Trekking Region: Everest Region & Langtang Region
Trekking Name: Rolwaling Trek
Best Season: September to December & March to May
Trekking Type: Camping Trek
Trekking Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 5630m.
Mode of Travel: Flight/Car/Bus
Duration: 20 days
Experiencing Sherpa culture
Stepping at an altitude of 5755m.
Close-up views of world's most impressive mountains
Physical, cultural and religious diversity
Famous trek of Everest region
This region lies between Langtang range and Everest range and the side of both Mount Langtang & Mount Everest are the highlights of this trek. Though it neighbors the world famous Khumbu Valley, Rolwaling Valley is explored by very few tourists. The reason is its geographical intricacy which has kept the region’s natural as well as cultural beauty intact. The valley is abundant with alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls and imminent view of snowy peaks in the backdrop. En route as we start following the Rolwaling River, the area will be rich in floral and faunal aspect because of fewer intruders. Sherpa’s of Rolwaling enjoys unspoiled culture and practice of rituals comparing to their Khumbu counterpart. As the stay of tourist is controlled in Rolwaling, local youngsters leave home in trekking season to make living by guiding, leading and assisting expeditions and portering in neighboring valley.
The dark narrow valley of Rolwaling opens wide near villages of Beding (3,510m) and Na (4,120m). Here one can easily spend few days exploring Yak pastures and taking side trips to Yalung Base camp. Above Na Gaun, the trail meanders up to a high lake named Thso Rolpa (4540m) and up to the lateral moraines of the Rolwaling glacier below the Rolwaling icefall (5181m). After two days of rugged glacier walking one reaches high Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). On the other side of the Tashi Lapcha, the trail drops down into Thame village (3790m) on the Khumbu valley.
The trekkers will be rewarded with the enchanting view of Majestic Mount Gauri Shanker. This area is mostly used by Buddhist people However, we can also see the Brahmin, chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages and theirs life style. The trek to this region starts from Dolakha, a small township near Charikot, an 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. The trail following the course of river Tamakhosi on the way to Simigaun adds more thrills to the trek.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1320m)
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in historical places in Kathmandu and preparation for the trip.
Day 03: Drive to Barhabise and trek to Karthali (1,590m)
Day 04: Barhabise to Tinsang Pass (3,319m)
Day 05: Tinsang pass to Loting (1,790m) via Bigu Gompa.
Day 06: Loting to Bulung (1,890m)
Day 07: Bulung to Gongar (1,430m)
Day 08: Gongar to kharka camp (2,700m)
Day 09: Kharka to Beding (3,690m)
Day 10: Beding to Na (4,180m)
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization and explore the Na and overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Side trip to Yalung Base Camp (5,100m) or camp there and climb Yalung Ri (5,630m)
Day 13: Yalung Base Camp Tsho Rolpa Camp (4,561m)
Day 14: Tsho Rolpa Camp to Drolambau Glacier camp (5,000m)
Day 15: Cross Tesi Lapcha (5,755m) and camp little below under the huge rock outcrop known as Tashi Puk
Day 16: Tashi Puk to Thyangbo Kharka (4,230m) or Thame (3,820m)
Day 17: Thame to Namche Bazar (3,440m)
Day 18: Namche Bazar to Phakding (2,610m)
Day 19: Phakding to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu
We board our early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we would go for shopping. Farewell dinner would be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali hotel.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.