Map of Everest & Rolwaling

The Great Himalaya Trail N8: Rolwaling & Everest

The trek to Everest’s base camp is a popular classic and it is easy to reach its starting point by a short flight, although the beautiful walk in from Jiri is highly recommended. Jagged white peaks surround you from day one, and comfortable, well-stocked lodges run by friendly Sherpanis are sprinkled along the wide even trails.

The GHT adventurers will look further east and west. Shipton and Hillary first trekked to the east in their exploratory 1952 expedition via the formidable ‘three cols’ into the Makalu region. This must certainly rank among the greatest mountain walks in the world. T the west, the trail exits to Rolwaling valley via the challenging Tashi Labsta (5,760 m), which, difficult as it is, used to be the Sherpa’s fastest route to Kathmandu.

Map of Everest & Rolwaling

Copyright notice

The Rolwaling & Everest Map of the GHT has been created and published by on behalf of the Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme.

The map is based on data from the National Geographic Information Infrastructure Programme (NGIIP) of Nepal. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) also provided data. Trekkers and guides have been consulted on current routes.

Data: © Government of Nepal, Survey Department, ©, ©

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Other maps in this series: The Far West / Humla /Rara, Jumla & Mugu / Dolpa / Annapurna & Mustang / Ganesh Himal & Manaslu / Langtang & Helambu / Makalu Barun / Kanchenjunga.


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More Everest & Rolwaling maps

Himalayan Maphouse has produced Great Himalaya Trail maps as well for all sections of both the high route and the low route of the GHT.

Everest base camp trek

Everest base camp trekkers may also enjoy this map: Mt Everest Base Camp at EveryTrail.

Map of the GHT Everest section

The interactive online map below shows the Great Himalaya Trail route (yellow line) as it comes over from Makalu Barun National Park crossing the Three Cols, entering into Sagarmatha National Park. The crossing the Renjo La and Cho La, before heading to Thame and then over the Tashi Labsta to the Rolwaling Valley and Gaurishankar Conservation Area.

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