• Remote and Unspoiled Terrain: Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience, Pristine Landscapes.

  • Cultural Immersion: Tibetan Influence, Lapchi Kang Monastery.

  • Diverse Flora and Fauna Biodiversity, Bird Watching, wild photography.

  • Spectacular Mountain Views Panoramic Vistas, Dramatic Landscapes

  • Cultural and Historical Sites Ancient Monasteries, Traditional Villages.

  • Solitude and Serenity Peaceful Environment, Meditative Experience.

About Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave Trek

In the heart of the Himalayas lies a hidden gem, untouched by the footprints of mainstream tourism—the Lapchi Kang trek. Tucked away in the remote Lapchi region, this trek offers a rare opportunity to venture into a world of unparalleled beauty, rich folklore, and spiritual significance. Let's embark on a virtual journey through the mystical landscapes of Lapchi Kang, where every step unveils a new chapter of wonder and awe.

Also known as Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave Trek, unfolds in the enchanting Rolwaling area, straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet. This lesser-known Himalayan range boasts extraordinary vistas and geographically isolated terrain of the remote Dolakha District of Nepal, adorned with lush flora, elusive wildlife, and ancient tales. Despite its captivating allure, Lapchi Kang remains off the radar for many travellers, tucked away in its secluded splendour. 

A Spiritual Odyssey: The Legacy of Milarepa

Central to the mystique of Lapchi Kang is its connection to the legendary Tibetan magician and Buddhist yogi, Milarepa. Folklore weaves tales of Milarepa's retreat in this sacred region, where he immersed himself in meditation, subsisting on stinging nettles and transcending mortal confines. The rugged hills, towering cliffs, and serene caves of Lapchi Kang serve as a testament to Milarepa's spiritual journey, inviting modern-day pilgrims to tread the path of enlightenment.

Into the Heart of Lapchi Kang: The Trekking Experience

The journey commences in the quaint village of Jagat, tracing the meandering path alongside the picturesque Tama Khosi River. As you venture deeper into the wilderness, the landscape transforms, revealing dense bamboo groves and ethereal cloud forests. At Lamanabagar, a pivotal juncture awaits, where you diverge from the beaten trail and embark on an adventure into the heart of Lapchi Kang.

Immersed in the tranquillity of Lapchi Kang, you are greeted by nature's grandeur at every turn. Towering rock spires, including the unclimbed Ama Bamare, stand as silent sentinels amidst the rugged terrain. The majestic Kookur Raja Darra, or King Dog Ridge, commands reverence with its sheer rock face, echoing tales of ancient folklore and spiritual reverence.

Accessible and Authentic: Lapchi Kang from Nepal

One of the distinct advantages of approaching Lapchi Kang from the Nepalese side is its accessibility and affordability. Unlike arranging a visit from Tibet, there's no need for cumbersome permits or visas, making the journey more seamless and cost-effective. This accessibility opens the doors to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the spiritual sanctuary of Lapchi Kang and Mount Lapchi Kang.

Your Journey Awaits with Himalayan Ecological Trekking


At Himalayan Ecological Trekking, we pride ourselves on our legacy of organizing unforgettable successful treks in Nepal including Lapchi Kang treks. With meticulous planning and unwavering dedication, we ensure that each journey transcends expectations, offering a profound exploration of the Himalayan wilderness and its cultural tapestry. Should you seek guidance or assistance on your Lapchi Kang adventure, our team stands ready to turn your dreams into reality.

Unravel the mysteries of this sacred realm, immerse yourself in its spiritual heritage, and forge memories that will linger for a lifetime. The Lapchi Kang Trek promises not just an expedition but a transformative journey of the soul. This odyssey transcends boundaries and connects you to the timeless wonders of the Himalayas. 


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Day 1: Drive: From Kathmandu to Lamabagar approx 7-10 hours (2077m)

Departing from Kathmandu via either public bus or private jeep, we head towards Singate before reaching Lamabagar. The journey typically spans around 10 hours, culminating in an overnight stay at either a homestay or a simple lodge.

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Embarking on a local jeep ride, we traverse a tunnel spanning 1300 meters in length, constructed by a Hydro Company. Subsequently, we navigate through a challenging yet temporary path, replacing the original Tama Koshi River trail now disrupted due to ongoing road construction. Envisioned improvements include a broader path by the following year in 2024, courtesy of ongoing drilling and blasting efforts. Our destination for the day is Lower Lumnang, a winter settlement for Lapchi inhabitants, where we camp overnight.

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  • Max. Altitude2900m m

 Following the brisk flow of a nearby stream, under the majestic shadow of Gaurishankar (7134m), we arrive at Lapchi Village. Here, one can explore the Lapchi Monastery alongside approximately 14 residential structures, primarily engaged in yak herding.

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Useful Information

Location: The Lapchi Kang trek is situated in the Rolwaling Valley, a hidden and less-visited region of the Nepal Himalayas. The starting point of the trek is usually the village of Dolakha, which is approximately 140 kilometres east of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

Difficulty Level: The Lapchi trek is considered to be a challenging trek suitable for experienced trekkers. It involves high altitude, rugged terrain, and long daily walking distances. Prior experience in trekking and good physical fitness are recommended for this trek.

