Rolwaling Trekking

Rolwaling Trekking

Trip Cost

$ 2880
$ 2550

Rolwaling Trekking

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…

Duration

22 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

Moderate

Max altitude

N / A

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

3-Star Hotels and Lodges

Best season

All Seasons except Harsh Winter

Group Size

1-16

Overview

Rolwaling Trekking


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 is Melungtse (7,181 metres), located on the Tibetan side. Gauri Sankar (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 Rowaling Himal is the Khumbu Himal, which includes Mount Everest (8,850 m) and Cho Oyu (8,201 m). The Rolwaling range 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 Rolwaling Himal to cross the Teshi Lapcha 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 Teshi Lapcha) 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 Tsho Rolpa is an awesome ice lake held back by terminal moraine. The unmarked route goes along the Trakarding 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 Teshi Lapcha 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.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel

    Arrive pick up and transfer to your hotel

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu

    Sight-seeing of Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Dolkha

    Drive Kathmandu to Dolkha (1660m) via Lamosangu (750m).

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04: Drive from Dolkha to Shigati

    Drive from Dolkha to Shigati (950m) via Piguti (950m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    Day 05: Trek from Shigati

    Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek from Jagat

    Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    Day 07: Trek from Simigaon

    Trek from Simigaon to Daldungla (3976m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    Day 08: Trek from Daldung La

    Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 9

    Day 09: Day for rest at Beding for acclimatization

    Day for rest at Beding for acclimatization

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 10

    Day 10: Trek from Beding

    Trek from Beding to Na (4180m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 11

    Day 11: A day for rest at Na to prepare for Ramdung Go (5930m)

    A day for rest at Na to prepare for Ramdung Go (5930m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 12

    Day 12: Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake

    Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 13

    Day 13: Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakading Glacier

    Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakading Glacier (4800m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 14

    Day 14: Trek from Trakarding Glacier

    Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi camp (5755m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 15

    Day 15: Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi

    Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 16

    Day 16: Trek from Tashi Cape

    Trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo (4350m).

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 17

    Day 17: Trek Thyongbo to Thame (3820m)

    Trek Thyongbo to Thame (3820m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 18

    Day 18: Trek to Thame (3800m)

    Trek to Thame (3800m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 19

    Day 19: Trek to Namche (3440m)

    Trek to Namche (3440m.) to Lukla (2886m)

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 20

    Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 21

    Day 21: This day is free for you

    This day is free for you

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 22

    Day 22: Transfer to airport for departure

    Transfer to airport for departure

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Departure


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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
    • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
    • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert tour guide and private vehicle
    • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to Dolkha by tourist bus and flight ticket for Lukla to Kathmandu.
    • Teahouse/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
    • Daily Meals from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Trekking Permit for Rolwaling Valley Trek
    • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Hiking Adventure Treks duffel bag.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
    • Hiking Adventure Treks T-shirt and certificate.
    • Welcome/Fare well Dinner in Kathmandu
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
    • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal trekking gears
    • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

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FAQ

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.