Rolwaling Everest Trekking - 18 Days

Rolwaling Everest Trekking - 18 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration18 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Difficult
  • Max Altitude5755 m
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size2+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeSept-November and March to May
  • Adventure from scenic  Rolwaling valley to Everest region  crossing high  Tashi Labtsa-la pass.
  • Awesome experience within high and scenic  Rolwaling valley  enclosed by giant mountains.
  • Into complete wilderness within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers for some days.
  • Walking from warm low paddy areas to cooler hills unto remote arctic zone.
  • Lovely woodland of rhododendron, magnolia and pines trees to arid and barren landscape.
  • Explore high and remote Sherpa villages enriched with age-old culture and colorful custom.
  • Exciting overland ride to adventurous and challenging walks ending with short scenic flight.

"Beautiful and Scenic Rolwaling Valley to Everest via high TashiLabtsa-la pass"

Rolwaling Everest Trekking, where you can experience an adventure of life time traversing over high TashiLabtsa-La pass the separates Rolwaling and Khumbu valleys of Everest region, a complete adventure into sheer wilderness of giant peaks that surrounds you on this scenic and high altitude Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

Trekkers who are bored from mainstream trails this will be a perfect choice where adventure leads you away from human settlement and villages for some days in the harmony of mountains and serene tranquil surroundings of moraine and ice beyond Rolwaling beautiful valley.

Starting this awesome adventure Rolwaling Everest Trekking with an exciting overland journey from the capital Kathmandu to reach at Nepal North Mid-East areas of Dolkha district where walk begins from low warm areas heading towards cooler alpine zone on mid hills covered with lovely woodland of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees.

Walk leads through several Sherpa farm villages of Gongor and Simi Gaon to reach further north at Beding located within scenic Rolwaling valley with close views of Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m with MelungTse also known as JoboGaree peak at above 7,181m high.

At Beding village free day to get acclimatize, exploring this remote high village of immense Buddhist culture, then walk leads away from main human settlement towards complete wilderness heading past Nar and Yak grazing fields to reach at the bottom of high Tashi-Labtsa La Pass after walking past icy lake TshoRolpa.

Starting early morning where climb leads to traverse over high scenic Tashi-Labtsa la with tremendous views of Ramdung, Yarlung, Pacharmo peaks and then landing into new areas at Khumbu of Everest region where walk leads past Thame and famous colorful Namche Bazaar and back into tree lines as walk leads to final end at Lukla.

From Lukla great treks completes with sweeping short flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming memories and adventure on Rolwaling Everest Trekking.

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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, received by our office staff and guide and then a short drive to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After checking in your rooms getting refreshed join with other members of the groups for briefing on Rolwaling to Everest Trekking, providing with useful information regarding treks and other details for your enjoyable stay in Nepal with us includes welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program.

    Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour at places of great interest within Kathmandu city, steeped with historical and religious monuments temples, monasteries as listed in World Heritage Sites, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

      Morning depart from the hotel for interesting drive towards Nepal Mid-East offers you with exciting views as journey leads past farm villages and towns on Nepal and Tibet / China Friendship highway to reach at Gongar within Dolkha district.

      As drive leads on winding road leaving the main highway as our route head direct north with views of Gaurishankar Himal and entering into low warmer country of farms at Gongar small village which is close to Nepal and Tibet border by the Tama Kosi River.

      Overnight at Gogar near the village either camping or in simple lodge on first day of the adventure journey.

        From Gogar morning walk to cross a bridge over Tama Kosi River, within a narrow gorge to reach at Chetchet overlooking wonderful waterfall, here onward walk leads into cooler hills on leaving rice paddy fields. As walk climbs towards alpine area for an hour then walking on gradual level path, then with the last climb towards our overnight camp at Simigaon village, inhabited by Sherpa tribe this is a nice farm village yielding corns, potatoes, wheat’s, barley and millets, afternoon free at leisure and visit the old monastery with stunning views of the Mt. Gaurishankar and MelungTse peak.

          With a nice cool morning, starting the day walk heading North East with a climb through terraced farm fields and then into enchanting serene rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, and pine forest passing several pasture area, walk continues above the hill side and then on the downhill to the river through several cattle herders shades and huts at Gyalche, then an hour of pleasant walk to our overnight camp at Dovan, by the river that flows from the mountains high above, Dovan a small settlement in the middle of a forest with few houses.

            Morning starts crossing Rolwalingkhola (stream) where trail climbs into cools forest, as path winds up to reach a small place Nyimare and Ramdinga farm area with Sheppard’s temporary settlements.

            Walk continues to a climb and then reaching at Beding village for overnight camp, Beding village home of large Sherpa community and last village within Rolwaling Valley, located in a narrow gorge valley with an old monastery situated on top of a village, this village also has a primary school supported by Hillary foundation.

              At Bedingrest day for acclimatization before heading towards our higher destinations and towards Everest via high Tashi Laptsa-La pass.

              Bedingvillage with several options for short hiketour around village and to some high scenic hills for best views of Mt.Gaurishankar and MelungTse(JoboGaree).

                From Beding walk leads towards end of the beautiful Rolwaling valley and beneath towering Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m and MelungTse ( JoboGaree) peaks 7,181 m, on leaving Beding walk leads on gradual up with grand views of peaks includesRamdung go 5,930 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum 5,558 m, and Yalungri 5,630 m.

                As walk proceeds entering into a wide glacial valley within wall of surrounding mountains, after a scenic pleasant walk reaching at Na Gaon, temporary place of Yak and cattle herders this is a wide summer pasture, beside cattle grazing grows potato, wheat’s and barley, after lunch afternoon free to relax, or take a short walk.

