Home Features Royal trekking trails of Rolwaling Valley
November 17, 2019

Royal trekking trails of Rolwaling Valley

Rolwaling Photo Tse Wang
Rolwaling Valley : File Photo

Between the glamour of Everest and the Langtang Himalaya ranges lies the unforgettable beauty of the Rolwaling valley below the shadow of stunning Gauri Shankar Himal. Rolwaling valley trekking is magnificent yet one of the most difficult trekking trails of the Everest region.

Rolwaling river Photo Tse wand
Rolwaling river: File photo

Despite the difficultness, fantastic views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Everest, Mt Gaurishanker, luscious green valleys, terraced fields, lifestyles and cultures of the local people makes it worth every bit of trekking. Other mountains seen from here includes Mt. Melungtse (7,181 m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Tashi Lapcha, Mt. Makalu, and the views of Pachermo and Ramdung peak.

Rolwaling Valley

Rolwaling trekking trail is very rich in Biodiversity, glacial lakes, mountains, and isolated villages. There are 16 types of vegetation, 34 species of mammals, 16 of fish, 10 of amphibians, 8 of lizards, 14 of snake, and 235 species of birds. It is also inhabitant to the few endangered species of animals and birds like Red panda, giant pied hornbill, Lophophorus, etc.

Beding village in winter
Beding village in winter

Also considered as an alternative to the Everest base camp trekking, Rolwaling valley highlights the beauty of Rolwaling valley, Khumbu regions, and Tamang villages. Alpine lakes of Rolwaling valley, moraines, hanging glaciers, high pastures, beautiful waterfalls in the route, swift-flowing water of Rolwaling River, and picturesque views of snow-capped mountains are definitely going to win your heart when you reach there.

terraced hills of Rolwaling valley
Terraced hills of Rolwaling valley

Inhabited mostly by Sherpa, Tamang, and Chhetris, Trekkers are also able to learn about their cultures, lifestyles, languages, and traditions along with their local food delicacies in the villages like Bedding (3,510 m), Na (4,120 m), Kharka, etc. You are definitely going to be warm-hearted by the Tibetan influenced cultures and their sweet hospitality.

Rolwaling valley
Rolwaling valley

Rolwaling trek starts from Charikot of Dolakha, Passes through Tashi Lapch La (5,755 m) – the highest point of the trek, and passes into the Solukhumbu. In this trekking, you will also trek through the spectacular glacier fields of Yalung La region and revel in the beauty of one of the most famous lakes of Nepal, Tsho-Rolpa Glacier Lake.

Rolwaling alpine lake Photo Dawa Lama Tamang
Rolwaling alpine lake – Photo: Dawa Lama Tamang

The Rolwaling trek joins the Khumbu valley route so that you can carry on to the Everest base camp or back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Since the accommodations are hard to find along the Rolwaling valley trek, camping-style trekking is performed. The best time to trek in this region is during February – June, September – November, and July- August season due to favorable climatic conditions. Typically Rolwalling valley trek lasts for about 15-16 days from Kathmandu.

Water falls Photo Tse Wang
Waterfalls – File photo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Mustang as international tourist destination

Luring Mustang as one of the top tourist destinations in Nepal involves highlighting its u…