Nepal - The Hidden Glacier-Tsho Rolpa (11 days) Book Now

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Tsho Rolpa trek lies between Everest and Langtang areas. The route is nearby the Tibet border side where most of the people are Buddhist. The route is more interesting with the Tamakoshi river on the way. Few miles south to the Tibetan border, you can experience the hidden valley that's believed to be the place of legendary tales of a snowman – Yeti. You will enjoy the beauty of Tsho-Rolpa (the largest glacier lake in Nepal). Also, you will have a visit to a nunnery called Bigu Gompa. In this region, several festivals take place. The other attractions include – Ice Lake, scenic farmlands, mountain peaks, Sherpa people & their culture, historical towns and so on.

Included in the Cost

  • Private vehicle transportation from Kathmandu-Shingati & Manthali-Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis.
  • Gaurisankar Conservation Area Permit, TIMS & other necessary permits.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Government Tax charge
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

  • Day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu to Shingati(950 m) via Charikot(1660 m), Driving Duration: 10 hours

  • In the morning, you will travel from Kathmandu to Shingati through the Sunkosi and Bhote Kosi River with the scenic villages and spectacular mountain views en route. Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 2

    Shingati to Jagat (1440 m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • In the morning, we start our trial and after some time we cross the stream and approach steeper slopes. You will walk the narrow path on the cliff and arrive in Suri Dhoban. We then cross the suspension bridge to reach Manthali village and then follow the trail to reach Jagat village. Overnight at local lodge.

  • Day 3

    Jagat to Simigaon (2020 m), Hiking Duration: 5 hours

  • Continuing our trail, we reach Gongar village after crossing a small stream and then continue until we reach Chhetchhet – a Sherpa village. Afterward, we continue our trial crossing a suspension bridge and finally passing the chhorten until reaching Simigaon. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 4

    Simigaon to Gyalchen (3300 m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • Today is a big day for us since we will be ascending to 3976 m. We start our trekking early as we head to the other side of the village then we move through the forest area reaching the Rolwaling River. Then we begin our ascent through the dense forest. As we make our way up, we will get the glimpse of Gaurishankar mountain and finally finishing the steep ascent, the trail becomes leveled until reaching Gyalchen. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 5

    Gyalchen to Beding (3690 m), Hiking Duration: 4 hours

  • Today, we start walking through the forest until reaching Nyamare village. Afterward, we find Gompa at the entrance of the remotest and largest Sherpa village of Beding welcoming us. This is the largest settlement in Rolwaling valley with the majority of Sherpas. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 6

    Acclimatization Day

  • Today, you will have a rest day for acclimatization. You can explore the surrounding hills and villages, meet the peoples and experience their culture and traditions. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 7

    Beding to Na (4180 m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

  • We continue our trail as we start our climb on the bank of the Rolwaling River until reaching Kharka in Dhogre. Continuing our trail, we pass through a gigantic Mani stone draped with prayer flags and a large rock on which the image of Bodhisattva is pantedThen we pass the large rock on which the image of Bodhisattva is panted and will come to Na Gaon and will come to Na Gaon surrounded by stone walls. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 8

    Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4540 m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

  • Today is an important day as we make our way to the final destination of our journey. Crossing the wooden bridge to the left bank of Rolwaling River, we move to the prairie-like valley. Now the trail becomes a slightly steep ascent and can catch a glimpse of several kinds of edelweiss growing in this area. We then trek between the two glaciers and enter the ablation valley and finally see our destination, the Tsho Rolpa Lake. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 9

    Tsho Rolpa to Beding (3690 m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • From today, we will be making our way back to the Kathmandu. We will return back from glacial lake same way back down reaching the village of Na. After some rest, we will head towards the village of Beding. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 10

    Beding to Shakpa (2250 m) & onward to Manthali, Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • We make our descent through the forested area and with a short glimpse of Gaurisankar until reaching Shakpa. we continue our same route which we experienced on our trek to Tsho Rolpa. We trek passing many villages until reaching Manthali Village. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 11

    Manthali to Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 6/7 hours

  • Enjoy your morning breakfast as today we will drive back to Kathmandu passing through the scenic river valley and picturesque villages. Check-in at your hotel and have a good rest.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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