Rolwaling Trek

Great views of Everest, Gauri Shanker, Makalu, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Island Peak and more.

Rolwaling Trek

One of the most difficult trekking in Nepal which will take you to the Rolwaling valley as well as the Khumbu region is Rolwaling trek. The Rolwaling valley is know as the ‘Grave’ simply because of its tough geographical location.

The major highlight of this trekking is the captivating sight of Mt Langtang, Gauri Shanker and Mt Everest which is highly eye appealing. The valley is abundant with glacial lakes, glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls, isolated villages and more. Because of lying in the Nepal-Tibet border and been closed in the past years, only few trekkers have been successful in completing this trekking. The trail goes through between the huge mountains and the natural beauty is just perplexing when one gets down to this wonderful valley.

The small Sherpa settlements in Beding and Na which offer you the typical local traditions, toughest Tashi Lapcha pass between Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region can become unique and the most awesome experience in the Nepal Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

Day 02: Trek preparation in Kathmandu and sightseeing optional

Day 03: Drive to Shigati via Dolkha 1650m

Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1440m

Day 05: Trek to Simigaon 1990m

Day 06: Trek to Kharka 2900m

Day 07: Trek to Beding 3690m

Day 08: Trek to Na 4180m

Day 09: Trek to Tso Rolpa lake 4588m

Day 10: Trek to Trakarding glacier 4800m

Day 11: Trek to Tashi Lapcha base camp 5010m

Day 12: Cross Tashi Lapcha pass 5755m

Day 13: Pachermo ascent 6272m

Day 14: Reserve day

Day 15: Trek to Thame 3820m

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 17: Trek back to Luka

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19: International departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Warm welcome and receive by the Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition in the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 : Trek preparation in Kathmandu and sightseeing optional
This is one of the toughest journey in the Himalayas nation so the comprehensive preparation and meeting is necessary. So we separate this day when you can go for sightseeing to famous attractions in Kathmandu if you wish to.

Day 03 : Drive to Shigati via Dolkha 1650m
We drive all the way to Shigati and later on trek to Suri Dobhan through farmed terraces and scattered villages.Overnight camp at Suri Dobhan.

Day 04 : Trek to Jagat 1440m
We trek along the Bhote Koshi river and then continue on the flatland to arrive at Jagat, a small town with people of different ethnicities.

Day 05 : Trek to Simigaon 1990m
The path slowly starts gaining altitude this day. As the valley narrows, we cross the suspension bridge to take a steep climb to Sherpa village of Simigaon.

Day 06 : Trek to Kharka 2900m
We continue our trek to the fascinating Rolwaling valley. On a clear morning, the view of Gauri Shanker is just fabulous. We ultimately descend down to Rolwaling khola (river) for the overnight stop.

Day 07 : Trek to Beding 3690m
Our trek continues uphill past the forests of rhododendron and other plants. The trail rises further until we arrive at the village, Beding, the largest village in the valley.

Day 08 : Trek to Na 4180m
Passing through the several settlements of Beding, watching the yaks grazing warmly and the people busy in their own chores, we continue a short day walk to the village of Na to feast the eyes with the majestic view of impressive peaks Chobutse (6685m) and Chugimago (6259m).

Day 09 : Trek to Tso Rolpa lake 4588m
After a short flat plane walk, we ascend to the glacial lake Tso Rolpa lake to enjoy the amazing vistas of Tibetan side mountains. Then we climb up the lateral moraine of the Rolwaling glacier to stay the night.

Day 10 : Trek to Trakarding glacier 4800m
For all day, we will be walking through the glacier moraines gradually while enjoying the beauty of the nature and finally resting by the Trakarding glacier.

Day 11 : Trek to Tashi Lapcha base camp 5010m
The walk follows on the hard rocky glacier this day. Soon we will be at Drolumbau glacier surrounded by superb mountain sceneries. Further downhill trek and we will arrive at the foot of Tashi Lapcha for the overnight camping.

Day 12 : Cross Tashi Lapcha pass 5755m
As we continue our trekking through Tashi Lapcha pass, the views of Khumbu peaks are magnificent and extraordinary. Further downhill, we will be camping below the overhanging rocks from where we can have the stunning sunset views.

Day 13 : Pachermo ascent 6272m
First we climb to the neck of Tashi Lapcha and then we start climbing Pachermo peak. A thorough planning and preparation is required for this ascent sometimes requiring fixed ropes too. Though its difficult, the views of Khumbu peaks from the top is just mindblowing. The rest of the journey is downhill to arrive at Thengpo for the overnight stop.

Day 14 : Reserve day
This day is separated as the contingency day since one of those times, the weather can be unfavorable for Pachermo ascent.

Day 15 : Trek to Thame 3820m
The easy and gradual descent today will take us to Thame, a first village finally after we had crossed Beding. You will have the first great views of the majestic peaks in Khumbu region.

Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Passing by several villages and the rough landscapes, this day we’ll arrive eventually at Namche, the last town in Khumbu region at this altitude.

Day 17 : Trek back to Lukla
Travelling with the Dudh Koshi side by side, the trail goes steeply downward first and then moderately fine. We’ll pass through Sherpa settlements and the rhododendron,pine forests to arrive in Lukla for catching the flight next day.

Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu
After our long and tiring journey we will take a sweeping half an hour flight back to Kathmandu to relax in the hotel for the rest of the day. You will meet and greet people of the city while shopping around the market.

Day 19 : International Departure
Keeping the far more than extraordinary moments in the memory, it’s time to get back home with the promise to meet again in this lifetime or the other. Farewell time

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop and all ground transportation
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
  • 15 night’s camping (lodge on availability) on mountain
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee in cup for 15 days
  • Required trekking and climbing permits
  • Camping gears, equipment and required field staffs
  • Duffel bag, down jacket (provided on request but to be returned after) 
  • First Aid medical kit
  • NAT t-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • All government Tax and VAT

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Personal expenses of any sorts
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance

 Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.

The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.

Related Tours

NepalHot price

Rolwaling Trek