Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek – 18 Days

Trip Summary

Label Detail
Geography Mountain/Forest/Hills
Location Ramechhap/Dolakha
Level Of Difficulty Moderate
Duration 18 Days
Max Aaltitude 4540m
Religion Hindu/Buddhist
Ethnic People Sherpa/Chhetri
Accommodation Hotel/Lodge/Tented Camp
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Minimum Pax 2

Detail Information

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek Highlights:

  • Explore the Tsho Rolpa Lake, the largest glacial Lake of Nepal.
  • Experience the culture and traditions of the Sherpa community
  • Enchanting views of Himalayas in Gaurishankar, Rolwaling, Langtang, and Everest ranges
  • Witness the lush vegetation and natural flora and fauna of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek takes the arduous trail to the mesmerizing lake and offers panoramic views of Gaurishankar (7134m), Melungtse (7181m), and a few mountains in the Everest ranges. Situated in between snow-capped Rolwaling Mountains and green hills, Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m) is the largest glacial lake in Nepal. Along with the lush vegetation and wildlife, the trek also introduces to the cultural majesty of the Sherpa community. One of the difficult treks explores the northern Himalayan territory close to the Tibetan highlands.

Soon after arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you head to your respective hotel in Kathmandu City. On the second day, you’ll start your drive to Dolakha. It is a scenic drive of seven to eight hours through green hills, valleys, and terraced farmlands. Driving along the Bhote Khosi River, you’ll cross Mudhe to reach Dolakha, where our trek begins. The trail passes through Singati and proceeds towards Jagat. Along the way, you’ll cross the forest filled with pine, juniper, and rhododendron trees. Walking past the hilly landscapes, you’ll take a steep climb to the top of the ridge which takes you to Daldung La (3976m) via Simigaon.

Once at the top, you can enjoy the stunning view of Gaurishankar (7134m) and other snow-capped mountains in the Rolwaling ranges. Similarly, crossing the settlements of Beding and Na, you’ll finally reach Tsho Rolpa Lake, the largest glacial lake in Nepal. The beauty of the lake and its vicinity is glorious, to say the least. After exploring Tsho Rolpa Lake, you’ll slowly descend following back the same trail used earlier and finally reach Dolakha from where you’ll drive back to Kathmandu. The trail gives the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife, natural flora and fauna and unique culture and tradition of Sherpa people. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for the Tsho Rolpa.

Tsho Rolpa Trek by Nepal Alibaba Treks is one of the best trekking adventures in the Nepali Himalayas. Complemented by excellent provisions of transportation and accommodation, the trips will also have experienced guides. With primary concerns regarding the safety and satisfaction of the clients, we are delighted to introduce the Tsho Rolpa.

