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.
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.
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.
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.
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Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a government certified fully and licensed best adventure trekking agency based in Kathmandu Nepal and documented by the tourism authority of the government of Nepal to run tours, travel, trekking, mountaineering expeditions, and other travel related activities. Wilderness Excursion is proud member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association etc. Committed and dedicated. Wilderness Excursion is run by committed and dedicated professionals with decades long experience in trekking and climbing having passion to our work. Our guide and field support staff are highly experienced, helpful and friendly to take care of all your trekking holidays needs in the Himalaya that enhance for your memorable trip. We are specialized for effectively planned trekking tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and Pakistan and beside this we arrange Cultural Tours, Village Excursion, Short Adventure Activities like; Bungee Jump, Paragliding, Ultra…Read Review