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Rolwaling Trek

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Trip Highlights

Duration: 16 Days

Type of Trek: Camping/lodge

Max Altitude: 5930 m.

Minimum Pax: 1+

Mode of travel: Land Transportation /Flight

Grade: Strenuous

Rolwaling Valley is nestled between the Langtang range and the Everest range bounded by Rolwaling Himal ranges on the North. It is one of those remote destinations of Nepal, still untouched by modernity and lying close to the Tibetan border.

The Rolwaling Himal is a cluster of more than 50 peaks above 6000m. The Rolwaling Valley offers trekkers splendid views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Mt. Gauri Shanker, Mt. Melungtse (7181 m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Tashi Lapcha. The valley has diverse landscapes comprising of pristine glaciers, high passes, alpine forests and snow fed lakes. It is the habitat of eagles, musk deer, mountain goat as well as the legendary snow leopard.

The Valley is also home to rich ethnic diversity including Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung and Brahmin communities. In the upper reaches you will be able to experience Buddhist culture and lifestyle and visit wonderful monasteries.

The trekking trail follows the course of Tamakoshi River and passes through the splendid Tsho-Rolpo Lake fed by glaciers. Multiple itineraries are available on this route including the choice to cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m), one of the highest passes in the Himalayas.

If you choose to cross Tashi Lapcha Pass, then you will have to descend to Everest region and fly out of Lukla. You will have the opportunity to visit the famous Khumbu Valley and climb Pcharmo Peak on the way. Subsequently you will be required to obtain peak permit compulsorily. But you can also choose to avoid the pass and return the same route without the need to take the permit.

The Rolwaling trek is a strenuous yet adventurous trek that offers you a taste of wilderness adventure. Having the skills to use ropes, harnesses, crampons and ice-axes is an advantage. This is normally a camping trek however some lodges and home-stay facilities are available.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition offer you best trekking guides who have experience of trekking in this region. They are highly trained professional guides who know the local routes, weather and challenges of the trekking in the region.

  • Outline Itinerary
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Itinerary I - 16 Days Package

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha (1660m.) via Lamosangu (750m.) and Charikot (1980m.) by bus. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 02: Drive from Dolakha to Shigati (950m.) via Piguti (920m) takes about three and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) takes about seven and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 06: Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) takes about seven and a half hours.

Day 07: Rest day at Beding for acclimatization.

Day 08: Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) takes about four hours.

Day 09: Rest Day at Na.

Day 10: Trek from Na to Beding takes about five hours.

Day 11: Trek from Beding to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about six hours.

Day 12: Trek from Daldung La to Simigaon which takes about six hours.

Day 13: Trek from Simigaon to Jagat takes about six hours.

Day 14: Trek from Jagat to Shigati takes about seven hours.

Day 15: Trek from Shigati to Dolakha (1660m.) takes about three and half hours.

Day 16: After an early morning breakfast, you drive from Dolakha to Kathmandu.

Itinerary II - 18 Days Package

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shigati via Dolakha (1660m.) Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 02: Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) takes about seven and a half hours.

Day 04: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 05: Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) takes about seven and a half hours.  

Day 06: Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) takes about four hours.

Day 07: Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.).

Day 08: Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.).

Day 09: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.)

Day 10: Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.) to Tashi Cape.

Day 11: Rest at Tashi Cape. This day is for making necessary preparation for the summit of Parchamo.

Day 12: Climb Parchamo and trek back to Ngole (5110m.) takes about eleven hours. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 13: Trek from Ngole to Thyomgbo (4350m.) takes about five hours.

Day 14: Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek to Thame.

Day 15: Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.).

Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours.

Day 17: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary I - 16 Days Package

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha (1660m.) via Lamosangu (750m.) and Charikot (1980m.) by bus. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 02: Drive from Dolakha to Shigati (950m.) via Piguti (920m) takes about three and half hours.

The trails pass through a gravel road crossing different villages of mixed communities. You then cut across several streams and jungles with varieties of orchids, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 03: Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours.

You trek along normal flat land along the banks of the river and then pass through a rice terraced field. There are a few small village hamlets found on the way which are inhabited by different ethnic communities. You continue to cross jungles covered by orchid, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. You next cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided by people from different cultures. You interact with the local folks to get an insight into the their daily lives. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) takes about seven and half hours.

The first part of the trail follows a normal flat path which ascends and descends through the jungle. At several points you cross suspension bridges where numerous settlements are found on the way. You will also find small teashops and local grocery shops in some areas. You then climb steeply up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and a few Hindus. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about seven hours.

On the route you come across some Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich with different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After this, the uphill trail takes ascending and descending paths as you enjoy the natural scenic beauty of your surroundings. If it happens to be the season, you will witness the Yak Naka which is a temporary Yak shed constructed especially for the preparation of cheese and butter. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) takes about seven and a half hours.

The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over suspension bridges lapping over deep gorges in a few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding which is a big Sherpa village. The Sherpa are known for their legendary mountain skills. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 07: Rest day at Beding for acclimatization.

You can hike in and around the area for acclimatization and have panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker and the Tibetan mountains across the Tibetan border. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 08: Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) takes about four hours.

On this day you explore the upper slopes of the valley for the Snow Partridge or visit the nearby glacier lake. The trail slightly ascends along the river bank. This is an open area with fresh air where you can hear the calming sounds of the flowing river. You encounter panoramic views of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across a Sherpa village where you can interact with these famous climbers and learn about their culture. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 09: Rest Day at Na.

