Rolwaling Trek (23 Days)

Rolwaling Trek. Rolwaling is the East-West Valley below Gauri Shankar (7145m) and just south of Tibetan Border. Rolwaling has a unique environment and is exceptionally rich in bio-diversity which makes this region one of the finest tourist destinations in Nepal. The region consists of Tamang settlements combined with majestic mountain ranges and several kinds of vegetation. On Rolwaling trek, you will be enchanted by the panoramic views of Pharchamo Peak (6187m) and Ramdung (5925m). This remote area is a challenging and rewarding trekking destination.


Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu.
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be met by our representative who will then take you to your hotel for the night.Hotel included.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, you will go for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley with visits to many Buddhist and Hindu temples/shrines, which reflect the local culture & tradition, and religion of Nepalese society. After this exciting sightseeing tour, you will be taken back to your Hotel in the afternoon.Hotel included.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Barabise (819m)
This day starts with a pleasant drive along the Arniko highway to Barabise, passing through some excellent views along the way. You will camp for the night beside the Sun Koshi River. O/N at Barabise.

Day 04: Barabise to Kabre (1605m)
After breakfast, you will start with a steep climb behind the town of Barabise and through some rice and mustard fields. After a couple of hours, you will come to a ridge, and will be greeted by a magnificent view down the Sun Koshi river. You will also observe many birds of prey soaring along this ridge. O/N at Kabre.

Day 05: Kabre to Dolongsa
Climbing continues through small settlements and the Rhododendron forest then comes our camp site. Many birds can be seen in this area and a marvelous beauty of this place will certainly touch your heart. O/N at Dolongsa.

Day 06: Dolongsa to Bigu Gompa (2310m)
The day begins with a very steep climb to the pass (3320m) with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Everest. You will then descend through a splendid forest to the lone monastery of Bigu Gompa. O/N at Bigu Gompa.

Day 07: Bigu Gompa to Chilangka (1923m)
This day, we have to descend to Samling Khola (1710m) observing the exotic flora on the way before our climb to Chilangka. O/N at Chilangka.

Day 08: Chailangka to Kulong (1890m)
This day, you will proceed your trek with a few ups and downs and with some magnificent views of Gaurishanker Himal (7145m). O/n at Kulong.

Day 09: Kulong to Shalu (1500m)
This day is considered as a pleasant and easy trekking day with mostly down hill to Bhote Koshi and to the village of Jagat than after it is an easy walk upstream towards our campsite at Salu. O/N at Salu.

Day 10: Shalu to Simigaon (2000m)
The day starts with an easy walk along the river until we cross Bhote Koshi. Afterwards, it is a very steep climb to Simigaon and climb up to the Gompa. O/N at Simi gaon.

Day 11: Simigaon to Forest Camp (2800m)
After a short steep climb, the trek enters a beautiful mixed forest of different vegetation including Rhododendron as you climb higher. After descending for some period of time, you will then reach our campsite. O/N at Forest Camp.

Day 12/13: Forest Camp to Beding (3694m)
This day, after your breakfast you will continue your climb through forest before entering the more open Rolwaling Valley at Ramdung and Beding, the largest and beautiful settlement in the Rolwaling Valley.  O/N at Beding.

Day 14: Beding to Na (4100m)
Exploring the heart touching beauty, you will continue upwards along the valley through Rhododendrons to the summer settlement of Na. O/N at Na.

Day 15: Na to Forest Camp (2800m)
You will return back to the beautiful campsite of Forest Camp. O/N at Forest Camp.

Day 16: Forest Camp to Chetchet (1500m)
You will take a different route down the forest to Simigaoun before the steep descents down to the Bhote Koshi River. O/N at Chetchet.

Day 17: Chetchet to Chetre (1000m)
Pass through some interesting villages of medieval manifestation and many photographic possibilities you will reach Chetre. O/N at Chetre.

Day 18: Chetre to Dolakha (950m)
This day, you will continue along the valley which has now become the Tama Kosi. Passing through some very interesting forest, you will reach Dolakaha.  O/N at Dolakha.

Day 19: Dolakha to Charikot (200m)
A steep climb brings you to Charikot. O/N at Charikot.

Day 20: Charikot to Kathmandu.
From Charikot, you will drive back to Kathmandu.Hotel Included.

Day 21: Departure.
We will transfer you to the airport for your onward destination.

Note: This trek can be done in other sense ending in Everest region.Please contact us for details itineraries.

