Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley Trek is an extraordinarily unique trek hosted by Nepal Trek Routes. This trek takes you to Yalung-Ri peak, perched in the historic valleys of Rolwaling. Yalung Ri Peak is one of the least explored and easiest trekking peaks in Nepal. This peak rises to 5630m and is surrounded by Ramdung (5930m), Chugmage (6259m), and Chobulse (6689m).
Yalung Ri Peak, located in the upper Rolwaling region, is a relatively easy peak to climb. This peak attracts very few adventurers in a year- very few trekkers and climbers have admired the secret beauty of this peak. From the top of the peak, one can embrace the view of majestic mountains, Dolakha and Panch Pokhari as well.
Rolwaling trekking region is perfect for those who love peace and seclusion. The lonely high valley is the least populous and bestows breathtaking views of glaciers and mountains like Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Melungtse (7181m), Melungtse II (7023m), Gaurishankar (7134m), and peaks over 6000m.
The Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley trek route leads through quaint and isolated villages and desolate landscapes. The trail encompasses the milky rivers, wild waterfalls, alpine forests, and panoramic views of glistening mountains. If you are lucky, you will encounter animals like red panda and monkeys.
Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley Trek
Start your journey to Yalung Ri Peak with a scenic ride to Singati via Dolakha. From Singati, you will trek to Jagat, through a pleasant trail along the banks of the river and rice terraced field. Continue through the jungle and cross a suspension bridge to arrive in Jagat.
From Jagat, you will start the trek heading to Simigaun. The trek today is a moderate trek as you steeply ascend through the rugged trail. You will cross the bridge over the Tamakoshi River and continue uphill until you reach the beautiful village of Simigaun. Follow the ridge that houses few lodges and a monastery on top of the ridge.
Leaving Simigaun, you will hit the trail to Dongang at 2790m. The trail follows an up and down trail through forests. On the way, you will find two small shacks where you can refill your water. From here, you will walk through the rhododendron forest and cross small bridges. Keep ascending, and you will reach Gyalche. And after half an hour, you will arrive in Dongang, perched on the bank of the river.
Wake up early, enjoy light breakfast, and continue trekking to Beding. Today’s trek is arguably the challenging trek. En route, cross the bridge, and the valley now opens up. After about an hour, cross the Themlung Khola. The trail commands a spectacular view of Gaurishankar. Trek for three more hours, passing Jobalu, Nyiamare, Ramding, and Chhimu Golche villages, and you will reach Beding. The Sherpa village of Beding is the largest settlement in Rolwaling valley.
On the 6th day, after trekking for almost 5 hours, you will reach Na Gaon. The trail slightly ascends along the river bank. At Na village, you’ll observe a different way of life. The people there are simple, kind, and welcoming. You will spend another day in Na to acclimatize to the altitude. If you ascend for about 2 hours, you can visit Tsho Rolpa at 4580m, one of Nepal’s biggest glacial lakes.
On the 8th day of this trek, you will ascend to Yalung-Ri Base Camp at 4750m and prepare for tomorrow’s climb. You will have to indulge in rope climbing. Not to fear, your mountaineering leader will guide you. From the top of the peak, you can marvel at the breathtaking views of the towering peaks, far-stretched Dolakha and Panch Pokhara. Celebrate your accomplishment and get back to Na Gaon.
You will retrace your steps back to Beding and continue to Daldung La, Simigaon, and Jagat. En route to Jagat from Simigaon, you will follow a flat path and through a forested trail. It will take you about 7 hours to arrive in Shigati from Jagat. Enjoy the easy downhill through orchid and rhododendron forests. And finally, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley Trek Difficulty
Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley Trek is a moderate to difficult trek best for experienced high-altitude trekkers. If you are in good shape and can walk for a couple of hours, you can do this trek. Our experienced and astute guide will help you plan and prepare for the trek.
If you are concerned about trekking hours, 7-8 hours is the maximum trekking hours. On average, you must trek for 4-5 hours daily. The highest elevation marked during the trek is 5630m. Please note this itinerary include ice climbing also.