Rolwaling Trek in Nepal
Rolwaling Trek in Nepal is quite renowned for its unique yet strenuous trekking along the mighty Himalayan range in eastern Nepal. The valley is situated between two mighty ranges; Langtang valley range and the Everest range below the Gauri Shankar (7135 m) near the Tibetan border.
Rolwaling Trek in Nepal is blessed with the majestic views of picturesque mountains like; Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam, Pumori and many more. Running east-west for approximately 30 km, it is separated from Tibet by a stretch of the Himalayas.
The Rolwaling River flows into the Bhote Koshi (one of several in Nepal); this Bhote Kosi soon becomes the Tama Koshi. To the east of Rolwaling is Khumbu district, which in 1976 was gazetted as Sagarmatha National Park. The wall of peaks between Rolwaling and Khumbu is breached by the formidable Tashi Laptsa pass: with good weather, one can make the crossing between the last settlement in Rolwaling and the most westerly settlement on the Khumbu in about four days.
Altogether, access to Rolwaling is not quite impossible, but definitely more inconvenient than the most popular trekking routes.
According to Tibetan Buddhism, about 1,250 years ago, Padmasambhava [aka Guru Urgyen Rinpoche] plowed the valley out of the mountains in order to serve as one of eight beyul, refuges that were to remain hidden until, in a time of religious crisis, they would serve as sanctuaries, protecting dharma until the danger passed.
The neighboring Khumbu was one such zone, and Rolwaling, in the shadow of the mountain abode of the goddess Tseringma (ie Gauri Shankar), was another. Unlike Khumbu, Rolwaling remained unvisited and unimpacted until the nineteenth century, and then by a very few wanderers and outcasts. The Buddhist bans on hunting and slaughter, elsewhere observed less scrupulously, have protected the fauna; even plants are considered living creatures that ought not to be harmed if possible.
The climb up to Rolwaling valley is quite steep and after passing dense forests, one has to traverse through the exciting Tashi Laptsa Pass, in order to make it to Khumbu valley, which has gained popularity among the few who embark on this unique adventure. Furthermore, Tsho Rolpa, the largest moraine-dammed glacial lake in the Himalayas is another gem that adorns this region.
This region Rolwaling Trek in Nepal is quite famous for the sighting of almost mythical ‘Yeti’, whose footprints were first photographed by the famous British mountaineer, Eric Shipton (in 1951), along the slope of Mt.Rolwaling peak. That fact itself makes a visit to this mystical landscape more appealing, as who wouldn’t want to follow the footsteps of ‘Yeti’? Or maybe see ‘it’ with their own eyes? (Okay the latter might be quite a stretch but you never know, you know!)
Thus, Rolwaling Trek in Nepal has to offer a lot of adventurous experience. If you have already been through this route, we have similar kind of trekking with diverse experience of the best off the beat trek in Nepal.