Everest Rolwaling Trek 2019/20

  • Trip duration 18 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
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Everest Rolwaling Trek route is situated between the Everest and Langtang Himalaya ranges, below Gauri Shankar (7145m) and south border of Tibet. This region lies between Langtang range and Everest range. Everest Rolwaling trekking is one of the hard passes in Everest Himalaya. Some of the highlights of this trek are Rolwaling Valley, Khumbu, Tamang Village, Wonderful views. The Rowling valley is abundant with alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls and imminent view of snowy peaks in the backdrop. This region is rich in biological diversity, glacial lakes, mountains and isolated villages. More than that Rolwaling area is also home to many endangered and globally threatened animals. The Rolwaling Himal, along with the Tibetan border, forms the northern border of a wild, beautiful east-west valley that, due to its isolated location, has been largely closed to trekkers. It is also an alternative trail to Everest base camp trekking located in the west of Khumbu.

Rolwaling Trek is one of the stunning trekking available in Nepal. 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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m/ 3,345ft), 5-6 hrs
  • Day 03: Sigatte - Jagat (1250m/4,100ft), 5-6 hrs
  • Day 04: Jagat - Simigaon (2025m/6,643ft), 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Simigaon - Donga (2800m/9,185ft),5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Donga - Beding (3690m/12,105ft), 5-6hrs
  • Day 07: Beding Rest and acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike, 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Beding - Na: (4185m/13,750ft), 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09: Na: Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10: Na - Nyiduk Kongma (4750m/15,582), 5-6hrs
  • Day 11: Nyiduk Kongma - Drolumbau Glacier (5205m/17,075), 5 -6 hrs
  • Day 12: Drolumbau Glacier - Teshi Laptsa pass (5755m/18,820ft) and decent to Camp at (5460m/17,912ft), 6 -7 hrs
  • Day 13: Camp - Thame (3805m/12,482), 5-6 hrs
  • Day 14: Thame – Khumjung (3871m/12,700ft), 3-4 hrs
  • Day 15: Khumjung - Monjo (2840m/9,318),3-4 hrs
  • Day 16: Monjo - Lukla (2840m/9,317ft), 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 17: Lukla - Kathmandu. (1350m/8,405ft), 35min flight.
  • Day 18: Final departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport via private transportation,
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodations (B-B Besis),
  • Flight Lukla- Ktahmandu,
  • Private transportation to and from Kathmandu,
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit,
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Entry Permits (GCAP),
  • Special Trekking Permit for Tashi Labsta,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Camping accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Camping soft drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boy, sarder, tent boy etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned price include section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Our Company Representative will meet you and Transfer you to hotel, Overnight in Kathmandu at standard Hotel with breakfast.
  • Day 02Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m/ 3,345ft), 5-6 hrsWe drive from Kathmandu through the scenic high green hills and white mountain views to the north. On the way we will visit the Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. The last hour’s dusty drive will lead down to our campsite on the Tama Kosi River bank.
  • Day 03Sigatte - Jagat (1250m/4,100ft), 5-6 hrsOur route follows the Bhote Koshi’s deep valley which gradually becomes more gorge-like. We crisscross the hectic river on picturesque suspension bridges and pass a few hamlets and villages. The forest sometimes gives way to views of the Gaurishankar (7145m). This area is still Hindu although signs of Buddhism, with prayer flags and Chortens begin to appear.
  • Day 04Jagat - Simigaon (2025m/6,643ft), 5-6 hrsA short stage: after a 2.5 hrs walk, we leave the valley to continue east. The path slowly gains altitude on an impressive slope, and later crosses terraces. Simigaon is a Sherpa and Tamang village, marked by its Tibetan monastery perched above the houses on top of the hill in front of Gaurishankar.
  • Day 05Simigaon - Donga (2800m/9,185ft),5-6 hrsWe now enter the Rolwaling valley through a gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forest. The path steadily climbs towards Gyalche. Eventually, we descend back down to the river and establish our campsite on the Rolwaling Khola bank: a narrow green belt beneath Gaurishankar.
  • Day 06Donga - Beding (3690m/12,105ft), 5-6hrsWe gradually climb the forested valley of tropical alpine vegetation, with excellent mountain scenery surrounding us. Arriving at Beding, we should see Melungtse I (7181m), Rolwaling’s highest summit. Beding is a lonely small village; well known to Everest summiteers, this Sherpa village may offer you Chaang (barley beer) and salted yak butter tea. An old but historical Buddhist Monastery is located in the center of the village. We will camp will be on the banks of the river.
