ROLWALING VALLEY REGION
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ROLWALING VALLEY REGION

Situated west of the Khumbu region the Rolwaling Himal stretches to the Bhotekoshi River which runs along the Araniko Highway.  This was once the only access to Tibet by land from Nepal, however, the border crossing has moved to Kyirong to the west since the earthquake of 2015. There are two peaks of hard climbing in the 7000-meter range. Gaurishankar which stands at 7143m, and Menlungtse at 7181m. These formidable peaks have rejected plenty of climbers especially Gaurishankar which is protected by a sheer 4000m rock face (7181 m). Consequently in 1979, a joint Nepalese — American party accomplished the first ascent. The summit of Menlungtse on the Tibet side was first climbed in 1992 by a Slovenian party. These two forbidding peaks do not overshadow the other high and beautiful 6000m peaks surrounding them Numbur (6937m), Chobutse (6685m) are another two that feature prominently.  There is a route in this area that leads to Khumbu via the high glacial Tsho Rolpa Lake and the Tashi Lapcha Pass. It is also a well-known trekking route nevertheless, few trekkers tackle this route because of its known difficulty. You will find many challenging yet accessible trekking routes in this unique region. 



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Ramdung Go and Parchomo Peak Climbing, 25 Days

from 4.975 USD / Days: 25 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Ramdung Peak is situated south of the Teshilabtsa pass, which borders Khumbu and the immense Rolwaling valley. Crossing the pass into the remote valley of Rolwaling takes you to the rarely climbed peak of Ramdung. Your climb of this 'hidden peak' of the Himalayan wilderness begins with a trek into the Rolwaling valley, just recently opened to trekkers. You first make an ascent up lower Ramdung,...

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Indigenous Peoples Trail Nepal Home-Stay Trek, 10 Days

from 1.240 USD / Days: 10 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Indigenous Peoples Trail Nepal Home-Stay Trek is a unique trekking trail that provides an opportunity to explore the multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-ethnic areas of central Nepal. The Indigenous Peoples Trail, albeit at a low elevation below 3126m, it offers scenic and breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas stretching from Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges in the West to Numbur Chuli...

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Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek (High Glacial Lake in Rolwaling Valley), 17 Days

from 2.800 USD / Days: 17 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Tsho Rolpa Lake Trek is one of the least visited trekking routes located in the Rolwaling region which takes you to the largest glacial lake in Nepal, Tsho Rolpa. Although a neighbor to the most famous trekking destinations, Everest region, Tsho Rolpa remains remote and serene in all its glory. Apart from the pristine lake Tsho Rolpa itself, the trek features a continuous panorama of Gaurishankar...

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Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek, 18 Days

from 5.145 USD / Days: 18 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is a striking journey that sums up the beauty of both Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region of Nepal. This thrilling and inspiring trek leads you to a faraway location and lets you acknowledge the lovely views of the Himalayas with the difficulties of crossing the high-mountain pass of Tashi Lapcha (5755m). Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek is an amazing mixture of...

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Kalinchok (Ghaurisankar Region) Family Lodge Trek 9 Days

/ from 725 USD / Days: 9 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Kalinchok Family Trek This trek is of the beaten Track and was only recently opened to Tourists. It lies in the northeast direction from Kathmandu valley. It is a relatively short trek to climb Kalinchok, with experience a panoramic view of the Rolwaling Himal Range. Especially in spring this Trek is beautiful because of the Rhododendron forest. It offers a close look the unique...

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Sailung and Timal (Non Tourist Area) Homestay Trek via Phulchoki Hill 19 Days

from 2.565 USD / Days: 19 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Sailung and Timal Trek via Phulchoki Hill Sailung Trek or the “Indigenous Peoples Trail” is a non tourist area trek offers scenic trekking relatively at low elevation below 3000m bound by Thulo Sailung peak in the North and the Golden Sun Kosi River flowing along the South, the Tama Kosi in the East. This trek presents an incomparable and natural blend of cultural, linguistic...

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Ramdung Peak Climbing, 16 Days

from 3.100 USD / Days: 16 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
The Ramdung Peak is situated in the borders of Khumbu and Rolwaling valley in the eastern side of Nepal. The Ramdung Peak Climbing enchants you with magnificent views of the mountains such as Everest (8848m), Melungtse (7181m), Gaurishankar (7134m) and takes you to the beautiful ice glacial Lake of Tso Rolpa which is one of the natures wonders of Nepal. At 5,930m this is a climb which is not very...

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Rolwaling Valley Trek, below Gaurishankar and off the beaten trail, 20 Days

from 3.050 USD / Days: 20 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Rolwaling Valley Trek is a high mountain valley trek which lies across the western border of the Khumbu region. The name Rolwaling means ‘valley carved by a plow’ and its steep cliffs do indeed give the impression of a plow-carved furrow. The alpine lakes, high pastures, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, and the views of the snowcapped mountains in the backdrop make this trek a treat for those...

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Below Gaurishankar, Rolwaling Valley, Camping Trek 22 Days, off the beaten trails...Fixed Departure!

from 3.050 USD / Days: 22 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Introduction to Gaurishankar and Rolwaling Valley Trek Trekking in Rolwaling is one of Nepal's finest high mountain valleys West of the Khumhu, directly on the Tibetan frontier there is a wild, lonely high valley the "Rolwaling" which is called simply "the grave" by the indigenous Sherpa's on account of its location - buried down between steep ice-giants. Many mysterious stories have been passed...

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