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Tsho Rolpa Trek

Country

Nepal

Max. Altitude

4580 Meters.

Best Season

Mar to May - Sep to Dec

Group

Private

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Grade

Moderate

Accommodation

Lodge
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Overview

Tsho Rolpa Trek is one of the virgin trekking trails of Nepal which takes you to one of the largest and highest situated glacier Lake of Nepal; Tsho Rolpa Lake situated at an altitude of 4,580 meter. Tsho Rolpa trek lies in Rolwaling Region and comes under Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA). Gaurishankar Conservation Area lies between Langtang and Sagarmatha National Park. It is a medium trek which offers you great time around the Himalayas. You will witness breathtaking scenes of various peaks of Rolwaling Ranges. You will notice various varieties of topography and geography during the trek. Tsho Rolpa Trek is done by the trail along the Rolwaling river that takes you to the river source, Tsho Rolpa Lake passing various settlements and dense forest with occasional crossing of various wooden and suspension bridges. You will walk around the breathtaking rocky landscape of the Himalayas with various scenes of gigantic waterfalls, riverside and mountains. Wild side of the flowing glacial river can be noticed from the trails. Tsho Rolpa Lake is frozen throughout the winter from December to February.

 

Details for Tsho Rolpa Trek in Nepal


Tsho Rolpa Lake is a least visited destination of Nepal with a vast diversity of wildlife and nature. Tsho Rolpa Lake lies in Dolakha District which is in the north eastern part of Kathmandu. Sherpa is the main ethnic group who live along the trails of Tsho Rolpa Trek. Settlements are built along the riverside or below the Rolwaling ranges. The human settlements are not so dense and there is very limited number of teahouse and lodges with limited services and facilities which is the main reason of least trekkers around the area. Melungtse (7,181 m) is the highest peak and Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134 m) is the 2nd highest peak of Rolwaling ranges which are visible in different angles from the trail. The region is no kill zone for animals after crossing Kyalche, a settlement along the trail which means no animals are harmed and only veg. items are available from Kyalche.

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Day
1
Arrival and Transfer to the hotel.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast

After your flight landing, our office staff will be waiting for you at the airport arrival gate, he will pick up you from the airport. A vehicle according to your group size will be sent at the airport. The vehicle will drop you to the hotel and rooms will be assigned to you with a welcome drink. At the evening, welcome dinner will be provided in a typical Nepali Restaurant. You will meet our team at the dinner.

Day
2
Drive Kathmandu to Charikot, Dolakha. (Drive 7 hours).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early morning, you will have your breakfast and then get ready to drive Charikot. It is a 7 hours’ drive towards the north eastern part of Nepal. You will drive along the Araniko Highway passing Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel, Dolalghat and Khadichaur. You will have your lunch on the way. You will enjoy spectacular mountain views and sceneries through the window. After reaching Charikot, you will be assigned to the hotel and room keys will be given to you.

Day
3
Drive Charikot to Chet Chet. Trek Simi Gau. (Drive 2.5 hours/ Trek 2 hours).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will have your breakfast at the hotel and then from Charikot, a vehicle will drop you up to Chet Chet. You will pass through Bhorle fall, one of the magnificent fall just after crossing Singati. This waterfall will blow your mind away. Chet Chet is the starting point of the trek. There is a waterfall in Chet Chet also which is stunning to see. From Chet Chet, you will hike towards Simi Gau. It will take around 2 hours to reach Simi Gau from Chet Chet. You will cross a long suspension bridge and then ascend numerous stone steps to reach Simi Gau. Simi Gau is at an elevation of 2,000 meter from sea level. After reaching Simi Gau, rooms will be assigned to you and rest of the time is to explore the village and enjoy the sceneries.

