Rolwaling Valley Trek - 18 days

Tour Overview

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Dolakha and Solukhumbu


18 Days

Trip Grade


Max group size


Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

The Rolwaling Valley trek is a challenging adventure that takes you into the remote wilderness of Nepal. Situated between the Langtang and Everest ranges, the Rolwaling region offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Langtang, Jugal Himal, and Mount Gauri Shankar. This trek offers a unique blend of serene and bustling trails in the Himalayas, providing you with the ultimate Himalayan experience.

This trek follows a captivating path, leading you through pristine glaciers, high mountain passes, and snow-fed lakes. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Tamang and Sherpa communities residing in this area. One of the highlights of the journey is visiting the ancient monastery in Na Gaon, where it is believed that the Buddhist Guru Padma Sambhava meditated for an extended period. Another unforgettable experience is witnessing the tranquil beauty of Tsho Rolpa, a famous lake that leaves you speechless.

After exploring the picturesque Rolwaling valley, the trek takes you to a frozen high pass that connects the Rolwaling region with the Khumbu region. Conquering the challenging ascent of Tashi Lapcha La (5755m) rewards you with a breathtaking panorama of Everest (8848m) and other majestic mountains in the Khumbu region.

As you follow the trail along the Tamakoshi River towards Simi Gaon, you'll encounter an exciting element in your trekking journey. The glacier lake Tsho-Rolpo on this trail provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Traversing through the Sagarmatha National Park, the trek takes you through several Sherpa villages in the Khumbu, including Namche Bazaar, before concluding in Lukla.

As you reach the end of the Rolwaling trek, a sense of accomplishment and awe fills your heart. The memories of the stunning mountain vistas, the warmth of the local communities, and the raw beauty of the Himalayas will stay with you forever. As you bid farewell to the towering peaks and the peaceful valleys, you carry with you a sense of fulfillment and a newfound reverence for the majestic power of the mountains.

Ideal Season for Rolwaling Trek

You need to be updated about the season before you decide to go for Rolwaling Trekking.

What exact time of year is ideal for Rolwaling Trek? Hiking Bees advises you to reserve this trek for the spring and autumn seasons.

Splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere.

Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to this circuit in the summer. However, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.


 How challenging is Rolwaling Trek?

The Rolwaling Trek is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this hike, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking. 

You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather in the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When on the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Rolwaling Trek – 18 days with Hiking Bees.


Rolwaling Trek Required Permits:

You require three permits for the Rolwaling Valley Trek

  1. GCAP ( Gaurisankhar Conservation Area Permit): NPR 3000 per person
  2. Special Permit: USD 20 per week, per person
  3. TIMS Card ( Trekkers Information Management System): NPR 2000 per person


Suggested Preparation For Rolwaling Valley Trek: 

To undertake the Rolwaling Trek you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include:

Physical Preparation: Rolwaling Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:

  •  Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina.
  • Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength.
  • Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains.


Mental preparation: Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey.

  • Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.
  • Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.
  • Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.


Rolwaling Trek by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training.

Rolwaling Trek is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other amazing trekking options according to your preferences.

With Hiking Bees, you can travel anywhere for a reasonable price, capture your precious moments, and enjoy your vacation. You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!

Tour Highlights

  • Encounter breathtaking views of Gauri Shankar, Everest, Langtang and Jugal Himal
  • Visit the tranquil Tso Rolpa Lake (4183 m) and marvel at its serene beauty.
  • Tso Rolpa Glacier and Dudh Kunda.
  • Mani walls and rocks where you can find sacred prayer engraved on it.
  • Conquer the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass (5682 m), known as one of the most difficult in the region.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Sherpa community, who settled in the area.
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Namche Bazaar, a bustling market town and meeting point for trekkers and climbers.
  • Trek with experienced guides and porters, who will accompany you throughout and make your trek convenient

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • 2 nights lodging plus breakfast at a tourist standard Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge to lodge accommodation throughout the hike,
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide, and all of the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • All the necessary equipment (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag).
  • Hot bag for a goodnight's sleep.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • First-aid supplies include an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once a day.
  • Certificate of trek completion and Hikingbees T-shirt
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check-in.

Trek Distance : 72km/44.7 miles drive
Highest Altitude : 1850m/6069ft
Trek Duration : 7-8 hours
Meals : B,L,D

After a satisfying breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Charikot, relishing the picturesque vistas of the Koshi River. As we traverse the hillside road, we pass through charming rural villages, immersing ourselves in the local countryside.

Our journey culminates in Charikot, where we have the opportunity to explore the renowned Hindu pilgrimage site, Dolakha Bhimsen Temple. We conclude the day with a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel in Charikot.

