Lapchi Kang Trek

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Lapchi Kang trek

Lapchi Kang Trek Summary

    1. Lapchi Kang trek Duration: 9 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Grading
    3. Lapchi Kang Altitude: 4,580m/15,027 feet
    4. Trek Hours: 6 hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time to Hike: March, April, May, October, and November
    7. Trip Mode: Lodge Basis
    8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/bus

Overview

Lapchi Kang is a revered spiritual mountain, known as Milarepa’s hermitage, situated at 4850m along the border of Nepal and Tibet. This area is equally renowned as Lapche, offering a remote yet popular spiritual trekking route where visitors can explore the 400-year-old cave of Milarepa. Lapchi is considered a sacred destination in the Himalayas, following Kailash and Tsari.

Along the journey, tourists can visit Lapchi Monastery, showcasing religious and spiritual heritage spanning over 400 years. Spiritual trekkers have the opportunity to discover less-visited, remote, and exciting corners of Nepal.

Milarepa, a twelfth-century Buddhist sage, poet, and spiritual figurehead of the Kagyupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, is closely associated with this region.

Apart from its spiritual significance, this trek offers outstanding views of an alpine lake, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks in the backdrop. Moreover, trek to Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave is popular for its isolated villages, biological diversity, glacial lakes, and mountains.

In addition, this trek combines views of Mt. Melungtse, Mt. Dorje, and Mt. Tashi Lapcha, beautiful waterfalls, and the Tso Rolpa Lake. Exploring Lapchi Monastery and Milarepa cave is possible except in winter and rainy months in Nepal.

How much is the Lapchi Kang Trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of Lapchi Kang trek package with a Gokyo Treks local Agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 925 to US$ 1590. And certainly, the Lapchi Kang Trek package price will vary as per the mode of transportation service you choose. However, this figure price includes transportation, a guide, porters, hotels and food accommodation and hiking permits, facilities.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 9 days hike to Lapchi Kang route trekking in the Himalayas. If you are 2 tourists Lapchi Kang trek cost US$ 1098 for 9 days trek as given plan. We can modify the Lapchi Kang trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Lapchi Kang treks.

Price Per Person for 9 days Lapchi Gompa Trek.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1590
2 PersonUS$ 1098
3 PersonUS$ 1050
4 to 6 personUS$ 998
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 950
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 925

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Lapchi Kang trek itinerary details

Hike the Lapchi Kang trek 9 days itinerary is a multi-day adventure journey in the Rolwalling territory. However for travelers who wish to go longer hikes in the Rolwalling territory? follow Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek. Besides that, the particular hike at Thso rolpa route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike quickly and then try this itinerary. Or ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 DayArrival in Kathmandu valley. World Heritage sites(1,348m) tours in Kathmandu, 6 hours.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and drive you to the hotel in Kathmandu. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last-minute questions are answered.

After lunch, we explore this medieval capital with the tour Guide Ammar. We visit Boudhanath (a Little Tibet) and Pashupatinath, a holy Hindu temple where the cremation takes place on the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and walk back to Thamel via Oldest Markets Asan tole. Ammar Guni, team leader will brief you a hike to Lapchi Kang and introduce your guide information.

2 Day Drive from Kathmandu to Lamabagar (2,077m/6,814 feet), 8-9 hours

After breakfast, we commence our journey from Kathmandu to Lamabagar takes 8 to 9 hours by public bus or 8 hours by private jeep [extra cost]. Upon arrival, you’ll explore the town and stay overnight in a local lodge. Lamabagar is a small Sherpa town where Buddhism is practiced.

3 Day Trek to Lumnang Village (2,900m/9,515 feet), 6 hours

After breakfast, you’ll begin your trek towards Lumnang, a winter settlement of the Lapchi people. Your hike today will pass through the Lapchi Khola, bamboo forests, and crossing streams and rivers before reaching Lumnang village. Estimated time that the journey will take today is about 6 hours.

4 Day Lapchi Village Trek (3,030m/9,941 feet), 5 hours

Following a fast-flowing stream beneath the shadow of Gaurishankar (7,134m), you’ll arrive at Lapchi Village. Its a final camp or settlement of the entire journey. Here, you can visit the footprint and sacred cave of Milarepa, and explore the monastery, Chöra Gephel Ling, surrounded by retreat places.

5 Day Trek to Sephuk (4,600m/15,093 feet), 7 hours

Today, you’ll hike to Sephuk, where Jetsun Milarepa’s retreat house and holy water are located. This spot offers panoramic views of the mountains, including the Lapchi Monastery and village.

6 Day Ramding Namgoma trek (4,500m/14,765 feet), 1 hour

If conditions permit, you’ll spend an additional day exploring, hiking to Ramding Namgoma, located within this holy premises. Its a short spiritual hike that takes about 40 minutes, reaching an elevation of approximately 4500 meters.

7 Day Retrace from Lapchi Gonpa to Lumnang (2,900m/9,515 feet), 8 hours

Say goodbye to the residents of Lapchi village and retrace your path back to Lumnang, where you’ll spend the night. Lumnang is a unique village where you stayed on the first day before beginning the ascent to Lapchi Gompa.

8 Day Retrace to Lamabagar (2,077m/6,814 feet), 5 hours

Continue retracing your route back to Lamabagar that takes around four to five hours. Today’s nature path condition from Lumnang to Lamabagar is generally good, with well-defined trails and beautiful natural surroundings.

9 DayDrive back to Kathmandu with a public Bus, 10 hours.

Today we take a public bus from Lamabagar to Kathmandu for the return journey. Transfer to you hotel and trip finish.

Not satisfied with above plan?

