Tradition & Culture in Tsho Rolpa
People residing in Tsho Rolpa generally follows Buddhism. As most part of the trail is nearby Tibet border so the region is also influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. Besides that, we will also see people from other communities like Sherpa, Chhetri, Brahmin, and Tamang. We will get to witness ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines, centuries-old monasteries, chortens, prayer walls, and kaanis. Moreover, the isolation of this region has contributed immensely to conserve the cultural heritage and tradition for centuries.
We will be staying in 2 or 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek, we will stay in teahouse. Teahouse is basically a combination of hotel and lodge. The room will be small with little furniture, bed & blanket. All the accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. On special request, single rooms can be arranged in the cities. However, single rooms might not be available all the time due to the limited service on higher elevations. Please understand that the services in the teahouse will be very basic and also all the teahouse does not come with attached washrooms.
Meals & Drinking Water
In Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek, we will enjoy authentic Nepalese food with few other cuisines like Tibetan. Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. Beside that you can find cookies, butter tea, bars, bread, extra on the trail but, remember as the elevation get higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu, you will only get breakfast. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for you.
Drinking water can be easily found everywhere. You can get hot water from the teahouse and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you to not buy mineral water bottle on the way as it will help in preserving the region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with yourself to purify the water.
Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek Difficulty & Physical Fitness
Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is a moderate trek. The trails are not so difficult and challenging in terms of technical climbing but, do includes 6-8 hours of walk each day. Therefore you need to be passionate and in good health. Trekking to the higher altitude always demands average physical fitness, positive attitude, and a strong determination. If you have any previous hiking or trekking experience it would be great but, it's not mandatory to go on Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek.
Other than that, if you have any kind of health related issues then do consult with your doctors before booking the trip. In case of any medical history, we highly recommend you to inform us so that any future event can be tackled without having any issue.
Best Season to go on Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (last September to November) are the best seasons to go the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek. While in Monsoon the trail becomes slippery and region receives high rainfall. However, in winter the trek can be done but, this time of the year might not be suitable for everyone because of the extreme cold.
Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek Permit
Trekking in Tsho Rolpa requires to have Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit. Besides that,
you also required to get TIMS card (TIMS cards is not needed if you have immigration permit).
Following is the list of permits for the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek:
Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit for foreigners: 3,000 NPR (Around USD 30)
Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit for SAARC nationals: 1,000 NPR (Around USD 10)
TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Around USD 10)
TIMS entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 600 NPR (Around USD 6)
*If you are traveling with a trekking agency they will arrange these permits for you.
*These prices exclude 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance.
Why go with Royal Himalayan Safari Tours on Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek?
Royal Himalayan Safari Tours offer one of the most extensive Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek in the market. We take our clients as a family member, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different part of the world. We have designed this package to give you all of the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trekking experience. We assure you that, with us, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with lifelong memories.