Rolwaling Valley Trek is one of the fascinating trek located across the western border of the Khumbu region along the Tibetan border. Consisting of the alpine forest, eyecatching waterfalls, snow-fed lakes, and pristine glaciers the unique landscape of this region lures each of the trekkers to join this Rolwaling Trek. The enchanting views of Mt Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal, Mt Everest, Langtang, and many other snowcapped mountains adds more excitement and adventure to your journey. Besides this, strolling around the largest Glacier lake of Nepal, Tsho Rolpa Lake you will get mesmerized by the beauty of this glacier Lake.
According to several Myths and stories, Rolwaling is the home to Himalayan Yeti. The myths regarding the presence of Yeti makes the trek more interesting among the trekkers. The Rolwaling valley is considered one of the hidden valley of Nepal. As the Valley lies deep down between the steep ice-giants the indigenous Sherpa’s named this deep valley as “Rolwaling”. According to them, the name Rolwaling means “the Grave”. You will get to observe the lifestyle and tradition of Tamangs and Sherpas while trekking through the several villages of this region. Further, interacting with the locals you will love their jovial and benevolent nature.
Rolwaling trek provides you an excellent opportunity to climb the Ramdong Go Peak(5930m) and Yalung Pass(5310m). Furthermore, crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass one can get into the Everest region too. The trail is quite challenging. Those who love more adventure and challenge, they can choose the Rolwaling Trek with Tashi Lapcha pass. However, if you are the one who wants to avoid such pass then you can simply return the same route. Undoubtedly, joining the Rolwaling Valley Trek, you can savor the cultural and natural beauty of the Himalayas.
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Transportation: Private vehicles
Trip Style: Hotel/Lodge/Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4580m
Best season for Rolwaling Valley Trek
To avoid various risks, it is always recommended to trek in the Himalayas choosing the best time. When it comes to trek in the trails of Nepal, Autumn and Spring season are always considered the best season. Therefore, if you want to trek in the trails of the Rolwaling Valley then it is better to join during the autumn or spring season. During these seasons the temperature is moderate and the weather remains stable. Trekkers can enjoy the astounding views of snowcapped mountains and the surrounding environment. Further, the vibrant rhododendrons, orchids, and other wildflowers adorn the trails during the Spring season.
What are the permits required for Rolwaling Valley Trekking?
Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit and TIMS(Trekkers Information Management System) card are required for trekking to Rolwaling Valley. TIMS card is recommended for you and your guide safety.
Invigorating walk along the off-the-beaten-path
Outstanding views of mountains and peaks such as Mt Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal, Everest, Makalu and so on
Home to the Himalayan Yeti
Observe unique Sherpa and Tamang culture
Explore the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake
Day 01:Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Shigati(1020m)
Day 03:Trekking from Shigati to Jagat(1440m)
Day 04:Jagat to Simigaun(2025m)
Day 05:Trek from Simigaun to Daldung La(3976m)
Day 06:Trek from Daldung La to Bedding(3690m)
Day 07:Trek from Bedding to Na(4180m)
Day 08:Rest Day at Na
Day 09:Trek from Na to Bedding
Day 10:Trek from Bedding to Kyalche
Day 11:Trek from Kyalche to Simigaun
Day 12:Trekking from Simigaun to Jagat
Day 13:Trek from Jagat to Shigati
Day 14:Drive from Shigati to Kathmandu
Day 15:International departure
Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up and drop by car/Van depending on group size.
2 Nights twin deluxe bedroom in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Government registered, well experienced, and friendly helpful guide.
All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
Tea, coffee, cookies, and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
All necessary camping equipment.
Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
all ground transportation is included.
Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag .
All transportation, tourist service charge, Vat, tax and Office Service charge
All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Fanta, sprite, and mineral water.
Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items, and expenses of personal nature.
Sightseeing tour, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of an emergency.
Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes, etc.
Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge, and wifi services.
Tips for guide, porters, driver.
Day 01Arrival In KathmanduUpon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our team member will greet you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Shigati(1020m)Around 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu we will reach Dolakha. We will visit the Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. Relishing the ethereal beauty of emerald hills and various mountains we will stop at the bank of Tamakoshi River. Here we will set up our tent and stay overnight there.
Day 03Trekking from Shigati to Jagat(1440m)Trekking through the flat land along the bank of the river and then the terrace fields we will continue our trek towards Jagat. On the way, we will pass through some village hamlets inhabited by a different ethnic group. The revitalizing walk along the forest full of Orchids and rhododendron flowers makes our Rolwaling Trek more interesting. We will further move ahead crossing the suspension bridge to reach Jagat. Interacting with the local people you will get to observe the daily life of locals here.
Day 04Jagat to Simigaun(2025m)The trail today passes through the various terraced fields and suspension bridges. We will also get to see small teashops and grocery in some areas while trekking. Steeply moving upward the trail finally takes us to Simigaun, a Sherpa and Tamang village. We will stay overnight at the tented camp in Simigaun.
Day 05Trek from Simigaun to Daldung La(3976m)We will enter the Rolwaling valley on the day. We will continue the trek observing some Sherpa villages and varieties of plants and rhododendron trees. During some season you may get to witness the Yak Naka, which is the Temporary Yak shed constructed for the preparation of cheese and butter. We will stay overnight at the camp here.
Day 06Trek from Daldung La to Bedding(3690m)Trekking from Daldung La to Bedding(3690m) we will ascend uphill through varieties and rhododendron trees. Enjoying the trek along the suspension bridge over the deep gorges, we will reach a big Sherpa village, Bedding. Sherpas are well known for their legendary mountain skills. We will stay overnight at the camp.
Day 07Trek from Bedding to Na(4180m)Leaving behind the Bedding, the trail ascends along the river bank. Passing through the meadowland, barley, and bucket field the trail takes us to Na. Na is the highest human settlement village in Rolwaling. The village is inhabited by the Sherpa people. You can do the conservation with them. By doing the interaction with them you can learn much more about their culture and lifestyle. The enthralling views of spectacular mountains lure you throughout the trail. Stay overnight at Na.
Day 08Rest Day at NaWitnessing the outstanding views of Mt Gaurishankar, Melungtse, Yalung, and other mountains of Tibet we will spend the whole day at Na. If you are interested then on this day we will hike Tsho Rolpa Lake(4580m) for the excursion. You will appreciate the astonishing beauty of this glacier lake. We will stay overnight under the tented camp at Na.
Day 09Trek from Na to Bedding Slightly descending along the riverbank, today we will trek back to the Bedding. We will admire the breathtaking views of various mountains and peaks including Melungtse and Gaurishankar. Stay overnight at Bedding.
Day 10Trek from Bedding to Kyalche We will gradually walk downhill from Bedding. Around 30minutes of a walk from Dongang, we will reach Kyalche.
Day 11Trek from Kyalche to SimigaunWalking down to the Surmuche along the Rolwaling Khola we will stop at Simigaun. Stay overnight at Simigaun.
Day 12Trekking from Simigaun to JagatRetracing the same route we will trek to the Simigaun from Jagat. We will stay for the whole night at Jagat.
Day 13Trek from Jagat to ShigatiBacktracking through the terraced fields and beautiful forest we will head towards Shigati from Jagat where we will spend the whole night.
Day 14Drive from Shigati to KathmanduToday we will return to Kathmandu from Shigati.
Day 15International departureour representative will drop you in an airport