Tso-Rolpa Lake, lying at an altitude of 4183 m is between the mountain ranges of Langtang and Everest and is one of the biggest glacier lakes in Nepal. Situated in the northeastern region of the country, the road to the starting point of the trek (the trading town of Dolakha) passes along the route from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Tibet. The lake itself is situated in the Rolwaling Valley, one of the seven hidden valleys where the Yeti is said to live! Although it is highly unlikely to meet a Yeti on the trail. There are interesting terraced fields, fast-flowing rivers, forests, and two great glaciers to see as well as the stunning glacier lake of Tso Rolpa. This trek starts at a low altitude so there is plenty of time for trekkers to get acclimatized before reaching the lake.
Mountains that can be seen on this route include:- Gauri Shankar (7,145m) and Menlungtse (7,181m), among others. The trail runs through Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages, as well as past Bigu Gompa, home to over 300 nuns. This area is mainly Buddhist as can be recognized by the mani stones along the trail and prayer flags fluttering in the wind.