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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

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Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, also known as the "Tashi Lapcha La Trek," is adventurous in Nepal's Rolwaling region. This challenging trek provides a one-of-a-kind high-altitude trekking experience, passing through icy peaks, deep valleys, and pristine alpine lakes. Each step demonstrates resilience and determination as the spirit of exploration merges with the wild wilderness. The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek goes beyond the ordinary and leaves an indelible mark on the soul of every brave trekker.

The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a one-of-a-kind adventure in Nepal that allows you to see the country's untouched natural beauty. The trek goes along the Tama Koshi River, going through lush tropical forests and cute villages in the lower hills where Brahmin and Chettri people live. The landscape changes as the trail goes up higher, becoming more like the Himalayas and the Sherpa communities. The Sherpa people's rich traditions and vibrant spirit provide a profound level of cultural immersion for the trek, making it an unforgettable adventure for adventurers.

The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a thrilling adventure that leads trekkers through rugged terrain and dense forests. The trek starts at the Tamakoshi River and progresses to Simigaon, where the trek becomes more difficult. As the trek progresses toward Namche Bazaar in the Everest region, it provides breathtaking views and encounters with the remarkable Sherpa culture. The trek is a symphony of breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable moments, infusing each step with the spirit of adventure and discovery. The trek highlights the beauty of the Rolwaling region.

Tsho Rolpa, a breathtaking glacier lake, is a natural wonder that captivates adventurers with its tranquil majesty and stunning beauty. In a snow-covered landscape, Tsho Rolpa Lake presents a scene that appears to have been plucked from a dream. The waters of the lake are so clear that they reflect the mountains that are all around it. The snow-capped peak rises above the lake, its rugged contours and jagged ridges creating an imposing silhouette against the azure sky. A clearly defined north-by-northwest ridge emerges from the crevassed glacier, adding drama to the breathtaking scenery. The mountain's uniform snow slopes and intricate network of crevasses captivate mountaineers, providing a tantalizing challenge to those brave enough to venture into its icy embrace. Tsho Rolpa personifies the spirit of adventure and the timeless allure of the Himalayas.

The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an unforgettable adventure that combines cultural immersion, natural wonders, and thrilling adventures. It leads trekkers through verdant forests, quaint villages, rugged terrain, and majestic mountains. The trek highlights the Himalayas' boundless wonders and the allure of adventure, with breathtaking scenery and adrenaline-pumping challenges. The pristine beauty of Glacier Lake Tsho Rolpa, as well as the formidable Tashi Laptsa Pass, demonstrate the Himalayan beauty. The Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek promises an unforgettable experience for everyone who embarks on this incredible trek.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek Highlights

Region

Rolwaling

Duration

18 Days

Starting Price

USD 4,000.00

Group Size

2-15 Pax

Activities

Trekking

Transportation

Overland and Flight

Accommodation

Hotel and Tented Camp

Meal Plan

Camping l Lodge

Trip Grade

Strenous

Max. Altitude

5,755m

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Trip Hours/Day

4-8 Hours

Competency

Physically Fit


Trip Itinerary

  • 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

    When you arrive at the airport, our company representative will greet you warmly and ensure a smooth transfer to the hotel. At the hotel, you will have the opportunity to meet our team. We plan to hold a pre-trek briefing in the evening, between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. This gathering is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the other members of your group before we all proceed to enjoy a delicious dinner. During the welcome dinner, you will be able to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and watch captivating cultural dance performances, immersing you in Nepal's rich cultural traditions.

    Transfer: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Welcome Dinner
  • 02

    Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu valley with City Tour Guide

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features Ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by Kathmandu's unique charm and spiritual ambiance.

    Sightseeing: 7-8 Hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meal: Breakfast
  • 03

    Drive from Kathmandu to Gonggar (1275m). Trek to Simigaon (2050m)

    After having breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive to Gonggar via Dolakha. The journey treats us to breathtaking views of the Sunkoshi and Bhote Khosi rivers along the way. Passing through charming towns like Dolakha, Pikhuti, Suri Dobhan, and Manthali, all nestled alongside the picturesque Tama Koshi River, we finally reach our destination, Gonggar.

    From Gonggar, our trek takes us through a Sherpa village and a mesmerizing rhododendron forest, leading us to the enchanting village of Simigaon. This part of the journey offers us the opportunity to witness the stunning panorama of Mount Gaurishankar (7134 m) – a sight to behold. Once in Simigaon, we will spend the night at a comfortable lodge, soaking in the tranquility of this remarkable place.

    Transfer: 183km 7-8 Hours | Walking Duration: 2-3 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +500 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 04

    Simigaon to Dongang (2,800m)

    Descend a steep trail and navigate around the edge by climbing vertical stone steps. As we walk through the captivating rhododendron forest, we follow the trail that leads to the Rolwaling River. From there, we begin our ascent, surrounded by the breathtaking view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) in the distance. We continue ascending through the forest until the trail flattens out and becomes smooth, guiding us to our destination, Dongang. This charming village will be our overnight stop, where we will stay in a cozy lodge and relax in the tranquil surroundings.

    Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +1,220 m | Altitude Loss: -430 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 05

    Dongang to Beding (3,730m)

    The trail meanders through a lush rhododendron forest, presenting us with both uphill ascents and downhill descents, until we arrive at the picturesque Nyamare village. Here, we are greeted by a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m), which adds to the beauty of the landscape. Continuing our journey, we make our way towards Beding, the largest Sherpa village in the Rolwaling region. As we approach the village, we are welcomed by the sight of a gompa, a Buddhist monastery, situated at its entry. Additionally, a sacred Gaurishankar Temple can be found slightly above the village, further enriching the spiritual ambiance of the area.