Trek Distance : 14km/8.7 miles
Highest Altitude : 890m/2919ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

On the third day of our journey, we begin our trek after a refreshing breakfast. Our path takes us through a captivating rhododendron forest as we gradually descend towards Biguti. Along the way, we have the pleasure of walking alongside the enchanting Tama Koshi River, passing through various small settlements inhabited by a diverse mix of ethnic communities. Eventually, we reach the peaceful riverside village of Pikhuti, where we can rest and recharge for the challenges that lie ahead. We settle in for the night, embracing the tranquility of Pikhuti.

Trek Distance : 16km/9.9 miles
Highest Altitude : 1020m/3346ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 hours
Meals : B,L,D

On the fourth day of our trek, we commence our journey by traversing a picturesque forested trail that leads us to Singati Bazaar. From there, we cross a sturdy bridge spanning the magnificent Tama Koshi River and begin ascending along its banks towards Suri Dobhan.

Suri Dobhan is a charming Tamang village nestled on the riverside, offering captivating vistas of the majestic Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). We conclude our day's trek at a cozy lodge in Suri Dobhan, where we can unwind and rejuvenate for the adventures that await us.

Trek Distance : 13 km (8.1 mi)
Highest Altitude : 1440m/4724ft
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As we wake up surrounded by nature's serenity, we continue our trek from Suri Dobhan to Jagat. The trail gradually ascends, offering breathtaking views of the Rolwaling Valley and the surrounding hills. Along the way, you'll cross several suspension bridges over gushing rivers and streams, adding to the excitement of the trek. The route takes you through dense forests of pine and rhododendrons, providing a refreshing and tranquil ambiance.

Trek Distance : 14 km (8.7 mi)
Highest Altitude : 1,990m/6529ft
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek takes you from Jagat to Simigaun, a charming village situated at an altitude of 1,990 meters. The trail meanders through terraced fields and traditional settlements, allowing you to witness the daily lives of the locals. As you ascend, you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Rolwaling Valley and the surrounding mountains. The tranquility of the landscape, coupled with the warm hospitality of the villagers, creates a memorable experience.

Trek Distance : 18km/11.2 miles
Highest Altitude : 2990m/9810ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

On the seventh day of our trek, we bid farewell to Simigaon and venture into the captivating Rolwaling valley. As we make our way alongside the glistening Rolwaling River, we are treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) on clear mornings. Our path leads us through enchanting rhododendron forests, offering a serene and picturesque setting.

After a brief rest in Surmuche, we continue our journey on a rocky trail, eventually arriving at the peaceful village of Kyalche. Here, we will spend the night, relishing the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings.

Trek Distance : 16km/9.9 miles
Highest Altitude : 3700m/12139ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Continuing on our journey, we traverse a rocky road that winds alongside the enchanting Rolwaling River. As we venture forward, our eyes are captivated by the mesmerizing sight of the majestic Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) gracing the distant horizon. We continue our trek along a relatively level path, eventually arriving at the Sherpa village of Beding. Nestled by the riverside, Beding is the largest village in the Rolwaling Valley, offering a glimpse into the Sherpa way of life. Here, we find comfort and rest at a hotel, preparing ourselves for the adventures that lie ahead.

Trek Distance : 7 km (4.3 mi)
Highest Altitude : 4,180m/13,713ft
Trek Duration : 4-5 hours
Meals : B,L,D

After a peaceful night's rest in Beding, you continue your trek towards Na. As you ascend higher, you'll notice a change in the landscape, with the surroundings becoming more rugged and alpine. The trail offers mesmerizing views of the Rolwaling Valley, with its towering peaks and cascading glaciers.

Eventually, you reach Na, situated at an elevation of 4,180 meters. This remote village is surrounded by pristine wilderness and provides a unique insight into the Sherpa culture and way of life.

Meals : B,L,D

On this well-deserved acclimatization day, you have the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the surroundings. If you're up for some adventure, you can embark on a hike to Yalung La Pass. This exhilarating trek rewards you with awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Gaurishankar Himal, along with the surrounding mountains.

From the pass, you'll also be treated to panoramic views of the Yalung Glacier and Ramdung Glacier, creating a truly breathtaking experience. After a fulfilling day, we retreat to Na Gaon, where we spend the night.

Trek Distance : 5 km (3.1 mi)
Highest Altitude : 4,588m/15,049ft
Trek Duration : 3-4 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today, you embark on a trek from Na to the enchanting Tso Rolpa Lake, located at 4,588 meters. The trail takes you through rocky terrain and glacial moraines. As you reach the lake, you'll be greeted by its crystal-clear turquoise waters, set against a backdrop of towering mountains. This tranquil spot offers a perfect opportunity to rest, soak in the natural beauty, and marvel at the surrounding peaks reflecting on the lake's surface.

