“Lapchi Trek is one of the desirable trekking routes in the Himalayas of Nepal which is recommended by all travelers who had visited there.”
Lapchi 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lumnang to Lamabagar (Retrace)
The last day of a trek retracing to Lamabagar.
Lamabagar to Kathamndu Ktm (Final Day of a trip)
You will meet your driver and drive to Kathmandu.
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
The Rolwaling valley is tucked between two impressive mountain ranges the Gaurishankar Himal and the Rolwaling Himal. The Rolwaling includes Melungtse (7181m) and Melungts II (2073m) both of which can be seen from Melunga – on the Tibetan side, and the Gaurishankar Himal includes...