    Walking Duration: 5-6 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +1,120 m | Altitude Loss: -220 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 06

    Bedding to Na (4,080m)

    From Beding, we embark on a short walk along the riverside trail that leads us to the charming village of Na. This picturesque journey provides us with the opportunity to discover pristine azure glacial lakes, which reflect the stunning mountains in their serene waters. Na village is nestled in a captivating valley, just below the majestic Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake. The views from Na village are truly awe-inspiring, with peaks like Chobutse (6,685m), Chugimago (6,259m), and Yalung Ri (5,630m) dominating the horizon. We find an ideal spot near the Sherpa village and set up camp there, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds us.

    Walking Duration: 4-5 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +580 m | Altitude Loss: -80 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 07

    Excursion to Yalung Base Camp (4,900m)

    Today is a designated acclimatization day. We have two options: rest or visit Yalung La pass. The path leads us steadily to a vast amphitheater at 4,900m, just below the pass. The view of the Ramdun peak icefall with streams is amazing. This spot also offers excellent views of the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. We get stunning views in all directions, including Yalung Glacier in the east, Ramdung Peak (5,930m) in the south, Yalung Ri (5,630m) in the west, and breathtaking Himalayan vistas to the north, along the Tibetan border.

    Walking Duration: 5-6 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +1,200 m | Altitude Loss: -1,200 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 08

    Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,580m)

    After breakfast, we bid farewell to Na Gaon and begin our journey by crossing a wooden bridge over the Rolwaling River. The trail ahead takes us uphill, with some steep sections. As we progress, we trek along the moraines of the Rolwaling Glacier, eventually reaching the magnificent Tsho Rolpa Lake.

    Tsho Rolpa Lake is the largest and most renowned lake in Nepal. Its beauty is unparalleled, with its deep blue waters mirroring the surrounding hills and snowy peaks. The serene ambiance of the lake envelops the entire area, creating a sense of tranquility that captivates all who visit. This breathtaking sight makes the trek to the lake a truly unforgettable experience.

    Walking Duration: 4-5 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +770 m | Altitude Loss: -100 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 09

    Tso Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier (4,800m)

    Today's trek may be short in terms of distance, but it presents its own challenges as we make our way through the icy and demanding trail of Trakarding Glacier throughout the day. The terrain is rugged and unforgiving, requiring strength and determination. However, the effort is rewarded with stunning views of several majestic mountains, including Rolwaling Kang (6,664m), Takargo (6,671m), Jabou Ri (6,166m), and others, which serve as a constant reminder of the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

    As we ascend the rocky terrain, we are met with a sense of accomplishment and admiration for the surrounding natural wonders. The Trakarding region holds a unique charm, and the experience of conquering this challenging trail will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on our hearts and minds.

    Walking Duration: 4-5 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +400 m | Altitude Loss: -100 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 10

    Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Phedi (5,400m)

    The trail today leads us uphill, involving some rock climbing and a slow walk on the glacier. We bid farewell to the Trakarding Glacier trail and venture into the challenging terrain of the Drolambau Glacier. This will undoubtedly be a demanding day, as we navigate slippery paths and icy surfaces. However, the effort is rewarded with breathtaking scenery, surrounded by glistening snow in every direction.

    As we make our way across the Drolambau Glacier, we are treated to awe-inspiring views, immersed in a world of pristine white. The journey culminates in reaching Tashi Lapcha Phedi, where we can take a moment to appreciate the majesty of the Himalayas and the unique beauty of the glaciers we have traversed.

    Walking Duration: 4-5 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +780 m | Altitude Loss: -100 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 11

    Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m). Trek to Tashiphuk (5,460m)

    The path leading to Drolumbau Glacier is indeed challenging, with tricky and fairly steep sections. However, the hardships we face are undoubtedly worth it, as we are rewarded with truly spectacular views. Along the way, we are treated to the majestic presence of peaks like Tengi Ragi Tau (6,943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6,729m), and Dragkar-Go (6,793m), each standing tall and awe-inspiring. The backdrop showcases a panorama of various peaks, extending towards and beyond the Tibetan border.

    As we continue our progress, we navigate through moraines and gentle slopes, making our way across glacial areas. The journey takes us closer to the summit, and we set up our camps 300m below the peak, just beyond an impressive rocky section known as Tashiphuk. Here, amidst the rugged and majestic landscape, we prepare ourselves for the final ascent to the summit, knowing that the experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

    Walking Duration: 4-5 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +355 m | Altitude Loss: -295 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 12

    Climb Pachermo Peak (6,272m). Trek to Thengpo (4,370m)

    Once again, we ascend to the neck of Tashi Lapcha, and from this point, we begin our ascent of Pachermo. The path ahead is covered with snow, guiding us towards the final ridge, which at times may necessitate the use of fixed ropes for added safety. Upon reaching the summit of Pachermo, we are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the Khumbu region, including iconic peaks like Everest and Makalu, among others. The breathtaking vistas make the challenging climb all the more worthwhile.

    After savoring the summit experience, we begin our descent to the Col and then continue towards Thengpo. The Pachermo climb typically takes around 5 to 6 hours, and the subsequent descent takes another 3 to 4 hours, leading us to the village of Thengpo. The Himalayas' unadulterated beauty is all around us on this journey, making it a fulfilling and memorable experience.

    Walking Duration: 7-8 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +700 m | Altitude Loss: -1,220 m | Accommodation: Tent l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 13

    Thengpo to Thame (3,820m)

    Today's trek offers a relatively easy and enjoyable walk as we make our way towards Thame. The journey is filled with pleasant scenery, providing a sense of tranquility throughout. As we gradually descend, we are greeted with the charming village of Thame, which is the first sign of human settlement since we left Beding.

