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Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha Pass &Yalung Ri Peak

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Overview

Rolwaling region made famous for its mysterious tales of yetis,truly is a hidden valley with a whole lot of charm and beautiful scenery. This trek offers a superb combination of high alpine and rhododendron forests, lush green terraced rice paddy fields, glacial moraines and traditional, unspoilt Sherpa villages for you to appreciate local culture, customs and lifestyle. With private views of Gauri Shankar, straddling the Tibetan border, Melungtse and Tashi Peaks, you will be spoilt for peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular Everest Base Camp route. This camping trek will revitalise your spirit while conquering Yalung Ri Peak (5630m) and Tashi Lapcha La (5755m) will add physical challenge to this little known gem. The fun begins when we head from our starting point of Suri Dobhan with views of Gauri Shankar along the Tamakoshi River via Jagat to Simigaon passing dense mixed forest and rhododendron glades. From there we skirt the base of Rolwaling, Gauri Shankar and Landung Himal ranges which feed several alpine streams running into Rolwaling Khola as we make our way via the Sherpa village of Beding to Nagaon. Our challenge begins as we zigzag our way along Yalung glacier up to Yalung Ri base camp (4800m) and prepare to summit (5630m). The views of Melungtse (7181m) and Gauri Shankar (7145m) are simply out of this world and fully worth the effort of making the climb. Our next stop is Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m), which at 3.45 kilometres in diameter, is one of the world’s biggest glacial lakes. Fed by glacier melt of Rolwaling Glacier, this lake has been increasing in size each year and threatens to take over the nearby valley region inhabited by some 6000 villagers. After circling the lake we up the ante again by tackling the rugged, steep slope combined with thick forest approaching and descending Tashi Lapcha La.From here we make our way down to Thame village and onto Namche Bazaar on our way to Lukla for our mountain flight back to Kathmandu… Leave the heavily trodden paths of Khumbhu behind, harness your sense of adventure and combine this with a whole lot of stamina to complete this truly epic expedition.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2450

  • Difficult

    Difficulty

    Difficult

  • Duration

    19 Days 18 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5755m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Hotel, Camping

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak
Rolwaling trek with Tashi Lapcha pass & Yalung Ri Peak

Difficulty level

Difficult

Difficult

Difficult treks involve you walking for at least 6-8 hours or more each day. You can expect to cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascends and descends of around 500-1000m. These trails take you to remote environments with high altitude and extreme weather likely. Only basic facilities are available on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu , preparation day, overnight Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Suri Dobhan (1030m), overnight tent.

Day 4

Trek to Jagat (1150m), 6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 5

Trek to Simigaon (1990m), 6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 6

Trek to Dongang (2780m), 6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 7

Trek to Beding (3960m), 6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 8

Acclimatization in Beding, overnight tent.

Day 9

Trek to Na (4180m), 5 hours, overnight tent

Day 10

Trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp (4800m), overnight tent.

Day 11

Climb Yalung Ri (5630m) and return to Sangma (4320m),overnight tent.

Day 12

Trek to Tsho Rolpa (4540m), 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 13

Trek to Tashi Lapcha La Base Camp (5010m), 5 hours,overnight tent.

Day 14

Trek to Tashi Lapcha La (5755m) and back to Tashi Lapcha La Base Camp (5100m), 7 hours, overnight tent.

Day 15

Trek to Thame village (3820m), overnight tent.

Day 16

Trek to Namche Bazaar via Khunde (3840m) and Khumjung Village (3780m), 7 hours, overnight tent /teahouse.

Day 17

Trek to Lukla (2800m), 6 hours, overnight tent / teahouse.

Day 18

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, overnight Hotel, farewell dinner.

Day 19

International Departure

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle transfers International airport- Domestic Airport - hotel
  • Private vehicle transport: Kathmandu – Suri Dobhan
  • Domestic Flight: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights staying in Kathmandu Hotel, (three star) twin-share with breakfast included.
  • 15 nights staying at teahouse/tent on trek.
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek prepared by private cooking team
  • Drinking water on trek
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • * Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking / Camping 

  • Tent (twin-share), sleeping mat and hot water bag
  • Kitchen, dining and toilet tents. Toilet paper provided.
  • Cooking team , porters, Sherpa (assistant guide), guide and leader
  • All required trekking permits (GCAP, restricted area permit, Sagarmatha National Park, and TIMS Card).
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff (includes 3L oxygen canister)
  • Other 

  • Complimentary four seasons down sleeping bag hire and hot water bag provided for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter/ponies to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary Trekking map, trek shirt and cap
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guides Boudhanath Stupa, Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple)
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Some lunches and Dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Personal snacks
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, need 1 passport photo)
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

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