Rolwaling Trek is considered one of the best treks in the culturally and geographically diverse country of Nepal which leads to the high mountains in the West of Khumbu. Rolwaling which means “the grave” by the primitive Sherpa settlers denoted the area buried between steep ice-giants.
Rolwaling Trek leads to a trail of which most part is wild and lonely with high valleys. The trek starts from Dolakha district and then heads to Jagat. The trekking is known to be challenging at its central stage and only few trekkers have been able to successfully excavate Rolwaling. The folk stories of the infamous Yeti are known to be linked to Rolwaling. The trek leads to high passes and glaciers like NyidukKongma, Drolumbau Glacier, and TeshiLapche La. After TeshiLapche La, the trail leads downwards to the camp and to Thame. Rolwaling not only provides a panoramic beauty of flora and fauna and snowcapped mountains but also lets observe the rich culture on the Tibetan frontier.
High Altitude Sherpa has been providing an appropriately drafted itinerary for Rolwaling trekking. Also, it hasoffered services that promise safety as well as anincomparabletime for the passionate trekkers looking forward to board on ajovial expedition towards the captivating, enthralling and challenging Rolwaling Trek.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
– There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.
– this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.
– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek.
physical Condition & Experience Requirements
– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5/7 hours day with light bag.
– Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability.
– Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.
– you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.
– self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
– Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.
|Day 1||Arrive Kathmandu||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Kathmandu to Shigati||1020 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Shigati to Jagat||1250 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Jagat to Simi Gaun||2025 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Simi Gaun to Donga/kharka||2800 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Donga to Beding||3650 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Beding to Nar||4100 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||Acclimatization day in Nar||4100 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Nar to Tso Rolpa Lake||4440 m||Tent|
|Day 10||Tso Rolpa Lake to Tso Rolpa Phedi/Dorlumba glacier||5032 m||Tent|
|Day 11||Tso Rolpa phedi to Ngole via Tashi lapcha pass||4350 m||Tent|
|Day 12||Ngole to Thame||3420 m||Lodge|
|Day 13||Thame to Namche Bazaar||3440 m||Lodge|
|Day 14||Namche Bazaar to Lukla||2860 m||Lodge|
|Day 15||Lukla to Kathmandu (flight)||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 16||Internationale flight|
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m).
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Rowling tashilapcha pass trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City Sightseeing.
The day second sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River,syambunath stupa.(its call monkey temple) Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m): 5-6 hours.
We will drive from Kathmandu through the beautiful high green hills and white mountain views to the north. On the way we will visit the Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. The last hour’s dusty drive will lead down to our campsite on the Tama Kosi River bank. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Sigatte to Jagat (1250m): 5-6 hours.
Our route follows the Bhote Kosi’s deep valley which gradually becomes more gorge-like. We crisscross the hectic river on picturesque suspension bridges and pass a few hamlets and villages. The forest sometimes gives way to views of the Gaurishankar (7145m). This area is still Hindu although signs of Buddhism, with prayer flags and Chortens begin to appear. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Jagat to Simigaon (2025m):5-6 hours.
Few houres walking, we leave the valley to continue east. The path slowly gains altitude on an impressive slope, and later crosses terraces. Simigaon is a Sherpa and Tamang village, marked by its Tibetan monastery perched above the houses on top of the hill in front of Gaurishankar. O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Simigaon to Donga/kharka (2800m): 5-6 hours.
We now enter the Rolwaling valley through a gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forest. The path steadily climbs towards Gyalche. Eventually, we descend back down to the river and establish our campsite on the Rolwaling Khola bank: a narrow green belt beneath Gaurishankar. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Donga to Beding (3690m): 5-6 hours.
We gradually climb the forested valley of tropical alpine vegetation, with excellent mountain scenery surrounding us. Arriving at Beding, we should see Melungtse I (7181m), Rolwaling’s highest summit. Beding is a lonely small village; well known to Everest summiteers from beding. An old but historical Buddhist Monastery is located in the center of the village. O/n at hotel.
Day 8. Beding to Na: (4185m): 5-6 hours.
