This fantastic Rolwaling Valley trek, is located in the Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA) is a moderately difficult teahouse trek nestled between Langtang National Park and Khumbu (Mt.Everest) in Nepal. It forms part of The Great Himalaya Trail. The Rolwaling Valley trek is a comparatively less visited and quiet trekking route that runs parallel to Tibet. The Sherpa village of Beding (3 days walk from Gonghar Khola) is the largest settlement in the Rolwaling Valley. It is possible to combine this trek with Everest crossing Tashi Lapcha La (5755m), nevertheless, it requires basic climbing experience and good guides to complete this and another Pachermo Peak Climbing permit. Tsho Rolpa (4580m) is one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal. This is the point of turnaround if returning to Gonghar Khola.
How to get there
There are direct local buses leave from Kathmandu to Singati. Local bus departure time is only morning at 6am and 8am. Alternatively, we can take a local bus to Charikot and then catch another one to Singati . You will need to sleep in Singati and catch a bus to Gongkar Khola the following morning. Wilderness Excursion can arrange 4WD private jeeps on client’s request. The package cost we have offered includes local bus only. The beginning of the trek is Gonghar Khola, 17km north of Singati. We will have to make sure if the bus goes all the way here. The journey takes approximately 8 - 10 hours on dirt road.
Gauri Shankar Conservation GCAP Permit NPR 3000.00 per person
TIMS Card USD 10 per person though there is no check post, TIMS is recommended for you and your guide safety and security.
Most of the basic lodges and home stays offer Dal Bhat, fried rice, noodles. No fixed menus like standard Annapurna and Everest etc, which makes package cost cheaper compared to other well established major trekking routes. You won't come across many shops once you leave the road so bring adequate supplies with you. Limited lodges, teahouses and home stay are available in the area.
Acclimatization day in Beding and explore.
Beding - Tsho Rolpa - Beding. (10-11 hours) is a long (22km) and tough day. It is possible to stay at Na on the way back which makes shorter by 4km however this might not be possible in winter as the lodges will be closed. We will have to check in Beding before heading to Tsho Rolpa.