​​​​​​Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave trek

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromContact Us
  • Duration 15 Days
  • TransportationNA
  • DestinationNepal
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About Trip

​​​​​​Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave trek takes you to the exciting secreted corners of Nepal that are located at the border with Tibet. Lapchi offers an admirable trekking route in the high mountain region. There are a number of pleasing sights. The serenity of Lapchi makes this place unique from all other destinations. Moreover, the art and architecture of the monasteries and the cave, the scenic beauty of the spiritual mountain, and other natural aspects of this high alpine region are something that makes the region a wonderful destination for travelers.

The least visited and isolated Lapchi Kang region is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists. It is the place where the famous Tibetan Yogi Milarepa lived for a long time in a cave. However, inviting natural beauty and ethnic cultural activities of this place lure every trekker.

Milarepa is a great figure in Tibetan Buddhism. Not only the Buddhist yogi but he was also a great poet and magician in Tibet. In order to attain enlightenment, he had done meditation in many isolated regions of Nepali Himalayas. Among many, Milarepa Cave is the most hidden and unexplored cave in Nepal Tibet border. He performed many miracles in Lapchi and left behind sacred marks like his footprints and many more. Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave trekking let you explore one of the oldest monasteries Lapchi Kang and the hidden cave that is dedicated to Milarepa, Milarepa Cave. Inside the cave, you can see the bronze statue of Milarepa and is very sacred to the Buddhists.

The amazing landscape of Ama Bamare Himal to the Lapchi Karhka gives the snow leopard the perfect habitat for survival. According to the ancient literature of Hindus and Tibetan Buddhism, there are three holy mountains in Jambudivpa and they are MT Kailash, Mt Tsari, and Mt Lapchi Kang. Holy Lapchi Mountain is situated in the eastern part of Nepal at an elevation of about 4850m. Joining this spiritual trek you will get spiritual peace and eternal happiness. Explore the Mount Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave once in a Lifetime.

 

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 16 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Moderate Strenuous

  • Transportation: Private vehicles

  • Trip Style: Hotel or Camping

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Maximum Altitude: 4900m

Best time to do Lapchi Kang Milarepa Cave Trek

Spring and Autumn season is considered best to do trekking in Nepal and so is for this trek. Spring falls between March to May in Nepal. During Spring season the climate here gets warmer and stable. Flower in the Lapchi Valley starts to bloom. While trekking you can see the blooming colorful flowers on the way. The awe-inspiring views of snow mountains will add more excitement to your journey. Moreover, you will also get a wonderful opportunity to witness various wildlife.

Well, Autumn is the peak tourist season in Nepal. Autumn lasts from September to November in Nepal. The dry and clear weather during this month increases the visibility of the mountains and the surrounding environment. Next to the Spring, it is really the best season to do Lapchi Kang Milerapa Cave Trek.

It is possible to do the trek in the Summer and winter season also. However, doing the trekking during these month means you will have to face various troubles and risks on your way. During the summertime, the temperature gets hotter. In addition, the heavy rains increase the risks of flooding in the Valley. Also, Lapchi trekking in the winter season, there is a risk of heavy snowfall that may cause a serious problem.

 

Does it require any permits for Milarepa Cave and Lapchi Kang trekking?

As Lapchi Trekking is protected by the Gaurishankar Conservation Area so, Gaurishankar Conservation Area(GCA) special permit is required for Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Trek. Further, you should also carry the Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) card.

 

Things you need to Pack while trekking to Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave

Trekking to Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave, it is essential to carry some of the necessary equipment and clothing.

  • Windproof Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Gloves and Shocks
  • Warm Clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-cream
  • First-aid Kit
  • Toiletries
  • Raincoat or umbrella
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Walking stick
  • Comfortable Trekking shoes
  • A map
  • A Swiss Knife
  • Headlight
  • Portable Gas Stove
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification tablets
  • Excellent camera with extra batteries


 

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking through untrodden trails in Nepal Himalayas
  • Experience the wilderness of the isolated regions
  • Explore holy Milarepa Cave
  • Visit 400years old Tibetan monastery
  • åAstounding views of Gaurishankar Himalayan Range and other surrounding peaks

