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Located to the west of Solukhumbu is the secluded and rarely visited Rolwaling valley. The upper reaches of the valley are connected to the Solukhumbu by the high and difficult pass of Tashi Lapsta pass. Trekkers contemplating trek that connects Rolwaling with khumbu should always travel from east to west (khumbu to Rolwaling). To attempt to do the trek in reverse is likely to result in technical and altitude problems. The trek, particularly the crossing of Tashi Lapsta pass, is one of the more difficult treks in Nepal and should only be attempted by self-sufficient, b and experienced parties. Some basic mountaineering skills are required. Staff, particularly porters, must be experienced and from the district. For good acclimatization, a trek to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo, prior to crossing over to Rolwaling, is an excellent idea. The route to Tashi Lapsta pass starts at takes two nights to reach Tashi Lapsta pass which, ideally, should be crossed early in the day to avoid rock fall from the slopes above. The pass is usually ice covered and porters carrying large loads will need assistance. If camping at the peaks, be careful to choose a campsite that is well away from the rock fall area.

The next two days are spent traveling down the Drolambao glacier. There are two icefalls on the route, which usually require the use of ropes to descend. At the end of the glacier is the massive Cho Rolpa glacial lake. After the glacier the upper Rolwaling valley is hemmed in by mountains on both sides with the bulk of Gauri Shankar on the northern side. The settlements on Nah and Beding are Sherpa villages, Nah being only a summer settlement. As you descended below beding the valley becomes forested first with juniper and pines and later the vegetation becomes lusher. The Sherpas give way to people of the middle hills mainly Tamang and Brahmins. After seven days from Tashi Lapsta pass the end of the trek is reached at Charikot on the Kathmandu to Jiri road.

Trip Itierary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day sight-seeing of Kathmandu valley. (B)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 04: Lukla to Chutanga tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 05: Chutanga to Tuli Kharke crossing Zatrwa La tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 06: Tuli Kharke to Tashing Ongma, Hinku Valley tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 07: Tashing Ongma to Tangnag tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 08: Rest day tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 09: Tangnag to Dig Khare tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 10: Dig Kare to Mera La tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 11: Mera La to Hongu Valley camp I tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 12: Camp I to Hongu Valley camp II tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 13: Camp II to Hongu Valley camp III tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 14: Rest day and climb rock peak tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 15: Camp III to Panch Pokhari tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 16: Rest and explore day tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 17: Panch Pokhari to Glacier Lake beneath Hunku Nup Glacier tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 18: Glacier Lake to Nare Glacier crossing Mingbo La tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 19: Nare Glacier to camp beneath snout of Nare Glacier tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 20: Nare Glacier to Pangboche tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 21: Pangboche to Phortse tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 22: Phortse to Namche Bazaar tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 24: Lukla to Kathmandu (B)
Day 25: Transfer to airport for final departure. (B)

Service Cost Includes:

  1. Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation room with break fast basis
  2. Sagarmatha Conservation Entrance permits Fee
  3. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Fee
  4. All Air Fare
  5. All land transfer as per given itinerary
  6. Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  7. All Tent and Kitchen Equipments
  8. All Kitchen Crews
  9. Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder trekking Guide and necessary Porter
  10. All program according to itineraries on full board.
  11. Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Service Cost excludes:

  1. Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner
  2. Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  3. Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  4. Personal spending money and all bar bills, Items of personal nature, Soft/hard drinks, hot water, hot shower, tips etc.
  5. Unforseen expenses due to strike (bandh), Road block etc…

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