Tashi Labsta pass (5755m) Rolwaling to Everest traverse 20 days │ Great Himalaya Trail

  • Duration: 20 days

  • Trip level: adventurous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 5755 m

  • Accommodation: camping/ teahouse

  • Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

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Tashi Labsta

This adventurous trek is not for the fainthearted. Tashi Labsta pass is a difficult climbing pass at high altitude. But the rewards are overwhelming. The remote Rolwaling Valley inhabited by the Sherpa, the glacier lake of Tsho Rolpa and the Tashi Labsta pass make the effort all worthwhile.

Your Tashi Labsta pass adventure starts with a day drive to Jagat though the foothills of the Himalaya. To Simigoan you will hike along the Tama Khosi river. From Simigoan you will have beautiful view of the Gaurishankar mountain. After Simigoan the trek passes through a thick forest of rhododendron, oak and pine. Dongang is a small settlement in the middle of a forest with a few farm houses. Right after Donggang you will cross the Rolwaling Khola river. Then hiking and climbing through forest passing by small local farm settlements. Beding is the biggest village in the Rolwaling Valley set in a gorge along the river. The village houses, an ancient Gompa and a local school re supported by the Himalaya Trust of Edmund Hillary. Towards Na Goan you will start to feel the high altitude. The trek climbs into a wide glacial valley with far views into the valley. Here you can see the snowcapped peaks of Ramdung Go 5925m,  Chukyima go 6259m and Yalung Ri 5630m. At Na Goan an acclimatizing day which you can use for local exploration of the local village and surrounding area. After crossing the river you will pass by a few places from local cattle herders. Then a climb upon moraines towards Tsho Rolpa lake. The reward of the moraine walk is a beautiful campsite along the shore with views of the surrounding Himalaya peaks. From Tsho Rolpa you will climb upon the hard rocky Drolambu glacier. Along this trail you have the danger of rock falls. On the Drolambu Glacier you will camp on a flat part of the glacier in total remote wilderness. From the glacier the longest and toughest day of the trek starts early in the morning. The climbing Sherpa will fix ropes for you and the porter crew. The climb is not extremely technical or severely difficult, but the ropes are a precaution for your safety. You will slowly to the Tashi Labsta pass with crampons and an ice axe. After approximately 4 hours you will reach the pass. Off course the high Tashi Labsta pass is marked with Buddhist prayer flags. The panoramic views are stunning. From the pass you look into the Khumbu region, and downhill you can see a path leading into the valley towards the teahouse of Thyango Kharka. From Thyangbo Kharka it is a long descend down on a easy trail to Thame. In Thame you will notice you are accompanied by more tourist in the Everest region. In Namche Bazaar it is, compared to the past weeks, hectic and busy. But also nice to take a rest and relax in this Sherpa capital. In Lukla your adventurous Tashi Labsta pass trek ends and you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 01                  Arrival Kathmandu; pick up international airport and drop off hotel
Day 02                  Free day at leisure in Kathmandu; preparations trek
Day 03                  Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (960m – 8 hrs.)
Day 04                  Trek to Simigoan (1990m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Dokhang (2791m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Beding (3740m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Na Goan (4180m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08                  Resting day at Na Goan for acclimatization
Day 09                  Trek to Kabug at Tsho Rolpa Lake(4561m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Trakarding glacier camp (4735m – 5 hrs.)
Day 11                  Trek to Drolambu glacier camp (5400m – 5 hrs.)
Day 12                  Climb over Tashi Labsta pass (5755m) to Tashi Phuk camp (5110m – 8 hrs.)
Day 13                  Trek to Thyangbo Kharka (4230m – 4 hrs.)
Day 14                  Trek to Thame (4200m – 5 hrs.)
Day 15                  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m – 5 hrs.)
Day 16                  Free day at leisure
Day 17                  Trek to Lukla (2800 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 18                  Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (flight 0,5 hr.)
Day 19                  Free day at leisure in Kathmandu
Day 20                  Pick up hotel and drop off international airport Kathmandu

During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of the local transfers.

Please inquire about the price.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up at Kathmandu International Airport and drop off 3* Hotel in Thamel
-Drive Kathmandu to Jagat by jeep; flight Lukla to Kathmandu to and transfer from Kathmandu domestic airport to hotel
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return transport Kathmandu to start and end trek
-4 nights in 3* Hotel, including breakfast, in Thamel in Kathmandu
-Licensed and certified climbing guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Porter service for carrying luggage, tent equipment and cooking equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Cooking staff service during trek
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Climbing gear
-Three meals a day during trek: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tea/coffee/ hot water
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain/climbing guide, porters and cooking staff
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, Gaurishankar Concervation Area Project permit (GCAP), Restricted Area Trekking Permit for Tashi Labsta La/Rolwaling region , TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
-All other beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, porters and cooking staff