Itinerary Summary

Outline

Day Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our staff members will welcome you. Following the exit from the airport, the busy roads of Kathmandu will take you to the hotel within the city. The day does not entail any scheduled activities; so, you are free to explore the nearby places. Overnight in Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu, you’ll start your drive towards Dolakha. The drive will take you through forested areas terraced farmlands, and valleys. Along with the Bhote Khosi River flowing along the highway, you'll march towards the small settlement of Mudhe. Along the twisted and dusty roads, you’ll continue your journey passing small farm villages. Finally, you’ll reach Dolakha. Overnight in Dolakha.
Today is the first day of your trek. Early in the morning, you’ll start your trek towards Singati. The trail takes you through the rice and paddy filed. After about an hour of pleasant walk, you’ll reach Malepu village. From here, crossing few suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls, you’ll ascend slowly towards the village of Pikhuti. After a walk of four to five hours, you’ll finally reach Singati alongside the bank of Tama Koshi River. Overnight in Singati.
On the 4th day, you’ll be trekking towards Jagat. A steep climb to the top of the ridge takes you to Suri Dobhan. Enjoying the views of Gaurishankar (7134m) and other snow-capped mountains, the trail pass through the forest of pine and rhododendron. Mani stones and prayer wheels along the way are common along this route. Walking past the village of Manthali, you’ll finally reach Jagat. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Jagat.
Following the narrow trails, you'll continue your trek towards Simigaon from Jagat. The trail first passes through the settlement of Gonggar and proceeds towards Chetchet. Along the way, you'll cross small rivers, suspension bridges, and waterfalls. Finally, ascending through the forested areas, you’ll reach Simigaon. Once at Simigaon, you can visit nearby Buddhist monasteries and observe the daily life of the locals. Overnight in Simigaon.
Trek to Daldung La is quite difficult because of narrow paths and steep ascents. After breakfast, you’ll first ascend through the hills and forested area to reach Rolwaling River crossing few suspension bridges on the way. From here, a quick descent to the flat valley gives you a close-up view of Gaurishankar (7134m). Finally, ascending uphill following stone paths and arduous climbs, you’ll reach Daldung-La at 3976m. The pass grants breathtaking views of the Himalayas in Rolwaling and Gaurishankar ranges. Overnight in Daldung La.
From Daldung La, you’ll start your trek towards Beding. Continuing your trek through the forested area of pine and rhododendron, zigzag path, and meadows, you’ll reach the village of Nyamare. Once at Nyamare, you rest and recuperate for the trek that lies ahead. Moving forward, you'll cross a suspension bridge over the Rolwaling River and beautiful waterfalls which finally leads towards the settlement of Beding. Beding is also the largest Sherpa village in all of Rolwaling. Overnight in Beding.
Today is the much-needed rest day to adapt to the increasing high altitude and surroundings. After breakfast, you can hike to nearby ancient Gompa and temples and also get familiar with the Sherpa culture and tradition of the village. If you want to relish views of the Himalayas up-close, the hike to Melung La Pass (5616m) is always viable. You can also explore the local market, try local foods and even interact with the people. Overnight in Beding.
Early in the morning, you’ll ascend towards Na Gaon alongside the bank of Rolwaling River. Along with a sublime view of Melungtse (7181m), you’ll continue your trek through the forest of pine tree until you reach Dhogre. From here, you’ll walk past large grassland and Mani stones and finally reach Na Gaon. Overnight in Na.
On the 10th day, you'll be trekking towards mesmerizing Tsho Rolpa Lake at 4540m. After crossing the suspension bridge over Rolwaling River, you'll take a steep climb to the top of the ridge through the large glaciers, long terraces, and meadows. Enjoying sublime views of the Melungtse and Rolwaling Himalayas in the background, you’ll continue your walk until you reach a small valley between two glaciers. The views of the Tsho Rolpa Lake will tease us for a good while before arriving at the Lake. Overnight in Tsho Rolpa Lake vicinity.
Today is the exploration and rest day. Tsho Rolpa Lake, the biggest glacial lake of Nepal is surrounded by hills and Himalayas. The reflections of snow-capped mountains on the serene blue water surface of Tsho Rolpa Lake are simply breathtaking. During the day, you can explore the lake area, take pictures and enjoy the beauty of nature. You can also hike to nearby places if possible enjoying a stunning view of calm surroundings. With a content heart and full of joy, you'll take a much-needed rest in the evening. Overnight in Tsho Rolpa Lake vicinity.
After exploring the Tsho Rolpa Lake, you’ll descend back to Beding following the same trail. Alongside the bank of Rolwaling River, you’ll trek through large glaciers and terraces before reaching Na. Once at Na, you’ll have a quick lunch and proceeds towards Dhogre walking past Mani stones and farmlands. Finally, you’ll reach Beding enjoying a sublime view of snow-capped mountains. Overnight in Beding.
Leaving behind the Sherpa cultures at Beding, you’ll start your trek towards Shakpa. Along the way, you’ll cross a few suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls. Following the Rolwaling River, you'll descend through the forest of pine and rhododendron. You might encounter some wildlife such as musk deer, wild monkeys, bear, and many more. With the company of the Himalayas, you’ll reach Shakpa. Overnight in Shakpa.
Following the same trail that we have taken earlier, you’ll descend towards Manthali. Crossing small farm villages and sloppy landscapes, you’ll continue your walk to the forested area. On the way forward, you'll cross a suspension bridge over the river and beautiful waterfalls. The relaxing sound of water falling from the hills makes the walk even more pleasing. Finally, you'll reach Manthali after a walk of six to seven hours. Overnight stay at the guesthouse in Manthali.
On the 15th day, you’ll be trekking towards Pikhuti. During the early hours, the trail passes through Suri Dobhan and proceeds towards Singati Bazaar. Alongside the bank of Tama Koshi River, you’ll trek through the forested area crossing several farm villages on the way. Moving forward, you’ll also get a distant view of a few snow-capped mountains. Exiting the Gaurishankar Conservation Area, you arrive at Pikhuti. Overnight in Pikhuti.
From Pikhuti, you'll continue your walk towards the beautiful town of Dolakha. Ascending and descending along the hillside, you'll walk past stony and narrow paths. Crossing suspension bridge over the Tama Koshi River and beautiful waterfalls, you’ll reach plain valley surrounded by hills and green forest of pine. Finally, you’ll reach Dolakha passing through several small hamlets and farmlands. It’ll take you about six to seven hours to reach your destination. Overnight in Dolakha.
Leaving the town of Dolakha behind, you’ll start your drive towards Kathmandu. Along with Sun Khosi River flowing on the edge, you'll march towards the small settlement of Mudhe crossing green forest and terraced farmlands. Crossing Dhulikhel and Banepa, you'll reach Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you can roam around the Thamel area, buy a souvenir and even enjoy its nightlife. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today is your last day in Nepal. We'll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport two hours prior to your scheduled flight. You can even share your experience with us on the way to the airport. Goodbye!
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Costs Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All Airports/Hotel transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels in Kathmandu and in other available places with Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Dolakhaand when we return back from Oolakha to Kathmandu, we provide transportation.
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or Local Lodges or Local Hotels on twin sharing basis during your trekking days.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your trekking days.
  • Permit fees for National Parks and Conservation Area entry as well as Trekkers Management Information Service (TIMS) Permit. Visit: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/about-trekking-permit
  • All government officials and authorization necessary fees for your travel purpose.
  • Local tourist guide (according to your need) and Local Porter during your treks: – 1 Porter for 2 Tourists.
  • All your travel and rescue arrangements. (during any emergencies)
  • First Aid Kits and Medical supplies.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner programs.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee and charges in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • International Air Fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Extra Night accommodation and meals during your early arrival, late departure as well as any domestic flight delays (due to any specified reasons) especially in Everest Region than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra luggage charges.
  • Other any your personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, extra porters, bottled/boiled waters, hot shower, etc.
  • Other food items than normal meals as specified.
  • All your travel and rescue insurance in emergency situations.
  • Personal buying and souvenirs.
  • Tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.
  • To purchase or rent any type of equipment or gears for personal use.
  • To purchase special medicines and kits.

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