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Rolwaling Valley to Everest Trek

23 days

Trip Facts

Duration:23 days

Grade:Moderate to Hard

Max elevation:5755m

Activities: Trekking & hiking

Transport:Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size:2+

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Rolwaling Valley to Everest a high altitude and picturesque adventure with Life Himalaya Trekking, leading you to overwhelming and fascinating areas of North Mid East Himalaya range. Around beautiful Rolwaling valley to Everest base camp via highest pass of Tashi-Lapche at 5,755 m an awesome experience with adventure of lifetime.

Rolwaling Valley to Everest is seldom trekked region due to its high altitude and lack of good lodges on route, on this trek requires good physical and mental fitness to tackle the high altitude pass of Tashi Lapcha and around remote corners of Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region.

Our adventure Rolwaling Valley to Everest starts with an interesting and scenic overland drivetowards Dolkha areas of Charikot a nice hill town with fabulous views of Langtang and Jugal Himal range of mountains with Gaurishnaker and Melungtse.

Drive ends on the rough road at Gongar-Khola near to the border of Tibet, walk begins into mid hills villages of Simigaon and Dobhan with start of Sherpa Buddhist cultures entering into enchanting alpine forest and walking into a wide valley at Rolwaling in Beding, the last village before Everest area.

After Beding village into complete wilderness in between high mountains and crossing a tough high Tashi-Lapcha pass to reach at Khumbu and Everest region at Thame and famous Namche Bazaar.

From here walking on the mains busy trekking trails to Everest base camp with interesting time around famous Namche and scenic Thyangboche Monastery as the walk leads to higher arid and dry country enclosed within world highest peaks at Everest base camp.

At base camp with views of Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers beneath towering South Face of Mt. Everest, and then head downhill to Lukla town for short scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on completing most enjoyable and fascinating high altitude adventure Rolwaling Valley to Everest. On this awesome adventure Rolwaling Valley to Everest views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m - 19,992ft) Mt. Gaurishankar (7,145 m) and Melung Tse / Jobo Garee peak (7,181m),Ramdung go 5,930 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum (5,558 m), Yalung ri (5,630 m),Parchamo Peak (6,187 m) Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku (6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.

Brief Itinerary:            

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Drive to Gongar 1,400m via Charikot -07hrs journey.

Day 03: Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m - 05 hours.

Day 04:    Trek to Dovan 2,500 m - 06 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Beding 3,693m - 05 hours.

Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes.

Day 07: Trek to Na gaon 4,183m - 04 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Glacier camp 5,400 m - 06 hours.

Day 09: Trek to the base of Tashi Labtsa 5,400 m – 04 hours.

Day 10: Cross Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 m and to Thyangbo 4,230 - 08 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Thame 3,820 m - 05 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m - 04 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.

Day 17: Hike to Kalapathar5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.

Day 19: Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.

Day 20: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 22:    In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.

Day 23: International departure for home ward bound.

Trip Highlights:

  • An adventurous trek over world highest pass to Everest from scenic Rolwaling valley,
  • Walking on the least trekked region around Rolwaling with high Tashi-Lapcha pass.
  • Grand views of Mid East Himalaya of Gauri-Shanker-Melungtse and Mt. Everest
  • Into lovely forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oak trees to wide open valley,
  • Truly a fascinating journey around highest areas of Himalaya with dramatic views.
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages of Rolwaling and Khumbu high valleys

Trip Summary:

Overnights:            Hotels and in local Lodge with camping till Thame.

Trek Grade:            Moderate to Adventurous with high altitude.

Highest point:         At Tashi-Lapcha 5,755 m & at Kalapathar top 5,545 m.

Activities:             Overland drive –trekking- scenic flight and tour in Kathmandu.

Trekking duration:    19 nights &20 days (Drive and flight from Lukla)

Total Trip:             22 nights &23 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Season:                April to June and September to December.

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on fresh arrival where you will be warmly received by Life Himalaya Trekking staff and then with transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will brief you on Rolwaling Valley to Everest base camp trekking includes other information related to this trip, includes welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02:  Drive to Gongar 1,400 m via Charikot - 07 hrs journeys.

