Rolwaling Trek
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Rolwaling Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 5755m
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


Rolwaling Trek is one of Nepal’s finest high mountain valleys West of the Khumbu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the “Rolwaling” which is called simply “the grave” by the indigenous Sherpa on account of its location – buried down between steep ice-giants.

Many mysterious stories have been passed on about this valley. Through which the forefathers of the present-day Sherpa once came.

Our 19-day Rolwaling trek begins with a scenic drive along the 106 km friendship highway towards the east of Kathmandu, through beautiful scenery towards the border town. And another 50km, at Khadichaur, we leave the main highway to travel eastwards as far as the bus goes at Charikot Dolakha.

It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is supposed to make his home. Entire research expeditions have, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to find him.

West of the Khumbu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the “Rolwaling” which is called simply “the grave” by the indigenous Sherpa on account of its location – buried down between steep ice giants.

Many mysterious stories are about this valley through which the forefathers of the present-day Sherpa once came. It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is supposed to make his home.

What happens on this trek

Entire research expeditions have, so far unsuccessfully, attempted to find him. Very few tourists succeed to do trekking in this area, because it covers the mountain terrain of the Nepal-China (Tibet) border, the trail of Rolwaling Trek to this pass goes between huge mountains along with glaciers, situated in the eastern parts.

The forests in this area are full of different types of pine, bamboo, fir, and wildflowers. Animals such as black bears, wolves, jarals, and Hemitragus roam the forest. Upstream of the Rolwaling Valley, the climate changes to the Arctic. From the Rollwarin Valley, 4,444 peaks such as Gaurishankar (7,181m), Dorge Lakpa (6,988m), and Rumdung (5,925m), Kangtari (6,000m), and Pacharmo (6,273m) rise toward the sky.

Similarly, Tibetan Boundary is very close to the Rolwaling Valley. Nepal and Tibetan northern parts include culture, climate, religion, and lifestyle.

What to expect from the Rolwaling Valley Trek?

On the Rolwaling Valley Trek, you will get an outstanding view of Mount Gauri Sankar. Which will make your visit even more enjoyable. Similarly, you will get an outstanding view of the Khumbu Himalayan and you will know all about the local culture of the place.

Likewise, you will be traveling through the unmarked route and then pass the Trakarding Glacier before climbing onto the Drolambau Glacier. Also, the highest point on the trek is the Teshi Lapcha La (5755m) on the slopes of Patchamo.

It is one of Nepal’s highest trekking passes and rises in a glaciated wilderness set amongst snowy peaks. I

ncluding Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bisphero Go Shar (6729m), and Dragkar (6793m). Furthermore, the descent to the campsite is steep and some 300m below the pass.

From here, it descends easily to the Solu Khumbu to meet the ancient caravan route from Tibet that leads to the lowlands via Namche Bazaar. And, the trek ends at Lukla and a flight back to Kathmandu.


  • Mt Gauri Shanker
  • Rolwaling sherpa village
  • Tsho Rolpa Lake Tashi Lapcha pass.
  • Khumbu Himalayan ranges.
  • Scenic drive to Charikot,
  • Tamakoshi river,
  • Dolakha Bhimsen Temple
  • Mix Culture


Day 01

Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Our Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Expeditions and Trek play cards. Transfer to the hotel after that.

  • Max. Altitude
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Drive to Simigaon (2000m/6560ft) by Jeep. 8 hours

Today, we will enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha where Jeep passes from Kathmandu through scenic high green hills and views of White Mountain on the north. Along the way, you will visit the Bhimeswar Temple in Dolakha. We will continue drive to  Simigaon where you can experience the unique lifestyle of the place. Simigaon is a village of Sherpa and Taman, featuring a Tibetan monastery towering over the hillside houses in front of Gaurishankar.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Simigaon to Dongkang (3010m/9872ft) Walking 6 hours.

Today our trek from Simigaon to Dongakang at an altitude of 3010m. Similarly, today we finally enter the beautiful Rolwaling valley via beautiful Rhododrendron forest. Likewise, on today’s journey you will explore various flora and fauna of the place. After that we descend back down to the river and make our campsite on the Rolwaling Khola bank a narrow green belt beneath Gaurishankar.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Dongkang to Beding (3693m/12114ft) Walking 5:30 hours

Today we gradually climb the valley of tropical alpine forests surrounded by stunning mountain views. When you arrive at Beding, you should see Melungtse I (7181m), the highest peak of Rollwaring. The Beding is a lonely little village. Well-known for the Everest Summit, this Sherpa village offers chyang (barley beer) and salted yak butter tea. In the center of the village is an old and historic Buddhist monastery. Camp on the riverbank.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Beding to Na Gaon (4200m/13,776ft). Walking 6 hours

Today we will trek from Beding to Na Gaon at an altitude of 4200m. Similarly, today A short walk will bring you to Na. The last small alpine village where people live only during the summer. Na is just below the Tsho Rolpa glacier lake and is located in a beautiful valley overlooking the most impressive mountains such as Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m), and Yalung Ri (5630m).

