Peaks of Rolwaling | Rolwaling Mountains

Nepal government opened 414 peaks for mountaineering in Nepal, up from the 326 peaks in 2014. Out of the newly opened peaks, several lies in the Rolwaling Himal Range. These Peaks of Rolwaling are all open for climbing and have seen very few summits till date. 

Rolwaling is a remote mountain valley (4000m altitude) located northeast of Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border and to the west of the Khumbu region. 

There are more than 20 peaks above 6000m in the Rolwaling valley which are open for commercial climbing. For anyone looking to climb the less climbed peaks, the Peaks of Rolwaling will be an ideal choice. Rolwaling Himal Ranges lies in between Langtang and Everest range. You can reach the major settlement of Rolwaling, Beding village in just 4 days trek from Kathmandu. 

Out of all the peaks of Rolwaling, only three are categorized as NMA Trekking peaks and the rest are all considered as expedition peaks. The permits for Expedition peaks are issued by the Department of Tourism.

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Nepal Mountaineering Association issues permits for 27 peaks which are categorized as a trekking peak. Mt. Cheki Go, Mt. Ramdung and Mt. Pharchamo are the only NMA peaks that lie in the Rolwaling valley. 

The peaks of Rolwaling are the least known peaks in Nepal but offers a great climbing experience. Well-known alpinists are often found exploring new routes on these peaks as other peaks in Nepal have been too commercialized. 

These listed peaks have already been summited but are amongst the least climbed peaks in Nepal. Majority of these listed peaks were opened in 2014 for commercial climbing.

If you are interested in climbing any of these rarely climbed mountains or want to climb a new route, get in touch with us. 

1. Dolma Khang Expedition

Dolma Khang Expedition
Closing towards Dolma Khang summit. Mt. Gaurishankar (left)

Dolma Khang is a 6332m peak located east of Mt. Gaurishankar ridge. The peak lies in between Gaurishankar and Beding Go. Dolma Khang is perhaps the most accessible 6000m peak in Nepal that can be climbed in a mere 2 weeks time. If you are already acclimatized then you can climb this peak in just 12 days too. The view from the summit offers a panoramic view of Rolwaling Mountain Range, Everest Mountain Range and Tibet Mountain Range. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,332m/20,738ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring 250 USD, Autumn 125 USD, Winter/Summer 70 USD
Latitude: 27° 56′ 14″
Longitude: 86° 21′ 01″

2. Khang Karpo Expedition

Khang Karpo Expedition
Khang Karpo (Left)

Khang Karpo has only been summited five times since it was opened for climbing in 2014. Those who have summited Khang Karpo previously have said this peak to be a finest Himalayan climb offering a fantastic view from the summit. From the summit, you can see six 8000m mountains namely Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Shisapangma and several other 7000m and 6000m peaks. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,646m/21,804ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 400/Autumn USD 200/Winter and Summer USD 100 
Latitude: 27° 52′ 23″
Longitude: 86° 31′ 05″

3. Beding Go Expedition

Beding Go Expedition
Image: Tsering Pemba Sherpa

Beding Go is another least climbed peak which falls in the Rolwaling Range. The peak lies straight atop the Beding village and can be climbed from two routes. The first notable ascent was climbed via the southeast ridge in 2015. The southeast ridge consists mainly of rock and ice near the summit. Another possible climbing route is via the northwest face, sharing the base camp with Dolma Khang. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,125m/20,094ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring 250 USD, Autumn 125 USD, Winter/Summer 70 USD
Latitude: 27º57’N 
Longitude: 86º20’E 

4. Langdak Expedition 

Langdak Expedition
Image: Dawa Gyalje Sherpa

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,220m/20,047ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring 250 USD, Autumn 125 USD, Winter/Summer 70 USD
Latitude: 27°55’01”
Longitude: 86°33’49”

5. Raungsiyar Expedition

Raungsiyar Expedition
Image: Dawa Gyalje Sherpa

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,224m/20,420ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring 250 USD, Autumn 125 USD, Winter/Summer 70 USD
Latitude: 27°54’28”
Longitude: 86°33’34”

