Rolwaling Trekking

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Rolwaling Trekking is a sub-range of the Himalayas. Rolwaling trekking is located in the north Central part of Nepal and extends into south central Tibet. The highest mountain in the range isMelungtse (7,181 metres), located on the Tibetan side. GauriSankar (7,145 m) is the second highest peak of the range, and is located on the Nepal-Tibet border. About 20 km to the Northeast of the RowalingHimal is the KhumbuHimal, which includes Mount Everest (8,850 m) and Cho Oyu (8,201 m). The Rolwalingrange is bounded on the south by the Rolwaling Valley which contains several small villages and Beding, the largest town in the area. Access to the valleyand the mountains of the range is made on foot through an established trail system starting at Charikot (80 km east of Kathmandu). A tea houses trek from Charikot to Beding will normally take seven to ten days. A fantastic but strenuous camping-style expedition can be made through the RolwalingHimal to cross the TeshiLapcha La (5755m) and into the SoluKhumbu. The trek must be properly equipped for extensive snow and ice travel, with at least one climbing Sherpa in the party. The result will be very rewarding in terms of cultural exposure and visual drama. Even though you may not intend to climb the mountain, a climbing Permit will be required for Patchamo (beside the TeshiLapcha) to allow access to the upper part of the valley beyond the TshoRolpa. The preferred approach is to walk in from the bus terminus at Dolakha (near Charikot), about 7 hours from Kathmandu for Rolwaling Trekking . The trail is very well-defined and used by porters and shepherds going up to the summer kharkas, or grazing pastures, at Beding. 


The last habitation is at Na (4180m). From here on in, it can and will snow at any time so patience is required )which also will help with the essential acclimatization). The TshoRolpa is an awesome ice lake held back by terminal moraine. The unmarked route goes along theTrakarding Glacier, then climbs steeply up onto the Drolambau Glacier. The scenery is tremendous every inch of the way!On the east side of the glacier is a range of mountains 
well over 6000m. The TeshiLapcha La goes through these mountains by the foot slopes of Patchamo. The descent on the other side is steep and very rough through boulder fields. 

Sometimes the trail is difficult to find until you reach Thyangbo Kharka, a very lonely dwelling on the route to Thame, and then onto Namche Bazaar. From Kathmandu, over the Teshi Lapcha and down to Lukla airstrip takes 18 days, before the interminable wait for a flight back to Kathmandu. It is possible to reverse the route but the climb up to the pass from the Solu Khumbu is very steep and long. The essential acclimatization days in this wild terrain would be uncomfortable and frustrating and a challenging ascent.

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Arrive pick up and transfer to your hotel
Sight-seeing of Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu to Dolkha (1660m) via Lamosangu (750m).
Drive from Dolkha to Shigati (950m) via Piguti (950m)
Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m)
Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m)
Trek from Simigaon to Daldungla (3976m)
Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m)
Day for rest at Beding for acclimatization
Trek from Beding to Na (4180m)
A day for rest at Na to prepare for Ramdung Go (5930m)
Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m)
Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakading Glacier (4800m)
Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi camp (5755m)
Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m)
Trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo (4350m).
Trek Thyongbo to Thame (3820m)
Trek to Thame (3800m)
Trek to Namche (3440m.) to Lukla (2886m)
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
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This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.