One of our staff, usually your trek guide, awaits your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, upon your arrival, we will transfer you to hotel, followed by a welcome dinner in the evening and an informal briefing about the days ahead.
Apart from being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is originally a place rich in cultural heritage sites. On this day, we take you on a half-day tour to visit the holy and precious stupas of Boudhanath and the Swoyambunath. Swoyambunath Stupa is also popularly known as the Monkey Temple, due to the fact that its premises are also a home to monkeys. We also utilize some time checking up your gears and assist you do some last minute shopping – if necessary.
From Kathmandu we start very early morning and drive all the way to Chetchet. Afterwards cross the Tamakoshi River and trek up hill and arrive in Simigaon.
From Simigaon we trek eastwards into the Rolwaling valley. First we walk through the gentle trail that goes downhill to the bank of Rolwaling River and then climb steeper all the way to
Surmuche. From Surmuche we continue up hill walk until we arrive Kyalje. Then we take a short trek down hill to Donggang.
From Dongang we continue our walk along the Rolwaling river through the alpine forest with the view of mount Chekigo facing us. Then as we approach the crossing of Rolwaling River we have the majestic encounter of Gaurishankar in front of us. We pass by small winter settlements of local Sherpas and arrive at our lodge in Beding.
We stay in Beding for an acclimatization. While in Beding we will visit the historic Rolwaling Monastery and also hike above the village.
From Beding the valley widens and the vegetation also differs. Waterfalls could be seen all along the trail. As we arrive in Na, we are amazed by the sight of the beautiful mountain peaks surrounding this wide-flat summer village. The name name ‘Na’ refers to holy place in local Sherpa language. Along the trail we can witness the holy sites and objects which all makes us feel deeply spiritual and at peace.
Today we hike to the two significant lakes of Rolwaling valley. First we hike to the Omitso, which is regarded very holy. This lake is shaped as the left conch shell and it is related to the local deity Tashitsheringma. Afterwards, on our return back to Na we visit the Tsorolpa Lake, which is the largest glacial lake formed by melting of the glaciers.
After previous days long hike we take a much deserved rest day at Na. In the afternoon take a short hike to Urgen Dukang, which is another very significant holy place. The Urgen Dukang is a place where revered Buddhist master Guru Padmasambhava had stayed for meditation. Even
nowadays, advanced practitioners come for meditation at this place.
From Na we trek back on the same route. We stop in Beding for lunch and the continue down to Donggang.
We start early today. Walk down to Chetchet and drive all the way back to Kathmandu.
Today, we take you on a half-day sightseeing to one of the world heritage sites, either the Pashupatinath Temple or Patan Durbar Square or Bhaktapur Durbar Square. And you have the remaining time to do shopping or explore around Thamel.
Depending on your flight timing we transfer you to the Tribuvan International Airport, Kathmandu approximately 2-3 hours before the flight.