Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing - 21 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, High Altitude Walk, Bushes Walk, Photography, Cultural Insight, Food and Cuisine, Explore National Park, Glacial Walk and so on
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
21 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Tent-Camp
Max-Altitude
6,273m/20,880ft
Daily Walking
5-6 hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

The Rolwaling trek is one of the most underrated excursions among experienced trekkers and the challenging route is filled with beautiful views and unparalleled adventure. With a moderate-difficult grade climb ahead, the Rolwaling trek is ideal for lone trekkers hoping to test themselves and use their advanced skills to navigate a tricky climb. The rugged and largely unexplored region has a magical history behind it when British mountaineer, Eric Shipton, claimed to photograph yeti footprints on his journey in 1951. Pachermo Peak is an epic peak in the Rolwaling region that is popular among mountaineering enthusiasts in the area. With an altitude of 6272m, the journey won't be easy but the outstanding scenery on the peak makes the entire trip worth it, as climbers can look forward to epic views of Gaurisankar mountain as they wake up in the morning. 

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Duration:Half Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath
  • Pashupatinath


 

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
  • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

3. Kathmandu – Singati Bazzar(950m/3,120ft) and Trek to Suri Dovan(1,030m/3,380ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Drive(182 Km) and 3hrs Walk(9 Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:80m/265ft

  • Kathmandu
  • Dhulikhel
  • Charikot
  • Dolakha
  • Lamosangu
  • Singati Bazaar
  • Suri Dovan

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Waterfalls
  • Rivers including Tamakoshi
  • Tibet Border Route
  • Araniko Highway
  • B.P Highway
  • Suspension Bridges
  • View of Gaurishankar Himal

4. Suri Dovan – Jagat(1,050m/3,445ft)

  • Duration:3-4hrs walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:20m/65ft

  • Suri Dovan
  • Tamakoshi
  • Manthali
  • Jagat

Highlights:

  • Unique Culture and Lifestyle
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Terraced Fields
  • Mountainous Region
  • Blissful Nature
  • Off-the-beaten trail
  • Tamakoshi River
  • View of Holy Mountains like Gauri – Shankar Himal
  • Lush and Beautiful Landscape
  • Vegetations like Orchid and Rhododendron

5. Jagat – Simigaon(2,020m/6,627ft)

  • Duration:7hrs walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:970m/3,185ft

  • Jagat
  • Gonggar
  • Chhetchhet
  • Simigaon

Highlights:

  • Relatively Flat Trail
  • Experience the Changing Nature of the Trail
  • Pass-through Several Forests and Settlements
  • Steep Climb
  • Terrace of Mountainside
  • Monasteries
  • Prayer Flags
  • Suspension Bridges

6. Simigaon – Kharka(2,990m/9,809ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:970m/3,185ft

  • Simigaon
  • Shakpa Kharka
  • Kharka

Highlights:

  • Rolwaling River
  • Rhododendron Forest and other Vegetations
  • Close-Up View of Gaurishankar
  • Tibet Border Route
  • Fairy Dense Mixed Forest
  • Wooden Bridges
  • Remote Settlement

7. Kharka – Beding(3,690m/12,106ft)

  • Duration:4hrs walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:700m/2,300ft

  • Kharka
  • Rolwaling River
  • Ramding
  • Beding

Highlights:

  • Uphill Trek
  • Rhododendron Flower and Other Vegetations
  • Remote Settlement
  • View of Majestic Gaurishankar Peak
  • Mighty Rolwaling River
  • Riverbed
  • Gompa Gate
  • Beding-Largest Settlement in Rolwaling Village
  • Hilary School
  • Gateway of China Border
  • Gauri-Shankar National Park
  • Special Permit Check-In Point

8. Beding – Nagaon (4,180m/13,713ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:490m/1,610ft

  • Beding
  • Ghokrekharka
  • Dhogre
  • Nagaon

Highlights:

  • Vicinity of the famous Tso Rolpa Lake
  • Oldest Settlement of Guru Ringboche Rock
  • Mani Stone
  • Mani Wall
  • Yak Grazing Lands
  • Terraced Farmlands with local crops like Barley and Buckwheat Fields
  • Potato Farming
  • Monastery
  • Myth about Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava

9. Acclimatization Day |Hike to Yalung La View Point (5,310m/17,425ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:1,130m/3,710ft
  • Descend:1,130m/3,710ft

  • Nagaon
  • Yalung Base Camp
  • Yalung La
  • Yalung Base Camp
  • Nagaon

Highlights:

  • Day Hike
  • Glacier Walk
  • Excursion for Pachermo Peak
  • Analysis of own fitness and ability
  • Training
  • Massive Mountain View
  • Glacier View
  • Desert-Like Landscape

10. Nagaon – Tso Rolpa Lake(4,540m/14,895ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:360m/1,182ft

  • Nagaon
  • Tso Rolpa Glacier
  • Tso Rolpa Lake

Highlights:

  • Massive Mountain View
  • Blissful Nature
  • Glaciers
  • Tso Rolpa Lake – Largest Glacier Lake
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Fresh Water Spring
  • Glacial Water
  • Cave Water

11. Tso Rolpa – Trakarding Glacier(4,800m/15,748ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs walk(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:260m/853ft

  • Tso Rolpa
  • Rolwaling Glacier
  • Trakarding Glacier  

Highlights:

