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Rolwaling Valley Trekking


The Rolwaling Valley Trekking is a challenging and remote trekking route in Nepal that takes you through one of the most isolated and untouched regions of the country. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, traditional villages, and high mountain passes, making it a popular choice for adventurous trekkers. The trek usually takes around 16-20 days to complete and covers a distance of approximately 160 km. The starting point of the trek is in Charikot, which is a 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. From there, the trek takes you through dense forests, remote villages, and high mountain passes, offering…

The Rolwaling Valley Trekking is a challenging and remote trekking route in Nepal that takes you through one of the most isolated and untouched regions of the country. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, traditional villages, and high mountain passes, making it a popular choice for adventurous trekkers.

The trek usually takes around 16-20 days to complete and covers a distance of approximately 160 km. The starting point of the trek is in Charikot, which is a 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. From there, the trek takes you through dense forests, remote villages, and high mountain passes, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayan range.

The highlight of the trek is the Tsho Rolpa Lake, which is one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal. The lake is located at an altitude of 4,580 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayas, including Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, and Everest.

The trek also takes you through traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages, where you can experience the unique culture and traditions of these communities. You will also have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries and explore the natural beauty of the region, including waterfalls, hot springs, and wildlife.

The best time to go on the Rolwaling Valley Trekking is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is clear, and the views are spectacular. However, the trek can also be done during the winter months, but you need to be prepared for colder temperatures and snow on the trail.

Overall, the Rolwaling Valley Trekking is a challenging but rewarding trek that offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural significance, and adventure. It is a must-do trek for anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience in Nepal.

Trip Highlights


  • Explore beautiful landscapes
  • Isolated rolling valleys
  • Experience traditional lifestyle & Buddhist culture
  • Crossing over thrilling high pass
  • Walk through pristine forest enriched with flora and fauna
  • Breathtaking Himalayan Mountain views

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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.
Day 13: Crossing Tashi Lapsta La Pass (5755m), and camp at Thyangbo (4300m). 6-7 hours

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 17 days long trip comes to an end today. You will be driven to the airport by our private van prior to your flight schedule.

What's Included


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded


1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.

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Trip Facts


Duration 16 Day(s)
Activities Trekking
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Hard
Max Altitude 5416M
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