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Tsho Rolpa Lake trek is a beautiful trek in Nepal that takes trekkers to trek around the high range of Rolwaling valley located in the East-Central part of Nepal.
The major attraction of this trek is the Tsho Rolpa Lake. This lake is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal. Behind the lake, you will get to see the beautiful scenery of the mountain.
The trek is near the Tibetan border, and you will get to know the traditional culture of the Tibetan. You will have the opportunity to visit the Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages.
Also, you can learn about their lifestyle, culture, and traditions. There is also a legendary tales of the abominable snowman, known as the “Yeti” in the district.
We will start our trek from Shingati.
On the way, we will be seeing some rice and mustard fields and passing through Sun Koshi river. We will be exploring the Na village and the old monastery. We will head towards to visit the Tsho Rolpa Lake and get to admire the view of the lake.
There is a Great monastery called Bigu Gompa along the trek. There are more than hundred nuns there.
Besides going through alpine forests and rocky terrains, there will be a beautiful blue spot of ice-cold water sparkles like a charm in the middle of the scenic snowy mountains.
During Tsho Rolpa lake trek you hardly meet some other trekkers on the way. Its because of this trekking area is not as famous as other popular trekking in high altitude lakes such as Gosaikunda trek, Gokyo lake trek, etc.
For those who are looking for a less crowded area to enjoy the real beauty of Nepal from the remote villages, this trek is the best option.
The best time to do Tsho Rolpa trek will be in Autumn and Spring. Full of colorful rhododendron flowers will be growing in the forest. Enjoy nature as you trek up.
Day 1, Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2, Preparation for trek,meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - Hotel
Day 3, Drive from Kathmandu to Chhetchhet, (2020m) 4 hrs drive
Day 4, Trek to Dongang (2791m) 5 to 6 hrs
Day 5, Trek to Beding (3690m) 5 hrs
Day 6, Trek to Na (4180m) 4 hrs
Day 7, Acclimatization Day Explor Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m) 6 hrs
Day 8, Trek to Dongang (2791m) 6 hrs
Day 9, Trek to Chhet Chhet 1377m 6-7 hours
Day 10, Departure
Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Apex Himalaya Treks (AHT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with Apex Himalaya Treks display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotelnearby Thamel as per your requirement. Thamel has great food from all over the world, fabulous shopping and Durbar square with its several temples and markets are nearby Thamel. Overnight at hotel. Includes: Accommodation,Transportation
Preparation for trek,meeting with guide and full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath & Pasupatinath - HotelAfter breakfast, your day will start for sightseeing of three Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with your professional tour guide. Our first destination for sightseeing will be at Buddhanath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World).Stupa of Bouddhanath epitomizes Buddhism. In this Area, you will visit a Buddhist Monastery and stop for a lunch. If the weather is clear you will get glimpses of the mountain ranges close to Kathmandu, particularly Mt Ganesh Himal from the restaurant location. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath, one of the holiest temple for Hindu religion people. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally, this old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. It normally takes 5 hours tour to visit all these 3 monuments within Kathmandu city. - Entrance fee for these UNESCO site should be paid in Nepali currency. We suggest you to carry some Nepali money while sightseeing. - Please cover your shoulders and while sightseeing - To show gratitude and respect, use both of your hands rather than one when giving or receiving something, even money. It seen as a gesture of respect. - Remove your shoes when entering a home, temple or monastery (and leather items in Hindu temples) - Remember not to point with a single finger but use a flat extended hand especially to indicate a sacred object or place. Meeting time at 3pm in your hotel with our office representative and he/she will help you to meet with your trekking guide. Your trekking guide will help you for shopping and collecting remaining equipment for the trek. Includes: Breakfast, Transportation ,Accommodation
Drive from Kathmandu to Chhetchhet, (2020m) 4 hrs driveAfter a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, we will drive towards our starting point of the trek Chhetchhet, Simigaon. From Kathmandu, we take the Araniko Highway for about 75 kilometers before reaching Khadichaur. Khadichaur is the divergent point from where we cross the bridge over the Bhotekoshi River headed for Dolakha. After 3 hours we get the first glimpse of the Tamakoshi river. We drove along the Tamakoshi River for another 2 hours to reach Chhetchhet. We start our trek from Chhetchhet and walk for another 3 hours to reach Simigaon. Overnight at Simigaon. Includes: Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Dongang (2791m) 5 to 6 hrsThe first stretch of the trek from Simigaon begins with a descent along the slope. We walk along the edge of a hill before stepping onto stone-paved stairs. Dense forests come across our trail which then navigates up and down. We cross the suspension bridge over the Rolwaling River and head further up. You will have your first glimpse of Gaurishankar Mountain during this stretch. You will make several steep ascents before finally reaching Dongang, your stopover for the night. