Rolwaling Trekking - 20 Days

About Rolwaling Trekking

Rolwaling Trek traverses the deep and less-visited corners of the Himalayas. Rolwaling Valley Trek will lead you to the quaint and beautiful Rolwaling valley, which is traversed by a handful of travelers every year. It is one of the most adventurous and strenuous treks one can have in the Himalayas. To add more thrill in the journey, we have also added Pachermo Peak Climbing in our Rolwaling Trek itinerary. You will be crossing the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m). There will be many glaciers, rocky, and steep walking.

Rolwaling Valley is also known as the Grave in the Himalayas because of its remote and peculiar location between step ice-giants. Rolwaling region is suited between Langtang Range and Everest Range. Many mysterious stories and myths surround the serene surrounding of this very region, and one of them is the presence of Yeti. Yes, they are believed to live here. During the Rolwaling Trekking, you get to see excellent views of many Himalayan mountains like Mt. Gauri Sankar (7,134 m), Mt. Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Mt. Melungtse (7,023 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), etc.

Observing the daily life of people from the Sherpa and Tamang community, you will explore both Rolwaling and Khumbu regions. Tsho Rolpa Lake, one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal is also touched on Tashi Lapcha Trekking. Many ancient monasteries, stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels also become your companion on the journey. To become part of this once in a lifetime trek, feel free to contact us anytime.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you have a few more days to travel, then you can join Everest Base Camp Trek in the journey. There is also an option to add another very challenging and adventurous trip- Gokyo Lake Trek or Everest Three Passes Trek. All of these treks are very famous treks of the Khumbu region. We also offer tailor-made options for Rolwaling Trek. Get in touch with us to custom create your itinerary.

Highlights

  • Get to witness breath-taking landscape and excellent views of Himalayan mountains
  • Trek through picturesque villages and dense forests
  • Have a glimpse of the daily life of Sherpas and Tamangs
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas
  • Explore Rolwaling Valley and Khumbu region
  • Cross challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass
  • Explore stunning Tsho Rolpa Lake
  • Climb Pachermo Peak
  • Walk on glaciers
  • Thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Itinerary

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One of the members from Adventure Small World will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He/she will take you to the hotel and help you with check-in. You will have a few hours to rest depending upon your arrival time. Later, in the evening, you meet with other team members over the welcome dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

The day begins with a warm delicious breakfast. After that, you meet with your tour guide in your hotel lobby and go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Monkey Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you prepare for the trek and check all the gears for final packing.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having breakfast, you drive to Shigati via Dolakha. From Kathmandu, the drive follows the northeast route towards the Friendship Highway that connects Kathmandu and Lhasa. Further, taking another highway, you move towards Jiri. Upon reaching Shigati, you trek to Suri Dobhan.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Suri Dobhan, the trail moves along a river and continues on flat land. You will cross numerous streams and lush forests of rhododendron & orchid. Further, crossing a suspension bridge, you reach a small town known as Jagat for a night stay.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Following a flat trail, you begin trekking. The trail then ascends and descends through lush forests. Further, following a riverbank, you walk on a narrow valley path and cross a suspension bridge over a river. The trail steeply ascends to Simi Gaun, which is a Sherpa village.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having breakfast, you begin trekking through small Sherap settlement areas. On the way, you can see stunning views of Mt. Gauri Shankar and Rolwaling Valley. The trail follows a rocky path that goes through dense pine forests and takes you to Kharka.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Kharka behind, you begin walking through rhododendron forests. The trail continues along the bank of Rolwaling Khola and takes you to a tributary. Enjoying striking views of Mt. Gaurishankar, you walk on flat terrain and reach Beding.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The day begins with an easy walk along the northern bank of Rolwaling River. You pass by yak grazing sites and terraced fields. The trail will soon lead you to the meditative place of the Buddhist Guru PadmaSambhava and move towards Na village.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you begin ascending towards the Tsho Rolpa Lake. It is a beautiful Himalayan lake filled with glistening glaciers and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Trekking along the right bank of a river, you cross the river and ascend on the rocky lateral moraine of a glacier to reach the lake.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You will wake up early in the morning and ascend towards Trakarding Glacier. The trail passes through glaciers, offering tempting landscape views. You will gradually ascend on a rocky path and cross glacier moraine to reach Trakarding Glacier.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail follows the high slopes of the glacier and ascends on a rocky glacier. Soon the trail will take you to the lowest point of the icefall and climb to Drolambau Glacier. Further, enjoying the breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountain, you continue trekking towards Tashi Lapcha Base Camp.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you continue trekking towards Tashi Lapcha Pass. The trail offers spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains and glaciers. Around a hundred meters, a downhill walk from the pass will take you to the camping location.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you will ascend towards the summit of Pachermo Peak. The trail follows snowy slopes and takes you to the final ridge using fixed ropes at some points. From the top of the peak, you get to enjoy surreal views of mountains like Everest, Makalu, etc. After some time, you descend to Thengpo to spend the night.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

