Rolwaling Valley & Tashi Labtsa Trek

17 Days

Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd offers an exclusive thrilling adventure on the world’s highest passes Rolwaling Valley & Tashi Labtsa around Rolwaling area at Gaurishanker to Khumbu region, adventure starts with an interesting  short sweeping scenic flight to Lukla the gateway to Everest, trek starts from here, the route follows several farm villages offering awe-some views of the high snow capped peaks, leading to the highest point at Cho-la and Konmgma-la at 5,535 m of this journey with outstanding panoramic views of unparallel peaks and glacier including Mt. Everest at close distance.

Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd to Three Passes of Everest region is an excellent journey offering grand sceneries and beauty of the surrounding landscapes, which combines all the highlights of the Everest National Park including Namche Bazaar, Khumbu’s Sherpa capital, glamorous view point of

Crossing over one of the most exciting passes of the Himalaya, Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 meter high, to enter into Khumbu Valley has made this trek popular to all adventurers for many years since the Rolwaing Valley was opened.

The Rolwaling valley is steep sided and covered in thick forests; therefore the climbs are sheer upright. But this is going to be one of the finest watershed crossings ever made in the entire of Himalaya. One of the highlight of the trip is the camp beside Bigu Gompa, which is an unusual and beautifully situated nunnery.  Further walking through the summer pasture lands and narrow valleys that opens up into a wide bowl, give us our first taste of open mountain scenery – totally unique and mystical.

On leaving the Rolwaling Valley after having climbed the highest point of this adventure Tashi Labtsa pass, continue down traversing into the Thame Valley and onto Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla for the scenic panoramic flight to Kathmandu, finally completing this adventurous journey of a life time with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Rolwaling Valley & Tahsi Labtsa.

Trip Highlight: “Dramatic landscapes, rich Buddhist culture, isolated rolling valleys, traditional villages, crossing of thrilling pass, pristine forest, world’s heritage ‘Sagarmatha National Park’ enriched with flora and fauna amidst towering  peaks and breathe-taking  views”.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Jagat approx: 960m. 6 – 7 hrs journey. ( Tea house )

Day 04: Trek to Simigaon.2,000m. 4 – 5 hrs. ( Tea house )

Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,850m. 5 – 6 hrs. ( Tea house )

Day 06: Trek to Beding 3,690m. 5 – 6 hrs walk. ( Tea house )

Day 07: Trek to Na Gaon. 4,180m. Approx. 3 – 4hrs walks. ( Tea house )

Day 08: At Na Gaon. ( Tea house )

Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m. 4 – 5 hours. ( Tent/Camping )

Day 10: Trek to Drolambau Glacier near Tashi Laptsa Base Camp. Approx. 5,400m. 5 hrs walk. ( Tent/Camping )

Day 11: Traverse Tashi Laptsa Pass 5,755m and camp on the other side of  Khumbu area. 7 – 8 hrs. ( Tent/Camping )

Day 12: Reserve day in case of delay in the schedule due to bad weather. ( Tent/Camping )

Day 13: Trek to Thame 3,800m. 5 hrs. ( Tea house )

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3,450m. 5 hrs. ( Tea house )

Day 15: Trek to Lukla 2,830m. 6 – 7 hrs walk. ( Tea house )

Day 16: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

Extended Trips

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat 960m 6 hours 6 – 7 hours drives. ( Tea House )

Early breakfast, then travel by Coach towards Charikot a hill town with a panoramic scenery of Mt. Gaurishanker, Melungatse and other high snow-capped mountain range

This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. An interesting 7 hours drive from Kathmandu, the drive passes through many rural villages and town, with the occasional view of the peaks. Our journey finally ends at the low warm area at Jagat for an overnight stop, Jagat a farm village of Hindus inhabitants’ of Chhetries, Brahmans, and Dalits via the Gongar Khola (river)

Day 04: Trek to Simigaon 2,000m. 5 – 6 hrs.

( Tea House )

Leaving Jagat towards Gongar Khola upstream, the trail continues along the west bank of the Tama Koshi, which narrows into a gorge then reaching Chetchet and its beautiful waterfall. Having trekked almost the same height as our starting point after an hour or more walk, Shortly afterwards crossing the Tama Kosi river and make a steep climb for an hour to the village of Simgaon, after the steep portion the walk leads to gentle up to the village of Simigaon, camping beside a Gompa 30 minutes above the main village with more fantastic views of Mt. Gaurishanker.

Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,850m. 5 – 6 hrs.

( Tea House )

After leaving Simigaon, route leads towards north, starting the trek on the slow uphill climb passing through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests and summer pasture with several clearing that are used for grazing. Walk continues contouring above the hill side and then descending to the river passing more huts in an area called Gyalche. After reaching the valley floor crossing a small wooden bridge to the camp at Dovan, a small clearing in the forest on the steep valley side.

Day 06: Trek to Beding 3,690m. 5 – 6 hrs walks.

( Tea House )

From here crossing the Rolwaling khola, leading through the forests of pines, rhododendrons, hemlocks and oaks, the route heads to a winding gradual climb then reaching to a clearing a small settlements of Nyimare, Ramding and through the farm fields and reaching at Beding for the overnight camp after a good walk of five hours or more with free time to visit the Beding village. It is the principal Sherpa village in the Rolwaling Valley area, situated in a narrow gorge with a well-positioned Gompa, comprising about thirty-six houses, this villages straddles close to Tibet border with views of Mt.Gaurishanker and Melungatse at close range, there is a Hillary school in Beding.

