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Rolwaling Trek

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Explore the less visited Rolwaling region as well as the popular Everest region with stunning views of Rolwaling Himalayan Ranges and other towering high mountains including Everest, Gaurishankar, Nuptse, Lhotse and the majestic Ama Dablam
  • Excursion around Tsho Rolpa Lake – Glacial lake at 4,560 meters with stunning views of high mountains and breathtaking valleys.
  • Crossing of the technical high alpine pass : Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5,755 meters that offers breathtaking views of high peaks and beautiful valleys.
  • Opportunity to experience the wild and calm natural wonders comprising settlements of different tribe communities with distinct culture and traditions, offering us a warm and friendly environment all being in the vicinity of mesmerizing high mountains.

Trip Introduction;
The name Rolwaling – specifically applies to a river that is fed from the glaciers around Tsho Rolpa Lake. The less explored and little known Rolwaling valley lies between the Everest and Langtang Himalayan Range of Nepal. To the east of Rolwaling region lies the popular Solu-Khumbu or Everest region linked with the challenging and adventurous high alpine pass – Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5,755 meters. The Rolwaling region comprises of several hidden valleys that provides a perfect habitat for various species of flora and fauna. Endangered species of wild animals such as Himalayan Black Bear, Red Panda and Musk Deer are well protected within the Rolwaling region.

Most of the Rolwaling region is protected as a part of Gaurishankar Conservation Area which adjoins Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park at Tashi Lapcha Pass. Rolwaling Trek with Nepal Guide Treks is a perfect trekking option for those wanting to explore the less visited Rolwaling region as well as the popular Everest region of Nepal. The trek offers magnificent views of surrounding high mountains and breathtaking valleys while engaging with warm and friendly locals possessing unique culture and traditions.

Rolwaling Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Guide starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a scenic drive towards Gongor Khola. We start our trek from Gongor Khola, following the trail that goes along the banks of Rolwaling river and dense rhododendron forest as we pass along the villages of Simigaun, Beding and head towards Na village. We will spend an additional day for rest and exploration around Na village. Our trek continues over the glacier as we head towards the crossing of challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5,755 meters.

From the top of the pass we will have magnificent views of surrounding high peaks and valleys. We continue our trek descending over the rocky slopes of Ngole as we approach towards Thame. From there a rather easy descent will lead us to the Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar. We will engage ourselves in exploring the busy market streets of Namche Bazaar, before continuing our trek with few short uphill ascents and descents down to Bhote Khosi river to finally arrive at Lukla where our trek ends technically. Our adventurous and inspiring Rolwaling Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Rolwaling Trek can also be combined with Parchamo Peak Climbing Adventure

Find our day to day Itinerary of Rolwaling Trek through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team, we also organize a formal program; meet with our guide with full extent of information and discussion regarding our Everest Rolwaling Trek via Tashi Lapcha La Pass.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Everest Rolwaling Trek via Tashi Lapcha La Pass with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1,350m/4428ft] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs drive]
Early morning, make sure that all essential stuffs are packed, our guide and vehicle will be at your hotel for pick you up and we take a drive that heads towards Gongar Khola. Along the road we explore beautiful hills, landscapes and daily activities of local peoples. Following via major attraction places Jiri and Charikot, we reach finally at Gongar Khola – the starting point of our Rolwaling Trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Gongar Khola to Simigaun [2,000m/6560ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After breakfast, we start our trek through normal path by following the bank of the stream. After crossing a suspension bridge, we start following ascending trail that leads us to reach at Simigaun. Simigaun is a beautiful Sherpa cultural village, we can have free excursion around at evening.
Accommodation:
Tea House Lodge
Meals:
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Simigaun to Dovan [2,850m/9348ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving the charming Sherpa village Simigaun, we start our trek passing through more Sherpa village along the route. Splendid view of Mt. Gaurishankar can be seen while we are heading through beautiful pine forest. Before complete wonderful ascends on rocky ridge we follow the descending trail towards Rolwaling stream that takes us to reach at Dovan. Nepali word Dovan can be define, a place where two or more streams and river connects together.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Beding [3,690m/12103ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today, we leave Dovan heading towards Beding, walk along the bank of Rolwaling stream, trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests, enjoy the great view of Mt. Gaurushankar Himalayan range. After we cross the suspension bridge, the trail leads us to walk that passes through open and plain ascends for a while and continue towards Beding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Beding to Na Village [4,180m/13710ft] [3-4hrs Trek]
This is a short and pleasant trekking day. Initially we follow the trail that heads through fir tree filled forests. Trekking through following the Rolwaling river,  beautiful landscapes and exploring beautiful surrounding mountains takes us to reach U shaped glacier valley of Na. Na is a scattered village and temporary settlement where people from Beding goes there and stays in summer season to grow grazing pasture and potatoes.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.
We make a rest and free excursion day at Na to be properly acclimatized before heading towards high altitudes. While making our day worthy we either can hike towards Kharka located at top of the valley, follow the trail to Yalung Peak Base Camp which takes around five hour for return trip. Or we can ascend towards the Ridge of Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake above from Na for the views of splendid mountains which take around four hours for return trip.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake [4,560m/14956ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today, we leave Na village, start our trek by climbing a decent gradient to a bridge over the Tsho Rolpa outflow. We follow the main trail that ascends an ablation valley to the south. Along the trail we pass through Chhukyima where there are couples of teashops that are run by locals of Na Village. Continuing on our route, we trek towards the end of the valley and climb a steep uphill for a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding peaks. A gradual ascend from there leads us to Kabuk.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier [4880m/16006ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today, we leave Kabuk early in the morning head towards Drolambu Glacier. It is a good idea to start our day early since we have to cross the glacier before matured sun melts the snows. After the glacier, we further ascend towards eastern corner before heading downhill through a loose earth trail towards the southern edge of Tarkarding Glacier. After there, we make further ascends until reach to the northern side of glacier. Once on the north side, we follow the trail that leads to the snout of Drolambu Glacier.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp & Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass [5,755m/18876ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
This is our important day of trekking since we are going to cross one of the difficult and adventurous Tashi Laocha La Pass. We start our day early in the morning, following the trail that leads over the glacier; climb a natural ramp that heads towards the pass. The pass is rocky and most of the time covered with snow and ice. From the top of the pass, we can have splendid close up views of surrounding mountains. After there, we gradually descend down to our campsite at Tashi Lapcha Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek to Thyangbo Kharka[4320m/14169ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After Tashi Lapcha Camp, we follow most of the trail that follows gradual descends. After few hours walk we reach at Ngole. Again, we follow further descends that leads towards Thyangbo Kharka at 4320 meters. Thyangbo Kharka is a place with few tea houses and good campsites.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Thyangbo Kharka to Namche Bazaar [3,450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today, we leave Thyangbo Kharka, following easy and pleasant trail towards Thame. Within a couple of hours walk we reach at Thame. Then we walk along Bhote Koshi River, gentle descend towards Phuki Tenga and continue the trail to cross a bridge over Dudh Koshi River leads us to reach at the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. Along the route we pass several villages. Namche bazaar is a largest bazaar in Everest region with several tea houses, markets and shops.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Last day of our Rolwaling Trek leads from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Monjo and Phakding. After short uphill, down to the Bhote Koshi River. The last 45 minutes of ascends takes us to reach at Namche Bazaar. At evening, enjoy the celebration after successful complete Rolwaling Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful trekking experience with Nepal Guide Treks.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 17: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 17 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • 4 nights ‘Day 01, 02 & Day 16, 17” stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu including Private Vehicle, all entry fees & experienced city guide
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
  • Tea House Lodges & Camping Accommodation during Trekking – as per itinerary
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee & TIMS [Trekkers Information Management System] fee.
  • Gauri Shankar Conservation Fee & all necessary permits for Himalayan Passes
  • Highly experienced Sherpa Guide for this technical pass trek
  • Required Number of Porters
  • Lukla – Kathmandu flight Tickets
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  • All tax, vats and necessary paper works

