12 Days



Max Altitude

5,100 M


The Rolwaling Valley trek is a peaceful and less crowded trek that runs along the border of Tibet. The largest settlement in the valley is Beding, which is a Sherpa village that can be reached after a three-day walk from Gonghar Khola. For those with mountaineering experience and proper guides, it is possible to combine this trek with the Everest crossing via Tashi Lapcha La pass, but additional permits are required. During the trek, you can also visit Tsho Rolpa, one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal, located at an altitude of 4580m. This is the turning point for those who want to return to Gonghar Khola.

Departure Seasons
2023 April-May October-November
2024 April-May October-November
We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.

The Rolwaling Trek is a scenic trekking route situated between the Langtang range and the Everest range, offering breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Jugal Himal, and Mt. Gauri Shanker. Unlike some of the more popular trekking routes in Nepal, the Rolwaling Valley trek is a relatively quiet route that runs parallel to Tibet. The largest settlement in the Rolwaling Valley is the Sherpa village of Beding, which takes around three days of walking from Gonghar Khola to reach. 


While it is possible to combine this trek with the Everest crossing Tashi Lapcha La (5755m), this requires climbing experience and guides, as well as additional permits. Tsho Rolpa (4580m) is one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal and serves as a turning point if returning to Gonghar Khola.

  • Day 1: Trek briefing and preparation
  • Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (1,150m), approx. 7-8hrs
  • Day 3: Trek Jagat – Simi Gaun (2,036m), approx. 7 hrs
  • Day 4: Trek Simi Gaun – Dokhang (2,791m), approx. 7 hrs
  • Day 5: Trek Dokhang – Beding (3,740m), approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 6: Acclimatisation day in Beding
  • Day 7: Trek Beding – Na (4,180m), approx. 2 hrs. Day trek to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,540m) and back to Na, approx. 4 hrs
  • Day 8: Day hike from Na to Yalung Ri Base Camp (5,100m) and back to Na, Approx 5-6 hrs
  • Day 9: Trek Na – Dokhang (2,719m), approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek Dokhang – Simi Gaun (2,036m), approx. 5 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek Simi Gaun – Jagat ((1,150m), approx. 3 hrs
  • Day 12: Drive Jagat to Kathmandu, approx. 7-8hrs
  • Note: The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice

Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors

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