May 28 - Jun 3, 2019 | Change

Rolwaling Valley trek (7 days)
Rolwaling, Nepal

Highlights: Sumigaun, Beding, Na, and Tsho Rolpa

Difficulty: challenging
Rolwaling Valley
Starting at $296 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.04 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits GCAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

Easily reachable by road from Kathmandu, the Rolwaling Valley is a great option for those with limited time and want to trek into a less touristy area of the Himalayas. The lodges in this region are far more rustic than those in the nearby Everest Region, so don’t expect wood fired pizzas and attached bathrooms. But what the area lacks in creature comforts it makes up in rugged beauty. While the basic version of this trek does not go over any high passes, it is plenty strenuous with a steep climb of 600 m (1,970 ft) in the first 2 hours. The trail passes through rhododendron forests and past several waterfalls before rising above the tree line just after Beding. The valley widens at Na to reveal a glorious surround-sound of high snow-clad peaks. At the head of the valley is the large Tsho Ropa, a glacial lake at the foot of the Tashi Lapsa pass into the Khumbu (Everest Region).

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Tsho Rolpa at 4580 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 9.9°C (50°F) and lows down to -3.1°C (26°F) at Tsho Rolpa.

Rolwaling Valley Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Tue May 28 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Chetchet (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Chetchet (1400 m)

If taking the local bus it may be necessary to use headlamps to reach Sumigaun depending on when the bus arrives.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 16.0°C (61°F) in May.

Chetchet

Sumigaun (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours up a steep stairs in the cliffside from the road at Chetchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in May.

Sumigaun
Wed May 29 (day 2)

Surmuche (2470 m)

About 3 hours up and down through forest from Sumigaun
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.6°C (73°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in May.

Surmuche

Kyalche (Kelje) (2760 m)

About 2 hours some up and down through forest and past waterfalls from Surmuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in May.

Kyalche (Kelje)
Thu May 30 (day 3)

Dongang (2800 m)

About 30 minutes through forest from Kyalche to the riverside.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in May.

Dongang

Dangding (3340 m)

About 2-3 hours from Dongang, the lodge at Dangding is only open during the fall high season.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in May.

Dangding

Beding (3720 m)

About 3 hours from Dangding (6 hours from Dongang), the trail follows the river passing mountain views and waterfalls
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in May.

Beding
Fri May 31 (day 4)

Na (4200 m)

About 3 hours from Beding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in May.

Na
Sat Jun 1 (day 5)

Tsho Rolpa (4580 m)

About 2.5 to 3 hours from Na and 1-2 hours return
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.9°C (50°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in June.

Tsho Rolpa

Na (4200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in June.

Na

Beding (3720 m)

About 2 hours down from Na
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in June.

Beding
Sun Jun 2 (day 6)

Dongang (2800 m)

About 3-4 hours down from Beding
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in June.

Dongang

Kyalche (Kelje) (2760 m)

About 20 minutes from Dongang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in June.

Kyalche (Kelje)

Surmuche (2470 m)

About 2 hours from Kyalche (Kelje)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.6°C (73°F) and lows of about 12.6°C (55°F) in June.

Surmuche

Sumigaun (2000 m)

About 2 hours from Surmuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in June.

Sumigaun
Mon Jun 3 (day 7)

Chetchet (1400 m)

About 1-1.5 hours steep down to the road at Chetchet (Bus to Kathmandu at 6 am and 7 am)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 19.0°C (66°F) in June.

Chetchet
Public bus from Chetchet to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created