Rolwaling to Everest Trekking

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  • Total Duration:13 Nights & 14 Days
  • Best Time:April - May, September - November
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Adventurous To Challenging
‘beautiful and scenic Rolwaling valley to Everest via high Tashi Labtsa-la pass’

Highlights

  • “Adventure from scenic Rolwaling valley to Everest region crossing high Tashi Labtsa-la pass
  • Awesome experience within high and scenic Rolwaling valley enclosed by giant mountains
  • Into complete wilderness within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers for some days
  • Walking from warm low paddy areas to cooler hills unto remote arctic zone  
    Lovely woodland of rhododendron, magnolia and pines trees to arid and barren landscape
  • Explore high and remote Sherpa villages enriched with age-old culture and colorful custom
  • Exciting overland ride to adventurous and challenging walks ending with short scenic flight”

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Adventurous To Challenging
  • Total Duration:13 Nights & 14 Days
  • Best Time:April - May, September - November
  • Overall Trip:17 Nights &18 Days
  • Area of trekking:Nepal's North Mid-East Himalaya beyond Rolwaling valley.
  • Average walking:From minimum 4 hrs to maximum 8 hours treks

Rolwaling to Everest Trekking, where you can experience an adventure of lifetime traversing over high Tashi Labtsa-La pass the separates Rolwaling and Khumbu valleys of Everest region, a complete adventure into a sheer wilderness of giant peaks that surrounds you on this scenic and high altitude Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

Trekkers who are bored from mainstream trails this will be a perfect choice where the adventure leads you away from human settlement and villages for some days in the harmony of mountains and serene tranquil surroundings of moraine and ice beyond Rolwaling beautiful valley.

Starting this awesome adventure Rolwaling to Everest Trekking with an exciting overland journey from the capital Kathmandu to reach Nepal North Mid-East areas of Dolkha district where the walk begins from low warm areas heading towards cooler alpine zone on mid hills covered with lovely woodland of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees.

The walk leads through several Sherpa farm villages of Gongor and Simi Gaon to reach further north at Bedding located within scenic Rolwaling valley with close views of Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m with Melung Tse also known as Jobo Garee peak at above 7,181m high.

At Bedding village free day to get acclimatize, exploring this remote high village of immense Buddhist culture, then walk leads away from main human settlement towards complete wilderness heading past Nar and Yak grazing fields to reach at the bottom of high Tashi-Labtsa La Pass after walking past icy lake Tsho Rolpa. Starting early morning where climb leads to traverse over high scenic Tashi-Labtsa la with tremendous views of Ramdung, Yarlung, and Pacharmo peaks and then landing into new areas at Khumbu of Everest region where walk leads past Thame and famous colorful Namche Bazaar and back into tree lines as walk leads to final end at Lukla. From Lukla great treks completes with a sweeping short flight back to Kathmandu after overwhelming memory and adventure on Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

Day 01:      Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, received by our office staff and guide and then a short drive to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

After checking in your rooms getting refreshed join with other members of the groups for the briefing on Rolwaling to Everest Trekking, providing with useful information regarding treks and other details for your enjoyable stay in Nepal with us includes welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program.

Day 02:      In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning, depart from the hotel for an exciting tour at places of great interest within Kathmandu city, steeped with historical and religious monuments temples, monasteries as listed in World Heritage Sites, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

Day 03:      Drive to Gongar 1,400m via Charikot -07 hrs journey.
Morning depart from the hotel for an interesting drive towards Nepal Mid-East offers you with exciting views as journey leads past farm villages and towns on Nepal and Tibet / China Friendship highway to reach at Gongar within Dolkha district.

As drive leads on the winding road leaving the main highway as our route head direct north with views of Gaurishankar Himal and entering into a low warmer country of farms at Gongar small village which is close to Nepal and Tibet border by the Tama Kosi River.

Overnight at Gogar near the village either camping or in a simple lodge on the first day of the adventure journey.   

Day 04:      Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m - 05 hours.
From Gogar morning walk to cross a bridge over Tama Kosi River, within a narrow gorge to reach Chetchet overlooking wonderful waterfall, here onward walk leads into cooler hills on leaving rice paddy fields.

As walk climbs towards alpine area for an hour than walking on gradual level path, then with the last climb towards our overnight camp at Simigaon village, inhabited by Sherpa tribe this is a nice farm village yielding corns, potatoes, wheat’s, barley and millets, afternoon free at leisure and visit the old monastery with stunning views of the Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung Tse peak.

Day 05:      Trek to Dovan 2,850 m - 05 hrs.
With a nice cool morning, starting the day walk heading North East with a climb through terraced farm fields and then into enchanting serene rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, and pine forest passing several pasture area, walk continues above the hill side and then on the downhill to the river through several cattle herders shades and huts at Gyalche, then an hour of pleasant walk to our overnight camp at Dovan, by the river that flows from the mountains high above, Dovan a small settlement in the middle of a forest with few houses.

Day 06:      Trek to Beding 3,690m - 05 hrs.
The morning starts crossing Rolwaling Khola (stream) where the trail climbs into cools forest, as the path winds up to reach a small place Nyima and Ramdin a farm area with Sheppard’s temporary settlements.

The walk continues to a climb and then reaching at Bedding village for overnight camp, Bedding village home of large Sherpa community and last village within Rolwaling Valley, located in a narrow gorge valley with an old monastery situated on top of a village, this village also has a primary school supported by Hillary foundation.

