Can you remember Charlie and Fluffy, my trusty canine companions who went hiking around Manaslu with me last year? In the aftermath of that adventure, we decided to take a week-long trek around the Tsho Rolpa glacial lake, the largest glacial lake in Nepal near the Everest region, to witness its spectacular beauty offers. With several glaciers that emanate from the mountain ranges surrounding and feeding it, the lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Wildlife can also be found in this area, such as snow leopards and red pandas, rare species in the wild. In addition to the lush vegetation of the room, it is also known for rhododendrons, alpine meadows, and pine forests that cover the area.
Due to the presence of these mountain ranges, the lake’s water temperature is kept at a constant, cold level, which creates an ideal environment for the survival of these species as the water is kept at a consistent, unconscious level. The lake continues to serve as a reliable source of water for the locals due to the presence of the glaciers. We took the same path from the beginning to the end of this trek, just as we had on our previous tour. After hopping on our old but reliable Land Cruiser, we drove to Singati, about 180 km northeast of Kathmandu. In the end, once we arrived at the trailhead, we learned that it was possible to go 40 minutes north to start the hike. We decided to drive to the last point of the road the next day and then start hiking the next day after a brief discussion with Charlie and Fluffy. Considering that we had a very long drive ahead of us, we knew that we had to make the most of our time and energy, so we decided to start the hike the next day to maximize our time and energy. The best decision we could have made, given the time constraints and the distance we had to travel, was to choose this route. As a result, we could make sure that we had enough time to explore the area and make the most of our time while also conserving our energy for the next hike by starting the hike the next day.
Our goal was to maximize the amount of recreation and relaxation we had during the trip while still having time to enjoy the adventure we set out to do. In early winter, we found ourselves in the serene Rolwaling valley, home to the famous mountain Mt Gaurishankar and several other notable peaks, and embarked on our journey. This valley is known for its rugged terrain and isolated villages. It is a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers alike for its spectacular scenery and challenging terrain. The region also has much unique flora and fauna, making it a great place to explore the Himalayan range. I found the trail very peaceful, and we were hardly accompanied by other trekkers. Come with us to the largest glacial lake in Nepal, Tsho Rolpa, and join us on this adventure.
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