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Trip Overview of Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling Valley Trek lies between the Everest and Langtang Himalaya ranges, below Gauri Shankar (7145m) and south border of Tibet. This region lies between Langtang range and Everest range. Rolwaling valley trekking is one of the hard pass 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 area is also home of many rare globally threatened animals. The Rolwaling Himal, along the Tibetan border, forms the northern border of a wild, beautiful east-west valley. This areas is the more isolation location. It is also an alternative trail to EBC Trekking located at the west of Khumbu.

An alternative route from busy Everest base camp trail

The Rolwaling valley 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 Beding (3,510m) and Na (4,120m). Beyond Beding, 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 it

s spectacular glacier fields and the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. Rolwaling Valley Trek will show you the hidden Himalayas that are not explored by many trekkers’ yet. A very fine but strenuous camping-style expedition can be made 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 the unforgettable experiences in the Himalayas.

Trek highlights

The main Highlights included in this trek are magnificent forests and of course the giant snow peak, Gaurishankar (7134m). The TshoRolpa is an awesome 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 the excellent view of the magnificent mountain ranges like Mt. Makalu, Mt. GauriShankar and Mt. Everest range, Rolwaling Valley and Rolwaling Himal, views of Pachermo and Ramdung peak.

Our itinerary don’t go to Khumbu area but if you like to go, you can request us to join Tashi Lapcha pass and arrive Khumbu.  If you arrive at Khumbu 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 hearted and very kind as well.

Visiting Tsho Rolpa Lake

How to get there

The best way to get the trek start point of Rolwaling valley trek is by drive. We can take  local buses leave from Kathmandu to Singati. Local bus departure is only morning time between 6 to 8 am. If you like to travel in more comfortable way you can get a private 4wd land cruiser or jeep also.  We can arrange a private Jeep for you on your request ( on extra cost) On our package we have included a local bus ride for you but we can customize as per your needs. The drive is on the dirt road and can  takes approximately 8 – 10 hours.

Food and sleeping

The most of the trek on this region was happened on  full board camping. Now mostly we run the tea house trek for more comfort and to support the local economy.  The area of Rolwaling has very basic home stay and simple lodge. Most of the basic lodges and home stays offer Dal Bhat, fried rice, noodles. Here is not standard menu like Everest or happens region but you can enjoy the local food. The region also have limited lodges, tea houses and home stay are available.


Detailed Itinerary of Rolwaling Valley Trek

Today early morning after your breakfast at your hotel we will take local bus drive to  to Jagat. The driving distance is  about 196 km to east from Kathmandu, due to the dirt road it will  takes 9-10 hours. We will drive via  via Lamosangu (750m.) Charikot (1980m.). Overnight in Jagat in lodge or home stay.

Today is our first day of trekking so we make it short and easy day. The path is quite tough though after leaving  Gongar you start walking north up the new road. After about 45 minutes you’ll get to Chetchet and after short trekking we will cross bridge over  the Tamakoshi River. From here our trail will following to get in to  the lovely village of Simigaon. The lodges are on the ridge at the top of the village, so you still have about 40 minutes of walking the minor trails through the village until you get to the lodge. You can make a day hiking in the village or there is small monastery on the top and can visit there too. Enjoy your day day with staying basic home stay at Simigaun.


Today we are walking on the  other side of the ridge and up the Rolwaling river valley. Our journey today is mostly inside the forest so can get chance to lost also. So always walk with together with group. After about one hour of ups and downs you’ll see two small shacks. We will pass by beautiful Rhododendron forest before start ascending. We can meet small tea house along the way for tea break and snacks. While we are in more higher places we will walk on juniper, pine and Rhododendron forest.  We can make a lunch break at small village of    Gyalche. From here we will trek to  Dongang, which is located on the bank of the river. Here is 2 small home stay run by local ladies we will stay with one of them.

Today is the long and hardest day of our trekking. We need to climbing almost 1000 m high from Dongbang to Beding. After we cross the Rolwaling khola the valley start opening and get the good view of Mount  Chekigo (6257m). More 1 hour trekking , you cross the Themlung Khola which comes down straight from Gaurishankar. We can also get the Another 3 more hour trekking to up hills bring us to Beding. We will pass small villages of Jobalu, Nyiamare, Ramding and Chhimu Golche before reaching Beding. The Beding village is beautiful and the valley starts widening from here. This is one of the biggest village in the Rolwaling valley. Overnight in lodge or home stay.

As we arrive 3700m height on our trekking so  A day to acclimatize is highly recommended. We can make good easy walking on this village. We can walk to the view point of the village to see the best mountain view  of Gaurishankar’s north face and the neighboring peaks. There is also a small Gompa  about 300m above the village and we can make acclimatization walk over there also.

Today we will walk in the clear and spectacular trail after Beding. The sides of the valley are filled with ice falls and waterfalls. We will walk on tree less barren with only grassland and some Juniper bushes. After about two hours of walking we will reach the village of Na, which is situated on the north bank of the river. We will visit the both Nak and  is to another alpine lake called “Dudh Pokhari” (milky lake’) lake , which is located up the Ripimoshar Glacier. It is possible to do a one day round trip to both lakes from Na.

Today, we hike up to Tso Rolpa lake [4,600m/15,092ft] which takes around 3 hrs up and down. Visit Tso Rolpa in the morning, trek back to Na for lunch and spend the afternoon with the beauty of nature. You can make a rest day also in the afternoon after Tsho Rolpa visit.

From today we will trek back mostly on the same trail and the trail is descending. It is more easy due to altitude but can be a problem for your knee. Be careful while you walk in the downhill.

We will descending the same way back. You can better reserve the local bus ticket today for tomorrow journey to Kathmandu. If you wish more comfortable travel we can arrange a private jeep also for you with an extra cost.


Final day of your trek and today we will drive back to Kathmandu. The driving journey is quite long in the dirt road. Can take about 9/10 hour drive before you arrive to Kathmandu.

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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

  • 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 Jagat and trek finish point to Kathmandu is  by local bus.
  • home stay /Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily basic local Meals   (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/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Any services  in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax.
  • 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 on Price Includes section.
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    Trip Facts

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      Trip Duration
      10 days

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    • Trip Group Size

      Group Size
      02 to 10 person

    • Accomodation in Trip

      home stay/ lodge

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      Maximum Altitude
      4650 m

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