Rolwaling Trek

Rolwaling Trek

  • 13 days
  • Nepal
  • Strenuous
  • Min: 2 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and Patan.
  • A scenic mountain flight over the Himalaya. (From Kathmandu to Lukla).
  • A historical Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar.
  • Majestic view from Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gaurisankar, Mahalangur range and Mt. Everest and others
  • Exploring the different peoples communities, culture and lifestyles.

Rolwaling Trekking - Khumbu Rolwaling Trek

The Rolwaling region of Nepal is an exciting trekking destination with remote landscape and rugged trails. The area is relatively undiscovered by tourist and ideal, if you are looking for the thrilling adventure in the Himalayan away from the more popular routes. Tranquil forest with picturesque village and jow-dropping mountain views make it an unforgettable journey that sees few other trekkers.

The Rolwaling trails offer an isolate section of Nepal with a taste of the world famous (Khumbu) Everest Region and unimaginable mountain views. The village scenery as well as insight into Buddhist culture and regal monasteries long the way is unforgettable. Rolwaling lies to the east of its more famous neighbor the Khumbu region where Everest towers as the world’s highest peak. Together the regions comprise the homeland of the Sherpa ethnicity. Many adventurous trekkers with mountaineering skills pass through Rolwaling on a remote route by traversing the technically challenging Tasi Lapcha high pass.

The usual enter way to Rolwaling begins just off the highway to Tibet from Kathmandu. Rolwaling lies south of the Tibetan frontier. The major attractions along the trails include the majestic Bigu nunnery along with traditional Sherpa villages surrounded by dense forests. Views of the Gaurishankar (7,145m/24,816ft) and Melungtse (7,181m/23,937ft) are vibrant on a climb to high pastureland areas surrounded by peaks where yaks and livestock graze in the summer season. The shimmering waters of the mountain Lake Tso Rolpa with surrounding mountain views are unforgettable. A route connects to Khumbu by way of the Tasi Lapcha high pass.

Tasi Lapcha High Pass Trekking - High passes Trekking in Nepal- Everest High Passes Trek

Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass trekking is one of challenging trekking trail in Rolwaling region. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass trekking combination both Rolwaling valley and Khumbu valley which provides the trekking an experience of the remoteness of eastern region of Nepal. Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass trekking offer romantic mountain views including Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himalaya range, Khumbu Himalaya region, Chobabhamre, Pachhermo peak, diverse flora and fauna and rich local cultures. The Rolwaling which is called simply the grave by the indigenous Sherpa’s on account of its location - buried down between steep ice-giants.

Many mysterious stories have been passed on about this valley. Through which the forefathers of the present-day Sherpa’s once came. It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is supposed to make his home. Entire research expeditions have, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to find him. There are three factors, which have helped to preserve this splendid valley from the ravaging onslaught of tourists. First of all it is relatively arduous to get there at all, secondly there are neither lodgings nor food to buy, and third you need a special permit to be allowed to hike into rolwaling.

 You most purchase-pro-forma-a climbing permits for the Ramdung peak (5925m) regardless of whether or not you want to climb the mountain. Those who aren’t scared away by these inconveniences will be richly rewarded for their efforts. Just the approaches to the Rolwaling valley are worth your money: the trail leads you through a wealth of variety on one hand through Tamang and Chhetri villages with their typical terrace rice fields, on the other through dense, gloomy primeval forests and over broad ridgebacks with wonderful views. two variations are possible: the first is a four day trek from Jiri (1860m) over the Chordung ridge (3698m), Suri (1890m) and Gonger (1040m): the other is a six day hike starting from Charikot (1850m) via Tinsang la (3319m), Bigu Gompa (2519m0000), Chilangka and Gongar. However we are doing this trek from Charikot so you can tell us if you want to start from other way.

You finally set foot into the Rolwaling through the village of Simigaon (2000m) located high above the Bhote Koshi. Above the Shapka Meadow (2600 m) the path divides. Here the right branch is recommended, for while it is certainly more arduous it is also decidedly the more rewarding. After a four-hour ascent you reach the Daldung La (3976 m), which has a fantastic view of the 7146 meter high Gaurishankar opposite.

According to old Sherpa tradition, this is the seat of the goddess Tashi Tserringma, who is the guarantor of a long life. Gaurishankar is also holy for the Hindus: Shankar, the name of the Northem peak, is a designation for Shiva in their everyday spoken language. The southern summit, Gauri is a synonym for the feminine manifestation of the god. From Daldung La you climb down for four or five hours on a really adventurous path through the dense rain forest to the Rolwaling River, which you then cross. There you meet up again with the other path, which certainly also has a beautiful landscape, but doesn’t snake down to Simigaon quite as spectacularly.  About 1/2 hours walking time up-river you reach the Sherpa village of Beding (3693 m) - the only noteworthy settlement in rolwaling.

