Tradition & Culture in Rolwaling Valley
People residing in the Rolwaling valley generally follows Buddhism. The region is also highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. We will get to witness ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines, centuries-old monasteries, chortens, prayer walls, and kaanis. Moreover, the isolation of this region has contributed immensely to conserve the cultural heritage and tradition for centuries.
We will be staying in 2 or 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the Rolwaling Trek, we will stay in lodge and camp. The room will be small with little furniture, bed & blanket. All the accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. On special request, single rooms can be arranged in the cities. However, single rooms might not be available all the time due to the limited service on higher elevations. Please understand that the services in the lodge will be very basic and also all the lodges do not come with attached washrooms.
Meals & Drinking Water on Rolwaling Trek
In Rolwaling Trek, we will enjoy authentic Nepalese food with few other cuisines like Tibetan. Meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. If we will stay in the camp than, all the meals will be prepared and served by the crew members. Beside that you can find cookies, butter tea, bars, bread, extra on the trail but, remember as the elevation get higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu, you will only get breakfast. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for you.
Drinking water can be easily found everywhere. You can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you to not buy mineral water bottle on the way as it will help in preserving the region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with yourself to purify the water.
Rolwaling Trek Difficulty & Physical Fitness
Rolwaling Trek is a strenuous trek. The trail includes numerous steep ascends and descends on a rocky, icy, and glacial path that does require a good strength and strong physical fitness. Additionally, a positive attitude and a strong determination will help you immensely during the trek.
Other than that, if you have any kind of health related issues then do consult with your doctors before booking the trip. In case of any medical history, we highly recommend you to inform us so that any future event can be tackled without having any issue.
Best Season to go on Rolwaling Trek
February – June, and September – November is the best time to go on the Rolwaling Trekking. You can also trek in July and August, however, the views will not be clear due to rain. Likewise, winter brings harsh cold and extreme snowfalls, which block the trail not suitable for trekking.
Rolwaling Trek Permit
Trekking in Rolwaling requires to have Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit. Besides that to go on trekking in Nepal you need to get special permission from the Government of Nepal, and also required to get TIMS card (TIMS cards is not needed if you have immigration permit).
Following is the list of permits for the Rolwaling Trek:
Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit for foreigners: 3,000 NPR (Around USD 30)
Gaurishankar Conservation Area entry permit for SAARC nationals: 1,000 NPR (Around USD 10)
TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Around USD 10)
TIMS entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 600 NPR (Around USD 6)
*If you are traveling with a trekking agency they will arrange these permits for you.
*These prices exclude 13% VAT (Value Added Tax) compliance.
Why go with Royal Himalayan Safari Tours on Rolwaling Trek?
Royal Himalayan Safari Tours offer one of the most extensive Rolwaling Trek itinerary in the market. We take our clients as a family member, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different part of the world. We have designed this package to give you all of the Rolwaling Trekking experience. We assure you that, with us, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with lifelong memories.