Trek Distance : 14km/8.7 miles
Highest Altitude : 4850m/15912ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Commencing our day with an early start, we set off on our journey towards Tolumbhu Buka. Our path leads us along the captivating Tsho Rolpa, as we venture towards its very end. Along the way, we follow the lateral moraines of the Trakding Glacier, allowing us to bask in the awe-inspiring vistas of the snow-clad peaks that grace the surrounding landscape. As we continue on this frozen and occasionally slippery trail, we eventually arrive at Tolumbhu Buka. Here, we can find respite and solace for the night, resting our weary bodies and preparing for the adventures that await us.

Trek Distance : 16km/9.9 miles
Highest Altitude : 5755m/18882ft
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today marks a significant transition as we bid farewell to the captivating Rolwaling region and venture into the renowned Khumbu region. Our path takes us through the challenging Tashi Lapcha La Pass, standing tall at an elevation of 5755 meters. With determination, we ascend along the bank of the Drolambau Glacier, navigating a steep trail adorned with moraines.

As we conquer the summit of Tashi Lapcha La, a breathtaking panorama of the Khumbu Himalayas and the majestic peaks of the Rolwaling region unfold before our eyes, leaving us in awe of nature's grandeur. Continuing our descent, we make our way towards Thyangbo, where we set up camp for a well-deserved overnight stay, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

Trek Distance : 16km/9.9 miles
Highest Altitude : 3600m/11811ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Following a delightful breakfast, we embark on our trek towards the charming village of Khumjung. Nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Mt. KumbiYul Lha (5761m), Khumjung stands as the largest Sherpa village in the Khumbu region. This village holds historical significance as it was the site of the first Edmund Hillary school project, contributing to the education of the local Sherpa community. We conclude our day's journey in Khumjung, where we find accommodation for a well-deserved overnight stay, immersing ourselves in the rich heritage and tranquil surroundings of this remarkable village.

Trek Distance : 9.5km/5.7 miles
Highest Altitude : 3600m/11811ft
Trek Duration : 4Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Descending through the scenic village of Khunde and passing by the renowned Hotel Everest View (3962m), which proudly holds the title of being the highest-operating hotel in the world, our journey leads us to the vibrant town of Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar treats you to a breathtaking view of the mighty Mount Everest (8848m), serving as a constant reminder of the grandeur of the Himalayas. We spend the night in Namche, resting and preparing for the final leg of our journey.

Trek Distance : 18 km (11.2 mi)
Highest Altitude : 2,840m/9,318ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek takes you from Namche Bazaar to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The trail descends further, offering a mix of beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, and scenic vistas. As you reach Lukla, you can celebrate the completion of your trek, reflecting on the incredible journey you've had in the Himalayas. Enjoy the evening in Lukla, savoring a well-deserved meal and reminiscing about the experiences shared with your fellow trekkers.

Trek Duration : (30 minutes flight)
Meals : B,D

In the morning, you bid farewell to the mountains as you take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. The flight offers one last opportunity to admire the majestic Himalayan peaks from the sky.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and explore the city. In the evening, you'll gather for a farewell dinner, celebrating the successful completion of your Rolwaling Trek.

Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

 The Rolwaling Trek is considered to be a challenging trek. It involves high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and requires a good level of fitness and prior trekking experience.

Rolwaling is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal, located in the northeastern part of the country.

The duration of the Rolwaling Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and the trekker's pace. On average, it takes around 18-21 days to complete the trek.

The duration of the Rolwaling Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and the trekker's pace. On average, it takes around 18-21 days to complete the trek.

Yes, you need two permits to trek in the Rolwaling region: the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (GCAP). These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entry point of the respective conservation areas.

The best time to trek in Rolwaling is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear views of the mountains, and comfortable temperatures for trekking.

The Rolwaling Trek offers stunning views of various Himalayan peaks, including Gaurishankar (7,145m), Melungtse (7,181m), and Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m). The region is also known for its remote and untouched landscapes, beautiful alpine lakes, and rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa and Tamang communities.

Accommodation options during the Rolwaling Trek include teahouses and basic lodges along the trail. These provide basic facilities such as beds, blankets, and meals. Camping is also an option for those who prefer a more immersive experience.

While it is technically possible to do the Rolwaling Trek independently, it is recommended to hire a licensed guide or join a trekking agency. They can provide necessary assistance, ensure safety, and handle logistics in the remote mountainous region.

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk during the Rolwaling Trek, as the trail reaches high elevations. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. It is advised to consult with a medical professional and follow their recommendations.

 Yes, it is possible to combine the Rolwaling Trek with other treks in the region, such as the Everest Base Camp Trek or the Langtang Valley Trek. However, these combinations require careful planning, as they involve longer durations and more challenging routes.

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