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Tsho Rolpa Trek

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Trip Duration 10 Days
Nature of Trip Trekking
Maximum Altitude 4540 meters
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Best Seasons Autumn and Spring
Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Transportation Bus
Accommodation Guest House

Trek to Tsho Rolpa highlights

  • Pristine High Altitude Lake trek Tsho Rolpa
  • Venture to the serene Rolwaling Valley
  • Discover the diversity of Gaurishankar Conservation Area
  • Uncover the Tibetan Buddhism followed in Rolwaling Valley
  • Follow the raging Himalayan White Water River- Tamakoshi
  • Gaze at the towering mountains of the Rolwaling range

Overview of Tsho Rolpa Trek

Tsho Rolpa Trek embodies a traverse through the central Himalayan peaks of the Rolwaling mountain ranges. It neighbors the towering Mt. Everest massifs to the east and the Mount Langtang range to the west.  The Tsho Rolpa is in the northeastern vicinity of the Dolakha district, Bagmati Province of Nepal.

Tsho Rolpa Lake sits at the plinth of the Rolwaling mountains encircling an area of 1.65 kilometers. White lofty peaks surround it at an altitude of 4540 meters. Tsho Rolpa’s literal translation in the Sherpa dialect means “Lake of Rolwaling Valley.” Locals call this Lake Chhuygima Pokhari for its color-changing water body. Rolwaling region, with its glacial and River-cut valleys, has religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists alike.

Trek to Tsho Rolpa is an amusing escapade that follows the Tama Koshi River to its origin. You will encounter the diverse flora and fauna of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area in this traverse. Additionally, small hamlets of Sherpa people who practice Tibetan Buddhism is another delicacy of this adventure.

Rolwaling mountain range features majestic mountains like, Gauri Shankar(7,134 m), Melungtse (7,181 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Tashi Lapcha Peak (5,761 m) and Yalung Ri (5,630 m). These peaks will keep your escapade to Tsho Rolpa Lake, filled with unmatched beauty and astounding vistas. The trek’s highest point is the Tsho Rolpa Lake itself at 4540 meters.

Tso Rolpa Trekking Route is an isolated land mass not visited by many. These highlands have long been hidden from the trekking industry in Nepal. This makes the topography and atmosphere of the area authentic and still preserved. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten trek in Nepal, trek to Rolwaling Valley’s Tsho Rolpa Lake could be the one for you.

We begin our trek at the base of Rolwaling Valley from an altitude of 2020 meters at Simigaun. Furthermore, the route then elevates, passing through small Sherpa villages beside the raging Tama Koshi River. Your traverse is contained with small tea shops all along the way. Mostly, this trek entails a wide array of geological distributions.

You will traverse tropical and subtropical forests for the first few days of your trek. As you ascend above 4000 meters at Bedding, Himalayan valleys appear. Then, Semi-Alpine and Alpine terrain dominates the trekking trail, with high mountains surrounding it.

Most areas beyond Bedding are filled with rocky landslides, glacial moraines, glacial lakes, glaciers, High passes, and river streams originating from Rolwaling glaciers. Tsho Rolpa Lake is a turquoise lake between the gigantic mountains. Also, It is encoded by Langdung Himal to the north, Rolwaling glaciers to its east, and the vast Gaurishankar Conservation Area to the south.

Its location is perfect for anyone looking for a remote gateway from commercial trekking trails. Trekking Information of Tsho Rolpa is readily available with Boundless Adventures. Please inquire with us for further information.

The Trekking Map provides a detailed insight into the trail detail. The journey begins from Kathmandu and heads east towards Dolakha district, following Araniko Highway. From the Dolakha district headquarters, Charikot, we descend to the Tamakoshi River and follow the river bed to reach the lake.

Geography and Landscape

Rolwaling Valley, which encapsulates Tsho Rolpa Lake, has dramatic and roughened terrain. High altitude landscape of the region creates an environment that is remote and limitedly accessible. Your trekking to Tsho Rolpa first follows the whitewater Himalayan River, Tamakoshi. The river basin of Tamakoshi is filled with lush green dense tropical forests.

As we delve deeper into the valley, the landscape is dominated by rocky mountains, deep valleys, wide river basins, rocky landslides, and steep ridges. The Rolwaling area is at the core heart of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. This location has seen various floral diversity, including rhododendron, oak, pine, and fir trees. Furthermore, the dense forests here are home to Himalayan tahr, snow leopard, red panda, and numerous bird species.

