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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The trekking route is near by the Tibet border side so that one can understand a little about Tibetan culture too.
- 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.
- 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.
- The trek also offers a great opportunity for a short climb to the summit of the Parchamo (6273 m).
- 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.
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.
- Hand sanitizing lotion
- Reading/writing material
- Camera & Binoculars
- Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
- Money: Travelers Cheque/Cash/Credit card
- Spare Boot Laces
- Sleeping Bag
- Light weight Towel
- Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
- Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Littre
- Gloves - wool or fleeced
- Sewing Kit
- Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
- Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
- Comfortable trekking shoes
- Running shoes or sandals for evening
- Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight /jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- Shirts 2 or 3 - Long Sleeved
- Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit
- Extra warm clothing/ thermals
- 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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