18 days
Trip Level
Min 2 person
Group Size
5755 m

Tashi Lapcha Pass trek is located in northeastern Nepal’s Gauri Shankar region. Biodiversity, history, and interactions with a mythical figure are all part of the Tashi Laptsa Pass Trek. It also allows the discovery of the biggest Tso-Rolpa lake. Tashi Laptsa Pass converts it into a trading route between the Rolwaling and Everest regions. Ramdung Peak, Pachermo Peak, and Melungste are well-known hiking peaks. It’s ideal from both aspects since you’ll be able to enjoy the isolated Rolwaling Valley. Also, visit the exceptional and famous Khumbu Valley and parts of the Everest base camp trek.

The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is one of the most challenging treks due to rockfalls and requires walking along the beautiful glacier for many days. A peak climbing permit of Pachhermo is required while trekking to the Tashi Lapcha pass. The trekker should be well equipped for iceberg and ice works and understand ice handling. The Tashi Lapcha pass trek is challenging and a wilderness expedition.

The Tashi Laptsa Pass trek offers a slightly different experience but equally splendid views of the high Himalayas. The best time to tour this region is in the spring and autumn, but we can arrange for all the year upon request on a camping basis. Eric Shipton discovered this trekking trail in 1951 during the research footprints of Yeti.

Highlights of the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Embark on the high Himalayas’ stunning view, such as Gauri Shankar, Everest, Lhotse, and more
At Least visit the trekking region and explore the glacier Lake of Tso Rolpa.

Diverse landscapes are admirable, and the second part of the trek is quite a contrast.
Crossing over 5700 meters Tashi Lapcha Pass, hidden Rolwaling Valley and Monasteries.

Rolwaling Himal is rich in plants, bird species, and wildlife, such as red pandas, black bears, and leopard-cat, while it has no formal protected area.
The Buddhist culture in the Khumbu, through Rolwaling Himal, offers an opportunity to learn how Hinduism, Buddhism, and Shamanism have blended over time.
Tashi Lapcha pass Trek Quick Facts
Trek Duration 18 days
Max. Altitude 5577 Meters
Trek Grade Strenuous
Trek Starts/Ends Singati/Lukla
Accommodation Camping/Lodges

Tashi Laptsa Pass Trekking itinerary.

Days Destinations Altitude in Meters Walking Distance
1. Kathmandu to Singati& trek to Shuru Dovan 950 6h00 drive
2. Trek to Jagat 1400 6h00
3. Jagat to Simi Gaon 1990 5h00
4. Trek to Kharka 2900 6h00
5. Kharka to Beding 3690 4h00
6. Trek to Na 4180 5h00
7. Na to Tso-Rolpa Lake 4588 7h00
8. Trek to Trakarding Glacier 4800 4h00
9. Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp 5010 at 5h00
10. Trek to Tenpo via Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755 meters) 4370 7h00
11. Tenpo to Thame 3820 5h00
12. Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 5h00
13.  Lukla 2800 7h00
14. Fly to Kathmandu at 1350 Meters

Permits & regulations for Tashi Laptsa Pass Trek.

Rolwaling Valley is restricted; the special license is mandatory, whereas the Tashi Lapcha Pass is auto-combined with Pachhermo Peak. So, it requires five different permissions to complete this trek. Pachhermo Peak permits costs to differ according to the seasons.

  • Rolwaling Valley Restricted Area Permits Us$ 20 Per Person/week
  • Pachhermo Peak Permit US$ 250 (Mar-May), US$ 125 (Sept – Nov), US$ 70 (Dec – Feb), and US$ 70 (Jun – Aug)
  • Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP) US$ 28
  • Sagarmatha National Park US$ 28
  • Pasang Lhamu Rural Munipatily. US$ 18

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Shigati (950 m) Trek to Suri Dobhan.

This is a picturesque journey along the road traversing by cities, villages, rivers, and mountain scenery up to Dolakha, then a rough gravel road to Shingati, and then to Suru Dhobhan.

