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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Duration

18 Days

Tour Type

Trekking/Hiking

Group Size

1+

Accomodation

Lodge/Hotel

Meal

B.L.D.

Max. Altitiude

5755 M

Best Season

Through Out The Year

Departure from

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • Tamang and Sherpa cultural villages and heritage sites
  • High passes: Malung La Pass (5,616m) and Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m)
  • Tso Rolpa Lake (4,580m)
  • Flora and fauna of Gaurishankar Conservation Area and Sagarmatha National Park
  • Stunningly beautiful sight of snowcapped peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Everest regions
  • Yeti stories in Rolwaling Valley

Overview

Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is an amazing journey rewarding you with nature and culture of the Nepalese Himalayas. In other words, it is a combination of Rolwaling Valley and Everest region. Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755) connects the least frequented Rolwaling Valley trek with Everest region trek.

You will get to visit two protected areas of Nepal recognized for a large variety of flora and fauna. You will visit Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GSCA) and Sagarmatha National Park.

Similarly, you will walk across the Tamang and Sherpa villages of Rolwaling Valley and Everest region. The monasteries, chortens and mani walls highly beautified by prayer flags are the cultural attractions. Even different feasts and festivals are celebrated throughout the year.

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek takes you to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,580 m). It is one of the beautiful highest placed glacial lakes of Nepal. Combination of Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755 m) has made this trek more challenging. Likewise, during Beding acclimatization day, you will also hike to Malung La Pass (5,616 m).

This trek rewards you with the amazing panorama of the snow capped peaks of Langtang, Everest and Rolwaling Valley. You will see Mt. Melungste (7,181 m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134 m), etc. Likewise, you will also have the enchanting view of Mt. Everest and other peaks of the Everest region.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Itinerary

Tashi Lapcha Pass trek itinerary ranges from 15 days to 28 days and even longer. Within 15 days, you will be able to visit Rolwaling Valley and then cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755 m) and reach Everest region. From Namche, you will trek to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp trek and fly back to Kathmandu.

28 days’ itinerary lets you do Tashi Lapcha Pass trek with EBC trek. If you want to connect this trek with Gokyo Lake trek or Everest Three High Passes trek, it takes more days than the given.

You know trek itinerary is never rigid that it can be extended and cut short based on situation. For this you need to know about your holiday, budget and willingness to travel in the Himalayas.  Don’t worry about Tashi Lapcha Pass trek itinerary or any other such duration. Nepal Trekking Routes always assists you to plan your Nepal tour and trek.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Difficulty

Before talking about Tashi Lapacha Pass trek difficulty, you need to know some facts. There are a few universal factors contributing for trek difficulty. Trekking hours, condition of the trails, remoteness, altitude gain, high pass, etc. are some of them.

During Tashi Lapcah trek, you have to walk for about 4/5 hours in average every day. The trails are less frequented by the trekkers as this region is less advertised by the tourism agencies and the government of Nepal. It means there is possibility of damages in some sections of this trek.

It is one of the remote treks of Nepal. However, you can do teahouse and camping trekking in this region. Nowadays, most local trek and tour operators conduct organized trekking in Rolwaling Valley. It means you don’t have to worry about managing numerous crew and heavy load of stuffs.

Most of the time of Tashi Lapcha Everest trek is spent above 2,500 m. Therefore, there is a chance for altitude sickness, which can be beaten easily if you follow some preventive measures.

This trek consists of a high Himalayan pass above 5,700m. To cross this pass is not less challenging. Especially, in winter, it is almost impossible to cross this pass. Sometimes, you need to use climbing gears as well.

In this way, Tashi Lapcha Pass trek difficulty falls into a challenging trekking in Nepal. It is not for the beginner trekkers but for those having the previous experience of climbing or trekking in Nepal.

However, an intrepid trekker full of zeal and zest can do this trek. For this, you need to book this trip with an experienced local tour operators like Nepal Trekking Routes. Additionally, you must take some training sessions from the professional Sherpa instructor.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Cost

Tashi Lapcha Pass trek cost is a matter of discussion between you and the tour operator. Truly speaking, trek cost can be fixed based on various factors related with this.

The services of food and accommodation you get during this trek are basic.  As it is a teahouse trekking, you don’t have to pay a higher amount for the guide and porters.

