Important Information

Rolwaling Region Treks
8 Days
Max Altitude 4900m
Best Season March - November
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 3
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Jeep

“Lapche valley Trek is one of the desirable trekking routes in the Himalayas of Nepal which is recommended by all travelers who had visited there.”

Lapchi or Lapche is a paramount spiritual mountain which is known as the Milarepa’s hermitage. It is located in Rolwaling in the eastern part of Nepal at a height of about 4850 meters along the border of Nepal and Tibet. This trek offers an opportunity to discover the least visited remote and exciting secreted corners of Nepal. Lapchi trek and Lapchi area is the scared destination in the Himalayan after Kailash and Tsari.

You can visit the monastery showcases the religious and spiritual heritage of more than 400 years old. This area is related to Milarepa, — a twelfth-century Buddhist sage and poet who served as the spiritual figurehead of the Kagyupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Milarepa is not only a Buddhist yogi but also an ancient Tibetan poet and singer.

Besides pilgrimage, this trek offers an outstanding view of the Himalayas that lies along the northeastern side of the finger land and that just form. Some of the highlights of this trek are Rolwaling valley, Tamang village, and wonderful views of an alpine lake, Hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls, and imminent view of snowy peaks in the backdrop.  This is a popular region for isolated villages, biological diversity, glacial lakes, and mountains. Rolwaling trek combines the view of Mt Melungtse, Mt Dorje, and Mt Tashi Lapcha, beautiful waterfalls, and the Tso Rolpa Lake.

Highlights of Lapchi Trek

  • Discover the art and architecture of the monasteries and caves,
  • Explore the scenes of surrounding mountains and other natural formations of this high alpine region.
  • Buddhist pilgrimage as a charming destination of Milarepa.

Outline Itinerary ( 8 Days )

Day 1

Kathmandu – Lamabagar (2077m)

Lamabagar is a small town of sherpa. People here practice Buddhism. Driving from Kathmandu by public Bus or private Jeep to Lamabagaar, which takes 8-10 hrs by bus and 7-8 hrs by Jeep. On arrival to Lamabagar, you will walk around the town and stay overnight in a local lodge. 


Day 2

Lamabagar – Lumnang Village (2900 m )

Today after your breakfast you will start the first day of the trek. Lumnang is a winter settlement of Lapchi people. The trek will take about 6 hours to reach Lumnang. You will hike across the Lapchi Khola through the steep path of the bamboo forest by crossing some streams and rivers. Eventually, you will reach Lumnang village. 


Day 3

Lumnang to Lapchi Village (3030 m)

As normal days you will follow the fast-flowing stream below the shadow of Gaurishankar (7134m) and reach to Lapchi Village. It is the final camp or settlement of the trek. Here you can find the footprint and sacred cave of Milarepa. Yak herding is the sole occupation even though the cultivation is very less. It is possible to visit Monastery, Chöra Gephel Ling. Around the monastery, there are some retreat places. 


Day 4

Hike to Sephuk (4600m)

Today will be your exploration day where you will hike up to Sephuk where the Jetsun Milarepa's retreat house and holy water lies. This place is also a viewpoint from where you will have scenic views of mountains including the Lapchi Monastery and village. 


Day 5

Ramding Namgoma

If the situation permits then you will spend one more day exploring. you will hike to Ramding Namgoma which is located inside Tibetan territory of China. It will take about 40 minutes to reach. Here the elevation is about 4500 meters. 


Day 6

Lapchi Gonpa to Lumnang (Retrace)

Today you will say goodbye to your host and locals of Lapchi village and retrace to Lumnang and stay overnight. 

Day 7

Lumnang to Lamabagar (Retrace)

The last day of a trek retracing to Lamabagar.

Day 8

Lamabagar to Kathamndu Ktm (Final Day of a trip)

You will meet your driver and drive to Kathmandu. 




Private Jeep to the start and end of the trek
English-speaking government license holder trekking guide
Porter per two-person
Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip
TIMS trekking permit
National park permit
Camping equipment and food during the trek
Homestay or local lodges
Three meals plus teas per day during the whole trek


Personal trekking equipment
Travel/medical insurance
Emergency rescue evacuation
Phone calls
International air ticket
Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Route Map

Lapchi Hermitage Trek

Important Information

* The Price given here is per person based on a minimum of 2 pax. The price will be cheaper with an increase in the number of people.

* Single Supplement is applied (incase if you are single) 


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will  work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Camping 
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - camping equipment, kitchen implements, food - are all carried by pack animals like mules, Yaks, and horses. Even Porters are common in Nepal. All trekkers are accompanied by a guide, a cook, and usually at least one horseman or yak herder. With the surest footing; they lead trekking groups across the passes. The horseman and cook will usually run ahead during a trekking day. They will have prepared a packed lunch for hikers and will go on to the night’s resting place to set up camp. They set up tents, cook dinner, and ready the area for arriving trekkers. When trekkers reach the campsite they are greeted with a hot cup of tea and biscuits in the dining tent. After six hours in the mountains, no drink will ever taste sweeter. For dinner, the cook will usually prepare a buffet of dishes that are as welcome as they are delicious.


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)

Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat

Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional) Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs