- Glorious Lake Tsho Rolpa
- The closest mountain views
- On the way Sherpa Village Monastery with the cultured animal and bird watching on the trail
- Riverside and Waterfall Mt. Everest Climber Sherpa’s village
Tso-Rolpa Lake, situated in Rolwaling valley, is a humongous glacial lake at an altitude of 4580 meters between the Langtang range and the Everest range. Although it is extremely unlikely that you will meet one, Tsho-Rolpa Lake Trek in itself is an enthralling one as awe-inspiring views of the Everest range, Langtang range, and Mt. Gaurishankar is the other highlights of the tree beside the lake itself.
Yetis, live in the Rolwaling Valley which is one of the seven hidden valleys. The route is nearby the Nepal-Tibet border so you might as well get to explore the Tibetan culture. The Buddhist people inhibit the majority of the area. You pass through Brahmin, Chhetri, Sherpa and Tamang villages. In the medieval city of Kathmandu, which is only the beginning of your adventure, your apprtite will whet with sightseeing in some popular landmark.
Next up is a bumpy ride to Shingati as you pass through Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi rivers. On your way, you will be accompanied by peaks such as Rolwaling/Melungtse (7181m), and Gaurishankar (7134m). You follow your path along the Tamakoshi River where you pass through several picturesque and quaint villages into Rolwaling valley; the tales of the abominable snowman- the Yetis- haunt the imagination of the trekkers Then, finally reach the magnificent glacial Tso-Rolpa Lake.
More about Tsho-Rolpa Lake Trek
The lake is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal and has grown continuously over the last five decades because of glacial melting and threatens to burst through its unstable dam. In awe of the glacial lake surrounded by the magnificent Himalayas, the difficulties during the trek are instantly forgotten. One other highlight of Tsho-Rolpa Lake Trek is the Bigu Gompa. Bigu Gompa is a great nunnery institute which once sheltered over 300 nuns. It lies in the village of Bigu. Bigu is a village at the foot of the Rolwaling Himal which is a quaint village where one can explore the local village culture and excellent mountain views. It is considered a difficult journey, but the journey and the destination make an affordable cost of effort and difficulty. It is a better choice to trek in seasons other than the monsoon and the winter.
Tsho-Rolpa Lake Trek has much more to offer besides the quaint villages, mountains, and glaciers. Embarking on a journey to the lake is the only way to find it out. Our friendly and experienced team is ever-present for making your dream journey to the lake possible as well as memorable.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Feel free to get a taste of life in the Nepalese neighbourhood.
Sightseeing in the modern-cum-medieval valley of Kathmandu with a local guide. Explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the valley.
Bumpy ride to Shingati. Reach Dolakha through the Sunkoshi and Bhotekoshi rivers accompanied by quaint villages and the scenic mountains and landscapes. Thereafter ride to Shingati all the while being accompanied by the Rolwaling, Gaurishankar and Melungtse peaks.
Follow the path along the Tamakoshi River and cross it to reach a mountain alike trail with steeper slopes. Cross the narrow path to reach Suri Dhoban overlooking the Gaurishankar. Cross a suspension bridge and pass by Mani walls and Manthali village. Cross another bridge to reach Jagat.
Descend to the river shores, into the forested area and arrive in Gongar village crossing a small stream. Steep ascend along stone steps with picturesque waterfalls on the opposite bank. Reach the Sherpa village of Chetchet and cross a bridge and go downstream. Pass the Chorten to reach Simigaon.
Go to the other side of the village, and descend and go around the ridge. The trail goes through the forest area as you approach the Rolwaling River. Continue ascending accompanied by glimpses of Gaurishankar. After conquering the steep steps, the trail becomes level to reach Gyalche.
Follow the trail through the forest with ups and downs to reach Nyamare village. Continue to the village of Beding, the largest and the remotest Sherpa village in Rolwaling valley. Explore the Gompa at the entrance to the village.
Trek along the right bank of Rolwaling River to reach Kharka from where you can see a different Gaurishankar because of the different angle. Continue trekking as the valley becomes U-shaped. Then pass the gigantic Mani stone to reach Na Gaon.
Rest and explore the beautiful village of Na Gaon which lies at the base of a huge chain of mountains. You can explore the Buddhist village and the cultures as you attempt to acclimatize to the altitude. There are two interesting side trips around Na Gaon. One is to another alpine lake called Dudh Pokhari which translates to ‘Milky Lake’. The second is to the small monastery located before Na Gaon, northern to the trail.
Walk through the village and cross a wooden bridge on the left bank of Rolwaling River. Continue trekking in the prairie-like valley as the course becomes slightly steep. Several variants of Edelweiss grow in this area. Trek between two glaciers to finally enter the ablation valley with the ever-present and ever-mesmerizing Tso-Rolpa.
Explore the high glacial lake and its surrounding area which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and mountains. This includes awe-inspiring views of the Everest range, Langtang range, and Mt. Gaurisankar.
Retrace your trail back to Beding passing several small streams and of course the gigantic Mani stone. You can once again look back and see the beautiful and a different view of Mt. Gaurishankar as you pass Na Gaon to finally reach Beding.
Follow your trail on the left as you reach Daldung-la Pass.
The steep descent to reach Rolwaling River. Trek through the forest as you go up and down and go around the ridge before reaching Simigaon.
Retrace your trail back to Jagat as you pass through the Chorten and go downstream, cross a bridge and pass through Sherpa villages and picturesque waterfalls and landscapes.
Retrace your trail back to Shingati. Pass by Mani walls and follow the mountain-like steep trail to reach Shingati. Last day of trekking as the next morning you will have a bumpy ride back to the capital.
Retrace your vehicular trail through rivers, picturesque landscapes, and villages to finally reach Kathmandu.
Free day in the valley so that you can explore the valley even more or shop for souvenirs or you can simply rest in the hotel.
Departure after breakfast. See off at the airport.