"Tsho Rolpa Lake, lying at an altitude of 4,580 meters is between the mountain range of Langtang and Everest which is considered as the biggest glacial lake in Nepal."
This wonderful trekking destination in the eastern-central region of Nepal which takes the trekkers to the mountainous range of Rolwaling valley of Nepal along with the Tibetan border. Tsho Rolpa lake trek is one of the least visited trekking routes provides the enchanting views of majestic mountains like Gaurisankar, Lang tang and Everest Himalayan ranges. However, the major attraction of this trek is itself the “Tsho Rolpa Lake”.
Despite being visited by the less number of trekkers, this region has got all the major facilities like accommodation, proper and safe trekking trails, tea houses and many more. Not only that mighty nature has blessed this region with some of the most amazing landscape, magnificent views, wilderness vegetations and the mountains that stand over 7,000 meters high. Trekking in this region will give you the life experience as there are many things still untouched and unexplored.
Since the route takes you to the Tibetan border side, a huge influence of Buddhism can be seen in this region. However, we can see the lifestyle of Brahmin, Chettri, Sherpa and many other mixed cultures. Ascending high through the trek allows the trekkers to experience and witness the ethnicity, hospitality, and traditions of Sherpa culture of Rolwalling valley as it reaches the village like Chetchet, Bedding, and Na.
Sherpa expedition and trekking have been organizing various treks and tours in different parts of Nepal so, our team has crafted the best itinerary in such a way that you do not miss any aspect of this trek in Nepal.
Highlights of Tsho Rolpa Lake Trekking
- Tibetan border side, a huge influence of Buddhism can be seen in this region.
- Explore the Tsho Rolpa Lake breathtaking scenery.
- Closed mountain views.
- The cultured animal on the trail with bird watching.
- Explore the Sherpa village and culture.
- Driving on Araniko High way.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m) at Tribhuvan international airport and transfer to hotel. O/N at hotel.
Our representative from Sherpa expedition and trekking will be there at the airport to welcome you and transfer to your desired hotel. Reaching upon your desired hotel relax and freshen up yourself after your long flight, you will be then invited to visit our office for a briefing about your trek program and a short meeting with your guide.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1,400 m), 9-10 hours.
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready to proceed towards our destination on a jeep. We will drive from Kathmandu to Jagat which is a beautiful village settlement in Dolakha districts of Nepal which will take you approximately 10 hours to reach there. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2,020 m), 5-6 hours.
Today after having the breakfast, we follow the straight and decent paths until chetchet which will be our lunch place for the day. After Chetchet we then cross the suspension bridge over the Tamakhosi River and ascending towards the Simigaon village via incline steep trail and the terraced farmlands. Overnight at a tea house.
Day 4: Trek from Simigaon to Dongang (2,800 m), 6 hours.
We now enter to the beautiful Rolwalling valley through gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forest. The path steadily ascends towards Kyalche (3,300 m) walking on a trekking trail enjoying the mesmerizing landscape and the gurgling of Tamakhosi. We then descend down back to the river campsite where there are two beautiful guesthouses which will be our place of overnight for today.
Day 5: Trek from Dongang to Beding (3,690 m), 6 hours.
We gradually climb the forested valley of tropical alpine vegetation, with exciting mountain scenery and amazing landscape. The trail is not that much difficult as we will be much stunned by the charismatic beauty of nature. Reaching up on the Bedding village, if we are lucky enough Melungtse I (7,181 m) will welcome us by the stunning glimpse of it, as it is the highest mountain of Rolwalling Himal. Beding is tiny settlement; well known to Everest summiteers, this Sherpa village have old historical Buddhist monastery located in the center of the village.
Day 6: Trek from Beding to Na gaon/Na village (4,180 m) 6-7 hours.
We start with a slow ascend on the right side of the Rolwaling river until we reach Kharka in Dhogre. We can see the Mount Gurisankar (7,134 m) looking differently because of a different angle. The last tiny alpine hamlet only inhabited during the summer months. The village is the last settlement of this trekking route. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day at Na village, Hike to Tso Rolpa lake (4,580 m) and explore the Highest glacial lake.
Finally, the most vital moment of the whole trek arrives on this day as we hike from Na gaon to reach our most anticipated destination Tsho Rolpa Lake. We then explore around the vicinity of the Lake and admire the beauty of Nature. The turquoise lake is surrounded by bare hills and snow capped mountains and peaks, which then reflects on the surface of the lake make it breathtaking sights. We will enjoy the calm moment, explore the vicinity of the lake taking the amazing pictures and treasure the moment spent around the Tsho Rolpa Lake. We will be then getting back to Na village for our Overnight stay.
Day 8: Trek from Na village to Beding, 6-7 hrs.
Now we will ascend the same way that we follow earlier as our destination for today is Beding village.
Day 9: Beding to Dongang, 5-6 hrs.
Today, it is an easy walk to get back to Dokhang following the same route you used while you went up. But the trail descends through the pine and rhododendron forests. It takes around five hours to get back to Dongang.
Day 10: Trek back to Simigaon, 5 hrs.
It is also the same route from Dokhang to Simigaun but mostly the trail is a bit steep down which will make you walk slow. After walking about five hours, you will get to Simigaun where you will have your overnight stay.
Day 11: Trek to Chetchet and drive back to Kathmandu.
Today is the last day for the Tsho Rolpa Trek and you will walk down to Chetchet that lies on the river bank where your vehicle will be waiting for you for your drive back to Kathmandu. The drive continues on the same road back to Kathmandu. You will have your lunch either at Charikot or Mude then again continue a drive. On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be dropped straight to a hotel.
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu
It's a free day for you to relax on your own. In the afternoon you can go to Thamel for shopping souvenirs as a memory of Nepal. And in the evening, you will be offered a farewell dinner in one of the Nepali cultural restaurants in Kathmandu with cultural shows from a different ethnic group in Nepal. After the dinner, you will be dropped back to the hotel.
Day 13: Final Departure
It’s the last day of your stay in Nepal. As per your flight time, you will be transferred to the International Airport in Kathmandu from where you will board a flight back to your country or to your next favored destination.
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.