Rolwaling Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 14 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

Rolwaling Trekking

Rolwaling Trekking is most adventurious trekking in the himalayan region. Rolwaling trekking starts from Chetchet once the bus drop you off. Global Adventure Trekking with years of experience in the tourism sector welcomes you to travel into Rolwaling, a quiet valley near the mountains neighbouring the Khumbu region. Rolwaling in Sherpa language means the grave as the place is located deep down between the steep ice-giants of the Khumbu region. Rolwaling is one of those places that rarely get visited by tourists but at the same time, it has lots to offer in terms of mountaineering challenges and is the perfect place for a true blue adventurer.

The trek to Rolwaling is strenuous. It involves crossing a high pass Tashi Labtsa (5,775m), climbing Parcharmo (6,273m) therefore you need to know how to use your climbing gears. This trek takes you into the wilderness of Nepal, many fail to trek in the area because of its difficult terrain. However, the region is beautiful, offering splendid views of Mt. Everest, Langtang , Jugal Himal and Mt. Gauri Shanker. You will also get an opportunity to experience the culture of Tamang and Sherpa people who reside in the region, which is better known to many as the home of mythical creature Yeti, the snow man. There are many mysterious stories surrounding Yeti that has stemmed from the region. As you go on trekking, you will hear such stories which add another level of excitement to your journey. Global Adventure Trekking has been organizing the Rolwaling trek for several years now. Any information that you need will be provided by the company.

Global Adventure Trekking has designed an itinerary for Rolwaling trek which is an seventeen days trekking but GAT customizes for 14 days. It can be change upon a clients preference. The trek generally starts from Chetchet, a days drive from Kathmandu and follows the course of Tamakoshi river. From there, the trail passes through gravel roads, streams, forests of rhododendron and orchid, and terraced fields. Upon reaching Simigaon, a small village mostly filled with Buddhists, the trail turns right along Rolwaling river and parts from the old trade route to Tibet. From the village of Beding, you get gorgeous views of Mt Gauri Shanker and Melungtse. After spending a day acclimatizating at Beding, we will move forward to the village of Na, from where the trail ascends through grass-covered valley to Tso Rolpa, a visual delight to devour. This is a fully camping trek which lets you explore the wilderness of Nepal; as you come across glaciers, high passes and lakes and interact with people of the local community, you will be left amazed.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathamndu to Chirikot –Shagiti Khola 950m 9hrs. by bus/jeep and over night at Tea house/ tented Camping

Day 02 : Shigati Khola to Simi Goun. 1920m. 6hrs.

Day 03 : Simi Goun to Kedhang. 4hrs. 2700m.

Day 04 : Kedhang to Beding. 5hrs. 3690m.

Day 05 : Beding Acclimatization Rest day.

Day 06 : Beding to Na 3hrs. 4180m.

Day 07 : Na to Tsho Rolpa lake. 4 hrs.

Day 08 : Tsho Rolpa to Parchamo Base camp.4930m. 6hrs.

Day 09 : Parchmo base camp to Tashi Lapcha pass 5755m to Thengpokharka 4230m. 8hrs.

Day 10 : Thengpokharka to Thame. 3820m. 4hrs.

Day 11 : Thame to Namche Bazar 4hrs 3440m.

Day 12 : Namche to Phakding 4hrs 2620m.

Day 13 : Phakding to Lukla 4 hrs. 2830m.

Day 14 : Morning flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and trip is over.

Cost Include

    • Restricted area Trekking permit/Special permit.
    • Land transportation to and from
    • Accommodation in lodges/tented camp during the trek
    • A guide and required number of porter (s), Essential equipment.
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Safe Drinking Water
    • Insurance of Guide and porters.
    • Full board Meals while in the trekking
    • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)

Cost Exclude

    • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks if you choose the tea house trek.
    • Insurance and Tips
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Detail Itinerary

Day 02Shigati Khola to Simi Goun. 1920m. 6hrs. 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. Over night at Tea house/Tented Camp.

Day 03Simi Goun to Kedhang. 4hrs. 2700m. 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.

Day 04Kedhang to Beding. 5hrs. 3690m. 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. Over night at Tea house/Tented Camp.

Day 06Beding to Na 3hrs. 4180m. We are already above the tree lines. We are walking beside the big mountain range beside the Rolwaling Khola. More wide valley encounters. Over night at tea house/Tented camp.