Trekking Package in Tsho Rolpa

The all-inclusive trekking package of Tsho Rolpa by Boundless Adventures includes Airport transfers, Hotel accommodations, 3 times meals, trekking guidance, and domestic ground transfers. However, we are available 24/7 for assistance if you have other special requirements. The trekking package can be modified in the manner you would prefer.

Cost of the trek
The Cost of the Trek is based on the size of your group and service. Boundless Adventure is a local company in Thamel, Kathmandu. We provide a package trip including a guide, your three times meals a day, Teahousess, and Permits during the trekking. The net cost of the package is dependent on your main factors:

Accommodation in Kathmandu

However, you have multiple alternatives for staying in Kathmandu. There are budget hotels and also many luxurious star hotels. The cost can vary significantly based on the hotel you choose in Kathmandu. You may let us know What types of Hotels are you rather like?

Itinerary of Tsho Rolpa Trek


Day:01 1) Arrival in Kathmandu

Car 20 minutes
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Not in schedule
Accommodation Hotel

We will have our representative on standby at your time of arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will escort to your hotel in Thamel. touristic hub of Kathmandu. You have leisure time for yourself for the rest of the day. Overnight at a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Ground transportation is Free.


Day:02 2) Drive from Kathmandu to Chhetchhet, 2020m

Bus 4 hours
Overnight Chhetchhet
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Guest House

After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, we will drive towards our starting point of the trek Chhetchhet,  Simigaon. From Kathmandu, we take the Araniko Highway for about 75 kilometers before reaching Khadichaur.

Khadichaur is the divergent point from where we cross the bridge over the Bhotekoshi River headed for Dolakha. After 3 hours we get the first glimpse of the Tamakoshi river. We drove along the Tamakoshi River for another 2 hours to reach Chhetchhet.

We start our trek from Chhetchhet and walk for another 3 hours to reach Simigaon. Overnight at Simigaon.


Day:03 3) Trek to Dongang 2791m

Hiking 5/6 hours
Overnight Dongang
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Guest house

The first stretch of the trek from Simigaon begins with a descent along the slope. We walk along the edge of a hill before stepping onto stone-paved stairs. Dense forests come across our trail which then navigates up and down.

We cross the suspension bridge over the Rolwaling River and head further up. You will have your first glimpse of Gaurishankar Mountain during this stretch. You will make several steep ascents before finally reaching Dongang, your stopover for the night.


Day:04 4) Trek to Beding 3690m

Hiking 5 hours
Overnight Beding
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Guest House

Our trek today takes us to the largest Sherpa village of Rolwaling Valley, Beding. The traverse first makes its way through dense pine forests. We reached Nyamare after a 3-hour trek for our lunch.

This is a small hamlet with not more than 15 houses and is a popular stopover for trekkers. We continue with the journey making small ascents all along the way. We reach the Buddhist hub of Bedding before sunset.

There is a prominent Buddhist at the entry gate of Beding village. You will spend your night here.


Day:05 5) Trek to Na 4180m

Hiking 4 hours
Overnight Na Village
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Guest House

Today’s traverse is distinct from the previous day as the elevation reaches beyond 4000 meters. The green lush forests now turn to barren semi-arid hills.

We cross the Rolwaling River walking alongside. As you ascend higher, the Rolwaling Valley flattens with a widened river bank.

You will pass through numerous pastureland and grassland during the traverse. After 6 hours we come across a huge Mani structure wrapped in Tibetan prayer flags all over.

Right beside it is a huge rock wherein Bodhisattva is painted beautifully. After crossing these monuments, we reach Na village, our stopover for the night.


Day:06 6) Explore day 4540m

Hiking 6 hours
Overnight Na Village
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Guest House

We started our hike to Tso Rolpa from Na village early in the morning. The hike takes about 2 hours. The first stretch takes us over a suspension bridge over the Rolwaling River.

It then ascends steeply over a dry trail carved into the hill face. The trail then takes its path in between two huge glaciers before revealing a big valley. Tsho Rolpa Lake sits quietly in this valley.

On a clear day, you will gaze upon the lake to view the Rolwaling mountains being perfectly reflected upon. We explored the lake for a bit and started our descent. Na Village will be our stopover for the night.


Day:07 7) Trek to Dongang 2791m

Hiking 6 hours
Overnight Dongang
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Guest House

We retrace our footsteps on the return journey. We follow back through the same villages on our ascent journey. After 6-7  hours of trek, we reach Dongang for a night stop.


