Rolwaling to Everest traverse over Tashi Labsta pass (5755m) 15 days
Great Himalay Trail traverse
Duration: 15 days
Trip level: adventurous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5755 m
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
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 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. Donggang 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 supported by 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 toughst day of the trek starts early morning. The climbing Sherpa will fix ropes for you and the porter crew. The climb is not 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 pass is full 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 Ngole. From Ngole 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 trek ends and you will fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (960m – 8 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Simigoan (1990m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Donggang (2715m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Beding (3650m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Na Goan (4180m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Resting day at Na Goan for acclimatization
Day 07 Trek to Chyagime at Tsho Rolpa Lake(4540m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Tarkading (4675m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Drolambu Glacier (5400m – 4 hrs.)
Day 10 Climb over Tashi Labsta pass (5755m) to Ngole (5110m – 8 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Thame (4200m – 5 hrs.)
Day 12 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m – 5 hrs.)
Day 13 Buffer day for acclimation during trek, or bad weather
Day 14 Trek to Lukla (2800 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 15 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (flight 0,5 hr.)
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We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
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.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Drive Kathmandu to Jagat by jeep; flight Lukla to Kathmandu to and transfer from Kathmandu domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return transport Kathmandu to start and end trek
-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
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tea and coffee.
-Basic room in teahouse/lodges from day 11 until day 15
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain 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
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-All 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 arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, porters and cooking staff