  • Snow Line and the Surrounding of Glaciers
  • Glacial Moraines
  • Uphill Climb through the Rocks
  • Lateral Moraine of the Glaciers
  • Trakarding Glacier
  • Passing Rocks hanging over the Trails

12. Trakarding Glacier – Tashi Cape(5,595m/15,356ft) via Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,755m/18,881ft)

  • Duration:8-9hrs walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals: Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:955m/3,135ft
  • Descend:160m/524ft

  • Trakarding Glacier
  • Tashi Lapcha Pass
  • Tashi Cape 

Highlights:

  • Debris of Rock
  • Snow and Sands
  • Point of Icefall of the Glaciers
  • Surrounded by Marvelous view of Himalayas
  • Surrounded by Massive Snowy Peaks
  • Off-the-Beaten Trail
  • Tashi Lapcha Pass- one of the complex Passes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Usage of Equipment such as Climbing Rope
  • Fix Rope
  • Tashi Cape
  • Sunset View

13. Acclimatization Day| Climbing Preparation

  • Duration:Whole Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp

  •  Tashi Cape

Highlights:

  • Sunrise View
  • Climbing Equipment Training
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Moderate Hiking
  • Prepare for Next Day Peak Climbing
  • Sunset View

14. Tashi Cape – Ngole(5,110m/16,765ft) after Pachermo Peak Climbing(6,273m/20,880ft)

  • Duration:11hrs walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:678m/2,225ft
  • Descend:1,163m/3,815ft

  • Tashi Cape
  • Pachermo Peak Summit
  • Ngole 

Highlights:

  • Achievement of a Lifetime
  • Ultimate Destination
  • Adventure, and Excitement
  • Snowy Slopes
  • Breathtaking Views
  • The majestic Khumbu Peaks including the peaks of Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and several other high peaks
  • Blissful Nature
  • Glaciers
  • Challenging Task
  • Rest and Relax

15. Ngole – Thyangbo(4,350m/14,271ft)

  • Duration: 5hrs walk(10Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Descend:760m/2,495ft

  • Ngole
  • Thyangbo Glacier
  • Thyangbo 

Highlights:

  • Rocky Trails and Moraines
  • Surrounded by Magnificent Mountain Peaks
  • Alpine Bushes
  • Blissful Nature
  • Yaks
  • Prayer Flags

16. Thyangbo – Thame(3,820m/12,532ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:530m/1,740ft

  • Thyangbo
  • Kharka
  • Thame 

Highlights:

  • Thame River
  • Small Settlements
  • Ancient Monasteries
  • Summer settlements, pastures, and shades for the cattle brought for grazing
  • Trail Junction near Thame Village
  • View of beautiful Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru
  • Local People – Everest Expedition Expertise
  • Meet the Tree-Line

17. Thame – Namche(3,440m/11,286ft)

  • Duration:5hrs walk(10Km)
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:380m/1,246ft

  • Thame
  • Thomo
  • Namche 

Highlights:

  • Monasteries
  • Mani Stones
  • Mani Walls
  • Prayer Flags
  • Prayer Wheels
  • Glimpse of humongous Everet, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other peaks
  • Warm Place to Relax
  • Downtown Area like Little Thamel
  • Fresh Air
  • Hillside Trail
  • Might Dudh Koshi River
  • Rest and Relax

18. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:600m/1,968ft
  • Ascend:210m/688ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Jorsale
  • Monjo
  • Phakding
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Various High Suspension Bridges
  • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
  • Kawande Mountain View
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Last Everest View
  • Prayer Flags

19. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Note:It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here.

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

20. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

21. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu( Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
  • All food and lodgings during the trek (B, L, D included)
  • Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
  • Professionally trained experienced English speaking trekking guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 30kg) along with their salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits: TIMS card, Sagarmatha National Park, Gaurishanker National Park, Rolwaling Special Permit and Parchermo Peak Permit
  • Trekking gears like Sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge.
  • First aid medical box.
  • Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guide and porters

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Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing because you will trek thru Sagarmatha National Park, Gaurishankar National Park as well as you require special permits for Rolwaling restricted area and for peak climbing. So altogether, you would need to have Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Gaurishankar National Park Permit, Rolwaling Special Permit and Parchermo Peak Permit

Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing combines the raw wilderness of Rolwaling and Khumbu valley and provides you with one of the energizing trekking experiences in Nepal. From Rolwaling, one of the seven hidden valleys in the Himalayas to one of the most visited regions in Nepal, you experience diversity, challenge and adventure. From the settlements of Thami, Newar communities in Dolakha and Singati to the Sherpa settlements and from the dense and lush forest to the alpine meadows, you have all the diversity. Witness the panoramic view of Langtang, Everest, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Mt. Tashi Lapcha, Chobabhamre and others, explore the unexplored and ascend a B category climbing peak-in this Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing. 

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Generally, Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing is 18-22 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek so you would need to be in good physical shape. However, the previous climbing experience is not mandatory for this trek.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Duffel Bag
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Down Jacket
Trekking Boots
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
T-Shirts (3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Trekking Jacket
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Socks (5)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Wool Hat
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Sunglasses (2)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Head Lamp
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Book(s)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
Laundry Detergent
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
Batteries
Trekking Poles
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

 

Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

While you are on Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing can be best-experienced during March to May in spring season and September to December.

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Rolwaling Trek plus Pachermo Peak Climbing since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

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