Tashi Lapsta and Gokyo Ri Trek takes in the Tashi Lapche Pass (5,755m.), one of Nepal’s highest most difficult fair weather trekking passes – remote and wild, it is guaranteed free from tourists, but its difficulty should not be underestimated, and Renjo pass (5,388m). You have to be fit and willing to enjoy this foreboding landscape.
The Tashi Labsta pass is in the Rowaling Himal area inside the Gauri Sankar Conservation Zone; a remote area inhabited by a few Sherpa villagess. The valley has only one viable very steep entrance track – the other two difficult access points are the tashi labsta pass and another difficult route to Junbesi on the old original Everest trail.
After Gokyo village (Inside Sagamatha National Park), perched beside a high Himalayan lake, we ascend Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) with unparrelled views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyo – 4 peaks over 8000m. After crossing Renjo la pass (5,388m) , we head towards Tashi Labsta and Rowaling Himal.
This trip can be extended to take in all three Everest high passes.
Set in Rolwaling Himal, sandwiched between Lapchi Kang and the Tashi Labsta Pass, always in the shadow of the huge 7000m massif of Gauri Sanka, this Sherpa inhabited valley is isolated from Everest by its awesome pass. Outstanding Himalayan views are certain – Everest Range, Shisha Pangma, Gauri Shanks, Mani Himal are all on our doorstep.
Kathmandu to Lukla by flight. 2,860 m.
Trek to Phakding. 2,652 m.
Phakding – Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours.
The trail crosses the Dudh Khoshi River via a long suspension bridge and the trail then leads us to Hilarys Suspension Bridge. We climb steeply from here to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286ft).
Acclimatisation Day. Namche Bazaar is a thriving center for local Sherpa culture and trade.
Phunke Tenga. 3,250 m.
Dole. 4,090 m.
Machhermo. 4,465 m.
The trail climbs to Labharma and Luza. The path is steep as it climbs through scrub junipers. The trail continues high above the river and then crosses the sandy slopes before reaching the village of Machhermo.
Note: Days 4-6 are short to ensure acclimatisation for the high altitude part of this trip.
Machhermo – Gokyo. 4,750m
Trekking some wild terrain to cross the Renjo La pass before descending to the high alpine village of Gokyo perched above a glacial lake. Good views.
Gokyo – Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) – Gokyo : 4 hours
The views around Gokyo are tremendous. From the top of Gokyo Ri (5357m/19,216ft) you view beautiful isolated Himalayan scenes. It is a two-hour climb to the top of the peak, providing a panoramic view of Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Tawachee. This easy day helps with acclimatization.
Gokyo – Cho Oyo Base Camp (5000m) with a chance for an easy scramble up Nabe Peak. Great views of the entire ridge from Cho Oyo to Everest, along with Lobuche and Kala Patar along the glacier. If you don’t opt for Nabe Peak, you can walk to the glacial lakes at Base Camp to be in a truly isolated, frozen Himalayan spot. This is an early start and a long day, but worth it. If you want to camp here, let us know in advance.
Renjo la pass (5360m) to Lumde (4368m) 8 hours.
Thame. 3,750 m.
Parchemuche Tsho. 4,900 m. 7 hours. Camping.
Across the Dhud Khosi River to the huge flank under the Tashi Labsta pass.
High Camp. 5,100 m. 6 hours. Camping.
Tashi Labsta Pass 5,755 m.
Trek down to Trakarding Galcier 4,500 m.. Amazing views of the Himalayas. You are in the middle of them ! 8 hours. Camping.
Bedding. 3,690 m.
Simigoan. 2000m. Visit the Monastery,
Steep trek down to Tama Khosi River. We find a suitable place to camp / lodge for the night.
Type of Trekking: Camping / Tea House mix.
Minimum 2 Pax – €1950
(3-6) Pax – €1750
The Price includes:
Accommodation in available lodges or guesthouses in route, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide and porters) and their all expenses including insurance, Park entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes. All camping Gear and three meals a day while camping.
Trekking permit. Tims Card. Park entry.
Airport pick up and drop.
KTM – Lukla Flight.
3 nights in a hotel in KTM -one night before leaving for the trek and two when
returning – 3 star with breakfast!
Price does not include.
Personal equipment and clothing. Insurance. Alcohol and extra food and drinks outside mealtimes.