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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

  • Duration: 20
  • Destination: Nepal
Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
  • Destination
  • Activity
  • Trip Grade Hard
  • Max. Elevation 5600m
  • Best Time Mar - May & Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2-10


The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek goes through the Gauri Shankar Conservation Area and the Sagarmatha National Park, linking the Rolwaling Valley with the Everest region.

This trek will visit the beautiful Tso Rolpa Lake (4183 m), summit the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5682 m), visit Namche Bazaar, and offers superb breathtaking views of Gauri Shankar and Everest, and many other mountains. The Tashi Lapcha Pass is perhaps the most difficult in this region, so a high level of fitness and stamina is required.

This is reportedly one of the possible routes that people from Kham in Tibet used during the mid-1800’s. These people subsequently settled in this area and the Everest region and are now known as Sherpa. Therefore, this trek also has historical and cultural significance. After crossing the pass and coming into the Everest region, there are glorious views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. And once reaching the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar there is an opportunity to interact with other trekking and climbing groups as well as the Sherpas.

But before that, aside from perhaps spotting a snow partridge or two, and coming across herds of yaks (or more specifically, naks) producing milk for cheese making, don’t forget to look out for the fabled Yeti. It was on the slopes of the Rolwaling Peak that Eric Shipton photographed Yeti footprints in 1951!

This trek certainly combines history and culture with stunning mountain views, and the satisfaction of crossing a high Himalayan pass.


Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

We take a jeep from Kathmandu to Sigatte. We pass the scenic green hills and views of white glittering mountains will keep you engaged all along the way. On our way, we pay our visit to Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. After an hour’s rough road drive, we reach to our campsite on the bank of the Tama Kosi River. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The trial follows deep into the Bhote Kosi’s valley. We pass a flat river through terrace fields, hamlets and picturesque villages. We walk through a dense rhododendron forest and cross a suspension bridge to Jagat. The views of the Gaurishanker (7145m) on the way through forest is mind-blowing. We can see the area adorned with prayer flags and chortens though it is a Hindu settlement area. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After two and a half hours walk, we leave the valley and continue to the east. The trial makes a steep ascent to Simigaon, a Sherpa and Tamang village. We pass various terrace fields along the village. Tibetan monastery perched above the houses on top of the hill in front of Gaurishanker marks the Buddhist lifestyle of the area. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today, we pass through a rhododendron-bamboo forest and enter the Rolwaling valley. The path steadily climbs towards Gyalche and eventually descends back down to the river. We set up our camp on the bank of Rolwaling Khola, a narrow green belt beneath Gaurishanker. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We continue uphill through the forest with an excellent mountain scenery surrounding us. Upon our arrival at Beding, we can see Melungtse I (7181m), Rolwaling highest summit. Beding is a small village well known amongst Everest summiteers. This Sherpa village offers you Chaang (barley beer) and salted yak butter tea as its popular recipe. You can see an old historical Buddhist Monastery in the center of the village. We set up a camp in bank of the river in Beding for an overnight halt. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today is a day set aside for acclimatization. We can hike to the Malung La pass (5616m). It will help with acclimatization. The spectacular views of more than fifteen snowy peaks, glaciers and the natural forest in the Beding Valley can be rewarding. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We take a short walk from Beding along the riverside trial to the village of Na. It is an opportunity to explore the untouched azure glacial lakes which reflects the beautiful mountains in its tranquil water. Na village is situated just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake in a beautiful valley. The views of the peaks like Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m) from here are pretty impressive. We set up a camp at a vantage point near the Sherpa village. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today is yet another day set aside for acclimatization. We can either take a rest or go for an excursion to the Yalung La pass. We climb up steadily as the path takes us to a vast amphitheatre at 4900m which is situated just below the pass. The view of Ramdun peak ice fall which furrows with streams is amazing. This is also an excellent place to view the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. We get stunning views in every direction: Yalung Glacier in the east, Ramdung Peak (5930m) in the south, Yalung Ri (5630m) in the west and some of the breathtaking Himalayan views to the north along the Tibetan border. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake to prevent it from splitting the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below. We continue along the south bank. (The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank and passing through Chobu, which no longer exists. In fact, the moraines bordering the lake have all collapsed into it.) And after a 300m climb, we cross a disordered moraine area and scramble down the height we walked up. We set a campsite in a sandy amphitheatre, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Our trial heads towards the Trakarding glacier. Trakarding is a huge, impressive rocky area that gives way to large sections of bluish ice from time to time. We struggle towards a rocky spur, beneath the Dolumbau glacier and climb up a rock face . We set up a rope for the porters to help them to scramble up the 160m before accessing the campsite area. The fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial wall of the Drolumbau glacier to the north is indeed an incredible spot. The views of countless streams running off the glacier, falling rocks and collapsing ice from the glacier are interesting. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The route to Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep but our efforts will be rewarded by the spectacular views of Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m) with the views of various peaks towards and beyond the Tibetan border in the background. We progress through moraines and gentle slopes, cross glacial areas and head towards the summit. We set up a camps 300m below the summit beyond an impressive rocky section. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Today’s walk is relatively easy as we make a descend to Thame. We visit a picturesque monastery perched on the hillside just before entering the tiny Sherpa village of Thame. Thame is an important route for all the Tibetan traders and their yak caravans as they trek across the Nangpa La (5716m/18,752) on the Tibetan border to Namche Bazaar and beyond. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Short and easy hike to Namche Bazar (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 3-4 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

We will hike to Syangboche Airport (3700m), supposed to be the highest airport in the world, then continue climbing to Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of the Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache etc. On the way back, we visit Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

The trek continues along the Dudh Kosi River to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, where you will catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Tidy Himalaya will take you to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees and vehicle
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu including departure taz
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Tidy Himalaya T – Shirt (yours to keep)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits for trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa:
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews

Cost and Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

Currently we have No Fix Departure for this trip