Overview

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 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 is covering 2179 square Kilometers. It is home to about 60,000 people, the largest group being Tamangs followed by Sherpas and Chhetris.

Our 12 days 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 Himalaya. Before this lake, it used to be a glacier and by the time it malted and become a huge ice lake. melting glacier could cause the moraine to burst: causing havoc downstream. The government has done to permanently dam the lake and 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 drive 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.

Trip Highlights

Sherpa, Tamang, and Braman lifestyle and their culture.

Beding Village.

Very old Monastery.

Mesmerizing sunrise view on Mt. Gaurishankar.

Tsho Rolpa Lake.

Waterfalls along the way

Quietness and untouched nature.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from KTM to Singati (1020m), 6-7 hour drive.
  • Day 02: Singati to Jagat (1250m), 5 hours.
  • Day 03: Jagat to Simigaon (2025m), 4-5 hours.
  • Day 04: Simigaon to Donga (2800m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 05: Donga to Beding (3690m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 06: Beding to Na Gaon (4185m), 5-6 hours.
  • Day 07: Hike up to Tsho Rolpa Lake and explore Na Gaon.
  • Day 08: Retreat trek to Donga., 6-7 hours.
  • Day 09: Donga to Jagat village. 7 hours.
  • Day 10: Jagat to Singati and Drive to Kathmandu. 3 hours trek and 7 hours drive.

Trip note

Accommodation

Rolwaling Trek Package includes accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included only during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2/3 star hotel for you.  During the trek, we will spend our nights in local teahouses with local people. our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability.  During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group.  Our company provides you a sleeping bag for this trek. 

Food

Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs.  If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose-free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time.  During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included.  Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own.  On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided in the local teahouse. The food from the mountain is very fresh and hygienic. All the vegetable is grown in their garden without using any antibiotic, grown with the fresh Himalayan Breeze.

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead our Rolwaling Trek. our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers.

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  These treks have two acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness.  The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek.  On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial.  Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from KTM to Singati (1020m), 6-7 hour drive.
    We start our Adventure by taking a jeep from Kathmandu to Singati, passing beautiful green hills and views of white shimmering Himalaya that keep you enjoy all along the way. We can stop and visit Dolakha Bhimeshore Temple along the way. About an hour’s drive after the temple visit, we reach our destination on the bank of the Tama Kosi River. Overnight at a local teahouse.
    • Singati
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 1020m
  • Day 02: Singati to Jagat (1250m), 5 hours.
    After the breakfast, the morning trail leads deep into the Bhote Koshi valley. We pass several rivers that pave its way in the midst of terrace fields, and beautiful little villages. We walk through rhododendron forest and cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat. The views of the Gauri Shankar (7145m) on the way through the forest are astonishing. The area is adorned with prayer flags and chhortens, although it is mostly inhabited by Hindus. Overnight at a local teahouse.
    • Jagat
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 1250m
  • Day 03: Jagat to Simigaon (2025m), 4-5 hours.
    After breakfast, we begin the day. About two and a half hours after leaving our campsite, we leave the valley and continue to the east. The path steeply ascends to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang people. Before reaching there, we pass through picturesque terraced hills and villages. In Simigaon, there is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery perched above the houses with spectacular views of Gauri Shankar. Overnight in a local teahouse.
    • Simigaon
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 2025
  • Day 04: Simigaon to Donga (2800m), 5-6 hours.
    After having delicious breakfast at a local teahouse, we pass through bamboo and rhododendron forests and begin trekking through the Rolwaling valley. Climb up towards Gyalche and then back down to the river. Our camp will be next to the Rolwaling Khola (River). Going to sleep with the sound of flowing water gives us an inexplicable feeling of peace. Overnight in a local teahouse
    • Donga
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 2800m
  • Day 05: Donga to Beding (3690m), 5-6 hours.
    After breakfast, we move uphill through a forest, still admiring the mountains peering around each corner. Upon our arrival to Beding, we see Melungtse I (7181m), the highest summit in the Rolwaling range. Here, you can try chyaang (barley beer) and salted yak butter tea, some local favorites. There is also an old Buddhist Monastery in the center of the village, which is cool to explore. We set up a camp along the bank of the river in Beding for an overnight stay. Overnight in a local teahouse.
    • Beding
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 3690m
  • Day 06: Beding to Na Gaon (4185m), 5-6 hours.
    Follow the river from Beding nearly all the way to Na. Admire the pristine glacial lakes, reflecting the crisp mountains in the still water. Nested right below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier, Na provides amazing views of Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m). This is a campsite to remember. Overnight in a local teahouse.
    • Na Gaon
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 4185m
  • Day 07: Hike up to Tsho Rolpa Lake and explore Na Gaon.
    We have set aside another day to acclimatize. We break a sweat quickly as we climb the dam that holds the Tsho-Rolpa lake. The Tsho Rolpa Lake is a huge glacier lake situated the elevation of 4580m from the sea level. We visit this lake and head down to Na village for lunch. After lunch, we can explore around Na village. Overnight at a local teahouse.
    • Na Gaon
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 4650m
  • Day 08: Retreat trek to Donga., 6-7 hours.
    After having a great time in the very peaceful Na village we start to head down to Donga via Beding village.
    • Donga
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 2800m
  • Day 09: Donga to Jagat village. 7 hours.
    After breakfast our trail leads us to Jagat via Simigaun. We stop at Simigaun for our lunch and continue to a little beautiful village Jagat.
    • Jagat
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 1250m
  • Day 10: Jagat to Singati and Drive to Kathmandu. 3 hours trek and 7 hours drive.
    Our beautiful Rolwaling, Tsho Rolpa valley trek will finish at Singati. We stop at Singati and continue to Kathmandu by jeep.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Pick up and drop from Airport.

Land transportation during the trek

Experienced and license holder guide

Guides and porter Insurance and their food, accommodation.

Accommodation in the local teahouse.

3 Meals a day during the trek.

All the permits with government tax.

Two nights 3 Star rated hotel in Thamel with Breakfast.

Cost Excludes:

Personal Insurance

Personal expenses

All the beverages.

Meals in Kathmandu beside breakfast.