Morning drive on the scenic Kathmandu-Lhasa highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of the Himalaya, passing several villages and towns on reaching at Charikot the drive diverts from the main road to dirt road on the road towards Dolkha and Rolwaling area journey continues passing farm villages and finally reaching at Gongar near by the river close to the border of Tibet but in the warm area where rice still grown around this area overnight camp after a long exciting journey.

Day 03:   Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m- 05 hrs.

From this small settlement morning walk leads past Tama Kosi, and into narrow gorge to reach at Chetchet with its cascading magnificent waterfall, from here onwards on the cool area, leaving the rice paddy and sub tropical region, the path leads to a climb into alpine area for an hour then 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 04:  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 05:     Trek to Beding 3,690m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk starts with a crossing of Rolwaling khola (stream) then the trail climbs up into tranquil forest, then the path winds up reaching a small place of Nyimare and Ramding farm and Sheppard’s temporary settlements, the trail continues with the climb and then finally completing the walk at Beding village for overnight camp, Beding village home of large Sherpa community and the last village of Rolwaling Valley, located in a narrow gorge valley with an old monastery situated on the top of this village, this village has a primary school supported by Hillary foundation.

Day 06:     Rest day for acclimatization and short hike around.

An important and necessary to have rest day to acclimatize before heading towards our higher destinations crossing of high pass of Tashi Lapcha. Beding village offers opportunity for short hike like visiting around village and to some high hills for best views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung Tse (Jobo Garee).

Day 07:     Trek to Na Gaon 4,180m - 04hrs.

Today’s walk leads at the end of this beautiful Rolwaling valley beneath the towering Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peaks

7,181 m, after leaving Beding village the walk leads on the gradual up hills overlooking grand views of array of snow capped peaks from Guarishnker, Melung Tse, Ramdung go 5,930 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum 5,558 m, and Yalung ri 5,630 m, as the walk progress and gorge turning into a wide glacial valley and this amazing Rolwaling valley ends with a wall of surrounding snow capped mountains, after a scenic pleasant walk reaching at Na Gaon, which is a temporary settlement of the Beding cattle herders a huge wide summer pasture, the people here grows potato, wheat’s and barley and this will be our highest spot of this awesome journey. After lunch a free afternoon to relax, catch up with the dairy or short walk around.

Day 08:     Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m - 05 hrs.

After a nice acclimatization day at Nagaon, our adventure carries on, morning walk leads to the end of Rolwaling Valley, then crossing small streams and then leading to Sangma a yak grazing pasture area, from here crossing a wooden short bridge then the path leads to a steep climb over the moraines and streams to reach near the dam of Tsho Rolpa. This lake is also called as Cho Pokhari, our camps is set on sandy level ground on the southern bank of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk along with awesome views of Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker- Go 6,793 meters.

Day 09:     Trek to Drolambau Glacier at Tashi Lapcha BC 5,400 m - 05 hrs.

Around this area you can feel the true wilderness with only the sound of nature and ice cracks in the night time, morning walk continues with a climb above the moraine on northern bank of Tsho Rolpo, then leading above the glacier at the centre of a rocky glacier to our campsite on the bottom of Drolambu icefall.

After the camp is set, our expert guides will walk around the area to scout for the best approach and route over Tashi Lapcha, the path are misleading around this area, due to glacier movement and rock fall changes the trail every season.

Day 10:     Cross Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 m and to Thyangbo 4,230 - 08 hrs.

Today a Big Day!  Starting very early morning before dawn with a climb towards glacier section for an hour, then leading to a spur with moderate climb on the upper glacier, from here onwards requires ropes to be fixed and making steps-ledge for trekking staffs and porters, the climb to the pass is not difficult except in snow conditions, but have to be careful avoiding some fatal accidents loose falling rocks might occur in this high mountain sections. After checking every member of the group, staff and porters the climb to the top of the pass after the last camp takes nearly four hours of strenuous climb to the top of Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 m, the pass is like a short mountaineering but without heavy gear, some time it requires crampons and ice axe to make the route accessible, after a nice break here enjoining the super views of surrounding peaks and the closest peaks on this pass stands Pachhermo at 6,273 meters and towards north Teng Ragi Tau at 6,940 meters, the top of Tashi Lapcha pass decorated with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns, journey continues from the highest point towards Khumbu / Everest region with a long descend to camp at Thyangbo for overnight stop, this is a small summer pasture area for cattle and yaks herders of Thame and surrounding near villages.