Day 07:      Rest day for acclimatization and the short hike around.
At Bedding rest day for acclimatization before heading towards our higher destinations and towards Everest via high Tashi Laptsa-La pass.

Bedding village with several options for short hike tour around a village and to some high scenic hills for best views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung Tse  (Jobo Garee).

Day 08:      Trek to Na Gaon 4,183m - 04hrs.
From Bedding walk leads towards end of the beautiful Rolwaling valley and beneath towering Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peaks 7,181 m, on leaving Bedding walk leads on gradual up with grand views of peaks includes Ramdung go 5,930 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum 5,558 m, and Yalung Ri 5,630 m.

As walk proceeds entering into a wide glacial valley within wall of surrounding mountains, after a scenic pleasant walk reaching Na Gaon, temporary place of Yak and cattle herders this is a wide summer pasture, besides cattle grazing grows potato, wheat’s and barley, after lunch afternoon free to relax, or take a short walk.

Day 09:      Trek to Glacier camp 5,400 m - 06 hours.
After a nice acclimatization day at Na Gaon adventure continues, as morning walk leads at the end of Rolwaling Valley, crossing icy streams and then leading to Sangma a yak grazing pasture area, from here crossing a wooden short bridge where our route leads to a steep climb over moraine and streams to reach near a dam of Tsho Rolpa.

The lake also called Tsho / Cho Pokhari, the camp is set on the sandy ground on the southern shore of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuki facing views of Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker- Go 6,793 meters.

Day 10:      Trek to the base of Tashi Labtsa 5,400 m - 04 hours.
From the camp heading towards our main adventure at the base of high Tashi Labtsa-La Pass as walk continues feeling true wilderness within mountainous surrounding and sound of ice crackling.

Morning walk leads to a climb above moraine on the northern side of Tsho Rolpo, as our route heads above glacier at the center of the rocky glacier to set our camp just beneath of Drolambu icefall and Tashi-Labtsa-La.

Here our guide scout the area for the best possible route to traverse over Tashi Laptsa-La, the path can be misleading sometimes due to movement of a glacier with rock falls that changes the path each season.

Day 11:      Cross Tashi Laptsa above 5,755 m and descend to Tengpo 4,370 - 08 hrs.
Our main Big Day! of the adventure as our walk starts early morning leading to a climb over glacier section for an hour, and then to a spur to reach upper glacier from here onward, ropes will be fixed with steps-ledge to make it easier to reach the top for all.

The climb on top of the pass is not difficult except in much snow conditions but one needs to be carefully avoiding some fatal accidents loose falling rocks might occur in this high mountain sections.

Taking nearly more than four hours of the strenuous climb to reach the top of Tashi Laptsa-La at 5,755 m, with views of surrounding peaks close views of Pachhermo peak above 6,273 m high.

From here reach you near north Teng Ragi Tau and at the top of Tashi Laptsa-La festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and Cairns, after a refreshing stop along descending to Khumbu and Everest region with the overnight stop at Tengpo, a small summer pasture area on route Thame and Namche Bazaar.

Day 12:      Trek to Thame 3,820 m - 05 hrs.
After long day walk and adventure from today onward will be much easier heading on gradual well maintained the path to Thame as walk leads back into villages after being in complete isolation for several days, walk gets better as our route leads to Thame village for an overnight stop in the comfort of the nice cozy lodge.

Thame village is also a home of famous late Tenzing Norgay Sherpa (The first person to climb Mt. Everest with Hillary), afternoon at leisure visit Thame Gompa the oldest monastery of the region.

Day 13:      Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m - 04 hrs.
With pleasant overnight at Thame, from here walk leads to Namche Bazaar which is the gateway to Everest Base Camp and to other scenic areas of high Khumbu, morning walk down to a small bridge then short climb with the pleasant walk to reach Thamo village and back into green vegetation and tree lines.

The walk leads into rhododendron, oaks and pines woodland with few ups and down to reach Namche Bazaar for the overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodges.

Namche the hub of Khumbu area and the largest prosperous trading town and a village offering facilities like ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery where the colorful market takes place every Saturday.

Day 14:      Morning free at Namche then trek to Monjo 2,830 m - 04 hrs.
Morning free for the optional walk on top Namche Hill around its Museum overlooking panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Amadablam, Kangtega, Tharmasarkhu and Kongde peaks, interesting tour of the museum.

After a nice pleasant moment having lunch at Namche then continues to walk downhill to Dudh-Kosi River with an overnight stop at Monjo village, close to Sagarmatha National Park entrance point.

Day 15:      Trek to Lukla 2,820 - 04 hrs.
Our last walk of memorable adventure ends today at Lukla, from here a good short of few hours on gradual winding and scenic trail past Phakding, Ghat villages than with last climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon time to explore Lukla town.

Day 16:      Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with a panorama mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with fa ree afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful experience on Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

Day 17:      In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Today, free day in Kathmandu reserved as an extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.

If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

Day 18:      Final International departure from Nepal.
Last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after completing an overwhelming adventure Rolwaling to Everest Trekking.

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Norma Sherratt & Chris Sherratt ,Bristol, UK
“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
Lynne & Patrick Ward-Booth Essex,England
There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
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