"We cannot lower the mountain, therefore we must elevate ourselves" - Todd Skinner
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.
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Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).Our company representatives will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and drive you to your hotel. You will be introduced to other staff members and guides there. Your guide will brief you on the days of traveling ahead. Nothing else is planned so, you can either rest or explore around the city. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3,976m, 7/8 hours).The day begins early as we make our way towards Gonggar. Heading out of Kathmandu via the hilly town of Dhulikhel, the journey takes us to along the Sunkoshi river stream. After Charikot, we reach Gonggar crossing the town of Dolakha en route. After a brief rest, we pick up the trail heading towards Simigaon and start trekking along the Tama Koshi River. Overnight in Simigaon.
Day 3: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3,976m, 7/8 hours).Located at an altitude of 3,967m, Daldung La is the first of several mountain passes we come across on this journey. Heading out of Simigaon, the journey descends alongside the steep trail around a ridge. Next, vertical stone steps lead towards a dense rhododendron forest. The trail once again ascends steeply past the Rolwaling River. It is guided by the stunning views of Gaurishankar Himal (7,134m). The final stretch of the journey is an easy one heading through the flat land to Daldung La. Overnight in Daldung La.
Day 4: Trek from Daldung La to Beding 3690m (7/8 hours).Crossing the Himalayan pass adorned with stunning Himalayan views, the journey enters the lush green forests filled with rhododendron trees. With Gaurishankar Himal (7,134m) as our constant companion, we trek towards Nyamare village. After a brief rest, the trail once again winds through stunning landscapes and lush green forests headed for Beding. Beding is one of the largest hamlets of the region and hosts a gompa near its entrance. Overnight in Beding.
Day 5: Exploration Day.The first of our acclimatization days today, we stay back at Beding. We will explore the vibrant hamlet and also hiking to the surrounding areas. The most ideal of our excursions is the Menlung La Pass which takes us past the glacial moraines reaching the altitude of 5,616m. The summit boasts stunning views of the Rolwaling Himalayan Range including the twin peaks of Gaurishankar (7,134m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Melungtse II (7,203m) amongst others. Overnight in Beding.
Day 6: Trek from Beding to Na (4,180m, 4/5 hours).Ascending on the banks of Rolwaling River the journey takes us towards Dhogre as the hidden valley of Na gradually opens up ahead. The lush green valley takes us on a series of ascends and descends as we reach a series of Mani stones. Heading past the Buddhist shrine, the journey heads towards Na Gaon located right on the banks of Rolwaling River. Overnight in Na.
Day 7: Acclimatization day.Another acclimatization day, today we make our way towards Yalung glacier and then continuing on to Ramdung Go. Heading through the glacial moraines the journey ascends towards Yalung Glacier heading through the icy Himalayan trail. Past the glacier moraines of Ramdung, the journey takes us to the trekking peak of Ramdung Go (5,930m). Enjoying the stunning views of the Himalayan panorama alongside the tranquil Tsho Rolpa, the journey descends back towards Na Gaon. Overnight in Na Gaon.
Day 8: Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4,540m, 4/5 hours).Heading out of Na Gaon, the journey takes us across the wooden bridge of Rolwaling River and through a steep trail uphill. The journey heading across the glacial moraine of Rolwaling Glacier takes us on an ascending run towards Tsho Rolpa Lake. The glacial lake is one of the biggest and highest lakes in Nepal. Reflected on its icy shores are the stunning Himalayas of Rolwaling, Everest, and Langtang. Overnight in Tsho Rolpa Lake.
Day 9:Trek from Tsho Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier (4,800m, 7/8 hours).Continuing on the high altitude ascent, today, we make our way towards Trakarding Glacier. The journey today is quite strenuous. But, you will still have a good time as snowy Himalayan of Rolwaling Kang (6,664m), Takargo (6,671m), and Jabou Ri (6,166m) adorns the skyline. Trekking on the icy pathways, we make our way to Trakarding Glacier settling at the tented camp for the night.
Day 10:Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Labsta Phedi (6/7 hours).You will trek alongside the glacier and the journey takes you uphill towards Drolambau Glacier. Trekking on the glacial moraines, icy and slippery trail takes you to Tashi Labsta Phedi. While the steep trail is taxing, you will reach campsite enjoying the stunning Himalayan panorama. The rising altitude and depleting oxygen might also give you some difficulty in this trail. Overnight in Tashi Labsta Phedi.
Day 11:Trek from Tashi Labsta Phedi via Tashi Labsta Pass to Tashi Labsta Camp (5,200m, 6/7 hours).Today we reach the Tashi Labsta Camp via Tashi Labsta Pass (5,930m). The pass separates the Rolwaling region from the Khumbu region of the Everest. This trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park, the highest altitude national part of the world. Your trek gives you a view of the Rolwaling Himalayan Range and Everest Range along with the surrounding Trakarding and Drolambau glaciers. You will reach Tashi Labsta Camp with alpine vegetation all around. Overnight in Tashi Labsta Camp.
Day 12:Trek from Tashi Labsta Camp to Thyangbo (4,350m, 4/5hours).One of the easier and shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way heading towards the settlement of Thyangbo. Once you head out of Tashi camp the journey begins its descending run arriving at Ngole. From Ngole the trail follows a snowy pathway reaching Parchemuche Tsho. Enjoy the views of the glacial lake as you enter the Khumbu Region arriving at Thyangbo. It is a vibrant village adorned with the view of Kongde Ri Range, Pasang Lama Chuli (7,350m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m).
Day 13:Trek from Thyangbo to Thame (3,820m, 4/5 hours).You start trekking downhill to reach Thame. Entering the Sagarmatha national park, the trail spreads alongside the yak herder's settlement areas. The hilly trail is rough but descends gradually following the river downstream and entering the lush green forests. The powerhouse of Thame comes before the settlement itself as we reach the village to stay the night.
Day 14:Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 5/6 hours).The trail first heads towards Samde with the view of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Taboche (6,367m) and other peaks of the Khumbu region. You will trek through vibrant villages and monasteries adorned by Chortens and Mani stones on the way. Descending to Syangboche, the trail finds the banks of Bhote Koshi River heading to Namche Bazaar for the night.
Day 15:Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840m, 6/7 hours).Today is the final day of the trek. You make your way out of Namche heading towards Lukla for the night. The trek downhill is long and can be tiring. Heading down to Jorsalle, the trail exits the Sagarmatha National Park continuing on to the Monjo and Phakding. The final stretch of the trail goes alongside the lush green forests all the way to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.Today, we take an early flight from the Lukla airstrip, Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Enjoy the thrill of taking off from an airport on the edge of a mountain, one of the most thrilling airstrips of the nation. The forty-minute flight gives a lovely end to the journey, capping off with a stunning aerial view of the entire Khumbu Region. Back at Kathmandu, you head directly back to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17:Reserve day.The flight from Lukla can sometimes be delayed due to bad weather and in case of such an event, we have a day off in reserve. In case the flight was canceled the day before, you will be flying off from Lukla today. If you are already in Kathmandu then, feel free to explore around the city and do some souvenir shopping.
Day 18: Departure. Our company representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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