Day 11:     Trek to Thame 3,820 m - 05 hrs.

After a hard long day of last previous day trekking, morning walk is much easier and gradual on the downhill walk most of the way back to human settlement and villages after being in complete wilderness for several days of Nagaon, after a good walk reaching at a nice Thame village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice cozy lodge, from here on staying in lodge till Lukla, in Thame with time in the afternoon to visit Thame monastery, one of the oldest Gompa of the region.

Day 12:     Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Bhote Kosi River and then reaching several interesting villages of Thamo and into beautiful alpine forest of rhododendron and pines trees as the walk leads on gradual wide path to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, at Namche enjoy the facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

Day 13:     Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05hrs.

From Namche on gradual scenic path with downhill to Imjatse river at Phunge-Tenga for lunch, and then uphill through rhododendron, pines, firs tree forest with views of snowcapped peaks.

On reaching Thyangboche visit famous Buddhist monastery with magnificent panorama of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtenga, Thamasarku, Kwande and majestic Amadablam.

Day 14:     Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05hrs.

Morning downhill walk for few hours over Imjatse River, after the bridge walk on an open country where tree lines fades for few short juniper and  dwarf rhododendron bushes, uphill for a while to reach at Pangboche village at 3,900 meters. Last permanent village before Dingboche and beyond, from here a slow climb to Somara for lunch and continue walk with climb to Dingboche village for overnight stop, located in Imjatse valley with panorama of mountains.

Day 15:     Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

After a great rest at Dingboche morning walk with steep climb for an hour commanding excellent views, and then on gentle trail to Thugla for lunch where Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river, here trail from Pheriche joins after a break a steep climb for an hour to Thulga pass, with stone memorials of unfortunate climbers who died climbing Mt. Everest, Lhotse and other high mountains. From here a nice pleasant walk brings to Lobuche for overnight stop.

Day 16:     Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m - 06 hrs.

Today reach the highlight of this adventure at Everest Base Camp, walk for few hours with short steep climb in between over glacier and moraine, reaching Gorakshep, beneath Mt. Pumori and Kalapathar.

Walk continues towards Everest Base Camp, at base camp enjoy the view of Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after a lifetime experience return back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

Day 17:    Hike to Kalapathar5,545 m trek to Pheriche 4,240m - 05 hrs.

Early morning hike on top Kalapathar at 5,545 meters, highest point of this adventure, offering incredible views of mountains including Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great moment return to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, and then downhill to Pheriche windy valley after a nice pleasant walk reaching at Pheriche for overnight stop.

Day 18:    Trek to Thyangboche - 05 hrs.

Return journey much easier on losing heights every few hours, walking downhill with few short ups to Pangboche and then to the bridge with two 2 hours climb to Thyangboche for overnight stop.

Day 19:    Trek to Monjo 2,860m - 06 hrs.

After a great time descend to Imjatse River, with steep climb for an hour to Sanasa, from here on gradual path with short ups and downs to Namche Bazaar, a break here and then walk back to Dudh Kosi river valley and to Monjo for overnight stop.

Day 20:     Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Morning walktoPhakding from here a pleasant walk back to Luklawith last climb, on reaching Lukla celebrate last night dinner with fellow trekkers and staff.

Day 21:     Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 22:    In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.

We reserve this day in Kathmandu as spare day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to bad weather which might happen sometimes, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable if all goes according to our program, enjoy a free day with sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 23:     International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal and its massive Himalaya, after a memorable and fantastic adventure on Rolwaling Valley to Everest Base Camp trekking experience, Life Himalaya staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight back home or to next respective countries.

The Cost include

  • Airport pick up and drops international and domestic .
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Gongar through Charikot.
  • Private transportation pick up and drops. 
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • 03 nights 3 star hotel  in kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 19 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)
  • Sagarmatha National Park(Mt. Everest) and Gaurishankar Conservation Area  trek permit fee. Everest base camp trail map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations 
  • Government taxes & office service charge

The Cost exclude

  • Meals not included.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

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