Trip Facts
Activity Level
Very Challanging
Maximum Elevation
5790 M
Trip Length
Trip Mode
Camping
Minimum Pax
+4

Overview

Rolwaling via Tashi Labtse pass is one of the best hidden track, adventure and challenging trek in Nepal. It is an easy excess to reach from Kathmandu via road and well worth a visit. It is about 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu to Gongor Khola. From Dolakha you start the follow along the beautiful, deep copper green Tama Koshi River (tama means copper). Until Gongor passing through the Singatti, a little roadside village. At the moment in the middle of a large construction side for a hydro power station. Most part of this stretch, however, is on the road. From Chetchet it is still a very demanding steps climb uphill for about 2.5 hours. Until you reach Simigaun for the overnight stay.

Rolwaling via Tashi Labtse pass trek strats from Kathmandu to Gonggur Khola by private vehicle. And starting the trek from there is a somewhat pricier but far more convenient and quicker option. From Simigaun it is uphill for about 6 hours. Mostly through rhododendron forest, passing impressive waterfalls, crossing all sorts of bridges, from sturdy iron constructions, suspension bridges. Or balancing across wooden planks or tree trunks and occasionally catching the glimpse of Langur monkeys.

Whenever the forest opens up there are amazing views of the Gaurishankar massif. Especially from Surmunche which makes a convenient lunch stop. Or down the deep and narrow, very beautiful valley with the turquoise blue Rolwaling Khola River cascading down over large rocks. From Dogaun (Dokhang) – the next overnight stop, picturesquely situated at the banks of the river. The trail is still winding upwards but becoming less steep now and leading through a lush mixed forest with moss covered rhododendron trees, pines, bamboo and the pretty paperflower shrubs (Lokta), filling the air with their intense smell of hyacinths. Ever so often snow covered peaks (Gaurishankar, Cheriko) come into view and the mountain scenery is getting more and more spectacular.

Eventually, approaching Beding

The valley widens up and starts looking very similar to Langtang, flanked on both sides by snow covered peaks. Beding is a beautiful Sherpa village, the largest in the Rolvaling valley, beautifully located slightly above the river. Walking in the upper valley becomes easier as the trails almost levels out and there are only reasonable ups and downs. The Naa, the oldest Sherpa settlement in the valley it is a 3 hour walk to the Tsho–Rolpa Lake. Only the last 30 minutes being a steep climb but the reward is an amazing panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding snow covered mountains.

From lake the trail continues to Namche Bazaar via Tashi Labsta La. You need to have fully prepared for tents, food supplies and ropes for this section of the trek the Tsho –Rolpa lake is the turning back point for the less adventurous trekkers.

The Rolwaling via Tashi labtse pass trek does not offer the same touristic infrastructure. As Langtang or other popular trekking destinations in Nepal. With a few exceptions the tea houses or lodges along the route are basic, but the peoples and lodge owners make up for it with a warm and friendly welcome. Crossing once with Tashi Labtse is one of the challenging and need some technical experience too. But once you are in the Khumbu valley Thame, get in Namche Bazaar. You will have another beautiful part of Himalayan ranges including world highest peak Mt. Everest and many snow covered mountains. Lastly, your trek will end in Lukla and fly back from one of world famous airport Tenzing Hillary Airport to Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 02: Half day city Tour/ trek briefing and preparation and welcome dinner
    O/ N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Gongor Khola Drive - 9-10 hours
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)

  • Day 04: Gongor Khola – Simigaun steep climbing (2,040m) 3 hrs
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Simigaun – Dokhang (2,790m) 6 hrs
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Dokhang – Beding (3,740m) 5/6 hrs
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Bedding – Naa (4,180m) 3hrs afternoon explore around
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Naa – Acclimatization day
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Yalung - Ri Base Camp (4,800m)
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Yalung Ri Summit back to Naa Village
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Naa – Kabug Cave (Chugima Odar) (4,560m) via Tso Rolpa Lake
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Kabug Cave – Doba (Dhagarding) Glacier Camp (4,820m)
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Glacier Camp – Tashi Labtse Base camp (5,400m) Short day and afternoon resting
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 14: Tashi Labtse Base camp – Tashi Labtse La (5,755m)
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 15: Tashi Labtse La – Parchemuche Tsho camp (4,780m)
    O/N TENT – (BLD)
  • Day 16: Parchemuche Tsho camp –Thame (3,800m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 17: Thame – Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 18: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,860m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu (1,350m)
    O/N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 20: Free day in KTM, Celebration and farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel – (BBD)
  • Day 21: Final Departure by privet vehicle and back to homeland share experiences with family unforgettable memory of Tashi Labtse, Parchemuche Peak trek

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be Expand, modified and also offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.

