Trek to Tsho Rolpa
7 Days 6 Nights
Kathmandu Charikot Tsho Rolpa
2 Min. Pax
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONTea House, Home stay
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
The biggest glacier lake of Nepal, Tsho Rolpa is situated in the Rolwaling valley of Dolakha District. In Sherpa language ``Tsho” means lake and ‘Rolpa’ as a Rolwaling valley and is located at an altitude of 4580m. The name Rolwaling means ‘the valley carved by the plough’ and the steep structure of cliffs do indeed give the impression of a plough carved furrow. It is believed that the lake has been growing constantly due to the melting of ice and as well as global warming in the Himalayas. The biggest Glacier Lake of Nepal, Tsho Rolpa is under the Conservation Project of “Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP).
Tsho Rolpa trek is one of the least visited trekking routes located in the Rolwaling region of the east-central part of Nepal. The trail of Tsho Rolpa is considered to be the finest and well-managed route in comparison to other trekking trails. The trek is near the Tibetan border which is why, this trek will let us experience the Tibetan culture and tradition and also will have an opportunity to visit Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages. Also, you can learn about their lifestyle, culture, and traditions. There is also a legendary tale of the abominable snowman, known as the “Yeti” in the district.
Apart from the mesmerizing Tsho Rolpa itself, the trek also features the panorama view of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). Even though the lake is fascinating, it still lacks popularity which is why you hardly meet other trekkers on the way to Tsho Rolpa.
Best time to travel Tsho Rolpa
The best time to go for a Tsho Rolpa trek is during the autumn and spring season since you will be seeing the forest that is full of colourful Rhododendrons.
Major attractions of Tsho Rolpa
Colourful Rhododendrons all over the forest
Majestic view of Mountain Gaurisankar
Birds like Danphe and Munal
Waterfall flowing from the high cliff to the running river Upper Tamakoshi
Tibetan culture and tradition
Historical place in Dolakha bazaar
Beautiful and scenic Beding and Naa valley
We'll arrive in Kathmandu and conduct some sightseeing, as well as some shopping if you need anything for the trip.
Early in the morning, we will take a bus ride from the old bus park and we will head to Chetchet through bumpy roads of Kharidhunga, Charikot, Singati and Gongar. And from Chetchet we will have to hike a couple of hours to reach Simi Gaon which is the final destination for that day.
After having an early morning breakfast, we will head out to Beding. It takes around 4-5 hours of walking to reach Beding valley. The trail is covered with dense forest and blooming Rhododendron flowers and beautiful vegetation which makes the trail colorful and vibrant.
Early in the morning we will have our breakfast and head towards the Tsho Rolpa Lake, from Beding it takes around a couple of hours to reach Naa village, and from there, 2 more hours to reach Tsho Rolpa lake. We will take time to enjoy the beautiful view of Glacier lake Tsho Rolpa and again return to Bedding.
Today we will trek down to Gongar Khola walking alongside the Tamakoshi River. It takes around 6 hours to reach our destination. 2 hours of walking to Dongang, 1 hour of walking to Kalche then Surmechu, and then finally Gongar Khola.
Drive back to Kathmandu from Gongar Khola which takes around 10 hours.
After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for final departure
- Drive fare
- First aid
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide if necessary
- Tips for guide and porters
- Laundry, phone calls, internet charges
- Personal trekking equipment
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Fees and entrance during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
It completely depends upon how much time you have, people with limited time mostly do 5 days trip but for those with more days then the trek can be extended according to your preferences.
We are so sorry to inform you that there is no airway facility in that region so we will have to take a drive to reach our destination.
The trek to Tsho Rolpa is moderate, neither that hard nor so easy. But for beginners, it might be quite difficult.
Natural spring water is available. You can either drink water by putting on a water purifying tablet or it is also possible to buy boiled filter water.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu.
Yes the electricity is available in the region but there might not be the availability of electricity once you start reaching the higher point, but there will be solar power which can be used to charge your devices paying a certain amount of fare.
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