TSHO-ROLPA LAKE TREKKING

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destination Rolpa
duration 20 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Rolpa
max altitude 4500m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 7-8 hrs
accommodation camping
season Autumn/Spring

TSHO-ROLPA LAKE TREKKING

This is a great opportunity to visit a pristine natural wonderland, get away from the crowds, and venture to an isolated region of Nepal. Tsho Rolpa Lake (4580m) is in the Rolwaling Valley located between two massive mountain ranges - Langtang and Everest and near the Tibetan border. It is claimed to be the biggest glacier lake in Nepal.

Tsho Rolpa lake trek has an average depth of 55 meters and has fewer visitors thus ensuring solitude and a time to reflect on the majestic snow-clad peaks of Gaurishankar (7134m), Lang Tang Ri (7205m) and the panoramic views of the Everest ranges. Tsho Rolpa Lake, with its pristine turquoise water, is the feature of this great adventure.

The Tsho Rolpa Lake has so many memorable features, such as exquisite in-your-face views of massive peaks, incredible landscapes, and enhancing spiritual wellbeing as you witness the peaceful and tranquil Tibetan Buddhists as they go about their daily routine.  
 
Nearer the Tibetan border, there are predominantly Tibetan Buddhists. However other castes, such as Brahmin and Chhetri peacefully coexist.  Throughout the Rolwaling Valley, you will be exposed to the peace-loving Sherpas and their rich spiritual culture. The trail takes you through numerous villages, for example, Chetchet, Bedding, and Na.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking has been organizing tours for more than forty years and has an unblemished reputation. This trek can be tailored to suit your needs.

Highlights of Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek

  • Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions.
  • Explore Tsho Rolpa Lake and surrounding incredible scenery.
  • Close-up views of massive snow-covered peaks 7000m plus.
  • A diverse range of birdlife and other animals.
  • Explore the Sherpa Village and witness their survival and peaceful nature.
  • Traveling along the Araniko Highway.
  • Trek through the vast and remote Rolwaling Valley in the Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA).

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff and transported to your hotel, followed by a short briefing concerning your trek. In the evening we will provide a welcome dinner.
This morning we head off on a nine-hour jeep ride to the quaint village of Jagat situated in the Dolakha district We will stay here in a hotel for the night.
Today we head off on a five to six-hour trek and firstly go to Chetchet Village where we will stop for a lunch break. After lunch, we follow the trail crossing a suspension bridge over the Tamakoshi River and then have a steep climb to Simigaon Village where you have views of the cultivated terraced fields. Tonight we will stay at a tea house.
Today the trail leads us into Rolwaling Valley passing through stunning rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trail then ascends to Kyalche Village (3300m) following alongside the Tamakoshi River. We finally arrive at Dongang Village after around six hours, where we will stay overnight in a guest house.
Today we head further up the valley where there is a notable change as we head into tropical vegetation. As we head higher the views become more spectacular. From Beding we may have some fantastic views of Mt. Melungtse I (7181m), the highest mountain of the Rolwaling Himal. Beding is a small village that is frequented by climbers on their way to tiny settlement; well known Mt.Everest.
Today’s trek is about six to seven hours along the banks of the Rolwaling River until we get to Kharka in Dhogre (3963m) locality. From here we have some magical views of Mt. Gaurishankar (7134m). Continuing on we head to Na, a tiny village only inhabited during summer and happens to be the last village on this trail. We will stay in a guest house here overnight.
This is the big day when we acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. It is recommended by health professionals that you should stay active during the day. We will then head to Tsho Rolpa Lake with plenty of time to explore the surrounding foreshore and take in the natural beauty of this turquoise blue lake. The surrounding hills are arid, whereas looking higher we can see snow-covered peaks reflecting off the lake’s surface. This is an excellent photo opportunity as the mountain superimposes itself on the lake. This is a very soothing and relaxing location where you can sit in awe of nature. We then head back to Na Gaon where we will stay the night.
The trail today ascends on the same route we took climbing to Tsho Rolpa Lake and should take about six hours before we reach Beding where we will stay overnight.
We have a five to six-hour trek ahead of us today following the same route we took climbing up to Tsho Rolpa Lake. We will descend through rhododendron and pine forests and then reach Dongang where we will stay the night.
A five-hour trek downhill today will bring us to Simigaon where we will stay the night. It is an easy trek but you will still have to exert some energy as you keep your balance.
Today is the final day on the trail as we head back to Chetchet Village situated on the river bank. From here our transport will be waiting to take us back to Kathmandu. We will stop for lunch along the way. On arrival at Kathmandu, we will take you back to your hotels.
Today you can do as you please! You may wish to put your feet up and relax or wander around Thamel to do some last-minute shopping. In the evening we will celebrate your trek and adventure into one of Nepal’s remote and beautiful regions with a farewell dinner and cultural show. After dinner, we will drop you back at your hotel.
Today Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport about 3 hours prior to departure. You will take with you some unforgettable memories of Nepal and on your flight home thinking about your next journey into the amazing Himalayas.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Three night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork (Tims and Permit)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat and Chetxhet to Kathmandu by Bus
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Tsho Rolpa trekking route map.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees($30 USD per person)

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may not find comfort and better quality teahouses -During the trek, We sleep in the very simple tea house/tent and our guides will pick the best Camping site with a nice view of the Himalaya.

Meals during the trek

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We do not have to use public transportation or local buses during the trek. Transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat and Chetxhet to Kathmandu by Bus

Physical fitness

Tsho-RolpaLake Trek is a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus!. We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,600
2 Pax USD 1,500
3 Pax USD 1,450
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,400
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,350
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,300
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,250
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