Everest Rolwaling Trek

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Trip Facts

Country: Nepal
Region: Everest Region
Trip Length: 19 days

Activities: Trekking tour
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Max Elevation: 5,755m/Tashi Lapche pass

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House
Transportation: Bus/Flight

Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July &  August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.
Trip Snippets: Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included
Activity: City tour, Trekking !

Tour Details
Overview

Everest Rolwaling Trek route is situated between the Everest and Langtang Himalaya
ranges, below Gauri Shankar (7145m) and south border of Tibet. This region lies
between Langtang range and Everest range. Everest Rolwaling trekking is one of the
hard passes in Everest Himalaya. Some of the highlights of this trek are Rolwaling Valley,
Khumbu, Tamang Village, Wonderful views. The Rowling valley is abundant with alpine
lakes, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls and imminent view of snowy
peaks in the backdrop. This region is rich in biological diversity, glacial lakes, mountains
and isolated villages. More than that Rolwaling area is also home to many endangered
and globally threatened animals. The Rolwaling Himal, along with the Tibetan border,
forms the northern border of a wild, beautiful east-west valley that, due to its isolated
location, has been largely closed to trekkers. It is also an alternative trail to Everest base
camp trekking located in the west of Khumbu.
Rolwaling Trek is one of the stunning trekking available in Nepal. It is crowned by the
double peaks of Gaurishankar (7,145m/23,475ft) on the border and the peaks of
Melungtse I (7181m) and II (7023m) in Tibet.
Rolwaling valley trek contains several small villages, the largest at Beding, and is fed by
the Rolwaling Khola and its numerous tributaries.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport via private transportation,
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodations (B-B Basis),
  • Flight Lukla- Kathmandu,
  • Private transportation to and from Kathmandu,
  • Everest National Park Entry Permit,
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Entry Permits (GCAP),
  • Special Trekking Permit for Tashi Labsta,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Camping accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Camping soft drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boy, sarder, tent boy etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned price include section etc.

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Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our Company Representative will meet you and Transfer you to hotel,
Overnight in Kathmandu at standard Hotel with breakfast.

Day 02:Full day Kathmandu City excursion

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath
Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath
Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the
oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of
fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore
temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old
legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends
Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar,
the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m/ 3,345ft), 5-6 hrs

We drive from Kathmandu through the scenic high green hills and white mountain views to the north. On the way we will visit the Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. The last hour’s dusty drive will lead down to our campsite on the Tama Kosi River bank.

Day 04:Sigatte - Jagat (1250m/4,100ft), 5-6 hrs

Our route follows the Bhote Kosi’s deep valley which gradually becomes more gorge-
like. We crisscross the hectic river on picturesque suspension bridges and pass a few
hamlets and villages. The forest sometimes gives way to views of the Gaurishankar
(7145m). This area is still Hindu although signs of Buddhism, with prayer flags and
Chortens begin to appear.

Day 05: Jagat - Simigaon (2025m/6,643ft), 5-6 hrs

A short stage: after a 2.5 hrs walk, we leave the valley to continue east. The path slowly
gains altitude on an impressive slope, and later crosses terraces. Simigaon is a Sherpa
and Tamang village, marked by its Tibetan monastery perched above the houses on top
of the hill in front of Gaurishankar.

Day 06: Simigaon - Donga (2800m/9,185ft),5-6 hrs

We now enter the Rolwaling valley through a gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo
forest. The path steadily climbs towards Gyalche. Eventually, we descend back down to
the river and establish our campsite on the Rolwaling Khola bank: a narrow green belt
beneath Gaurishankar.

Day 07:Donga - Beding (3690m/12,105ft), 5-6hrs

We gradually climb the forested valley of tropical alpine vegetation, with excellent
mountain scenery surrounding us. Arriving at Beding, we should see Melungtse I
(7181m), Rolwaling’s highest summit. Beding is a lonely small village; well known to
Everest summiteers, this Sherpa village may offer you Chaang (barley beer) and salted
yak butter tea. An old but historical Buddhist Monastery is located in the center of the
village. We will camp will be on the banks of the river.

Day 08: Beding Rest and acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike, 5-6 hrs.

A day hike to the Malung La pass (5616m) – or as high as you can go above Beding – will
help with acclimatization. There should be great views of more than 15 snowy peaks,
glaciers and the natural forest in the Beding Valley below.

