Trekking in Rolwaling: Rolwaling valley extends east to west of the Gauri Shankar Massif (7134 m) and this trek through the Rolwaling valley is one of the truly “off-the-beaten-tracks”. Starting with a drive from Kathmandu to the village of Charikot. Passing through the Rolwaling valley and cross the Tashi Labtsa to the Khumbu valley. Returning to Kathmandu via the remote mountain airstrip of Lukla. The route can be reversed as well.
However, the strain and degree of difficulty are constantly rewarded with visits to remote villages, the magnificence of the omni-present mountains and walks through thick Rhododendron forests. On the approach to the Tashi Labtsa pass (5755 m), the northern skyline is constantly dominated by the summit of Mt. Gauri Shankar (7146 m.), for a long time confused with Everest and thought to be the highest mountain in the world. This trek takes you through a demographic cross section of Nepal that can not be sampled on any other trek. Since the reopening of this route the small Sherpa villages of Beding and Na are accessible to trekkers who would like to see what traditional Sherpa culture, untouched by western influence, really looks like.
Popular Trekking Routes & Itineraries in Rolwaling Trek
Rolwaling valley extends east to west of the Gauri Shankar Massif (7134 m) and this trek through the Rolwaling valley is one of the truly “off-the-beaten-tracks”. Starting with