Permits: To trek in the Lapchi Kang region, you will need to obtain two permits: the Rolwaling Valley Restricted Area Permit and the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit. These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or through authorized trekking agencies.

Duration: The Lapchi Kang trek typically takes around 15 to 20 days to complete. However, the exact duration may vary depending on your itinerary, trekking pace, and acclimatization needs.

Highlights: The Lapchi Kang trek offers stunning views of the Rolwaling Valley, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks such as Gauri Shankar (7,134 meters) and Melungtse (7,181 meters). The trek also takes you through picturesque Sherpa and Tamang villages, dense forests, and high mountain passes most popular meditation place.

Accommodation: Due to the remote nature of the Lapchi Kang trek, Camping is usually the preferred option, and trekkers need to carry their own tents, sleeping bags, and cooking equipment. It is advisable to hire a guide or porter to assist with logistics and navigation.

Weather and Best Time to Trek: The Lapchi Kang trek is best undertaken during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The months of April to June and September to November offer the most favourable weather conditions, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. Winter treks are not recommended due to harsh weather and heavy snowfall.

Safety Considerations: Trekking in remote areas like Lapchi Kang requires adequate preparation and safety precautions. It is advisable to trek with an experienced guide or join a Himalayan Ecological Trekking. Additionally, carrying essential trekking gear, including proper clothing, trekking boots, a first aid kit, and a reliable communication device, is crucial.

Physical Fitness and Training: The Lapchi Kang trek is physically demanding, and trekkers should prepare themselves accordingly. Engage in regular exercise and physical training, including cardiovascular workouts, hiking, and strength training, to build endurance and stamina.

Natural and Spiritual Wonders Around Lapchi Monastery

Lapchi is also known for its diverse array of medicinal herbs and potent poisons. Nestled within this rich landscape is the history of Lapchi Monastery, surrounded by important and sacred caves. Explore the spiritual heritage of Lapchi Monastery, where history, nature, and spirituality converge. Each cave and natural site offers a unique experience, inviting you to explore and reflect.

Important Caves Around Lapchi Monastery:

1. Milarepa Cave/Rachen Gompa:

Features the legendary handprint of Milarepa: This cave is famous for the visible handprint of Milarepa, a revered Tibetan Buddhist yogi and poet. The handprint is considered a significant spiritual mark, attracting many pilgrims and visitors.

A spacious and significant cave: The cave is large, offering ample space for meditation and reflection, and holds great historical and religious importance.

2. Lungthen Cave:

A serene meditation cave: Known for its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, Lungthen Cave is an ideal spot for meditation and introspection, providing a quiet retreat for those seeking spiritual solace.

3. Youthuk Cave:

Another tranquil spot for meditation: Similar to Lungthen Cave, Youthuk Cave offers a serene environment perfect for meditation. It’s a place where one can connect with nature and inner peace.

4. Shephuk Cave:

Located atop a hill, approximately a 3-hour walk: Reaching Shephuk Cave requires a trek up a hill, making it a rewarding journey for those who venture there. The walk itself is a pilgrimage, filled with scenic beauty and a sense of accomplishment.

Known for Milarepa's footprint: This cave is famed for containing a footprint of Milarepa, adding to its spiritual significance and attracting those who wish to follow in his footsteps.

5. Dudul Cave:

One of the primary caves where Milarepa meditated: Dudul Cave holds great historical importance as one of the main meditation sites of Milarepa. It is a place of deep spiritual energy and history.

Site of his six-month winter meditation retreat: Milarepa spent six months meditating here during the winter, making it a revered spot for followers and admirers of his teachings.

6. Bepa Cave:

A peaceful meditation cave: Bepa Cave offers a quiet and serene environment for meditation, making it a perfect place for those looking to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life and find inner peace.

Manjushree Holy Lake:

Often referred to as the "Crystal Lake": The Manjushree Holy Lake is known for its clear, pristine waters, giving it the name "Crystal Lake".

A one-day journey from Lapchi Monastery to reach the lake, with another day needed for the return trip: The journey to Manjushree Holy Lake takes one day of travel from Lapchi Monastery, with another day required for the return trip. This pilgrimage offers a chance to experience the stunning landscapes of Nepal and connect with the sacredness of the lake

Client Reviews

  • Hong Son Au
    Review by: Hong Son Au, Vietnam

    Memorable Trip with my Partner

    Thank you Bikesh for Organizing this memorable trip with my partner!

  • Linnh Hoang
    Review by: Linnh Hoang, Vietnam

    Top-notch Service!

    Thank you for your safe care.

  • Clare Wai Oi
    Review by: Clare Wai Oi, China

    Helicopter Transfer and Excellent Guide Service for Lapchi Kang Trek

    We took a helicopter both ways to visit Lapchi Kang, as I am unable to walk in the mountainous terrain. Although the helicopter kept us waiting for an hour in the cold weather, our guides Lalit and Karma did an excellent job of taking care of us throughout the trip. Thank you once again for the wonderful experience.