This trip features four nights in Kathmandu and a 17 days camping trek into the remote Rolwaling Himal. This neighboring valley of Solo Khumbu (Everest region) lies just a few miles of the Tibetan frontier. The Rolwaling, literally known as "The Furrow" in the Sherpa language has always held a mysterious fascination. Here British Mountaineer Eric Shipton first photographed a yeti track in 1951. Later in 1960 Sir Edmund Hillary 1960 led an expedition on the Rolwaling peaks to search for the yeti.
Rolwaling specifically applies to a white water mountain river that is nourished from glaciers around Tsho Rolpa Lake. But also includes 7000 m high Gaurishankar and Melungtse ranges, 50 additional peaks over 6 000 m, uncontaminated valleys, glaciers and vibrant Sherpa and Tamang villages which are rarely visited. For this reason visitors are often blown away by the immense beauty of this mythical but less know region.
The trek is non-technical and suitable for anyone in good shape who likes to hike over mountain trails and camp out. This is not a backpack trip, our camping staff will carry your gear, prepare all meals and pitch and take down the tents.
"Having trekked in other parts of Nepal, I found Rolwaling to be unique in that it offers much of the remoteness we experienced in Western Nepal and at the same time all the spectacular peaks and glaciers like the adjacent Everest area."