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Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass

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Overview

The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is a great combo outing in the wild that connects the trails of Rolwaling & the Khumbu in a fascinating mix of the Rolwaling valley that lays East West of Mt. Gauri Shankar at 7145m & close-up to the Tibetan border that runs into Tashi Lapcha which is one of the well known famous passes through Cho Rolpa as you sweep into the biggest populated village of the Khumbu when you enter the Khumjung valley that makes up the heart of the well known villages of the legendary in this area.

Rolwaling is blessed with a lovely eco-system that is abundant with bio-diversity of a special kind which makes this area a prime destination for adventure in Nepal. The Rolwaling & Tashi Lapcha pass at (5700m) are technically closed to outsiders; however, one can obtain a permit for Ramdung, a well known trekking peak & then the Nepal Mountaineering Association {NMA} office issues a permit for Rolwaling & Tashi Lapcha. Hiking in this area can be dangerous sometimes due to the rock falls on the western side & the path along the icefalls is getting technically more difficult to navigate to the movement of the glacier. Attempting Ramdung peak in this region is an added incentive trekking in this area.
Wrapped in welcome mystery, trekking in this remote region is an experience that can influence your holidays for all practical purposes, whatever. It's a wild Shangri-la that needs exploratory to the core. This territory was once the take-off point for expeditions that set out to search for the elusive ''Yeti'', retroactively becoming the source of some interesting tales on the weird yeti which still hasn't been found despite evidence of footprints. The Tamang ethnic community makes up the prime inhabitants of this area & their colorful liberal traditions bring a special charm to this region where you are enchanted with the awesome mountain landscapes & the different vegetation as you pass through different elevations on your journey. The lovely vistas of Pharchamo peak (6187m) & Ramdung at 5925m make this region a challenging & attractive trip where the rewards are abundantly fulfilling for its endless diverse natural beauty.
Best season really for the Tashi Lapcha Rolwaling Pass trek is March to May and September to December. The months of September to November would probably be the best time because of the clear skies that give you jaw-dropping views.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)
Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning. Itinerary as Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Charikot  to Shigati (950m.) Trek to Suri Dobhan
Drive from Kathmandu to Shigati by bus northeast on the Friendship Highway which connects Kathmandu with Lhasa. After Lamosangu leave the Friendship Highway and take another way to Jiri.  Earlier the motor able road used to be only upto Charikot But nowadays because of the Tamakoshi hydropower construction works, drive upto Shigati. From Shigati than trek to Suri Dobhan .It takes 9 hours,O/N at Suri Dobhan on Tented camp.
Day 04: Trek from Suri Dobhan to Jagat (1440m)
Trek along the river, and then continue on the flat land.cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other vegetation. Cross the suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town with people of different ethnicities.It takes 7 hours,O/N at Jagat on Tented camp.
Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Simigaun (1,990m)
Trek starts from Jagat  follows the normal flat path, then  the trail ascends and descends through the jungle.  The trail follows the river bank. As the valley narrows, crossing  the suspension bridge over the river. A steep climb takes to Sherpa village of Simigaon, spread on the terrace of the mountainside. The village is mostly inhabited by Buddhists and there are also a few Hindus It takes 6 hours,O/N at Simigaun on Tented camp.
Day 06: Trek  from Simigaun to Kharka (2,900m)
Trek from Simigaun passing by a few more Sherpa settlements.  On a clear morning the views of Gaurishankar above the Rolwaling Valley is fascinating. From the ridge top at Simigaun, continue towards the Rolwaling Valley. The trail climbs a rocky, wooded ridge with beautiful pine forests. Descent again to the river of Rolwaling Khola. It takes 7 hours,O/N at  Kharka on Tented camp.
Day 07: Trek from  Kharka to Beding (3,690m)
Trek from Kharka to Beding  trail ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. Continue alongteh  left bank of the Rolwaling Khola. Continuing along the deep river valley, arrive at a tributary river from Gaurishankar. Enjoy the unfolding views of the Gaurishankar. The trail rises further until and come across an easy and relatively flat terrain. Finally,arrive at the Sherpa village of Beding located by the river. It takes 6 hours,O/N at Beding on Tented camp.
Day 08:Trek  from Beding to Na (4,180m)
An easy walk along the norther bank of the Rolwaling River begins our today's trek.passes  across the summer village of Beding, several yaks grazing and people busy in their fields of buckwheat and barley.  The crest line formed by the 6000ers such as Chekigo, Bamango, and Konyklemo rise on the immediate left of the village and  arrive at a monastery believed to be a meditative place of the Buddhist Guru Padma Sambhava.  Walking along the valley floor,finally reach the summer village of Na surrounded by potato fields,It takes 5 hours,O/N at Beding on Tented camp.
