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Rolwaling Trek

Trip Introduction

The Rolwaling trek is one of the strenuous wilderness  trek of Nepal. This  trek starts from Dolakha, near Charikot, an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu. And it  provides an experience the remoteness of this region, romantic mountain views, diverse flora and fauna and rich local cultures. This trek requires a good walking experience and a good physical form. There is technical route in Tashi Lepcha Pass. One should have a peaks climbing permit for this route.

There is a Great nunnery Gompa called Bigu Gompa. There are more than 300 nuns. Two festivals are celebrated in a year in this place like manirimdu in Tenngboche Gompa in Kumbu region. In Sherpa Language Biku means "Seed". There is Sherpa village. View of Gaurishankar (7,145m), Melungtse (7,181m) and other mountains, a good landscapes; the village of Beding (3,690m) and monastery, the village of Na (4,183m), Tso Rolpa lake are the main attractions.

The Sherpas named this deep valley ‘Rolwaling’ which means “the grave” due to its location deep down between the steep ice-giants of the Khumbu region. We have wonderful views of Mt.Gaurishanker, Rolwaling Himal, Chobabhamre, Dorje Lakpa, Yalung Ri and Pachharmo peak.

Facts of Trip

Nepal Total Days: 17 Days

Trekking Destination: Cho Rolpa Lake and Tashi Lapacha pass

Starting : Dolkha Charikot

Ending : Lukla

Grade :  moderate to Strenuous

Mode of trek : Camping

Maximum Altitude : 5700m.

Group size : 2+

Mode of Trip: Flight and Ground Transportation

Region: Rolwaling and Khumbu Region


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival  in Kathmandu

Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmanduby night as we go for dinner before an early night!


Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country.The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!


Day 03: By Private Vehicle: Kathmandu to Shingati (1200m) Via Dolakha(1350m

Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shingati Via Dolakha (1660m.) which takes about 8  and half hours. The trails pass through gravel road crossing the different villages of mixed community. You have to cross the several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other natural vegetation:


Day 4: Shigati to Jagat (1440 M)

Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) and it takes about seven hours. You trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You pass through rice terraced. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed community. Several times, you cross the 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.

Day 5: Jagat to Simi Gaun (2020 M)

Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) which takes about seven and half hours. The first part of your trails follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus.


Day 6: Simi Gaun to Daldung La (3976 M)

We trek through some Sherpa villages like Kharka and other. We steeply climb uphill trek which is generous with varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. While descending we will be entertained by the natural scenic beauty of our surroundings. If it happens to be the season, we will witness the Yak Naka which is a temporary Yak shed constructed especially for the preparation of cheese and butter. Finally after walk about 8 hour we arrive at Daldung La. Stay overnight at camp.


Day 7: Daldung La to Beding (3690 M)

The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. We trek over suspension bridges lapping over deep gorges and we finally reach at Beding which is a big Sherpa village. Stay overnight at camp.


Day 8: Beding to Na (4180 M)

Today will be an easy trek day. After breakfast we follow the northern bank of the Rolwaling River and pass across the yak grazing fields, fields of buckwheat and Barley. On the way we see some peaks like Chekigo, Bamango, and Konyklemo rise on left of the village. Passing by monastery we walk along the valley floor and finally reach the summer village of Na where we will see great potato fields. Camp here tonight.


Day 9: Today is Acclimatize day at Na-gaou  and exploring the nature rest  and relaxing.


Day 10: Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4588 M)

We ascend up to witness Himalayan Lake formed by glacier. We walk along the river side then climb rocky later moraine of Glacier and reach at beautiful Tso Rolpa Lake.  Along the way we see some spectacular Himalayan views on Tibetan side. Camp at side of lake and enjoy the beautiful sky and lake during night. Stay overnight at camp.


Day 11: Tso Rolpa Lake to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp

Today our journey is a bit long so we start early breakfast and depart from there.  The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs, follow the high slopes of glacier, enjoy waterfalls and climb to observe Drolabau Glacier surrounded by beautiful  Himalayan range. Then we descend down and camp at Tashi Lapcha Base camp for tonight.


Day 12: Base camp to Pachermo to Tengpo (4370 M)

We continue our trek through Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755 M) and see some spectacular peaks of Khumbu region and then trek downhill to Pachermo where we will have lunch. After enjoying the great view of this peak including the spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Makalu and other surrounding peaks we descend to Thengpo via Col. Stay overnight at Thengpo.


 Day 13: Thengpo to Thame (3820 M)

Today will be an easy trek day as we trail to Thame Village, enjoying the surroundings on our way. We visit the monastery of this area and stunning vistas of great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru can be observed and captured too. Overnight stay at Camp.


Day 14 Trekking time 5-6 hours.

The two villages of Thame and Thamo which we walk through today are very traditional Sherpa villages and we will get a great glimpse of how they live in the region. We will cross the Bhote Khosi river on the suspension bridge, and we will then have a good opportunity to see Musk Deer as the vegetation changes.We will get back to Namche where we will spend the night.15 Rest day at Namche  Bazar which is known as capital of Sherpa’s and exploring the culture, architecture, market and shopping for your memory.


Day 15 Trekking time 6-7 hours

An early start to walk  and The trail descend  steeply  for  about one and a half hours. After that the path has small ups and down  to phakding via Monjo.  A relatively easy and short walk for your last steap trekking and we will be in Lukla hopefully  4 pm ensuring plenty of time for a wander through the village there is even a Starbucks!


Day 16 Lukla to Kathmandu

An early start to the airport and weather permitting a flight back to Kathmandu. We will arrive back to hotel mid morning and a welcome shower and clean clothes will be waiting for you. The rest of the day will be at your leisure with lunch, shopping in the Thamel and adjusting to civilization!


Day 17 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

An early start to the airport and weather permitting a flight back to Kathmandu. We will arrive back to hotel mid morning and a welcome shower and clean clothes will be waiting for you. The rest of the day will be at your leisure with lunch, shopping in the Thamel and adjusting to civilisation!


Day 18 Depart to home.



Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

We understand that after a hard day trekking the need for some comfort is very important. At Top of the World Treks we only use the best possible accommodation and also food.  We allow our customers to chose from the menu and eat what they would like and this is included in the cost of the trip. We choose places with the best hygiene possible. If your trip includes camping we will take a train chef and kitchen staff to ensure the food is also to the highest standard although choices from a menu will not be available.  


This price includes the following:

Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek.

All necessary  trekking paper, trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit  & Gaurisankhar conservation permit

Rolwaling  Restricted  area permit.

Kathmandu  - Dolkha – Shingati  and Back to Shingati – Dolkha – Kathmandu Praivate Vehicle.

Sightseeing with Tour guide and entrance fee.

Trekking Leader, and Guides

One   Assistance Guide who support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night / as per group size.

One  Cook and One  kitchen supporter/s as per group size.

Required kitchen utensils

Cooking fuel and lighting service

Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary  tent and equipment

All the staff insurance, well paid salary, equipment, transportation.

All the transporting.

Government taxes and service charge.

Medical supplies (first aid kit)

Cost Not Includes

Nepal visa.

International airfare.

Travel and rescue Insurance

Food in Kathmandu.

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

Tips for guide porter.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.


    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 



    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.


    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)



    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)



    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.


    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.


    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.


    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.



    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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