Rolwaling Trekking

Duration: 15 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House + Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 5755m

Rolwaling Trekking is undoubtedly one of the most adventurous trekking in the Himalayan region. Rolwaling in Sherpa language means the ‘graveyard’ since the place is actually located deep down between the steep ice-giants of the Khumbu region. Very few tourists dare to do Rolwaling Trekking because of its difficult terrain and wilderness however this proves to be the most rewarding challenge for real adventurers.

The highlights of the trekking are the crossing of a high Himalayan pass called Tashi Labtsa (5,775m) and climbing the peak of Parcharmo (6,273m). Not only that you will meet the classical Everest Base Camp trek in Thame and continue to Namche and Lukla. Both offer splendid views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Jugal Himal, Melugtse and Mt. Gauri Shanker. The trek traverses pristine forests of rhododendron & orchid and terraced fields and comes across glaciers, high passes and lakes. While on the trek, you will also get an opportunity to experience the culture of Tamang and Sherpa people and visit ancient monasteries.

Rolwaling from nature’s point of view is deeply wild and magical. A rugged landscape dotted by glaciers, ice and rock and entirely uninhabited. No wonder Rolwaling valley is popular as the home of Yeti, the mythical snowman, that have been sighted by many a trekker in the past.

Besides offering you a customized itinerary, Global Adventure Trekking will arrange for you all the logistics including climbing gears and necessary permits. Our experienced Sherpa climbers and guides will be there to make your trip to safe and pleasurable.

Highlights

  • One of the most challenging Himalayan treks
  • Visit the Rolwaling Valley and ancient villages of Beding & Na
  • Cross Tashi Labtsa (5,775m) and ascend the peak of Parcharmo (6,273m)
  • Enjoy stunning views of Everest, Langtang , Jugal Himal, Melugtse and Mt. Gauri Shanker
  • Meet yeti if you are lucky!

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Our airport representative will meet you and coordinate transfer to Hotel. Rest of the time is free.

  • BLD
  • Hotel

After breakfast we will start Kathmandu Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square- Pashupatinath Temple (the oldest and biggest Shiva Temple in South Asia), Buddhanath Stupa (the holy place for Tibetan Buddhism). Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

  • BLD
  • Hotel

After having earlu breakfast, we start our journey by public but to Shigati. This is a 9 hrs bus journey. Lunch will be served along the way.

  • BLD
  • Lodge

The trek begins after the breakfast in the morning. The path goes through the forest beside the Rowaaling River. Make sure we have enough water to drink as there is no tea house along the way and it is steep up to Simi Goun. 

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 1920m

Simi Goun is a small village and not to many tea house are there. This village is also temporary village. The path goes 60 degree up slope. Along the way many pine and alpine forest are passes.Over night at Kedhang.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 2700m

It is another beautiful village and many ups and down is common to go. Many Himalaya range can be seen along the way including Gauri shankhar, Everest, Cho oyu and many more. 

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3690m

We are already above the tree lines. We are walking beside the big mountain range beside the Rolwaling Khola. Wider valley with herbs encounters. 

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 4180m

This is the most beautiful day with the Tsho Rolpa lake and mountain range. The entire Hanging glacier makes your trip more adventure.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 4930m

Most difficult day! We are walking through the glacier as soon as you arrived on top see many snow caped Mountain and snow caped crest after all descent to Thenpokharka. 

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 4230m

The path is easy comparably. After 4 hrs walk you are in Thame which is another inhabitant of Sherpa tribes and where monasteries are for worshiping. 

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3820m

Thame village is the origin of Sherpa tribes. Around this surrounding is a home of many Mountain goat and different birds. Everest, Lotse, Thamserku and many more mountain views are just at front. 

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3440m

The path is mostly descent and many trekkers can be visited who are aiming up to Everest Base camp trek. If you have time we can follow the trails to Everest base camp trek trails.You are trekking through the Sherpa village and passing many suspension bridges to Lukla. 

  • BLD
  • Tent

Most of the flight leaves from Kathmandu- lukla- Kathmandu in the morning which is just half an hour. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel, Evening farewell dinner.