Detail Itinerary

Rolwaling trekking is non tourist and unspoiled trekking trail in eastern part of the Nepal closed to the Everest region. Rolwaling trekking provides an experience the remoteness of this region, romantic mountain views, diverse flora and fauna and rich local cultures. Trekking in Rolwaling is one of Nepal’s finest high mountain valleys West of the Khumhu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the “Rolwaling” which is called simply “the grave” by the indigenous Sherpa’s on account of its location – buried down between steep ice-giants. A golden chance for trekkers who do not want to encounter a mass influx of tourists but equally enjoy mother nature and splendid views of Himalayas & exploring beautiful waterfalls, Tso Rolpa Lake, monasteries and landscapes. Rolwaing trekking leads through on of the remote and beautiful parts of Nepal past picturesque sherpa, Tamang and Chhetri village with their typical terraced fields, through dense, gloomy primeval forest and over broad bridge with wonderful views.
Rolwalling trekking to Rollwaling Himal, west of Everest and near the Tibtian border, offers fascinating experience which start from Barabise, passes Tinsang la pass and descends Bigu Gomba which houses Buddhist nuns. The trail descends Bhotekosi River and turns into the Rollwaling valley, one of the most remote, mysterious, and fascinating places in the Rolwaling trekking . The land is full of the tales of the yeti, the mysterious snow man in the world and it is the place where some mountaineers arranged expedition to hunt yetis in the past. Beding is the last permanent settlement & Na Gaun which is only the summer settlement, is the highest altitude reached in the trek. From the village of Na (4,183m) the trail ascends through grass-covered valley to Tso Rolpa then traversing the moraine on the north side of the valley onto the snout of the Tram Bau Glacier, which feeds the Rolwaling river. The route up Pachhermo peak 6,273m is highly crevasseous. In Sherpa Language Biku means “Seed”. There is Sherpa village. View of Gaurishankar (7,145m), Melungtse (7,181m), other mountains, a good landscapes; the village of Beding (3,690m) and monastery, the village of Na (4,183m); Tso Rolpa lake are the main attractions of Rolwaling trekking tour. After assault, the trail drops to Thame, from where the route along Bhote Kosi river leads to Namche Bazaar and onto Lukla for flight to Kathmandu but if you have time you can make Everest base camp trekking as well.

Facilities On Trail : The Rolwaling  Region

Barabise: Govt. Health Post.
Simi Gaun: Govt. Health Post.
Charikot: Govt. Hospital.

IT facilities and Telephone Service.


High-Altitude Illness: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It.

Every year millions of people go to the mountains for backpacking, skiing, mountain climbing and other activities. If you’re planning a trip to altitudes over 8,000 feet, talk with your doctor about high-altitude illness (also called mountain sickness or altitude sickness).

What causes high-altitude illness?

The higher you climb above sea level, the less oxygen there is in the air. The oxygen level becomes very low at altitudes above 8,000 feet. This causes problems for people who normally live at lower altitudes because their bodies aren’t used to working on so little oxygen. If you stay at a high altitude for a long time, your body gets used to the low oxygen level, and you don’t get sick from it.

The following are the three main types of high-altitude illness:
1. Acute mountain sickness
2. High-altitude pulmonary edema (also called HAPE), which affects the lungs
3. High-altitude cerebral edema (also called HACE), which affects the brain

These illnesses can be serious, but they can also be prevented.

How can I prevent high-altitude illness?

You can do two important things to prevent high-altitude illness:
1.Take your time traveling to higher altitudes. When you travel to a high altitude, your body will begin adjusting right away to the lower amount of oxygen in the air, but it takes several days for your body to adjust completely. If you’re healthy, you can probably safely go from sea level to an altitude of 8,000 feet in a few days. But when you reach an altitude above 8,000 feet, don’t go up faster than 1,000 feet per day. The closer you live to sea level, the more time your body will need to get used to a high altitude. Plan your trip so your body has time to get used to the high altitude before you start your physical activity.

2.Sleep at an altitude that is lower than the altitude you are at during the day. For example, if you ski at an elevation of 10,000 feet during the day, sleep the night before and the night after at an elevation of 8,500 feet.

How do I know if I’m getting high-altitude illness?

Some of the first signs of high-altitude illness are headache, light headacheness, weakness, trouble sleeping and an upset stomach. If you have these symptoms, stop going up or go back down to a lower altitude until your symptoms go away. More severe symptoms include difficulty breathing even while you’re resting, coughing, confusion and the inability to walk in a straight line. If you get these symptoms, go to a lower altitude right away and get help from a doctor.

What should I do if I get high-altitude illness?

The best treatment for any of the 3 high-altitude illnesses is to go down to a lower altitude right away. But if you only have mild symptoms, you may be able to stay at that altitude and let your body adjust. If you do this, don’t exercise at all–just rest until you feel better.

If you have severe symptoms, go down 1,500 to 2,000 feet right away to see if your symptoms get better. Keep going down until your symptoms go away completely.

Medicines that may be used to prevent or treat the symptoms of severe high-altitude illness include acetaminophen (one brand name: Diam-ox) and nippiness (one brand name: Procardia).

Don’t ignore signs of high-altitude illness. People can die of this if they don’t recognize the signs or if they don’t believe their illness is caused by the high altitude. When you have signs of high-altitude illness, don’t go higher until you feel better and your symptoms have gone away completely.

 All the transports (go/back on the places of trek and during the trek). Accompanied by a professional Guide and one porter for 2 persons to carry your bags (maximum 20 kg for 2 persons). TREK IN TENT. Trekking team with Professional English speaking  guide, cook and porters. Lodging under tent, meals prepared by the cook. IN KATHMANDU: Welcome at the airport, transfer hotel/airport. Comfortable hotel (near heart of Thamel) with breakfast, rooms with double bed/shower, Trekking permit. Reconfirmation of your return plane ticket.


Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu (except breakfast), drinks during all stay or trek, (except teas or coffee in breakfast). Entrances fee of monuments, cities and museums, your insurance, Tips, Nepalese visa (40 dollars cash) and all airports taxes  in Nepal

Note: All participants have to give a copy of their insurance, with the address, tel and fax number of insurance company. This insurance has to cover the helicopter rescue in case of accident or sickness. In case of your insurance don’t cover helicopter rescue, you have to fill a form in Kathmandu and make agreement that you will pay yourself the amount of expenses paid by Nepal Assemble Treks for your helicopter rescue or research. Without this agreement, you cannot participate in trek.

In The trek the guide is allowed to change the itinerary, depending of the weather, climate and the physical condition of participants. Each participant who stop his trek or make change any form of program may not ask any money compensation to the agency.

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