10 Facts about Rolwaling Trek

Are you interested to discover the 10 facts about Rolwaling Trek? Do you really want to make a most challenging adventure journey in between the yard of Langtang and Everest? Then, your bewilderment is over. Capture the true essence of Rolwaling Valley in the remote Himalayas while covering Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass with Parchamo Peak Trekking experience. The trek starts with a scenic drive by road from Kathmandu to Lhasa to the ancient trading city Dolakha. Then you trek through the Rolwaling valley, famous as one of the seven hidden valleys of the Himalayas, pass the beautiful Sherpa and Tamang villages. Here are presented the Ten Facts about Rolwaling Trek.

  1. Rolwaling is the east-west valley below the Gauri Shankar (7135 m) near the Tibetan border. So, the trekkers will be rewarded with the enchanting view of Majestic Mountain Gauri Shanker, panoramic views of Pharchamo Peak (6187m) and Ramdung (5925m) and many others.
  2. Rolwaling has a unique environment and is exceptionally rich in bio-diversity which makes this region one of the finest tourist destinations in Nepal. The region consists of Tamang settlements combined with majestic mountain ranges and several kinds of vegetation.
  3. This is a wild and hardly explored region where legendary tales of the abominable snowman, known as the “Yeti”, haunt the imagination of climbers. On the slope of Rolwaling Peak itself, the famous British mountaineer, Eric Shipton, first photographed Yeti footprints in 1951.
  4. Trekkers will also be enjoying beauty of Tsho Rolpa, the largest Glacier Lake in Nepal and can continue to the Khumbu region which links to trek routes in the Everest region.
  5. The trekking route is near by the Tibet border side so that one can understand a little about Tibetan culture too.
  6. This area is mostly inhabited by Buddhist people. However, you can also see the Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages and theirs life style as well.
  7. The trail following the course of river Tamakoshi on the way to Simigaun adds more thrills to the trek. The option of crossing Tashi Lapcha pass (5755m.) to go to Namche Bazar of Everest region is an adventure of its own kind. In this trail the Glacial Lake Tsho Rolpa offers the experience of lifetime.
  8. The trek also offers a great opportunity for a short climb to the summit of the Parchamo (6273 m).
  9. The Trek to Rolwaling and the Tashi- Lapcha Pass is one of the more challenging treks in Nepal, requiring expedition style camping trek with full logistic support.
  10. Rolwaling trek crosses high Himalayan glaciers and up to altitudes of over 5700 m with extreme temperatures up to -10 to -20 degrees. Since, the trek also including climbing option of the Parchamo Peak, crampons and an ice ax and rope should be carried, even if it may not be necessary under good conditions.

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