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Rolwaling Valley Trek with Daldung La - 13 Days

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Tsho Rolpa Lake, the biggest glacial lake in Nepal is situated between the Everest and Langtang region

The Rolwaling Valley trek at Daldung La Pass is one of the best treks in the remote and virgin terrain of the Rolwaling region. Nestled between the beautiful Langtang region in the west and the Everest region in the east, it resembles a gem of nature.
Most of the major trekking routes in Nepal have it all figured out; Easy trail, perfect accommodation, tea house, and much more. However, these convenient treks have their own drawbacks. Inconveniences like traffic on the way can be a major down-off while trekking. For this, here we present to you the Rolwaling Valley Trek with Daldung La Pass, a low-slung route that sees very little footprint and winds through the remote, virgin terrain of Rolwaling.

Rolling Valley Trek along Daldung La Pass is a trek that will blow your mind. Mountain views and village landscapes shared with cultural delights and rural lifestyles are integrated into discoveries that are unforgettable for any length of time. Several aerial suspension bridges help to cross the canyons. The best summit views can be obtained at the high alpine section of the Daldung La pass (3900m), and then the route rises more steadily.
Our journey to Rolwaling Valley begins with an 8/9 hour drive from Kathmandu to Chechet. The Rolwaling region is located northeast of Kathmandu, which is located in the south of Tibet. From Chechet, we pass through dense forests through Sherpa settlements and remote villages and terrains.

Our rolling trek itinerary includes a traverse of the unexpected Daldung La Pass. The pass is hardly trodden and the panoramic view of the mountains from the pass makes it even better. This trail offers a great view of Gauri-Shankar on the peak (7,145 m) named after the mythological Hindu couple Shiva and Parvati.
This valley of the Rolwaling is aptly referred to by the Sherpas as “The Grave or Furrow” – due to the geography of the Rolwaling River, it is buried deep beneath the windswept ice in this unusual east-west valley. Rolwaling is considered one of the eight sacred, hidden valleys of the Himalayan region, said to protect the Beyul, mountain gods.

Rolwaling Valley, apart from its beautiful scenery, diverse geography, and religious values; This region alone has produced many world-class Sherpas who hold history and records in the world of mountaineering.
There are many strange and legendary stories about this valley, from where the ancestors of the present Sherpas came. It is also believed to be the home of the infamous Yeti.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Exploration of Kathmandu and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Chechet and trek to Simigaun (2,036m) 7/8 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Chusa (3,378m) 5/6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chotar via Dalung La Pass (3,940m) 5/6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Beding (3,790m) 5/6 hrs
Day 07: Rest day at Beding (we can just stroll through the village)
Day 08: Trek to Na (4,200m) 3/4 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Tso Rolpa (4,600m) and retrace back to Na 2/3 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Kyalche (We retrace our trek following the standard route
Day 11: Trek to Simigaun (Trek to Simigaun following the Rolwaling Khola) 5/6 hrs
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m) 7/8 hrs
Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

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Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and after completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel. Please look for the AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions placard when exiting the arrivals hall. And upon arrival at the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your journey in the evening at your hotel lobby. And your free time. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street.

Day 2
Exploration of Kathmandu and trek preparation

Today after breakfast we will start our tour of major historical sites of Kathmandu with our professional tour guide. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Historic Sites and as we visit the places, the more diverse cultural milieu of the valley welcomes us with warm hospitality. Such as the Palace Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist Temple (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. . After returning from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and other team members. The trek guide will give you a brief orientation about your trek. And the rest of the time you can visit Thamel and shop for necessary equipment and other essentials.

Day 3
Drive to Chechet and trek to Simigaun (2,036m) 7/8 hrs

After breakfast, we will go to Chechet via Lamosagu, Mude, Charikot via Arani Highway from Kathmandu. From Charikot on the top of the hill, one can see the Gaurishankar Himal, Melungtse Himal and other peaks and mountains. We will reach the Gongar river near Jagat village through rural villages and cities. Arriving in Chechet, we prepare for our trek to Simigaun, which takes about 2 hours to climb. Simigaon

Day 4
Trek to Chusa (3,378m) 5/6 hrs

Today we from the standard Rolwaling Valley Trek route head for the Daldung La Pass Trail. Daldung La is a newly emerging hiking trail in the area. From Simigaon, it is our first night camp in the middle of the forest on the way up to Chusa. The trek takes 6-7 hours and we reach Chusa through lush green forest. In the middle of the forest.