Overnight at Hotel – (BB)

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel – (BDB)

Wake up early in the morning and we start drive towards Gonggur khola by jeep through the river gorges. On the way we admire natural wonders including the daily activities of local people for their survival. First couple of hours we follow the smooth road of Araniko Highway, following the drive of Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi River bank side. Drive through adventurous zigzag and rugged road takes us to reach at Gangor Khola. Gongar Khola itself is a dusty un-interesting village, in the shadow of the big hydro-electric dam project up the Tamakoshi valley, turned itself into a big construction site.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we start walking north up the new road. After about 45 minutes you’ll get to Chetchet, A cluster of dwellings on the right side of the road. After about ten minutes you’ll get to the bridge that crosses the Tamakoshi River then cross the suspension bridge over Tama Koshi River. After crossing the bridge ascend towards on a rocky steep slope. As we get walk through a forest and later cross terrace fields of Simigaun. The village itself is beautiful. It is spread all over the side of the hill. We observe and explore Sherpa culture and other mixed cultural villages, frequently encounter and interaction with honest and hospitable natives.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After breakfast we start our trek towards Dokhang Kharka. We walk through dense mixed forests and enter the Rolwaling valley. The path steadily climbs towards the forests and streams as we get Cyalche. Then we descend back down to the river side and set up camps on the bank of Rolwaling Khola. On the way, we will be blessed with the views of the natural landscapes including the adjoining mountains.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start walk through the forested valley of lush green alpine vegetation, with excellent mountain scenery surrounding us. We will be covering considerable distance as ywe will reach to the altitude of 3742 meters at the end of the day. We walk into the woods, and descent to reach Nyamare village. Then again our journey begins with great view of Gaurishankar Mountain and Melungtse which is Rolwaling’s highest summit. And we reach big Sherpa Village named Beding. The village of Beding offers some great views of several mountain peaks including Rolwaling Himalayan range also known as village of Everest submitter.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our journey by climbing up through Rolwaling River. We pass through the jungle, small local village, and gigantic Mani stone draped with prayer flags, the large rock on which the image of Bodhisattva is painted. Then we will reach Na Gaon which has been surrounded by stone walls. On the way to Nagaun, you will be blessed with some of the great views of the Rolwaling Peak from a remarkably close distance.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Today is the acclimatization day which helps us to adjust in the changing conditions and the environment. Acclimatization will help you to get prepared for the trekking that will follow on the coming days. Besides resting, you can walk around the local villages and talk with the local Sherpa people in the afternoon.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start trek towards the Yalung Ri base camp. The trail is steadily climbing up after we pass the valley floor. You will get some stunning views of Yalung Glacier, Ramdung Peak (5930m), and Yalung RI (5630m) and to the north the breathtaking Himalayan Mountains along the Tibetan border and Mt. Cho-oyu.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

We start early with the aim to achieve the summit. Continue our goal by following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome minor technical sections and head towards the summit of Yalung RI. One can see far-stretched Dolakha from the peak, including other mountains, as well as Panch Pokhari. After successful summit of Yalung RI peack return back to Na Village.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

After having breakfast we walk along the Rolwaling khola then climb up to the short steep hill section in a dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa Glacier Lake. We walk along the right side of the lake and enter a meadow after a steep climb; we cross a moraine area then descend to the sandy field. Then we continue the walk along the Trakarding glaciers and camp at the middle of Glacier.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

The path enters towards the glacier which is a huge and impressive rocky area. We will walk many ups and downs through the glacier following the cairns which marks trail. Just below the Trolumbau glacier, a fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial wall of the Trolumbau glacier to the north.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Our trek starts we will be trekking through the flat and then soon ascend as we will get to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with glacier lakes. Along the trail we will be offered with beautiful views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains. After walking for several hours we arrive at Tashi Labtse Base camp, from here we can see amazing views of the surrounding peaks.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

Early morning we follow a path on glacier for an hour or more, and then reaching a spur which provides an easy access to our route on the upper glacier. We need ropes, make steps although terrain is not so difficult, a precaution is necessary around these types of mountain landscapes. We climb along with beautiful scenery leads to the top of the pass at highest point of the trek on top Tashi Labtsa pass above 5,755 m high, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

 

Today is the main high light of this adventure journey, starting well before sunrise following the glacier again for an hour and half, then reaching a spur gives an easy access to our route on the upper glacier. Here we will fix ropes and make steps and ledge for the porters, although the terrain is not so difficult, just a precaution that we must imply in this kind of mountain landscapes. After everything is set for the final climb, a further 3-4 hours climb amidst wild and mind-boggling scenery leads us to the top of the pass at our highest point of this trek at Tashi Laptsa pass, where there are Buddhist prayer flags and cairns. From the pass along with the magnificent view of the surrounding snow capped peaks our walk follows downhill for another 3-4 hours to reach Parchemuche Tsho camp.

Overnight in Tent – (BLD)

We descend through the glaciers, pass rock slide, grassy moraine and following the valley and arrive at Thame. Thame will reward us with spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangari, and Thamserku. Also visit an ancient monastery above Thame.

Overnight in Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast, our trek begins with a gradual descent and then becomes steep before a bridge crossing over the Dudh Koshi to Phunki Tenga. A verdant green change of scenery unfolds on our journey to Namche Bazaar.

Overnight in Lodge – (BLD)

After breakfast in beautiful Namche Bazaar, We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend the rest of the day taking a rest as today will be our last day on the mountains.

Overnight in Lodge – (BLD)

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. You will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from the airport in Lukla. From the airport in Kathmandu, a private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight at Hotel – (BB)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight at Hotel – (BBD)

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Rolwaling via Tashi Labtse Pass trek.

Dates & Cost

Inclusive

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan.
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2 cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportation starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
  • Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
  • Trekking Map
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Cook, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the trek All necessary officials pepper work.
  • Peak permit, TIMS, Gaurishanker Conservation and Sagarmatha National park entry fees
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek.
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or man made hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost

Fitness

Rolwaling Via Tashi Labtse Pass

TRAIN AND FITNESS

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipment. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,(towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.

Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffel bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.