Rolwaling Trek

Duration: 2 Nights 3 Days
  •  Enjoy the scenic Himalayan panorama of Everest, Melungtse, Gaurishankar, and Langtang ranges
  •  Cross one of the highest and most difficult passes in Nepal at the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755 m)
  •  Explore the Sagarmatha National Park, a natural UNESCO world heritage site
  •  Visit the ethnic Tibetan and Sherpa inhabited villages

Rolwaling Trek explores the Rolwaling valley between the Langtang Himal to the west and Everest Himalayas to the east. The trek takes you to on a journey to the Tibetan-influenced villages close to the Tibetan border. With the company of glaciers like Trakarding and Parchemuche, the trek culminates at the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m). The trek is famously described to be one of the hardest in the nation and the Tashi Lapcha Pass is evident to the claim. Moreover, the folktales of Yeti further add more mystery to the Rolwaling Trek.

The 18-day trek begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. The trek moves 200km east of Kathmandu to Gonggar Khola via Dolakha. The trek begins at Gonggar Khola and gradually advances through the discreet Rolwaling valley. You’ll pass through large gorges, massive glaciers, high mountain passes, and numerous ethnic villages en route namely Simigaon, Daldung La, Beding, Na, and Ramdung Go (5,930 m) before crossing the Yalung Glacier. Yalung is one of the sources of the mighty Arun and Koshi Rivers. The trail advances to the high glacial Tsho Rolpa Lake (4,540m) before crossing the Trakarding Glacier (4,800 m). You’ll move east and cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755 m) to arrive at Khumbu valley. The Tashi Lapcha Pass offers the captivating sights of the Mount Everest (8,848 m), Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), and Gaurishankar Himal (7,134 m). The serene mountains of Rolwaling valley are popular for the folktales of the Yeti, an abominable snowman. The locals believe that the creature still wanders in the high mountains of the region. The latter part of the trek takes you directly into the Sagarmatha National Park. The trail connects to the popular Everest trail and heads directly down to Lukla via Thame, Namche Bazaar, and Monjo village. The trip concedes upon your return to Kathmandu from Lukla. The Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha trek is accessible during spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons which guarantee best weather and mobility.

At Manikang, we value the safety and satisfaction of our clients to a high degree. As such, our attempts on providing excellent services have been added with the help of our experienced guides and porters.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).
  • Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Gonggar (1,440m) via Dolakha 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 3Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3,976m) 7-8 hrs,Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 4Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3,690m) 7-8 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 5Exploration Day, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 6Trek from Beding to Na (4,180 m) 4-5 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 7Acclimatization day: Hike to Ramdung Go (5,930m) and Yalung glacier, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 8Trek from Na to Tsho Rolpa Lake (4,540 m) 4-5 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 9Trek from Tsho Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier (4,800m) 7-8 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 10Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Phedi 6-7 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 11Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phedi to Tashi Camp (5,200m) 6-7 hrs, & Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,755m)Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 12Trek from Tashi Lapcha Camp to Thyangbo (4,350 m) 4-5 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 13Trek from Thyangbo to Thame (3,820m) 4-5 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 14Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 15Trek from Namche to Lukla (2,840m) 6-7 hrs, Overnight stay at tented camp.
  • Day 16Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 17Reserve day for flight cancellation from Lukla to Kathmandu due to bad weather, Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 18Departure to International Airport.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What’s Included

  •  Airport - Hotel - Airport transfer
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu under the B/B plan as per itinerary
  •  Best available accommodation during the trek
  •  Three Board Meal during the trek
  •  Entrance fees for sightseeing
  •  One experienced guide and the necessary number of porters Salary, insurance, Transportations, food and accommodation of guide and porters
  •  TIMS Fee
  •  Conservation Area Entry Fee
  •  All government and local taxes
  •  International Airfare
  •  Nepal Visa Fee
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Personal Expenses
  •  Tips
  •  Other expenses not mentioned in Cost Include section