Trip Fact

  • DestinationTibet
  • Durations12 days
  • Trip DifficultyModerate
  • ActivitiesTrekking
  • Mx.altitude5000m.
  • Group Size15+

Rolwaling Trek Highlights

  • Beautiful views of peaks like Rolwaling Himal and Gauri Shankar.

  • Serene Rolwaling Valley and verdant surroundings.

  • Immersion in Sherpa and Tamang communities via culture.

  • A glacial lake at a high altitude, Tsho Rolpa Lake.

  • Challenging terrain, which includes Tashi Lapcha Pass.

  • A trekking path that is remote and less congested in comparison to other paths

  • There is high biodiversity in alpine meadows and woodlands.

  • Places to worship, such as mani walls and monasteries along the trails

Overview

The Rolwaling Trek of Nepal is a distinct and less popular trekking path well-known for its Sherpa culture, varied flora and wildlife, and stunning natural surroundings. The valley is located in northeastern Nepal; to the north, it shares a border with China, and to the east, it is divided from the Everest area by the well-known Tashi Lapcha Pass.

Several prominent Himalayas can be found, like Ramdung, Chekigo, Nachugo, Khangtari, Bamongo, Khang Karpo, Chobutse/Tsoboje, and Mount Tengi Ragi Tau, which has the most difficult ascent path. The valley is also home to the holy lake Omi Tso, often known as the lake of milk, and the well-known glacial lake Tso Rolpa.

Rolwaling offers a varied range of flora and fauna, including lush woods at the foot of mountain slopes and an extensive range of seasonal flowers, all despite its high altitude. Yaks, snow leopards, and white langurs (gray monkeys) are also found in the valley.

Trekking to the Rolwaling Valley offers unique cultural experiences in addition to beautiful scenery. You can enjoy the traditions and hospitality of the Sherpa and Tamang people, who live in the valley.

The trail's mani walls, monasteries, and temples emphasize the area's spiritual significance. At an elevation of 4,580 meters, the Tsho Rolpa Lake, which is one of Nepal's greatest glacial lakes, is the main attraction of the Rolwaling Trek.

One of the trek's highlights is this gorgeous lake, which is surrounded by massive peaks and provides a serene setting for photography and meditation. The Rolwaling Valley Trek is renowned for its difficult terrain and secluded location, requiring strong physical condition and appropriate acclimatization, despite its natural and cultural charm.

One of the hardest sections of the journey is the 5,755-meter-high Tashi Lapcha Pass, which frequently calls for both basic mountaineering abilities and occasionally specialized equipment. The journey to Rolwaling is best done in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is more steady.

The Rolwaling trekking itinerary is a 12 days itinerary, including an acclimatization day. For prepared hikers looking for peace and a genuine Himalayan experience, trekking to Rolwaling's secluded location and difficult terrain is perfect.

THE SERENE VALLEY OF ROLWALING

Rolwaling Valley is a small valley that is surrounded by the magnificent Gauri Shankar mountain and lies in the northeastern part of Nepal. This isolated valley, which lies between the Langtang and Everest regions, provides trekkers with an unspoiled and natural environment.

The valley's topography is characterized by its rugged landscape, which includes alpine meadows, lush forests, and deep gorges. Glacial lakes dot the landscape, mirroring the towering hills around the valley, one of which is the breathtaking Tsho Rolpa.

The valley's isolation guarantees that it will always be an area of peace and beauty, apart from the busy hiking paths of the more well-known Himalayan regions.

The rich traditions of the Sherpa and Tamang people who live in the Rolwaling Valley create an intriguing cultural diversity. For decades, these communities have coexisted peacefully with the challenging alpine landscape, upholding a way of life firmly based on Buddhist doctrine and traditions.

The mani walls and chortens that decorate the villages of Rolwaling, like Beding and Na, represent the worldwide impact of Buddhism. Trekkers are welcomed into the homes of the locals, who are renowned for their gracious hospitality and willingness to provide insights into their way of life.

ROLWALING VALLEY TREK ALTITUDE CHART

Location

Approximate Altitude (meters)

Approximate Altitude (feet)

Kathmandu

1,400

4,593

Jagat

1,300

4,265

Simi Gaun

2,070

6,791

Dokhang

2,830

9,285

Beding

3,780

12,402

Na

4,040

13,251

Tso Rolpa Lake

4,580

15,023

Yalung Ri Base Camp

5,000

16,404

BEST SEASON FOR TREKKING TO ROLWALING VALLEY

The ideal seasons for trekking in Rolwaling Valley are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking in Rolwaling Valley is best done in the spring (March to May) and fall (September to November).

The weather is often consistent at these times, making it possible to see the breathtaking Himalayan peaks clearly under clear skies. Hikers can enjoy the vibrant colors of blossoming rhododendrons and other wildflowers in the spring, which brighten the rich surroundings.

