The Everest to Rolwaling Traverese makes for an amazing trek, combining the classic Everest Base Camp trail with the stunning Gokyo Lakes and the challenging passes of Cho La and Tashi Labsta, the latter leading into Rolwaling.
The views on the Everest Base Camp trail are simply unbeatable with the mighty Himalayas towering high above you. While the beginning of this trail is getting more and more populated by fellow trekkers, the numbers drop toward Gokyo and on the trail to the Tashi Labsta you’ll encounter few tourists.
Gokyo Ri (5360 m) offers incredible views of the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, impressive glaciers and the memorable vistas of the Himalayan giants Mt Everest (8848 m) and Cho Oyo (8188 m).
Crossing the high pass of Tashi Labsta (5755 m) is a real challenge. The trail is sometimes hard to find so hiring a guide who knows the pass is a good idea for this part of the trek. Mountaineering equipment such as ice ax, ropes and crampons are recommended. It’s possible to find a guide and equipment for this portion in Thame. Camping is necessary for the bit crossing Tashi Labsta.
Once conquered Tashi Labsta brings you into the countryside of Rolwaling with small villages surrounded by agricultural terraces; quite a contrast to the first part of the trek!
Duration: 28 Days
Max Attitude: 5755 m.
Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November
Accommodation: Camping, Teahouse/Lodge
Start Point: Lukla
End Point: The Last Resort/Borderlands.
Level of Difficulty: Extreme
Group Size: Min. 2 & Max.15
Restricted Area Trekking Permit for Tashi Labsta La/Rolwaling region, TIMS, Gaurishanker Conservation Area Project (GCAP), Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. All permits issued by Immigration Office Kathmandu (www.immi.gov.no)
Day 1: Flight Kathmandu - Lukla (2840 m); trek to Phakding (2610 m) 5 hrs
Day 2: Phakding (2610 m) - Namche Bazaar (3450 m) 6 hrs.
Day 3: Namche Bazaar (3450 m). Acclimatization day. Optional trek to Khumjung and Khunde village (4-5 hrs)
Day 4: Namche Bazaar (3450 m) - Tengboche (3860 m) 5 hrs
Day 5: Tengboche (3860 m) - Dingboche (4410 m) 5 hrs
Day 6: Dingboche (4410 m). Rest day. Optional trek to Chhukung Ri (5500 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 7: Dingboche (4410 m) - Lobuche (4910 m) 4 hrs
Day 8: Lobuche (4910 m) - Gorak Shep (5140 m) afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5360 m) 7 hrs
Day 9: Gorak Shep (5140 m) - Morning visit to Kala Patthar (5550 m) - Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) 6 hrs
Day 10: Lobuche (4910 m) - Dzongla (4830 m) 5 hrs
Day 11: Dzongla (4830 m) - Dragnag (4700 m) via Cho-La pass (5420 m) 7 hrs
Day 12: Dragnag (4700 m) - Gokyo Lake (4750 m) 3 hrs
Day 13: Gokyo Lake (4750 m). Rest day. Climb Gokyo Ri (5360 m) for views of Everest and Cho Oyu. Round trip 3 hrs.
Day 14: Gokyo Lake (4750 m) - Lumde (4380 m) via Renjo-La Pass (5360 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 15: Lumde (4380 m) - Thame (3820 m) 4 hrs
Day 16: Thame (3820 m) - Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) 6 hrs
Day 17: Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) - Ngole (5110 m) 3 hrs
Day 18: Ngole (5110 m) - Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) 3 hrs
Day 19: Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) - Glacier Camp (4735 m) via Tashi Labsta-La pass (5755 m) 8-9 hrs
Day 20: Glacier Camp (4735 m) - Na Gaon (4180 m) 7 hrs
Day 21: Na Gaon (4180 m) - Dokhang (2791 m) 7 hrs
Day 22: Dokhang (2791 m) - Simigaon (2036 m) 5 hrs
Day 23: Simigaon (2036 m) - Bulungse (2000 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 24: Bulungse (2000 m) - Loting (1768 m) 6 hrs
Day 25: Loting (1768 m) - Bigu Gompa (2516 m) 5 hrs
Day 26: Bigu Gompa (2516 m) - Sano Jyandan (3127 m) via Tinsang-La pass (3798 m) 7 hrs
Day 27: Sano Jyandan (3127 m) - Borderlands or The Last Resort (1170 m) 6 hrs
Day 28: Drive to Kathmandu by bus (4 hrs)
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
16 Sep 2018
12 Oct 2018
- 1 Nights accommodation at The Last Resort/Borderlands.
- 26 Nights accommodation at clean and cozy Camping, teahouses/lodges on trek.
- All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
- Internal flight ( Kathamndu-Lukla)
- All ground transportation on Private vehicle.
- All Travel permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permits & TIMS)
- English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
- Comprehensive first aid kits
- Insurance for the staff
- All applicable government taxes.
- Personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
- Gratuities for Staff