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The best and short trekking destination

The best and short trekking destination

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Manaslu, larke Pass trekking

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Trekking in Gokyo Valley

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Bhaktapur Darbar square

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Everest Base Camp from where Expedition starts

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

Birth place of lord Gautam Buddha

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

One of the less visited trekking destinations Upper Dolpo

Larke pass trekking

Larke pass trekking

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

Boudhanath stupa, one of the famous and enlisted world heritage site

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

stunning view from Gokyo Ri

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Annapurna Base Camp known as Annapurna Sanctuary trekking

Everest Region trekking

Everest Region trekking

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Rolwaling Valley Trekking (22 Days)

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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. 

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.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 Full day Kathmandu city tour 5 heritage sites.
Day 03 Kathmandu – Drive to Barabise – Trek to Kabre (819m/2,687ft), 3-4 hrs drive & 3-4 hrs trek
Day 04 Kabre – Dolongsa (2431m/7,976ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 05 Dolongsa - Bigu Gompa (2,310m/7,579ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 06 Bigu Gompa – Chilanka (1,923m/6,309ft), 4-5 hrs trek
Day 07 Chilanka - Kurlang (1,890m/6,201ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 08 Kurlang - Syalu (1,500m/4,921ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 09 Syalu - Simi (2,000m/6,562ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 10 Simi - Forest Camp (2,800m/9,366ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 11 Forest camp – Beding (3,694m/12,119ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 12 Beding – Na (4,100m/13,451ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 13 Na rest and acclimatization day. Excursion towards Yalung Pass and glacier views
Day 14 Na rest and acclimatization day. Excursion to Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake
Day 15 Na – Beding (3,690m/12,106ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 16 Beding – Gyalche (2,990m/9,810ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 17 Gyalche – Simi Gaun (1,990m/6,523ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 18 Simi Gaun – Jagat (1,550m/3,773ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 19 Jagat – Singati Bazar (990m/3,317ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 20 Singati Bazar – Dolakha (1’650m/ 5,413ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 21 Dolakha – Kathmandu (1,317m/4,321ft), 6-7 hrs drive
Day 22 Final departure

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 Full day Kathmandu city tour 5 heritage sites.
Day 03 Kathmandu – Drive to Barabise – Trek to Kabre (819m/2,687ft), 3-4 hrs drive & 3-4 hrs trek
Day 04 Kabre – Dolongsa (2431m/7,976ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 05 Dolongsa - Bigu Gompa (2,310m/7,579ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 06 Bigu Gompa – Chilanka (1,923m/6,309ft), 4-5 hrs trek
Day 07 Chilanka - Kurlang (1,890m/6,201ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 08 Kurlang - Syalu (1,500m/4,921ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 09 Syalu - Simi (2,000m/6,562ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 10 Simi - Forest Camp (2,800m/9,366ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 11 Forest camp – Beding (3,694m/12,119ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 12 Beding – Na (4,100m/13,451ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 13 Na rest and acclimatization day. Excursion towards Yalung Pass and glacier views
Day 14 Na rest and acclimatization day. Excursion to Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake
Day 15 Na – Beding (3,690m/12,106ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 16 Beding – Gyalche (2,990m/9,810ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 17 Gyalche – Simi Gaun (1,990m/6,523ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 18 Simi Gaun – Jagat (1,550m/3,773ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 19 Jagat – Singati Bazar (990m/3,317ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 20 Singati Bazar – Dolakha (1’650m/ 5,413ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Day 21 Dolakha – Kathmandu (1,317m/4,321ft), 6-7 hrs drive
Day 22 Final departure

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
No. of Pax : 2+
Starts From : Kabre
Ends at : Dolakha

Trip Highlights

Rolwaling valley 

Client Review


Posted By Roy and Kathy B. I first met Ganesh on a trek to Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, circling back over the pass back to Luka with a group of people. The trek involved a mixture of tenting and a few tea houses. Ganesh not only guided through the trails, he climbed Island Peak with four of us. The trek and climb took several weeks and was organized without a hitch.
The second time two of us trekked to Mera Peak, climbed to the summit accompanied by Ganesh, then back over... Read More

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