If it should happened that the monk belonging to the Gompa is in the village at the moment, you can ask him to show you round it himself, 150 meters higher a rocky hermitage is visible, where Padmasambhava is supposed to have meditated some 1200 years ago. The last human lodgings of the valley you can find in Na, which is located about three hours distance from Beding. From here you have an overwhelming view of the mountain-Gaints Chekigo (6735m), Bamongo (6400m), Kang Nachugo (6735m), and above all, Tsoboje (6689m). From here we head to Tashi Laptsa known as Tasi Lapcha la (5755m) the most difficult pass of this region. After crossing the pass we then get to Thame, Namche and finally to Lukla where we catch our mountain flight to Kathmandu. This is a difficult and fatiguing tour, which requires ice-climbing equipment.

 

Day to Day Trip  Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m) airport and Transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Pre-Trip briefing, Full day sightseeing Kathmandu and Patan, Permit arrangement.

Day 03: Domestic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840 m) and trek to Phakding (2610 m) 5 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Phakding (2610 m) - Namche Bazaar (3450 m) 6 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 m). Acclimatization day. Optional trek to Khumjung and Khunde village (4-5 hrs).

Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 m) - Tengboche (3860 m) 5 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3860 m) - Dingboche (4410 m) 5 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m). Rest day. Optional trek to Chhukung Ri (5500 m) 7-8 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Dingboche (4410 m) - Lobuche (4910 m) 4 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) - Gorak Shep (5140 m) afternoon visit to Everest Base Camp (5360 m) 7 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Gorak Shep (5140 m) - Morning visit to Kala Patthar (5550 m) - Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) 6 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910 m) - Dzongla (4830 m) 5 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Dzongla (4830 m) - Dragnag (4700 m) via Cho-La pass (5420 m) 7 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Dragnag (4700 m) - Gokyo Lake (4750 m) 3 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 m). Rest day. Climb Gokyo Ri (5360 m) for views of Everest and Cho Oyu. Round trip 3 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 m) - Lumde (4380 m) via Renjo-La Pass (5360 m) 7-8 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Lumde (4380 m) - Thame (3820 m) 4 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Thame (3820 m) - Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) 6 hrs.

Day 19: Trek to Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) - Ngole (5110 m) 3 hrs.

Day 20: Trek to Ngole (5110 m) - Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) 3 hrs.

Day 21: Trek to Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) - Glacier Camp (4735 m) via Tashi Labsta-La pass (5755 m) 8-9 hrs.

Day 22: Trek to Glacier Camp (4735 m) - Na Gaon (4180 m) 7 hrs.

Day 23: Trek to Na Gaon (4180 m) - Dokhang (2791 m) 7 hrs.

Day 24: Trek to Dokhang (2791 m) - Simigaon (2036 m) 5 hrs.

Day 25: Trek to Simigaon (2036 m) - Bulungse (2000 m) 7-8 hrs.

Day 26: Trek to Bulungse (2000 m) - Loting (1768 m) 6 hrs.

Day 27: Trek to Loting (1768 m) - Bigu Gompa (2516 m) 5 hrs.

Day 28: Trek to Bigu Gompa (2516 m) - Sano Jyandan (3127 m) via Tinsang-La pass (3798 m) 7 hrs.

Day 29: Trek to Sano Jyandan (3127 m) - Borderlands or The Last Resort (1170 m) 6 hrs.

Day 30: Drive to Kathmandu by bus (4 hrs).

Day 31: Final departure for your onward destination.

Option Itinerary-A

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Pre-trip briefing, full-day Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, Patan & trek preparations.

Day 03: Drive to Charikot (1850 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Biguti (890 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Surya Dovan (1020 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1395 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Simigaun (2000 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Kelchey (2990 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Deding (3700 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Nagaun (4200 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Tso-Rolpa Lake (4525 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 12: Rest and Exploration at Tso-Rolpa Lake. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Tulumbu Buka (4850 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Thamo (4300 Meters) via Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755 Meters). About 8 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Namche (3440 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2820 meters). About 7 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 17: Fly back Lukla to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Leisure/shopping day in Kathmandu for shopping.

Day 19: Final departure for your onward destination.

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Following are included on the above package cost.

  • Full day sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and Patan.
  • A government licensed holder city Tour Guide.
  • Three nights in Kathmandu at twin sharing basis accommodation, 3 star hotel including the bed and breakfast.
  • Domestic flight from (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) by plane.
  • Necessary entry fee, Everest National Park permits, Gaurisankar Area Conservation permit and TIMS Card for trekking.
  • Public transportation from  Kathmandu- Charikot Bazzar.
  • Full Board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek.
  • An experienced English Speaking mountain Guide.
  • The required number of local staffs and Porter (2 Trekkers = 1 Porter).
  • Tent, Food, accommodation, salary, insurance. equipment and medicine for guide and porter.
  • Down Jacket, Duffel Bag and Sleeping Bag by Gorkha Adventure (If required).
  • Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepalese restaurant with Cultural Show.
  • All our Nepal government Taxes, VAT, and Service Charge.

Following are excluded on the above package cost

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • International air tickets and airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days).
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Wire transfer charge or credit card service charge as company rule.
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls and all type of hot drinks.
  • Soft drink such as cola, mineral water etc.
  • Compulsory your travel insurance and first aid kit.
  • Hot water, hot shower and battery charge fees.
  • Tip for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes' section.

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with our agency. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


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