Day 5
Trek to Chotar via Dalung La Pass (3,940m) 5/6 hrs

Today our route goes northeast. When we slowly reach the top of the slope, we cross the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests, and the many open spaces used for summer grazing. After 2 hours of climbing, we reach the top of Daldung La Pass. As we reach the top of the pass, the view upfront of the Rolwaling Himal Ranges will surely amaze you. From the pass, we trek another 1/2 hrs on gradual terrain and reach Chotar for our overnight.

Day 6
Trek to Beding (3,790m) 5/6 hrs

Our program today, crossing the rolling river, walking north through the forest, slowly climbing the bed, Nyamare, small settlements of Ramding, farms and cleaning. After a five-hour walk or more, you can take an overnight stop to visit Beding Village, where you can chat with the locals. It is the main Sherpa village in the rolling area. Thirty-one or thirty-two houses have protected the gompa in the narrow river to some extent. So you can also explore the gompa.

Day 7
Rest day at Beding (we can just stroll through the village)

After 6 days today is our day of rest; the village and its monastery can be explored with the panoramic view of Gauri-Shankar Himal and Melungatse peak. Or we can give some time to the children of the village. Maybe we can relax with one of our favorite books. A relaxing day.

Day 8
Trek to Na (4,200m) 3/4 hrs

Today our trek will be a short walk of three hours or more along the Rolling River, as we take in the impressive views of the surrounding high landscapes and snow-capped peaks in this high-altitude area. Our walk continues to gradually adapt before the Na Valley opens into a classic, glazed U-shape. The temporary settlement of Nama, the scattered village and the villagers of Beding, the place to cultivate potatoes, is the summer yersa (grazing) when we arrive at our night camp. There are small monasteries around here. Our camp is designed to relax in this meadow and marvel at the beauty around us. Ahead is the majestic peak of Chobutse, 6,689 m above the confluence of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers, above the Na Pare valley, above Tsho Rolpa. We just relax and enjoy these wonderful surroundings.

Day 9
Trek to Tso Rolpa (4,600m) and retrace back to Na 2/3 hrs

Today, we walk up to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,600 meters) which takes about 4 hours up and down. Visit Tso Rolpa in the morning, do not return for lunch, and spend a free evening witnessing the magnificent mountains around. Taking a photo of a yak inside a herd of yaks.

Day 10
Trek to Kyalche (We retrace our trek following the standard route

On the 10th day after 9 days, our return journey is starting from today. We return to our hike following the standard route. We reach Kalche via Bedding and other small villages. And will stay in overnight.

Day 11
Trek to Simigaun (Trek to Simigaun following the Rolwaling Khola) 5/6 hrs

From Calche, walk along the Rolling River to Simigaun. And today is the last night of our trip to Simigaon.

Day 12
Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m) 7/8 hrs

Simigau After breakfast we will return to Kathmandu for 7-8 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we transfer to our hotel; and we spend the day at our own leisure, perhaps shopping for a few last minutes or exploring any places you missed the first day, like in Kathmandu.

Day 13
Departure from Kathmandu

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the trekking and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs for your family. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B, L, D) whilst on the trek with tea & coffee
  • 3 nights standard hotels and 9 nights teahouse/Camping
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing on a heritage site
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Trekking permit and conservation area +TIMS card fees
  • Experienced local trek guide for teahouse and Camping
  • Full support camping crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • If need a duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket (must be returned at the completion of the trek)
  • Employee equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • High altitude medicine and first aid kit
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement (If necessary)
  • Group farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare & Nepal Visa
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu only)
  • Single accommodation (available in, a camping tent)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Horse renting & additional porters due to natural calamities on the trek
  • Personal expenses & Personal trekking gears
  • Drinks & Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for staff
Difficulty Grading: 6-7 (Moderate)

Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 6 – 8 hours. The perfect setting for an introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.

Prerequisites

No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and have fun walking and adapting to high altitude conditions. Having previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not mandatory to participate for this trip. To fully participate in this journey, all passengers must be in good physical health. We strongly advise you to prepare for your trip by exercising regularly, walking, running or going to the gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable the hiking experience will be. All of our travel itineraries have been designed with each aspect in mind and given enough time for adaptation.