Are you interested in planning a custom trip? this might take 2 to 3 minutes.

Cost

How much does the Lapchi Kang trek pckage price?

It’s a 9 Days Classic Lapchi Kang Trek price start at US$ 925 and might reach up to US$ 1590 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking a private 4WD jeep to and from Lamabagar saves your time and riding the bus minimize the tour expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Lapchi Kang Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned rooms in Kathmandu with the breakfast Plan. Likewise, Tent camping accommodations along the journey. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Lapchi Kang trek package includes

  • Kathmandu International airport transfer with a private car on your arrival.
  • 1-night double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Full board Meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) serve with a cup of tea/coffee on trek routes.
  • Tent Camp accommodation along the Lapchi Kang trekking routes.
  • Kathmandu – Lamabagar Bazar – Kathmandu transfer by Public Bus (sharing basis) as per above plan
  • Gauri Shankar Conservation entrance permit fee
  • TIMS permit for Lapchi Kang trekking.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder mountain trek guide.
  • Professional cook, 1 helper and required porters (each 2 guest = 1 porter basis) to transfer guest’s baggage.
  • World heritage Site in Kathmandu city tour guide service.
  • Trekking equipment, Insurance, and other facilities for Nepali trekking staff.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Lapchi Kang trekking.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check your Oxygen level, Pulse rate to monitor every day to prepare for high altitude risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Lapchi Kang Trek map & trek completion certificate – keep them as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

What’s not included in the Lapchi Kang trek package cost:-

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipment including clothes.
  • -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of beverage drinks.
  • Kathmandu city world heritage sites transportation and sport entrance fee.
  • All types of donations.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize a private trek at Lapchi Kang in the Rolowaling area if that starts on any date that works for you. So, please contact us for more information regarding Lapchi Kang trail routes, weather, and price packages.

FAQ

Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight information. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to hike Lapchi Kang?.

Answer: Trek is suitable for keen hikers who can walk around 5 hours each day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have a little experience would be better.

Question: Can I store my suitcase luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is a hiking in the Rolwalling territory Safe especially for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely yes. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; the Lapchi Kang trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Lapchi Kang Rolwalling trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and lodge accommodation on the trek route. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?.

Answer: During the Lapchi Kang lodge trek, Tourists will get all food in the homestay Lodge. They cook mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna baked, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, and rice with seasonal vegetables.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along the lake Lapchi Kang trek?.

Answer: You can get a shower in the guest house perhaps on additional payments.

Question: How do I get drinking water Lapchi Kang route?.

Answer: You can buy aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available almost everywhere on the stream or in the lodges.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the local lodges there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities on a short trek to Lapchi Monastery?

Answer: Yes, only for some places but not for everyday hikes.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No. Not possible for Lapchi trekking routes.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Our adventure treks book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings. And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Lapchi Gompa short trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day. However, you need to prepare your body to walk roughly about 5/6 hours each day as it is not a very easy hike in the Himalayas.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles as you are going to the glacial lakes. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 to 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Lapchi Kang trek highlights

  • Investigate the world’s beautiful two high Gauri Shankar mountains and Melungtse (7,181m) in a line.
  • Explore the remote and off-the-beaten-path of Rolwaling Valley
  • A serene destination perfect for a meditation tour.
  • Discover the sacred Milarepa Cave and immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture.
  • Located within the Gauri Shanker Conservation Area.
  • It’s a hidden gem offers a unique and tranquil experience.
  • Hike into the remote area – off the beaten path experience
  • Diverse in flora and fauna and rich in local cultural heritages of Rolwalling Himalayas.

When is the best time for Lapchi Kang Trekking?

The best time for Lapchi Kang Trekking in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Rolwaling zone.

During spring, the temperatures are mild, and the rhododendron forests along the path come alive with vibrant blooms, creating a picturesque landscape. Skies are generally clear, and you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.

Autumn is another excellent time for Lapchi Kang Trek. The weather is stable, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures during the day. Likewise, the autumn months offer excellent visibility, allowing trekkers to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Gauri Shankar (7,145m), Melungtse (7,181m) and Rolwaling peaks.

Both spring and autumn are considered the very busy seasons for hiking in Nepal, including the Lapchi Gompa at Rolwaling territory. Usually, the trails are well-maintained, and there is a festive atmosphere in the high mountain villages due to various cultural celebrations.

It’s worth noting that while these seasons are generally ideal, weather patterns can vary from year to year. It’s always a good idea to check the latest weather forecasts time to time that your holiday adventure to ensure the best possible experience.

Notes for Lapchi Kang trekkers!

Solo Hikes at Lapchi Kang is somehow not a good way to go because of the wilderness trail. Hikes in those areas often covered with forest and yak trails make tourists confused about following the right trail. Thus, it can be dangerous sometimes if you are hiking in the winter months.

However the Lapchi Kang hike as stated above itineraries is subject to modification according to our guest’s request. This is a sample guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical, and natural condition may change the above itineraries.

What makes Lapchi Kang trek trip special?

Lapchi Kang trekking holds a distinct appeal for hikers due to its unique blend of cultural. Nestled in the serene landscapes of Nepal, this trek unveils breathtaking views of the Rolwaling Himalayas, treating hikers to awe-inspiring vistas throughout the journey.

Beyond the scenic beauty, the trek offers a glimpse into the local Sherpa and Tamang cultures, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of these communities. Moreover, the trek’s challenging yet rewarding trails provide a sense of accomplishment, making it a truly special and fulfilling experience for hiking enthusiasts seeking adventure amidst unparalleled natural beauty and cultural encounters.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

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