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Beding (3690m) 5 hrsOur trek today takes us to the largest Sherpa village of Rolwaling Valley, Beding. The traverse first makes its way through dense pine forests. We reached Nyamare after a 3-hour trek for our lunch. This is a small hamlet with not more than 15 houses and is a popular stopover for trekkers. We continue with the journey making small ascents all along the way. We reach the Buddhist hub of Bedding before sunset. There is a prominent Buddhist at the entry gate of Beding village. You will spend your night here. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Na (4180m) 4 hrsToday’s traverse is distinct from the previous day as the elevation reaches beyond 4000 meters. The green lush forests now turn to barren semi-arid hills. We cross the Rolwaling River walking alongside. As you ascend higher, the Rolwaling Valley flattens with a widened river bank. You will pass through numerous pastureland and grassland during the traverse. After 6 hours we come across a huge Mani structure wrapped in Tibetan prayer flags all over. Right beside it is a huge rock wherein Bodhisattva is painted beautifully. After crossing these monuments, we reach Na village, our stopover for the night. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Acclimatization Day Explor Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540m) 6 hrsWe started our hike to Tso Rolpa from Na village early in the morning. The hike takes about 2 hours. The first stretch takes us over a suspension bridge over the Rolwaling River. It then ascends steeply over a dry trail carved into the hill face. The trail then takes its path in between two huge glaciers before revealing a big valley. Tsho Rolpa Lake sits quietly in this valley. On a clear day, you will gaze upon the lake to view the Rolwaling mountains being perfectly reflected upon. We explored the lake for a bit and started our descent. Na Village will be our stopover for the night. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Dongang (2791m) 6 hrsWe retrace our footsteps on the return journey. We follow back through the same villages on our ascent journey. After 6-7 hours of trek, we reach Dongang for a night stop. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Trek to Chhet Chhet 1377m 6-7 hoursAs you descend further, you will feel the environment changing. The dry and uninhabitable terrain now turns lively. There are green forests, streams, and birds welcoming you during the traverse. Several suspension bridges appear before you on this traverse. You stop at Chhet Chhet for the night ending your trekking journey. Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
DepartureOur team will ensure that you are transferred on time to the airport for your flights if you are departing Nepal. Includes: Breakfast,Transportation
Although we do our best to follow the schedule above; on such adventurous trip, itinerary is subject to change due to weather, route conditions, local politics, transport or and other factors beyond our control. Apex Himalaya Treks and Expedition guide/leader would decide the best alternatives considering the best concern of the whole group.
01. Three Meals normal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) without tea/coffee expect breakfast during the trek.
02. Fruits every evening after dinner as a desserts
– Airport pick and Drop
– Kathmandu to Chechet by Local Shearing Bus or By Private Jeep and required
– Chechet to Kathmandu tranfer by Local bus or by private jeep as required (ending point of trek)
04. Three night accommodation in Kathmandu in a decent hotel @ Truly Asia Boutique or similar with breakfast basis.
05. Accommodation during whole trek will be in clean tea-houses, twin-share rooms beds with normal foam mattress and pillows included but shared bathroom and toilet.
One government license holder English speaking Guide and his food, accommodations, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportations.
Porter in the ratio of 2 client:1 porter and their accommodation, transportations and salary(A porter will carry max load 20-25 kg). Water proof duffle will be provided for you to put your luggage from us.
Professional tour guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley07. Permits and official arrangement
07. Gaurishankar Conservation Area Entrance permit
Trekker’s information management system(TIMS) card fee.
Travel & Rescue arrangements.
All our government taxes, VAT and official expenses.
Water proof duffle bag of 80 liter for your trekking equipment (which meant to be carried by porters)
Gaiter for high passes or during winter (December to February)
Spikes for high passes or during winter (December to February)
- All the meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara except breakfast in hotel.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.,
- All beverages and bar bills.
- Local permit, donations personal equipment.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5545 meters).
- Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
- Entrance fee while doing sightseeing around Kathmandu
- Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Apex Himalaya control.
- Tips for guide and porter at the end of the trek
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