Weather

The best season for Trek is from March to November. In both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain, etc.)

Autumn/Fall (Sept to Nov)
This is when the rain settles after the monsoon (July to Mid September )and the weather gets dry. Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing the best mountain views, days are warmer, and nighttime will get cold and frosty. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day.

Spring (March to May)
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. During the spring season, The trekking trails all over the country are filled with vibrant mixes of red, pink, and white floras offering surreal experience along the trek. Spring season offers warm temperatures, blossoming flora and temperate days.

Group Size

At, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions; Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small groups so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. We only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you are to join our’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, the minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 2 and the maximum is 12 people. (For Camping Trek)…Contact us info@alpinetrav.cm

If you want to travel something that is not included in our travel list, we are ready to tailor a trip to your exact needs. In short, we will do our best to get you on the journey you want, when you want it.

Why Trekking with AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, our goal is to provide a wonderful vacation in our part of the world and ensure that our customers enjoy the vacation as little risk and worry-free travel as possible, whether monetary, physical or emotional. . All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be made available to you on a hassle free trip and trek before your arrival; You will be led by an experienced and medically trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio.

On the trek, all-inclusive food and accommodation are included in the camping tents. Our itinerary is also designed with every aspect in mind such as adaptability, good campsites, real-life experiences, etc. We also provide sleeping bags, down jackets, and waterproof duffel bags There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, and more for the comfort of each participant.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Accommodation

Kathmandu:
In Kathmandu, we stay at the Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, in the heart of Thamel, where you can relax and have fun. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and your accommodation will be based on a twinning partnership.
Whether you’re returning from the mountains or touching the base from the airport, come and relax at the hotel, and order some good Italian espresso or a cold beer enjoy.

Trekking: Camping
Your accommodation during the trekking period will be fully tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travelers with a foam mattress. If in case of a single by default, we will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs, and more for your comfort.

Single supplement:
Those who want to build their own room in Kathmandu will have to pay only one supplementary fee. In Kathmandu, your accommodation at the hotel in the heart of the tourist destination Thamel will be based on a twin partnership and if you want to get the same room, you will have to pay a single supplemental price as mentioned in the travel cost on request. . But in case of single by default during trekking, we will arrange single tent for you at no extra cost.

Meals

All meals are included during the trekking period

We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. Since this is a full camping trek, our kitchen crew will serve freshly prepared meals during the trek. We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. You can and are encouraged to bring along comfort food that you enjoy eating – chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks, etc.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you bring extra foods, especially for breakfast as your options for breakfast will be limited.

In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where and what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

Typical Day

Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.

Tea will be served at your tent as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the Camping where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. We will arrive at our destination by tea-time and the camp evening will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Equipment checklist

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task that keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available for rent, so you don’t actually have to travel to Nepal with a cartload of gear. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions, and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp trek equipment when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

Clothing and Footwear:
-Long-sleeved shirts
-T-Shirts
-Trousers
-Warm Jackets
-Sweater
-Pullover
-Waterproof jackets
-Thermal
-Inner-wears
-Undergarments
-Warm socks
-Warm Hat
-Gloves
-Bandana
-Scarf
-Trekking shoes
-Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
-Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets, and others

Documents:
-Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
-4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities

Flight tickets:
-Credit cards in case of emergencies
-Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

Others:
-Headlamps with extra batteries
-Sunglasses with UV protection
-Camera with charger or spare batteries
-A pair of trekking poles
-Water bottle one (1) liter
-Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
-Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
-Padlock
-Binoculars
-Reading materials, notebooks, and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
-Quick-drying towel
-Small face towel
-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Sunscreen and lip balm
-Hand sanitizer
-Antiseptic wipes
-Hygiene products
-Basic first aid kit

Additional Info

Other information such as (Insurance, Arrival Instructions, Visa and Passport, etc) required for the trip will be provided after your trip confirmation. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you require more information about the trip.

Useful information

  • Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
  • Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
  • In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
  • Drink at least three liters of water a day
  • Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
  • Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
  • However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Therefore, the trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

General Information

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Rolwaling Valley Trek with Daldung La
From $1,685.00
per Person

Trip Facts

  • 12N/13 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,600m/15,092ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 4W Land Cruiser
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • 2 Max 12

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