Rolwaling Region Highlights
- Get personal with the Yeti myth native to the Rolwaling region.
- Visit Tso Rolpa, the largest glacial lake in Nepal.
- Trek in a crowd free environment.
- Sighting of hundreds of species of rare wild flowers.
- Climb beautiful peaks like Rumdung (5,295 m) and Pachharmo (6,273 m).
The Rolwaling Valley is located in the north-eastern part of Nepal. It is one of the most beautiful places in the country. The valley is also known as the home of the mythical mountain man Yeti. It is very close to the border of Tibet and lies between the Langtang Region and the Khumbu Region. The Valley is one among the seven hidden valleys of the Himalayas. Relatively lower number of people visit the valley compared to the adjacent Langtang and Khumbu Region. Therefore climbers and trekkers to Rolwaling Region enjoy a crowd free experience during all seasons.
Majestic mountain peaks like Mt. Gauri Shankar (7,181 m), Mt. Rumdung (5,925 m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,988 m), Mt. Kang Nachugo (6,735 m), Mt. Khangtari ( 6,000 m), Mt. Parchamo ( 6,273 m) etc. lie in the Rolwaling Valley. The largest glacial lake in Nepal, the Tso Rolpa lake, lies inside the Rolwaling valley. Numerous other lakes like the Omi Tso and raging mountain streams aquify the Rolwaling valley. These lakes and rivers are frozen during peak winter and provide a stunning spectacle for visitors.
The Rolwaling Valley is rich in flora and fauna diversity. Trees of pine and fir form verdant forests in the southern slopes. The forests are full of wild varieties of flowers found exclusively in the region. The Rolwaling Valley is also famous for flower related excursions because of this diversity.
White Langur, Snow Leopard, Jharal, Mountain Fox are among the animals found in Rolwaling Valley. However, the creature that fills the imagination of travellers to the valley is Yeti, the mythical man-like creature. The local Sherpa people of the region had told stories about Yeti for centuries. However, when British Mountaineer Eric Shimpton came up with a photograph which he believed to be of a Yeti footprint in 1951, the local Yeti myth became global.
Many people since then have reported to have spotted or even have photographed Yeti. However, none of these encounters have been independently verified. But the Yeti fantasy still rules the hearts and minds of climbers and trekkers to Rolwaling Valley.
Tailored Rolwaling Region Climbing
Apart from the listed Rolwaling Region Climbing, we also organize Rolwaling Region Climbing of several other location as per your choice or request.