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Overview

Rolwaling Valley Trek is situated between the Everest and Langtang Himalaya ranges, below Gauri Shankar (7145m) and south border of Tibet. This region lies between Langtang range and Everest range. Rolwaling valley trekking is one of the hard passes in Everest Himalaya. Some of the highlights of this trek are Rolwaling Valley, Khumbu, Tamang Village, Wonderful views. The Rowling valley is abundant with alpine lakes, hanging glaciers, moraines, high pastures, waterfalls and imminent view of snowy peaks in the backdrop. This region is rich in biological diversity, glacial lakes, mountains and isolated villages. More than that Rolwaling area is also home to many endangered and globally threatened animals. The Rolwaling Himal, along with the Tibetan border, forms the northern border of a wild, beautiful east-west valley that, due to its isolated location, has been largely closed to trekkers. It is also an alternative trail to Everest base camp trekking located in the west of Khumbu.


The Rolwaling Valley trek starts from Dolakha, near Charikot, an eight-hour drive from Kathmandu. Rolwaling Trek is one of the stunning trekking available in Nepal. We trek following the Rolwaling River; the area will be rich in flora and fauna aspect because of fewer intruders. The dark narrow valley of Rolwaling opens wide near villages of Bedding (3,510m) and Na (4,120m). Beyond Bedding, we climb to the last settlement in the valley: the summer pasture village, Kharka of Na. From here we will spend two days exploring the Yalung La region with its spectacular glacier fields and the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake. Rolwaling Valley Trek will show you the hidden Himalayas that are not explored by many trekkers’ yet. A very fine but strenuous camping-style expedition can be made through the Rolwaling Himal to cross the Teshi Lapcha La (5755m) and into the Solukhumbu. Great views of Mt. Melungtse (7181m) Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Tashi Lapcha are visible. It will be the unforgettable experiences in the Himalayas.


The main Highlights included in this trek are magnificent forests and of course the giant snow peak, Gaurishankar (7134m). The TshoRolpa is an awesome ice lake held back by terminal moraine on the way during Rolwaling trekking. The unmarked route goes along the Trakarding Glacier and then climbs steeply up onto the Drolambau Glacier. This place offers the excellent view of the magnificent mountain ranges like Mt. Makalu, Mt. GauriShankar and Mt. Everest range, Rolwaling Valley and Rolwaling Himal, views of Pachermo and Ramdung peak. The trek joins the Khumbu valley route so you can carry on to the Everest Base camp or back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. Rolwaling trek provides you an opportunity to Explore Diverse Vegetation, climate, topography and other many beautiful places. The region is very close to the Tibetan border. Here you can see people highly influenced by Tibetan culture and have adopted Unique Culture and Tradition. People in the villages are very warm-hearted and very kind as well.

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Grade
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Region: Everest
  • Max. Altitude: 5755m
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary

Day 1 Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program and have a short meeting with your trekking guide. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 2 A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.

Day 3 Katmandu to Dolkha (1650m)

We will have about 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Dolkha. Night at the hotel.

Day 4 Dolakha to Shigati (1020m).

Work through scattered villages and terraces. The trail is very well defined and used by porters and shepherds.

Day 5 Shigati to Gongar (1350m).

Working through a Bhote Koshi river, Pass fir hamlets and villages working through a forest give you a chance to see a Gauri Shankar Himal (7145m).

Day 6 Gongar to Simigaon (2020m).

Today the path slowly gains altitude on an impressive slope and later crosses terraces. Arrive at Simigaon a Sherpa village.

Day 7 Simigaon to Donga (2800m).

From here trek to the Rolwaling valley, Working Through a gorgeous rhododendron forest; the path steadily climbs towards Gyalche. Eventually, we descend back down to the river and establish the campsite on the Rolwaling Khola.

Day 8 Donga to Beding (3690m).

We will gradually climb the valley with good mountain scenery. We will visit the ochre-colored Gompa at Bedding, the largest village in the Valley.

Day 9 Beding to Na (4180m).

A short walk will take us to Na. A tiny alpine hamlet only inhabited during summer months a majestic view of impressive peaks with Chobutse (6685m) and Chugimago (6259m).

Day 10 Na. Acclimatization day.

There will have a day rest for acclimatization before the Tashi Lapcha. We can have a rest or can do a Yalung la pass.

Day 11 Na to Nyiduk Kongma (4750m).

Above Na Gaun, the trail meanders up to a high lake named Tsho Rolpa (4540m) and up to the lateral moraines of the Rolwaling glacier.

Day 13 Drolumbau Glacier to Tashi Lapsa passes (5755m)

The Teshi Lapcha La goes through these mountains with the foot slopes of Patchamo. The descent on the other side is steep and very rough through boulder fields.

Day 14 Camp to Thame (3800m).

Cross river through ancient rhododendron, oak and pine forests interspersed with terraced fields adjoining the numerous villages of the region. Camping at night.

Day 16 Namche Bazaar trekking to Lukla (2,850)

The descent from Namche to the Dudh Koshi can be the hardest stage of the entire trek. The trail descends over the ridge past rocky cliffs and scattered pines to the tiny village of Toktok. The trail drops steeply and runs level throughout the day. Enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village arrival in Lukla. You’ll have time to stroll around the local areas.

Day 17 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Saying a final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to Kathmandu of an exciting one hour. (It can also be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and canceled.)

Day 18 Kathmandu free day.

Today is a free day in Kathmandu valley. You are free to have some shopping and enjoy the local streets and the life of people. You can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the normal living of Nepalese. Also, you can buy some memories and gifts back to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in the hotel.

Day 19 Final Departure

Good Karma Trekking staff will drop you to airport for final departure

Includes

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer)
  • Government license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Everest Conservation area fee
  • Kathamndu to Dolakha Land transfer Lukla – Kathmandu Flight Ticket .
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)&( optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free to bring them)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Airport drop

Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
  • Nepal Visa fee & Sightseeing fees in kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed

Trip Note

Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 19 days, 4 night’s hotels, 14 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

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Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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2 years ago -
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a week ago -

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