Day:08 8) Trek to Chhet Chhet 1377m/6-7 hours,z

Hiking 5/6 hours
Overnight Chhet Chhet
Food Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Hotel

As you descend further, you will feel the environment changing. The dry and uninhabitable terrain now turns lively.

There are green forests, streams, and birds welcoming you during the traverse. Several suspension bridges appear before you on this traverse. You stop at Chhet Chhet for the night ending your trekking journey.


Day:09 9) Drive to Kathmandu

Bus 5 hours
Overnight Kathmandu
Food Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation Hotel

Our vehicle will be ready for departure after your breakfast at the hotel. It’s the same route we return back to reach Kathmandu, it will take 4/5 hours to get into Kathmandu.

You travel through various rural villages and small towns before reaching Khadichaur. From here we take Araniko Highway passing through Dhulikhel, Banepa, and Bhaktapur before reaching Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu


Day:10 10) Final Departure from Kathmandu

Food Breakfast
Accommodation Not in Program

Our representative will escort you to the airport at your scheduled time of the flight. We bid farewell until next time.

Your Check out time is 12:00 From the Hotel.

So, if Still you have time to travel to Nepal, You may travel to another beautiful area of Nepal Pokhara, To see one horn Rhino, and Lumbini within a few days.


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Essential Information - Tsho Rolpa Trek

Size of the group in the Trek

The number of people in your group decides the per-person cost for the trek. If you have a bigger group, the transportation cost of the tour will be lower, which lowers the per-person cost of the walk. If the group size is small, transportation costs get higher.

Time of the Year

The time of the year you choose for your trek determines the price of the trek. Usually, during the peak trekking seasons like Spring and Autumn, trekking trails are full of trekkers. The accommodation in the Rolwaling area is limited, and the price hikes as the demand increases. However, the price may be relatively lower if you travel during off seasons, Winter and Summer.

Data of Temperature and Weather during the Trekking

             Seasons Day time Temperature Night time Temperature
              Spring              10°C to 15°C           -5°C to 5°C
             Autumn              10°C to 20°C             0°C to 10°C
             Winter              0°C -to 10°C              -10°C to 0°C
            Summer             15°C to 25°C               5°C to 15°C

The weather pattern around the year in Nepal differs. Also, the weather pattern in lower elevations differs from that in higher elevations. The spring months are warmer and mild, melting the snow and revealing green grassland and lush forests. Autumn months provide a vibrant environment with a comfortable and stable weather pattern. But, Summer and Winter are the harshest, with summer bringing in heavy rain showers and Winter characterized by heavy snowfall in higher altitude areas.

Accommodation in Trekking

TLodginging is in a teahouse. Like mountain lodges in the Alps, teahouses are spread along the trail flogging. You will have a teahouse facility from the initial point of the trek, Simigaun, to the final point, Na Village. Teahouses are wooden built structures providing basic lodging facilities. Teahouses in various treks in Nepal are pretty similar. Also, the room in teahouses usually consists of 2,3,4,5, and up to 6 beds. Mattress, quilt, pillows, and blankets will be provided. Attached bathrooms are not available in all teahouses and are optional. Wifi and hot showers are available in most tea houses but cost extra.


You have multiple meal options for meals in Tsho Rolpa Trek. Since this is teahouse trekking, at every stop, a cook will be available. The food option ranges from Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan dishes. “Dal Bhaat” is a Nepalese meal most preferred during the trek. It includes a portion each of rice, lentil soup, veg curry, and pickle.

Furthermore, This dish is nutritious and filling for your tummy. During the trek, being in the utmost health condition is paramount. We don’t recommend eating meat products or canned meat during your trekking. Pastas, Mashed Potatoes, French Fries, Noodles, and Soup are available in most teahouses. The breakfast menu includes Tibetan bread, Noodles, Pancakes, oatmeal, and others. If you have unique meal preferences, it is advised to inform us in advance.

Permits for Trekking

Rolwaling region, including the area of the trek, comes under Gaurishankar Conservation Area. You need to obtain a conservation area permit for this trek. Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit costs NPR.3000 (Approx $25). Additionally, a TIMS card is required for this trek which costs NPR.2000 (Approx $15). Both these permits can be obtained in Kathmandu. Your trekking agent can assist with obtaining these permits before your travel dates.

As of April 2023, FITs or Solo independent trekkers cannot travel without a trekking guide in Nepal. A professional trekking guide can assist you in many ways. Navigation, safety, guidance, and emergency evacuation are subject matters that a trekking guide will assist you in. At Boundless Adventures, we provide a registered trekking guide with years of experience. Also, our guides are local to the trekking destination and thoroughly know the terrain, culture, pathways, and others. Also, they have basic first aid training in case of any uncertain events.

