Best time to do the Tashi Lapcha trek.
- The Autumn season which falls in the months of September to November is supposed to be one of the best times to do the Tashi Lapcha trek as during this season sky remains clear, and just before the winter season, and temperate weather walk.
- The second popular season to do trekking is the spring season which is March to May. During this season it is warmer weather to walk, beautiful trees blossom like rhododendrons and the sky stays clear which is good for mountain viewing.
Hiking essentials for Tashi Lapcha pass
Although it differs on each individual choices and interests. However, we advise you to bring sufficient and warm enough clothes fit for much colder weather as mountain weather is always unpredictable and especially onwards to Tashi Lapcha pass from Na village.
You need a duffel bag that is supposed to be waterproof with a strap along with a TSA lock. In your duffel bag, you keep all the clothes and essential gear while trekking. And this will be carried by our porter. Regarding the size, you can choose from 100 liters to 140 liters duffel as this size all you to fit most of the things you need for trekking.
It is the most important piece of equipment for trekking and climbing. Normally the smaller and lighter the size, the more expensive it is. Regarding the warmth of sleeping bags, down sleeping bags are warmer than synthetic ones. You need to bring a sleeping bag that rates up to -20c and a liner just in case it feels colder.
It’s a daypack bag that you carry while waking where you put your wallet, camera, water bottle, rain cover, fleece jacket, and windproof jacket. Regarding the size of the daypack bag, the size of a small-medium 30 to 40-liters day bag with some side pockets where you can fit your water bottle or gloves is good. Moreover, if you can fit your Camelbak in your daily carry it is more efficient in the coldest weather as your water doesn't get freeze.
You can bring two water bottles in which you can drink in one and treat water in another to refill again. (Nalgene water bottle is good as you can put hot water as well if you want) you also can bring Camelbak which can be very handy for climbing.
- Short sleeve synthetic t-shirts*3(while trekking you sweat a lot so, synthetic t-shirts are best to bring as they are light and dry fast)
- Wind shirts*1
- Long sleeve Merino wool t-shirts*2
- Synthetic insulated jacket
- Fleece glove
- Insulated gloves
- Buff (trail gets very dusty with trekkers and animals passing by you so, you can use it as a mask)
- Sun hat
- Fleece hat
- Rain gear or poncho.
- Trekking shoes (prober boots with grip is recommended as trail are rough so you might twist your ankle)
- Slipper or lightweight shoes (it is handy to wear when you have done day trekking)
- Cotton hiking shocks
- Microspikes that fit your trekking shoes
- Hiking pants*2
- Fleece trouser
- Underwear trousers*2
- Waterproof paint
- Items for drinking water treatments such as Steripen, iodine tablets, chlorine liquids, or water filters. (If you using liquids or tablets it might bring a different taste in water so you can bring some juice-powder to bring a nice taste)
- Fast drying-camp towel (a towel for a shower so it's good to have one)
- Body wipes (it comes in handy where there are no showers)
- Toilet papers
- Lip balm
- Sunscreens (minimum of SPF 40 plus as in higher altitude sunlight are direct and more penetrating.
- Earplugs (it is handy stuff as most guest house rooms are separated by plywood. So, sometimes your next room trekkers might be noisy talkers or snores.
- Mobile phone (you can use it as an alarm or there are internet services in most of the guesthouses so, you can use it if you want to communicate especially in the Everest region after the pass)
- Chargers with an adapter (you can charge your gadgets along the trail, especially on the other side of the Tashi Lapcha)
- Medical kit (Diamox, Imodium, ibuprofen, throat lozenges, tape, scissor,
- Zip-lock plastic bag (Although you put your all stuff in a duffel bag, however, Zip-lock bag can come in handy when you want to separate your items like toiletries, socks, underwear, and smelly clothes)
- Headlamp or torchlight
- Hand sanitizer
- Trekking sticks (most people use them and it is very helpful while walking rocky trails and especially for knees going downhill.
- Pocket knife