A short walk will take us to Na; the last tiny alpine hamlet that is only inhabited during summer months. Na is situated just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake in a beautiful valley overlooked by some very impressive peaks, including Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m). O/n at hotel.
Day 9. Na: Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hours.
We can either take a rest or organize an excursion towards the Yalung La pass. Here we climb steadily, the path taking us to a vast amphitheatre at 4900m, situated just below the pass, and the Ramdun peak ice fall which is furrowed with streams. This is an excellent place to view the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. In each direction we get stunning views: to the east the Yalung Glacier, south the Ramdung Peak (5930m), west the Yalung Ri (5630m) and to the north the breathtaking Himalayan summits along the Tibetan border. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Na to Nyiduk Kongma (4750m): 5-6 hours.
We climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake, preventing it from splitting the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below. We continue along the south bank. (The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank and passing through Chobu, no longer exists. In fact, the moraines bordering the lake have all collapsed into it.) After a 300m climb, we must cross a disordered moraine area only scramble down the height we walked up. The campsite is in a sandy amphitheatre, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers. O/n at tented.
Day 11: Nyiduk Kongma to Drolumbau Glacier (5025m): 5 -6 hours.
The path plunges on towards the Trakarding glacier. This is a huge and impressive and rocky area that gives way, from time to time, to large sections of bluish ice. We’ll struggle on towards a rocky spur, just beneath the Dolumbau glacier. It is now quite a venture to access the glacier. We need to climb up a rock face and to set a rope for the porters, helping them to scramble up the 160m before accessing the campsite area. This provides a fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial wall of the Drolumbau glacier to the north: an incredible spot with views of countless streams running off the glacier, falling rocks and collapsing ice. O/n tented.
Day 12: Drolumbau Glacier to Teshi Laptsa pass (5755m) & decent to Ngole (5460): 6-7 hours.
The only route to get a foothold onto the Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep. Our efforts will be rewarded by a unique view towards Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m), with a background of many peaks towards and beyond the Tibetan border. We progress through moraines and gentle slopes, from time to time crossing, glacial areas, towards the summit. The campsite is about 300m below the summit just beyond a tricky but impressive rocky section. O/n at tented.
Day 13: Ngole to Thame (3805m): 5-6 hours.
(If you are Interesting to do Renjola Pass#Gokiyo late#Chola Pass# Everest Base Camp)
Today offers an easy and pleasant descent. Just before arriving in the tiny Sherpa village of Thame, we can visit its picturesque monastery perched on the hillside. Thame lies on an important route for Tibetan traders and their yak caravans trekking across the Nangpa La (5716m/18,752) on the Tibetan border to Namche Bazaar and beyond. O/n at hotel.
Day 14. Thame to Namche bazar (3435m): 3-4 hours.
Namche Bazaar is Sherpa Capital of Solu Khumbu region and visit Sagarmatha National Park visitor Center. There are plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and trekker should spend a day here acclimatizing day on way up to Everest base camp trek. O/n at hotel.
(If you have time keep continuing to Everest base camp).
Day 15: Namche to Lukla (2840m): 6-7 houre.
We have to arrive in Lukla in time to reconfirm our return flight to Kathmandu for early the next morning. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu. (1350m): 35 min flight.
Early Morning flight to Kathmandu, transfer to your Hotel. Free afternoon and evening join the farewell dinner. O /n at hotel
Flight Lukla – Kathmandu might be delayed due to poor visibility and bad weather forecast. alternative way by Heli…..
Day 17: Final departure:
Final Departure to your own destinations-Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.
1.Sun hat or scarf
2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3.Sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover
6. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
7. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
8. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
9. Lightweight gloves
10. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
11. Fleece liner gloves
12. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
13. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
14. Lightweight cotton long pants
15. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
16. Fleece or wool pants
17. Gore-tex jacket
18. Gore-tex jacket trouser
19. thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
20. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21. Hiking boots with spare laces
22. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
23. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
24. Headlamp and batteries
25. Basic First Aid Kit
26. Daypack (approximately 35L to 45L .
27. Water bottles (2)oiletries
28. Small wash towel
29. Swise knife
30. Leap gurd 30spf
31.Sun cream 50spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.
6. Dressing tape – 1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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