Ground Transportation
Boundless Adventure’s all-inclusive Tsho Rolpa Trekking Package includes ground transportation. You will be provided with private transportation services to/from the airport. Furthermore, the road travel from Kathmandu- ChetChet- Kathmandu is also included in the package. We provide the best available vehicle for our tours. Vehicles are allocated based on number of pax in the following manner:
2 Person to 3 people can get a Car
4 people to 7 People will get Jeep/Van
7 people to 15 People will get Hiace
15+ Tourist Coach

Best Time
Autumn and Spring months are best enjoyed for the trek. There are altogether 4 distinctive seasons in Nepal: Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer. Winter comes with heavy snowfall in higher altitude areas, and Summer months bring in heavy rain. This makes trekking to higher altitudes even more arduous during these times. Spring and Autumn times provide an amazing weather pattern with moderate temperatures, perfect for trekking. Also, the calm weather offers the best views of the surrounding environment.

Difficulty during the Trek
Trekking in Tsho Rolpa is an easy-going smooth trek on gradually elevating terrain. The landmass surrounding Tsho Rolpa Lake and Rolwaling Valley consists of a traverse along the river banks. Additionally, you must walk for 4 to 5 hours daily during the traverse. The trek’s highest point is Tsho Rolpa Lake (4554m). The elevation is suitable for beginner trekkers and perfect for 1st-time trekkers with families. Of course, it is comfortable even though senior citizens and Children. There is a shallow risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

Trekking Route
The Trekking Route has quaint nature, amusing geography, distinct culture, and towering mountains. Per the Tsho Rolpa Trek Itinerary provided by Boundless Adventures, we start our journey from Kathmandu. We head eastbound, following Araniko Highway to Khadichaur.

Leaving the highway, we diverge from here and head towards the district headquarters of Dolakha district, Charikot. From Charikot, we descend towards the raging Tamakoshi River. From Tamakoshi Bridge, we take the river pathway for another 2 hours to reach ChetChet.

This will be our starting point of the trek. We follow further above the river basin via various villages located along. The trail traverses through small hamlets located beside the Tamakoshi River. Simigaun, Dongang, Beddingg, and Na are the villages you will stay at before reaching Tsho Rolpa Lake at 4540 meters. We return and retrace our footsteps to Kathmandu, ending our journey.

People and Culture
Sherpa people have long inhabited the vicinity of Rolwaling Valley. The Rolwaling region neighbors the Solukhumbu district to its east. Sherpa people have migrated to the highlands of these areas long before. The typical culture practiced by these groups of people is Tibetan Buddhism. You can see various Tibetan monuments scattered along the trekking trail. You will traverse numerous Mani walls, Chhortens, Monasteries, and Prayer flags along the trekking route.

Gaurishankar Conservation Area
Gaurishankar Conservation Area in Nepal encompasses most of the Rolwaling region in Nepal. The areas surrounding Gaurishankar Himal and others in its range are included. The conservation area is filled with natural enriches of Dolakha districts. It adjoins Sagarmatha National Park to the east and Langtang National Park to the south.

Snow Leopards, Red Pandas, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Monal, and Clouded leopards are among the major animals in the area. This conservation area is lowlands filled with Subtropical, Temperate, and Alpine meadows, Rhododendron, and Bamboo Groves. A total of 2179 square kilometers.

Rolwaling High Glacial Lake
Apart from the pristine Tsho Rolpa Lake, numerous other glacial lakes exist in the Rolwaling region. The area is filled with towering Himalayan mountains that stay shimmering white with snow throughout the year.

Sitting in the lap of these mountains are numerous glacial lakes that change their shape and outlook every year. To name a few, Tsho Rolpa Lake(4540m), Chh Gayuma Lake(4000m), Yalung Ri Lake, and Tarkarding Glacier Lake are among a few popular ones. Numerous other unnamed regional lakes are hidden in the deep Rolwaling valleys.

Gaurishankar Himal
The highest within the Rolwaling range is Mt. Gaurishankar which measures 7,134 meters. Hindus consider Gaurishankar as one of the sacred mountains of Lord Shiva and his wife, Parvati. The two pinnacles of the mountain have long been worshiped as the form of these Hindu deities.

Buddhist people also have a divine reverence for Gaurishankar as a traditional belief. Additionally, this mountain portrays a shape of a woman sleeping, making it alluring for others too.

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