Rolwaling to Khumbu, 15 days trek/4nights Kathmandu total 19 days
Level: Strenuous (max. altitude 5,755 m)
Best Months: March-May, Sep-Nov
An extremely challenging trip, the Rolwaling-Khumbu trek nevertheless offers one of the most magical mountain experiences possible. The traditional Rolwaling Sherpa culture offers monasteries and hardy high-altitude villages and premanent settlements, all untouched by touristic excesses. The landscape itself is truly otherworldly. You go from barley and potato fields and yak pastures to the glacial lake of Tso Rolpa lake (4,550 m), all shades of blue from cerulean to aqua to turquoise, that many say is the highest lake in the world. The dominant point in the landscape, north by the border with Tibet, are the twin-headed Gauri Shankar (7,134 m), and Melungtse (7,181 m) in a veritable sea of other 6,000ers. For most people the opportunity to trek up a high altitude glacier, Trolambau (ALT) will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The trek itself calls for a high level of fitness, ease with extreme mountain conditions and the skills required in them, and the ability to understand and identify the effects of altitude; the Tashi Lapcha pass is very high (5,755 m), and there are two glacier walks.
Day 01. You will be picked up by our representative from airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02. Free day in Kathmandu, night at hotel.
Day 03 On the bus to Dolakha (1,650 m).
Day 04: A long ridge walk followed by forests brings you to Piguti (885 m).
Day 05 Suri Dhovan (1,020 m).
Day 06 Jagat (1,330 m).
Day 07 Simigoen (2,000 m).
Day 08 Gyalche (ALT), the last year-round settlement in Rolwaling valley.
Day 09 Pastures and potato fields, prayer flags and a monastery greet you in Beding (3,700 m). Along the way are forests and brilliant views of Melungtse (7,181 m)
Day 10 The next village is high up, and the trails are about to become extremely challenging, so today is a rest and acclimatisation day in Beding.
Day 11 Na (4,183 m), with its potato fields and yak pastures.
Day 12 Dza Bua (5,000 m).
Day 13: To cross the high pass over onto Trolambau (5,600 m) glacier requires nerves, skill and experience - there are crevasses along the way as well as icefall, rockfall and scree slopes.
Day 14 Cross the 5,755 m Tashi Lapcha through similarly extreme terrain. Traverse moraines, ascend a spur with views of Makalu and Ama Dablam, and follow the valley down to the high village of Thengpo (4,350 m).
Day 15 Namche Bazar (3,450 m).
Day 16 Lukla (2,850 m).
Day 17 On the flight from the dramatic short landing and take off Lukla airstrip to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Free day in kathmandu for shopping.
Day 19: Transfert to the airport or own destination.
Cost on your request
Cost quoted in itineraries includes:
Ł Airport-hotel transfer at arrival and departure
Ł Domestic land and air transport as described in itinerary Lukla-kathmandu US $ 118 per person
Ł Four nights 2 stars accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Hotel UTSE or similar
Ł All trekking and conservation area and national park permit fees,
For Camping or Tented Trek
Ł All meals, camping gear (except sleeping bags) such as tents, kitchen equipment etc, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, cooks, porters (who will carry 15 kilos of personal belongings per person) etc during tented treks.
Ł Re-confirmation of flight
Cost quoted does not include:
Ł Your international flight into and out of Nepal
Ł Travel insurance
Ł Domestic and international airport taxes
Ł Lunch, dinner, drinks in Kathmandu (US$6-15 per day)
Ł Tips, souvenirs or other shopping