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  • Hotel

After having healthy breakfast, we transfer to KTM International Airport for your on ward flight.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Sagarmatha National park Entry Permit.
  • Lukla-Kathmandu regular flight ticket
  • Kathmandu Guided Sightseeing tour
  • Bus transportation to Starting point of the trek (Shigati).
  • Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Three Night Hotel in Kathmandu (2/3* category Hotel) with breakfast.
  • 11-nightTented/Tea house accommodation in the Mountain with full board meals.
  • All necessary camping equipment like Sleeping tent, Metress, Toilet Tent
  • All necessary Nepali support staff.
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • All the food and lodging and salary of guide and porters
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • 1-Farewell dinner in Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't tax and VAT
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s)
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu (27 USD per person)
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Useful Info

Important notes - Rolwaling Trek

This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1 at 5 pm. This allows time for group information.

Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes, a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking between 3-7 hours per day, on average about 5 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters.

A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.

In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.

You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or canceled flights.

We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.

The minimum age for this trip is 18 yrs at the time of travel.

Please note that while we try to assist all our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader makes the decision to either delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptom.

Passport and Visa:

All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

Medical and health information:

All travelers need to be good physical health in order to participate in this trip. Before buying this trip please read the details itinerary carefully.

You should consult your doctor for up to date for your Medical travel information or any necessary vaccination before departure. We suggest you to bring your personal medical kid.

Accommodation while on the Rolwaling trekking:

Accommodation at the local lodge known as Guesthouse is simple but comfortable. Toilet and washing facility are shared. In the guesthouse, travelers are provided twin sharing room with twin beds, mattress, and pillow. In high season (March to May) and September to November) in places there are few numbers of guesthouse so sometime travelers may do dormitories. In some places, guest house depends on solar power. Remote regions, the guest house does not have a toilet and running water can mean just a hole in the ground. Hot shower facility is available in some guesthouse for a price but occasionally hot shower means a bucket of hot water which is enough to wash your body. Electricity and Wi-Fi are available in some place for an additional cost. Remember, You must spend 2/3 night at the camping (Tent) between Na to Thame.
 

Transport:

We will take you to the Singetti by bus. The bus is comfortable and leaves at 7 am from Kathmandu. This is a 7hrs bus journey. 

By Air: Lukla to Kathmandu flights are often delayed due to the poor weather condition. All travelers are suggested to have a few backup days in the end to catch your International flight. If the flights keep canceling then you have the option to take a charter Heli flight and that will cost about 500 USD per person in sharing basis. This also depends on the number of people. So make sure you have prepared your emergency fund just for in case. All the domestic flight has a strict weight limit. 10Kg of your baggage and 5Kg hand luggage are included in your tickets. Excess baggage will be charged at your own expenses.

Phone and Internet services:

Most of the hotel in Kathmandu offer free Wi-Fi with excellent connection. While trekking Wi-Fi may be available in some place the teahouse for a small cost. The higher you go the more use of Wi-Fi and the internet will cost and likely the shower the speed. Remember your room may not have the electrical outlet. You have to share in the dining hall for your recharge.

Safety: Nepal is safe to travel destination in the world. Just to be sure travelers are suggested to have their neck belt money wallet while traveling, for the safekeeping of your money, passport, and some valuable items. During your trip, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure.

Altitude sickness:  Altitude sickness is a hazard, including on the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Base Camp treks and more.. Please make sure you familiarize yourself with signs and symptoms before you leave and observe your own health during your trek.

Altitude sickness is a life-threatening fetal disease. Higher than 2,500m are at a risk of altitude sickness even though who are physically fit. It is important to be aware of these symptoms you may encounter.
Periods of sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite, Vivid, wild dreams at around 2,500-3,800m in altitude, Unexpected momentary shortness of breath day and night, Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally, Blocked nose, Dry cough, Mild headache, and Vomiting …

If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy or experience other symptoms please share with your group and Guide for the necessary evacuation.

Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is compulsory for our EBC Trek. Make confident your insurance covers you for your planned activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.