• Duration 20 Days / 19 Nights
  • Price from $2565 / person
  • Difficulty Level Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5725 Meter

Rolwaling trek through the daring Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) is one of the challenging high altitude mountain trails that take you into insight of Rolwaling Valley and Khumbu area – the world famous Everest Region trek. Rolwaling Valley is located between Langtang and the Everest Himalayan range just below the Mount Gauri Shankar and located on the south of Tibetan border offers a rewarding trek with magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Mt. Gauri Shanker, unique culture and tradition of region’s indigenous people. This trek is a completely organized camping trek leading you on a fascinating route in which you will come across pristine glaciers, adventurous high passes and snow fed lakes. You will also have an opportunity of intimacy and encounter with very welcoming and friendly Tamang and Sherpa communities living in this Rolwaling Valley area.

Rolwaling Himal is encircled on the south by the Rolwaling Valley which include several small villages, and Beding the biggest settlement in the area. Entrance to the valley and the mountains of the range is made on foot throughout an established trail system starting at Charikot (80 km east of Kathmandu). Our camping trek from Charikot to Beding will normally take seven to ten days. The first western exploration of the area was made by Eric Shipton in 1951 during the reconnaissance of Mount Everest. Our best but demanding camping journey will be through the Rolwaling Himal to cross the Teshi Lapcha Pass (5755 meter) and into the Solu Khumbu the world famous trekking area in Nepal. The trek result will be very satisfying in terms of cultural exposure and visual drama. The favorite approach is to walk in from the bus station at Dolakha about 7 hours from Kathmandu.

The trail is very clear and used by porters and shepherds going up to the summer grazing pastures at Beding. There was a customs check at Jagat where the climbing permit is examined. The last habitation is at Na at the height of 4180 meter from sea level. From here on in, it can snow at any time so patience is required which also will help with the essential acclimatization. The Tsho Rolpa is a splendid ice lake held back by terminal moraine. The unclear path goes along the Trakarding Glacier, and then climbs steeply up onto the Drolambau Glacier. The scenery is tremendous every inch of the way! On the east side of the glacier is a range of mountains well over 6000m. The Teshi Lapcha Pass goes through these mountains by the foot slopes of Pachermo. The descent on the other side is steep and very rough through boulder fields. Sometimes the trail is hard to find until you reach Thyangbo Kharka, a very lonely dwelling on the route to Thame, and onward to Namche Bazaar. From Kathmandu, over the Teshi Lapcha Pass and down to Lukla airstrip took 18 days, before the interminable wait for a flight back to Kathmandu. It is possible to do anti-close wise route but the climb up to the pass from the Solu Khumbu is very steep and long. The important acclimatization days in this wild terrain would be uncomfortable and frustrating and higher up, there is danger from falling rocks loosed off by the sun as it works its way around.


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This is our standard itinerary. It can be customized or slightly changed if required considering your pace and trekking habit that cause to change of day to day plan

We will start our journey today with a drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha (1660m.) via Lamosangu (750m.) Charikot (1980m.) and Shigati (950m.) by bus. We will camp for the night.

You trek through normal flat land along the side of the river while passing through rice terraces. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by a mixed community. Several times, you cross jungles covered by orchid, few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Now you cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided by people of mixed culture. We will camp for the night.

Takes about seven and half hours. The first part of your trail follows a normal flat path until it passes through the jungle. At several places you cross over suspension bridges. There are numerous villages on your way where can find small teashops and local shops in some of the locations. You steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus. We will camp for the night.

On the route you come across Sherpa villages. The uphill trek covers regions with varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek you will come across paths through which you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. We will camp for the night.

The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You will trek over suspension bridges over the deep gorges in a few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding which is a big Sherpa village. We will camp for the night.

You can hike in and around the area for acclimatization while having panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker and other Tibetan mountains on the Tibetan border. We will camp for the night.

Takes about four hours. This day you can explore the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or visit the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. Here you can have a panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. We will also come across a Sherpa village having its own specialties. You camp for the night.

You will be able to witness various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet. We can hike to Ramdung for acclimatization. You camp for the night.

You will be trekking through the flat and then gradually ascending path. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to your trek. We willl camp for the night.

Early morning you will walk through the glaciers and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial. You camp for the night at Trakarding Glacier. We will camp for the night.

The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp in the Tashi Lapcha Pedi camp today. We will camp for the night.

You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape. You trek through a snow covered route. We will camp for the night.

Today you will walk across the glacier. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo. We will camp for the night. 

Early morning you will trek down to Thame. This trail gradually descends while trekking an easier trail where will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment. We will camp for the night.

The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.). Now you can catch a glimpse of the majestic peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m).The way from Sanasa to Namche is uneven, with views of forests, scenery and mountains. We will camp for the night 

Takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. We will camp for the night.

After breakfast in Lukla hotel, you take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes. 

