Rolwaling and a crossing of the Tashi Labsta

Rolwaling and a crossing of the Tashi Labsta

Overview

This is a relatively short trek but one that really puts you into the remote and wild Himalayan wilderness. However crossing the Tashi Labsta can be a serious affair depending on conditions. This area was extensively explored with many of the peaks being climbed by Sir Ed Hillary during the early Everest exploration years. This valley supplied many of the high altitude guides that work on Everest today. Once at the head of the valley the untrained eye will be confused as to the route out, however hidden away round to the northern side is an exposed route onto the upper valley floor that eventually leads up a big snow field to the Pass crossing. The upper valley provides some wild camping with spectacular views.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to your hotel .

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation. Hotel B & B and Welcome dinner.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha and then to Chhetchhet 1377m. Camp meals BLD.

Day 04: Trek Chhetchhet to Simi 2036m - 5/6 hrs.

Day 05: Trek Dokhang 2791m - 6 hrs.

Day 06: Beding a rest day with time to acclimatise.

Day 07: Trek to Na 4180m -5 hrs.

Day 08: Having gained good height over the last few days it might be that the team would like to spend another day acclimatising in this hospitable community, there are plenty of short walks to help keep the body but more importantly the lungs in shape for the days to come.

Day 09: Trek Na to Tso Rolpa Lake 4,588m - 5 hrs.

Day 10: Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier 4800m - 4 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp 5,010m - 5 hrs.

Day 12: Cross Tashi Labsta Pass 5,755 - 5 hrs and descend on toward Thame.

Day 13: Trek to Thame 3,820m – 5/6 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m - 5 hrs.

Day 15: Trek Namche to Lukla 2,840m.

Day 16: Flight: Lukla–Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 17: A free day in Kathmandu Hotel B & B Farewell dinner.

Day 18: International departure.