  • Day 07Beding Rest and acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike, 5-6 hrs.A day hike to the Malung La pass (5616m) – or as high as you can go above Beding – will help with acclimatization. There should be great views of more than 15 snowy peaks, glaciers and the natural forest in the Beding Valley below.
  • Day 08Beding - Na: (4185m/13,750ft), 5-6 hrsA short walk will take us to Na; the last tiny alpine hamlet that is only inhabited during summer months. Na is situated just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake in a beautiful valley overlooked by some very impressive peaks, including Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m).
  • Day 09Na: Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hrsWe can either take a rest or organize an excursion towards the Yalung La pass. Here we climb steadily, the path taking us to a vast amphitheatre at 4900m, situated just below the pass, and the Ramdun peak ice fall which is furrowed with streams. This is an excellent place to view the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. In each direction we get stunning views: to the east the Yalung Glacier, south the Ramdung Peak (5930m), west the Yalung Ri (5630m) and to the north the breathtaking Himalayan summits along the Tibetan border.
  • Day 10Na - Nyiduk Kongma (4750m/15,582), 5-6hrsWe climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake, preventing it from splitting the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below. We continue along the south bank. (The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank and passing through Chobu, no longer exists. In fact, the moraines bordering the lake have all collapsed into it.) After a 300m climb, we must cross a disordered moraine area only scramble down the height we walked up. The campsite is in a sandy amphitheatre, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers.
  • Day 11Nyiduk Kongma - Drolumbau Glacier (5205m/17,075), 5 -6 hrsThe path plunges on towards the Trakarding glacier. This is a huge and impressive and rocky area that gives way, from time to time, to large sections of bluish ice. We’ll struggle on towards a rocky spur, just beneath the Dolumbau glacier. It is now quite a venture to access the glacier. We need to climb up a rock face and to set a rope for the porters, helping them to scramble up the 160m before accessing the campsite area. This provides a fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial wall of the Drolumbau glacier to the north: an incredible spot with views of countless streams running off the glacier, falling rocks and collapsing ice.
  • Day 12Drolumbau Glacier - Teshi Laptsa pass (5755m/18,820ft) and decent to Camp at (5460m/17,912ft), 6 -7 hrsThe only route to get a foothold onto the Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep. Our efforts will be rewarded by a unique view towards Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m), with a background of myriad peaks towards and beyond the Tibetan border. We progress through moraines and gentle slopes, from time to time crossing, glacial areas, towards the summit. The campsite is about 300m below the summit just beyond a tricky but impressive rocky section.
  • Day 13Camp - Thame (3805m/12,482), 5-6 hrsToday offers an easy and pleasant descent. Just before arriving in the tiny Sherpa village of Thame, we can visit its picturesque monastery perched on the hillside. Thame lies on an important route for Tibetan traders and their yak caravans trekking across the Nangpa La (5716m/18,752) on the Tibetan border to Namche Bazaar and beyond.
  • Day 14Thame – Khumjung (3871m/12,700ft), 3-4 hrsTrek to Khumjung Located at the foot of sacred Mt. Kumbila. Khumjung is home of the first Edmund Hilary school project. There is a Hospital at the next village of Khunde, manned by Canadian doctors. This most stable and traditional Sherpa cultural settlement is worth a visit, as is the oldest Monastery in this region.
  • Day 15Khumjung - Monjo (2840m/9,318),3-4 hrsA long downhill day via Namche Bazaar and the last view of Mt. Everest.
  • Day 16Monjo - Lukla (2840m/9,317ft), 4 - 5 hrsWe have to arrive in Lukla in time to reconfirm our return flight to Kathmandu for early the next morning. The day’s walk is along the Dudh Kosi River and passes through several Sherpa villages with many local lodges which accommodate the trekkers to the Everest region.
  • Day 17Lukla - Kathmandu. (1350m/8,405ft), 35min flight.Early Morning flight to Kathmandu, transfer to your Hotel. Free afternoon and evening join the farewell dinner hosted by Mountain Mart Trek.
    Flight Lukla – Kathmandu might be delayed due to poor visibility and bad weather forecast. You may even be delayed for a day or longer, hence spare day or two needs to be added to your itinerary.
  • Day 18Final departureTransfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

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