Rolwaling Trek A
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The Rolwaling is a remote valley running west to east just south of the border with Tibet. When compared with the popular Everest and Annapurna regions, this valley offers the opportunity to visit the home of the Sherpa people in an environment basically unchanged for centuries. There are 2 designated 'trekking peaks' in this high valley - Ramdung (5925m.) and Parchemo (6187m.) both offering fine viewpoints. This trekking and climbing holiday offers just about every experience possible in Nepal - from the quiet and relatively easy approach, through the terraced farmland of the Bhote Kosi and Sun Kosi valleys, to the high and remote alpine valley and glacial lakes of the upper Rolwaling and ending in the popular Everest region with its high altitude bars, cafes and hot tubs!. On top of this, there is the spectacular open mountain scenery which is encountered during the ascents of both Ramdung and Parchemo. Mountain panoramas include the magnificent Gauri Shankar, Menlungste, Everest, Makalu and all of the Khumbu summits. Each of these peaks involves strenuous, but technically easy climbing and only a single ice-axe is required. This trekking is counted as one of the hardest and sometime quite dangerous route due to rock fall and glacier walk. All the members should be physically fit and fine as well as the Nepalese staffs must be experienced, physically sound and with strong technical knowledge.
The holiday begins with a scenic drive through the foothills from Kathmandu to Gonggar. One days of trekking takes us northwards across lovely terraced hillsides to the start of the Rolwaling Valley at Simigaon. Ascending the Rolwaling we pass through the Sherpa settlement of Beding before reaching the high summer pastures of Na Gaon where the narrow valley opens up into a wide bowl, giving us our first taste of open, mountain scenery after the confines of the lower valley. We spend rest days at Beding and at Na Gaon, which helps with acclimatisation, before proceeding to our basecamp below the Yalung La. Here, we have allowed more time for acclimatisation. The trek is only just beginning to get into its swing, as we intend to leave the Rolwaling Valley by way of the magnificent Tesi Lapcha into the Khumbu Valley. The crossing of this pass presents one of the finest trekking challenges in the Nepal Himalaya. It begins with a difficult climb beside an icefall into the spectacular Upper Drolambu Glacier; a world of ice and snow which is completely surrounded by towering 7000-metre peaks. The crossing of the Tesi Lapcha itself is a fitting climax to this classic trek. Camping just beyond the pass, we take the opportunity to make a one-day ascent of Parchemo, a stunning peak which rises abruptly above the Tesi Lapcha. We then drop down into the Thame Valley, Khumjung for Panoramic view of 8000m. peaks and thence to Namche Bazaar and on to the high airstrip at Lukla. This is unquestionably one of the finest trekking and climbing holidays in the entire Himalaya.
|Trip Duration: 20 days
Trekking Days: 16 days
Maximum Altitude: 6,273m.
Trekking Mode: Camp
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation day
Day 03: Early morning drive to Gonggar(1440m.)
Day 04: Trek to Simi (2036m.)
Day 05: Trek to Dokhang(2791m.)
Day 06: Trek to Beding(3740m.)
Day 07: Trek to Na(4180m.)
Day 08: Full day rest and little hike for acclimatization
Day 09: Trek to Kabung(4820m.)
Day 10: Trek to Tashi Labsta Base camp (Glacier camp) (4735m.)
Day 11: Reserve day for incase bad weather or members fitness
Day 12: Trek to Tashi Labsta High camp(approx 5100m.)
Day 13: Trek to Tashi Labsta camp(5665m.) by crossing Tashi Labsta La(5755m.)
Day 14: Early morning climb Parchamo peak(6273m.) summit and immediate decent trek to Tashi Labsta Camp, clean camp site and immediately trek to Ngole(5130m.)
Day 15: Trek to Thame(3820m.)
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m.)
Day 17: Trek to Lukla(2840m.)
Day 18: Early morning flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 19: Free or final shopping day
Day 20: Final departure to your next destination
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
Domestic Air fare (LUK-KTM) with airport tax
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system)
Everest National Park Entry fee and Gaurishankar National Park Entry fee
Special NMA Peak Climbing Permit
All necessery climbing equipments
Food for the members on camping basis
All camping equipment and camping charges
All required Nepalese staffs
All Nepalese staffs insurance
Company service charge, VAT and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
All Personal Climbing equipments
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staffs and porters Tips...