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Rolwalling Trek - 10 Days

Rolwaling is situated in the Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA). It is moderately difficult tea-house trek nestled between Langtang National Park and Khumbu (Mt. Everest) Rolwaling Valley trek is located in the west part of the Khumhu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the Rolwaling which is called simply “the grave” by the indigenous Sherpa on account of its location – buried down between steep ice-giants. It is relatively arduous to get there. You finally set foot into the Rolwaling through the village of Simigaon (2000m) located high above the Bhote Kosi. Above the Shapka Meadow (2600 m) the path divides. We ascent to the Daldung La (3976 m), which has a fantastic view of the 7146 meter high Gaurishankar opposite. According to old Sherpa tradition, this is the seat of the goddess “Tashi Tserringma,” who is the guarantor of a long life.

Gaurishankar is also holy for the Hindus: Shankar, the name of the northem peak, is a designation for Shiva in their everyday spoken language. The southern summit, Gauri is a synonym for the feminine manifestation of the god. From Daldung La you walk downwards on a really adventurous path through the dense rain forest to the Rolwaling River, which you then cross. There you meet up again with the other path, which certainly also has a beautiful landscape. We walk to riverside then you reach the Sherpa village of Beding (3693 m) – the only noteworthy settlement in Rolwaling. If it should happen that the monk belonging to the Gompa is in the village at the moment, you can ask him to show you round it himself, 150 meters higher a rocky hermitage is visible, where Padmasambhava is supposed to have meditated some 1200 years ago. The Last Human Lodgings of the valley you can find in Na, which is located about three hours’ distance from Beding. From here you have an overwhelming view of the mountain-giants Chekigo (6735 m), Bamongo (6400 m), Kang Nachugo (6735 m), and above all, Tsoboje (6689 m). Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions is always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.


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Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

Day 2
Day 02 : Drive to Jagat (1150m), from Kathmandu 8-9 hrs, overnight at guest house.

After breakfast in Kathmandu. we take a By bus or Car to Jagat to day; it is about 196 km to east from Kathmandu, takes 9-10 hours via Lamosangu (750m.) Charikot (1980m.). Overnight in Jagat in lodge or home stay.

Day 3
Day 03 :Trek to Simigaun (2020m), 4-5 hrs walk.This is not a very long day, overnight at guest house.

but it is a hot and steep ascent. As you leave Gongar you start walking north up the new road. After about 45 minutes you’ll get to Chetchet, A cluster of dwellings on the right side of the road. At this point you leave the road and follow the trail that heads down through Chetchet. After about ten minutes you’ll get to the bridge that crosses the Tamakoshi River. As soon as you cross you start ascending. Follow the trail until you get to the lovely village of Simigaon. The lodges are on the ridge at the top of the village, so you still have about 40 minutes of walking the minor trails through the village until you get to the lodge. The village itself is beautiful. It is spread all over the side of the hill, and you can spend the rest of the day walking around. There is also a monastery on top of the ridge. Overnight in lodge or home stay.

Day 4
Day 04 :Trek to Dongang (2790m), 6.5 hrs. .As you start walking from Simigaon. overnight at guest house.

you take the trail the heads out towards the other side of the ridge and up the Rolwaling river valley. Most of the day you’ll be walking inside a forest, but the way is rather clear, and if you stick with the main trail there is little chance you’ll get lost. After about one hour of ups and downs you’ll see two small shacks. This is a good place to refill some water since from here you are only ascending and there won’t be too many places to rehydrate on the way. From here you enter a Rhododendron forest and you star ascending. It is a rather steep way up and after about two and a half hours and a couple of small bridges you get to a small teahouse where you can take a break. This teahouse is not open all the time so don’t count on it for food or supplies. From here you keep ascending. The higher you go the more the forest is governed by Juniper and Rhododendron. After about three hours you’ll get to Gyalche. There is a lodge here, and it is possible to stop here for the night if you wish. Half an hour down the trail is Dongang, which is located on the bank of the river. There are two places to stay in Dongang, and both of them are run by very nice ladies. The one run by Zangmu Sherpa is lovely. overnight in lodge or homestay.

