Rolwaling

  • 4,580 m / 15,026 ft
  • Nepal
  • 10 days

Overview


The Rolwaling trek follows the route of the first Everest Expedition in 1953. The remoteness and spectacular scenery bring you into the heart of the Sherpa culture. It is believed the Yeti once lived here. The trek follows the Tambi Koshi river bank with great views of the majestic Gaurishankar (7,134 m) and other surrounding peaks while you travel through the narrow mountain valley. Tso Rolpa lake is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal and is well worth the trek to this high point. There is also the option to trek the Tashi Lapcha pass and keep trekking to Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu Vallley.

Itinerary


Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1,350 m/4,430 ft)

Day 2
Gear check, briefing and Kathmandu visit

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Chhetchhet by jeep/bus
Trek to Simigaun (1,951 m/6,400 ft). Approximately 2-3 hours walking

Day 4
Trek to Dongang (2,500 m/8,202 ft). Approximately 6-7 hours walking

Day 5
Trek to Beding (3,690 m/12,106 ft). Approximately 3-4 hours walking

Day 6
Trek to Na (4,200 m/13,780 ft). Distance 6 km / 3.75 miles

Day 7
Trek to Tso Rolpa lake (4,580 m/15,025 ft) and back to Beding. Approximately 9-10 hours walking. Distance 4.4 km / 2.7 miles to the lake

Day 8
Trek to Simigaun (1,951 m/6,400 ft). Approximately 8-10 hours walking

Day 9
Trek to Chhetchhet and Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Approximately 1-2 hours walking

Day 10
Free day in Kathmandu and transfer to airport for departure

Services


Included:

• All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport
• Transfers to Chhetchhet by jeep or bus and back to Kathmandu
• Transport of 1 bag of a maximum total weight of 20 kgs to the start point of the trek and back to Kathmandu after the trek
• 3 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast, double basis (single option at extra cost)
• Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at lodge or camping during trek
• Trekking permit and all fees required by the local regulations
• Necessary staff including experienced trekking guide(s) and porters
• First aid medical kit
• Satellite phone for emergencies (available to members as a paying service)
• Visit to Beding Monastery

Excluded:

• Tips for Trekking Guides and staff (Standard tip: US$100 per client)
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
• Extra hotel charge at Kathmandu and during the trek (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
• Personal expenses in lodges during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks
• Internet access during the trek
• Personal trekking equipment (see gear list)
• Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
• International airfare
• Nepal entry visa fee
• Donation to Beding Monastery (Minimum US$10)

 

Price / Date

12-21 October 2019
US$1,300

15-23 March 2020
US$1,300

Private trip on request from 2 people

Trip facts

Maximum altitude
4,580 m / 15,026 ft

Location
Nepal, Gaurishankar region

We like
  • An amazing remote trek in the heart of the Sherpa culture on the Tibetan border
  • Tso Rolpa, one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal
  • Trek along the route of the first Everest Expedition in 1953
  • A mixed trek through forests, alongside steep mountain faces and beautiful rivers