Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Everest Rolwaling Trek

jomsom muktinathFrom Everest to Rolwaling trek is a new circuit, over 3 high passes and amongst breath-taking high mountain scenery, through the Khumbu - Sherpa country up to the wild and little-frequented region of Rolwaling. After a magnificent mountain flight to Lukla we start our trek through the Khumbu, Sherpa country. We ascent the Kala Patthar (5545 m) to savor the incredible scenery, including magnificent views of Everest, Ama Dablam (6856m), Kantega (6809m), Kwangde (6194m), Nuptse (7879m), and Lhotse (8511m), to name but a few. We join the Gokyo lakes via the Cho La Pass (5420 m). After the ascent of Gokyo Peak (5480 m) the path continues over Renjo Pass (5345 m) and descends into the Bhote Khosi valley. We enter now into the Rolwaling and come closer to the Tibetan boarder. One of the highlights of this trek is the Tashi Lapsa (5755 m), the gate to Rolwaling, hidden in the glaciated wilderness of the very heart of the Himalayas.

The mountain scenery is stunning: Tengi Ragi Tau (6943 m), Bisphero Go Shar (6729 m), Dragkar Go (6793 m) and countless snowy peaks.

Level of difficulty * * * +, Maximum altitude: 6272 m, Best season: Spring and autumn.    


everest rolwaling trekDay 01: Kathmandu. Airport - hotel transfer.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Day at leisure.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Lukla (2800 m) by plane
then trek to Phakding (2600 m) in 3h . Great sight of the Kusum Kangru (6369 m).

Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m),
Sherpa capital of the region, in 6 h. Climb up on the right bank of the Dudh Koshi, surrounded by summits rising above 6000 m.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Khumjung.
From the pass above Namche Bazaar we enjoy our first great views of the Everest, Lhoste, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.

Day 06: Khumjung - Tengpoche (3870 m)
in 4h. Steep descent towards a bridge over the Dudh Koshi, and then climb up a zigzagging path through rhododendrons bushes. Some superb mountain sceneries towards Tengpoche, famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in Khumbu.

Day 07: Tengpoche - Pheriche (4250 m)
in 5 h. A steep descent through woods towards a suspension bridge over the Imja Khola River, then a steady climb up to Pheriche via Pangboche that houses the most ancient monastery in the region.

Day 08: Pheriche - Lobuche (4920 m)
in 5 h. We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse (6440 m) and Tawoche (6542 m). The climb gets steeper to reach the foot of the Khumbu glacier, and then zigzag up through the boulders of the glacier terminal moraine. Superb views of Nuptse.

Day 09: Lobuche - Kala Patthar (5545 m)
Gorak Shep (5100 m) in 7 h. We continue along the side of the Khumbu glacier. The sugar loaf dome Pumori (7145 m) lies directly ahead. An intricate route threading its way between crevasses and almost translucent ice pinnacles and undulating over moraine ridges. Unforgettable panorama from the Kala Patthar: Ama Dablam, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse and the impressive black pyramid of Everest. We then retrace our steps to Gorak Shep

Day 10: Gorak Shep - Lobuche - camp after Dzongla (4950 m).
We descent through moraines towards Lobuche then progressively climb up to Dzongla.

Day 11: Camp after Dzongla - Cho La Pass (5420 m)
Gokyo (4750 m) in 7 h. After the pass, we shortly cross an easy segment of the glacier then descent a steep trail through blocks of rocks.

Day 12: Gokyo lakes. Optional ascent of the Gokyo Peak (5480 m)
in 5 h. A breathtaking 360 º view with Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, four of the forteen 8000 m on earth, dominating the myriad lesser peaks.

Day 13: Gokyo - Renjo Pass (5345 m)
Rermo Pokhari (5000 m) in 5.30 h. Magnificent panorama from the pass : Tengi Ragi Tau, Rolwaling Himal and the small Rermo Pokhari lake on west and Gyachung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and the Gokyo lakes on east.

Day 14: Rermo Pokhari - Thame (3800 m)
in 5 h. An easy and pleasant descent. At the tiny Sherpa village of Thame, we can visit a picturesque monastery perched at hillside.

Day 15: Thame - Tengpo (4500 m)
in 5 h. We enter now the Parchamo valley that offers wild scenery.

Day 16: Thame - Camp before Tashi Lapsa Pass (5200 m)
in 6 h. We carry on our steady progression through moraines and gentle slopes. We establish our campsite about 500 m bellow the Tashi Lapsa pass, just underneath an impressive rocky section coming down from the Tengi Ragi Tau.

Day 17: Camp at 5200 m - Tashi Lapsa (5755 m)
Tengpo (4500 m) in 8 h. A tough climb takes us to a steep slope (ice or rocks, depending of the weather conditions) about 35° and 100 m high. From the top we will join an over-hanging trail taking us to a snowy section. We will climb snowy slopes to reach the Tashi Lapsa pass. From the Pass we get a unique view towards Tengi Ragi Tau (6943 m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729 m), Dragkar-Go (6793 m), with a background of myriad peaks towards the Tibetan boarder. We then retrace our steps to the camp and descent to the Tengpo.

Day 18: Tengpo - Thame (3800 m) in 3 h. An easy descent.

Day 19: Thame - Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
in 3-4 h. This is a short and relaxing day. Many of the typical mani walls and prayer wheels are spread on the trail to Namche, the Sherpa capital. We have plenty of time to explore the bustling local market and admire the beautiful vistas of Thamserku (6608 m), Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8511 m).

Day 20: Namche Bazaar - Lukla (2800 m).
We descend through the forest and continue along the Dudh Koshi banks. A short climb takes us to Lukla.

Day 21: Lukla - Kathmandu by plane.

Day 22: Kathmandu. Day at leisure. Safety day for your international flight.

Day 23: Kathmandu. Hotel - airport transfer.

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact for more information and prices


Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
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18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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