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Rolwaling valley trek

Rolwaling valley trek

Duration: 18 Days
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Rolwaling valley trek

Trip Facts

18 Days

Trip Duration

March to May , Sept to Dec

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End Point

Flight, Hiking and Drive



Trip Grade


  • One of the most difficult trekking experiences in Nepal

  • Experience the toughest high passes in Everest Himalaya

  • Mountainous terrain and imminent views of snowy peaks

  • Cross Tashi Lapcha La at an elevation of 5755 meters

  • Experience of mountains, glaciers, high passes


Rolwaling valley trek is one of the most difficult trekking experiences in Nepal. Buried down in between the steep ice giants, Rolwaling valley is the deadliest place for toughest trekking experiences suitable only for novice travelers. The trek will surely measure your strength and make you kneel down in front of its wilderness, but you ought to bring that will power to conquer the toughest corner within the wilderness of Himalayas. The valley is also referred to as – the grave. It’s because of its dramatic location that looks terrific. Rolwaling Trek lies somewhere in between the Everest and Langtang Himalayan ranges, just below the Gaurishankar range to the south border of Tibet.

Rolwaling Valley Trek takes you to one of the toughest high passes in Everest Himalaya. The trek is a challenging journey that takes you to alpine lakes, hanging glaciers and moraines via isolated mountain villages, high pastures, and waterfalls in the backdrop of some majestic Himalayas. Rolwaling valley, Khumbu region, Sherpa villages, mountainous terrain and imminent views of snowy peaks are the major highlights of this trek. The trek takes you in such a surreal location that you could have never thought that such a place would have ever existed.

The Rolwaling region is considered home to many globally threatened and endangered species of floras and fauns. The region is very rich in terms of nature and biodiversity. The glacial lakes, hanging glaciers, icefalls, isolated high altitude villages in the shadows of Rolwaling Himal and other sky dominating peaks in the Everest region, Rolwaling Valley Trek is something out of the world. Also, the region is said to have 16 major vegetation types with 34 species of mammal, 16 species of fish, 10 varieties of amphibian, 8 types of lizards, 15 kinds of snakes and 235 different varieties of birds. Therefore, though difficult, the trek is really worth it. It gives you more than it takes.

Rolwaling Valley Trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha. From here, we traverse through various villages like Jagat, Simigaon, and meadows on the way to Bedding. From Bedding, we climb up to enter into Rolwaling valley. As we head move ahead, we walk towards Na and then to Tso Rolpa lake. Further, we pass Trakardingglacier and cross TashiLapcha La at an elevation of 5755 meters. From the pass, we descend down to Thame and then walk towards Namche. Finally, we conclude the trek with a walk back to Lukla and flight back to Kathmandu. Therefore, Rolwaling Trek as a whole is an enriching experience of mountains, glaciers, high passes and rich biodiversity in the isolated sections of Everest.

Himal Eco Treks organizes a tented and camping trek to the Rolwaling Valley of Nepal. If you are interested in this wild trekking experience, just give us a call or inform us through an email. We are ready at your service 24/7.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival Day :

    Himal Eco Treks will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Enjoy yourtime at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour :

    Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel for the sightseeing tour. Enjoy the historical and cultural aspect of Nepal in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath stupa. Today’s day is set aside for any last-minute preparation for your trek if necessary. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 03: Drive to Dolakha and then toShigati and trek to Suri Doban :

    After breakfast in the hotel, we shall pick you up at the hotel for a wonderful drive towards Dolakha. Dolakha is around seven hours' drive from Kathmandu towards the northeast of the highway that connects Nepal with Lhasa. From Dolakha, we drive towards Shigati which is the commencement point of this trek. Leaving Shigati, we start our trekking journey with a gentle walk towards Suri Doban. Tonight at tented camps in Suri Doban

  • Day 04: Trek to Jagat :

    Today, we follow a trail that goes through a flat land along the TamakoshiRiver. We traverse through the forests of orchids, oak, and rhododendron and make our way to Jagat. We also cross various small streams on the route to get into the village of Jagat. Jagat is a small village in the region inhabited by people from different ethnic groups. Tonight at tented camps in Jagat

  • Day 05: Trek to Simigaon :

    Leaving Jagat, we start ascending up to Simigaun. We pass sloppy lands and terraced farmlands on the way toSimigaon. Simigaonis a beautiful Sherpa village dominated by people who follow Buddhism religion. The prayer flags, mani walls, and stupas on the way reflect the Buddhism religion prevalent in the village. Tonight at tented camp in Simigaon

