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Rolwaling Valley Trek

Duration 19 days
Max-Altitude 5200 m
Transportation Flight/Private Transport
Grade Classic & Moderate
Accommodation Camping/Lodge
Meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Best Season Feb- May & Sept-Dec
Communication 9843138264
Group Size 1+

Rolwaling Valley is a part of the Himalayan east-central Nepal along the Tibet border. Rolwaling Valley Trek encompasses Melungtse (7,181m), and Melungtse II (7,023m) inside the Tibet border whereas Gauri Shankar (7,134m) on the Nepal border with some 50 traditional peaks over 6000m. The Rolwaling Valley surrounds the Rolwaling Himal on the south side. Rolwaling Valley also consists of several small villages and Bedding is the main village in this area. Our trek in the mountains ranges with the foot through an established trail that starts from Charikot; 80 km east side of Kathmandu. A trek from Charikot to Bedding takes approximately 7-10 days.

The main attraction of Rolwaling Valley Trek is the magnificent forests and the giant snow peak, Gaurishankar (7134m). The Tso Rolpa is an awesome ice lake on the way during Rolwaling trekking. Our route goes along with the Trakarding Glacier and then climbs steeply up onto the Drolambau Glacier. This place provides an excellent view of the magnificent mountain ranges like Mt. Makalu, Mt. Gaurishankar and Mt. Everest range, Rolwaling Valley, and Rolwaling Himal; also the views of Pachermo and Ramdung Peak. The trek finally joins the Khumbu Valley route so you can carry on to the Everest Base camp or back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Rolwaling Valley Trek offers an opportunity to Explore Diverse Vegetation, climate, topography, and other many beautiful places. This region is very close to the Tibetan border. Here you can see people highly influenced by Tibetan culture and have Unique Culture and traditions. People in these villages are very warm-hearted and very kind as well.

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: Acclimatization and exploration day

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

Day 10: Acclimatization day. Excursion towardstoward 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 to Camp at (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: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our Airport Representative welcomes you outside the International Airport Terminal Hall. From there, transfer to your hotel to stay overnight.

Day 02: Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to the World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, and Boudhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. Patan Durbar Square is one of the oldest cities and is famous for its fine architecture. The Patan Museum, Krishna Mandir, and several courtyards and artistic structures all add beauty to this city. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hill also nick-named monkey temple.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m/ 3,345ft), 5-6 hr
A Jeep takes us from Kathmandu through the scenic high green hills and White Mountain views to the north. On the way, visit the Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. The last hour’s sandy drive leads down to our campsite on the Tama Koshi River bank.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Sigatte – Jagat (1250m/4,100ft), 5-6 hrs
We follow the route of deep Bhote Koshi valley traversing a suspension bridge. Enjoy the surrounding picturesque and walk through numerous villages. Admire the glimpse of Mt. Gaurishankar and on the way witness prayer flags and chortens. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Jagat – Simigaon (2025m/6,643ft), 5-6 hrs
A gradual walk on a sloppy trail from Jagat traversing terraces and gaining altitude. Reach Sherpa and Tamang inhibited Simigaon and stay overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

Walk through the dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron and an uphill climb to Gyalche. We reach the vicinity of Donga village. Descend to the bank of the Rolwaling River and set up the camps. Camp Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Donga – Bedding (3690m/12,105ft), 5-6hrs
Walk passing the tropical alpine vegetation in the backdrop of fabulous mountain vistas and reach Bedding. Upon reaching Bedding, get a glimpse of Melungtse I. Witness the ancient Buddhist Monastery on the way. Set a camp on the bank of the river. Stay Overnight at a camp.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Bedding Acclimatization day: Malung Kharka hike, 5-6 hrs.

We stay at the Bedding for acclimatization rest. We commence a hike to Malung Kharka to adjust at higher altitudes. Upon reaching the top, stunning views of snow-capped peaks, natural scenery, and Bedding Valley. Descend back and stay overnight.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Bedding – Na: (4185m/13,750ft), 5-6 hrs
Walk to the Na village which is occupied only during the months of summer. The village is situated just below Tsho Rolpa Glacier. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Rest t Na and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike 4-5 hrs
An acclimatization rest at Na village. A hike to Yalung la witnessing Ramdung Peak Icefall. A wonderful view of Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake, Yalung Glacier, Ramdung Peak South, Yalung Ri, and other surrounding peaks from the summit. Return to Na and stay overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Na – Nyiduk Kongma (4750m/15,582), 5-6hrs
Walk passing the dam and proceed further to the south bank. Cross the moraine area and set up a camp near the sandy area. Overnight Camping.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Nyiduk Kongma – Drolumbau Glacier (5205m/17,075), 5 -6 hrs
Trek towards the Trakarding Glacier and continue towards the Drolumbau Glacier, gradually ascending and taking in the breathtaking views of the Tarkarding Glacier. Marvel at the sight of several streams flowing off the glacier, adding to the beauty of the surroundings. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Drolumbau Glacier – Tashi Laptsa pass (5755m/18,820ft) and decent to Camp at (5460m/17,912ft), 6 -7 hrs
The trail from Drolumbau Glacier is challenging and requires caution. However, the breathtaking views of Bigphero-Go Shar, Dragkar-Go, and surrounding peaks make it worth the effort. Trek through moraines and glacial areas until you reach the Tashi Laptsa Pass. Take a moment to admire the stunning views before descending slowly towards the campsite. Stay Overnight.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

A delightful trek from Camp to the Sherpa village Thame. Visit the beautiful monastery en route. Enjoy a glimpse of yak caravans too. Stay Overnight.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Thame – Khumjung (3871m/12,700ft), 3-4 hrs
Walk on the trail enjoying the natural scenery and arrive at the lovely village of Khumjung. Adore the sacred Mt. Khumbila en route. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

A downhill walk from Khumjung to Monjo in the vicinity of a verdant forest. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 17: Monjo – Lukla (2840m/9,317ft), 4 – 5 hrs
A trek to Lukla from Monjo. Pass many Sherpa settlements and traverse the Dudh Koshi River to reach Lukla. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu. (1350m/8,405ft), 35min flight.
An early morning scenic flight to Kathmandu. Then transfer to your Hotel. Sightseeing and doing some shopping around the Thamel area. In the evening, accompany us for a cultural dinner as a farewell. Stay Overnight.

Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 19: Departure Day

Our driver transfers you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

Included Meal: Breakfast

Important NoteFlight 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.

Cost Included

  • Airport/Hotel transfers
  • 3-star Category accommodation in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse/ Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner during the trek
  • Domestic flight (Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Ground Transportation
  • Airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trek Guide, Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and, lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Tour Guide and Entrance fees for Sightseeing
  • Hot and Cold Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Wi-fi
  • Boiled water and hot shower
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • Tips For Guide and Porter

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you need to bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest and choice. The most important fact that one should keep in mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.


  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase.
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Shade hat or baseball cap – some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
  • Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night; reading, etc. so, don’t go cheap here.
  • Some people like ear-muffs; these are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).


  • 1 pair of liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair of warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
  • 1 pair of shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops.
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women’s sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  • 2 pair’s nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  • 2 pair’s lightweight long underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • A pair of good Goretex pant
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair of hard-shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair of cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture-resistant plastic bags.


  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
  • 3 pairs of heavy-weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair of light to medium-weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn them before to get used to them (otherwise you will get lots of blisters).
  • 1 pair of light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair of hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keeping your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
  • 1 pair of sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related altitude-related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss this with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal-sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous, but Important!

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached.
  • SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  • 2 bandanas.
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