Rolwaling (High Alpine Trekking Region)

The Rolwaling-Himal with ist rough valleys mountains is a remote part oft he Sherpas land and a perfect alternative to the highly frequented trails around the Everest. It suits alpinists with experience in the western Alps. The area is situated west of Namche-Bazar, the climbers center of the Everest region. The central mountain of this wild high alpine region is the fascinating double-peak of the Gaurisankar (7146m).

Starting in Bahrabaise the trekker will walk through a forest, pristine villages and then, passing through rhododendron forests reach the Tinsang-Pass (3319m) heading for the main village of the Rolwaling-Himal, Beding. From here, the way leads continuously upwards, framed by a number of fierce looking 6000+ m mountains.

After a sufficient acclimatisation to the height one can start serious alpine endeavors like the Yalung Ri (5630m). After this already quite exhausting tour follows the climb up to the Trashi-Laptsa pass with the possibility to climb the Parchamo (6273m).

The Trashi-Laptsa-Pass (5755 m) is one of the highest accessible passes in Nepal. Depending on the weather condition it is not hazard-free as crevasses, falling rocks, strong winds, etc. require the full attention of the trekker. Once safe from falling rocks and tugged up in a camp at the bottom of the adjacent mountain to Parchamo the next challenge is waiting: the climb of Parchamo. The view from the peak is mind-blowing. The Khumbu mountains (Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Lhotse, even Makalu) are clearly visible and impressive.

There are two descent: the first choice for many goes to the recommendable monastery of Thame, Namche Bazar to Lukla. From there with an airplane to Kathmandu or the other choice is a 4-5 day descent to Jiri.

Please note: An alternative to Parchamo is the Ramdung Peak (5930m) or a multitude of other mountains with different levels of difficulty and an altitude between 5700 and 6500m.