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Rolwaling Trek

Rolwaling Valley Trek

Trip Introduction

If you prefer exploring the wilderness in a quaint atmosphere that is free from the crowd of trekkers, then Rolwaling   Trek is the best option for you. Rolwaling is one of the least explored region of Nepal that rewards trekkers with fascinating mountain views, rich culture and varied floras and faunas.
Expect to walk through the terrain located above 5000m altitude. Rolwaling Trekking route progresses vertical through dense forest. The most challenging task of Rolwaling trek would be to cross Tashi Lapcha Pass located at 5640 m which links Rolwaling region with world famous Khumbu region. We will also visit Chho Rolpa glaciated Lake. Since Rolwaling Trek is a challenging task, it would be better to have previous trekking in high altitude experience.
September to November is considered best season for Rolwaling Trek. Due to its difficult access, Rolwaling was once used as the stronghold by rebellions- Maoist during the time of insurgency. But, once Maoist accepted the main stream politics and signed a peace treaty, Rolwaling region is now absolutely safe for all travelers.
Tashi Lapcha Pass rewards us with incredible views of Rolwaling Valley while we can also get opportunity of having close-up views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Gaurishankar, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangaru, Thamserku, kwangde, Cholaste, Tw Ache and other peaks and mountains during our trek.

Learn about time-forgotten Sherpa culture. Explore the colorful rhododendron forest. Walk through the glacial regions. You will have an adventure of lifetime.

If you want to trek another top adventurous trek then trekking in the Lower Dolpa region or Dolpo region  is the best choice for you. Dolpo Region is one of the unique experiences which you will gain in your lifetime. You will be observing the scenarios and walking through the famous trails filmed in the 1999 Oscar nominated movie The Himalaya directed by Eric Valli.

 

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Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

On your arrival to Kathmandu from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), the representative from Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours welcomes you and then you shall be transferred to the categorized Hotel in Kathmandu to which you are comfortable with.

Day 02:Drive from Katmandu to Dolakha (1650m)

We will take 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha. We will visit famous Dolakha Bhimeswor temple in our way. Stay overnite in Dolakha.

Day 03: Trek from Dolakha to Ratamate(1020m)

Trekking begins from Dolakha. We will pass through scattered villages and terraces. The trail is in good condition and it is used mostly by porters and shepherds.

Day 04:Trek from Ratamate to Sarridovan(1350m)

Leaving Ratamate, we will walk along Bhote koshi river. We will pass through forest of fir trees to pretty villages. The route is scenic with views of GauriShankar Himal (7145m) at the backdrop. Stay overnight in Gongar.

Day 05: Trek from Sarridovan to Simigaon (2020m)

We need to escalate uphill for most of the day. We will traverse through slopes and terraces. We will reach Simigaon in about 5hrs. Simigaon is a small Sherpa village of rich cultural significance. Stay overnight in Simigaon.

Day 06: Trek from Simigaon to Dong Dong Khola (2800m)

We will enter Rolwaling valley on this day. the trail continues through colorful rhododendron forest. We will follow the uphill trek gradually to Gyalche. From Gyalche, we will lower down to the river where we will prepare our campsite by the side of river.

Day 07:Trek from Dong Dong Khola to Beding (3693m)

The trail continues to climb up the valley. We will cross Rolwaling Chuu River at few points via cable bridges. We will walk through forest to the deep river valley, We will arrive at a point where river from Gaurishankar branches off. We will enter the Sherpa village of Beding where we will stay overnight.

Day 08: Trek from Beding to Na (4183m)

Na is the highest human habitat in Rolwaling. Leaving Beding, we will take short walk through the meadow where we can see yaks grazing joyfully the alpine shrubs. Passing through fields of buckwheat and barley, we will reach Na where we will stay overnight. Fields in Na are surrounded with stone walls. Stay overnight in Na.