Day 09:Beding - Na: (4185m/13,750ft), 5-6 hrs

A short walk will take us to Na; the last tiny alpine hamlet that is only inhabited during
summer months. Na is situated just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake in a beautiful
valley overlooked by some very impressive peaks, including Chobutse (6685m),
Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m).

Day 10: Na: Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hrs

We can either take a rest or organize an excursion towards the Yalung La pass. Here we
climb steadily, the path taking us to a vast amphitheatre at 4900m, situated just below
the pass, and the Ramdun peak ice fall which is furrowed with streams. This is an
excellent place to view the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. In each direction we get stunning
views: to the east the Yalung Glacier, south the Ramdung Peak (5930m), west the Yalung
Ri (5630m) and to the north the breathtaking Himalayan summits along the Tibetan
border.

Day 11:Na - Nyiduk Kongma (4750m/15,582), 5-6hrs

We climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake, preventing it from splitting
the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below. We continue along the south bank.
(The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank and passing
through Chobu, no longer exists. In fact, the moraines bordering the lake have all
collapsed into it.) After a 300m climb, we must cross a disordered moraine area only
scramble down the height we walked up. The campsite is in a sandy amphitheatre,
between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers.

Day 12: Nyiduk Kongma - Drolumbau Glacier (5205m/17,075), 5 -6 hrs

The path plunges on towards the Trakarding glacier. This is a huge and impressive and
rocky area that gives way, from time to time, to large sections of bluish ice. We’ll
struggle on towards a rocky spur, just beneath the Dolumbau glacier. It is now quite a
venture to access the glacier. We need to climb up a rock face and to set a rope for the
porters, helping them to scramble up the 160m before accessing the campsite area. This
provides a fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial
wall of the Drolumbau glacier to the north: an incredible spot with views of countless
streams running off the glacier, falling rocks and collapsing ice.

Day 13:Drolumbau Glacier - Teshi Laptsa pass (5755m/18,820ft) and decent to Camp at (5460m/17,912ft), 6 -7 hrs

The only route to get a foothold onto the Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep.
Our efforts will be rewarded by a unique view towards Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m),
Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m), with a background of myriad peaks
towards and beyond the Tibetan border. We progress through moraines and gentle
slopes, from time to time crossing, glacial areas, towards the summit. The campsite is
about 300m below the summit just beyond a tricky but impressive rocky section.

Day 14: Camp - Thame (3805m/12,482), 5-6 hrs

Today offers an easy and pleasant descent. Just before arriving in the tiny Sherpa village
of Thame, we can visit its picturesque monastery perched on the hillside. Thame lies on
an important route for Tibetan traders and their yak caravans trekking across the
Nangpa La (5716m/18,752) on the Tibetan border to Namche Bazaar and beyond.

Day 15 :Thame – Khumjung (3871m/12,700ft), 3-4 hrs

Trek to Khumjung Located at the foot of sacred Mt. Kumbila. Khumjung is home of the
first Edmund Hilary school project. There is a Hospital at the next village of Khunde,
manned by Canadian doctors. This most stable and traditional Sherpa cultural
settlement is worth a visit, as is the oldest Monastery in this region.

Day 16 :Khumjung - Monjo (2840m/9,318),3-4 hrs

A long downhill day via Namche Bazaar and the last view of Mt. Everest.

Day 17 :Monjo - Lukla (2840m/9,317ft), 4 - 5 hrs

We have to arrive in Lukla in time to reconfirm our return flight to Kathmandu for early
the next morning. The day’s walk is along the Dudh Kosi River and passes through
several Sherpa villages with many local lodges which accommodate the trekkers to the
Everest region.

Day 18Lukla - Kathmandu. (1350m/8,405ft), 35min flight.

Early Morning flight to Kathmandu, transfer to your Hotel. Free afternoon and evening
join the farewell dinner hosted by Mountain Mart Trek.
Flight Lukla – Kathmandu might be delayed due to poor visibility and bad weather
forecast. You may even be delayed for a day or longer, hence spare day or two needs to
be added to your itinerary.

Day 19 :Final departure

Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Day 20 :Final departure.

Our amazing journey in the Everest region including that to the base camp of Mt.
Everest and crossing high passes comes to an end today. A company representative will
pick you up from you hotel and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before our scheduled
flight.

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