Rolwaling Trek B
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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: 25 days
Trekking Days: 21 days
Maximum Altitude: 6,273m.
Trekking Mode: Camp
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transport to hotel
Day 02 : ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation day
Day 03 : Drive to Barhabise (80 Km east from Kathmandu) O/N camp at Suna Khari-1600m
Day 04 : Trek to Dolangsa-2600m
Day 05 : Trek to Bigu Gompa-2600m
Day 06 : Trek to Laduk-2000m
Day 07 : Trek to Jagat-1250m
Day 08 : Trek to Sime Gaon-2600m
Day 09 : Trek to Dongma Gaon-3600m
Day 10 : Trek to Beding-3600m
Day 11 : Trek to Nagaon-3700m
Day 12 : Rest day at Nagaon
Day 13 : Trek to Yalung-Ri Base Camp-4200m Rolwaling
Day 14 : Climb Yalung Ri-5630m and return trek to Nagaon
Day 15 : Trek to Glacier Kharka-4750m
Day 16 : Trek to Tolumba-5036m
Day 17 : Trek to Tashilapcha-5739m
Day 18 : Climb to Pharchamo Peak-6273m and return trek to Tashilapcha
Day 19 : Trek to Thanpo-4320m
Day 20 : Trek to Thame-3900m
Day 21 : Trek to Namche Bazar-3440m
Day 22 : Trek to Lukla
Day 23 : Early morning flight to Kathmandu and transport to hotel
Day 24 : Rest day or final shopping day in Kathmandu Valley
Day 25 : Final departure to homeland.
Note:This trek is suitable only for Autumn Season being a hardest and dangerous trek
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...