    Thame Village boasts an ancient and intriguing monastery located at its upper end. This sacred site offers a glimpse into the rich cultural and religious heritage of the region. Moreover, from this vantage point, we are blessed with our first magnificent views of the iconic peaks of the Khumbu region. Among these towering giants are Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru, each contributing to the awe-inspiring panorama that surrounds us. The experience is truly breathtaking and leaves an indelible impression on every traveler fortunate enough to witness such grandeur.

    Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +100 m | Altitude Loss: -1,260 m | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 14

    Thame to Namche (3,440m)

    Thame holds historical significance as an old trading route that once connected to Tibet via the Nangpa-la pass. As we head north from Thame after crossing the Bhote Koshi river, which incidentally is the second and third river on this trek, the trail gently descends and then steeply leads to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi river at a place called Phunki Tenga.

    Passing through several villages and numerous tea houses, we begin an uphill climb towards Sanasa, where local Sherpa traders sell Tibetan goods. The path from Sanasa to Namche Bazaar involves some undulating terrain, offering delightful views of forests, landscapes, and majestic mountains. The journey's varied elevations make for a rich experience with ever-changing scenery along the way.

    Walking Duration: 4-5 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +200 m | Altitude Loss: -560 m | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 15

    Namche to Lukla (2,840m)

    Departing from Namche Bazaar, our trek continues, with the Bhote Koshi River and Dudh Koshi River accompanying us on either side. As we proceed, we eventually reach the confluence of these two rivers at Larja Dobhan. From there, we make a descent to Jorsalle and officially exit Sagarmatha National Park.

    Our journey then follows the Dudh Koshi River, as we pass through several charming villages, ancient monasteries, and encounter traditional Mani walls and prayer wheels along the way. The trail provides us with a rich cultural experience as we immerse ourselves in the local customs and traditions. After trekking through these vibrant landscapes and cultural landmarks, we eventually arrive in Lukla, which marks the conclusion of our adventurous journey.

    Walking Duration: 8-9 Hours |  Altitude Gain: +0 m | Altitude Loss: -1,300 m | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 16

    By Domestic Plane: Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

    We start our day with an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, offering breathtaking views of the spectacular mountain peaks along the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel to rest and freshen up after the adventurous journey.

    Later in the day, you have the opportunity to explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu and indulge in some shopping, picking up souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Immerse yourself in the local culture and savor the delightful flavors of Nepalese cuisine while enjoying the lovely ambiance of this bustling city. Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes that Kathmandu has to offer, making the most of your time in this unique and captivating destination.

    Flight: 30 min |  Transfer: 25-30 min | Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 17

    Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today we have free time to explore Kathmandu on our own. You could spend the day shopping for souvenirs, exploring the colorful streets and bazaars, or sampling the local cuisine. You could also go to some of the city's popular tourist attractions, such as Bhaktapur and Patan, which highlight Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. You could also participate in other activities such as hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate at one of the city's many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you decide, make sure to take in the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

    Accommodation: Hotel l Meal: Breakfast
  • 18

    Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport to depart. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will collect our belongings and head to the airport. We will arrive at the airport on time to complete all of the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we leave this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking Himalayan views and appreciate the Nepalese people's warm hospitality and kindness. This concludes our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable experience in Nepal.

    Transfer 25-30 min | Meal: Breakfast
Included in package cost
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop: Private transportation will be arranged for your airport transfers before and after the trek.
  • Hotel Accommodation: You will have a total of 4 nights in Kathmandu staying in a twin-sharing room on a Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.
  • A warm welcome dinner at a typical and authentic Nepalese kitchen with a cultural dance.
  • City Cultural Tour: Enjoy a guided City Tour in Kathmandu with an experienced City Tour Guide, and all entrance and monument fees are included.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Gonggar accompanied by our Nepalese crew.
  • Domestic flight: Lukla to Kathmandu accompanied by Guide.
  • Food during the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek: Completly camping trek with full board, meaning all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek.
  • Accommodation and Equipment: Twin-sharing tented accommodation and camping equipment like mattresses, toilet tents, showers, dining tents, dining tables, chairs, etc., will be provided.
  • Trekking Staff: Well-experienced English-speaking Mountain and Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, Assistant cook, and Porters (at a ratio of 2:1). Their daily allowances, meals, and accommodation will be provided.
  • Insurance: Our Nepalese team members are covered by accidental and medical insurance.
  • Trekking Permits: Climbing permit for Pachermo Peak, Gaurishakar Conservation Area Project (GCAP), Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit fee, and TIMS card.
  • First aid and medical kits for your safety and well-being.
  • Taxes and Service Charges: All government-applicable taxes and the travel agency service charge are included in the package.
Not included in package
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu The cost of meals during your stay in Kathmandu is not included in the package. You will need to cover these expenses on your own.
  • Rescue/emergency and insurance cost: While accidental and medical insurance for the Nepalese staff is included, your personal rescue and emergency insurance are not covered in the package. It's essential to have proper insurance to cover any unforeseen situations during the trek.
  • Beverages, hard drinks, and alcohol: The package does not include the cost of beverages, alcoholic drinks, or any other personal refreshments.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during departure: The visa fee for entering Nepal and any applicable airport taxes during departure is not part of the package. You'll need to arrange and pay for the entry visa and any airport taxes as required.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses: You are responsible for providing your personal trekking equipment and any other personal expenses not mentioned in the package.
  • Deposit: Garabage Deposit of Pachermo Peak
  • Tips: While tips for the trekking staff are at your discretion, it is customary to offer gratuities as a token of appreciation for their services.
  • Extra charges due to natural calamities: If there are unforeseen circumstances like political unrest, flight cancellations due to weather conditions, landslides, or any other natural calamities, any additional expenses arising from these situations should be borne by the trek participants themselves.