You don’t have to use domestic flight to start this trek, although you fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Also, this trek is always customizable from 15 days to 28 days and even more. You can add up EBC trek or Everest Three High Passes trek with this as well.

Therefore, Tashi Lapcha Pass trek cost can be settled only when you choose the itinerary, services, mode of transportation, etc. To plan the budget for this trek, consult with us by contacting via phone call, email, WhatsApp or online booking services.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Map

You can begin this trek either from Shigati or Jagat of Dolakha district. You can drive to Shigati or Jagat directly from Kathmandu within 9/10 hours. Likewise, you can also fly to Ramechhap and then drive to these places as well.

From Shigati, you move further along Jagat, Simigaun, Dongang and Beding. You spend a day at Beding to acclimatize and to hike to Malung La Pass (5,616 m). Then, you trek to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,580), which is one of the highest glacial lakes of Nepal. Next day, you trek to Tashi Lapcha Phedi (5,500 m) from Tso Rolpa Lake. By crossing Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755 m), you enter into Everest region from Rolwaling Valley. Then, you trek to Thame, one of the largest Sherpa villages of Khumbu region.

 

From Thame, you will trek to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa Capital. You can also do Everest Base Camp trek from here. Or alternatively, you can spend yet another day to explore the nature and culture of this Himalayan town. Here, you can visit the Sherpa Museum, Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) and Sagarmatha National Park Office, Monjo. Namche to Lukla trek is the last day of walking in Everest region. Next morning, you catch a flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. In this way, Tashi Lapcha Pass trek map goes to be complete.

Itinerary

On your arrival day, the representative of NTR welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, he or she transfers you to the hotel booked for your accommodation.

Today, you will go for cultural tours in Kathamndu. The tour guide takes you around the World Heritage Sites like the Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. In the evening, the team leader gives you the required info about Tashi Lapcha Pass trek. Overnight at a hotel.

You can hire a private jeep or catch a local bus to reach Shigati, Dolakha. You  along the Araniko Highway and then Lamosongu-Jiri Highway. While travelling, you will have the amazing view of the small trade centers, green hills, and snowcapped peaks. Overnight in Guest House.

You begin the first day of Tashi Lapcha Pass trek right after having breakfast. The trail leads you through the Bhote Koshi River Valley amidst the cultivated lands. Enjoying the amazing view of the picturesque villages, you walk past a suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River.

 

Moving further along the dense rhododendron forests, you have the glimpses of Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134m). Finally, reach Jagat, which is a beautiful village having many local chortens decorated by prayer flags. Overnight in Guest House.

Leaving the Bhote Koshi River Valley behind, you ascend towards the east. Walking past the cultivated farmlands, you reach Simigaun.

 

It is a village inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people, who follow the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. The prayer flags and chortens of the village are the evidence of this. You feel a sense of peace of mind while staying in this village. Overnight in Guest House.

Walking across the dense bamboo and rhododendron forests, you enter into Rolwaling Valley. Following the uphill and downhill path that moves across Gyalche and the Rolwaling Khola, you continue the trip. Overnight in Guest House.

Trekking along the steep rugged trail that moves through the lush forests, you continue the journey towards Beding. On the way, you will enjoy the vista of the Himalayas including Mt. Melungtse (7,181m).

 

It is a small village where you can find the firsthand knowledge about Sherpa lifestyle, culture and tradition. You can taste Tongba (Rice beer) in cold season and Chhyang in summer season. Overnight in Guest House.

This is the acclimatization day at Beding. For better be familiar with the  high altitude, you will take a hike to Malung La Pass (5,616m). From the top of this pass, you will witness the sum of nearly 50 snowcapped peaks of different heights. Also, you come to see glaciers, dense forests and Beding Valley in the best of their appearance.

 

In the remaining time, you can stroll around the village and converse with the friendly Sherpa people. They will tell you stories about the Yeti as well! Overnight in Guest House.

You begin today’s trek after having breakfast. Walking along the Rolwaling Khola banks enjoying the icefalls and waterfalls, you reach Na Gaun. Located in a beautiful valley, Na Gaun is a Sherpa village situated just below Tso Rolpa Lake. From here, you can have see the peaks like Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m). Overnight in Tented Camp.

