Program Code: GA-NTA04
Duration: 21 days
Start point: Barabise
End point: Lukla
Starting elevation: 1600m Sua Khari
Apex elevation: 5739m Tashilapcha
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
When to go: Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May)
Trek grading: Moderate
Rolwaling valley is the neighboring valley of the Solo Khumbu (Mt Everest region). Similar in culture to the Sherpa people of the Everest region without the crowds. A land of wonderful Himalayan views, mystery and superstition. According to the legend, a monastery named Kher Shambala mysteriously disappeared into the earth.
This trek is considered as a medium difficult trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, set up the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
Day 01: Drive to Barabise (80 Km east from Kathmandu) O/N camp at Sua Khari-1600m (2 hr)
Day 02: Trek to Dolangsa-2500m (6 hr)
Day 03: Trek to Bigu Gompa-2510m (6-7 hr)
Day 04: Trek to Laduk-1900m (7 hr)
Day 05: Trek to Gongar-1400m (6-7 hr)
Day 06: Trek to Simigaon-2500m (6 hr)
Day 07: Trek to Dongma Gaon-3300m (6-7 hr)
Day 08: Trek to Beding-3695m (6 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Nagaon-3800m (6-7 hr)
Day 10: Rest at Nagaon
Day 11: Trek to Yalung-Ri Base Camp-4200m (4 hr)
Day 12: Trek to Glacier Kharka-4750m (6 hr)
Day 13: Trek to Tolumba-5036m (5 hr)
Day 14: Trek over to Tashilapcha-5739m (7 hr)
Day 15: Trek to Thanpo-4320m (6 hr)
Day 16: Trek to Thame-3900m (6-7 hr)
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazar-3440m (4 hr)
Day 18: Rest at Namche
Day 19: Trek to Phakding-2600m (6 hr)
Day 20: Trek ends at Lukla-2865m (3 hr)
Day 21: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
– Airport/Hotel/Airport pickup and drop by private car/van/bus.
– Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
– Everest National Park permits,
– Trekking Map of Everest region
– Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
– Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
– An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
– Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
– Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
– Medical kit box
– TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
– Trekking Equipments
– All government tax
– All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
– All necessary transportation while sightseeing
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
– Your travel insurance,
– International flight and departure tax,
– Any expense of personal nature,
– Nepal entry visa fee,
– Any kinds of Bar bills,
– All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
– Rescue operation.
When trekking in Nepal Himalayas “Altitude related Problems” are the important factors to be considered because there is always a real danger of mild to serious problems related to altitude and it is important that trekkers understand that they will be affected to a greater or lesser extent when they ascend to altitudes over about 3000 meters. Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and it means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevation above 3000 meters. The victim can develop severe symptoms very rapidly if the mild effects are ignored.
We advise our clients to remember the following suggestion when you are on trekking in the high altitude areas above 3000 meters. The following are the basic symptoms of the altitude sickness and to avoid such sickness we recommend few important points.
1. Basic Symptoms:
– Loss of appetite
– Sleep disturbance
– Difficult to pass urine2. Medium Symptoms:
– Headache which is bad
– Irregular breathing
– Mild weakness3. Serious Symptoms:
– Slight swelling of hands and face
– Cannot stand upright without swaying while eyes are closed.
– Can hear gurgling sound in the chest.
– Zero energy.What to do about Altitude Sickness?
Altitude illness can be prevented by acclimatization; that is, by a graduate rate of ascent (not more than 400 – 500 meters), allowing sufficient rest at various intermediate altitudes. The dry air of the mountains tends to dehydrate you so an increased fluid intake is necessary. Try to drink at least four liters of water a day. On the trail you can drink hot garlic soup that will help you to some extent. When we reach to our destination it is better to make some hiking up to a bit higher point and come down to the camp or hotel. This is a really good way to get acclimatization. You may take Diamox 250mg tablets the night before flying / going to altitude. Sometimes the symptoms often disappear and the trek can be resumed.
If you feel obviously suffering from the serious symptoms of AMS then descent should not be delayed even if it means going down in dark. In such case, should an emergency situation arise, horse, or porter will be arranged; or we carry you and run to lower (descend) altitudes.We can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case.