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Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a thrilling and challenging route in Nepal's Rolwaling Valley. It includes crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass at an altitude of about 5,755 meters (18,881 feet), offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek usually lasts for 18 to 20 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen. This timeframe encompasses trekking days, acclimatization days, and potential rest days.

Undoubtedly, the ideal time to embark on the Tashi Lapcha Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods provide trekkers with the most favorable weather conditions and clear, unobstructed views of the stunning mountain landscapes.

During the spring season, the weather gradually warms up, and the blooming rhododendron forests add a burst of color to the surroundings, creating a picturesque ambiance for trekkers. The visibility is excellent during this time, offering unparalleled views of the majestic peaks, including Mt. Gaurishankhar and its neighboring summits.

Similarly, the autumn season presents trekkers with stable and dry weather, allowing for a more comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience. The skies remain clear, providing exceptional views of the snow-capped mountains and the surrounding wilderness. The pleasant temperatures and relatively low rainfall make it an excellent time to explore the Dhaulagiri region to the fullest.

Choosing to undertake the Tashi Laptsa Pass Trek during either the pre-monsoon or post-monsoon season ensures that trekkers can savor the natural beauty, challenge themselves on the rugged terrain, and create unforgettable memories amidst Nepal's mesmerizing Himalayan landscapes.

Yes, trekkers require four permits for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek: the Pachhermo Peak climbing permit, the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (GCAP), Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and TIMS card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through authorized trekking agencies.

Accommodation along the trekking route until Na is basic and primarily available in teahouses or lodges. These teahouses offer simple facilities with shared rooms and common dining areas. While they provide warmth and shelter, amenities are limited compared to urban areas. However, from Na until Thame, trekkers need to camp as it is the challenging part of the trekking route. Camping allows trekkers to navigate through this difficult section while ensuring adequate rest and safety.

Yes, hiring a licensed guide and porter for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is highly recommended due to its physically demanding nature and off-the-beaten-path terrain. A knowledgeable guide provides essential safety measures, navigational support, and valuable cultural insights, enhancing the overall trekking experience. Additionally, having a porter to carry your heavy belongings lightens your load, allowing you to focus on enjoying the journey and the stunning surroundings without being burdened by the weight of your backpack.

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek offers a remarkable blend of cultural immersion and awe-inspiring natural beauty. Some of the key highlights of this trek include:

  • Picturesque Villages: The trek takes you through charming villages nestled amidst the Himalayas, providing an opportunity to experience the traditional way of life of the local communities.
  • Sherpa Culture: Along the trail, you'll encounter the Sherpa people, known for their rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. Engaging with their unique customs and traditions adds to the trek's cultural significance.
  • Flora and Fauna: The region boasts diverse flora and fauna, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and rare wildlife species. It's a treat for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.
  • Stunning Glacial Landscapes: As you ascend, you'll witness mesmerizing glacial landscapes that showcase the grandeur of the Himalayan glaciers, creating a surreal and dramatic setting.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: The trek rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of iconic peaks like Gaurishankar, Everest (the world's highest mountain), Cho Oyu, and several other towering Himalayan giants.

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is classified as strenuous and is best suited for experienced trekkers with a high level of physical fitness. The challenges stem from various factors:

  • High Altitude: The trek involves significant altitude gain, reaching heights above 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). This can lead to altitude-related issues, requiring proper acclimatization and awareness of symptoms.
  • Rugged Terrain: The trail traverses rugged and challenging terrain, including rocky paths, moraines, and glacial areas. Proper trekking gear and sturdy footwear are essential for tackling such conditions.
  • Steep Ascents and Descents: The route comprises steep ascents and descents, demanding physical strength and endurance from trekkers.
  • Long Walking Hours: Participants should expect long and demanding walking hours each day, covering considerable distances.
  • Adverse Weather Conditions: Weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, with sudden changes in temperature, wind, and precipitation. Trekkers must be prepared for varying weather conditions.

Due to these challenges, it is vital for trekkers to be well-prepared, physically fit, and mentally determined to undertake the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek safely and enjoyably. Prior trekking experience in high-altitude regions is highly recommended.

Absolutely, while previous trekking experience is not mandatory for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, participants should possess a good level of physical fitness and be accustomed to walking for several hours a day in rugged terrains. Being physically prepared will help trekkers cope with the challenging aspects of the journey, such as steep ascents and descents, and long walking hours.

Having prior experience with high-altitude trekking is advantageous, as it allows participants to be more familiar with the potential effects of altitude and better equipped to handle acclimatization requirements. However, it is not obligatory, and with proper preparation and a positive mindset, individuals with a good fitness level can still undertake and enjoy the trek. Ultimately, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek demands physical endurance and mental resilience, and trekkers should assess their abilities honestly before embarking on this adventurous journey.

Absolutely, in the event of emergencies during the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, rescue services are available to assist trekkers. However, it is of utmost importance to have comprehensive travel insurance that specifically covers helicopter evacuation in case of serious medical issues or emergencies. This coverage ensures that trekkers can receive prompt and appropriate medical attention, especially in remote and challenging terrains.

Trekking responsibly is vital for the safety and well-being of all participants. It is crucial to communicate any health concerns or discomforts promptly to the trekking guide or support staff. They are experienced in handling such situations and can provide appropriate assistance, including necessary rest or acclimatization periods, to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for everyone involved. Being proactive about one's health and safety is key to making the most of this remarkable journey in the Himalayas.

