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Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling Valley Trek

Wilderness Trekking
Rolwaling Trekking
Rolwaling Trekking

Trip Facts

Duration : 14 Days Max-Altitude : 5780m Program Type : Camping Best Season : Sep to nov, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 5/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

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 expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land


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$ 2200 $ 2000
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Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $2200
2 Paxes $2000
2-4 Paxes $1950
4-6 Paxes $1920
6-10 Paxes $1900
10-15 Paxes $1880
15+Paxes $1880

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Gaurishankar Rolwaling Valley Trek 14 days package itinerary

The Rolwaling Valley Trek in Nepal presents trekkers with a challenging and adventurous journey, showcasing breathtaking mountain scenery, remote villages, and high-altitude passes. The trek itinerary begins in the town of Jagat, approximately an 8 to 9-hour drive from Kathmandu. Trekkers traverse diverse landscapes, including lush forests, rhododendron forests, and rugged terrain, while passing through quaint villages. The trek also includes formidable high-altitude passes like the Tashi Lapcha Pass, towering impressively at 5,755 meters, which offers trekkers awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

The Rolwaling Valley itself is renowned for its stunning mountain vistas, with majestic peaks such as Gauri Shankar (7,145 meters) and Melungtse (7,181 meters) dominating the skyline. The valley is also home to several glaciers and pristine alpine lakes, including the mesmerizing Tsho Rolpa, which happens to be one of Nepal’s largest glacial lakes.

The Rolwaling Valley Trek presents a challenging trekking experience due to its high altitude and rugged terrain. Completing this trek demands a solid level of physical fitness and endurance. Prior trekking experience is recommended, along with allowing ample time for acclimatization before undertaking this adventure.

Undoubtedly, the Rolwaling Valley Trek provides a rewarding and invigorating experience, offering magnificent mountain views and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the remote and rugged landscapes of eastern Nepal.

Moreover, the Rolwaling Valley trekking itinerary connects two renowned trekking destinations: the Everest region and the Gaurishankar Valley. This adds a tremendous sense of excitement and uniqueness compared to other trekking regions. The journey takes you through remote areas, showcasing the Tama Koshi and Sunkoshi rivers, as well as offering breathtaking valley views of Simi Gaun, Bedding, and Na villages at 3,690 meters. The trail encompasses the captivating East-West bottom Valley of Gauri Shankar Himal, the enchanting Tsho Rolpa Lake, and the largest trading glacier. As you venture through this off-the-beaten-path trek, you will encounter hidden valleys, challenging high mountain passes, and mesmerizing snow-capped peaks like Gauri Shankar, Pachermo, and Ramdung Peak.

Notably, Tsho Rolpa Lake holds significant importance within the Rolwaling Valley. As a glacial lake, it poses potential dangers and has been subject to extensive research and monitoring by the Government of Nepal. Climate change has caused significant glacier recession and the expansion of glacial lakes in the Himalayas, making it a potential threat to the Rolwaling Valley. Several smaller glacial lakes are already in a state of collapse, emphasizing the need for caution.

The Rolwaling Valley Trek is rated as moderately difficult along the Great Himalayan Trail, involving high mountain technical passes and crossing the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass at an elevation of 5,750 meters. In certain areas at high altitudes, ropes may be required to navigate narrow rocky trails, snow crevasses, avalanches, and rockfall sections.

It is essential to note that the trek involves multiple days of hiking in a remote and rugged environment, with limited facilities available along the way. Camping is also part of the experience, which can present challenges due to the cold weather and high altitude. Altitudes on the trek range from around 1,200 meters to over 5,700 meters, necessitating proper acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness.

To undertake the Rolwaling Valley Trek successfully, prior trekking experience, a good level of physical fitness, and the ability to hike for several hours a day are highly recommended. Adequate acclimatization at higher elevations before attempting the high passes is also crucial.

In conclusion, the Rolwaling Valley Trek package offers an exhilarating and fulfilling adventure, revealing breathtaking mountain vistas and providing an immersive experience in the remote and rugged landscapes of eastern Nepal. This challenging trek demands thorough planning, preparation, and a high level of fitness and endurance to fully enjoy and complete.

If you are interested in undertaking the Rolwaling Valley Trek with the assistance of an expert guide, Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Ltd. is a local Kathmandu-based company that specializes in organizing treks and expeditions at a competitive cost in Nepal. our experienced and knowledgeable guides are familiar with the Rolwaling Valley Trek routes and the surrounding area, providing valuable insight into the local culture, customs, and geography, and ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey. By hiring an expert guide, you can enhance your trekking experience, access valuable advice on acclimatization, and equipment, and engage with local communities to learn more about the region’s culture and history.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Ltd. is committed to providing a well-equipped camping experience, including tents, dining facilities, and hygienic camping food. Their staff, including guides, porters, and cooks, are insured and receive fair wages, ensuring the same cost during the trek.

The best time to begin the Rolwaling Trek is during the autumn season, which spans from mid-September to mid-December. This period offers excellent weather conditions with comfortable temperatures and clear mountain views. Spring, from March to May, is also a popular time for trekking in the Rolwaling Valley, characterized by pleasant temperatures, vibrant flora, and the opportunity to witness blooming rhododendrons.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. Ltd. offers the Rolwaling circuit trek package at the best price all year round, using our expertise and extensive local knowledge to guarantee a reliable, memorable, and well-organized trekking experience.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (8 hours, 1,150 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 02: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (5 hours, 1,990 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 03: Trek from Simigaon to Gyalche (5 hours, 2,890 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 04: Trek from Gyalche to Bedding (5-6 hours, 3,690 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 05: Trek from Bedding to Na (5 hours, 4,180 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization.
  • Day 07: Trek from Na to Chyukyoma (5-6 hours, 4,870 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 08: Trek from Chyukyoma to Trakarding Glacier (5-6 hours, 4,850 meters). Stay overnight in tents.
  • Day 09: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashilapcha Phedi (4-5 hours, 5,010 meters). Stay overnight in tents.
  • Day 10: Trek from Tashilapcha Phedi to Pachermo High Camp (Tashi Puk) via Tashi Lapcha Pass (5 hours, 5,755 meters). Stay overnight in tents.
  • Day 11: Trek from Pachermo High Camp to Thame (5 hours, 3,820 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 12: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar (3 hours, 3,440 meters). Stay overnight at a teahouse.
  • Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (4 ½ hours). Stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 14: Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 minutes).

Cost Included

  • Transportation from Kathmandu by road as per itinerary,
  •  3-time meals per day during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) including coffee and tea at the teahouse and for the camping cook by professional camping cook during the camping time.
  •  Accommodation half tea house and half camping tents
  •  Dining tent, toilette tent, and kitchen tent, dining table, and chair,
  • Highly experienced Government training licensed holder guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Cook and climbing Sherpa who settle the rope before the pass and after the pass
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide/cook, Sherpa porter insurance and salary, general equipment.
  •  Trekking permits national park fees and pass permits
  • Air tickets from Lukla to Kathmandu,
  • Climbing equipment Rope, snow Bar, Ice Hammer, and rock piton require for the pass,

Cost Excluded

  • hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, etc.
  • Personal insurance which covers Rescue operation charges.
  • Tip for guide and porters.
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


- Tom
From Germany
Nepal Trekking with Nepal Wilderness a wonderful experience well organized, reliable and conscientious. Himal and his team guarantee fascinating days in a charming mountain world...

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