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Rolwaling Daldung La Pass Trek

12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Off the beaten trail to Beyul, one of eight sacred hidden valleys in the Himalayas
  • Traverse Daldung La pass/Less trodden route
  • Area unknown to many trekkers and climbers
  • Beautiful sceneries, diverse geography and rich culture

Rolwaling Daldung La pass Trek or also known popularly as Rolwaling Valley Trek with Daldung La. This is one of the best, fantastic off-the-beaten trek that takes you through the remote and virgin territory of the Rolwaling region. Something akin to nature’s gem that sits between the lovely Langtang Region to the west and the ever-well-known Everest Region to the east. Often the major trekking routes in Nepal have everything figured out; easy trail, best accommodations, tea houses and many more. However, these facilitated treks have their own drawback. Inconveniences such as traffic on the route can be a great turn-off while trekking. For this, here we present you the Rolwaling Valley trek with Daldung La Pass, a less trodden route which sees very few footprints and winds through the far-flung, virgin territory of Rolwaling.

Rolwaling Valley with Daldung La Pass is one such trek that will blow your mind to bliss. The mountain vistas and village landscapes shared with cultural gaiety and rural lifestyles integrate into discoveries that are simply unforgettable…for any length of time. Numerous airy suspension bridges across gorges help cut down the climbs. Brilliant peak views could be had from the high alpine section of Daldung La pass at (3900m).

Our journey to Rolwaling Valley with Daldung La pass trek starts with an 8 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Chechet. Rolwaling region lies in the northeast of Kathmandu, which sits south of Tibet. From Chechet, we plod on by Sherpa settlements and thick forests passing through remote villages and terrain. Our Rolwaling trek itinerary includes a traverse of the untrodden Daldung La pass. The pass is barely trodden and the sublime vistas of the Mountains from the pass make this even better. The trail provides a fantastic view of Gauri-Shankar at (7145m) a peak named after the mythical Hindu couple Shiva and Parvati.

Likewise; The valley of Rolwaling due to its geography along the Rolwaling Khola that sits deep below the so many ice-giants that hover above this abnormal east-west valley. Rolwaling is thought to be a Beyul, one of only eight sacred, hidden valleys in the Himalaya stretch which is said to protect the mountain gods. Rolwaling Valley, apart from its beautiful sceneries, diverse geography and religious values; this region has alone produced several world-class Sherpas who have histories and records made when it comes to the mountaineering world.

Therefore: Many strange and legendary stories have done the rounds about this valley, through which the ancestors of the present-day Sherpas once came. It is here that the notorious and celebrated Yeti is assumed to have his home.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Chechet from Kathmandu and trek to Simigaun (2,036m)
Day 3: Trek to Chusa (3,378m) from Simigaon 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek to Chotar via Dalung La Pass (3,940m) from Chusa 4 hours
Day 5: Trek to Beding. (3,790m), from Chotar 5-6 hours
Day 6: Acclimatization day at Beding (3,790m), 2-3 hours
Day 7: Trek to Na (4,200m), from Beding 3-4 hours
Day 8: Hike to Tso Rolpa (4,600m) and retrack to Na.
Day 9: Trek to Kyalche (Kelje) (2760m), from Na 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Simigaun (2,036m) from Kyalche
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m), from Simigaun 7-8 hours.
Day 12: Drop at the airport for the final departure.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Details Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

Today, leaving Kathmandu, we will drive toward Chechet via Charikot. Located atop the hill, Charikot offers scenic views of Gaurishanker Mountain, Melungtse Mountain and other peaks and mountains. We will drive past rustic villages and town to reach Gongar Khola which is located near to Jagat village. Arriving Chechet we get ready for our trek to Simigaun, which takes 2 hrs of ascent. Then overnigh at lodge.

Today we detour the standard Rolwaling valley trek route and head for the Daldung La Pass Trail. Daldung La is a new emerging trekking route in this area. From Simigaun, it is uphill all the way to our first overnight camp Chusa. The trek takes 6-7 hrs and is 6km in total distance. Passing by the lush forests we reach Chusa.

From Chotar, our route leads towards North East. Beginning the walk on a gradual uphill slope, we pass through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests, and the pastures with numerous clearing that are used for summer grazing. After ascending for 2 hrs, we reach the top of Daldung La Pass. As we reach the top of the pass, the view upfront of Rolwaling Himal Ranges will surely amaze you. From the pass, we trek another 2 hrs on gradual terrain and reach Chotar for our overnight.

Today, crossing the Rolwaling khola we take a path leading through the jungles on the northern side, the walk heading to a gradual climb & then coming to a clearing passing along little settlements of Nyimare, Ramding and through the farm fields and reaching at Beding for the overnight stop after a good walk of five hours or more with time to visit Beding village where we can do some chatting with the local folks. It is the principal Sherpa village in the Rolwaling area. Situated in a narrow ravine, the gompa, consisting of about thirty-forty houses, has made it somewhat lively.

This is a well earned day for rest; we can just stroll through the village and its monastery overlooking grand views of Mt. Gauri-Shankar and the peak of Melungatse. maybe we could simply chill out with one of our favorite books – overnight at lodge.

From Bheding onwards, we can feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding high mountains getting into our bones. Our trek today will be a short walk of three hours or more along the Rolwaling River, as we take it easy on this high altitude terrain with its impressive vistas of the surrounding high landscapes and the snow capped peaks. Our walk continues slowly in order to acclimatize, just before Na the valley opens out into a classic, glaciated U-shape. On reaching our overnight camp at Na, which is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Beding and beyond, it is a summer yersa (grazing pasture) and potatoes are grown hereabouts. There is a roughly built monastery around here. Our camp is made on this grassy field with time to relax and marvel the beauty that surrounds us. Ahead, up the valley beyond Na, the majestic summit of Chobutse 6,689m rises above the Tsho Rolpa at the confluence of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers. We just relax & relish these stunning surroundings.

Today, we hike up to Tso Rolpa lake (4,600m) which takes around 3 hrs up and down. Visit Tso Rolpa in the morning, trek back to Na for lunch and spend the free evening witness the giant mountains surrounding the Naa.

Our return leg starts today. We retrace our trek following the standard route. Passing by Beding and other small villages, we trek to Kyalche. And stay there for the night.

From Kyalche, trek to Simigaun following the Rolwaling Khola. Where the last night of our trip will be.

After an early breakfast we will take 7-8 hrs drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the day at our own leisure.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Chechet and Simigaun to Kathmandu for members and associated staff as per itinerary above.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide full support camping crew with 1 professional cook and kitchen staffs during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provided your accommodation during the trekking will be tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travellers with a foam mattress. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs and more for your comfort.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions if in case of a single by default will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost.
  • As with most trekking trails, lunch is midway between the start and end of the day's trek while Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast and Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee are served at the camp where you have your overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides nutritious, clean and fresh (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee, Fruitcocktail, Deserts and fresh fruits boiled water etc all services for during the trekking's.
  • Where the teahgouse/homestay. Apart from Camping trekking, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/homestay to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provided number of porters for camping trekking equipment with 1:3 assistant guide to clients ratio.
  • As Rolwaling Daldung La Pass is at the Gaurishankar conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a permit for Gaurishankar conservation .
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Gaurishankar Conservation so AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide clean and warm down jacket and sleeping bag during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health. (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. Since this city's offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

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Rolwaling Daldung La Pass Trek

Trip Facts

  • 12 Days, 9 days trekking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 4,600m/15,092ft.
  • Autumn (September to December & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode: private car, 4WD jeep or Tourist bus
  • Hotels, Teahouse & Camping
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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