Day
4
Trek Simi Gau to Dongang (Trek 5 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day, we will start our trek from Simi Gau to Dongang. It is just 5 hours of walk in a normal pace. The trail passes through dense forest along the Rolwaling River. Most parts of the trail are stone step which you have to ascend and descend a lot of time. You will cross various wooden and suspension bridges witnessing beautiful small and long waterfalls. You will pass Surmuche and Kyalche while trekking to Dongang where there is only one hotel in each place. Dongang is a very nice place with 2 hotels just at the bank of Rolwaling River. It is at an elevation of 2,790 m. One can enjoy beautiful sound of the river flowing in its own pace. Rooms will be assigned after reaching Dongang and remaining part of the day is free to explore and enjoy around the place. Guesthouse(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Day
5
Trek Dongang to Beding (Trek 4 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You can enjoy beautiful sound of Rolwaling River with the warm sun in the morning. It is a beautiful village inside a dense forest. After breakfast, we will take some rest and then begin our journey of the day. Beding is the largest and beautiful village of Rolwaling valley offering appealing views of mountain peaks. Scenic Rolwaling River flows along the village in its own pace. It is a 5 hour trek up to Beding. Walking for half an hour, you will get out from the dense forest and walk along the Rolwaling River’s trail. You will witness the calm and wild side of the Rolwaling River. You will cross a suspension bridge and reach Thandding. Beding is around 2 hours from Thandding by an easy trail. The trails are not so steep therefore walk in a normal pace. After reaching Beding, rooms will be assigned. You can explore around the village and enjoy the environment of the Himalayas from Beding.

Day
6
Trek Beding to Naa Gau (Trek 3 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Wake up with the beautiful mountain views and warm sun. Today’s trek is short so you have a lot of time to hike around the monasteries and Gumba of Beding. After exploration, we will head towards Naa Gau. It is about 3 hours trek to Naa Gau. You will walk through the easy trails passing various small chortens and waterfalls. Beautiful view of the mountains can be seen throughout the journey. After reaching Naa Gau, rooms will be assigned. You can walk around the village and interact with the locals in the remaining part of the day.

Day
7
Hike around Tsho Rolpa, Trek back Beding. (Trek 6 hrs.).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the day you will reach your final destination, Tsho Rolpa Lake. Early morning, you will hike up to Tsho Rolpa Lake. It is about 2 and half hour walk from Naa Gau to Tsho Rolpa. Only 1/3rd part of the route is steep so it won’t be difficult to reach Tsho Rolpa Lake. You will witness gigantic mountain peaks and mind blowing sceneries throughout the trail. Ascending a small rocky hill, you will finally reach Tsho Rolpa Lake which is located in the lap of the Himalayas. Mt. Chobutse, Mt. Pachermo and other Rolwaling Ranges dazzle around the lake reflecting their stunning and magnificent view which adds more beauty to the Lake surrounding. Capture photos and explore around the Lake. Then, you will retrace the way up to Naa Gau where you will have our lunch. After lunch, you will take rest for some time and then return back to Beding.

Day
8
Trek back to Dongang (Trek 4 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Beding, you will retrace the trail and again walk along the Rolwaling River to reach Surmuche. Then, you will descend, cross the same suspension bridge and enter the dense forest. After walking for half an hour, you will reach Dongang. We will stay our overnight at Dongang.

Day
9
Trek back to Simi Gau (Trek 4 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day, you will return back to Simi Gau retracing the same trails. You will walk through the dense forest witnessing various waterfalls and sceneries. You will descend from the altitude so walking will be easier. Reaching Simi Gau, rooms will be assigned and rest of the day is free to explore.

Day
10
Trek Chet Chet, Back to Charikot, Dolakha (Trek 1 hr. /Drive 3 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will hike down from Simi Gau to Chet Chet where a vehicle will be waiting to drop you at Charikot. It will take around 1 and half hour to reach Chet Chet from Simi Gau. Reaching Chet Chet, you will drive Charikot from there. You will have your lunch on the way. The vehicle will drop you to the hotel. You will check in and rooms will be assigned to the hotel.

Day
11
Drive back Kathmandu from Charikot. (Drive 7 hrs.)
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

You will drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning via Araniko Highway. You will be transferred to the hotel at Kathmandu. You will have city sightseeing depending on your arrival time. Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in the evening. Reviews and feedback of the trek are highly appreciated.

Day
12
Transfer to Airport for final departure.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast

Free for packing and shopping until transfer for final departure. A vehicle will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure. (A day can be added to the package to hike up to Dudhkunda of Dolakha from Tsho Rolpa Lake. It means milky lake in Nepali. It is one of the attractive creation of nature and is just 3 hours hike from Tsho Rolpa Lake.)

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Inclusions

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 9 nights guesthouse accommodation during Thso Rolpa trek on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • All necessary ground transportation by private vehicle / Tourist bus.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Gaurishankar Conservation area entrance fees.
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Sleeping bag and Duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
Excludes
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the
  • scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
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