Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek

Duration: 9 Days


  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,580 meter
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Gaurishankar Conservation Area
  • Best Season Spring Autumn


  • Tsho Rolpa Lake: It lies at (4580m / 15,026ft). It is located between two massive mountain ranges - Langtang and Everest, near the Tibetan border.

  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area: Embark on a journey through the biodiversity-rich Gaurishankar Conservation. Home to rare flora like pinus roxburghii, Rhododendrons, Alnus, and Fauna like Himalayan tahr, red pandas, and snow leopards.

  • Beautiful Scenery: Explore a wide range of environments, including rocky outcroppings, glacial moraines, and alpine meadows.

  • Cultural Exploration: As the trek passes through a remote village. Allows interaction with local Sherpa and Tamang people and learns about their unique cultures, traditions, and daily life.

  • Reduced Crowd: The hike is less frequented by hikers, providing a more peaceful and undisturbed experience in the Himalayas.

  • Experiences: The Trek is an incredible experience. Challenging your stamina and trekking abilities while letting you immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural diversity. 

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is well-known for its beautiful terrain and remote alpine views. The lake lies at an altitude of 4,580 meters / 15,026 feet. located in eastern-central Nepal. It is a breathtaking trek across Nepal's Rolwaling Valley.

The lake is near the Tibet border and the Solukhumbu Region. It lies in between the magnificent Everest and Langtang mountain ranges. Tsho Rolpa is one of Nepal's largest glacial lakes.

This hike takes place in Nepal’s Rolwaling Valley, in the Dolakha district west of the Khumbu area. It covers around 115 miles in 8 to 10 days depending upon the itinerary, and reaches its highest peak at 4508m (14,895 ft). It is situated in the Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA). 

The trek takes through difficult routes and high mountain passes such as Lapcha Pass. Trekkers can see amazing views of snow-capped mountains i.e. Gaurishankar(7,134m / 23,405ft), Melungtse(7,181m / 23,559ft), Dorje Lapka (6,966 m / 22,854 ft), and Everest ranges.

Hike to Tsho Rolpa Lake provides interaction with Local Sherpa and Tamang communities. That helps to experience unique practices and ways of life in those communities.

Reaching the lake

The trek usually starts from Dolakha. Traveling from Kathmandu to Chhetchhet, beginning a hike from Simi Gaun, to Dongang, and acclimatizing at Naa Gaun through Bedding makes you finally reach the magnificent Tsho Rolpa Lake.

Exploring a variety of biodiversity in the Guarishankar Conservation Area. This trail includes 16 varieties of Flora and 368 species of Fauna including some rare and endangered species. Rare species like  Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Pangolin, Himalayan Tahr, and gray wolves. The scenic ride is enriched by the Tama Koshi River. 

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Tsho Rolpa Trek Cost Breakdown

This hike usually costs $600-800 per person. The number of trekkers, guides, porters, food, permits, and accommodations determine the price of the hike. This excursion is one of the best short trips at reasonable costs for every vivid trekker.

If you choose to hire just a guide and carry your gear, the costs can break down throughout the journey.

No. of PaxCosts
For 2-4$799
For 5-8$649
For 9-12$599

Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek: Is it right for me?

This trip is almost right for everyone with moderate physical fitness. The 9-day walking journey is not physically and technically challenging. However, you need to be careful about wearing warm clothes and your diet plan should also be ensured to keep you healthy.

As this trekking trail does not have any kind of luxury facilities, you need to stay in a basic guest house. But in case of any emergency that needs rescue then helicopters are available on call.

Additionally, this trek has one of the most reasonable costs than other trekking routes in Nepal. So this vacation at an affordable price, the 11-day trek is right for you.

Trekking Seasons

Spring (March- April- May) and Autumn (September- October- November) are the best seasons for the trek. You will experience beautiful skies and moderate temperatures and witness rhododendron blossoms in the springtime.

You can see similar ideal conditions in autumn. The brilliant fall colors enhance the breathtaking scenery. The best trekking conditions and visibility of the neighboring peaks make these times of the year quite popular. It is less recommended in the winter due to the low temperatures and the possibility of snowfall.

Yet, Trekking is possible all year round. There are difficulties during the monsoon season (June- July- August). It is due to severe rainfall and poor visibility.

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Cultural Immersion

Trekkers can engage with the local way of life. Passing through traditional Sherpa communities on the trek, you can explore low Himalayan settlements.

You will see unique culture, architecture, and monastic traditions throughout the hike. Engaging with the locals and exploring the colorful Buddhist rites performed in monasteries. You will see their use of prayer flags and carved mani stones.

