Rolwaling trek over Yalung La toward Jiri

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  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Arrival on: kathmandu,Nepal
  •  Group size: 1-12 people
  •  Best Seasons: Jan - May & Sept - Dec

Trip Introduction

Rolwaling Valley is condos read to be the less trodden, naturally blessed and the hidden valley of Nepal. Nestled between mountain ranges on either side, the diverse flora and fauna, the mysterious lands and the panoramic views of the mountain ranges all around, makes the Rolwaling trek over Yalung la toward Jiri trek something to be remembered for a lifetime. Needless to state, the trekking journey passes through the Yalung La Pass (5310m) towards Jiri- known as the “Switzerland of Nepal”.

Explore the mystique surrounding the Rolwaling trek over Yalung La toward Jiri trek with Asian Alpine Treks and Expedition, and you are surely set to return home happy and content for having uncovered the veil set over the mystical valley of Rolwaling. Yeti is known to be found in Rolwaling Valley, and this fact makes this strenuous trek over high altitudes, even more, exciting to conquer.

Stunning views of the Mt. Gaurishanker, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling Himalaya range, Mt. Everest, Chobabhamre, Pacchermo Peak amalgamated with the chance to witness the azure blue waters of the Tso Rolpa Lake and several monasteries and gompas, makes this trek an incredible experience, waiting to be unveiled. Start the trek from Barabise, transferred through villages like Bigu Gompa, Na Gauna, Tso Rolpa, cross the Yalung La and trek towards Jiri in this fascinating experience in Rolwaling Valley.


Day 1:Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will be present there at 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 short meeting with your trekking guide. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in 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 center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath 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 journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take 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 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 a fir hamlets and villages working through a forest give you a chance to see a GauriShankar 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 Beding, 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 Thso Rolpa (4540m) and up to the lateral moraines of the Rolwaling glacier.

Day 12:Nyiduk Kongma Drolumbau Glacier (5200m).

Day 13:Drolumbau Glacier to Tashi Lapsa passes (5755m)
The Teshi Lapcha La goes through these mountains by the footslopes 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 15:Thame to Namche Bazar (3440m).

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. Thetrail drops steeply and runs level through out 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 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 cancel.)

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 life of people. You can have a relax walk over the streets and view the normal living of Nepalese. Also you can buy some memories and gifts for back to your home. Full day leisure can be accompanied by some entertainment and sound time in hotel.

Day 19:Final Departure
With lots of grateful to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

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