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Rolwaling Valley Trekking

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The magnificent Rolwaling Valley is nestled between two striking mountain ranges of Gaurishankar Himal and Rolwaling Himal. The Rolwaling Himal includes Melungtse (7181m) and Melungtse II (7023m) - both of them can be seen from Menlung La - on the Tibetan side, and the Gaurishankar Himal includes Gaurishankar (7134m) on the Nepali side with some additional peaks over 6000m. The Labuche Himal section rises beyond the Tamakosi to the northwest. The first western exploration of the area was made by the British in the 50's during the reconnaissance of Mount Everest. The Rolwaling valley is part of the traditional trading route system with Tibet (through Menlung La), and the higher grazing pastures (Beding and Na) were used by yak convoys en-route to the Indian Subcontinent. Probably, the first Sherpa clans migrated to the Rolwaling valley from Solu-Khumbu some 200-400 years ago, following the salt trading routes. The landscape ranges from Rhododendron and Juniper forests, through high grasslands to high alpine territories. The population in the valley is mainly Sherpa, making the religion Tibetan Buddhism.

Rolwaling valley is less frequented by tourists compared to other parts of Nepal although this is gradually changing, and is an opportunity to get a glimpse of Sherpa communities and villages less effected by mass tourism, and, of course, to get some jaw-dropping views of the Himalayas. To encourage people to go and explore some different parts of this country, and stray a bit off the beaten path. This trek is possible as a completely private small group teahouse/home stay trek. Adventurous Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is famous daring trek in Rolwaling that ends at Lukla in Everest region.

Rolwaling Valley Trek can begin in Bharabise adding 5 more days. This possibility is sometimes referred as the 'classic' route, but with the construction of a road all the way up to Gongar Khola this option becomes somewhat a 'detour', some might say. Wilderness Excursion refers to Singati as the starting point of the trek considering acclimatization. We can shorten the trek by one day starting the trek from Gonggar Khola but consider the some 11 hours long day local bus ride from Kathmandu. For the wild and adventure lovers crossing the Teshi Lapcha La (5755m) into the Solu Khumbu could be ideal one but this trek is not for faint hearted people. One must be properly equipped for extensive snow and ice work, with at least one experienced climber in the party. Even though you may not intend to climb the mountain, a Peak climbing Permit will be required for Tashi lapcha trekking,  generally we take the peak permit of Pachermo (6273m) which is more to the south on the same ridge as Teshi Lapcha.

Outtline Itinerary                             

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel B/B
Day 02: Kathmandu free Day, hotel B/B
Day 03: Bus drive: Ktm - Barabise, Trek Starts: Kabre, camp
Day 04: Dolongsa, camp
Day 05: Tinsang Pass, camp
Day 06: Chilangka (Gyalsung Danda), camp
Day 07: Nathale, camp
Day 08: Simigaon, camp
Day 09: Sakpa, camp
Day 10: Nyimare, camp
Day 11: Beding, camp
Day 12: Yalung Ri base camp, camp
Day 13: Yalung Ri ascent - Na, camp
Day 14: Reserve Day, camp
Day 15: Sangma, camp
Day 16: Tsho Rolpa, camp
Day 17: Drolambao, camp
Day 18: Trashi Labtsa, camp
Day 19: Thame Gompa, camp
Day 20: Namche, camp
Day 21: Lukla, camp
Day 22: Flight : Lukla - Kathmandu, hotel
Day 23: Kathmandu free Day, hotel
Day 24: Final departure, transfer to airport

Outtline Itinerary                             

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel B/B
Day 02: Kathmandu free Day, hotel B/B
Day 03: Bus drive: Ktm - Barabise, Trek Starts: Kabre, camp
Day 04: Dolongsa, camp
Day 05: Tinsang Pass, camp
Day 06: Chilangka (Gyalsung Danda), camp
Day 07: Nathale, camp
Day 08: Simigaon, camp
Day 09: Sakpa, camp
Day 10: Nyimare, camp
Day 11: Beding, camp
Day 12: Yalung Ri base camp, camp
Day 13: Yalung Ri ascent - Na, camp
Day 14: Reserve Day, camp
Day 15: Sangma, camp
Day 16: Tsho Rolpa, camp
Day 17: Drolambao, camp
Day 18: Trashi Labtsa, camp
Day 19: Thame Gompa, camp
Day 20: Namche, camp
Day 21: Lukla, camp
Day 22: Flight : Lukla - Kathmandu, hotel
Day 23: Kathmandu free Day, hotel
Day 24: Final departure, transfer to airport

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

 

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 24 Days
Accomodation: Tenting
Seasons : Spring and Autumn
Type: Moderate to hard
Activities : Trekking/ sightseeing

Trip Highlights

Rolwaling valley 

Client Review


Posted By Jasmin G The best guide and Trekking company in Nepal!
I was lucky to meet Ganesh when I was traveling in Nepal in October 2017. I went on the Annapurna Basecamp trekking with him and his porter Noresh for 11 days. Before we started the trek I had a lot of questions and Ganesh would always answer all of them patientely and immediately. We met 1 day before the trek and all the questions were answered and we were ready to go. Everything was well organized and also during the trek everything was perfect.... Read More

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