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Rolwaling Trek

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Rolwaling trek offers an adventure walking along the high glacier Chho Rolpa lakes and Tashilaptsa pass. The trek goes close to the Tibetan frontier with an enormous rock precipice from a narrow defile in the wall appearing as if spilt with a giant. This is the most remote and beautiful trekking trail providing magnificent mountain scenery in the middle-east hill region in Nepal.

The trek to this are starts with bus drive from kathmandu to Barabise and trek steep uphill to the Tinsang La with its rewarding views that includes Everest we descend to Bigu Gompa and the Bhoti Kosi. A pleasant walk along the rivers, brings you to Monthole village. It is almost steep climb from the Bhote Kosi River all the way Simigoan. From here the trail passes beautiful mixed forest along the the Rolwaling River. Continue uphill trek to Bedding and NA where you will visit the nearby Glacier Lake.

Finally you will find more adventures camping along the Cho-Rolpa glacier lake and a hard walk on the snow to cross the Tashilaptsa which is like climbing Ramdung Peak and come to the Thame-Nache and flow the main trail to Lukla to fly out to kathmandu.

Introduction and trip briefing: On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip guide and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.

Trekking day  : Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for more then 3 hours through the forests, hills, mountain and local villages. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk 3 or more hours depends on the places and facilities for camping places, stop for the night camp, you will be then offered tea / coffee with some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Most of the evening you will be encouraged to sing and dance in a traditional way. Sometime you will spend time playing cards, reading books and learning Nepali.
Finally, go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.

Trek staffs : Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trek guide and other staffs.

Guide: The guide is English speaking, well experienced and knowledgeable holding license from government institutions. He is well trained about the high altitude problem, eco tourism, social responsibilities and sincerely dedicated on his duty.
Actually our guide play an invaluable role in ensuring that our clients have the best opportunity to experience, learn about, and enjoy their trip presenting him whenever you need any help.

Assistant Guide and Sherpa: We provide one assistant guide and one Sherpa for every 6 trekkers. Assistant guide will help group during day time walking close by to help trekkers at the difficulty situation. Sherpa will take care of the camp site by setting and saving from out sirdar. They are well experience and dedicated on their duty.

Porters: Normally we use only regular porters working for the company. Our porters are fully equipped and insured having knowledge of walking on snow and high altitude passes. They are very honest, reliable, strong and of curse get good pay.
They can speak engligh and will be referred to take the guide training after they are well experience and confident.

Cook: Cook have got cook training from government and private training institutions and moreover they are well experience to prepare the most delicious and different cuisines with some local way too. They will prepare best of all combination meals like Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, continental and other cuisines as per your test requirements.

Washing and toilet facilities – We provide hot or washing bowl of hot water to freshen up and to bath. We bring toilet tent and set at walking distance from your sleeping tent. No worries! We will cover it with necessary natural preservation after use of such facility.

Foods and dinks: Fresh and hygienic foods at its high level of balance diet on full board basis will be throughout the trek. An experienced and trained cook will prepare some of the best cousins like Nepali, Tibetan, Italian, Continental, and Indian. 
For drinks you will get boiled water, Tea, coffee, chocolate, soups, squash and juice in different flavor etc.

Accommodation: You will be staying at comfortable 2-3 star standard category hotel/resort having all modern amenities with breakfast in Kathmandu/nepalgunj and good quality two men dom tents during the trek. 

Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, flight and ground transfer as per the itinerary.

Responsible tourism concept: Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.

Travel Insurance: We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.

Itinerary: Given itinerary is flexible if needed so there is often scope on the trek to extend or lengthen the walking days. In the special case if the trips is ended a week or more earlier, there will be given an optional for a short trip. Please discuss this with your trek guide and express your wishes.

Electricity: Small scale electricity schemes are running is several mountain communities but as they by definition small the light may not be strong enough to read by and is not always guaranteed to be working. Kerosene lamps, candles or solar light bulbs are often used is the dining room where there is no electricity. A torch light, with extra batteries is essential. Some lodges have recharging facilities for which there is a small charge. Nepal use voltages, 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets are fit both round and flat.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: After breakfast, half day guided sightseeing tour. Evening meet the staffs and trip briefing.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolkha 7hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Rotomate 6hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Sigati 5hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Fagat 6hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Simigaon 6hrs

Day 08: Trek to Dem Kharka 7hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Beding (Rolwaling Valley) 6hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Na 5hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Cho Rolpa Lake 5hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Khabuk Drimland Base Camp 5hrs.

Day 13: Trek to High Camp 5hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Next Base Camp (Tashilapcha Pass 5170m.) 6hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Thame 6hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar 5hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla 7hrs.

Day 18:  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Evening enjoy the farewell dinner provided by Holiday Mountain Treks.

Day 19: Departure transfer to airport and fly back to home.

Trip Cost: USD 1600 per person

Trip cost includes

  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • 3 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
  • Domestic flight/ground transportation as per the program
  • Trekking permit fee, wholesome hygienic and fresh meals, drinks, kitchen and camping equipments, fresh and can fruit, desert, chocolate bars, guide, sherpa, cook, helpers, necessary porters, conservation/entrance permit, insurance and other facilities for the staffs,
  • emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
  • All necessary paper works and all government and local taxes where applicable.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner

Trip cost does not includes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
  • Tips for the trekking crew, other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required

We will come back to climb again

We traveled through the Rolwaling with a guide, cook and porters organized with Holiday Mountain Treks. Our interest was to climb two peaks in the Rolwaling but had some problems with the weather on one peak and acclimatization on the other. We were quite happy and could not expect more with Holiday Mountain Treks, they organized the trip well and their price was great. Our guide was energetic and good with the group. The food was great. The cook made the best food with different test everyday. As well our porters were extremely hardworking and always cheerful. We will come back to climb again some mountains in this beautiful country and will definitely use the Holiday Mountain Treks. We will also highly recommend this agency to all our friends in Europe.

Marco Andre Olivers




Rolwaling Trek


Trip Fact

Grade: Moderate -Hard

Duration: 19 days

Style: Tented camp

Maximum altutide: 4900m.

Starting point: Barabise 6hrs bus drive from kathmandu

Ending point : Lukla 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu

Highlights: Rural remote villages, high glacial lake, walking on snow, cross the high pass and highlander peoples.


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