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Rolwaling Trekking



Rolwaling is getting more popular due to being the closest distance from the Kathmandu valley. You can reach incredibly close to the Himalayas in just a 3 day period.

Firstly, we drive to Dhulikhel, Dolalghat by the river bed of Indrawati River and Sunkoshi River towards Nepal-Tibet’s ``Friendship Highway – Kodari ". Afterwards, we will change our route to Jiri highway until Charikot then switch to Dongar Khola to Chetchet at 1317m towards Simigaon.

The trek goes below the Rolwaling Himalayan range and its culturally diverse land. You will view many hairpin bends with stunning landscapes of Dorje Lhakpa (6975m), Gauri Shanker (7134m), Langtang, Melung Tse (7033m), Choba Bamara (5933m), Numbur Chuli (6959m), Big Phere Go, Pathibhara and many other peaks. It passes through water falls, rivers, narrow gorges, ridge walks as well as up and down steep hillsides with rocky stair steps. We trek inside “Gaurishanker National Park'' where you will encounter wild animals like mountain goats, snow leopards, red pandas and various kinds of flowers including our national rhododendron, juniper, etc, as we delve into deep forest areas. 

Additionally, herbs and wild plants can be seen depending on the season.

Simigaon, Beding and Na are examples of big Sherpa villages. You can experience the daily activities of a local Sherpa living in higher land.

Beding is somewhere worth spending one more day acclimatizing. You  may complete a hike to Manlung la. As well as get a chance to visit Nepal’s first cheese factory, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way. You can also view Tso Rolpa (4580m) which is a glacier melt lake recently naturally created. It changes its colour depending on the season.

During the months of April to May, rhododendrons and wild flowers bloom in abundance. There is a massive chance to see Dafe, the national bird of Nepal and Himalayan Tahr (goat), a species of goat antelope and many other animals. If lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard.

Many villages populated by Tamang and Sherpa people can be observed with their unique lifestyles. Religious symbols and structures like Mani prayers carved on rock slates can be seen. Sherpa houses are noticeable with their colorful flags and herds of cattle and their potato fields are found at higher altitudes. 

NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.





Daily Walk Duration

6-8 HRS


MAX 4540M

Group Size

2-15 PAX



Route itinerary

  • Day 1
    Drive Kathmandu to Chetchet.
    Begin with driving to Dhulikhel – Dolalghat then leaving Nepal- Kodari highway, we take Jiri road until Charikot then take other route to Sigati (Gaurishanker National Park entrance) via Tama Khosi River bed, Gongar khola to Chetchet (3170m) which is a total of 180 km from Kathmandu. There is a variety of roads consisting of the regular black top to rough gravel road. There is also a Tamang village consisting of about 50 houses.
  • Day 2-4
    Dongang – Beding - Excursion.
    Begin the trek uphill to SimiGaon (1771m), a Tamang and Sherpa village. You shall observe the farm lands of potato and forests of rhododendron as you travel uphill towards the suspension bridge then to Utisse (2055m) then to Surmuche (2480m) to Kyalche (2810m). Continue to Dongang by Rolwaling river bed – Theplung – Thamding (3344m) - Beding (3700m). Beding has a monastery and a school that was established by Sir Edmond Hillary. The village is popular as it is the village of most Sherpa Mt. Everest summiters. An extra day can be spent for an acclimatization visit to Menlung La towards Menlung la High camp.
  • Day 5-6
    Trek to Na village – Tso Rolpa.

    Trek to Dokare to Na (4100m) – 3 hrs. Enjoy a pleasant smooth walk by Rolwaling River then meet the confluence of Tama Koshi. Plenty of rhododendron and juniper forest then barren land. It is the route of the Great Himalayan trail to Tashi Laptsa. Na is mostly occupied by Beding villagers as summer farming land with few lodges opened for trekkers during season time. Early morning, trek up to glacier lake Tsho Rolpa and enjoy an impressive view of the mountain in one of the 8th Hidden valleys, “Beyul”. It is a holy land of Buddhist master Padmasambhava who traveled from Nepal to Tibet to teach Buddhism.

  • Day 7-10
    Na – Beding – Simigaon – Kathmandu.
    Retrace and trek back through Tama Koshi and Rolwaling river to Na and further Beding village to Dongar khola to transport back to Kathmandu.

Option: For more adventure, strong trekkers can continue from Tsho Rolpa crossing over Tashi Laptsa pass (5755m) – Parmoche peak (6273m) towards Thame to Namche Bazar and fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu in a week. Additionally, there is more to catch a trail to Everest base camp but this would take 2 weeks more.

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