Rolwaling Trek is the only trek which takes you through the Everest region and even to Tsho Rolpa which you will be traveling to rarest places of Nepal. The trail is so much excitement you can know all about it after going through Rolwaling trek Detailed Itinerary.
Rolwaling Trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu:
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.
Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast every guest need to arrive at Company to review about their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guest for cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.
The destination for sightseeing include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha by Jeep or bus:
After the morning breakfast, we will begin our journey to captivating sight of both Mt. Langtang and Mt. Everest. Heading North-east from Kathmandu, we will pass through gravel road accompanied with scenic high green hills, white mountains views and cross different villages of mixed community. The narrower road winds along in a maze of twists, turns, loops and hairpin corners before we arrive at beautiful city of Dolakha. We will check in into the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 4: Drive from Dolakha to Shigati:
Waking up early, we will take short tour of the famous temple of Dolakha- Bhimeshwor Temple. This temple is noted as one of the most popular throughout the country Nepal. The idol in the temple is said to resemble three different gods: Bhimeshwar in the morning, Mahadeva during the day and the Narayana in the evening.
After short visit around the spiritual temple of Dolakha, we will take 3 and half hour drive to Shigati. While dirving through the gravel road, you pass through several streams and jungle with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. We will set up our first camp here for the overnight stay.
Day 5: Trek from Shigati to Jagat:
From today we will begin our trekking journey. After a breakfast, we begin our trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. Passing through the rice terraced field, we crisscross the hectic river through the suspension bridge. After a while of walk, we come across few hamlets and villages inhabited by mixed community. On the way, we need to cross the jungles covered by orchid and few rhododendrons. While passing through the forest, you will be able to witness the magnificent view of the Gaurishankar (7145 meter). Crossing the suspension bridge, we arrive at the final destination for the day, Jagat- a small town with people of different ethnicities.
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon:
Waking up early in the serenity of Jagat village, we will take a short walk around the village before breakfast. After a quick tour around this small village, we will start our hike following normal flat path in the beginning & then ascend and descend through the jungle. Walking out of the jungle, our trail follows the river bank. As we move forward to our destination, the valley begins to narrow until we cross the suspension bridge over the river. A short steep uphill climb after the crossing suspension bridge reaches the Sherpa village of Simigaon. This village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus, is spread on the terrace on the mountainside.
Day 7: Trek Simigaon to Daldung La:
Commencing on our trek early, we come across few more Sherpa settlements. As we start our trek early, you can have the fascinating view of Gaurishankar Himal lying just above the Rolwaling valley. Walking with the magnificent view of the Mt. Gaurishankar, we march forward to the Rolwaling valley. From the ridge of the Shimigaon, our trail climbs a rocky, wooded ridge with beautiful pine forest. Hiking on the ascending and descending path, enjoying the serenity and beauty of the place, we eventually arrive at Yak Naka. This place is a temporary Yak shed. This Yak shed are basically used to prepare cheese and butter. An hour walk from this place reaches Daldung La.
Day 8: Trek from Daldung la to Beding:
From Daldung La, our trail gradually ascends uphill through beautiful forested valley of rhododendron trees and alpine vegetation. Along the way, you will have an unfolding view of mountain scenery including Gaurishankar surrounding us. Crossing the forest, our trail continues along the left bank of Rolwaling Khola to the deep river valley, and eventually arrive at a tributary river from Gaurishankar. Trekking on the suspension bridge over the deep gorges in few places make this trekking journey even more enchanting. From the tributary the trail rises further higher to an easy and relative flat terrain of Beding. A short and relaxing walk of the flat terrain reaches Beding- a big Sher village located by the river. Arriving here, you can see the Rolwaling’s highest summit Melungtse I (7181 meter). At the centre of the village, you can see the old historical Buddhist Monastery. We will set up the camp at the bank of the river for the overnight stay.
Day 9: Rest and acclimatization Day at Beding:
As we are already in the high altitude, it is very important to take a day off to rest and acclimatize before going to the higher altitude region. Taking a day of, to acclimatize helps your body adjust with the high altitude surrounding and also reduces the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
On this day, we will have a day hike to Malung La Pass (5616 meter) or even higher to acclimitaze our body. Reaching at the top ridge of Malung La pass you will have great panaromic views of more than 15 snowy peaks, glacier and the natural forest in the bending valley below. At the late evening, we will return to camp at Beding for the overnight stay.