For the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek, it is essential to have the right gear to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Here is a list of essential gear you should consider packing:

Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying long-sleeved tops and bottoms to provide insulation and regulate body temperature.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in cold conditions.
  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and breathable jacket to protect against rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants with zip-off options for versatility.
  • Hiking Shorts: Comfortable shorts for warmer days or lower altitudes.
  • Thermal Underwear: Extra layer of thermal tops and bottoms for colder conditions.
  • Trekking Socks: Moisture-wicking, comfortable, and thick socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Headwear: Sun hat, beanie or warm hat, and a buff or neck gaiter for protection against the sun, wind, and cold.
Footwear:
  • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof boots with ankle support for comfortable and safe trekking.
  • Trekking Sandals: Optional for wearing around the lodges during rest days or for lower-altitude walks.
Backpack:
  • Daypack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of around 20-30 liters for carrying your essential items during the trek.
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag suitable for temperatures down to freezing or lower, depending on the season.
Trekking Equipment:
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable and lightweight trekking poles to provide stability and support during the trek.
  • Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or in case of power outages.
  • Water Bottle: Reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
Accessories:
  • Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the strong sunlight at high altitudes.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen protects your skin from intense sun rays.
  • First Aid Kit: A basic medical kit including bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and any necessary personal medications.
  • Toiletries: Travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a small towel.
  • Electronics: Camera, extra batteries, power bank, and charging cables.

It's important to note that the gear requirements may vary depending on the season and your personal preferences. It's advisable to check with your trekking company or travel agency for a detailed gear list specific to the Mustang Trek, as they may have additional recommendations or requirements. Additionally, it's recommended to pack light and bring only the essentials to avoid carrying excessive weight during the trek.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended and often required for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek. It is essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, including medical emergencies and evacuation. Here are some key aspects to consider when choosing travel insurance for the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trekking:

  • Medical Coverage: Ensure that your travel insurance provides coverage for high-altitude trekking and any potential medical emergencies that may arise during the trek. This includes coverage for altitude sickness, accidents, injuries, and emergency medical evacuation by helicopter if necessary.
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption: Look for insurance that offers coverage in case of trip cancellation or interruption due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
  • Evacuation Coverage: Verify that your insurance covers emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitudes, as this can be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies.
  • Baggage and Gear Coverage: Consider insurance that provides coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged baggage and trekking gear, as well as any additional equipment you may be carrying.
  • Personal Liability: Check if the insurance includes personal liability coverage in case of accidental damage or injury to others during the trek.

It is important to carefully review the terms and conditions of the travel insurance policy to ensure it meets your specific needs and provides adequate coverage for the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trekking. Be sure to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions to the insurance provider and understand any exclusions or limitations in the policy. Remember to carry a copy of your travel insurance policy and emergency contact information with you during the trek.

Safety is of utmost importance when trekking the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek. There are several key factors to consider in order to ensure a safe journey. First and foremost, proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Take your time and allow your body to adjust to the increasing elevation. It's also important to stay hydrated throughout the trek. Being aware of the weather conditions is vital as well. Stay updated on the current weather forecasts and be prepared for any changes that may occur. Sudden weather shifts can affect the trail conditions and your overall safety. Carrying a basic first aid kit is highly recommended. It should include essentials such as bandages, antiseptic ointment, painkillers, and any necessary medications. Additionally, having travel insurance is a wise precautionary measure to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies that may arise during your trek.

Lastly, it is essential to follow the guidance of experienced guides or porters. They possess valuable knowledge of the region, the trail, and potential challenges. They can provide insights, offer assistance, and ensure your safety throughout the journey. Before embarking on the trek, always check the current trekking conditions and any possible trail closures. This will help you plan your route accordingly and avoid any hazardous situations. By taking these safety considerations into account, you can have a more secure and enjoyable experience while trekking the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass.

Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is dedicated to providing exceptional services, ensuring an unforgettable journey for you. We are committed to honesty and diligence, striving to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. All services will be delivered as agreed upon during booking, following our policies and those set by the Tourism Authority. However, please be aware of the inherent risks involved, and you must take responsibility for your actions and participation. The adventure may entail extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and itinerary changes beyond our control. Proper acclimatization to high altitudes is crucial. Our trips often take place in remote areas, where access to emergency services and medical facilities is limited. In case of serious injury requiring hospitalization, evacuation may take several days, affecting your recovery. While helicopters are commonly used for evacuation, they may not always be available due to weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations due to factors such as government restrictions, natural disasters, political unrest, flight cancellations, delays, sickness, accidents, or vehicle breakdowns. Any additional costs incurred are the client's responsibility. Therefore, we strongly advise obtaining travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. Proof of travel insurance is required on the first day of your trip, and without it, participation will not be possible.

Certified by the Government of Nepal and proficient in English, our Trekking Guide from Ethic Himalaya is designated to accompany you from the moment of your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure. Entrusted with the pivotal role of ensuring the triumph of your expedition, he holds the authority to steer its course. We encourage you to actively engage with him by seeking clarification through inquiries and, most importantly, by adhering to his expert counsel.

  • Trekking Guide: The Trekking Guide is the overall leader of the team. Often starting as a porter or kitchen assistant, the Sirdar commands respect from the entire team. Their experience and leadership are invaluable in ensuring the trek's success.
  • Cook (Applicable for tent trekking): The Cook is in charge of meal preparation. They hold the responsibility for crafting delicious and nourishing dishes for the team. A vital role, especially in tent-based treks, where quality meals are crucial for the trekkers' well-being.
  • Kitchen Assistant (Applicable for tent trekking): The Kitchen Assistant, commonly known as the kitchen boy, assists the Cook actively. The number of assistants depends on the group's size. This role serves as a stepping stone towards becoming a Cook and involves hands-on support in the kitchen.
  • Assistant Guide or Sherpa: The Assistant Guide or Sherpa assists and guides clients, regardless of their ethnic background. Their numbers vary based on the group's size, with a ratio of 4:1 Assistant Guides to clients.
  • Porters: Nepal's mountainous terrain has a rich tradition of human porterage, an ancient practice that persists to this day. Some porters associated with agencies request loads exceeding 25 kg to earn higher wages. We are committed to compensating extra for each kilo beyond 25 kg to the porters. However, to prevent exploitation and manage the porters' physical strain, we kindly urge trekkers to be conscious of their baggage weight. Baggage exceeding 25/30 kg places additional strain on the porters and is best avoided. Your cooperation in maintaining reasonable loads ensures the well-being of both trekkers and porters.