Book Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek

Our fixed departure dates are for group joining and you may pick any of your suitable dates if you are looking group, or if you are in your own group, you can request a private group trip.

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Greetings from Nepal! Our agents will meet you at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel.
Overnight at a 4-star Hotel on a MAP basis.

Exploring the full-day sightseeing heritage of Kathmandu Valley i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath, Bouddhanath, and Pashupatinath. Enjoy the evening aarti at Pashupatinath.

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Chhetchhet via Charikot, which is the starting point, and trek to Simi Gaun (2,020m / 6,627ft). Drive from the Kathmandu to Chhetchhet will be approximately 7-9 hours. The trek to Simi Gaun will last at least 4-5 hours. 

After breakfast, trek from Simi Gaun to Dongang (2,791m / 9,156ft). The hike will take approximately 5-6 hours. With views of Gaurishankar Himal, the trek will take you through verdant woods and scenic settings.

The next morning after breakfast, hike to Naa Gaun (4,100m / 13,451ft) through Beding (3,650m / 11,975ft). Walking via Nyamare village to the community of the Sherpa village of Beding. The village's entry gate features an antique Gompa. Spend the day touring Na Village and getting used to the altitude.

Pass the River’s bridge as leaving Na Gaun in the early morning. Stroll past two glaciers, enter the valley, and continue walking to Tsho Rolpa Lake. Strolling down the ice fields of Rolwaling Glacier, coming to the hypnotic Tsho Rolpa Lake  (4,580 m/ 15,026 ft), is an incredible natural beauty.
Trek back to Bedding. The round hike will be about 6-7 hours.

The next morning, stepping back to Chhetchhet crossing Simi Gaun. The trek will be about 6-7 hours.

Drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the picturesque drive back to the capital city. Check into your Kathmandu hotel. It will take approximately 7-9 hours.

On the farewell day, we will bid goodbye to you and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport depending upon the flight schedule.

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Cost Details


  • Private Surface transfer for the trek start point and after the walk back to Kathmandu by Jeep / Van,

  • Three meals during the trek (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner),

  • Twin-sharing lodge-to-lodge accommodation during the trek,

  • Highly experienced government-licensed guide,

  • Porter (1 or 2  trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and their equipment,

  • Accident insurance for all staff,

  • Trekking map, cap, and trip achievement certificate,

  • First aid medical kit and an oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes,

  • GCA (Gaurishankar Conservation Area) and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit,

  • Worst case helps with all  rescue and evacuation arrangements,

  • Government taxes and office charges.


  • Nepal Visa,

  • Personal travel insurance,

  • International Airfare,

  • Snacks, drinks, shower, and other personal expenses,

  • Tips and gratuities to trekking staff,

  • Anything not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

Useful Info

Accommodation and Local Cuisines

Along the trek, tea houses and lodges serve as the main lodging. These places provide simple yet cozy facilities. It can be found in Simi Gaun, Dongang, and Beding. There is a variety of options for lodging facilities.

They serve a variety of traditional Sherpa’s and Tamang’s foods including momos, dal bhat, thupka, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. It provides the energy that is needed for the difficult journey. You will get to drink local drinks like butter tea and chyang.

Permits Requirement For Tsho Rolpa Trek

To embark on the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek, and for extra security and convenience, hiring a guide and porter is advised. All the permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board(NTB) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Required Permits per person:

  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit; $ 30 (NRP 3,000) and $ 10 (NRP 1,000) for SAARC nationals.

  • TIMS Card - Trekking Information Management System: $ 20 (NPR 2,000) and $ 10 (NPR 1,000) for SAARC nationals.

Difficulty Level

It takes a bit of trekking experience and a good fitness level to complete the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek. The hike requires strong physical stamina. You should be able to adjust to high elevations.

Hikers should be ready for the range of weather conditions. You will experience chilly temperatures and snow at high altitudes. You must be aware of the challenges provided by the terrain and altitude. You can hire a local guide for a safer and more pleasurable journey experience.

Packing List 

Here is the list of essentials for your packing List: 

  1. Essentials like moisture-wicking base layers, insulating layers, and a waterproof jacket.

  2.  Gaiters, woolen socks, and robust trekking boots for Footwear.

  3.  Bring hiking poles, and a sleeping bag appropriate for low temperatures. You should bring a backpack, and extra batteries for your headlamp.

  4. Carry your licenses, travel insurance, and a basic first aid kit.

  5.  Extra batteries, a power bank for electronics, and a camera are optional.

You can bring accessories like sunglasses, sunscreen, and water bottles. You can also bring tablets for purification.

Things like extra batteries, a power bank for electronics, and a camera are optional. You can change the inventory according to the season. You can also consider renting equipment nearby to reduce your workload.

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