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Rolwaling Trek

Rolwaling Trek

  • Nepal
  • Strenuous
Rolwaling Himalayan range one of the most challenging trekking region of the Nepal. West of the Khumbu valley, northeast of Kathamndu and southern to the Tibetan Plateau. The valley is famous for Cho Rolpa Glacier Lake (4540m), high route through Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) and its diverse culture. Next to the Khumbu valley where large settlement of the indigenous Sherpa people and their cultural life-style can be observe during the trek.

The lonely high valley "Rolwaling" consider as graveyard of the Sherpas, which is hemmed in by mountain on both sides with the bulk of Mt. Gaurishanker (7145m) on the north. The most popular settlements in the valley are- Beding village (3510m) and Na Gaun (4120m) Trekkers may spend a few days in the Rolwaling area ascending to the Na Yak Pastures at 4700m. Here trekkers are greeted by a spectacular panorama of the Mt. Gaurichanker and Menlungtse peak.

Above Na village the route meanders up to the high lake Cho Rolpa and up to the lateral moraines of the Rolwaling glacier walking below the Rolwaling Icefall (5181m). After two day of rugged glacier walking one reaches high Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). On the other side of the Tashi Lapcha, the trail drops down into Theng Po and next day Thame village (3800m) on the Khumbu Valley. On the way pass just above dramatic views of Ramdung peak (5945m) and Pharchamo (6187m) are unforgettable.

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 2 Kathmandu - Gongar (1400m.) by local Bus. O/N at Hotel. Gongar
Day 3 Gongar – Simigaun (2019m.) Simigaun
Day 4 Simigaun – Dugang (2,800m.) Dugang
Day 5 Dugang – Beding (Old Buddhist Monastery) (3693m.) Beding
Day 6 Beding – Na Gaun (4183m.) Na Gaun
Day 7 Na Gaun Rest for acclimatization and hiking. Na Gaun
Day 8 Na Gaun rest for hiking and preparation of climbing peak. Na Gaun
Day 9 Na Gaun – Chhukima. Chhukima
Day 10 Chhukima – Tsho Rolpa glacier camp (Tashi Lapcha BC) (4,470m.) Tashi Lopche BC
Day 11  Tashi Lapcha BC – Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,793m.) Cave Camp Cave Camp
Day 12 Tashi Lapcha Cave – Thengpo. Thengpo
Day 13 Thengpo – Namche Bazar (3440m.) Namche Bazar
Day 14 Namche Bazar – Phakding (2640m.) Phakding
Day 15 Phakding – Lukla (2800m.) then transfer to Hotel. Lukla
Day 16 Lukla – Kathmandu by flight then transfers to Hotel. Kathmandu
Day 17 Kathmandu Free Kathmandu
Day 18 Last minute transfers to airport for your onward journey.  

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost


Cost Includes
  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace and Reserve Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation in teahouse lodge and tented camp during the trek en-route. (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys and necessary Porter.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking + Peak Permit, local area entry permit, Gaurishankhar and Sagarmatha National Park permits fees.
  • Peak Garbage deposit.
  • Air Ticket: Lukla/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for support crew’s after the trip.
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag 
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat 
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration17 Days
  • Min. PriceContact us
  • Max. Altitude5755 M.
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Group Size2 - 20
  • Best TimeFeb-June, Sept-Dec
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Rolwaling Trek