Day 5
Day 05 :Trek to Beding (3700m), 6 hrs. overnight at guest house.

This is also a day long ascent, and possibly the hardest day of this trek because of the altitude gap. Although most of the maps may suggest otherwise, since 2010 the wooden bridge crossing from Dongang is almost out of use and there is a new bridge up the valley. As you leave Dongang you head north along the main trail and past the scolding NMA sign (“no one profits from illegal mountaineering. So stop doing it right now.”). After about two hours you get to a bridge and cross the Rolwaling Khola. From here the valley starts opening up a bit, and you get some nice views of Chekigo (6257m). After about one hour you cross the Themlung Khola which comes down straight from Gaurishankar, and you get a chance to look up the Themlung valley and get a close look of Gaurishankar. From you here soon enough you’ll start passing some random houses, most of them probably locked and the owners are grazing their yaks somewhere higher. It is still three hours of ascent up to Beding, passing the villages of Jobalu, Nyiamare, Ramding and Chhimu Golche before reaching Beding. If you are trekking in spring, these villages will probably be empty since their residents are grazing their yaks in higher pastures or working as climbing Sherpas for the season. 40 minutes before Beding you pass the regional Lama Monastery School, and they’ll want to see your permits. From here it’s a rather short walk to the village. Beding itself is beautiful and the valley starts widening up at this point, giving you some fine views of the mountains surrounding it. It is also the biggest village in the Rolwaling valley. Overnight in lodge or home stay.

Day 6
Day 06 :Acclimatization Day in Beding (3700m), overnight at guest house.

When not handled seriously, altitude can be a serious trek-killer. A day to acclimatize is highly recommended. Beding itself is picturesque, and there are some good acclimatization walks around the village. On the mountainside in front of the village there is a big boulder marked with prayer flags, which is a nice viewpoint offering very good views of Gaurishankar’s north face and the neighboring peaks. There isn’t any clear trail that goes up, and you’ll have to cross some bushes to get up there. There is also a small Gompa beautifully built into the cliff above the village. Both of them are around 4000m, so they can be a good choice for acclimatization walks. *From Beding it is possible to take a side trip up to Menlung La (5616m), where you can get some superb views of Melungtse and into Tibet. Those of you who do plan to continue to Menlung La are urged to take at least one more day fully acclimatize, since the high camp before the pass is around 4900. The trail up is steep and tricky so try and find someone local to guide you.Overnight in lodge or home stay.

Day 7
.Day 07 : Trek to Dongang (2790m), 6 hrs, overnight at guest house.

This is the day you start descending, following the same trail that you took on the way up. Those of you who wish to go up towards Dadlung La should turn at the bridge after Niyamare.

Day 8
Day 08 : Trek to Gongar Khola (1430m), 5.5 hrs, overnight at guest house.

Still on the same trail back. Ask the lodge owners to sort out your bus ticket to Kathmandu for the following morning.

Day 9
Day 09 : Drive to Kathmandu We take the local bus to Kathmandu.

this is a long day ride. It could be about 11 hours bus ride to Kathmandu.

Day 10
Day 10 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 2Night’s Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All your standard Meals and best available guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • An Experienced English – speaking trekking guide and 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage for 2 trekkers: 1 porter including their salary, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS), and Gaurishankar - Conservation. Area entry permits.
  • Down Jacket, duffel-kit bag and sleeping bag by AlpineTrav Treks. Are to be returned after trip completion.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Landry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Mineral water Bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.

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Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.
Clothings:
Woolen caps, hats
Neckwear
Sunglasses
Hiking boots
Trekking socks
Trekking trousers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Fleece jackets
Down jackets
Cotton T-shirts
Sweaters
Lightweight gloves
Headgear:
Woolen caps, hats
Neckwear
Sunglasses
Accessories:
Batteries
Chargers
Sleeping bag
First-aid kit
Toiletries:
Toilet papers
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Soap
Body lotions
Sanitary napkins, tampons
Cotton towel
Sunscreen
Hand sanitizers


(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.)

Group Discount: Available

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Trip Facts

  • 10 Days
  • Feb-May, Sept-November
  • 3700 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 5 people
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