Day 09:Trek  from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,588m)
Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa, through the leveled plane and gradually ascend to witness the Himalayan Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to the unfolding vista and  trek along the right bank of the river and then cross the river to climb up the rocky lateral moraine of the Glacier then walk to Tso Rolpa. It takes 6 hours/N at Tso Rolpa on Tented camp.
Day 10:Trek from Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m)
Early morning trek to head toward Trakarding glacier. Walk past the glaciers throughout the day and explore the beauty of the surrounding. The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs. It takes 5 hours,O/N at Trakarding Glacier on Tented camp.
Day 11:Trek  from Trakarding Glacier  to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp (5,010m)
The walk follows high slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but further upto trek along the centre on the hard rocky glacier. Steady walk leads us to the lowest point of the icefall and then climbing to the easiest point to gain the Drolambau glacier,surrounded by superb high mountain scenery.  Continuing further downhill, camping  at Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp at the foot of Tashi Lapcha, surrounded by absolutely grandiose mountains over 6000m with 360 degree panorama, It takes 6 hours,O/N at Tasi Lapcha Basecamp on Tented camp.
Day 12: Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,655m)to Rock Cape camp(5420m)
Trek Continue trekking to Trashi Lapcha Pass (5655m). From the pass, the view of senior Khumbu peaks is magnificent. Some hundred meter downhill trek under overhanging rock, we camp at a superb location, with magnifiscent sunset views It takes 6 hours,O/N at Rock cape camp on Tented camp.
Day 13:Climb  Pachermo peak (6272 m) to Thengpo (4370 m)
 climb again to the neck of Tashi Lapcha and from there start the ascent of Pachermo. The snow slopes lead us to the final ridge, sometimes requiring fixed ropes. From the Pachermo summit, enjoy the fantastic views of the Khumbu peaks including Everest, Makalu among others.  Descend to Col then to Thengpo. The Pachermo ascent  then countinue  descend  to Thengpo. It takes 6 hours,O/N at Thengpo on Tented camp.
Day 14:Explore Day
There is no such guarantee that  get quite a favorable weather especially on our planned day for the Parchemo summit, so this day is used as a contingency.  If weather became exceptionally unfavorable ,wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak.  Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough; then the day can be used in that condition too. O/N at Thengpo on Tented camp.
Day 15:Trek  from Thengpo to Thame (3,820m)
Trek from Thengpoto Thame  be experiencing a bit easy walking, the walk from here will be enjoyable most of the way to Thame.  A gradual descend brings us to Thame Village, the first hint of civilization since Beding. There is a very old and interesting Monastery at the upper end of the village. Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. It takes 5 hours,O/N at Thame on Lodge,(Breakfast Lunch Dinner Included)
Day 16:Trek  from Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
At Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-la into Tibet branches North, following the Bhote Koshi, which incidentally is the 2-3 river so named on this trek. The trail descends gently at first and then steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.It is gateway of  everest and gokyo trekking route. It takes 4 hours,O/N at Namchebazar on Lodge, (Breakfast Lunch Dinner Included)
Day 17:Trek from Namche Bazar  to Lukla(2800m)
After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops downhill through the pine forest till to the bridge and continue walk to the Monju. Again some formalities had to be done at the check post of the National park at Monju then continue walk to the Phakding for the lunch. After that your last day of the trek continue to the Lukla.It takes 8 hours walk, overnight at the lodge.(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
Day 18:Fly  from Lukla to Kathmandu( 1350m)
 35minute  flight ,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. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. overnight at theHotel.(Breakfast included).
Day 19:Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. Otherwise we will have to say you good bye.(Breakfast included)

 

Includes / Excludes

Cost includes:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle . 
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek & climbing.
*Trasportation From Kathmandu to Charikot via Shigati by Vehicle & return from Lukla to  Kathmandu by Flight.
*Accommodation in guest houses/lodges and tented camp  during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea,Coffee, Hot chocolate, boiled water).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced climbing guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
 
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 
*International airfare and departure airport tax 
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and climbing gears, down jacket,medician if necessary. 

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Duration 19 Days

Grade Hard

Max-Altitude 5655m

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Country Nepal

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Tel: 977 01 4427245

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