Rolwaling Valley Trek

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  • Trip Overview
  • Trip Highlight
  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Fixed Departure
  • Faqs

Trip Overview

Rolwaling Valley trek is one of the most strenuous trekking trails in Nepal. Hidden between the vertical ice glaciers the valley of Rolwaling is a challenging abode for trekking. It lies to the Northeast of Kathmandu valley, close to the Tibetan border.

It is separated by the pristine rivers of Tama Koshi River and Khumbu Himal. This extraordinary trekking journey passes through to the ethnic Sherpa and Brahmin villages.

The Rolwaling trek is set on high passes, dense forests and beautiful waterfalls. The major highlights of this trip include fantastic views of Mt. Gauri Shanker (7146m) and Tso Rolpa Glacier Lake. It is believed that the abominable snowman Yeti once roamed around this valley.

This trek provides us to see natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. The Rolwaling trek covers the mountain terrain of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. This reminds you of ancient forest and takes you back into time of the lost world.

This trek is suitable for adventure seekers that are interested and thrive on off the beaten trek. If you are seeking for an adventure of a lifetime than be with Mission Nepal Holidays. We have the best designed tailor made itineraries for this particular trek. Be the one amongst the few to trek this remote trail and make history.

Trip Highlight

Experience the typical Tibetan lifestyle.
Excellent views of the Trans Himalaya.
Tashi Lapcha pass (5755m)
Beautiful landscapes
Adventurous camping trek

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01:

    Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Day 02:

    Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu

  • Day 03:

    Kathmandu to Sigatte. 5-6 hours trek

  • Day 04:

    Trek from Sigatte to Jagat 5-6 hrs trekking

  • Day 05:

    Trek from Jagat - Simigaon 5-6 hrs

  • Day 06:

    Trek from Simigaon to Donga.5-6 hrs

  • Day 07:

    Trek from Donga to Beding 5-6hrs

  • Day 08:

    Beding Rest and acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike, 5-6 hrs.

  • Day 09:

    Trek from Beding to Na: 5-6 hrs

  • Day 10:

    Acclimatization day hike to Yalung La hik 4-5 hrs

  • Day 11:

    Trek from Na to Nyiduk Kongma. 5-6hrs walk

  • Day 12:

    Trek from Nyiduk Kongma to Drolumbau Glacier 5 -6 hrs

  • Day 13:

    Trek to Drolumbau Glacier/Teshi Laptsa pass & camp.6 -7 hrs

  • Day 14:

    Trek to Thame 5-6 hrs

  • Day 15:

    Trek from Thame to Khumjung. 3-4 hrs

  • Day 16:

    Trek from Khumjung to Monjo.3-4 hrs.

  • Day 17:

    Trek from Monjo to Lukla. 4 - 5 hrs

  • Day 18:

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. 35min flight

  • Day 19:

    Final departure

Include

All the ground transportation by private car / Jeep / Van / Bus
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu
A full board meal is included during the trekking period.
All necessary camping gears
Trekking guide salary / accommodation / insurance / meals
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with city tour guide and entry fees
Special trekking permit and TIMS card fees

Exclude

International airfare
Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
All types of drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Tipping

Faqs

  • How much does the Rolwaling trek cost?

    The Rolwaling trek generally costs in the range of Tours $1,800 – $2,500.

  • Are permits required for Rolwaling Valley trek?

    Yes permits are required for trekking in the Rolwaling region. It is mandatory to purchase a climbing permit for the Ramdung Peak (19,439 feet), whether you climb it or not. Besides that you also need a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.

  • Is altitude sickness a risk?​

    The Rolwaling trek ascends to some high altitude points. At its highest point, Tashi Lakpa pass, you will reach an altitude of 5,755 meters (18,880 feet). There are steep section on this trek where you will ascend very rapidly Therefore, it is important to have a clear understanding of the risks associated with high altitude trekking and how the body acclimatizes to high altitude. We recommend you read our detailed article on Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization.

  • How difficult is the Rolwaling Valley trek?

    The Rolwaling Valley Trek is one of the toughest in Nepal and should only be attempted by experienced hikers. There are optional climbing sections and much of the trek is at high altitude. A high level of fitness is required.

  • Is the Rolwaling Valley Trekking in Nepal safe?

    Yes, it is safe to trek to Rolwaling. However there is always a chance of unforeseen circumstances that should be taken into consideration. Our brief informative session will prepare you for emergency situations if any during the travel.

  • What type of food and accommodation facility to expect during the Bhairav Kunda Lake Trekking in Nepal?

    A typically traditional Nepalese food is served during your Rolwaling Trekking in Nepal. It comprises of lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).As for the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided (unless needed) during the Rolwaling Trekking in Nepal.

  • How do I book the Rolwaling Trekking in Nepal?

    To book the Rolwaling Trekking in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays offers you a number of booking options including:

    Online booking,

    Wire transfer OR,

    Cash on arrival

  • Do I need travel insurance while travelling in Nepal?

    Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the wisest things to do which we ideally recommend while traveling to Nepal. Although It is not a legal requirement to have a travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.

  • What happens if an emergency evacuation is needed while trekking?

    In case of an emergency evacuation, while trekking you can directly contact us on the number provided instantly. Upon receipt of your detailed information we react as quickly as possible to rescue you out of danger situations safely. 

  • What about medical treatment on the trek?

    A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong. Prevention is better than cure, as always.

  • Which seasons are best to visit Nepal for Rolwaling Valley Trek?

    Autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (Feb to April) are considered to be the best seasons to visit Nepal for trekking. As autumn brings clarity after monsoon washes away the dust and bugs; spring days are warmer and longer which allows you to explore for longer hours.

  • How many miles do we walk every day?

    It varies with each trip of course. On an average we cover 4–7 hours per day, with a lunch break of 1–2 hours in the middle.

  • Can we change the itinerary?

    Absolutely yes, we do customize the itinerary as per your wish. However you need to inform it in advance before the trek starts. Sometimes, because of unforeseen circumstances in the mountains, we need to change the itinerary. However, the date of trek completion should always be in line with the pre-established itinerary.

  • Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?

    You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won’t be an issue.

  • Can I trek in the Rolwaling Trekking region without prior trekking experience?

    Yes you can trek without prior trekking experience. However you should have good health, and acclimatize at regular intervals. We guide you accordingly so that you can do difficult and extreme treks as Rolwaling Trekking Trails.

  • Do I need trekking pole?

    Yes you do need trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

  • Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?

    Tipping is not necessary although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip help their family.

  • How can we contact you if we need more information?

    We are local trekking company base in Kathmandu. You can contact directly with the following numbers and email addresses:

    Landline: +977-01- 4438165 Or +977 9802072870

    Cell-phone: +977-98020-72870 

    Email: info@missionnepal.com

Why book with us?
  • More then 20 years of experience
  • A professional and responsible travel company based in Nepal
  • Specialist group adventure tours and treks in the Himalayas – India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan
  • Fully customisable itineraries and dates
  • Professional & friendly local guides – supporting the people of Nepal
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • No negotiations in giving best quality
Total Cost (USD) USD 2965 2668
Total Price: USD 2668
Trip Details
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Altitude: 5750m
  • Min-Max Participants: 2-16 Pax
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Transportation: Flight + Jeep
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Best Season: Autumn & Spring
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