu of Everest area, as the walking progress you can feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding high mountains. Today short trekking of 3-4 hours following the Rolwaling River, taking slowly on this high altitude landscape with its beautiful views of the surrounding high mountains and valleys. Na valley opens out glaciated U-shape. On reaching to overnight camp at Na which is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Bedings people, it is a summer grazing pasture, and potatoes are grown. There is a roughly built monastery here.

Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes on these high valleys of Rolwaling before heading towards the high Tashi Labtsa pass and to the Khumbu area of the Everest region.

5-6hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

After a great time at Na adventure begins from here onwards, morning walk starts crossing the river to the south bank and then following a shallow stream to cross near Yersa at Sangma, the last place of the cattle herders, then after the wooden bridge climbing up on moraines, traversing steeply above the mainstream finally reaching the moraine, behind the dam of Tsho Rolpa, the lake sometime known as Cho Pokhari, a campsite on the sandy ground on the south side of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk after 5-6 hours of hard walk, from this camp offering impressive views of the surrounding peaks including Tsoboje 6,689m. Dragker-Go 6,793m.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

From camp the path traverses the moraine above the north side of the lake, continuing right along the moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs, as the walk follows high slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but further up we have to trek along the center on the hard rocky glacier to our camp below the Drolambu ice-fall. Around this section, there is some danger sometimes of rock falls. The middle moraine provides a route up the glacier, we then stop for the overnight on finding a suitable campsite where the glacier flattens out, here we will be surrounded by superb high mountain scenery in this wild and impressive place.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

Today is the main high light of this journey, starting well before sunrise following the glacier again for an hour and a half, then reaching a spur that gives easy access to our route on the upper glacier? Here fixing ropes and making steps and ledge for the porters, although the terrain is not so difficult, is just a precaution that must imply in this kind of mountain landscape. After everything is set for the final climb, a further 3-4 hours climb amidst wild and mind-boggling scenery leads to the top of the pass at the highest point of this trek at Tashi Laptsa pass, where there are Buddhist prayer flags and Cairns, from here descend towards Khumbu area at the bottom of Tashi Labtsa pass just before Tengpo for the overnight camp at around 4,900m.after a hard strenuous climb and descent.

A reserve day is important in these wild landscapes with unpredictable Himalayan weather and to keep with the itinerary days.

5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Camping

From here trek follows east the trail is well marked and continues long downhill the upper reaches of the Thame Khola to Thengpo, with excellent views of Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Makalu, and Lumding Himal above the Thame Khola, after an hour or more arriving at dozen or so Sheppard’s huts that make this place Thengpo with wide pasture field, two hours of gradual descend will bring to the end of the walk at Thame Village At Thame, there is an old interesting Monastery at the upper end of the village. Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-La into Tibet branches north follows another Bhote Koshi, which joins the Dudh Kosi further down.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

Today a nice walk to Namche Bazaar, an interesting rich Sherpa town-village and an important trading center for a weekly Saturday Market, fresh foodstuffs are brought up from lower villages to barter or sell. A pleasant walk through the green forest brings us to Namche Bazaar after a 3-4 hours trek.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

Last day of this great adventure a nice walk to Lukla, enjoying the lush green scenery around, apart from a few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla takes about an hour from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day dinner and party with Sherpa staff, porters, and trekking members.

45m fly & 30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

The flight time to Kathmandu is in the morning sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason, as the flight time takes about 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks can be seen during the flight. At Kathmandu air terminal, DP Treks staff receives and transfers you back to your respective hotels.

10am-4pm BB Plan Hotel/Resort

A free day in Kathmandu, inform Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for a short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this high magic Himalayan country, Nepal.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee)
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • National Park Fee (Sagarmatha National Park and Gauri Shankar National Park)
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.
  • Welcome drinks at hotels.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Insurance for staff.
  • Double Bag with our company names.
  • All camping gears.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid kit.