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Upper Rolwaling Trekking

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  • Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Upper Rolwaling
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private vehicle / By Air
  • Accommodation Teahouse


  • Free Cancellation policy
  • A safe and secure online booking system
  • All inquiries and dilemmas will be cleared as soon as we come in contact with you
  • Majestic view of Himalayan peaks
  • Ancient and unique Buddhist monasteries
  • Phoksundo Lake and surrounding vegetation
  • Abundant and some rare wildlife
  • Brilliantly sparkling waterfalls and walks on rugged landscapes
  • It is the melting point of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religions
  • Floral and faunal biodiversities and high passes
  • Drier but still attractive environment

Rolwaling trek offers a remarkable perspective on the Himalayas that lies along the north-eastern side of the finger land and that sticks into Tibet toward the north-east of the Kathmandu – Kodari – Lhasa parkway. It shapes the northern outskirt of a wild, delightful valley underneath a string of exactly 50 crests all over 6000m. Upper Rolwaling Trek is delegated by the twofold pinnacles of Gaurishankar (7,145m/23,475ft) on the outskirt and the pinnacles of Melungtse I (7181m) and II (7023m) in Tibet.

Upper Rolwaling trek of the surrounding valley contains a few little towns, the biggest at Bedding, and is bolstered by the Rolwaling Khola and its various tributaries. In 2010 this zone was announced as a protection zone, known as the Gaurishankar Conservation Area: covering 2,179 square Kilometers. It is home to exactly 58,000 an individual, the biggest gathering being Tamang's trailed by Sherpa's and Chhetri's.

Our 16 days Upper Rolwaling trek starts with a grand drive along the 106km fellowship thruway towards the east of Kathmandu, through lovely landscape towards the border town. After another 50km, at Khadichur, we leave tprincipalple expressway to travel eastwards to the extent the transport end at Charikot Dolakha. From here our pathway undulates, frequently steeply, between expansive edges and stream intersections to connect beautiful Chhetri, Sherpa, and Tamang towns.

There are various suspension connects crosswise over amazing crevasses that abbreviate the trips. The way goes through old rhododendron, oak, and pine woodlands sprinkled with terraced fields around the towns. From the highest point of the Daldung La (3900m), there could be great perspectives on Gaurishankar and its satellite pinnacles. Past Na, the last Kharka (summer touching town) is the sublime Tsho Rolpa, an ice lake held behind its terminal moraine. There is a genuine worry that with environmental change in the Rolwaling trekking area, temperatures expand in the local and e, and softening waters could make the moraine burst: causing ruin downstream. Work is being done to forever dam the lake.

The plain course for Upper Rolwaling Trek at that point passes the Trakarding Glacier before climbing onto the Drolambau Glacier. The most noteworthy point on the trek is the Teshi Lapche La (5755m) on the slants of Patcham. It is one of Nepal's most astounding trekking passes and ascends in a glaciated wild set among cold pinnacles including Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bisphero Go Shar (6729m), and Dragkar (6793m). The plummet to the campground is steep and some 300m beneath the pass. From here, the path plunges effectively into the Solukhumbu to join the antiquated train course from Tibet that prompts the swamps by means of Namche Bazaar. Hence, the upper Rolwaling trek closes at Lukla and a trip is held back to Kathmandu.


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  • Highest Altitude(1350m.)/(950m.)

From Kathmandu, we head northeast on the Friendship Highway which connects Kathmandu with Lhasa. A Lamosangu, we leave the Friendship Highway and take another way to Jiri.  Earlier the motorable road used to be only upto Dolakha. But nowadays because of the Tamakoshi hydropower construction works, we can drive upto Shigati. From Shigati we trek to Suri Dobhan for our overnight stay.

  • Duration5/6 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(1440m/4723 ft)

Trek along the river, and then continue on the flat land. We cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other vegetation. Cross the suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town with people of different ethnicities.

  • Duration5 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(1,990m/6527 ft)

At first, we follow the normal flat path, and then the trail ascends and descends through the jungle.  The trail follows the river bank. As the valley narrows, we cross the suspension bridge over the river. A steep climb takes us to the Sherpa village of Simigaon, spread on the terrace of the mountainside. The village is mostly inhabited by Buddhists and there are also a few Hindus.

  • Duration6 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(2,900m/9512 ft).

We pass by a few more Sherpa settlements.  On a clear morning the views of Gaurishankar above the Rolwaling Valley is fascinating. From the ridge top at Simigaun , we continue towards the Rolwaling Valley. The trail climbs a rocky, wooded ridge with beautiful pine forests. Descent again to the river of Rolwaling Khola.

  • Duration4 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(3,690m/12,103 ft)

Our trail ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. Continue alongteh left bank of the Rolwaling Khola. Continuing along the deep river valley, we arrive at a tributary river from Gaurishankar. Enjoy the unfolding views of the Gaurishankar. The trail rises further until we come across an easy and relatively flat terrain. Finally, we arrive at the Sherpa village of Beding located by the river.