  • Day 06: Trek to Kharka :

    After breakfast, we leave Simigaon and pass a few more Sherpa settlements on the way with some impressive views of GaurishankerHimal that rises up just above the Rolwaling valley. Today, we head towards the Rolwaling valley. We climb up a rocky ridge with beautiful pine forests. After climbing up the ridge, we descend down to the banks of RolwalingRiver to open up to a vast grassland known as Kharka. Tonight at tented camps in Kharka

  • Day 07: Trek to Beding :

    Leaving Beding, we continue our journey up through the forests of rhododendron and oak. We follow the left side of the Rolwaling river and walk deeper into the valley. As we move further, the raw appeal of Gaurishanker unfolds right in front of us. Finally, we walk into a flat terrain in the valley until we reach a Sherpa village of Beding. Tonight at tented camp in Beding

  • Day 08: Trek to Na :

    We leave the village of Beding and walk through the pastures enjoying the sights of yak herders and Yaz grazing in the vast meadows. We walk pass the potato and buckwheat fields towards the Na village. On the way, we come to cross a monastery with a large image of Guru Rinpoche carved in a huge rock. We visit the monastery and walk further to enter into the village of Na. Na is an old settlement in the Rolwaling valley. Tonight at tented camps in Na

  • Day 09: Trek to Tso Rolpa Lake :

    Leaving Na, we begin our walk through a flat and well-leveled path to Tso Rolpa lake. We gradually ascend up the path enjoying the spectacular beauty of Himalayan lake and glaciers in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. Tso Rolpa lake in the Rolwaling valley is amongst the biggest glacial lake in Nepal. Situated in between Langtang and Everest region, the lake offers some stunning views of Mt. Menlung along with mountains on the Tibetan side. Tonight we tented camps in Tso Rolpa lake.

  • Day 10: Trek to Tarkarding glacier :

    Get ready for some challenging days of the trek. Today, we walk along the glaciers which is quite tough. We begin our day early with a walk along a rocky path towards Trakarding glacier. We ascend up slowly through the rocky trail that climbs up to the glacial moraine. As we traverse through the rocky path, we will witness some amazing dimensions of mountainous, mountainous terrain and its wilderness. Tonight at the tented camps in Trakarding glacier.

  • Day 11: Trek to TaschiLapcha Base Camp :

    Leaving the glacier, we climb up the trail to TaschiLapcha Base Camp at an elevation of 5755 meters. We mostly ascend through the rocks and glaciers which can be quite challenging and demanding. We follow the slopes along the glacier and climb up to TaschiLapcha Base Camp that lies just below TaschiLapcha. From the base camp, one can admire the 360-degree views of mountains around the valley. Tonight at TaschiLapcha Base Camp.

  • Day 12: Cross TaschiLapcha Pass :

    From the base camp, we ascend up to the pass from where we will be rewarded with some astounding views of Khumbu peaks. As we cross the pass, we can enjoy the dramatic views of mountains and mountainous terrain. From here, we descend down to Tashi Cape. Tonight at tented camps in Tachi Cape

  • Day 13: Trek to Thyomgbo :

    Today, we leave Taschi Cape and walk down towards Thyomgno. After a few days of the challenging trail, you will find the trail for the day quite easy. Therefore, we descend down to Thyomgbo enjoying the interesting views of scenery all around. Tonight at tented camps in Thyomgbo

  • Day 14: Trek to Thame :

    We descend down from Thyomgbo to Thame enjoying the natural beauty around us. It’s a gradual walk down to the interesting village of Thame. At Thame, you can visit an old monastery located on the top of the village. From here, one will be able to enjoy some great views of mountains in the Everest region. Tonight at tented camps in Thame

  • Day 15: Trek to Namche bazaar :

    Today, we descend down from Thame to Namche Bazaar. We walk through some ups and downs, through the dense rhododendron and pine forests to the buzzing town of Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla :

    Today, we leave Namche and stroll down through a well-paved path that undulates up and down to Lukla. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu :

    Today, we head back to the capital city – Kathmandu, the place from where we started our journey. From Lukla, we take a flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 18: Departure Day :

    Finally, it is time for us to bid you goodbye. Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.

Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.

  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.

  • Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek.

  • A guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.

  • All Nepali staff insurance

  • Permit and entry fees

  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)

  • All other government fees and taxes.

  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.

  • All necessary trekking gear

Service Excludes

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.

  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities

  • Airfare from your country to Nepal

  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek

  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET

  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff

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