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Rolwaling Trek

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Trip Overview of Rolwaling Trek

Rolwaling Trek is situated between the Everest and Langtang Himalaya ranges, below Gauri Shankar (7145m) and south border of Tibet. This region lies between the Langtang range and the Everest range. Rolwaling valley trekking is one of the hard passes in Everest Himalaya. Some of the highlights of this trek are Rolwaling Valley, Khumbu, Tamang Village, Wonderful views. The Rowling valley is abundant with alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls, and imminent view of snowy peaks in the backdrop. This region is rich in biological diversity, glacial lakes, mountains, and isolated villages.

More than that Rolwaling trek area is also home to many endangered and globally threatened animals. The Rolwaling Himal, along with the Tibetan border. From the northern edge of a wild, beautiful east-west valley that, due to its remote location, has been primarily near to trekkers. It is also an alternative trail to Everest base camp trekking located in the west of Khumbu.

Rolwaling Valley Trek is one of the problematic Trek, but the fantastic sight of Mt Langtang & Mt Everest from Rolwaling, majestic Mt Gauri Shanker, natural as well as cultural beauty, glance mountains river, the local lifestyle of Sherpa, Tamang and Chettri makes the Trek worth the difficulty. The vicinity is rich in flora and fauna with 16 major vegetation types, 34 species of mammal, 16 of fish, 10 of amphibians, 8 of lizards, 14 of snake, and 235 of birds.

Rolwaling is one of the best remote trek in Nepal

The Rolwaling trek starts from Dolakha, near Charikot, an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu. Rolwaling Trek is one of the stunning trekking available in Nepal. We trek following the Rolwaling River; the area will be rich in flora and fauna aspect because of fewer intruders. The dark narrow valley of Rolwaling opens wide near villages of Bedding (3,510m) and Na (4,120m). Beyond Bedding, we climb to the last settlement in the valley: the summer pasture village, Kharka of Na.

From here, we will spend two days exploring the Yalung La region with its spectacular glacier fields and the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. Rolwaling  Trek will show you the hidden Himalayas that are not explored by many trekkers’ yet. A beautiful but strenuous camping-style expedition can do through the Rolwaling Himal. To cross the Teshi Lapcha La (5755m) and into the Solukhumbu. Great views of Mt. Melungtse (7181m) Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Tashi Lapcha are visible. It will be an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas.

The main Highlights of rolwaling trek are magnificent forests and of course, the giant snow peak, Gaurishankar (7134m). The TshoRolpa is an excellent ice lake held back by terminal moraine on the way during Rolwaling trekking. The unmarked route goes along the Trakarding Glacier and then climbs steeply up onto the Drolambau Glacier. This place offers an excellent view of the high mountain ranges like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gauri Shankar and Mt. Everest range, Rolwaling Valley, and Rolwaling Himal, views of Pachermo and Ramdung peak.

The trek goes via Khumbu valley

The trail joins the Khumbu valley route so you can carry on to the Everest Base camp or back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Rolwaling trek provides you an opportunity to Explore Diverse Vegetation, climate, topography, and other many beautiful places. The region is very close to the Tibetan border. Here you can see people highly influenced by Tibetan culture and have adopted Unique Culture and Tradition. People in the villages are very warm-heart and very kind as well.


Rolwaling Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 19 Days from Arrival to Departure

Max. Altitude: Tashi Lapsa passes (5755m/18881ft)

Trek Grade: Difficult

Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay, and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 19 days, 4 night’s hotels, 14 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu

Transportation: Car/Van/Bus/Plane

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Rolwaling Trek

We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program and have a short meeting with your trekking guide. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion the next day morning after breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.

We will have about 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dolkha. We will head towards the northeast on the highway that connects Kathmandu to Lhasa. We will then leave the road and take the way to Jiri, which leads us to Dolkha. Night at the hotel.

Work through scattered villages and terraces. The trail is very well defined and used by porters and shepherds. Before the roadway was only up to Dolkha, but due to the Tamakoshi Hydropower construction work, we will be able to drive to Shigati.

Through Bhote Koshi river, Pass fir hamlets, and villages walking through a forest, you will get a chance to see Gauri Shankar Himal (7145m). From Shigati, we will head towards Gongar and spend the rest of the day there.

Today the path slowly gains altitude on an impressive slope and later crosses terraces. Arrive at Simigaon, a Sherpa village. Buddhists mostly populate the town, and in some of the parts, we can find the Hindu religion too. Overnight at the hotel.

From here, we will trek to the Rolwaling valley, Working Through a gorgeous rhododendron forest; the path steadily climbs towards Gyalche. Eventually, we descend back down to the river and establish the campsite on the Rolwaling Khola.

We will gradually climb the valley with good mountain scenery. Continuing the trek, we will go on until we come across the natural and flat terrain. Finally, we will reach to Bedding.  We will visit the ochre-colored Gompa at Bedding, the largest village in the Valley.

A short walk will take us to Na. A tiny alpine hamlet only inhabited during summer months, a majestic view of impressive peaks with Chobutse (6685m) and Chugimago (6259m).

There will have a day rest for acclimatization before the Tashi Lapcha. We can have a rest or can do a Yalung la pass.

Above Na Gaun, the trail meanders up to a high lake named Tsho Rolpa (4540m) and up to the lateral moraines of the Rolwaling glacier.

We will enjoy and have fun at Nyiduk Kongma Drolumbau Glacier (5200m).

The Teshi Lapcha La goes through these mountains with the foot slopes of Patchamo. The descent on the other side is steep and very rough through boulder fields.

Cross river through ancient rhododendron, oak and pine forests interspersed with terraced fields adjoining the numerous villages of the region. Camping at night.

The descent from Namche Bazaar to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Toktok. The trail drops steeply and runs level throughout the day. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. (It can also be an extra day in case of bad weather in Lukla, which makes the Lukla flight delayed and canceled.)

Today is a free day in Kathmandu valley. You are free to have some shopping and enjoy the local streets and the life of people. You can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the healthy living of Nepalese. Also, you can repurchase some memories and gifts to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in the hotel.

With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

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Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Dolkha by tourist bus and flight ticket for Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Teahouse/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Trekking Permit for Rolwaling Valley Trek
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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    Trip Duration
    19 Days

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    Hotel, Lodge & Tent

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    Maximum Altitude
    Tashi Lapsa passes (5755m/18881ft)

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