18 Days Rolwaling Trek.
Rolwaling trek offers outstanding view of Himalayas that lies along the north-eastern side of the finger land and that juts into Tibet to the north-east of the Kathmandu – Kodari – Lhasa highway. It forms the northern border of a wild, beautiful and seldom frequented valley below a string of some 50 peaks all over 6000m. It is crowned by the double peaks of Gaurishankar (7,145m/23,475ft) on the border and the peaks of Melungtse I (7181m) and II (7023m) in Tibet.
Rolwaling valley trek contains several small villages, the largest at Beding, and is fed by the Rolwaling Khola and its numerous tributaries. In 2010 this area was declared a conservation area, known as the Gaurishankar Conservation Area: covering 2179 square Kilometers. It is home to some 58 000 people, the largest group being Tamangs followed by Sherpas and Chhetris.
Our 18 days Rolwaling trek begins with a scenic drive along the 106 km friendship highway towards east of Kathmandu,through beautiful scenery towards the border town. After another 50km, at Khadichur, we leave the main highway to travel eastwards as far as the bus terminus at Charikot Dolakha.
From here our footpath undulates, often steeply, between broad ridges and river crossings to link picturesque Chhetri, Sherpa and Tamang villages. There are numerous suspension bridges across impressive gorges that shorten the climbs. The path passes through ancient rhododendron, oak and pine forests interspersed with terraced fields around the villages. From the top of the Daldung La (3900m) there could be magnificent views of Gaurishankar and its satellite peaks.
Beyond Na, the last kharka (summer grazing village) is the magnificent Tsho Rolpa, an ice lake held behind its terminal moraine. There is serious concern that with climate change increasing temperatures in the region, melting waters could cause the moraine to burst: causing havoc downstream. Work is being done to permanently dam the lake.
The unmarked route then passes the Trakarding Glacier before climbing onto the Drolambau Glacier. The highest point on the trek is the Teshi Lapche La (5755m) on the slopes of Patchamo. It is one of Nepal’s highest trekking passes and rises in a glaciated wilderness set amongst snowy peaks including Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bisphero Go Shar (6729m) and Dragkar (6793m). The descent to the campsite is steep and some 300m below the pass. From here, it descends easily into the Solu Khumbu to join the ancient caravan route from Tibet that leads to the lowlands via Namche Bazaar. The trek ends at Lukla and a flight back to Kathmandu.
Trip Length:18 days
Difficulty:Moderate to Strenuous
Max Elevation:5,755m/Tashi Lapche pass
Group Size:01 Minimum and 10 Maximum
Day 01 : Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02 : A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Dolkha (1650m)
Day 04 : Dolakha to Shigati (1020m).
Day 05: Shigati to Gongar (1350m).
Day 06: Gongar to Simigaon (2020m).
Day 07: Simigaon to Donga (2800m).
Day 08: Donga to Beding (3690m).
Day 09: Beding to Na (4180m).
Day 10: Acclimatization day.
Day 11: Na to Nyiduk Kongma (4750m).
Day 12: Nyiduk Kongma Drolumbau Glacier (5200m).
Day 13: Drolumbau Glacier to Tashi Lapsa passes (5755m)
Day 14: Camp to Thame (3800m).
Day 15: Thame to Monjo/Phakding.
Day 16: Namche Bazaar trekking to Lukla (2,850)
Day 17: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu overnight at Hotel.
Day 18: Final Departure
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- ***Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Dolkha by tourist bus and flight ticket for Lukla to Kathmandu.
- Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Trekking Permit for Rolwaling Valley Trek
- Trekkers information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
- Entrance fee towards to Historical monument
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.