The Complete Guide to Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a challenging and thrilling trek in Nepal that takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Solu Khumbu and Rolwaling regions. The trek is not for the faint-hearted, as it involves crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass, located at an altitude of 5,755 meters.The trek starts in Kathmandu and takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, where you'll get to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people. As you ascend higher, you'll witness stunning views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, and other majestic peaks. You'll also get to explore the Rolwaling Valley, known for its rich biodiversity and unique flora and fauna.
DAY 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
Welcome to the exotic and vibrant city of Kathmandu! Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, you will have some time to rest and freshen up before meeting with your guide for a trip briefing. In the evening, you can explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu and enjoy a delicious Nepalese dinner.
DAY 2 - Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trip Briefing
Today we will explore the cultural and historical highlights of Kathmandu. We will visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. These landmarks will give you a glimpse into Nepal's rich cultural and religious heritage. In the evening, we will have a trip briefing where we will go over the itinerary and answer any questions you may have.
DAY 3 - Drive from Kathmandu to Gonggar Khola (1,440m)
After breakfast, we will embark on a scenic drive to Gonggar Khola, a small village located at an altitude of 1,440 meters. Along the way, we will pass through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. We will stay overnight in a guesthouse in Gonggar Khola, where we will enjoy a hearty dinner and rest for the night.
DAY 4 - Trek from Gonggar Khola to Simigaon (2,000m)
We will start our trek today by following the trail that meanders through beautiful rhododendron forests and along the Bhotekoshi River. We will stop for lunch in a picturesque village called Dovan and continue our trek to Simigaon, a Sherpa village located at an altitude of 2,000 meters. Here we will stay in a teahouse and enjoy a warm dinner..
DAY 5 - Trek from Simigaon to Dongkang (3,010m)
Today's trek takes us through stunning mountain landscapes and pastures dotted with yaks and sheep. We will cross the Tashi Lapsa river and ascend through forests of fir and rhododendron to reach the beautiful village of Dongkang at an altitude of 3,010 meters. We will stay overnight in a teahouse and enjoy a warm meal..
DAY 6 - Trek from Dongkang to Beding (3,693m)
Today's trek is quite challenging as we climb steeply up the valley to reach Beding, a beautiful village located at an altitude of 3,693 meters. Along the way, we will pass through the summer pastures of yak herders and take in stunning views of the surrounding peaks. In Beding, we will stay in a cozy teahouse and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 7 - Trek from Beding to Na Gaon (4,200m)
Today we will continue our ascent towards the Nangpa La Pass and reach Na Gaon, a small village located at an altitude of 4,200 meters. Along the way, we will pass through pristine forests and glacial valleys, taking in stunning views of the towering peaks that surround us. We will stay in a teahouse in Na Gaon and rest for the night.
DAY 8 - Acclimatization at Na (Rest Day)
Today we will take a rest day to acclimatize to the high altitude. We can explore the village, visit the local monastery, or hike up to a nearby viewpoint for stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. We will have dinner and spend the night in our teahouse in Na.
DAY 9 - Trek from Na to Chugima (4,920m)
oday's trek takes us to Chugima, a small village located at an altitude of 4,920 meters. The trail will take us through high-altitude landscapes and past pristine glacial lakes. We will cross the Tso Rolpa Lake, which is a stunning turquoise blue color, and reach Chugima, where we will stay in a teahouse and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 10 - Trek from Chugima to Jaboo Glacier
Today we will trek to the Jaboo Glacier, where we will witness the awe-inspiring beauty of this natural wonder. The trail will take us through rocky terrain and past rugged mountains, and we will take in the stunning views of the surrounding peaks. We will stay in a tented campsite near the Jaboo Glacier and enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars.
DAY 11 - Trek from Jaboo Glacier to Tashi Phuk (5,110m) crossing Tashi Lapcha (5,755m)
Today's trek is the most challenging part of our journey as we cross the high-altitude Tashi Lapcha Pass at an altitude of 5,755 meters. The trail will take us through rocky terrain, and we will need to use ropes and crampons to cross the glacier safely. However, the stunning views from the top of the pass will make it all worthwhile. We will then descend to Tashi Phuk, a small village located at an altitude of 5,110 meters, where we will stay in a teahouse and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 12 - Trek from Tashi Phuk to Thengbo (4,230m)
Today we will descend to Thengbo, a small village located at an altitude of 4,230 meters. Along the way, we will pass through rocky terrain and take in stunning views of the surrounding peaks. We will stay in a teahouse in Thengbo and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 13 - Trek from Thengba to Thame (3,800m)
Today's trek takes us to the picturesque village of Thame, located at an altitude of 3,800 meters. We will pass through beautiful landscapes and forests of rhododendron and juniper trees. Thame is a historic village and is known for its beautiful monastery and stunning views of the surrounding peaks. We will stay in a teahouse in Thame and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 14 - Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,750m)
Today we will descend to Namche Bazaar, a bustling town located at an altitude of 3,750 meters. Along the way, we will pass through beautiful forests and traditional villages. Namche Bazaar is a popular stopover for trekkers and is known for its colorful markets and stunning views of Mount Everest. We will stay in a teahouse in Namche Bazaar and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 15 - Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m)
Today we will descend to Lukla, where we will catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Along the way, we will pass through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages. In Lukla, we will say goodbye to our porters and trekking staff and catch our flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer to our hotel and enjoy a warm dinner.
DAY 16 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
Today we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel. We will have some time to rest and freshen up before exploring the city or doing some last-minute souvenir shopping. In the evening, we will enjoy a farewell dinner together and reflect on our incredible journey.
DAY 17 - Transfer to International Airport for final departure
Today marks the end of our journey together. After breakfast, we will transfer to the international airport for our final departure. We hope you have had a fantastic time and look forward to seeing you again soon for another adventure in the Himalayas.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis
AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
Permits : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including MCAP and special permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee
STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
MAP: Trekking map of the trek
MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation Kathmandu
MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.
DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
Guide : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
What's Not Included
NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
EXTRA PORTER : $35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
Yes, depending on your trek's region, you'll need permits like the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card and regional conservation or national park permits. Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork and permits for you.
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Yes, Kathmandu offers several rental shops where you can rent or buy trekking gear. If you're missing something, it's likely you'll find it here. However, for personal comfort, we recommend bringing specialized items like hiking boots from home.
Accommodation varies depending on the trek's route. In popular trails like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, you'll find well-maintained teahouses offering basic amenities. However, in remote areas, the facilities might be more basic. Camping may also be part of certain trekking routes.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.