                  After a nice acclimatization day at NaGaon adventure continues, as morning walk leads at the end of Rolwaling Valley, crossing icy streams and then leading to Sangma a yak grazing pasture area, from here crossing a wooden short bridge where our routeleads to a steep climb over moraine and streams to reach near a dam ofTshoRolpa.

                  The lake also called Tsho / Cho Pokhari, camp is set on sandy groundon the southern shore of TshoRolpa at Kabukfacing views of Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker-Go 6,793 meters.

                    From the camp heading towards our main adventure at the base of high Tashi Labtsa-La Pass as walk continues feeling true wilderness within mountainous surrounding and sound of ice crackling.

                    Morning walk leads to a climb above moraine on northern side of Tsho Rolpo, as our route heads above glacier at the center of rocky glacier to set our camp just beneath of Drolambu icefall and Tashi-Labtsa-La.

                    Here our guide scout the area for best possible route to traverse over Tashi Laptsa-La, the path can be misleading sometimes due to movement of glacier with rock falls that changes the path each season.

                      Our main Big Day! of the adventure as our walk starts early morning leading to a climb over glacier section for an hour, and then to a spur to reach upper glacier from here onward ropes will be fixed with steps-ledge to make it easier to reach the top for all.

                      The climb on top of the pass is not difficult except in much snow conditions but one need to be careful avoiding some fatal accidents loose falling rocks might occur in this high mountain sections.

                      Taking nearly more than four hour of strenuous climb to reach the top of Tashi Laptsa-La at 5,755 m, with views of surrounding peaks close views of Pachhermo peak above 6,273 m high.

                      From here reach you near north Teng Ragi Tau and at the top of Tashi Laptsa-La festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns, after a refreshing stop a long descend to Khumbu and Everest region with overnight stop at Tengpo, a small summer pasture area on route Thame and Namche Bazaar.

                        After long day walk and adventure from today onward will be much easier heading on gradual well maintained path to Thame as walk leads back into villages after being in complete isolation for several days, walk gets better as our route leads to Thame village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice cozy lodge.

                        Thame village is alsoa home of famous late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (The first person to climb Mt. Everest with Hillary), afternoon at leisure visit Thame Gompa the oldest monastery of the region.

                          With pleasant overnight at Thame, from here walk leads to Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to Everest Base Camp and to other scenic areas of high Khumbu, morning walk down toa small bridge then short climb with pleasant walk to reach Thamo village and back into green vegetation and tree lines.

                          Walk leads into rhododendron, oaks and pines woodland with few ups and down to reach at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodges.

                          Namche the hub of Khumbu area and the largest prosperous trading town and a village offering facilities like ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery where colorful market takes place every Saturday.

                            Morning free for optional walk on top Namche Hill around its Museum overlooking panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Tharmasarkhu and Kongde peaks, interesting tour of the museum.

                            After a nice pleasant moment having lunch at Namche then continues walk downhill to Dudh-Kosi River with overnight stop at Monjo village, close to Sagarmatha National Park entrance point.

                              Our last walk of memorable adventure ends today at Lukla, from here a good short of few hours on gradual winding and scenic trail past Phakding, Ghat villages then with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon time to explore Lukla town.

                                From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful experience on Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

                                  Today, free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.

                                  If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

                                    Last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                                    Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after completing an overwhelming adventure Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

                                      Cost Details
                                      What's Included
                                      • All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                                      • Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
                                      • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra)
                                      • Kathmandu to Gongar by bus and Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                      • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                                      • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                                      • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                                      • Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
                                      • Best available twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek (private bathrooms with hot showers are provided at Phakding, Namche and Lukla)
                                      • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                                      • Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek
                                      • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                                      What's not Included
                                      • Your Nepal Visa fees 
                                      • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
                                      • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                                      • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (An Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay the helicopter in cash.)
                                      • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary
                                      • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc)
                                      • Wi-Fi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                      • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu
                                      • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                      • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                                      • The trip departs every day of the year.
                                      • The trip and trek are fully customizable. We can customize the trip according to the needs and necessities of our clients.

                                      • The trip is available for solo, group, and private travelers.

                                      • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for 100+ members.

                                      • If the given date is not appropriate for travelers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients.

                                      • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least seven days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodations are booked prior, so prior booking helps a lot.

                                      • Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630. We are available 24/7 for additional information on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat.

                                      Useful Information

                                      Equipment and Gear List


                                      • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                      • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                      • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                      CatUpper Body

                                      • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                      • warm woolen hat
                                      • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                      • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                      • Polarized sunglasses


                                      • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                      • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                      • Waterproof rain jacket
                                      • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                      • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                      LowerLower Body

                                      • thermals inner
                                      • Hiking pants at least 3
                                      • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                      • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                      • Hiking shorts


                                      • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                      • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                                      • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                      • Hiking socks
                                      • Liner socks
                                      • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                      • Crampons (For passes)
                                      • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                      • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                      undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                                      • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                      • Sports bras (women)
                                      • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                      FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                      Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                                      • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                      • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                      • ointment cream
                                      • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                      • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                      Optional Other Essentials

                                      • Passport
                                      • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                      • Reusable water bottle
                                      • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                      • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                      • water bladder for the day bag
                                      • small towel for personal use
                                      • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                      • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                      • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                      • Power bank or extra batteries
                                      • Cameras and mobile phone
                                      • Cards/book
                                      • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                      • Trekking poles
                                      • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                      • Thermos for hot water during the night
                                      • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                      • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                      • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                      • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                      • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                      • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                      • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                      • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                      Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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