Rolwaling Valley Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 15 days

Difficulty: Medium to Hard

Maximum Elevation: 4,540 m (Tso Rolpa Lake)

Best Time: October - November & March - April

Accommodation: Camping/Home Stay

Rolwaling Valley is a beautiful mid-Eastern range of the Himalayas, situated in the middle of the Everest and Langtang regions. It is one of the wildest off-the-beaten tracks in Nepal. Rolwaling Valley Trek offers a unique opportunity to pass through Sherpa villages. Along the trek, we will cross high passes, beautiful waterfalls, dense forests, rhododendron blossom forests, and fantastic views of snowcapped mountains like Everest (8,848m), Mt. Gaurishankar (7,145m), and Tso Rolpa glacier lake. The trek is recommendable and suitable for adventure seekers to those who are interested in exploring off-the-beaten tracks, wild mountains, and local experiences.
Rolwaling Valley is one of the most impressive treks tracked between Gaurishankar Himal and Rolwaling Himal. You can attain trekking trips after obtaining a climbing permit though the area is restricted to travel. 
It is possible to combine this trek with Everest crossing Tashi Lapcha La (5,755m) despite requiring good guides, basic climbing skills, and experience to complete this. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, pick up at the airport and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu city

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Shingati 

Day 04 : Trek Shingati to Jagat (1,440 m / 4,724 ft)

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Simigaoun (2,360 m / 7,742 ft)

Day 06: Trek Simigaoun to Daldung La (3,976 m / 13,045 ft)

Day 07: Trek Daldung La to Beding (3,690 m / 12,106 ft) 

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Beding

Day 09: Trek Beding to Na (4,180 m / 13,714 ft)

Day 10: Day walk in Tso Rolpa Lake (4,540 m / 14,895 ft)

Day 11: Trek back to Kyalche

Day 12: Trek back to Simigaoun

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 15: Final Departure, drop to the international airport

Trip Info

Best time for Rolwaling Valley Trek

During the Autumn season (September- November) the temperature is moderate during the daytime making it suitable for hiking as there are minimal rainfall and snowfall. Also, this season is a great time for the cultural exploration of the region as festivals like Dashain, and Tihar falls during this time. The Spring season (March-May) is another exciting time for trekking as rhododendrons bloom all over the hills turning the area into a colourful garden. During monsoon, there are many challenges along the trek as there are chances of heavy rainfall making slippery, leech-infested trails. There are also risks of avalanches and landslides in the area. The Winter season brings heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures in the area. Therefore, Autumn and Spring season are the best time for Rolwaling Valley trekking.

Permits

Two types of permits are required for Rolwaling Valley Trek. The Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (GCAP) costs NPR 3,000 and the Special Permit costs USD 20 per person per week.

Accommodation and Meals

During the Rolwaling Valley trek, you can camp as well as sleep in teahouses or lodges. Lodges, teahouses, and homestays in this area are limited. Most of the lodges and homestays offer Dal Bhat and noodles. Once you leave the road, there won’t be any shops so bring adequate supplies with you. 

Rolwaling Valley Trek Highlights

  • Magnificent views of snow-capped mountains like Gauri Shankar (7145m), Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Melungtse (7,181m)
  • Incredible view of the sunrise from various sites during the trek
  • Observing the untouched glaciers, high mountain passes, and serene waterfalls
  • Exploring the beautiful greenish-blue Tsho Rolpa Lake (4,580m)
  • Catching sight of rare and endangered Himalayan wildlife
  • A chance to explore the unique Tibetan culture, tradition, and way of life
  • Tasting the local cuisine along with the teahouses
  • Cultural exploration of the various Nunneries, Gompas, and other ancient monasteries
  • Great hospitality and the warm friendly welcome of the local people

Rolwaling Valley Trek is one of the most amazing off-the-beaten road treks that take us through majestic Himalayan view scenarios, let us explore dense green forests, different flora and fauna, colourful rhododendron blossom trail, glacier lakes, and local isolated villages and their cultures. You can book this trip with us. We are always happy & ready to arrange your trip.

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