Rolwaling Valley Trek is a unique and less crowded trekking route in Nepal, known for its natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna, and Sherpa culture. The valley is in the northeastern part of Nepal, sharing a border with China to the north and separated by the famous Tashi Lapcha Pass to the Everest region in the east. The valley is also known as the land of Yeti, and the villagers still share stories of its existence.
The Rolwaling Valley is home to many prominent mountain peaks, including Mount Gaurishankar, Pharchamo Peak, Ramdung, Chekigo, Nachugo, Khangtari, Bamongo, Khang Karpo, Chobutse/Tsoboje, and the most complicated route to climb, Mount Tengi Ragi Tau. The valley is also home to the famous glacier lake Tso Rolpa and the religious lake Omi Tso, the lake of milk.
Despite being at high altitudes, Rolwaling has diverse flora and fauna, with thick forests at the base of mountain slopes and a variety of seasonal flowers. The valley also has white langurs (grey monkeys), snow leopards, and yaks.
Rolwaling Valley is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination due to its natural beauty and less crowded trekking routes. It is best for seasonal activities like a flower viewing trek in June and July, ice climbing from November to February, and peak climbing and trekking from March to May and September to November.
Unlike Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Trek, the trekking to Rolwaling Valley is less crowded and equally beautiful. The trekkers can enjoy the Nepalese traditional way of living during this trek. The valley is also known as the home of Everest summiteers because once you reach Beding, you will find at least one climber in each house who has made it to the summit of Mount Everest.
The trekking route to Rolwaling Valley is an excellent opportunity to explore the Sherpa culture and its traditional food. Sherpa people are known for their hospitality and kindness towards tourists. The trekkers can enjoy the Sherpa culture by visiting monasteries, attending traditional festivals, and staying in local homestays.