Day 07: Trek to Na Gaon 4,180m. Approx. 3 – 4hrs walks.

( Tea House )

From this mountain village the last permanent settlements for many days till Thame and Namche Bazaar in Khumbu of Everest area, as the walk progress you can feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding high mountains.
Today a short trekking of 3-4 hours following the Rolwaling River, taking slowly on this high altitude landscapes with its beautiful views of the surrounding high mountains and valleys. Na valley opens out glaciated U-shape. On reaching to overnight camp at Na which is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Bedings people, it is a summer grazing pasture and potatoes are grown. There is a roughly built monastery here.

Day 08: At Na Gaon.

( Tea House )

Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes on these high valleys of Rolwaling before heading towards the high Tashi Labtsa pass and towards Khumbu.

Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m, 5 – 6 hours. ( Tent/Camping )

After a great time at Na adventure begins from here onwards, morning walk starts crossing the river to the south bank and then following a shallow stream to cross near Yersa at Sangma, the last place of the cattle herders, then after the wooden bridge climbing up on moraines, traversing steeply above the main stream finally reaching the moraine, behind the dam of Tsho Rolpa, the lake sometime known as Cho Pokhari, campsite on the sandy ground on the south side of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk after 5-6 hours of hard walk, from this camp offering impressive views of the surrounding peaks including Tsoboje 6,689m. Dragker-Go 6,793m.

Day 10: Trek to Drolambau Glacier at Tashi Labtsa base camp 5,400m. 5 hrs.

( Tent/Camping )


From camp the path traverses the moraine above north side from the lake, continuing right along the moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs, as the walk follows high slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but further up we have to trek along the centre on the hard rocky glacier to our camp below the Drolambu ice-fall.. Around this section, there is some danger sometimes of rock falls. The middle moraine providing a route up the glacier, we then stop for the overnight on finding a suitable campsite where the glacier flattens out, here we will be surrounded by superb high mountain scenery in this wild and impressive place.

Day 11: Cross Tashi Laptsa pass 5,755m to camp another side at Khumbu. 7 – 8 hrs.

( Tent/Camping )

The high light of this adventure, starting before sunrise following the glacier for 2 hrs then reaching a spur offering an easy access to the upper glacier, here GA guide will fix ropes and make steps and ledge for porters, although the path is not so difficult, just a precaution in this mountain terrains. After all is set for the final climb, a further 3 – 4 hours climb in this wild and impressive climb leading to the top of the pass the highest point of this trip, where there are Buddhist prayer flags and cairns.

This is the longest day of trekking and it’s important to keep up a good pace to make sure that to reach the camp other side of the pass before dark, walk follows downhill for another 3-4 hours towards Ngole and further near past the glacial pond of Parchemuche-tsho and just before Tengpo for the overnight camp at around 4,900m.

Day 12: Reserve day in case of delay in the schedule due to bad weather.

( Tent/Camping )

A reserve or contingency day, in case if there’s problem with the weather or delay in the schedule due to unforeseen reason. If all goes well as the Itinerary days can have a well earned rest day further down or can be used whenever it demands.

Day 13: Trek to Thame 3,800m. 5 hrs.

( Tent/Camping )

From this camp on the Khumbu area, walk follows east the trail from here is well marked and continues its long descent down the upper reaches of the Thame Khola to Thengpo, with excellent views of Mt.Ama Dablam, Mt.Makalu and Lumding Himal above the Thame Khola, after an hour or more arriving at dozen or so Sheppard’s huts that makes this place Thengpo with wide pasture field, two hours of gradual descend will bring to the end of walk at Thame Village and our first hint of trekkers civilization since Beding. There is a very old interesting Monastery at the upper end of the village. At Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-la into Tibet branches north follows another Bhote Koshi, which joins the Dudh Kosi further down.

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,450m. 5 hrs.

( Tea House )

Today it is a pleasant walk to Namche Bazaar, an interesting rich Sherpa town-village and an important trading centre for a weekly Saturday Market, fresh foodstuffs are brought up from lower villages to barter or sell. A pleasant walk through the green forest brings at Namche Bazaar after 3-4 hours trek.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla 2,800 via Phakding 2,630m. 6 – 7 hrs.

( Tea House )

A downhill walk today from Namche an hour trekking brings to Dudh Kosh, then following most of the way at Phakding, from here crossing the long suspension bridge with a short climb into the pine woods, the walk will be on the busy path of trekkers, locals, porters and pack animals, the gentle trail follows the well worn path with few short uphill the only long climb will be just before Lukla which will take approx 35 minutes from the old big oak tree. On reaching Lukla, prepare for the last day great dinner and a party with the fellow Sherpa crew, porters and trekking members.

Day 16: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.

As per the flight time, (sometime the flight delays due to bad weather and other technical reason). Check in for the scenic flight to Kathmandu with panoramic views of high mountains during 30 minutes flight. On arrival at domestic terminal, GA staffs transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to the International airport for your final departure from Nepal, the land of high Himalayas.

  • Pick up from airport and drive to Hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and breakfast in a 3-star level hotel.
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House/ Camping)
  • Food during Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Gaurishankar National park permit and Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Flight Ticket from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Airport to hotel by car
  • Airport departure to your sweet home
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs and guides
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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Rolwaling Valley & Tashi Labtsa Trek

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