rolwaling  yalung la

rolwaling  yalung la

photo: passang sherpa | highland expeditions

himalaya mandala | shift 2b

rolwaling to yalung la  |  a remote trail through pristine himalayan spaces

open departure tour  |  21 days  |  12 nights tent accomodation |  best season: april – may

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himalaya mandala | shift 2b

rolwaling to yalung la  |  a remote trail through pristine himalayan spaces

open departure tour  |  21 days  |  12 nights tent accomodation |  best season: april – may

tour description  |  tour details  |  map 

sign up now

tour description

this trek follows a rarely travelled itinerary, a hidden gem not known to many people. we will journey through a remote, pristine space of the himalayan region, spending the night in tents, and the days in the quiet air of nepal’s mountains. we will be accompanied by passang tsering sherpa, a local mountain guide of rolwaling, and his team of highland expeditions nepal.

our tour starts with a hike up the beautiful rolwaling valley to the high yak pastures of the summer settlement of na. we will visit the sacred site of omi tsho (dudh kunda) and the magnificent tsho rolpa glacier lake, with the highlight of a fullmoon night in the clear skies of 4200 m asl. after rest and acclimatization days, we venture up to the high altitudes of the yalung la pass (5094 m asl) crossing into a hidden remote mountain land only rarely visited by trekkers or locals alike. on a few sections over the two high passes, our guides will fix a rope for safety.

tour description

this trek follows a rarely travelled itinerary, a hidden gem not known to many people. we will journey through a remote, pristine space of the himalayan region, spending the night in tents, and the days in the quiet air of nepal’s mountains. we will be accompanied by passang tsering sherpa, a local mountain guide of rolwaling, and his team of highland expeditions nepal.

our tour starts with a hike up the beautiful rolwaling valley to the high yak pastures of the summer settlement of na. we will visit the sacred site of omi tsho (dudh kunda) and the magnificent tsho rolpa glacier lake, with the highlight of a fullmoon night in the clear skies of 4200 m asl. after rest and acclimatization days, we venture up to the high altitudes of the yalung la pass (5094 m asl) crossing into a hidden remote mountain land only rarely visited by trekkers or locals alike. on a few sections over the two high passes, our guides will fix a rope for safety.

photos: passang sherpa | highland expeditions

the victory banner

the victory banner is an ancient symbol of the tree of life, connecting the physical, material world with the invisible spiritual reality. In its vertical form, it seperates the two spheres of heaven and earth. at the same time it connects and merges the female life-force associated with the earth, and the male life-energy seen in the sky [inspired from: r. högger, presents for buddha, tibet-institute rikon 2018 (english edition to be published in oct 2019 with vajra publications].

I would like to take this powerful symbol of connection between the earth and the sky, as an inspiration as we travel on this route through some of the himalaya’s most pristine spaces. this is an alternative, physically less challenging route to shift 2a, crossing to the south of the great himalayan summit range, with magnificent views towards the higher summits and out to the vast expanse of the nepal hilllands.

the victory banner

the victory banner is an ancient symbol of the tree of life, connecting the physical, material world with the invisible spiritual reality. In its vertical form, it seperates the two spheres of heaven and earth. at the same time it connects and merges the female life-force associated with the earth, and the male life-energy seen in the sky [inspired from: r. högger, presents for buddha, tibet-institute rikon 2018 (english edition to be published in oct 2019 with vajra publications].

I would like to take this powerful symbol of connection between the earth and the sky, as an inspiration as we travel on this route through some of the himalaya’s most pristine spaces. this is an alternative, physically less challenging route to shift 2a, crossing to the south of the great himalayan summit range, with magnificent views towards the higher summits and out to the vast expanse of the nepal hilllands.

tour costs & route

costs & requirements

  • tour cost: 7-8 pers: USD 3370  |  5-6 pers: USD 3960  |  3-4 pers: USD 4880  |  2 pers: small group surcharge as per mutual agreement
  • including: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, inland transportation by road, permits, entry fees, guide & porter service, kitchen staff, camping material, rope equipment for pass crossing
  • excluding: international flight to kathmandu, nepal visa, all insurances, drinks outside of regular meals, tips, individual equipment
  • physical grade: challenging, previous experience of walking on snow and trekking in high altitudes is recommended.
  • terms & conditions

itinerary

  • day 1 – 2       arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred buddhist & hindu sites in the valley
  • day 3             drive eastward to the famous pilgrimage site of namo buddha, where we rest in the calm nature of the nepali hills
  • day 4 – 5       drive to charikot; acclimatise our bodies on a hike to kalinchowk, sacred peak of goddess kali (3800 m asl)
  • day 6             drive to chechet and start our trek to the fertile village of simigaon (2000 m asl)
  • days 7 – 10     trek up the rolwaling valley, with a rest day in beding, to the high pastures of the settlement of na (4200 m asl)
  • day 11             witness the fullmoon night in the clear sky of high altitudes; acclimatisation day, visit the magnificent tsho rolpa glacial lake, and the sacred site of omi tsho (4656 m asl)
  • days 12 – 16  cross the yalung la pass (5094 m asl), continue south through untouched landscape and pristine himalayan spaces
  • day 17           reach the town of jiri, lovingly termed “switzerland of nepal”, where swiss development work began in the 1950ies
  • day 18           drive to charikot, take a rest to gradually re-accustom ourselves to the busyness of civilisation
  • day 19           drive to kathmandu
  • day 20          free rest day in kathmandu
  • day 21           departure from kathmandu

tour costs & route

costs & requirements

  • tour cost: 7-8 pers: USD 3370  |  5-6 pers: USD 3960  |  3-4 pers: USD 4880  |  2 pers: small group surcharge as per mutual agreement
  • including: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, inland transportation by road, permits, entry fees, guide & porter service, kitchen staff, camping material, rope equipment for pass crossing
  • excluding: international flight to kathmandu, nepal visa, all insurances, drinks outside of regular meals, tips, individual equipment
  • physical grade: challenging, previous experience of walking on snow and trekking in high altitudes is recommended.
  • terms & conditions

itinerary

  • day 1 – 2       arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred buddhist & hindu sites in the valley
  • day 3             drive eastward to the famous pilgrimage site of namo buddha, where we rest in the calm nature of the nepali hills
  • day 4 – 5       drive to charikot; acclimatise our bodies on a hike to kalinchowk, sacred peak of goddess kali (3800 m asl)
  • day 6             drive to chechet and start our trek to the fertile village of simigaon (2000 m asl)
  • days 7 – 10     trek up the rolwaling valley, with a rest day in beding, to the high pastures of the settlement of na (4200 m asl)
  • day 11             witness the fullmoon night in the clear sky of high altitudes; acclimatisation day, visit the magnificent tsho rolpa glacial lake, and the sacred site of omi tsho (4656 m asl)
  • days 12 – 16  cross the yalung la pass (5094 m asl), continue south through untouched landscape and pristine himalayan spaces
  • day 17           reach the town of jiri, lovingly termed “switzerland of nepal”, where swiss development work began in the 1950ies
  • day 18           drive to charikot, take a rest to gradually re-accustom ourselves to the busyness of civilisation
  • day 19           drive to kathmandu
  • day 20          free rest day in kathmandu
  • day 21           departure from kathmandu

photo: passang sherpa | highland expeditions