You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and other mountains of the Tibetan range. On this day you can hike Tso Rolpa Lake for an excursion. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 10: Trek from Na to Beding takes about five hours.

The path slightly descends along the river bank. You enjoy panoramic views of Menlung, Gauri Shankar and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 11: Trek from Beding to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about six hours.

The trek now descends downhill through varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over suspension bridges stretching over deep gorges in a few areas. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek from Daldung La to Simigaon which takes about six hours.

On the route you come across picturesque Sherpa villages. The downhill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the downhill trek you will then come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek from Simigaon to Jagat takes about six hours.

The first part of your trail follows a normal flat path, and then it descends and ascends through the jungle. At several places, you backtrack across suspension bridges. There are numerous villages on your way. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek from Jagat to Shigati takes about seven hours.

Crossing a suspension bridge, you trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You backtrack through rice terrace fields. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed communities. At several points, you cross jungles covered by orchid, few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15: Trek from Shigati to Dolakha (1660m.) takes about three and half hours.

You have to cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. The trails pass through a gravel road crossing different villages of mixed communities. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 16: After an early morning breakfast, you drive from Dolakha to Kathmandu.

Itinerary II - 18 Days Package

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shigati via Dolakha (1660m.) Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 02: Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours.

We trek through a normal flat land along the banks of the river and then pass through a rice terraced field. There are a few small village hamlets found on the way which are inhabited by different ethnic communities. You continue to cross jungles covered by orchid, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. You next cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided in by people from different cultures. You interact with the local folks to get an insight into the hteir life. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) takes about seven and a half hours.

The first part of your trail follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 04: Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about seven hours.

On the route you come across the Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek you will now come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 05: Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) takes about seven and a half hours.  

The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over the suspension bridges over the deep gorges in a few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding  is a big Sherpa village. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 06: Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) takes about four hours.

This day you can explore the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 07: Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.).

You will be trekking through the flat and gradually up path. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to your trek. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 08: Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.).

Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 09: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.)

The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 10: Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.) to Tashi Cape.

You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape. The trial will completely be over the snow straight up and then steep down towards Tashi Cape. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 11: Rest at Tashi Cape. This day is for making necessary preparation for the summit of Parchamo.

Here, you will be completely surrounded by the views of Parchamo, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Pigphera go shar and many more. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 12: Climb Parchamo and trek back to Ngole (5110m.) takes about eleven hours. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 13: Trek from Ngole to Thyomgbo (4350m.) takes about five hours.

Today you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 14: Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek to Thame.

This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 15: Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.).

Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Tyangboche is famous passing by several villages and numerous teashops; the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche Bazaar has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours.

The trails descend steeply for about one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 17: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.

Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

Clients Reviews

Engage this company again for my next trip

(5/5)

I am well satisfied with my trip. The company has done a great job in organizing it for me. It was customized to my needs my trekking guide, Lal Bahadur Ale Magar, is very patient and helpful. He ensures that I am traveling at my own pace and enjoy the journey. He has also offered to help me with my heavy backpack when I am having different in some hate, Overall, the company has planned my trip well and I have definitely enjoyed my trekking. I will definitely engage this company again for my next trip.

Lee Wei Jing
Singapore
1st November, 2012

I can confidently recommend

(5/5)

I came to Nepal, I went trekking and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Kathmandu Guesthouse recommended Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition to myself and they did not disappoint. My guide was extremely polite, patient and knowledgeable. I feel that this is extremely important when trekking in totally unfamiliar terrain. He contributed to my understanding or Nepali culture and to him I am extremely grateful.
To anyone who may read this I can confidently recommend Nepal Environmental Trekking.

Dr. Pete Thomas
2nd floor flat
25 Sydenham Road
Cotham
Bristol B56 5SJ UK

Congratulations to all the team at Nepal Environmental Treks!

(5/5)

Congratulations to all the team at Nepal Environmental Treks! I thoroughly enjoyed the trekking very much……something I have wanted to do for more than 30 years….the high Himalayas were all I expected, words can never express the sublime grandeur of those snowy peaks, I also fell in love with your forests, I never imagined the trees would be so big and the jungle so varied and magnificent. I especially like the fast- flowing streams & rivers. I hope & pray the crystal waters will remain clear & pristine. This is truly a wonderful country with such important natural environmental values.

I must give special praise + thanks to my guide excellent, Hari. It was a privilege for me to have his expertise, experience & gentle nature, to myself for 12 days. I would not hesitate to recommend Hari his charm, courtesy & considerateness to anyone. He gave very personal attention u all time.

Thanks also to my porter, Arjun whose cheerful face was always welcome!

I hope this will be the first of many treks.

Brian Robert Patten
Brisbane, Australia
28/04/210

was a strong adventure and a wonderful experience....

(5/5)

This was a strong adventure and a wonderful experience, to be able to share the mountains and the small village with our greatest guide Hari Krishna, a man of respect and a sweet soul who taught us about Nepal and many others things about this country. We visited many places and meet wonderful people, we ate “Dal Bhat”every day and drink Nepali Tea and enjoy every minute of it. This was a trip of a life time, something I will keep in my heart forever.

Thank you Nava Raj for your nice guidance and your great treks and mostly thank you Hari for making this comes true!

Eva
Canada
18/03/2010

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