Day 10: Trek from Beding to Na:
The hike to Na from Beding is relatively short and easy. Beginning our hike, we will easy walk along the northern bank of the Rolwaling river. The trail is wide open with fresh air and the charming sound of the Rolwaling river makes your trip worthwhile. As we move forward, we come across few summer village of Beding. Along the way you can see the people busy in their fields of buckwheat and barley. Our trek passes the monastery and follows the valley until we arrive at the summer village of Na. This village is located just below the Tsho Ropla Glacier Lake.
Day 11: Rest Day at Na and hike to Yalung La:
Another day to rest and acclimatize. On this day we can rest at the camp or take a short hike to Yalung La Pass. The hike to the Yalung La pass is a steadily steep up climb. Reaching at the top ridge of the camp, you can have the excellent view of the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake. Apart from the lake, you can get the stunning views of Yalung glacier to the east, Ramdung Peak (5930 meter) to the south, Yalung Ri (5630 meter) to the west and breathtaking Himalayan summits to the north.
Day 12: Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake:
The trek today begins through the flat levelled path which gradually ascend to witness the Himalayan lake filled with chilling water of glacier. Tsho Rolpa lake is one of the biggest glacial lake in Nepal. This lake is situated between the Langtang and Everest Region. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to the unfolding vista. We will camp at the camping side of Tsho Rolpa for overnight.
Day 13: Trek from Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier:
The hike today will be comparatively challenging, as we need to walk through the glaciers throughout the day. Beginning our day early, we head towards the Trakarding Glacier on a rocky path. The trail slowly ascends through some rock climbing and then gradually walks on a glacial moraine, which occasionally passes rock overhangs. Throughout the struggle on a rocky path, you will experience the new enchanting beauty which will surely add extra dimensions into your trail.
Day 14: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Phedi Camp:
Today we will be trekking from Trakarding Trakarding glacier to Tashi Lapcha Phedi camp elevated at 5,755 meters. The trail mostly ascends through rocks and glacier. The walk follows high slopes above the glacier to avoid the lower section, but further up we must trek along the centre on the hard-rocky glacier. Steady walk leads us to the lowest point of the ice fall and then climbing to the easiest point to gain the Drolambau glacier. From here we will descend towards the Tashi Lapcha Phedi Camp located at bottom of Tashi Lapcha. The 360-panoramic view of high mountains from here is amazing. After we reach Tashi Lapcha Phedi Camp we will camp for the night.
Day 15: Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phedi to Tashi Cape via Tashi Lapcha Pass:
Today we will climb up towards Tashi Lapcha pass from where you will get the perfect view of Khumbu Peaks. After we arrive at Tashi Lapcha pass, we now just need to head toward Tashi Cape. For us to reach Tashi Cape we need to cross Tashi Lapcha Pass. Snow around trail will be thick preventing us from distinguishing the right and safe path. After walking past thick snow we will reach a point from where we will start gradual downhill walk towards Tashi Cape. We will camp at Tashi Cape for the overnight.
Day 16: Trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo:
After waking up we will assemble our camping equipment’s and start our trekking towards Thyomgbo. The trail today will be a lot easier than we experienced before. We will descend towards Thyomgbo walking on the glacier gradually.
Day 17: Trek from Thyomgbo to Thame:
Today we will trek down to Thame. The trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail. You will be able to enjoy the natural beauty around you. A gradual and easy descend takes us to Thame Village. Here at thame village, there is old and fascinating monastery which is located at the upper end of the village. from here you can get the great views of mountains such as Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. We will camp for the overnight stay.
Day 18: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar:
From thame, we will follow the old trade route over Nangoa-la while as well following the Bhote Koshi river. The trail descends gradually for some time. Then it is steeply downhill until we reach to a bridge over the Dudh Koshi river at Phunki Tenga. From here we will hike past through different village and ascend toward Sanasa – A place where Sherpa people sell Tibetan goods. From here we will go past through forest and graduall up and down trails to reach Namche Bazaar. We will be staying at lodge for the overnight stay.
Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla:
We trek all the way back to Lukla today to finish the trekking journey. We trek past Monjo and Phakding villages; encounter the Dudh Koshi River along the trail and eventually reach Lukla. As the final day of the trek, we can celebrate the beautiful adventure. We see off our trekking potters here today thanking them for all the help they provided to make our trip possible.
Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu:
We wake up early for our flight back to Kathmandu. We say goodbye to the serene and magnificent mountains and board the flight to come back to the city civilization. The rest of the afternoon in Kathmandu will be at leisure. Walking around the streets of Kathmandu; souvenir shopping; finding massage or relaxing at the hotel can be easy ways to spend time.
We are taking you for the farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of Everest base camp trek tonight.
Day 21: See You Again:
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
We will definitely hope that you enjoyed the Everest Base Camp Photography Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.