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Rolwaling Valley Trek over Tashi Lapcha Pass (18 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-RLW2

  • Trip Type Lodge/Camping
  • Duration 18 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 5930 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling Valley is situated in the northern part of Dolakha district along Nepal-Tibet/China border. The valley lies between Rolwaling Himalayan range and Gauri Shankar Himalayan range and is part of Gauri Shankar Conservation Area.
 
The valley is famous for its high passes including Tashi Labtsa (5755m) and for viewing the spectacular peaks of Mt. Melungtse I (7181m), Melungtse II (7023m) and Mt. Gauri Shankar (7146m). You will also get to experience Tsho Rolpa, one of the biggest glacial lakes located at an altitude of 4580m. Much of the trekking trail is through pristine forests of oaks and rhododendrons, lakes and peaceful valleys.
 
The trek offers a unique cultural experience of Sherpa community who are the inhabitants of Rolwaling Valley. Temba Tshiri Sherpa, the youngest climber to summit Everest comes from Rolwaling Valley. You are likely to come across monastery & chortens, maney walls, Lama Monastery school and beautiful villages. 
 
The best part of the trek is when crossing Tashi Labtsa pass which will require good mountaineering skills. The pass affords beautiful views of Gauri Shankar and Melungtse peaks and small trekking peaks like Mt. Pachermo (6186m). Once you cross the pass, you will drop down to Thame and head towards Namche Bazaar in Khumbu region. You can spend a day in Namche Bazaar observing Sherpa culture and hospitality before winding down to Lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. 
 
Special permit is required to trek in Rolwaling Valley. Rolwaling Valley trek is primarily a camping trek though lodges and tea houses are also available along the route. The trek is graded strenuous thus trekkers need to be physically fit.  
 

 Trip code: NET-TR-RLW2
  Region Other Trekking Regions
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 18 days
 Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 5930 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge(Teahouse) or Camping Accomodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shigati via Dolakha (1660m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours. We trek through a normal flat land along the banks of the river and then pass through a rice terraced field. There are a few small village hamlets found on the way which are inhabited by different ethnic communities. You continue to cross jungles covered by orchid, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. You next cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided in by people from different cultures. You interact with the local folks to get an insight into the hteir life. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) takes about seven and a half hours. The first part of your trail follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about seven hours. On the route you come across the Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek you will now come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) takes about seven and a half hours. The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over the suspension bridges over the deep gorges in a few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding  is a big Sherpa village. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) takes about four hours. This day you can explore the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.). You will be trekking through the flat and gradually up path. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to your trek. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.
 

Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.). Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.). The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.) to Tashi Cape. You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape. The trial will completely be over the snow straight up and then steep down towards Tashi Cape. Stay overnight in camp.

Rest at Tashi Cape. This day is for making necessary preparation for the summit of Parchamo. Here, you will be completely surrounded by the views of Parchamo, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Pigphera go shar and many more. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Climb Parchamo and trek back to Ngole (5110m.) takes about eleven hours. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Ngole to Thyomgbo (4350m.) takes about five hours. Today you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek to Thame. This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Tyangboche is famous passing by several villages and numerous teashops; the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche Bazaar has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2640m.) takes about four hours. The trails descend steeply for about one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight at camp/lodge/home stay.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Peak Permit
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide and Sherpas
  • Cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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