You move on foot with a light backpack, containing your personal belongings necessary for the day (water bottle, camera, protective clothing...). The rest of the equipment is carried by the porters to the next accommodation. We ask everyone not to exceed 13 kg for the bag that will be carried by the porters. You will be able to leave your belongings at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick them up when you return from trekking.

NB: On your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be provided with a suitable travel bag, in thick canvas. You will transfer your belongings there and can leave your bag or suitcase at the hotel. Although relatively waterproof, it is preferable to compartmentalize your belongings in plastic bags or waterproof sub-bags.

You move on foot with a light backpack, containing your personal belongings necessary for the day (water bottle, camera, protective clothing...). The rest of the equipment is carried by the porters to the next accommodation. We ask everyone not to exceed 13 kg for the bag that will be carried by the porters. You will be able to leave your belongings at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick them up when you return from trekking.

NB: On your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be provided with a suitable travel bag, in thick canvas. You will transfer your belongings there and can leave your bag or suitcase at the hotel. Although relatively waterproof, it is preferable to compartmentalize your belongings in plastic bags or waterproof sub-bags.

We are dedicated to providing an exceptional culinary experience during your camping trek in Nepal. Our commitment to taste and nutrition ensures that your energy is replenished after a challenging day on the trail. Here's how we elevate your dining experience:

  • Breakfast: Start your day with nourishing choices. Pick from hearty porridge, or assorted cereals, or opt for freshly made chapatis or toast. Enjoy eggs prepared to your liking. Sip on a variety of hot beverages, including classic tea, herbal infusions, rich hot chocolate, and coffee from our Bialetti Moka machine.
  • Lunch: At midday, take a well-deserved break by a convenient trail spot with water access. Our skilled kitchen team departs early to prepare lunch upon your arrival. After your meal, relax before resuming the afternoon trek.
  • Dinner: Upon reaching camp, savor light refreshments like biscuits and a choice of tea or coffee. Around 6 pm, indulge in a lavish three-course dinner served in the cozy mess tent. Kick off with delightful starters, often soup with popcorn or poppadoms. Our diverse main dishes include various proteins and carbs like rice, potatoes, or pasta. We accommodate diverse dietary preferences, offering vegetarian and other dietary-specific options. If meat dishes are served, vegetarian equivalents are standard. Before departure, we gather your dietary details to tailor the menu accordingly. Feel free to ask about our offerings – your satisfaction matters most to us.
  • Dietary Preferences and Allergies: When you reserve your trip with us, kindly let us know if you follow a specific diet, have dietary restrictions, or have allergies. Our field teams are dedicated to accommodating your needs as best as possible. Yet, please be aware that local constraints might limit the variety of alternative menus we can provide.
  • Boosting Energy for Demanding Journeys: For trips involving rigorous physical activity, it's wise to plan ahead. Consider bringing extra items like energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates to ensure you maintain adequate calorie intake. This proactive approach will help sustain your energy levels throughout your adventure.

During the trek, tea and coffee are provided with meals. Soft and alcoholic beverages, including mineral water, are not included and are the responsibility of the participants. You can refill your water containers at the lodges, but it's important to treat the water with purifying tablets to ensure it's safe to drink. To reduce plastic waste, avoid buying bottled water and opt for treated water available in the villages. This way, we can limit the issue of plastic bottles and promote responsible environmental practices during the trek.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Transfers: Airport pick up and drop by Private vehicle.
  • Private Minibus: Kathmandu to Gonggar.
  • Domestic flight: Lukla to Kathmandu.

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

In Kathmandu, you will sleep in three-star hotels offering comfortable double rooms with good amenities at a reasonable price. These hotels provide basic facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning or fans, TV, and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, they may have in-house restaurants serving a mix of local and international cuisine, along with possible amenities like rooftop terraces, business centers, or small fitness areas.

Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, set in a remote and less populated environment, lacks lodges, teashops, and guesthouses. Consequently, a comprehensive full-board camping setup is meticulously organized, complete with experienced guides, skilled cooks, Sherpas, and diligent porters who oversee all aspects of your journey. Porters manage gear transport and personal belongings, while culinary experts prepare nourishing meals. Accommodation consists of two trekkers per tent, and our trekking cook ensures fresh food. The day starts with hot tea around 6 to 7 AM, followed by cleansing and breakfast before trekking. With a flexible pace allowing for sightseeing and a lunch break after approximately 3 hours, the afternoon trek leads to the next campsite by 4 to 5 PM, complemented by tea and snacks. As evening approaches, the dining tent is prepared for dinner service around 6 to 7 PM, featuring thoughtful design and lantern lighting to underscore our commitment to an exceptional trekking experience.

Clients are required to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical challenges, or other mental and physical conditions that could affect their fitness to travel or any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking. Failure to notify the Company of such conditions, leading to cancellation, will result in the Client incurring 100% cancellation fees.

Trekking in Nepal involves long hours of walking daily, ranging from 3-10 hours and sometimes even up to 8-12 hours in high passes. To prepare for this physically demanding journey, Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends engaging in approximately 12 km of daily walking or jogging exercise for at least three months before embarking on the Nepal Trekking. This preparation is essential to endure the challenges of high-altitude conditions and remote areas for extended periods.