Day 09:Rest day in Na

This is a rest day. It is necessary to take rest at Na for acclimatization purpose. We will visit Monastery in which Buddist sage Padma Sambhava himself is said to have meditated. We will enjoy the views of Tsoboje and Kang Nachugo peaks. Stay overnight in Na.

Day 10: Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa (4500m)

Leaving Na early in the morning, we will head towards Tsho Rolpa- the jewel of Rolpa valley. We will climb nearby Himalayan Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. We can enjoy views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains. The trail is sandy with rocks and boulders. Walking along the right bank of the river, we will climb up the rocky lateral moraine of the Glacier. Higher up, we reach the moraine barrier that holds back the Tsho Rolpa lake. We then walk to Tso Rolpa for the night.

Day 11:Trek from Tso Rolpa to Glacier (5400m)

We will move towards Trakarding glacier. We need to move along glaciers throughout the day. We will head west and follow the descending trail to Kharka. Passing through glacier’s trench under cliffs and overhanging rocks, we will prepare our camp at the clear ground on glacier for overnight stay.

Day 12:Trek from Tso Rolpa to Tashi Lapcha (5755m)

Moving along glacier, we will reach the lowest point of the icefall. We will climb to Drolambau glacier which rewards us with spectacular views of sorrounding mountains. We will descend to Tashi Lapcha Phedi and continue walking to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). From the pass, we can get panorsamic views of Khumbu peaks. We will enjoy sunset view and stay overnight in Tashi Lapcha.

Day 13: Trek from Tashi Lapcha to Thangpo (4320m)

We will have couple of hours of uphill trek before moving towards Pachermo. Moving through the snow slopes, we will reach final ridge. We will enjoy views of Khumbu peaks including Everest and lower down to Col from where we will reach Thangpo where we will stay overnight.

Day 14:Trek from Thangpo to Thame (3800m)

We will follow the easy descending trail from Thangpo to Thame village. We will visit one of the oldest monastery in Khumbu. We can get scenic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru from Thame. Stay overnight in Thame.

Day 15: Trek from Thame to Namche (3440m)

We will follow the descending trail and pass through rhododendron forest to reach the bridge over Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga. Passing by several teahouses, we will reach Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. From Sanasa, we will move towards Namche where we will stay overnight.

Day 16:Trek from Namche to Lukla

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After arrival in Lukla, Overnight.

Day 17:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

We will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Once we land at Domestic Terminal of Kathmandu Airport, you will be transferred to hotel where you will stay overnight.

Day 18: Departure

You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hrs before your scheduled flight, Safe Journey.

Price Include

  • The facility of pick and drop from International airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • 2 Night hotel in kathmandu B/B
  • English speaking government licensed holder guide (insured, experience, salary, all food and accommodation) for guide and porter
  • Daily meals  (lunch, dinner, breakfast) and 3 cups of tea or coffee a day during the trek
  • Porter(2 guests : 1 porter)
  • TIMS card and National Park Permit fee for trekking
  • Domestic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Dolakha by private vehicle
  • All taxes and company service charge
  • Pick up and drop from hotel to domestic airport and vice versa
  • Medical support Kit Box
  • Farewell Dinner(Nepalese Cuisine)

Price Exclude

  • Fee of visa for Nepal
  • Personal expenses for bar and beverages, bills, Bottle of water, desserts, personal cloth,  extra porters, shower, laundry or any other program which are not mentioned by the company
  • Airfare to come Nepal or return back to your own country
  • Extra nights accommodation charges
  • Travel and Evacuation Insurance
  • Tips for guides, porters or anyone during the trip
  • Equipment ( sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking pole etc )
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

Fixed Departure

Equipment List

  • Passport
  • Copies of document
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full-sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Camelback water bottle
  • Flashlight, Batteries and bulbs
  • Maps and travel guide
  • Personal towel
  • Rucksack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermal insulation
  • Chocolate bar
  • Rain Coat ( personal and Backpack)
  • Walking stick
  • Other required equipment’s

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