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel Transfer
  • Day 02:Kathmandu to Lamabagar(1950m) BLD, Camping
  • Day 03:Lamabagar to Lapchi Khola river via Jum Khola (2400m) BLD, Camping
  • Day 04:Lapchi Khola to Lapchi Village(3379m) BLD, Camping
  • Day 05:Explore Lapchi Village
  • Day 06:Explore Lapchi Kang Village and visit Milarepa Cave(4300m)
  • Day 07:Explore Lapchi Kang Village and visit Milarepa Cave(4300m)
  • Day 08:Lapchi Village to High Alpine lakes trek (4900m)
  • Day 09:High Alpine Lakes to Kharka ground (3424m)
  • Day 10:Kharka Ground to King Dog Kharka(2800m)
  • Day 11:An exploration day at King Dog Kharka
  • Day 12:King Dog Kharka to Samling
  • Day 13:Samling to Lamabagar
  • Day 14:From Lamabagar drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: International Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel TransferOn your arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will transfer you to the hotel from the airport.
  • Day 02Kathmandu to Lamabagar(1950m) BLD, CampingAround 8 hours of a drive from Kathmandu, we will reach to Lamabagar. Today we stay overnight on the riverbank of Tamakoshi under the tented camp.
  • Day 03Lamabagar to Lapchi Khola river via Jum Khola (2400m) BLD, CampingCrossing the Jum Khola by the bridge on the Tibet border we head towards Lapchi Khola from Lamabagar. After crossing the Jum Khila bridge we will cross the Lapchi bridge. Next to the river, will stay overnight under tented camps. On the way, we will pass through the bamboo forest, dense, steep stream gullies.
  • Day 04Lapchi Khola to Lapchi Village(3379m) BLD, CampingOn this day we will follow the fast-flowing stream under the shadow of Mt Gaurishankar to reach Lapchi Village. On arrival to the Lapchi Village, you can visit the Lapchi Kang Monastery. You can also observe some houses on this village. Most of the houses here are made up of the stone wall with a tin roof. The main occupation of the people living here is Yak herding.
  • Day 05Explore Lapchi VillageExplore Lapchi Village
  • Day 06Explore Lapchi Kang Village and visit Milarepa Cave(4300m)Today we will visit the Lapchi Kang Village. We will start trekking to reach the Milarepa Cave (4300m). Walking into the mountains we can witness Himalayan Thar. If we are lucky then we can take a glimpse of Blue Sheep also. Exploring this place you can witness the footprints of Milarepa.
  • Day 07Explore Lapchi Kang Village and visit Milarepa Cave(4300m)Today we will visit the Lapchi Kang Village. We will start trekking to reach the Milarepa Cave (4300m). Walking into the mountains we can witness Himalayan Thar. If we are lucky then we can take a glimpse of Blue Sheep also. Exploring this place you can witness the footprints of Milarepa.
  • Day 08Lapchi Village to High Alpine lakes trek (4900m)A steep hike up from the village we will get to see a series of small alpine lakes and the stunning views down the Lapchi valley towards Lamabagar. Cherishing the views of surrounding snowy mountains we will set up the tent and stay the night here.
  • Day 09High Alpine Lakes to Kharka ground (3424m)On this day we will retrace the root back for a while and then we enter into the verdant forest under the spires of King Dog Mountain.
  • Day 10Kharka Ground to King Dog Kharka(2800m)Crossing the King Dog Kharka Ridge we will trek towards King Dog Kharka from Kharka Ground. Overlooking the Chandu Khola river far below we will walk on the forest. Across the river, we will stay for a night under a tent.
  • Day 11An exploration day at King Dog KharkaToday we will visit the towering eastern face of Ama Bamarie or visit a high alpine lake. The charming beauty of this Himalayan landscape is truly outstanding.
  • Day 12King Dog Kharka to SamlingWe will trek to Samling from King Dog Kharka. Samling is the ruin of the mountain village. On this day you can admire the close view of King Dog Mountain and the west face of Mt Gaurishankar.
  • Day 13Samling to LamabagarToday we will steep down to Lamabagar. Walking through the forest you can observe the front view of Mt Gaurishankar.
  • Day 14From Lamabagar drive back to KathmanduReminiscing the wonderful journey of Lapchi Kang and Milarepa Cave Trek today we will drive back to Kathmandu from Lamabagar.
  • Day 15 International DepartureOur representative will depart you in an International airport.