6. Thakar-Go East Expedition

Thakar Go East Expedition
Image: Dawa Gyalje Sherpa

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,152m/20,184ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring 250 USD, Autumn 125 USD, Winter/Summer 70 USD
Latitude: 27°52’19”
Longitude: 86°31’24”

7. Chobuje Expedition

Chobuje Expedition

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,685m/21,935ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 400/Autumn USD 200/Winter and Summer USD 100 
Latitude: 27º 52′ 56″
Longitude: 86º 29′ 30″

8. Chukyima Go Expedition

Chukima Go or Chugimago is located south-east of  Na, near to Ramdung. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,258m/20,531ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring 250 USD, Autumn 125 USD, Winter/Summer 70 USD
Latitude: 27° 49’56”
Longitude: 86° 27’09”

9. Cheki Go Expedition

Chekigo Expedition
Cheki Go Summit as seen from Mt. Bomongo/Image by Mingma G

Cheki Go peak is managed by Nepal Mountaineering Association. The peak falls on the borderline of Nepal and China. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,121m/20,299ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 250/Autumn USD 125/Winter and Summer USD 70 
Latitude: 27º 54′ 23″
Longitude: 86º 24′ 49″

10. Pharchamo Peak 

Pharchamo expedition

Pharchamo peak is perhaps the most climbed peak amongst all the peaks of Rolwaling Himal Range. The peak falls under NMA Trekking peaks and climbing permit can be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). You can get there by either Rolwaling or Everest side. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,279m/20,600ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 250/Autumn USD 125/Winter and Summer USD 70 
Latitude: 27º 50′ 12″
Longitude: 86º 32′ 58″

11. Bamongo Expedition 

Bamongo Expedition
Image by Mingma G

Bamongo peak lies in the Northern part of Na Gaon forming the borderline between Tibet and Nepal. Bamongo is a technical mountain which was unclimbed till 30th October 2013.

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,400m/21,017ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 250/Autumn USD 125/Winter and Summer USD 70 
Latitude: 27º 54′ 31″
Longitude: 86º 26′ 07″

12. Langdung Expedition

Langdung Expedition
Image: Dawa Gyalje Sherpa

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6326m/20,755ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 250/Autumn USD 125/Winter and Summer USD 70 
Latitude: 27° 56’52”
Longitude: 86° 29’03”

13. Ramdung Peak

Ramdung Peak

Ramdung peak lies on the east south side of Rolwaling valley. The peak is not technically difficult to climb but the approach to the base camp alone is considered a difficult part. From Yalung Base Camp, it takes two days to reach Ramdung High Camp. Ramdung is also categorized as a NMA Trekking peak and the climbing permit can be obtained from NMA. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 5,900m/19,357ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 250/Autumn USD 125/Winter and Summer USD 70 
Latitude: 27º 49′ 07″
Longitude: 86º 26′ 01″

14. Omi Tso Go Expedition

Omi Tso Go Expedition
Omi Tso Go (Right) and Khang Nachugo (Left)

Omi Tso Go lies straight atop the Omi Tso Lake. The peak lies north of Mt. Kang Nachugo. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6332m/20741ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 250/Autumn USD 125/Winter and Summer USD 70 
Latitude: 27° 54’55”
Longitude: 86° 27’29”

15. Kang Nachugo Expedition

Omi Tso Go Expedition
Kang Nachugo (Left) and Omi Tso Go (Left)

This pyramidal peak lies on the Tibet/Nepal border and is located at the head of Na village. 

Peak Profile:
Elevation: 6,737m/22,104ft
Mountain Range: Rolwaling
Royalty Fee: Spring USD 400/Autumn USD 200/Winter and Summer USD 100 
Latitude: 27°54′22 “
Longitude: 86°26′33″

Note: To check the previous ascents of each peak, visit the Himalayan DataBase 

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Highland Expeditions is a high altitude adventure travel company based in Kathmandu, Nepal founded by local alpine experts with over 30 years of experience in trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas.

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