Rolwaling Valley Trek

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: March - May & August - Mid-Dec

Max Altitude: 3690 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private and Comfortable Drive

Trip Grade



15 Days

Trip Overview

Rolwaling is a deep Himalayan valley hidden behind the massive snow mountain Gauri Shankar (7134m) and revered by the local Buddhists as a spiritual sanctuary. Rolwaling's name means 'valley carved by a plough,' and its sheer cliffs resemble a plough-shaped furrow. The magnificent trees and scenery are some of the greatest in Nepal. This is a lightly trekked region with more basic facilities. It is a fantastic trek that begins in the beautiful Rolwaling Valley which is northeast of Kathmandu and west of the Everest/Khumbu region.

The Rolwaling trek path takes you on a fascinating journey via pristine glaciers, steep hills and snow-fed lakes. You will have an up-close interaction with the Tamang and Sherpa communities who live in this area. The pathways lead to a centuries-old monastery in Na Gaon, where Buddhist Guru Padma Sam bhava is said to have meditated for a long period, and then to Tsho Rolpa, a famous lake whose calm cannot be conveyed in words.

The starting point of this trek is Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we will take a jeep ride to Jagat. It   is the starting point for the Rolwaling Valley trek. At Simigaon, you'll be immediately treated with a breathtaking view of Mount Gauri Shankar. We will then trek through the nearby woodland to the Dongang village. The teahouses are right on the banks of the local river. In the valley, Beding and Na Gaon are typical Sherpa communities. A visit to the Beding monastery is worthwhile. You'll spend a couple nights at Na Gaon for some fantastic day hikes. We will acclimate there and then the next day, we will trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake, which is higher up the valley. The views of the enormous Glacier from the lakeside will be breathtaking.

After that, you'll trek back to Simigaon, a charming village passing through Beding and Kyalche. The Rolwaling Valley trek will come to end at this settlement. From Simigaon, you'll trek to Chettchett and catch a bus to return back to Kathmandu, where our journey will officially end.

This grade of journey might take up to two (2) weeks to complete. Trails typically reaches altitudes of above 4000 meters, and you can anticipate to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day. It is the ideal venue for an introduction to Nepal's moderate and demanding trekking. The activity level/physical rating is slightly higher than leisure, and there are some challenging days. Expect some ups and downs, as there will be hills to climb and the well-known ‘Nepali flat', a little up and a little down.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

A representative from Firante will greet you at the airport upon your arrival. He'll take you to the hotel, where you'll have plenty of time to relax once you've checked in. We'll meet you at the hotel in the evening to go over the details of the trip. Any concerns you may have about your trip will be addressed so that you are fully prepared for it.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you'll have a quick briefing with the crew to discuss about the journey. After that, you'll take a guided tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. You will see historical and culturally significant places such as Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu – Jagat

Today, after breakfast in Kathmandu, we will board a local bus to Jagat, which is approximately 196 kilometers east of Kathmandu and takes 9-10 hours through Lamosangu (750 meters) (1980m.). We will stay tonight at Jagat in guesthouse. 

Day 4: Trek from Jagat – Simigaon

We'll make multiple ascents and descents into the jungle today along the Tama Koshi River's path. We'll pass past Gonggar Monastery and the Sherpa settlement of Kartung on our way to Simi Gaon. We can observe the spectacular views of Gauri Shankar (7134m) during the trek. After some strenuous walking, we'll arrive in Simi Gaon, where we'll spend the night.

Day 5: Trek from Simigaun – Dongang

We'll leave Simigaun and travel alongside the Rolwaling River into the Rolwaling valley. We will be able to get beautiful views of Gauri Shankar Himal on a clear morning (7134m). We will arrive in Surmuche for a little rest after trekking through rhododendron forests. Dongang, which is located on the river's bank, is half an hour along the trail. We'll then hike over a rough trail to Dongang, where we'll spend the night.

