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Rolwaling Valley Trek

A trek to a sacred hidden valley

Overview

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    Trip Type Trekking
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    Duration 14 Days
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    Trip Grade Moderate
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    Group Size Min. 2, Max. 12
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    Max. Altitude 4600m
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    Destination Nepal

Trip Speciality/ Highlights

  • Trek into the pristine valley of Rolwaling
  •  Reach the foot of the majestic Gaurishankar
  • Visit the TsoRolpa lake, largest glacier lake in the world
  •  Experience of the Sherpa culture and lifestyle

The Rolwaling valley is situated west of Everest Region. This valley is a special sacred hidden place and offers a unique opportunity to explore a different landscape, mountains and flora-founa. Rolwaling is also home to Sherpa climbers and a significant number of mountaineering manpower comes from this valley.

Itinerary

Day: 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

One of our staff, usually your trek guide, awaits your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, upon your arrival, we will transfer you to hotel, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening and an informal briefing about the days ahead.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Dinner
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    Altitude: 1300m

Day: 2

Sightseeing to Cultural Heritage sites of Kathmandu

Apart from being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is originally a place rich in cultural heritage sites. On this day, we take you on a half-day tour to visit the holy and precious stupas of Boudhanath and the Swoyambunath. Swoyambunath Stupa is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple, due to the fact that its premises are also a home to monkeys. We also utilize some time checking up your gears and assist you do some last minute shopping – if necessary.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m
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    Time: 4 hours

Day: 3

Drive to Chetchet and trek to Simigaon

From Kathmandu we start very early morning and drive all the way to Chetchet. Afterwards cross the Tamakoshi River and trek up hill and arrive in Simigaon.

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    Destination Simigaon
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2036m
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    Time: 9 hours drive, 2 hours walk

Day: 4

Trek to Dong-gang, 6 hours

From Simigaon we trek eastwards into the Rolwaling valley. First we walk through the gentle trail that goes downhill to the bank of Rolwaling River and then climb steeper all the way to
Surmuche. From Surmuche we continue up hill walk until we arrive Kyalje. Then we take a short trek down hill to Donggang.

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    Destination Dong-gang
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2791m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 5

Trek to Beding

From Dongang we continue our walk along the Rolwaling river through the alpine forest with the view of mount Chekigo facing us. Then as we approach the crossing of Rolwaling River we have the majestic encounter of Gaurishankar in front of us. We pass by small winter settlements of local Sherpas and arrive at our lodge in Beding.

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    Destination Beding
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3740m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 6

Explore around Beding

We stay in Beding for an acclimatization. While in Beding we will visit the historic Rolwaling Monastery and also hike above the village.

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    Destination Beding
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3740m
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    Time: 3 hours

Day: 7

Trek to Na

From Beding the valley widens and the vegetation also differs. Waterfalls could be seen all along the trail. As we arrive in Na, we are amazed by the sight of the beautiful mountain peaks surrounding this wide-flat summer village. The name name ‘Na’ refers to holy place in local Sherpa language. Along the trail we can witness the holy sites and objects which all makes us feel deeply spiritual and at peace.

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    Destination Na
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 4200m
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    Time: 3 hours

Day: 8

Hike to Omitso and Tsorolpa Lake

Today we hike to the two significant lakes of Rolwaling valley. First we hike to the Omitso, which is regarded very holy. This lake is shaped as the left conch shell and it is related to the local deity Tashitsheringma. Afterwards, on our return back to Na we visit the Tsorolpa Lake, which is the largest glacial lake formed by melting of the glaciers.

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    Destination Tso-Rolpa
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 4600m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 9

Rest day at Na

After previous days long hike we take a much deserved rest day at Na. In the afternoon take a short hike to Urgen Dukang, which is another very significant holy place. The Urgen Dukang is a place where revered Buddhist master Guru Padmasambhava had stayed for meditation. Even
nowadays, advanced practitioners come for meditation at this place.

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    Destination Na
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 4200m
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    Time: 3 hours

Day: 10

Trek to Dong-gang

From Na we trek back on the same route. We stop in Beding for lunch and the continue down to Donggang.

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    Destination Dong-gang
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2791m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 11

Trek to Simigaon

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    Destination Simigaon
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    Accommodation Lodge
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2036m
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    Time: 6 hours

Day: 12

Trek to Chetchet and drive to Kathmandu

We start early today. Walk down to Chetchet and drive all the way back to Kathmandu.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1300m
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    Time: 1 hour walk, 9 hours drive

Day: 13

Half-day sightseeing

Today, we take you on a half-day sightseeing to one of the world heritage sites, either the Pashupatinath Temple or Patan Durbar Square or Bhaktapur Durbar Square. And you have the remaining time to do shopping or explore around Thamel.

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    Destination Kathmandu
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    Accommodation Hotel
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m
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    Time: 3 hours

Day: 14

Transfer to Airport for homebound departure

Depending on your flight timing we transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu approximately 2-3 hours before the flight.

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    Destination Departure
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    Meals Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m

Trip Map

Altitude Graph

Inclusion

Service Included in the Price

  • Four nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • Jeep transfers as per itinerary
  • Trekking permits
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek as per itinerary
  • English speaking local trek guide and assistant guide
  • Porter

Exclusion

Service not included in the Price

  • Extra night hotel
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Medical and evacuation insurance of clients
  • Meals in Kathmandu and alcohol beverages
  • Tips to guide and porter

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