rolwaling  yalung la 2021

rolwaling  yalung la 2021

photo: passang sherpa | highland expeditions

himalaya mandala | shift 2b

rolwaling to yalung la  |  a remote trail through pristine himalayan spaces

17 april – 7 may 2021  |  21 days  |  12 nights tent accomodation

tour description  |  tour details  |  map 

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himalaya mandala | shift 2b

rolwaling to yalung la  |  a remote trail through pristine himalayan spaces

17 april – 7 may 2021  |  21 days  |  12 nights tent accomodation

tour description  |  tour details  |  map 

> sign up now

the victory banner

the victory banner is an ancient symbol respresenting the tree of life, connecting the outside material world with the invisible spiritual reality. In its vertical form, it seperates the two spheres of heaven and earth. at the same time it connects and merges the female life-force associated with the earth, and the male life-energy seen in the sky [inspired from: r. högger, presents for buddha, tibet-institute rikon 2018 (english edition to be published in oct 2019 with vajra publications].

I would like to take this powerful symbol of connection between the earth and the sky, as an inspiration as we travel on this route through some of the himalaya’s most pristine spaces. this is an alternative, physically less challenging route to shift 2a, crossing the space to the south of the great himalayan summit range, with magnificent views towards the higher summits and out to the vast expanse of the nepal hilllands.

the victory banner

the victory banner is an ancient symbol respresenting the tree of life, connecting the outside material world with the invisible spiritual reality. In its vertical form, it seperates the two spheres of heaven and earth. at the same time it connects and merges the female life-force associated with the earth, and the male life-energy seen in the sky [inspired from: r. högger, presents for buddha, tibet-institute rikon 2018 (english edition to be published in oct 2019 with vajra publications].

I would like to take this powerful symbol of connection between the earth and the sky, as an inspiration as we travel on this route through some of the himalaya’s most pristine spaces. this is an alternative, physically less challenging route to shift 2a, crossing the space to the south of the great himalayan summit range, with magnificent views towards the higher summits and out to the vast expanse of the nepal hilllands.

tour description

this trek follows a rarely travelled itinerary, a hidden gem not known to many people. we will journey through a remote, pristine space of the himalayan region, spending the night in tents, and the days in the quiet air of nepal’s mountains. we will be accompanied by passang tsering sherpa, a local mountain guide of rolwaling, and his team of highland expeditions nepal.

our tour starts with a hike up the beautiful rolwaling valley to the high yak pastures of the summer settlement of na. we will visit the sacred site of omi tsho (dudh kunda) and the magnificent tsho rolpa glacier lake, with the highlight of a fullmoon night in the clear skies of 4200 m asl. after rest and acclimatization days, we venture up to the high altitudes of the yalung la pass (5094 m asl) crossing into a hidden remote mountain land only rarely visited by trekkers or locals alike. on a few sections over the two high passes, our guides will fix a rope for safety.

tour description

this trek follows a rarely travelled itinerary, a hidden gem not known to many people. we will journey through a remote, pristine space of the himalayan region, spending the night in tents, and the days in the quiet air of nepal’s mountains. we will be accompanied by passang tsering sherpa, a local mountain guide of rolwaling, and his team of highland expeditions nepal.

our tour starts with a hike up the beautiful rolwaling valley to the high yak pastures of the summer settlement of na. we will visit the sacred site of omi tsho (dudh kunda) and the magnificent tsho rolpa glacier lake, with the highlight of a fullmoon night in the clear skies of 4200 m asl. after rest and acclimatization days, we venture up to the high altitudes of the yalung la pass (5094 m asl) crossing into a hidden remote mountain land only rarely visited by trekkers or locals alike. on a few sections over the two high passes, our guides will fix a rope for safety.

photos: passang sherpa | highland expeditions

tour costs & route

costs & requirements

  • tour cost: 7-8 pers: USD 3370  |  5-6 pers: USD 3960  |  3-4 pers: USD 4880  |  2 pers: small group surcharge as per mutual agreement
  • including: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, inland transportation by road, permits, entry fees, guide & porter service, kitchen staff, camping material, rope equipment for pass crossing
  • excluding: international flight to kathmandu, nepal visa, all insurances, drinks outside of regular meals, tips, individual equipment
  • physical grade: challenging, previous experience of walking on snow and trekking in high altitudes is recommended.
  • terms & conditions

itinerary

  • 17 – 18 april        arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred buddhist & hindu sites in the valley
  • 19 april               drive eastward to the famous pilgrimage site of namo buddha, where we rest in the calm nature of the nepali hills
  • 20 – 21 april        drive to charikot; acclimatise our bodies on a hike to kalinchowk, sacred peak of goddess kali (3800 m asl)
  • 22 april               drive to chechet and start our trek to the fertile village of simigaon (2000 m asl)
  • 23 – 26 april        trek up the rolwaling valley, with a rest day in beding, to the high pastures of the settlement of na (4200 m asl)
  • 27 april               witness the fullmoon night in the clear sky of high altitudes; acclimatisation day, visit the magnificent tsho rolpa glacial lake, and the sacred site of omi tsho (4656 m asl)
  • 28 april – 2 may  cross the yalung la pass (5094 m asl), continue south through untouched landscape and pristine himalayan spaces 
  • 3 may                 reach the town of jiri, lovingly termed “switzerland of nepal”, where swiss development work began in the 1950ies
  • 4 may                 drive to charikot, take a rest to gradually re-accustom ourselves to the busyness of civilisation
  • 5 may                 drive to kathmandu
  • 6 may                 free rest day in kathmandu
  • 7 may                 departure from kathmandu

tour costs & route

costs & requirements

  • tour cost: 7-8 pers: USD 3370  |  5-6 pers: USD 3960  |  3-4 pers: USD 4880  |  2 pers: small group surcharge as per mutual agreement
  • including: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, inland transportation by road, permits, entry fees, guide & porter service, kitchen staff, camping material, rope equipment for pass crossing
  • excluding: international flight to kathmandu, nepal visa, all insurances, drinks outside of regular meals, tips, individual equipment
  • physical grade: challenging, previous experience of walking on snow and trekking in high altitudes is recommended.
  • terms & conditions

itinerary

  • 17 – 18 april        arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred buddhist & hindu sites in the valley
  • 19 april               drive eastward to the famous pilgrimage site of namo buddha, where we rest in the calm nature of the nepali hills
  • 20 – 21 april        drive to charikot; acclimatise our bodies on a hike to kalinchowk, sacred peak of goddess kali (3800 m asl)
  • 22 april               drive to chechet and start our trek to the fertile village of simigaon (2000 m asl)
  • 23 – 26 april        trek up the rolwaling valley, with a rest day in beding, to the high pastures of the settlement of na (4200 m asl)
  • 27 april               witness the fullmoon night in the clear sky of high altitudes; acclimatisation day, visit the magnificent tsho rolpa glacial lake, and the sacred site of omi tsho (4656 m asl)
  • 28 april – 2 may  cross the yalung la pass (5094 m asl), continue south through untouched landscape and pristine himalayan spaces 
  • 3 may                 reach the town of jiri, lovingly termed “switzerland of nepal”, where swiss development work began in the 1950ies
  • 4 may                 drive to charikot, take a rest to gradually re-accustom ourselves to the busyness of civilisation
  • 5 may                 drive to kathmandu
  • 6 may                 free rest day in kathmandu
  • 7 may                 departure from kathmandu

photo: passang sherpa | highland expeditions

monika schaffner

phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen
switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55
connect@monikaschaffner.biz

 

 

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phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen | switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55 | connect@monikaschaffner.biz

 

 

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