Rolwaling trek is the best trek with an outstanding view of The Himalayas that lies along the north-east of Kathmandu valley. This trek 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 awesome two peaks of Gaurishankar (7,145m) on the border and Other peaks of Melungtse 1(7181m) and II (7023m) in Tibet China. This valley lies in between the Langtang Himalayan range and the Khumbu Himalayan range.
Rolwaling trek contains several small villages, the largest at Beding, and is fed by the Rolwaling Khola and its numerous tributaries. This area was declared as the Conservation area in 2010 as Gaurishankar Conservation Area. This conservation area covers 2179 square Kilometers. It is home to about 60,000 people, the largest group being Tamangs followed by Sherpas and Chhetris.
Our 12-day Rolwaling trek begins from Kathmandu with a scenic drive passing rolling green hills and views of white shimmering mountains along the 106km friendship highway towards Singati. This trek starts from here with footpath undulates, often steeply, between broad ridges and river crossings to link picturesque Chhetri, Tamang, and Sherpa villages. There are lots of suspension bridges across impressive gorges that shorten the climbs. The Rolwaling Trekking trail follows the beautiful rhododendron forest, oak trees, and pine forests interspersed with terraced fields around the villages. The top of the Daldung La (3900m) Offers magnificent views of Gaurishankar and its satellite peaks.
Beyond Na, the last kharka is the magnificent Tsho Rolpa. This, Tsho Rolpa lake is a very good example of the global warming effect in the Himalayas. Before this lake, it used to be a glacier and by the time it malted, and become a huge ice lake. Melting glaciers could cause the moraine to burst: causing havoc downstream. The government has to permanently dam the lake and a siren has been added in every village for pre-information of bursting the lake. After visiting this beautiful Rolwaling valley we head down to the Singati by following the same trail to Singati and driving back to Kathmandu.
Rolwaling trek is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Rolwaling Trek requires moderate fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please contact us to finish your Rolwaling trek with our ranger team.