Off the Beaten
Rolwaling Tashi Laptcha Pass Trek

Rolwaling Tashi Laptcha Pass Trek

Traverse four high passes in Rolwaling & Khumbu Valley

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 12
  • Duration:28 days
  • Max Altitude:5,755m/18,882ft
  • Accommodation:Camping/Teahouse
  • Activity:Trekking in Nepal
  • Meal:Meals Included
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Strenuous
All inclusive cost $ 4,200.00
Based on 2 Review(s)

Trip Overview


  • Four high mountainous passes over 5000m 
  • Trek Rolwaling and Khumbu region in a single trip
  • Thrilling adventure in the Himalaya
  • Fully Guided trek with Sherpa support

Rolwaling Tashi Laptcha Pass Trek is a classic Himalayan holiday that ventures through the less-trodden route of Rolwaling into the famous Everest region via Tashi Laptcha Pass.

Our 17 days Rolwaling Tashi Laptcha Pass Trek begins from the Rolwaling region as we trek to Beding and Naa following the Tamakoshi River. After a week of trekking allowing proper acclimatization,  we arrive at Naa Gaon where we will spend two nights. Naa Goan is the last settlement of Rolwaling region. we cross over the Tashi Laptcha Pass (5,755m/18,882ft) which links the Rolwaling region with Khumbu region. Spend a day at Thame for rest and continue the Everest Three High Passes Trek route where you will complete Khumbu circuit by crossing three major high passes in Everest including Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La Passes. You will pass through Thame, Gokyo and Khumbu valleys. Ngozumpa Glacier adds charm to this trek. Ngozumpa is the longest glacial system in Nepal.

What Makes Rolwaling Tashi Laptcha Pass Trek different?

– This trip ventures through a less-trodden route and is a classic Himalayan holiday
– Traverse Tashi Laptcha Pass, one of the highest and most difficult high mountain pass in Nepal
– Visit Beding, Naa and Tso Rolpa Lake in the Rolwaling region

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street

    • Meal: None
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu and trek preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Today we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country. Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. Your early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some curious shopping. You will be given your trek departure orientation in the evening by your trek leader at hotel lobby.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 03 - Drive to Gongor Khola [1,440m/4,726ft]

    We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive to Dolakha. The route is scenic with views of GauriShankar and other Mountains and peaks. From Dolakha, we will continue to drive towards Charikot where we can get close observation into the life of locals. We will reach Gongar Khola in about 8hrs. Gongor River is the starting point for Four High Passes trek in Everest.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 04 - Trek to Simigaun [2,036m/6,682ft]

    We will prepare ourselves for trekking early in the morning. We will leave Gongar and follow the rugged path along the western edge of Tama Koshi River. After almost an hour of descend, we will pass through gorge to reach Chetchet that greets us with picturesque waterfall. We will descend to lower elevation where we can feel humid climate. We will cross Tama Koshi River and climb all the way to Simgaon village. We will set our camp near to the Gompa which is located about 20minutes above village.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 05 - Trek to Dhongang [2,800m/9,189ft]

    Leaving our camp in Simigaon, we will head northeast and take the moderate climb through the green forest of blooming rhododendron and other alpine flowers. The path is scenic with views that stretch from Tama Koshi Valley to Rolwaling Valley. We will follow the normal route and follow the escalating path to Sambur Danda and kyalche. Crossing the wooden bridge, we will reach Dhonkhang where we will set our camp in the clearing area in forest.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Beding [3,790m/12,437ft]

    After breakfast, we will leave our camp and walk to the Rolwaling River. Crossing the river, we will follow the path that takes us to the forest on the northern side. Taking slow climb, we will pass through the clearing area and arrive at the dispersed tea house in Nyimare. Moving further through farmland in Ramding, we will reach the Sherpa village of Beding which is located in a narrow gorge.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Na [4,200m/13,783ft]

    The path takes us into bit higher altitude on this day where we will experience cold climate. Leaving the Sherpa village of Beding, we will take long and slow walk along Rolwaling River for better acclimatization. We will be blessed with close-up views of surrounding mountains and peaks and awe-inspiring natural scenery. We will reach to our campsite in Na. This is a temporary settlement used by locals for cattle grazing. We can get stunning view of Chobutse Peak (6689m) that rises above Tsho Rolpa.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 08 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]

    It is strongly recommended that you take rest in Na before continuing the trek for acclimatization

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09 - Trek to Chukima

    There is no settlement after Na until we traverse the pass and enter Thame valley. We will cross the pass at Chukima and reach the famous glacier lake of Tsho Rolpa. Following the trail through moraine valley, we will we will reach to the area near sandy area that exists in between Tsho Rolpa Lake and Trakarding glacier where we will stay overnight in a camp.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10 - Trek to Tolomban (Zabuwa) [5,410m/17,753ft]

    From Chukima, we will head towards Tolomban on this day. This is a short yet tiring walk as we need to follow the escalating trail for most of the day. The journey continues through the eroded valley where there is no trace of habitat. Experience the sheer wilderness of being in a distant land on this day.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 7-8 hrs
  • Day 11 - Traverse Tashi Lapcha pass [5,755m/18,882ft] and trek to Tashi Phuk

    We need to start our trek quite early in the morning before sunrise. Walking through the glacier, we will pass through spur that allows easy access to upper section of glaciated region. We might need use of ropes to climb Tashi Lapcha Pass. After 4hrs of strenuous climbing, we will reach to the top of Tashi Lapcha which rewards us with views of awe-inspiring sceneries. The summit is marked with cairn and prayer flags. We will lower down to the other side and walk along glaciated pond to Tashi Phuk where we will stay overnight.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours: 8-9 hrs
  • Day 12 - Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft]

    Leaving our campsite, we will head east over snow slopes. The trail lowers down to Thame River and then to Thengpo. The path is scenic with views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks and mountains that rise high above Thame River. We will pass along dispersed temporary settlement to Thengpo. Moving along pasture field, we will follow the trail to Thame.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 13 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,320ft]

    After breakfast, we will leave Thame and walk towards Namche. It's a lunch stop walk from Thame to Namche.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 14 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river after our steep descent from Namche. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of trek with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.

    • Meal: (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 15 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from difficult trekking.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 16 - In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Free and easy day to spend, perhaps doing shopping or rest at hotel’s beautiful court-yard. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful completion of the ‘Everest the Hard Way.’ While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles
    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 17 - International departure

    Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: (B)
    • Accommodation: None

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Dates & Price

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.

If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B,L,D) on trek including hot water and tea.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • All required permits for trek
  • Accommodation at Tented Camping in Rolwaling and Teahouses in Everest Region
  • Internal flights (LUA-KTM)
  • Private transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • An English speaking local leader with full support crew 1:4 sherpa guide to client ratio
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu including guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with oxygen and satellite phone
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Staff insurances and allowances

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses and tips


Bill Dallas Dec 01, 2022

Highland Expeditions were excellent. We had a month-long trip through the remote Rolwaling valley and from the porters to the Sherpas they were excellent. Highest quality food, advice and service throughout. I doubt we could have found a better company in Nepal and would not hesitate to use them again.

Jemma Perkins Dec 01, 2022

We did a 3-week epic, challenging and at times, extreme, trek along the Rolwalling Valley, climbing Yolang Ri and crossing the Tashi Laptcha Pass. Highland Exp looked after us incredibly well providing for all our needs. We had an amazing team from every experienced guide, to the kitchen team and porters all of whom were both delightful and hard-working. We highly recommend Highland Expeditions for their professionalism, friendliness and ability to lead safely and knowledgeably over some challenging parts of Nepal.

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