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Rest and Acclimatization at Na Gaon (4200m/13,776ft)

You can  take a break or arrange a trip to the Yalung La pass. Here we climb steadily and follow the road leading to the huge 4900m amphitheater  just below the pass and the icefall on the summit of Ramdun peak where the streams intersect. This is the perfect place to see the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. You can enjoy breathtaking views from all directions. The Yalung Glacier to the east, Ramdung Peak (5930m) to the south, Yalung Ri (5630m) to the west, and the stunning Himalayan peak along the Tibetan border to the north.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Na Gaon to Chugima (4,920m/16,137ft). Walking 7 hours

Today we climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake, preventing it from splitting the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below the place. Similarly, we continue along the south bank. (The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank, and passing through Chobu, no longer exists.
Furthermore, the moraines bordering the lake have all collapsed into it.) After a 300m climb, we must cross a disordered moraine area and only scramble down the height we walked up. The campsite is in a sandy amphitheater, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 08

Chugima to Dorlumbau Glacier (5335m/17498ft) . Walking 6 hours

The trail leads to the Trakarding glacier. This is a huge, striking, rocky area that is sometimes replaced by large patches of bluish ice. We continue to fight towards the shelves just below the Dolumbau glacier. Getting to the glacier is now a big bet. Before entering the campsite, you need to climb a rock wall and lay a rope to help the porter climb 160m. It offers a stunning panorama with the Trakarding Glacier below and the stunning glacier surface of the Dolumbau glacier to the north. It’s a great place to see the myriad streams, falling rocks, and collapsing ice that flow from the glaciers.

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      Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 09

Dorlumbau Glacier to Thengbo (4430m/13875ft ) via Tashi Lapcha pass (57755m). Walking 7 hours

The only way to build a foothold on the Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep. Our efforts are rewarded with unique views of Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m), towards and beyond the Tibetan border against the backdrop of countless peaks. We walk on moraines and gentle slopes, sometimes crossing glaciers to the summit. The campsite is about 300 meters below the summit, past the tricky and impressive rock formations.

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  • Meal
      Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 10

Thengba to Thame (3800m/12465ft). Walking 6 hours

Today is an easy and pleasant descent. Furthermore, just before arriving in the tiny Sherpa village of Thame, we can visit its wonderful monastery perched on the hillside. Likewise, 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.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house
Day 11

Thame to Namche Bazar (3440m/11285ft). Walking 5 hours

Hiking to Namche at the foot of the which is called gate way of Everest. Namche is home of Sherpa people. This most stable and traditional Sherpa cultural settlement is worth a visit, as is the oldest monastery in the area.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
     Hotel/Tea house  
Day 12

Namche bazzar to Lukla (2850m/9348ft). Walking 6:30 hours.

This is the last trekking journey of the Rolwaling Valley Trek, the descent journey from Namche to Lukla. Similarly, you should walk about 6 hours on this journey.

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  • Meal
     Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 13

Lukla – Kathmandu (1345m/4412ft) - 30min. flight.

Today you will be flying from Lukla to Kathmandu in a scenic flight for 30 minutes.

  • Max. Altitude
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 14

Final departure

Our airport departure representative will leave you at the International Airport for your final departure.

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Price for Rolwaling Trek in different currency as follows:

Currency Pricing USD Euro AUD CAD Indian Rupees
Price per person US$2775 N/A N/A N/A N/A

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Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in trekking for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.    
  • Filtered water in trekking using (Katadyn Pocket Water Filter)
  • Twin sharing a private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Everest trekking Map. 
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.  
  •  An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, and English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage. 
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  • Four-season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary papers work and Everest national park entry permits. 
  • Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit. 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Farewell, dinner in Kathmandu.
  •  All our government taxes, vat, local tax, and tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Trip Info

The Rowling Trek starts with one’s arrival in Kathmandu. After Kathmandu, the journey begins with a drive to Charikot. From Chjarikot the trekking begins to Biguti and from Biguti the trekking journey continues to Surrey divan, Jagat, Simigaou, Kelchey, and Bedding. Until you reach Nagaon.

At Nagaon, there will be an acclimatization period for the further journey. This process is very important in any kind of high-altitude trekking because at this period trekkers will be familiar with the surrounding which will help them. Similarly, this helps to prevent high altitude sickness. Furthermore, after acclimatization, the trek continues to Tso Rolpo and from Tso Rolpo. The trek resumes Tolumbhu Buka from there Crossing Tashi Lakpa pass (5755m), and camping at Thengpo (4300m). Similarly, after that Trek to Khumjung and Namche Bazaar.

At Namche Bazaar all the visitors will rest. And, after the rest, the trek continues to Phakding. From Phakding the trek reaches its last stage after Lukla. Lastly, from Lukla, the trek ends with an early flight to Kathmandu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Best time for Rowling Trek

The best time for Rowling Trek is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. During this time of the year, the weather is pleasant and you can travel in the clear sky which will add value to your trek. Also, you can enjoy the view. Additionally, if you travel here during this time of the year then you can enjoy the biggest festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar as it is the festive season of the country. This tour will give you a lot of knowledge about the culture and tradition of the country.

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.