Rolwaling Trekking

Rolwaling Trekking Though it neighbors the world famous Khumbu Valley, Trekking in Rolwaling 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. From here trekking down to Lukla, we can fly to Kathmandu.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Region: Everest
  • Grade: Hard
  • Group size:Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Aug - Dec / Mar - June
  • Max. Altitude: 5755m
  • Transport:Drive/ Fly in -Out

Rolwaling Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival / pick Up and Transfer to Hotel / Familiarization walk with Guide

Day 02:
Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation for the trip. Welcome Dinner in Evening.

Day 03:
Drive to Barhabise and trek up to Karthali (1,590m)

Day 04:
Trek to Tinsang Pass (3,319m) (camping little below pass in the pasture)

Day 05:
Trek to loting (1,790m) via Bigu Gompa

Day 06:
Trek to Bulung (1,890m)

Day 07:
Trek down and join the classic trail to Rolwaling and follow Tama Kosi River to Gongar (1,430m)

Day 08:
Trek to kharka camp (2,700m Jungle camp)

Day 09:
Trek to Beding (3,690m)

Day 10:
Trek to Na (4,180m)

Day 11:
Rest day for acclimatization

Day 12:
Side trip to Yalung Base Camp (5,100m) or camp there and climb Yalung Ri (5,630m)

Day 13:
Trek to Tsho Rolpa Camp (4,561m)

Day 14:
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:
Trek down to Thyangbo Kharka (4,230m) or Thame (3,820m)

Day 17:
Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m)

Day 18:
Trek to Phakding (2,610m)

Day 19:
Trek to Lukla (2,800m)

Day 20:
Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 21:
Kathmandu half day sightseeing and shopping and farewell Dinner in Evening.

Day 22:
Drive to Airport and fly back

Service Includes

  • Air port pick up and drop by car.
  • Meals (breakfast + lunch+ dinner) during trekking
  • Accommodation (Teahouse / Hotel / Lodge or Camping ) while on the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter. Note: 2 guest = 1 porter.
  • Food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All Ground transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.

Service Excludes

  • Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare
  • All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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