  • Duration5 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(4,180m/13710 ft)

An easy walk along the norther bank of the Rolwaling River begins our today's trek.  We pass across the summer village of Beding, several yaks grazing and people busy in their fields of buckwheat and barley.  The crestline formed by the 6000ers such as Chekigo, Bamango, and Konyklemo rise on the immediate left of the village. We arrive at a monastery believed to be a meditative place of the Buddhist Guru Padma Sambhava.  Walking along the valley floor, we finally reach the summer village of Na surrounded by potato fields.

  • Duration7 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(4,588m/15048 ft)

At first trek through the leveled plane and gradually ascend to witness the Himalayan Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to the unfolding vista. We trek along the right bank of the river and then cross the river to climb up the rocky lateral moraine of the Glacier.  We then walk to Tso Rolpa for the night.

  • Duration4 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(4800m/15744 ft)

Early morning trek to head toward Trakarding glacier. Walk past the glaciers throughout the day and explore the beauty of the surrounding. The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs.

  • Duration5 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(5,010m/16432 ft)

The walk follows high slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but further up we have to trek along the centre on the hard rocky glacier. Steady walk leads us to the lowest point of the icefall and then climbing to the easiest point to gain the Drolambau glacier. Here we will be surrounded by superb high mountain scenery.  Continuing further downhill, we camp at Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp at the foot of Tashi Lapcha, surrounded by absolutely grandiose mountains over 6000m with 360 degree panorama.

  • Duration5 hrs
  • Highest Altitude(5,755m/18876 ft)

Continue trekking to Trashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). From the pass, the view of senior Khumbu peaks is magnificent. Some hundred meter downhill trek under overhanging rock, we camp at a superb location, with magnifiscent sunset views.

  • Highest Altitude(6272 m/20572 ft)/(4370 m)

We climb again to the neck of Trashi Lapcha and from there we start the ascent of Pachermo. The snow slopes lead us to the final ridge, sometimes requiring fixed ropes. From the Pachermo summit, enjoy the fantastic views of the Khumbu peaks including Everest, Makalu among others.  Descend to Col then to Thengpo. The Pachermo ascent takes about 5 to 6 hrs and then another 3 to 4 hrs descends takes us to Thengpo.

    There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather especially on our planned day for the Parchemo summit, so this day is used as a contingency.  If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak.  Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough; then the day can be used in that condition too.

    • Duration5 hrs
    • Highest Altitude(3,820m/12530 ft)

    Today you will be experiencing a bit easy walking; the walk from here will be enjoyable most of the way to Thame.  A gradual descend brings us to Thame Village, the first hint of civilization since Beding. There is a very old and interesting Monastery at the upper end of the village. Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.

    • Duration5 hrs
    • Highest Altitude(3,440m)

    At Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-la into Tibet branches north, following the Bhote Koshi, which incidentally is the 2-3 river so named on this trek. The trail descends gently at first and then steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.

    • Highest Altitude(2,840m)

    The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on their faces.

      We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu take the time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration dinner together for successfully completing your adventure.

      Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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      What's Included

      Domestic & International Airport Pickup – Drop-off Services

      • International arrival pickup
      • Domestic airport drop off from hotel (Starting of trek) 
      • Domestic airport Pick up transfer to hotel (After the trek) 
      • International drop-off on your final departure day

      Domestic Flight

      • Kathmandu from Lukla


      • Kathmandu to Shigati by local bus/jeep


      • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Twin sharing basis)
      • 14 nights at local guest houses/lodges 
      • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

      Trekking Permit

      • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
      • Trekkers Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)
      • Restricted Area Permits
      • Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project Permits

      Food During the trek

      • 15 Breakfast: Local and continental choices from tea house Menu
      • 16 Lunch: Simple and light lunch in lunch camp tea houses 
      • 15 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your choice domestic and continental foods from the local tea house Menu
      • 1 Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the best restaurant with the NTA Team 

      Includes Guide/Porter Services & Their Liabilities

      • English-speaking government trekking guide
      • With a minimum of 10 years experience
      • All meals for Guide/Porter
      • Insurances for Guide & Porter (Emergency evacuation and accidental medical expenses)
      • Salary as per the company standard rate (which is recommended by the concerned association of the tourism industry)
      • A first-aid kit box carried by our team

      What's Excluded

      • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
      • Nepal entry visa fees
      • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
      • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
      • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
      • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

      Availability & Private Trip

      For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

      Select a Trip DateSmall Group Departure
      Start DateStart: MondayJun 17, 2024End DateEnd: TuesdayJul 02, 2024PricePriceUS $4000StatusStatusGuaranteed

      Meal During Upper Rolwaling Trekking

      Eating is a major piece of Holiday. Going with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the immense range of great sustenance Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian, and a few neighborhood cooking styles. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are incorporated into the bundle. Your guide will propose flavorful, sterile and each spot extraordinary nourishment during your trek. Mountain café proprietor incline toward not to arrange numerous dishes and waste nourishment as they might want to provide food more trekkers with restricted sustenance before keep running off stuck. Its possibly more than seven days diligent work to doormen and processions to carry sustenance to these spots. During this trek you will ordinarily eat and supper at a similar Lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trailside cafés on the way.

