About Rolwaling trek Nepal
Rolwaling valley trek is an off-the-beaten-path to reach the valley of flowers and Tsho Rolpa lake near the border of Tibet. Rolwaling trek is a remarkable journey through nepal’s untouched Himalayan wilderness. Its rugged beauty, challenging terrain, and awe-inspiring landscapes make Rolwaling region area a hidden gem of Himalayas.
Rolwaling valley Nepal well known for its spectacular mountain scenery like Gauri Shankar and Melungtse, Langtang and Mahalangur Himalayan range. Rolwaling valley is also a home of different wildlife and vegetation, several glaciers, pristine alpine lakes, including Tsho Rolpa, which is one of the largest glacial lakes in Nepal. Must visit Gaurishankar Conservation Area once in a lifetime to discover its natural and cultural identity.
Moderate to fairly challenging
Min 2 to Max 10 Persons
Tsho Rolpa lake 4,580 meters
March to May & Sept to Dec
Trekking & Sightseeing
Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels
3 Meals a day (BLD)
Drive & Trekking
Kathmandu to Jagat
Gonggar Khola to Kathmandu
Rolwaling valley trek is a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion and adventure. It is a challenging and rewarding journey in beautiful remote area of Nepal. During this trip one can interact with Sherpa and Tamang ethnic community to know about their culture, history and daily life in Himalayas too. Engaging with the local communities adds a rich cultural dimension on your hiking experience. Further than natural and cultural experience one can spot verity of vegetation and wildlife like Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, and snow leopards in Gaurishankar conservation area.
Rolwaling valley journey start from jagat village, located at the foot of the Rolwaling Himalayan range. It takes about 7 /8 hours to reach Jagat by drive from Kathmandu. From Jagat, you hike up to the village of Simigaon, where you will get your first glimpse of mighty Gaurishankar.
Then walking trail ascends through lush forests, eye-catching waterfalls, rugged terrain, high pastures & several small villages to reach Beding, Na and Tsho Rolpa lake area. As soon as you reach tranquil glacial lakes Tsho Rolpa you feel the great sense of peace and serenity. Enchanting views of Gaurishankar, Jugal himal, Melungtse, Everest, Langtang, and many other mountains add excitement to your journey. Local believed that sacred Gauri Shankar mountain was the home of Lord Shiva and visible from each corner during journey.
The Rolwaling valley trek is a moderate hiking root any one can go to explore this valley. It requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance to explore rough terrain of high altitude. March to May and September to December are the best months to visit Rolwaling Nepal. Prepare and plan a trip with a support of destination expert to make safe and sound travel experience into the high Himalayas.
Rolwaling valley trekking package is a suitable trip for nature and cultural lover. It is 11 days’ off-the-beaten-path hiking in Gaurishankar conservation area (GCA) of Nepal. The pristine landscapes, majestic mountain peaks, and remote villages make Rolwaling trekking a truly unforgettable experience.
Upper Mustang trek & tours organize verity of trip in Himalayas. Departure dates are 100% guaranteed until and unless there is no political unrest, natural disasters or epidemics in the destination. Start dates are your arrival date in Kathmandu and end dates are the returning date from Nepal. Listed departure dates & price quoted on group joining basic. if given dates are not suits you, or travelling with friend let us to know to book private trip as per your requirements.
Rolwaling Valley located in between Langtang and Sagarmatha national park near the border of Tibet. Rolwaling valley is a part of Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA) of Dolakha district in Nepal.
Rolwaling Valley is a less-visited but really beautiful area of Nepal. So one can get the opportunity to discover authentic Nepali culture, village life, high peaks, alpine lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, stunning landscapes flora and fauna in Himalayan foothills.
Mount Melungtse 7181 meters / 23560 feet is the highest peak of rolwaling range situated at the border between Nepal and Tibet.
Tsho Rolpa Lake trek is a relatively lesser-known trekking route in Nepal takes you to rugged terrain, remote villages and untouched wilderness. One of the most alluring aspects of the Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is the unspoiled natural beauty that surrounds you throughout the journey. The trail winds through dense rhododendron and oak forests, where you might encounter various species of birds and wildlife. As you gain altitude, the landscape transitions to alpine meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers, making it a botanist’s paradise.
Tsho Rolpa lake located at an altitude of 4,580 meters / 15026 feet in Rolwaling valley Nepal. It is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal and has grown considerably due to glacial melting in the Himalayas.
The Rolwaling valley trek is a moderately difficult trek that takes you through a remote and stunning region of Nepal. It is a less-visited route with some steep ascents and descents. It requires good fitness level and endurance to complete the trip successfully.
Rolwaling Valley is located in Dolakha District of Nepal, about 150 km northeast of Kathmandu. Driving and Trekking are main ways to reach rolwaling valley Nepal. Trek to Rolwaling Valley takes around 8 to 12 days; depend on itinerary and specific route.
The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March-May) or fall (September-November) months, when the weather is relatively stable, and the views are clear.
Generally, it requires two permits to visit Rolwaling valley for tourism in Dolakha Nepal. Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit (GCAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card are the essential. we advise all travelers to trek with certified trekking guide and organize trip with government authorized trekking agency Nepal.
The maximum elevation that trekkers reach during the Rolwaling Valley trek is 4,580 meters / 15026 feet at Tsho Rolpa Glacial Lake. Hike slowly to minimize the risk of acute mountain sickness before attempting to reach the highest elevations.
Physical and mental preparation play the vital role to make rolwaling trekking a fruitful adventure. beside that pack the appropriate trekking gear, Permits for Rolwaling Valley trek.