Day 6: Trek from Dongang – Beding

Our trek ascends along a rocky road alongside the Rolwaling River, with views of the majestic Gauri Shankar Himal in the horizon. Many waterfalls can be found on today's route, adding to the stunning scenery. We will proceed on a flat trail before arriving Beding, the main Sherpa village in the Rolwaling valley, which is located along the river. We'll stay at the hotel for the night in Beding.

Day 7: Trek from Beding – Na Gaon

We'll stop by Gauri Shankar Temple for a brief glance at the beautiful views of Beding Go (6125m), Dolma Khang (6332m) and Gauri Shankar Himal (7134m). Then, via the Gompa Gate, we will leave Beding and ascend alongside the Rolwaling River to reach Na Gaon. Na Gaon is encircled by some spectacular pinnacles and is located close beneath the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake. Na Gaon is also regarded as the valley's oldest village. In Na Gaon, we'll spend the night.

Day 8: Rest Day

This is an acclimatization day, the day that you can just be yourself, relax and take in the scenery. We can either relax or walk to Yalung La Pass (5310m), which offers a spectacular view of Gauri Shankar Himal (7134m) and the surrounding mountains, as well as a complete sight of Yalung Glacier and Ramdung Glacier.

Day 9: Trek from Na Gaon – Tso Rolpa

Following an early breakfast, we'll gradually ascend to the Himalayan Lake, which is filled with icy water from the glaciers. The surrounding views of the Ladung and Mahalangur Himal Ranges are sure to cleanse your soul. To get to Tsho Rolpa, one of Nepal's greatest glacial lakes, we'll travel along the Rolwaling River's bank and on a frozen trail. The calm lake at the foot of Chobuje (6686m) has a deep blue water that makes the difficult trek worthwhile. At Tsho Rolpa, we'll spend the night.

Day 10: Trek from Tso Rolpa – Beding

We will begin descending downwards today, following the same path we used to ascend. We will descend down to Beding and rest there for today. It will be a long trek for 6-7 hours but will be relatively easy as we only need to walk gradually down the hill.

Day 11: Trek from Beding – Kyalche

We will stroll downhill from Beding to Kyalche today. We will have our lunch on our way at Thanthing. We will trek up to Kyalche after lunch, which is a 30-minute walk from Dongang.

Day 12: Trek from Kyalche – Simigaon

Today we will go down to the Rolwaling Khola from Kyalche to Surmuche and then to Simigaon. It will be 4-5 hours of trek today. We will spend the night at Simigaon and then drive towards Kathmandu tomorrow.

Day 13: Trek from Simigaon – Chettchett then drive to Kathmandu

Early in the morning we will trek to Chettchett for about 2 hours to take a bus to return back to Kathmandu. After an early breakfast, we'll drive back to Kathmandu which takes around 8 hours. We will be transferred to our hotel upon arriving in Kathmandu. It will be a long day in the bus.

Day 14: Rest Day at Kathmandu

You can spend the day at your leisure, possibly catching up on any last-minute shopping or exploring any places you missed on your first day in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure

Today will be your departure day. You will be picked up and dropped off at the airport by our employees. In Nepal, you must arrive at the airport within three hours of your scheduled departure time. We hope you had a great time with us and had a great time on the trip. We'd want to express our gratitude for allowing us to accompany you on your wonderful journey. From all of us here at Firante, we wish you a safe journey. Also keep us in mind on your future trip. Goodbye.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop service by private car.
  • Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Barabise -Kathmandu transportation by tourists bus
  • Other ground transportation to and from trekking destination
  • Necessary documents and permits including Dolakha Restricted Permit, Rolwaling Conservation Fee and TIMS card
  • Experienced and English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide and porters and the expenses for their food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment and so on.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu(excluding entrance fees) 
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Visa Fees and International airfare, excess baggage charge and airport tax
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Extended stay in Kathmandu and Barabise due to any reason other than programmed itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, personal equipments and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters 


Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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