Rolwaling trek is one of the strenuous treks that take you in the wilderness of Nepal. Nestled between the Langtang range and the Everest range Rolwaling region offers the trekkers splendid views of the Mt. Everest, Langtang , Jugal Himal and Mt. Gauri Shanker.
Rolwaling trek route takes you on an interesting passage wherein you will come across pristine glaciers, high passes and snow fed lakes. You will get the opportunity for an intimate encounter of the Tamang and Sherpa communities living in this region. The trails take you to the age-old monastery in Na Gaon, where Buddhist Guru Padma Sambhava is believed to have meditated for a long time, and later the trail goes on to the famous lake known as Tsho Rolpa whose tranquility cannot be described in words.
After a thorough Rolwaling valley, the trek moves on to a frozen high pass that connects the Rolwaling region with the Khumbu region. A tough climb across Tashi Lapsta La (5755m) gives you a stunning panorama of Everest (8848m) and other mountains of the Khumbu region.
The trail following the course of the river Tamakoshi on the way to Simi gaon adds an exciting element to your trekking. In this trail the glacier lake Tsho-Rolpo offers you a lifetime of experience.Traversing through the Sagarmatha National Park, the trek reaches many Sherpa villages in Khumbu, including Namche Bazaar, before coming to an end at Lukla. This trek allows you to experience the quite as well as the busy trails of the Himalayas giving you the ultimate Himalayan experience.
Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu from where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
After a hearty breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Charikot enjoying the scenic view of Koshi along the way. Driving past many countryside villages on a hillside roadway, we arrive in Charikot. While in Charikot, we will visit the famous Hindu pilgrimage site Dolakha Bhimsen Temple. Overnight at hotel in Charikot.
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll start our trek by heading on to Biguti, usually descending through the rhododendron forest. We trek alongside Tama Koshi River and come across many small settlements of mixed ethnics before reaching the riverside settlement of Pikhuti. We will use today’s trek to set our pace for harder trails that follow during the trek. We’ll rest overnight in Pikhuti.
Today we start trekking by following a forested trail until reaching Singati Bazaar. Then we cross a bridge over the Tama Koshi River and ascend on the bank of the river towards Suri Dobhan. Suri Dobhan is a Tamang village situated on the bank of Tama Koshi River and features the first glimpses of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). We’ll rest overnight at lodge.
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll start walking at our natural pace along the bank of Tama Koshi River and later on a flat land, and finally cross a suspension bridge at the confluence of Tama Koshi River and Sipring Khola. Along the way, we’ll encounter various vegetation including orchids and rhododendrons. We make a gradual ascend through the forest and enter Jagat, a small town with people of different social background, where we’ll be staying for the night.
This day we’ll make several ascends and descends into the jungle along the course of Tama Koshi River. Prior to reaching Simi Gaon, we will pass through Gonggar Monastery and the Sherpa village of Kartung. During the trek, spectacular views of Gaurishankar (7134m) can be seen. After some steep walking, we’ll reach the village of Simi Gaon where we’ll rest overnight.
Leaving Simigaon, we’ll enter the Rolwaling valley as we trek alongside Rolwaling River. On an early clear morning, we’re able to witness breathtaking views of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). Trekking amid rhododendron forests, we reach Surmuche for a brief rest. Then we’ll trek on a rocky trail to reach Kyalche where we’ll rest overnight.
Our trail ascends through rocky road following the bank of Rolwaling River gazing into the horizon adorned with the beautiful Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). There are many waterfalls on today’s trail adding allure to the already beautiful landscape. We walk on a flat trail before entering the Sherpa village of Beding, the largest village in Rolwaling valley, located by the river. We’ll stay overnight at the hotel.
We will make a brief visit to Gaurishankar Temple, which hosts a stunning vista of Beding Go (6125m), Dolma Khang (6332m), and Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). Then we exit Beding via the Gompa Gate and ascend alongside Rolwaling River to reach Na Gaon. Na Gaon is situated just beneath the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake and is surrounded by some exceptionally noteworthy pinnacles. Na Gaon is also considered the oldest settlement of Rolwaling valley. We’ll stay overnight in Na Goan.
This is an acclimatization day where you can be yourself and relax and absorb the natural environment. We can either take rest or go for a hike to Yalung La Pass (5310m), which hosts an amazing view of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) along with the surrounding mountains and also gives a full view of Yalung Glacier and Ramdung Glacier. Overnight in Na Gaon.
After an early breakfast, we’ll ascend gradually to find the Himalayan Lake filled with chilling water from the glaciers. The surrounding view of Ladung Himal Range and Mahalangur Himal Range is sure to purify your soul. We will move along the bank of Rolwaling River and walk on a frozen trail to reach Tsho Rolpa, one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal. The deep blue water of the tranquil lake seated on the foot of Chobuje (6686m) makes the tough climb worth it. We’ll stay overnight at Tsho Rolpa.
Starting early morning, we will head towards Tolumbhu Buka. We’ll walk all the way to the end of Tsho Rolpa and follow the lateral moraines of Trakding Glacier as we enjoy the view of the surrounding snowy pwaks. Still walking along the frozen and slippery path, we reach TolumbhuBuka, where we’ll rest overnight.
Today we leave the Rolwaling region and enter the Khumbu region via Tashi Lapsta La Pass (5755m). We will ascend on the bank of Drolambau Glacier on a steep trail covered in moraines. Upon reaching the top of Tashi Lapsta La, we will have a mind-blowing panorama of the Khumbu Himalayas as well as the peaks of Rolwaling region. From there, we’ll continue our downhill trek to reach Thyangbo where we’ll camp overnight.
After early morning breakfast, we will start our journey towards Khumjung. Khumjung is located at the bed of Mt. KumbiYul Lha (5761m) and is the largest Sherpa village in Khumbu. Khumjung is also famously the home of first Edmund Hilary school project. An age old monastery and rich Sherpa culture is the main attraction of this place where we’ll stay overnight.
After a short downhill trek through the picturesque village of Khunde and via Hotel Everest View (3962m), the highest operating hotel in the world, we’ll reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is a Sherpa town vibrant with many shops and eateries catering to the trekkers and peak climbers in Khumbu and is thusly known as the Gateway to Everest. You will have a breathtaking view of the mighty Everest (8848m) from this area. Overnight in Namche.
After having morning breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we’ll continue our downhill trek to cross Dudh Koshi River via multiple suspension bridges and pass small villages with Mani walls, prayer wheels, and prayer flags to reach Phakding. After crossing several suspension bridges and monasteries, we’ll reach Lukla where we’ll stay overnight.
We’ll fly back to Kathmandu after our long and exhilarating mountain trip. The early morning flight will take you to Kathmandu valley while we enjoy an aerial view of the high Himalayas one last time during this trip. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can relax and rest. Overnight at the hotel.
Your 18 days long trip comes to an end today. You will be driven to the airport by our private van prior to your flight schedule.