Day 07Na to Tsho Rolpa lake. 4 hrs. This is the most beautiful day with the Tsho Rolpa lake and mountain range. All the Hanging glacier makes your trip more adventure. Over night at Tented camp.

Day 08Tsho Rolpa to Parchamo Base camp.4930m. 6hrs. Walking through the glaciers and facing mounting and taking challenging path. GAT make sure with you about your physical condition. Over night at Tented camp.

Day 09Parchmo base camp to Tashi Lapcha pass 5755m to Thengpokharka 4230m. 8hrs. 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. Over night at Tented camp

Day 10Thengpokharka to Thame. 3820m. 4hrs. 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. Over night at Teahouse.

Day 11Thame to Namche Bazar 4hrs 3440m. Thame and its neighbors is a home of many mountain goat and different birds. Everest,Lotse,Thamserku and many more mountain views. Over night at Tea house.

Day 12Namche to Phakding 4hrs 2620m. 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.

Day 13Phakding to Lukla 4 hrs. 2830m. You are trekking through the Sherpa village and passing many suspension bridge to Lukla. Over night at Tea house.

Map of Rolwaling Trekking

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Trip Note

  • Airfare is not included in the tour price.

What important documents do I need to bring with me on this trek?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy with Nepal visa.
Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy
Return flight tickets
Insurance coverage policy
Cash and Traveler’s Checks, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate
Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

How fit do I have for this trek?
Trekking means walking in the remote area where modern facility are not available and walking more uphill and downhill. So, if you are physically fit and health condition is fine, you can do this trek easily.

Can I use credit cards in during this trekking?
Credit card facilities are not available in the mountain. So you must have Nepalese Rupees in cash. However in major city like in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar have credit card facilities are available.

What currency do the tea houses take?
Only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Where should I get my money exchanged?
To change Money, In major city there are several Bank and money exchanger, where you can change easily.

What payment do they take for a Nepal Visa?
Nepal Immigration accepts only in US Dollars for visa and please brings 2 pass port photographs.

What are the basic amenities at a tea house?
In few places you will get private attached bath room with running water, However most of the places you need to share the bath room. You always get comfortable private room.

Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?
Yes, Most of the places have electricity and you can charge your batteries.

Are there any mandatory extra fees during the trek?
No, There is no any hidden fees apart from your personal expenses.

If I need to purchase some gear or supplies where should I get it?
All kind of branded gears you can buy in Kathmandu.

How do I find you at the airport?
Our airport representative will be holding you name card at the arrivals gate, please look your name.

What kind of weather we expect during this trekking?
The weather is very unpredictable in the mountain, however below 1000m is quite warm and coldest season it falls about 8/20 degree.
Below 2000m-  Minimum 1 degree and maximum 15 degree.  (1/15)
Below 3000m-  Minimum -1 degree and maximum 13 degree.
Below 4000m- minimum -2 degree and maximum 12 degree
Below 5000m- minimum -4 degree and maximum 5 degree
Above 5000m is extremely cold.

How does getting food work at the tea houses?
All different verities (continental and Nepalese) of hygienic food is served during the trek.

What is the preferred type of luggage?
A backpack in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders.

Can I get my clothes washed?
No there is no laundry services are available in the mountain.

Do I need to get Diamox (altitude sickness medicine) before I arrive?
Yes you better to bring some high altitude medicine with you.

Can I add extra days to my trekking?
Yes, your trekking is always flexible.

Are you planning a family holiday, honeymoon trip, any adventure activities with your friends? Make some things different than you ever had! Tell us where else you would like to go and we prepare an itinerary to suit your passion.

Our tailor-made-trip offers you the flexibility to choose your own path. You can pick up any package and plan your holiday when to travel, where to travel, which level of hotel, what kind of travel mode and kind of holiday activities. Our expertise will give you an idea to make your travel meaningful. All of our guides are certified, knowledgeable and well-experienced for any kind of trip. We have guide for disable, Adult, Teenager (who has over 2 decade experienced) according to your request. Please feel free to ask a quote.

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Facts of Trip

High light of the trek: Simi gaun, Biding, Na, Tso Rolpa Lake, Tashi Lapcha pass

Max. Elevation: 5755m.

Specialty Categories: Hikking and Trekking

Group size: 2+ pax.

Type of trekking: Tea house/Camping

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

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