Autumn is also one of the best seasons for high-altitude hiking and traversing the difficult Tashi Lapcha Pass because it brings clean, crisp air and less chance of precipitation.

Rolwaling Valley experiences significant seasonal and altitude fluctuations in temperature. At lower elevations (around 2,000 to 3,000 meters), daily temperatures in the spring and autumn usually vary from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F).

Higher altitudes can have daytime temperatures between -10°C and 5°C (14°F and 41°F) and at night temperatures considerably below freezing, especially in the area around Tsho Rolpa Lake and Tashi Lapcha Pass.

BOOK YOUR TREK TO ROLWALING WITH US

We here at Snow View Trek provide an extensive range of opportunities for travelers to explore Nepal. Our Rolwaling Trekking package is one of many packages that allows you to explore the Himalayas, adding to the thrill of high altitude trekking.

With our team of experts and experienced individuals, we have carefully crafted this 12 day trekking package to Rolwaling Valley. From transportation, accommodation, meals and permits, we ensure to take care of everything, allowing you to have a safe and comfortable journey with us. For further queries or to book your journey to Rolwaling Valley, please feel free to contact us

Detail Itinerary

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If the provided schedule isn't suitable for you, we are able to create personalized travel arrangements according to your preferences and requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops.
  • Transportation for a drive from Kathmandu to Jagat and back.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • All meals & accommodations during the trekking period.
  • All entrance fees, trekking permits, and Tims cards.
  • Highly experienced guide and staff (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Staff, insurance, salary, equipment, flight or transport, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax.
  • Int'l air fare
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, boiled water, shower, battery recharge ,
  • bar bills or extra porters)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (if you arrive early or late from the mountain)
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters (for staff)

Good to Know

ACCOMMODATIONS DURING ROLWALING 12-DAY TREK

There are varied accommodations on the Rolwaling Trek. Trekkers typically stay in teahouses or lodges located in villages like Simigaon, Beding, and Na along the way. These lodging options, which include rooms with twin beds or dorm-style setups, vary from basic to luxury.

Facilities are usually simple, with common eating areas where hikers can enjoy hearty meals cooked by local cooks and shared restrooms that offer basic amenities like hot showers (when available).

We advise you to carry your sleeping bags or blankets for added comfort, but teahouses and lodges frequently supply them. To guarantee that lodging will be available along the way, it is advised to make reservations in advance with a respectable trekking service, particularly during busy seasons.

MEALS DURING ROLWALING VALLEY TREK

Meals are usually served at teahouses or lodges along the Rolwaling Valley Trek route. A wide range of regional and global cuisines, including dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, spaghetti, soups, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, are typically included on the menu.

Typically, breakfast consists of tea or coffee served with eggs, toast, porridge, or pancakes. Several locations serve packed lunches for hikers on the go. Even if there aren't many alternatives in isolated locations, the meals are usually filling and healthy.

PERMITS REQUIRED FOR TREKKING TO ROLWALING

Obtaining several permissions is necessary for trekking to Rolwaling Valley in order to support conservation efforts and assure conformity with local legislation.

The TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card is first and foremost necessary for trekkers since it facilitates visitor tracking and guarantees their safety.

The Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit is also required because some parts of the journey pass through this protected region.

Additionally, an admission permit to the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality is needed for anybody entering the territory by the Tashi Lapcha Pass.

ALTITUDE SICKNESS DURING ROLWALING TREK

Given the high altitude on the Rolwaling Trek, particularly when crossing the 5,755-meter-high Tashi Lapcha Pass, altitude sickness might be a problem.

Altitude sickness can include tiredness, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and trouble sleeping. Trekkers must properly acclimate by increasing their elevation gradually, drinking enough water, and paying attention to their bodies.

It's critical to go to a lower altitude as soon as AMS symptoms appear to prevent serious consequences like high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) or high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).

Carrying the right drugs, such as acetazolamide (Diamox), can help reduce the risk of altitude sickness during this strenuous experience.

PACKING ESSENTIALS FOR TREKKING TO ROLWALING VALLEY

Clothing: Layered clothing for varying temperatures, including thermal base layers, fleece jackets, waterproof and windproof outer layers, trekking pants, and sturdy hiking boots.

Gear: a comfortable and durable backpack, sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, trekking poles for stability; a headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries; and a reusable water bottle or hydration system.

Personal Items: sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection, lip balm, personal hygiene items, and a first aid kit with medications for altitude sickness, stomach issues, and minor injuries.

Miscellaneous: map and compass or GPS device, trekking permits and identification documents, cash (local currency), and a camera or smartphone for capturing the stunning landscapes.

Optional: binoculars for birdwatching and wildlife spotting; a portable charger for electronics, and snacks or energy bars for quick energy boosts on the trail