For a successful and enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal, participants must possess strong willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, a high level of fitness, and good health. Participants are responsible for their medical and evacuation expenses. It's vital to consult a doctor for necessary vaccinations and other medical requirements before the trip. Additionally, Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming the booking for the trek. Being well-prepared physically and medically is crucial to ensure a safe and fulfilling journey through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all travelers and must be obtained at the time of booking. The insurance should provide coverage for personal accident, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation, with a recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category. It should also include accidents, injuries, illnesses, and related medical expenses, even for pre-existing conditions, as well as emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance services if applicable. Personal liability coverage is also recommended. The Company also suggests coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. Travelers must carry proof of insurance and produce it if requested by the company employees or suppliers. Failure to provide proof of insurance upon request may result in the cancellation or suspension of participation in the trip or certain activities, even after the trip has commenced, without any right to a refund.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for injuries, health conditions, emotional or other factors experienced by clients during the trip. Furthermore, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Thus, we strongly recommend clients to procure comprehensive insurance packages, encompassing medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

Trekking equipment is vital for a successful trek. High-quality gear, including proper clothing like moisture-wicking layers, insulating jackets, and waterproof outerwear, ensures comfort and safety in varying weather conditions.

    Clothing:
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Trekking pants and/or convertible pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants (shell)
  • Thermal socks and regular socks
  • Comfortable underwear
  • Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots or hiking shoes
  • Sandals or lightweight footwear for relaxing at lodges/camps
Headwear:
  • Sun hat or cap with a wide brim
  • Beanie or warm hat for cold weather
  • Buff or neck gaiter for protecting against wind and dust
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Handwear:
  • Lightweight gloves (for lower altitudes)
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens (for higher altitudes)
  • Backpack and Daypack:
  • Reliable trekking backpack (60-80 liters) for porters to carry
  • Comfortable medium-sized daypack for your daily essentials
  • Sleeping Gear:
  • High-quality sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperature range
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)
  • Hydration and Water Purification:
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or a reliable water filter
  • Trekking Poles (optional but helpful for stability and reducing strain)
  • Personal Items:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Sufficient cash and cards (local currency and some USD)
  • Personal identification and travel insurance documents
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  • Camera with extra batteries/charger
  • Portable power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Personal toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
  • Electronics:
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Mobile phone with a local SIM card (for communication and GPS)
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking Map and Guidebook (if applicable)
  • Snacks and Energy Bars
  • Emergency Whistle and Multi-tool
  • Being well-prepared with the right equipment allows adventurers to focus on embracing nature's beauty and conquering challenging trails with confidence. Always prioritize quality and reliability when selecting your trekking gear. Pack efficiently, and consider the weather conditions and altitude of your trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Prioritize comfort and safety to make the most of your trekking adventure.

    Trekking members are required to submit passport copies and passport photographs for trekking permits before their arrival in Nepal. These documents can be sent to us either by mail or through a post box. Ensuring timely submission of these documents allows us to process the necessary trekking permits in advance, streamlining the trekking arrangements and ensuring a smooth start to the adventure once in Nepal.

    If you encounter any issues or complaints during your tour, trekking, or expedition, it is essential to communicate them immediately to the hotelier and our company on the spot. Giving us the opportunity to address the problem promptly is crucial, as we cannot accept liability for any issues that are reported after you return home. If the matter cannot be resolved on the spot, you must inform us in writing within 30 days of completing your trip. Failing to follow this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against us. Timely communication is vital to ensure that we can take appropriate actions and rectify any problems you may face during your journey.

    All clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date. Nepalese visas can be acquired either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are as follows:

    • USD 30.00 or the equivalent in foreign currency for a 15-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
    • USD 50.00 or equivalent for a 30-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
    • USD 125.00 or equivalent for a 100-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
    Visa Extension Fee
    • Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
    • In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day a late fine.

    For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01

    This will be validated with your doctor, taking into account the recommendations of remount doctors, responsible for your safety during the trip. It will contain:

    • Treatment of altitude pulmonary edema (Nifedipine 20LP or Sildenafil50).
    • Treatment of altitude cerebral edema (Betamethasone).
    • Treatment of acute mountain sickness (Acetazolamide).
    • Blood thinner (aspirin).
    • Analgesic (Paracetamol).
    • Powerful analgesic (Tramadol).
    • Anti-diarrheal (Racecadotril).
    • Anti-spasmodic (Phloroglucinol).
    • Anti-emetic (Domperidone).
    • Anti-acid for heartburn.
    • Intestinal antibiotic (Metronidazole).
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Azithromycin).
    • Anti-inflammatories (tablets and ointment).
    • Antitussive (in tablets).
    • Lozenges for colds and sore throats.
    • Ophthalmic healing (Vitamin A Dulcis).
    • Tick tweezers, splinter, and blister needle, tweezers, 2/3 safety pins.
    • Disinfectant wipes, adhesive dressings (various sizes), double skin, 6 cm adhesive tape, Steri-strip.
    • Anti allergic treatment and cream against itching.
    • BIA fine and sunscreen.
    • Purifying tablets for water.
    • Appropriate antimalarial treatment, antiphrastic powder, and mosquito repellent.
    • Your personal medications

    If you are traveling with children, minors are subject to the same obligations as adults (visa, passport, etc.): see above.

    • Formalities for leaving county territory

    To leave the territory, all minors usually residing regardless of their nationality, if they are not accompanied by a holder of parental authority, must present the following three documents:

    • Identity document: Identity card or passport according to the requirements of the country of destination.
    • Authorization to leave the territory signed by one of the parents with parental authority.
    • Photocopy of the signatory parent's identity document.

    Well, there is no fixed rate for tipping in Nepal. When our field staff is picked up from the trek starting points, they will bid you goodbye on the last day of your trek completion day. Most staff will simply accept whatever you give and never count the money in front of you. Although your guide may be with you on the next day too, best to tip him along with others in the group. Most of the trekkers are still confused about the tipping amount. They fear either giving too little or too much. We have tried to put together a guideline about a reasonable amount of tipping suitable for most cases. The amount of tipping and the rates expected will also vary depending on the length of the trek and the challenges involved. To calculate the amounts generally applied, multiply the daily amount given to each position by the number of working days.