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you`ll be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. Wilderness Excursion will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Customized Trip

What's Included

  • Airport picks and drop off by private car or van depending on group size.
  • Kathmandu Valley guided tour in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites.
  • Authentic Nepalese and Newari farewell dinner with live culture stage show.
  • 3 Nights deluxe room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu on double occupancy basis.
  • 1 Government registered, experienced, English speaking local friendly guide.
  • 2 Assistant guide to support group and help the porters as per group size.
  • 1 Cook and kitchen helpers to prepare the members meal.
  • Necessary Sherpa porters to carry camping gear, meal, kitchen utensils, fuel and your main trekking pack.
  • Lukla – Kathmandu by domestic flight worth of USD 161.00 per person.
  • Rolwaling Trek permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, GCAP Permit.
  • All surface transportation from the starting point and to the ending point of the trek.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits etc.
  • Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, cooking utensils, fuel and camping charges etc.
  • Salary, insurance, gear, food and tented accommodation of your trekking crew.
  • Group first Aid kit and water purifier.
  • Government tax, vat and office service charges etc.

What's Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except breakfast and farewell dinner
  • All bar bills and beverages like coke, fanta, sprite, mineral water.
  • Personal nature expenses, toiletries, hot shower, laundry, internet and phone calls.
  • Personal travel insurance and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Expenses of extra adventure, if the trip is extended.
  • Advance deposit transfer service charge.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porters.


Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.

Useful Information

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in Hotel Radisson for 3 nights; 2 nights inbound and 1 night outbound. Wilderness Excursion have been providing five star accommodation as our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Wilderness Excursion. And even normal hotel or guest house as per the guest demands and requirement. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the premium destinations in the world, Everest region collects lots of tourist from all over the world. So, there will always be better Lodge facilities in Everest section, we will be providing tented accommodation in twin/double sharing basis during first section Rolwaling Trek.

How will be the meal
We get wide ranges of verities of food particularly in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

Our Team
As Rolwaling trek is in home of Himalaya, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Wilderness Excursion have been providing local leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs are trained emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

Team and Support staffs
We are very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.

Hazards and Safety
Safety comes first while trekking with Wilderness Excursion! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

When to trek?
Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Difficulty, Experience & Fitness
Trekking in Nepal for Rolwaling Trek requires past trekking experience in high altitude, as we have challenging route in this trek compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests walking comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.

Rest days and acclimatization
Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have lifesaving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

Eco Friendly
We only leave foot prints! Wilderness Excursion is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.

Itinerary and Customize Rolwaling Trek
Our original version itinerary is 21 days in total. We can customize program of Rolwaling Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & shortened depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting changes in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection. Flights in the Everest region are very dedicated even in the best season due to bad weather so we request our travelers to carry luggage for extra days in Katmandu or in Lukla.

Rolwaling Trek Permit
Even though you may not intend to climb the mountain, a climbing Permit will be mandatory for Pachermo (beside the Teshi Lapcha Pass) to allow access to the upper part of the valley beyond the Tsho Rolpa and over Tashi Lapcha La entering to Everest region. Pachermo Peak Climbing permit costs U$ 250 in spring and U$ 125 in autumn per person. We will also require a trekking permit for the Everest National Park for the return part of the journey. If you are just doing Rolwaling valley trip it just requires GCAP (Gaurisankar Conservation Area Project) permit (NPR 2000) and TIMS Card (U$ 20). You must trek with a certified trekking guide and organized with a government authorized trekking agency as per state law. If mountain passes is not your thing a much less ambitious but still very rewarding valley trek would be up to the Tsho Rolpa. Climbing permit not required.

Your Financial Protection

We realize that financial protection is a consideration when choosing a company who to book a holiday property through.

  • Wilderness Excursion holds a License with the Authority to operate adventure activities under the supervision by Nepal Government.
  • We are a fully bonded Adventure operator authorized by the Nepal Government.
  • Tourism and Civil Aviation Department.
  • Nepal Tourism Board, Industry Department.
  • Company Registration Office.
  • Nepal National Bank and the Taxation Office.

We are also affiliated with several prestigious regulating bodies such as NATTA, NMA, TAAN, and KEEP with whom we have a bond. We know that the last thing you want to worry about when you’re planning your trip of a lifetime is whether your money is in safe hands. As a leading Adventure provider it’s our job to make sure your finances are secure, so when you book with us you can be confident that we do just that. To ensure that you have complete peace of mind Wilderness Excursion is an authorized adventure travel agency. Please kindly check our legal documents if any doubt.

Our paramount concern is your safety" while traveling with Wilderness Excursion. Please note that your leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is supposed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Also Rolwaling Trek can be custom-made as per your needs that suit your time account, places of interests to include in the itinerary. The trip price we have offered here is on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost is USD 450.00. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get special discount. Please kindly send us your details for tailor made program.