Day 01 : Kathmandu Arrival (1,350m/4,429ft)
Orbit Alpine Adventure team member receives you at the Kathmandu International Airport and takes you to the hotel booked for your accommodation. You can take rest to recover from the travel fatigue so that you can restore your health condition to the fullest.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Today, the tour guide leads you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Kathmandu Valley for you entertainment. By visiting Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Patan Durbar Square, you feel your vacation is really exciting. You can collect trekking gears, medicines preventing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and other stuffs you think useful during Nepal trekking. When you return to the hotel, the trekking guide gives you all the pin-point information about Rolwaling Valley trek. Take complete rest to make up your mind along with physical fitness.
Day 03 : Drive to Jagat
After having breakfast, a private jeep comes to receive you at the hotel along with the trekking guide. The bus drives along Araniko Highway upto Khadi Chaur offering the best vistas of cultivated lands, pleasing landscapes, trade centers. From Khadi Chaur, the bus takes the right road that goes past a few thrilling steep modes. The journey to Jagat is really unforgettable as you can capture the enchanting view of the forest, gorges, rifts and snowcapped peaks. After driving for about 10 hours, you reach Jagat by crossing Lamosanghu and Charikot, trade centers of Dolakha. You stay at a teahouse or homestay at Jagat by relishing the typical Nepali food items served by the local people.
Day 04 : 04: Trek to Simigaun
The trekking trail today is curved up and down which passes along a classic Sherpa village, Chetchet. By crossing a suspension bridge constructed over the Tama Koshi River, the trail leaves you in a beautiful village, Simigaun. As the trekking hour is quite short, you can spend the time by exploring Simigaun where you will spend the night. The most interesting site to visit in this village is a Buddhist monastery situated on top of a ridge.
Day 05 : Trek to Dongang
Today’s rugged path moves up and down the ridges penetrating the Rolwaling River valley with the cultivated fertile soil. You walk through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak and juniper being connected with small wooden and suspension bridges. You come to find some small hilly junctions having teahouses operated only in the season not appropriate for trekking. On the trekking season, the Sherpa people of Rolwaling zone climb the highlands as the guides or porters. You come to a village Gyalche which can be used as an alternative station for night rest in few teahouses. However, after walking for nearly 30 minutes, you reach Dongang, a beautiful Sherpa Village reflecting Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition.
Day 06 : Day 06: Trek to Beding (3,700m/ 12,139ft) -6 Hours
This is one of the toughest days during Rolwaling Tso Rolpa trek as you climb almost 1,000m higher to reach Beding. You can see an NMA board on the way saying, “No one profits from illegal mountaineering. So, stop doing it right now!” The trail winds further across the RolwalingKhola through a bridge rewarding you with the lovely view of Chekigo Peak (6,257m).
Then the trail goes along the banks of the Themlung Khola which originates from Mt. Gaurishankar and irrigates the farming land there. You enjoy the Themlung Khola Valley and the closest view of Mt. Gaurishankar, which is the determinant of Nepal’s standard time. The other villages that you walk past are Jobalu, Nyiamare, Ramding and Chhima Golche on the way to Beding. The houses of these villages are locked most of the time because the men go for trekking while women for grazing cattle. A beautiful village and the largest in the Rolwaling River Valley, Beding is the station you are going to spend the night.
Day 07 : Acclimatization Day in Beding
Beding Acclimatization Day is really important to successfully do Tso Rolpa trek as it is located higher than 4,500m altitude. It prevents you from altitude sickness in the high Himalayas and helps you accomplish your strenuous trekking in Nepal. For acclimatization, you can take a stroll around Beding village and know about their lifestyle, culture and tradition at fullest. A short hike to Malung Kharka is really fruitful to adjust with the increasing height in the Nepalese Himalayas. Malung La Pass (5,616m) rewards you with the eye-catching panorama of about 50 peaks of Rolwaling area including Mt. Gaurishankar. The lush forests, scattered human settlement areas and the entire Beding valley unleash their splendidness while staring them from the pass.
Day 08 : Trek to Na (4,200m/13,780ft)and Tso Rolpa (4,580m/15,026ft)-6 Hours
Today, you are heading towards a Sherpa village, Na which is located in a beautiful valley just below Tso Rolpa Lake. The trail ascends through Beding valley showing you icefalls and waterfalls on the side along the banks of the Rolwaling River. After reaching Na village, keep the load except warm clothes and cameras at a lodge where you will spend the night.
Then, take a hike to Tso Rolpa Lake, one of the highest altitude glacial lake of Nepal. This is the highest altitude you have to reach in the course of Rolwaling Tso Rolpa trekking. The lake is surrounded by the bare hills and snowcapped peaks all around and their reflection on the turquoise water is just superb! Then come back to Na for the night rest and enjoy the typical cuisines served with the best hospitality.
Day 09 : Trek to Dongang
Today, the trekking trail climbs down through the lush rhododendron forests and juniper bushes. Following the banks of the Tso Rolpa River which offers you really a beautiful scenery of the dense forests and snowy peaks of the Rolwaling and Everest region. Overnight stay at a teahouse at Dongang tasting the local food items like Tongba (a type of local beer) and Thukpa as it is a Sherpa settlement area.
Day 10 : Trek to GongarKhola
Now, you will climb down Gongar Khola by walking the sloppy rugged trail enjoying the rustic villages, rhododendron forests and lovely landscapes. About 6-hours’ descent will be meaningful as you can have the spellbinding sight of the snow-white peaks of the region. Overnight stay at a lodge.
Day 11 : Drive back to Kathmandu
Today you are going back to Kathmandu driving along the same road you had followed to arrive here. Enjoy the glimpses of ethnic villages, snowcapped mountains, lush forests in the deep valleys and clustered houses on the way. After almost 10 hours, you arrive at the hotel in Kathmandu. Now, the choice is yours as you have multiple ways to spend the day: partying, shopping and strolling around the valley! Orbit Alpine Adventure will arrange a farewell dinner at a quality restaurant in the evening.
Day 12 : Final Departure
Today, you have come to the end of Rolwaling Valley trek 12 days itinerary. So, the representative of Orbit Alpine Adventure gives you company up to the Kathmandu International Airport as per the flight schedule. We wish you a very wonderful time ahead and hope to see you again and again in your vacations in the future!