      Accommodation During Upper Rolwaling Trekking

      A Tea House is the mix of visitor house, café, and social hang out. Private rooms are accessible in most Tea Houses, with the exception of high heights ones where it will be simply residences. The hotels are genuinely fundamental. The rooms are extra with twin beds and next to no extra furnishings. Covers are by and large given. There is an enormous lounge area cum-relax, warmed by the Bukhara stove (an iron chamber, fitted with a fireplace channel, in which a log fire is lit. There is ordinarily no electric lighting in the rooms except if the town has hydroelectric power. The lounge area generally has sunlight based lighting.

      Most teahouses presently likewise have power for charging little machines - cell phones and cameras - and there might be a little charge for this.

      Group Size

      We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such a trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.

      Safety concern During Upper Rolwaling Trekking

      Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.

      Equipment or Clothing Required for Trip

      Personal Equipment

      • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
      • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
      • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
      • 30 - 40-liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
      • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
      • Water bottles with a wide mouth
      • A pair of adjustable trekking poles
      • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
      • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
      • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, toothpaste & toothbrush, etc.


      • Running shoes or sandals-to use in camp/ teahouse lodge
      • Hiking boots- good quality
      • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
      • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
      • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
      • Knee or ankles support pad
      • Clothing Items for the Trip

      • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
      • Medium weight down jacket with hood
      • Light trekking trouser
      • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
      • Polar Tec fleece jacket
      • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
      • Polar Tec fleece pant
      • Personal undergarments
      • Quick dry type towel
      • Casual wears before after the trek


      • Polypropylene liner gloves
      • Fleece gloves
      • Good quality mittens or gloves


      • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
      • Sun hat or cap with a bandana for shading the neck
      • Bandana or scarf
      • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
      • High-quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
      • Dust mask

      Other Travel Accessories

      • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
      • Insect repellant
      • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
      • Favorite snack items
      • Reading & writing materials, iPod and cards
      • Camera, memory card and extra battery
      • Passport photocopy & photos
      • Insurance certificate copy
      • Earplugs (optional)
      • Baby wipes (optional)
      • Anti-bacterial hand gel (optional)

      Personal First Aid Kit Pack

      • Any personal medications
      • Malaria prophylactic tablets
      • Antibiotics capsules
      • Imodium and anti amoebous, bacterial tablets
      • Blister treatment plants
      • Dehydration solution
      • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
      • Anti-cold tablets
      • Diclofenac gel
      • Bandages
      • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
      • Diamox for AMS
      • Sanitary pad (for women)
      • Ear & eye drop

      Frequently Asked Questions

      • Q1. How Difficult Is Upper Rolwaling Trek?

        The Rolwaling Trek is one of the toughest in Nepal and should only be attempted by experienced hikers. There are optional climbing sections and much of the trek is at high altitude. A high level of fitness is required.

      • Most people commence this trek immediately before or after the monsoon – March to June or September to November. The latter features the best weather and consequently see more people.

      • Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by everyone, even the Sherpa's, but most people find that gentle acclimatization allows them to reach their high point without any problems.

      • Our trekking guides are carefully selected from their experience, abilities, knowledge and good personalities. They speak English fluently and are well trained and skilled in trekking methods and safety. They are specialized in the physical setting of Nepal. They give first priority to health, security, and hygiene before doing anything else. They believe in quality rather than quantity. Your guide will be a friend and a companion, who takes pleasure in showing you his country's specialties and making sure that all our trekkers have an enjoyable trek.

      What Our Clients Say
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        Lucy StevensGermany,May 17, 2014

        A very professional team

        Before I left for Nepal, someone told me that I would go back again and again. I now know why, thanks to the crew of Nepal Trek Adventure, who are very knowledgeable, experienced and fun to be with throughout our entire trip in Nepal. All our logistic arrangement from transport to accommodation were very well-arranged. We are impressed by the knowledge and experience of our guide and his team who is always eager to share useful climbing tips, anecdotes of local culture and history of the villages and monastries that are along the way. I would certainly use them again in my next trip. They are highly recommended


      Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

      Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

      • Expert Guides
        Expert Guides

        Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

      • Top-notch Customer Service
        Top-notch Customer Service

        Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

      • Flexibility

        We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

      • Unmatched Value
        Unmatched Value

        We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.


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