This is an extra day in case you face bad weather in any other circumstance. If everything goes according to plan, you can use this day to relax and explore around the Thengpo village.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail today takes you to Thame, From Thengpo village, the trail drops down through small villages and lush forests. On the way, you come across an ancient monastery. Further, relishing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kangaru, etc, you reach Thame.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Thame, you will follow an old trading route called Nangpa-La and then Bhote Koshi River. The trail descends through a steep path and takes you to a bridge. Crossing the bridge over Dudh Koshi River, you reach Phunki Tenga. From here, you ascend through a number of villages and tea shops to reach Namche Bazar, the tourist hub of the Khumbu region.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Namche Bazar behind, you follow a rocky and steep path that descends through dense forests, crossing several streams and villages. You reach the pass by Monjo and Phakding. The trail then ascends following a stream and takes you to Lukla for a night stay.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you take an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight offers last views of snow-capped Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The remaining day is leisure for you.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

It is the last day of yours in Kathmandu. Enjoy this day visiting monuments and exploring local markets. Do shopping and dine in lovely restaurants. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with the team members.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast and farewell dinner

It is time to say goodbye to each other as you will fly back to your home today. Depending on our flight departure time, one of our team delegates will drop you at the airport.

  • Breakfast only

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 4 nights kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking guide with sightseeing.
  • Map of the area
  • 3 times meal at trekking, breakfast, tea, coffee, lunch, dinnner.
  • Kathmandu – dolakha bus ticket
  • Lukla – Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Climbing Sherpa and its equipment and insurance,
  • Local government permit
  • National park fees
  • Sherpa and porters salary and their food and insurance.
  • One double bag if needed each person.
  • Free rescue organize if needed.
  • Lunch and dinner while in kathmandu.
  • Drinking Water, Electricity bills & hot shower during trek
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Hotel, food & personal expenses encase they have to back earlier then itinerary
  • Personal medical insurance.
  • Rescue helicopter.
  • Staff and porters Tips

Useful Information

Rolwaling Trek route

Rolwaling Valley Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Shigati via Dolakha. From Shigati, you begin trekking through beautiful villages like Simi Gaon, Beding, and Na Gaon, enjoying enchanting views of the Himalayan mountains. The trail from Na Gaon takes you to stunning Tsho Rolpa Lake and ascends to Tashi Lapcha Pass. Further, you will continue climbing to the summit of Pachermo Peak and join the Khumbu region. Trekking through Thame, you descend through lush rhododendron forest to reach Namche Bazar. The trail steeply descends through dense forest, crossing numerous streams and ascends to Lukla.

Rolwaling Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Rolwaling Trek is a strenuous trek. The journey requires previous trekking and climbing experience. You have to cross the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass and walk on steep glaciers. The trail is tough and demands a professional guide who can help you complete the journey safely. You have to be physically fit with strong determination and will power.

Rolwaling Valley Trekking takes you above 5,000 meters, which means the risk of high altitude sickness. However, we have designed our Rolwaling Valley Trek itinerary, adding ample rest days and a constant increase in elevation, which reduces the chance of altitude sickness. You will be assisted by a very experienced guide who will make sure you are not having any kind of difficulty during the trek.

Best time to go on Rolwaling Trek

The best time to go on Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is during spring and autumn. March to April and September to November are the months of these two seasons. These are the peak time to traverse in the Himalayas and especially in the Rolwaling region. The weather is mostly stable, with a pleasant climate, bright sky, and clear views.

Accommodation & Meals

The accommodation during Rolwaling Trek involves a combination of teahouse and camping. Teahouses in the Rolwaling region are very basic compared to the teahouses in the Khumbu region. The services are very limited to shared rooms and a common washroom. Likewise, during camping, all the tents and equipment will be carried by our crew members. You will get high-quality sleeping tents and shared dining & washroom tents.

Meals are served as per the menu of the teahouse. The menu usually does not have fixed dishes. You can expect to get dal bhat, veggies, eggs, soup, thukpa, noodles, momos, bread, pudding, porridge, etc. In Namche Bazar, you can find continental dishes. Likewise, while climbing the meals will be cooked by our trained crew members. We offer varieties of dishes to make sure you are eating nutritious and delicious meals.

Communication & Electricity

As you will be traveling in a very remote area of the Himalayas, the locals mostly depend on solar power. You will see both hydropower and solar power in different villages. The charging facilities might not be available everywhere, therefore we highly suggest you carry extra batteries with yourself.

The cellular network is likewise not good at the high and isolated points. Do not depend on the cellular network either. However, villages at the lower elevation do offer WiFi service. The team carries a satellite phone with them to make sure the group is always connected with the base team in the city.

Travel Insurance

Trekking in the Rolwaling region involves many unseen circumstances that can ruin the trek or might hurt you in the worst case. Therefore, travel insurance is very important to go on this trek. Your travel insurance must cover things like air evacuation, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancellation, and loss or theft of personal property.

Guide & Porter

You will be guided by our professional and expert guide and porters during the Rolwaling Valley Trekking. The guides who work with us have numerous years of expertise and mapped many remote and challenging parts of the Himalayas, including the Rolwaling region. The crew we assign you will make sure you are enjoying every moment of the journey and keep you safe & sound until the end of the trip.

Environmental Contribution

While trekking or climbing, we make sure that our presence does not harm the fragile nature in any way. We have tested and adopted many measures over the years that help us to run eco-friendly journeys in the Himalayas. Not only this, we also run a small organization that funds education for the children from underprivileged mountain families.