    Daily amount per item:
    • English-speaking guide USD 3 to USD 4 per day/participant.
    • Porter USD 1 per day /participant.
    • Driver USD 1 to USD 2 per day/participant.

    The tripping amount mentioned above is communally in the case of a group trip, not individually. If you are a solo traveler, the tipping amount can be slightly less by a few dollars per day.

    Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek that takes you through the remote and stunning landscapes of the Dhaulagiri region in Nepal. The climate along this trek can vary significantly due to the diverse altitudes and changing landscapes. Here's an overview of the climate you can expect during different seasons:

      Spring (March to May):
    • Spring is one of the best times for the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek.
    • Temperatures gradually warm up, and the weather becomes more stable.
    • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes (starting point) can range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
    • At higher altitudes, temperatures will be cooler, especially at night, dropping to around -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F).
    • The trek offers clear skies, beautiful rhododendron forests in bloom, and excellent visibility of the surrounding mountain peaks.
    • Summer (June to August):
    • Summer is the monsoon season in Nepal, and the Tashi Lapcha Trek is not recommended during this time.
    • Heavy rainfall, landslides, and slippery trails can make trekking dangerous and difficult.
    • Autumn (September to November):
    • Autumn is another popular season for the trek.
    • The weather is stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility of the mountains.
    • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), while nighttime temperatures at higher altitudes drop to around -10°C (14°F).
    • The landscapes are lush and vibrant after the monsoon season, making it a great time for trekking.
    • Winter (December to February):
    • Winter is the coldest time for the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek.
    • The temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) during the day.
    • At higher altitudes, especially in the high passes, temperatures can drop to -20°C to -30°C (-4°F to -22°F) or even lower.
    • Snowfall is common in the higher reaches, so be prepared for cold conditions.

    It's essential to pack accordingly for the specific season you choose for the trek. Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, especially as you gain altitude. Layering your clothing is a good strategy to adapt to changing temperatures. It's also advisable to check the weather forecast before starting the trek and to be aware of any potential altitude-related challenges.

    The itineraries or programs mentioned may be subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden sickness, and more. We are open to customizing the program based on clients' interests. In the event of trip cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will be pleased to offer an alternative trip of similar standard. We will hold the reservation for your next trip, but not for longer than one year.

    Before departure, if there is a major change in the itinerary affecting at least one day in five, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. You may choose between accepting the change, getting a refund of the money paid for the land portion of the trip only, or accepting an alternative tour offered.

    After departure, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such emergency situations, any additional costs incurred for necessary itinerary alterations will be borne by you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any incidental expenses resulting from changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight costs.

    To secure your booking for Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, a non-refundable deposit of USD 500 per person per trip is required. Once this deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed. In case your booking is made within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid before or upon your arrival in Nepal prior to the trip's departure. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its designated Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is specified in this clause, the company will inform you during the booking process. You can make the booking deposit through bank transfer or by using a Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Detailed instructions for payment can be found on the provided booking form.

    For Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, the final payment can be made upon your arrival in Nepal. Various payment methods are accepted, including bank transfer, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applicable to all card payments, including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and other miscellaneous purchases. So, if you choose to pay by card, keep in mind the additional surcharge.

    We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates, as displayed on our marketing materials and website, under certain circumstances or when influenced by external factors beyond our control, such as fluctuations in exchange rates or government actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares may also change due to increases in fuel prices. We make every effort to present current and accurate prices for our treks and tours.

    Once you have paid the deposit, your trip is confirmed, and the remaining fees are due 90 days before the trip's start date. If you decide to cancel your participation, the following cancellation charges will apply:

    • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
    • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
    • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
    • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
    • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
    • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

    We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 56 days before departure, considering Clause 14. We may also cancel a trip prior to departure if it becomes unfeasible to operate the planned itinerary due to factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external events. If we cancel your trip, you have the option to transfer the amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be adjusted for any unrecoverable costs. Please note that we are not liable for any incidental expenses you may have incurred in relation to your booking, such as visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights. Different cancellation conditions may apply to specific trip styles, and your booking consultant will inform you of any variations if applicable.

    If you intend to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party, you must inform us at least 30 days prior to the planned departure date. A fee of USD 200 per person per change will be applied, along with any additional charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. If you notify us less than 45 days before the departure date, the cancellation refund policy will be applicable. Transfers to a third party are allowed only if the transferee meets all the requirements for the trip, and transfers to another departure are permissible within the current validity period.

    Modifications to other arrangements associated with your trip will incur an administration fee of USD 200 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. No amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure.

    The price listed on our website covers a group size of 6 to 15 individuals for the Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek. Upon request, this trip can be arranged as a private experience, starting with a minimum of two participants. For group bookings involving 15 or more people, there's a substantial discount available, which includes the opportunity for one person to join the trip for free. We understand that many clients have questions about their preferred dates. However, our pricing is influenced by the following factors:

    • Group Size: The cost of the trip varies based on the number of participants in the group.
    • Accommodation Tier and Budget: The selection of hotel accommodations and the budget preferences of clients play a role in determining the overall cost.
    • Customization: We're open to adjusting the trekking itinerary to suit your available time and specific requirements.
    • Extra Services: If you wish to incorporate additional services, we can discuss and mutually agree upon adjustments to the price.
    • Support Staff: The presence of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters can impact the overall cost.

    Feel free to reach out to us for further clarification or to tailor the trip to your preferences. We aim to provide a transparent and flexible pricing structure that aligns with your needs.

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