Gaurisanker Himal(Rolwalnig Region

Gaurisanker Himal(Rolwalnig Region

 Rolwaling valley trek contains several small villages, the largest at Beding, and is fed by the Rolwaling Khola and its numerous tributaries. In 2010 this area was declared a conservation area, known as the Gaurishankar Conservation Area: covering 2179 square Kilometers. It is home to some 58 000 people, the largest group being Tamangs followed by Sherpas and Chhetris.

Rolwaling trek begins with a scenic drive along the 106km friendship highway towards east of Kathmandu,through beautiful scenery towards the border town. After another 50km, at Khadichur, we leave the main highway to travel eastwards as far as the bus terminus at Charikot Dolakha.

From here our footpath undulates, often steeply, between broad ridges and river crossings to link picturesque Chhetri, Sherpa and Tamang villages. There are numerous suspension bridges across impressive gorges that shorten the climbs. The path passes through ancient rhododendron, oak and pine forests interspersed with terraced fields around the villages. From the top of the Daldung La (3900m) there could be magnificent views of Gaurishankar and its satellite peaks.

Beyond Na, the last kharka (summer grazing village) is the magnificent Tsho Rolpa, an ice lake held behind its terminal moraine. There is serious concern that with climate change increasing temperatures in the region, melting waters could cause the moraine to burst: causing havoc downstream.Work is being done to permanently dam the lake.

The unmarked route then passes the Trakarding Glacier before climbing onto the Drolambau Glacier. The highest point on the trek is the Teshi Lapche La (5755m) on the slopes of Patchamo. It is one of Nepal’s highest trekking passes and rises in a glaciated wilderness set amongst snowy peaks including Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bisphero Go Shar (6729m) and Dragkar (6793m). The descent to the campsite is steep and some 300m below the pass. From here, it descends easily into the Solu Khumbu to join the ancient caravan route from Tibet that leads to the lowlands via Namche Bazaar. The trek ends at Lukla and a flight back to Kathmandu.

10 facts about Rolwalign Trek

Are you interested to discover the 10 facts about Rolwaling Trek? Do you really want to make a most challenging adventure journey in between the yard of Langtang and Everest? Then, your bewilderment is over. Capture the true essence of Rolwaling Valley in the remote Himalayas while covering Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass with Parchamo Peak Trekking experience. The trek starts with a scenic drive by road from Kathmandu to Lhasa to the ancient trading city Dolakha. Then you trek through the Rolwaling valley, famous as one of the seven hidden valleys of the Himalayas, pass the beautiful Sherpa and Tamang villages. Here are presented the Ten Facts about Rolwaling Trek.

  1. Rolwaling is the east-west valley below the Gauri Shankar (7135 m) near the Tibetan border. So, the trekkers will be rewarded with the enchanting view of Majestic Mountain Gauri Shanker, panoramic views of Pharchamo Peak (6187m) and Ramdung (5925m) and many others.
  2. Rolwaling has a unique environment and is exceptionally rich in bio-diversity which makes this region one of the finest tourist destinations in Nepal. The region consists of Tamang settlements combined with majestic mountain ranges and several kinds of vegetation.
  3. This is a wild and hardly explored region where legendary tales of the abominable snowman, known as the “Yeti”, haunt the imagination of climbers. On the slope of Rolwaling Peak itself, the famous British mountaineer, Eric Shipton, first photographed Yeti footprints in 1951.
  4. Trekkers will also be enjoying beauty of Tsho Rolpa, the largest Glacier Lake in Nepal and can continue to the Khumbu region which links to trek routes in the Everest region.
  5. The trekking route is near by the Tibet border side so that one can understand a little about Tibetan culture too.
  6. This area is mostly inhabited by Buddhist people. However, you can also see the Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages and theirs life style as well.
  7. The trail following the course of river Tamakoshi on the way to Simigaun adds more thrills to the trek. The option of crossing Tashi Lapcha pass (5755m.) to go to Namche Bazar of Everest region is an adventure of its own kind. In this trail the Glacial Lake Tsho Rolpa offers the experience of lifetime.
  8. The trek also offers a great opportunity for a short climb to the summit of the Parchamo (6273 m).
  9. The Trek to Rolwaling and the Tashi- Lapcha Pass is one of the more challenging treks in Nepal, requiring expedition style camping trek with full logistic support.

10.   Rolwaling trek crosses high Himalayan glaciers and up to altitudes of over 5700 m with extreme temperatures up to -10 to -20 degrees. Since, the trek also including climbing option of the Parchamo Peak, crampons and an ice ax and rope should be carried, even if it may not be necessary under good conditions.

























Rolwaling trek offers outstanding view of Himalayas that lies along the north-eastern side of the finger land and that juts into Tibet to the north-east of the Kathmandu – Kodari – Lhasa highway. It forms the northern border of a wild, beautiful and seldom frequented valley below a string of some 50 peaks all over 6000m. 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.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Dolakha, and Singati (1,020m/3445ft),6- 7 hrs drive.

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

Day 05 Jagat - Simigaon (2025m/6643ft), 5-6hrs

Day 06 Simigaon - Donga (2800m/9185ft), 5-6 hrs

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

Day 08 Beding acclimatization and exploration day

Day 09 Beding - Na (4185m/13,730ft), 5 -6 hrs

Day 10 Na rest and acclimatization day. Excursion towards Yalung Pass and glacier views

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

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

Day 13 Drolumbau Glacier - Teshi Lapche La (5755m/18880ft) and decent  5460m/17910), 7 -8 hrs

Day 14 Camp to Thame (3805m/12,482ft), 7 - 8 hrs

Day 15 Thame - Khumjung (3871m/12,700ft), 2-3 hrs

Day 16 Khumjung – Monjo (2840m/9,317ft), 4-5hrs

Day 17 Monjo – Lukla (2642m/8,405ft), 4-5hrs

Day 18 Lukla – Kathmandu (35min. flight)

Day 19-20 Kathmandu

Day 21: Final departure

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We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. Please remember that during trekking your luggage will be carried out by porter. One porter carries luggage of two people. So if you are more than one, he will carry 12 to 15 kg of your stuff.


  1. Hand sanitizing lotion
  2. Reading/writing material
  3. Camera & Binoculars
  4. Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
  5. Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
  6. Money: Travelers Cheque/Cash/Credit card
  7. Spare Boot Laces
  8. Sleeping Bag
  9. Light weight Towel
  10. Toiletries
  11. Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  12. Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  13. Sunscreen and lip balm
  14. Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Littre
  15. Hat
  16. Gloves - wool or fleeced
  17. Scarf
  18. Sewing Kit
  19. Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  20. Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
  21. Comfortable trekking shoes
  22. Running shoes or sandals for evening
  23. Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight /jacket
  24. Fleece Jacket
  25. Shirts 2 or 3 - Long Sleeved
  26. Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  27. Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit
  28. Extra warm clothing/ thermals
  29. Medicine (Prescription drugs if you are taking daily, lip salve, aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea)


If you don't have good equipment and are not available in home country, it can be bought or rented from trekking shops in Kathmandu, Nepal. The equipment is often top quality. Although daily rental charges are reasonable, a large deposit may be required.


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Trip Facts

 Maximum Altitude:5755m.

Duration: 14-28 Days

Grade: Adventurous


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Best Season: Autumn and Spring.

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