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Rolwaling Trek (19)

Basic Info ( RT )

Duration 19
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Car, Local Bus, Lukla - Kathmandu Flight
Altitude 6272 m/20572 ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Autumn (October to December)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals Welcome & Farewell Dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during trek(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Basic Intro

Rolwaling trek provides an experience the isolate part of Khumbu region, mesmerizing mountain views, diverse flora and fauna and rich local Sherpa cultures. Rolwaling Trek is quite challenging trek than other regions as it needs good physical efforts to attempt it. This trek is perfect for those trekkers who are determined to challenge themselves with unpredictability of mountain life. This remote Himalayan valley lies on east of Kathmandu the most popular villages in the Rolwaling valley.

Another highlight of this trek is the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). The trail with the scenic, steep-sided valley of the Tamba Khosi leads to this Pass. You can further have the magnificent views of the twin summits of Gauri Shanker, and the crowning Mt. Everest.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha to Shigati (950m.) Trek to Suri Dobhan 

Day 04:  Trek from Suri Dobhan to Jagat (1440m/4723 ft): 5/6 hrs. 

Day 05:  Trek Jagat to Simigaun (1,990m/6527 ft) :5 hrs 

Day 06:  Trek Simigaun to Kharka (2,900m/9512 ft):6 hrs. 

Day 07:  Trek Kharka to Beding (3,690m/12,103 ft):4 hrs 

Day 08:  Trek Beding to Na (4,180m/13710 ft):5 hrs 

Day 09:  Trek Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,588m/15048 ft):7 hrs 

Day 10:  Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m/15744 ft): 4 hrs 

Day 11:  Trek to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp (5,010m/16432 ft):5 hrs 

Day 12:  Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18876 ft):5 hrs 

Day 13:  Ascension Pachermo (6272 m/20572 ft) - Thengpo (4370 m)
Day 14: 
Reserve day in case of delay in the schedule due to bad weather. 
Day 15:
 Trek to Thame (3,820m/12530 ft):5 hrs 

Day 16:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,570m/11,710ft): 5-6 hrs  

Day 17: Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 6-8 hrs 

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu


Includes


·         All airport/hotel transfers.

·         Three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

·         Welcome and farewell dinner.

·         Teahouse/Lodge and tented camp accommodation during trek.

·         A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees

·         Kathmandu-Dolakha-Shigati by bus and Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes

·         An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

·         Four seasonal sleeping bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

·         All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

·         A comprehensive medical kit

·         All government and local taxes


Not Includes


·         Nepal Visa fee.

·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu

·         Excess baggage charges

·         Kathmandu - Dolakha - Shigati by private vehicle

·         Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu

·         Extran night accommodation in Kathmandu and during trek

·         Travel and rescue insurance

·         Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

·         Tips for guides and porters


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Rolwaling Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.