Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek

Key Information:

Price:950 Euro
Duration:10 Days
Group Size:1 - 10 People
Attractions:Sherpa and Tamang
Departure City:Kathmandu
Meals:All meal during the trek
Accomodation:Tea House and Guest House
Maximum Altitude:4,540 meters
Arrival City:Kathmandu
Difficulty:Moderate to Strenous

About Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek:

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is one of the least visited trekking routes located in the Rolwaling region, which takes you to the largest glacial lake in Nepal, Tsho Rolpa. Although a neighbour to the most famous trekking destinations, the Everest region, Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek remains remote and serene in all its glory. Apart from the pristine lake Tsho Rolpa itself, the trek features a continuous panorama of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) adding beauty to the trek. The remote trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek may be challenging, but it is full of amazing facets of nature to make it a trip worth heading for.

The Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek begins from Dolakha, near Charikot, an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail moves along the Tama Koshi River for the most part of the trek and also follows the Rolwaling River on the upper regions. Throughout the trek, you will have a spectacular vista of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) as you walk through the small settlements of Rolwaling valley. The highlight of this trek, Tsho Rolpa Lake, is located between small hills and the surrounding mountains that make the view appear surreal. Also, the tranquil environment around the lake makes the trek worth it. Since the route takes you to the Tibetan border side, a huge influence of Buddhism can be seen in the area. However, we can see the culture and lifestyle of Brahmin, Chhetri, and Sherpa people. The trek allows the trekkers to experience the Sherpa culture of Rolwaling valley as it reaches the villages like Chhetchhet and Beding. The trail is mostly waterfalls, rivers, Mani walls, rice fields, and meadows working together to make the trek a memorable journey.

Tour and Trekking in Nepal for the last 15 years, has been organizing various tours and treks in different parts of Nepal. Our team has crafted the itinerary in such a way that you do not miss any aspect of Nepal: cultural or natural. Our guides are very friendly and are usually from the local region, but also fluent in English to help you make the most out of your trip. We accommodate you in the best lodges available and provide you with a private land cruiser for off-road drives. So, remember us for a journey in the Himalayas.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Tour and Trekking Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at the Tour and Trekking Nepal office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola (1,350 m)/9-10 hours:

The first day of this Trek will be a bus Ride up to the Gongar Khola. The driving route is pretty simple which goes all the way from Ratna Park – Koteshwor – Bhaktapur – Dhulikhel – Dolalghat – Khadichaur – Mude – Charikot (Headquater) – Dolkha Bhimsen – Singati – Bhorley Jharna – Jagat – Gongar Khola. Overnight at Gongar Khola. Distance: 195km Vehicle Ride up to Gongar Khola.
Highlights of the day: Bhorley Jharna, Gongar Khola, Upper Tamakoshi River, Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower, Upper Tamakoshi Tunnel, Waterfall Near to the Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, Chet Chet Suspension Bridge. Overnight stay in Gongar Khola. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04: Gongar Khola to Simigaon 2020m/3-4 hours Trek:

Ascend to the stone steps to encounter amazing waterfalls. Finish the steps and walk on a gentle flank through the fields until we reach Sherpa village of Chhetchhet. Cross a suspension bridge and ascend into the forest and through the fields. Continue passing the Chorten to reach Simigaon, where Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) rises over the valley. Explore the Buddhist Monastery and other areas in the evening. Overnight stay in Simigaon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05: Simigau (2019 m) To Dongang (2800 m) 6-7 hours Trek:

Leave the village from the Gompa of Simigaon, and descend to a slope and go around the edge by ascending to the vertical stone steps. Enter the forest and walk through the up and down trail to reach Rolwaling River. Then, climb uphill through the forest along with the view of Gaurishankar (7134m). Ascend uphill till the trail becomes flat and smooth to reach Daldung-La. Overnight stay in Dongang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06: Dongang (2800 m) to Beding Village (3690 m) to Naa Village (4183 m) 7-8 hours Trek:

Day 6 of this Trek is going to start from the very beginning of the Rolwaling Valley “Dongang”. The start of this day will be welcoming you with the natural pavement on the floor and the dense lush green forest covering you on the top with the mesmerizing sound of the same Rolwaling River. There are few uphill climbs but not only the uphill but you will be experiencing up and down until you reach the valley of the Beding. In between Dongang and Bedig, you can see very few tea shops which are open for daytime only, one of them is at Thanding Kharka. Once you reach the Beding you will see a lot of Yaks and Naks, the Sherpa Community and the Beauty of the Real Rolwaling. You can spend your overnight here in Bedding for better altitude acclimatization (Highly recommended). But if you have limited days and are only if comfortable with the altitude you can march toward the last Village before the Tsho Rolpa “Naa Village”. Overnight stay in Naa Village. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07: Naa Village (4183 m) to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4580 m) to Beding Village (3690 m) 6-7 hours Trek:

The most unforgettable and vital moment of the trek finally arrives on this day as we walk from Na Gaon to reach the well-known glacial Lake of Tsho Rolpa. Early morning, we leave Na Gaon and pass the bridge over the Rolwaling River. We ascend uphill to see several kinds of edelweiss growing in the meadows. Walk between two glaciers and enter the valley and then walk to Tsho Rolpa Lake. Walking on the moraines of Rolwaling Glacier, we arrive at the mesmerizing Tsho Rolpa Lake. Tsho Rolpa is the biggest glacial lake in Nepal. The amazing natural beauty, located at over 4500 meters of altitude, will amuse the explorer in you. The turquoise lake is surrounded by bare hills and snow-capped mountains, which when reflected on the surface of the lake make it a breathtaking sight. We will enjoy the calm moment, explore the lake, take amazing pictures, and treasure the moment spent around Tsho Rolpa Lake. After an unforgettable journey in the glacial lake of Tsho Rolpa, we retrace our route back following the same track to Na Gaon. After a short rest at Na Gaon, we start walking to Bedding following the trail of the Rolwaling River. Once you arrive at Beding, you shall rest at leisure and explore the village. Overnight stay in Bedding. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08: Beding Village to Gongar Khola Trek:

Day 8 begins with a downhill trek all the way from the Bedding village to Gongar Khola. The route is the same trail that you have climbed before already so you can calculate the amount of time and the speed that you require to reach your destination. The walk will be pretty easy for you since you just have to walk down the same route and the walk from Beding Village to Gongar Khola is your last day in the Rolwaling Valley. Overnight stay in Gongar Khola. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09: Drive Gongar Khola to Kathmandu:

After a good breakfast in Gongar Khola, we bid goodbye to the Rolwaling area as we drive towards Kathmandu. We drive along the countryside road enjoying the view of the surrounding hills, rivers, and villages. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10: Farewell Friend and Departure/Fly back Home:

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Tour and Trekking Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Service Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Langtang National park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

Service Excluded

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking
  • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and cart meal.
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Nepal entry visa fees

Note: The above-mentioned program itinerary is a sample. The period and cost of tour and trekking, volunteering and internship can be changed or extended as per travellers or volunteers' availability of duration.

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