The Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18,882ft) trek is one of the most exciting and challenging high mountain routes with some very steep slopes where trekkers need some alpine experience in order to cross the pass. This trek combines Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region of Nepal. The local Sherpa people named this deep valley as ‘Rolwaling’ which means 'The Grave' due to its location deep down between the steep ice-giants of the Khumbu region. It is a remote and quiet trekking which is not often visited by trekkers due to its level of difficulty and remoteness. This trek offers wonderful views of Mt. Gaurishankar, Rolwaling Himal, Chobabhamre, Dorje Lakpa, Yalung Ri and Pharchamo Peak. Tashi Lapcha Pass is the centre point of this adventure trekking. Ramdung (5,925m/19,439ft) or Pharchamo (6,187m/20,300ft) Peak 'climbing' is a ‘bonus’ of this trip and need a peak climbing permit from NMA. The trip leads on to the Tashi Lapcha Pass, one of the famous Himalayan high passes in Nepal through Tsho Rolpa and enter the Khumbu valley at Thame. We have a rest day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the gateway of Mt. Everest and many other expeditions. The ancient monasteries, famous Sherpa villages and colourful festivals are the major highlights of this trekking. The isolated and lonely Rolwaling valley is believed to be the home of the infamous Yeti. The trek starts at Barabise and finishes at Lukla. We take a short scenic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
- Ramdung OR Pharchamo Peak climbing can be associated with this trek.
Season for Tashi Lapcha Pass Trekking:
The best times for Tashi Lapcha Pass trekking are from the beginning of April to mid May and from the beginning of September to mid November. The high passes are closed in winter till beginning of spring. The weather must be favourable in order to complete the Tashi Lapcha Pass trek.
High Altitude Warning:
Altitude sickness is a serious concern in the Tashi Lapcha Pass trekking that can affect even young and healthy people. The only medicine to high altitude sickness is to descend, descend and descend. Headache is the most common symptom and there are other signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) for different people but include fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, difficulty in walking and rattling breath. We are very much concerned of your safety and our guides are aware of such situations how they should be dealt with.
We have categorized Tashi Lapcha Pass trekking as hard trek and are suitable for passionate trekkers who have courage to walk at least 5-7 hours each day. You might even need to walk 7 to 8 hours or more on some days. However, if you have passions, good health with average physical fitness and self confidence, this trek can be completed successfully. If you have any previous rope climbing experience, that would be an asset. It is important that you consult with your doctor before making decision for this trek if you have any medical problems in the history. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs or any other serious disease should inform Trekking Encounters before booking the trek.
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Kathmandu City Tour
Activity: Cultural tour to the World Heritage Sites.
Major sites: Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu/Patan/Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple.
Duration: Full/Half day.
Frequency: Tour can be organized in any day and at your suitable time.
Cost: US$ 50 per person. Group discounts available.
Ground transfer: Included by a private vehicle as per group size (Car/Van/Bus).
Guide: English Speaking City Tour Guide included. Additional language Guides are also available on demand.
Meals: Not included.
Entrance fee: Applicable and not included. Ask more details
Mt. Everest Flight
Activity: Mount Everest sightseeing flight.
Duration: One hour.
Frequency: Everyday in the morning between 6am to 9am.
Cost: US$ 190 per person. Group discounts available.
Ground transfer: Included by a private vehicle. Two persons minimum needed.
Airport tax: Included.
Airline: Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines and Yeti Airlines. Ask more details
Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Activities: Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, experience of Tharu culture.
Accommodation: Resorts, Hotels and Lodges.
Transportation: Private Car included (Kathmandu/Pokhara-Kathmandu).
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 225 per person. Ask more details
Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park
Activities: Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, boat ride, jeep drive.
Accommodation: Jungle lodges.
Transportation: Not included.
Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 475 per person. Ask more details
Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Activities: Bird watching, boat ride and wildlife viewing on jeep drive.
Accommodation: Resorts, Tented camps.
Transportation: Not included.
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 480 per person. Ask more details
Rafting in Nepal
Trishuli River: 2/3 Class –1 Day – 17 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 30 per person.
Seti River: 3 Class – 2 Days – 32 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 80 per person.
KaliGandaki River: 4 Class – 3 Days – 56 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 140 per person.
BhoteKoshi River: 4/5 Class – 2 Days – 18 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 85 per person.
- Cost includes: Top quality Rafting equipment, Highly trained Crew, Well organized camping, Hygienic food.
- Transportation: Bus transportation included and depends. Ask more details
Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
We can check and deliver information and cost as per your interest received for Bungy Jumping, Canyoning, Paragliding and Ultralight Flight. Bungy and Canyoning can also be customized together. Ask more details
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