Day 4: Suri Dobhan – Jagat (1440 m): 6h00 walk.

It is the beginning day of the adventure, and it is easy to walk at the river’s edge. Several streams and forests have different kinds of vegetation, like orchids, rhododendrons, oaks, and pines. Finally, get into the small village Jagat inhabitant by multi-ethnicity

Day 5: Jagat – Simigaun (1,990 m): 5h00 walk.

After breakfast in the morning, the trail leads the easy walk on the flat path, taking several ups and downs through the path of forests. Then, cross over the river by a suspension bridge, a steep climb rock-face trail takes the village of Sherpa, Simigaun. The inhabitants are mostly Buddhist and situated on the balcony of the mountain.

Day 6: Simigaun – Kharka (2,900 m): 6h00 walk.

Several Sherpa villages need to be passing towards Kharka. We can see the fascinating view of Gauri Shankar on the ridge top of the village in the morning. The trail gradually goes uphill to a rock face with the beautiful dense pine forest in Rowling Valley. We descended back once to the river, then got in Kharka.

Day 7: Kharka – Beding (3,690 m): 4h00 walk.

We follow the left bank of Rolwaling Khola and gradually ascend, passing by different verities of vegetation and Rhododendron along the deep valley of the river. Continue walking along further until you come to an easy and flat terrain. Finally, get to the Sherpa village of Beding, at the edge of Rolwaling Khola.

Day 8: Beding – Na (4,180 m): 5h00 walk.

We follow the northern trail bank of the River; it is an easy walk. We pass across the village and yak pastures and arrive at a monastery where Guru Padma Shambhava was medicated in ancient. And get at last settlement of the region, Na.

Day 9: Na – Tso Rolpa Lake (4,588 m): 7h00 walk.

At the beginning of the trek, walking and relatively climbing up is easy to experience the Himalayan glacier with the fascinating view of Melungtse. And continue walking along the river bank to Tso Rolpa.

Day 10: Tso Rolpa – Trakarding Glacier (4800 m): 4h00 walk.

This is an adventurous day toward Trakarding Glacier. All day, you must walk along the pristine glacier, still ascending, passing by rock climbing with the hanging glacier.

Day 11: Trek – Tasha Lapcha Base Camp (5,010 m): 5h00 walk.

The trail follows high and horizontal slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but to continue, you must trek along the rocky glacier. The trail leads to the lower point of the icefall and ascends to the easiest point to get to the Drolambau glacier. Then, walk down to Tasha Lapcha Basecamp. Snow-capped mountains surround it.

Day 12: Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m) – Thengpo (4370 m): 7h00 walk.

Today, we took an adventure walk to the Tasha Lapcha Pass (5755 m). It has superior views from the top of the pass and descends to some hundreds of meters down by fixing the rope. Then, continue to walk down to Thengpo.

Day 13: Thengpo – Thame (3,820 m): 5h00 walk.

Several days are not in civilization since Beding and Na will meet in Thame. Today, it is an easy walk but gradually descending to Thame. It will be enjoyable most of the way, with spectacular mountain scenery.

Day 14: Thame – Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5h00 walk.

This is the ancient trade route over the Nangpa-La Pass into Tibet. It is an easy walk to Thame, with magnificent views of the mountains.

Day 15: Namche – Lukla (2,840 m) 7h00 walk.

Namche to Lukla, the first part of the steep trail downhill, takes us to the River. Then, gradually, I descend and pass several Sherpa villages, vibrant cultures, and landscapes. Finally, get to Lukla.

Day 16: Flight: Lukla – Kathmandu.

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights by plane to the airstrip from Lukla to Kathmandu offer a marvelous view of the Central Himalayas and beautiful landscapes and hills.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

You have a chance to visit the rest of the heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. The day can be a security day if the flight is interruption due to weather

Day 18: Final departure

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country
DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 2 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide and Porters

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Rolwaling Trek. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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