Are you an adventure lover who wants to experience a thrilling trekking route? If yes, the Rolwaling trek is the ultimate destination for trekking in Nepal. The Rolwaling trekking is known as one of the hidden track and an adventures trekking destinations in Nepal. Because of this, very few experienced trekkers come to Nepal to conquer this trek.
During this trek, you’ll pass through the Rolwaling valley, which is also known as “The Grave”, and get the majestic views of mountains like the Langtang range, Mount Everest range and Mount Gauri Shanker. The Rolwaling valley is buried down between steep ice-giant. Another fascinating fact about the Rolwaling trek is that it was believed to be a home for Yeti. Also, the Rolwaling trek covers the mountains of Nepal and China/Tibet. This is also another reason for very fewer trekkers choosing this trek.
Along with the views of the Langtang and Mount Everest range, the Rolwaing trek will also treat you with a great view of Mt. Melungtse, Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Tashi Lapcha and the beautiful waterfalls, Tso Rolpa Lake, monasteries, and landscapes. You will also come across pristine glaciers, high passes, and snow-fed lakes during this trek.
Rolwaling trek begins from Kathmandu to Dolakha, a small township near Charikot, an eight hours drive from Kathmandu. The trail following the course of River Tamakoshi on the way to Simigaon adds more thrills to the trek. In this trek, the Glacial a Lake Tsho Rolpa offers an unforgettable experience.
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Here, we will introduce you to the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek (Rolwaling Valley Trek), its trekking routes and the best trekking season for Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha trek.
Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek
The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu (1400m) to Gonggor Khola (1300m) via Dolakha and finally to Suri Dob. The trekkers will stay overnight at a lodge in Suri Dobhan. The next day, we will be trekking along the river crossing streams and jungles to reach Jagat (1440m). On the way, we will also cross a suspension bridge. The next morning, we will walk through a trail that ascends through the Bamboo and mix jungle to reach the Sherpa village of Simigaon (1990m).
Then, we move towards Kharka (2900m). On the route, you’ll be treated with the beautiful view of Mount Gaurishankar. On the next day, the trek will move towards Beding (3690m) following the trails at the left bank of Rolwaling Khola. From Beding, the trek will move towards Na Village (4180m), which is an easy walk along the northern bank of Rolwaling River.
On the ninth day of the trip, the Rolwaling Valley trek will move from Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4588m). Tso Rolpa is a Himalayan Lake, which is filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. Here, you’ll trek along the right bank of the river and then cross the river to climb up the rocky lateral moraine of the Glacier. We then walk close to Tso Rolpa for the night.
The next morning, the trek will move from Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m). This beautiful trek will take you past the glaciers throughout the day. Finally, the next morning, we’ll move from Trakarding to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp (5010m). The trek will take you to the lowest point of the icefall and then climbing to the easiest point to gain the Drolambau glacier. Here we will be surrounded by superb high mountain scenery. Continuing further downhill, we camp at Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp at the foot of Tashi Lapcha, surrounded by absolutely grandiose mountains over 6000m with a 360-degree panorama.
Then the Rolwaling Valley trek will move towards Thengpo (4370m) from Ascension Pachermo (6272m). Ascending from Tashi Lapcha to Pachermo will lead you to the final ridge, sometimes requiring fixed ropes. The Top of the Pachermo summit, you get to enjoy the fantastic views of the Khumbu peaks including Everest and Makalu. From here, you’ll descend towards Thengpo.
From Thengpo, we’ll move towards Thame (3820m). The walk will be relatively easy on this route. From Thame, you’ll get wonderful views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru.
From Thame, we move towards Namche Bazaar to Lukla and then finally take a flight to Kathmandu.
Best Time for Rolwaling Trek
The best time to visit Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Trek is from March to May and in mid-September to November. The weather supports the trek and making it the best time to trekking in Nepal.
Though very difficult, the Rolwaling trek provides you an amazing opportunity to discover the Himalayan lifestyle. Walking through many Sherpa villages, you’ll be heartily welcoming by the Sherpa along with warm hospitality making your journey even more memorable.
If you are planning for Rolwaling trek, do contact Himlayan Trails Trekking. The company is owned by a professional team. A well established, competitively priced and reliable company that has been operating for the last five years. During this period we have organized Trekking, Tours, Bird watching, Peak Climbing in Nepal, Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, Langtang trek, Everest Base Camp trek, Tashi Laptsa pass, and Mt. Everest Expedition in Spring 2017, for some of the most legendary qualities in Himalayan in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
We are an official member of TAAN (trekking agents association of Nepal), NATTA (Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agents). And Nepal tourism Board and officially registered in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil association, the government of Nepal. You can contact us for any kind of trekking in Nepal. Himalayan Trails Trekking also works to make peak climbing in Nepal easier and comfortable than ever before.