Rolwaling Trek

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Rolwaling Trek

Rolwaling Trek is challenging and exciting trekking to Rolwaling- one of the seven hidden valleys in the Himalayas. Rolwaling Valley lies in east-central part of Nepal, west of Khumbu along the Tibetan border which is also called “the grave” by the indigenous Sherpa’s referring to its location- buried down between steep ice giants. This trek is famous for many hairpin bends and stunning view of mid-eastern range of Himalaya including Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lhakpa, Tashi Laptsa with some 50 additonal peaks over 6000m tall and beautiful waterfalls. Many mysterious tales have been passed on about this valley According to which, it is home to Yeti or abominable snowmen. There has been research expedition to find it but unsuccessful.

Rolwaling trek is fully Camping trek and is one of the most difficult treks in Nepal that requires technical climbing experience. The trek to this region begins from Dolakha which can be reached via bus drive from Kathmandu. From Dolakha we trek to Suri Dobhan and crossing several streams and jungles with orchid, rhododendron we reach Jagat, a small town with different ethnicities. Then a steep climb takes us to Simigaon (a Sherpa village), Kharka, Beding. We pass across summer village of Beding with yaks grazing, fields of buckwheat and barley, monastery and reach to Na. From Na we trek up, crossing river and rocky lateral moraine of the glacier and finally reach to Tso Rolpa – largest glacier of Nepal. Tso Rolpa offers unforgettable experience. After enjoying the beauty and fabulous mountain view we continue downhill to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp. After crossing Tashi Lapcha Pass we ascend to Pahermo where we can enjoy the magnificent views of Khumu peaks including Everest, Makalu and others. Then we trek to Thame and along Bhote Koshi river we reach Namche Bazaar and finally to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu. For longer journey we have another route prepared.

Rolwaling trekking provides an experience the remoteness of this region, romantic mountain views, diverse flora and fauna and rich local cultures of Sherpa, Tamang and Chhetri. Famous British Mountaineer Eric Shipton first photographed a yeti track in 1951 on the slopes of the peaks of the Rolwaling.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Drive to Barabise(800m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 04: Barabise to Dolangsa (2400m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 05: Dolangsa to Yarsa (3050m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 06: Yarsa to Loding (1750m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 07: Loding to Chayarsa (2000m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 08: Chayarsa to Manthale (1100m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 09: Manthale to Simigaon(2100m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 10: Simigaon to Gyalche (2800m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 11: Gyalche to Donga (3680m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 12: Full day in Donga for acclimatization. Overnight in Camp.
Day 13: Donga to Na via Beding Trek (4200m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 14: Na to Tsho Rolpa (4500m). Overnight in Camp.
Day 15: Tsho Rolpa to Tashilapcha Phedi. Overnight in Camp.
Day 16: Full day in Tashilapcha Phedi for rest and acclimatization. Overnight in Camp.
Day 17: Tashilapcha Phedi to Tashilapche cross. Overnight in Camp.
Day 18: Tashilapche cross to Thyangbo Kharka the First village on Everest region. Overnight in Camp.
Day 19: Thyangbo Kharka to Thame. Overnight in Camp.
Day 20: Thame to Monjo via Namche bazaar. Overnight in Camp.
Day 21: Monjo to Lukla. Overnight at hotel in Lukla.
Day 22: Fly back to Katmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 23: Final Departure.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 23 Days

Price : 1600 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Maximum Altitude : 5300m

Group Size : 2-15 people

Permits : sagarmatha national park permit, Tims card

Activities : Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing & climbing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Best Season : March, April, may, September, October & November

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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