Today is an interesting day of  Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek. You will trek to one of the highest glacial lakes of Nepal. By walking across many glacial lakes of different shapes and sizes, you trek up to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,580m). This lake is situated at the bottom of Mt. Melungtse (7,181m). From here you can also see the Trakarding Glacier (4,800m). Overnight in Tented Camp set somewhere nearby the heavenly lake.

Today is another shortest trekking day from Tso Rolpa Lake to Tashi Lapcha Phedi. You can begin the trek after having the sunrise view of the glittering mountains of Everest, Langtang and Rolwaling Ranges. By crossing Kabung (4,561m), you ascend to the bottom of Tashi Lapcha Pass. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Today is the most exciting and challenging day of Tashi Lapcha Pass trek as you are going to cross this pass. This is also a tricky section of this trek as there are some icefalls as if they were really falling upon you! Therefore, you must be quite careful while walking along the slippery trail. From this pass-top, you will have the 360-degree panoramic view of the snowcapped peaks of Everest region, Langtang Valley and Rolwaling Valley. This is the pass that separates Rolwaling Valley with Sagarmatha National Park. After satisfying your desire to witness the splendid snowcapped peaks, you trek down to Ngole.  Overnight in Tented Camp.

After having breakfast at Ngole, you set out towards Thame by following the ancient trading route between Tibet and Rolwaling Valley. Thame is one of the largest Sherpa settlement areas of Everest region. You can visit Thame Monastery here in this village. If the time favours, you can also hike to Nangpa La (5,76m) which connects Everest region with Tibetan Plateau. Overnight in Lodge.

Today is another short trekking day from Thame to Namche Bazar. By enjoying the stunning snowcapped mountains of Everest region, you move towards the Sherpa Capital. In the day time, you can visit the Sherpa Museum and the Namche Monastery. Overnight in Lodge.

 

(If the time and itinerary supports, you can hike to Everst View Hotel (3,880m) for the sunrise view of Mt. Everest (8,848m) and other peaks from here. It takes nearly 1 hour to reach there from Namche Bazar. Or you can also add up one more day to the itinerary to explore the the natural and cultural landmarks of Namche Bazar.)

You begin to walk along the dense forests of Sagarmatha National Park to reach Lukla. While walking along the dense forests, you might occasionally see some animal and bird species of the Himalayan region. By crossing some Sherpa villages and some suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, you finally arrive in Lukla. This is the last day of walking in Everest region, so try to make it as memorable as you can! Overnight in Lodge.

Enjoying the sunrise view of Mt. Everest and other peaks from Lukla, you fly back to Kathmandu. During the 30-minutes-flight, you will enjoy the aerial view of the natural and cultural beauty of Everest region.

 

When the plane lands at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be relocated to the hotel. In the leisure time, you can take a visit of Thamel for purchasing the Nepalese art and craft products. In the evening, our agency invites you for the farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant around Thamel.

According to your flight schedule, our representative takes you up to the Kathmandu Airport. In this way, you come to accomplish Tashi Lapcha Pass trek with Nepal Trekking Routes.

FAQ's

You need three permits to do Tashi Lapcha Pass trek. They are TIMS Card, Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GSCA) Entry Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. You can get these permits from the Tourist Service Center, Kathmandu by following the necessary procedure. GSCA and Sagarmatha NP Entry Permits can also be taken from their offices in Shivalaya, Dolakha.

The highest elevation to reach during Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is 5,755m. This is the pass that connects Rolwaling Valley with Everest region. In winter, the pass remains closed due to heavy snowfalls and unfavourable weather/temperature. In summer, the heavy rainfalls may disturb the trekking trails in lower elevation. Therefore, spring and autumn are the best time for this trek.

Although Tashi Lapcha Pass is 5,755m, you don’t need climbing gears all the times. Only when the trails are slippery due to snowfall, you need it. You can keep rope, hand lines, trekking poles, etc. while preparing for this trek

You know you have to go across a High Himalayan pass of 5,755m during this trek. It is not everyone’s cup of tea to go across the pass of this height! It is only for the trekkers who have previous trekking and climbing experience in the Himalayas. However, if you have good physical condition, strong will power and are ready to take training, we can recommend you for this. For more information, do visit www.nepaltrekkingroutes.com.

 

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