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Important Info

Preparation for Trekking:

  • Trekking is an art of walking in the Himalayas. Trekking in Nepal has its several varieties of trails from very easy to hard routes depending upon what you choose for your adventure holiday.
  • Basic physical fitness warm up prior to any trekking trips would be highly appreciated such as Jugging, cycling, walk through ascends/descends, gym and so on.
  • Travel insurance from reputed insurance company would be highly appreciated, sometime along the trail there might be happen unusual natural disaster, high altitude sickness and weaknesses that should have to cover by the insurance policy. We usually carry general first aid which would not be sufficient in some cases. Apart from the popular trails, there are not any sophisticated hospitals in case of emergency, helicopter rescue would require in such cases.
  • Nepalese mountain trails comparatively contains high altitudes than any other trekking trail around the world, take it in mind that we should not have to ascend very quickly to be safe from altitude sickness attack. Having more acclimatization days in itinerary is a good idea.
  • Some trekking trials in Nepal are seriously difficult; we recommend choosing those trips for those trekkers who already have previous trekking experiences.

Clothing and Equipments for Trekking:

Equipments and Clothing plays crucial role to have trekking adventure great. Don’t miss all essential stuffs and do not carry a lot of heavy equipments. Trekking clothing and equipments requirement differ from individual trekking trip; easy to hardest, short trek to long trek, low altitudes to high altitudes etc. Nevertheless the general equipment lists are as follows;

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Over-boots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on your way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

Best Seasons for Trekking:

Basically, three months in autumn – September, October, November and 3 months in spring – March, April, May total 6 months are considered as a best season for trekking in Nepalese Himalayas. During the seasons, the weather would be clear, sunny and warm in mountains that’s why trekker can get great opportunities to have splendid views of mountains. Apart from that, some adventure seeking trekker also loves to have their trekking holiday in December, January and February to avoid trekker’s crowed and to get peaceful environment along the route. Monsoon seasons (June, July & August) would not be perfect trekking holiday since it will be affected by rains. But, one can enjoy short trek, hike and also can plan for rain shadow parts during the monsoon.

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Reviews

Amazing trekking around Rolwaling region with NGT !!!

Many thanks to outstanding service support of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, our second trek in the Himalayas ( Rolwaling Trek ) that concluded very well. Five years ago, we trekked the Everest Region with the same company. At that time we received top class service which forced us to book the trek with the same company. Believe it or not !! The excellent service we received this time has once again exceeded our expectations. We are so glad that we decided to go with NGT. Our guide was Ramu. Very professional guide with great sense of humor. We enjoyed every part of our trekking. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for anyone seeking for a fruitful trekking in the pockets of Himalayas !!! We know that we will come back to do more trekking with NGT in future. We wish NGT , best of luck for the future !!

Thanks a lot once again NGT !!

Michael and Family –  Germany 

ROLWALING TREK !!! AWESOME TREK !!! WE LOVED IT !!!! :D

We have recently completed our trekking in the Rolwaling region with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We want to thank Prakash and his team for arranging such a memorable trek. Our guide was Roshan. He was very professional and made right decisions during the whole trek. Together we had lot of nice moments. Everything was well organized, best accommodation with healthy food. Everything a trekker can wish for !! Great views of high alpine valleys and stunning mountains !! We have lot of pictures that we will take back with us for memory. If everything goes fine, we would like to do more trekking with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in future.

Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition !! Highly Recommended !!!

Best Wishes,

Attila + Laura + Petra – Hungary

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