Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

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Starts at: Shigati Ends at: Lukla
Trek Region: Rolwaling Transport: Flight
Duration: 16 Days Trip Grade: Strenuous
Max Altitude: 5682 m / 18641 ft Accommodation: Teahouse

The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass trek goes through the Gauri Shankar Conservation Area and the Sagarmatha National Park, linking the Rolwaling Valley with the Everest region.

This trek will visit the beautiful Tso Rolpa Lake (4183 m), summit the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5682 m), visit Namche Bazaar, and offers superb breathtaking views of Gauri Shankar and Everest, and many other mountains. The Tashi Lapcha Pass is perhaps the most difficult in this region, so a high level of fitness and stamina is required.

This is reportedly one of the possible routes that people from Kham in Tibet used during the mid-1800’s. These people subsequently settled in this area and the Everest region and are now known as Sherpa. Therefore, this trek also has historical and cultural significance. After crossing the pass and coming into the Everest region, there are glorious views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. And once reaching the bustling market town of Namche Bazaar there is an opportunity to interact with other trekking and climbing groups as well as the Sherpas.

But before that, aside from perhaps spotting a snow partridge or two, and coming across herds of yaks (or more specifically, naks) producing milk for cheese making, don’t forget to look out for the fabled Yeti. It was on the slopes of the Rolwaling Peak that Eric Shipton photographed Yeti footprints in 1951!

This trek certainly combines history and culture with stunning mountain views, and the satisfaction of crossing a high Himalayan pass.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Shigati (Drive)

Shigati – 950 m / 3116 ft – 9 hrs

Day 2: Shigati to Jagat

Jagat – 1050 m / 3444 ft – 6 hrs

Day 3: Jagat to Simi Gaun

Simi Gaun- 1900 m / 6233 ft – 5 hrs

Day 4: Simi Gaun to Gyalchen

Gyalchen – 3300 m / 10826 ft – 6 hrs

Day 5: Gyalchen to Beding

Beding – 3650 m / 11975 ft – 4 hrs

Day 6: Beding to Na Gaun

Na Gaun- 4100 m / 13451 ft – 4 hrs

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

Na Gaun- 4100 m / 13451 ft – 2 hrs

Day 8: Na Gaun to Tso Rolpa Lake

Tso Rolpa Lake – 4183 m / 13723 ft – 4 hrs

Day 9: Acclimatization Day

Tso Rolpa Lake – 4183 m / 13723 ft – 1 hr

Day 10: Tso Rolpa Lake to Tso Rolpa Phedi

Tso Rolpa Phedi – 5682 m / 18641 – 4 hrs

Day 11:Acclimatization Day

Tso Rolpa Phedi – 5682 m / 18641 – 2 hrs

Day 12: Tso Rolpa Phedi to Ngole via Tashi Lapcha Pass

Tashi Lapcha Pass – 5110 m / 16765 ft – 9 hrs

Day 13: Ngole to Thame

Thame – 3820 m / 12532 ft – 6 hrs

Day 14: Thame to Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar – 3438 m / 11279 ft – 6 hrs

Day 15: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Lukla- 2860 m / 9383 ft – 7 hrs

Day 16:Lukla to Kathmandu (Flight)

Kathmandu – 1380 m / 4527 ft – 30 min

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Plan Your Trip


  • 15 nights accommodation in tents
  • Guide for 16 days
  • Cook for 16 days
  • Required number of porters for 16 days
  • Kathmandu Shigati private jeep
  • Lukla Kathmandu flight
  • Restricted area permit
  • Gaurishankar conservation area permit
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permit
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • 16 x set breakfast, 15 x set lunch and 15 x set dinner while on trek.
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Map

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