Peak Climbing in Nepal

Overview

Ramdung Peak climbing (5925m) is situated south of the Tashilabtsa pass, which borders Khumbu and the immense Rolwaling valley. Crossing the pass into the remote valley of Rolwaling takes you to the rarely climbed peak of Ramdung. Ramdung, also called Ramdung Go, is one of a cluster of peaks around the Yalung-La (5,310m/17,421ft), a pass giving access to the upper Rolwaling from the south, via the Khare Khola. The peaks in the area were first explored by Scottish Himalayan expedition, led by Bill Murray in 1952, when three of the peaks near the pass, Yalung-Ri (5,630m/18,471ft), Chhugyima Go (6,259m/20,534ft), and Ramdung were climbed. In 1955 the peak had its second ascent by members of the Merseyside expedition. Since then Ramdung has been climbed numerous times is an ideal summit for groups wanting to trek and climb in the still little visited Rolwaling Himal area. Although the mountain, by it normal route of ascent, is straightforward, its virtues lie in its magnificent position and splendid summit panorama that ranges from Langtang to Everest and provides a splendid view of Gauri Shankar and Menlungtse.

The journey begins with a drive down to Dolakha, which lies on the Arniko highway that leads on to Tibet. The trek passes through pristine alpine forest consisting of pine and colorful Rhododendron. Along the route lie typical Nepali villages surrounded by farmland and lush green pastures. Further up you come across Sherpa villages with spectacular backgrounds like the Gauri Shanker Mountain rising like a colossus.

In the Rolwaling region, you step into the last Sherpa village called Beding. The trek leads further on to your destination, the Ramdung peak. This is a remote peak and though not technically difficult to climb, the altitude may cause problems. Your success on the peak is crowned with a sweeping view of the Everest, Melungtse, Gauri Shanker and a host of other towering Himalayan peaks.

The adventure is not over with the ascent of the peak as a high mountain pass lies on your path on the return journey. Tashi Laptsa Pass (5,755m) has to be crossed and takes a minimum of two days depending on weather conditions. The next region you enter after the crossing of the pass is the Khumbu, which can be called Sherpa land. It is also the Everest region with many high mountains and accomplished Sherpas residing here. The trek passes through the Thame village and arrives at the famous Namche Bazaar. From here, a day's walk through beautiful scenery brings you to the Lukla airport from where you fly back to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural, religious heritages sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic road driving to Dolkha from Kathmandu
  • Excellent views of Makalu, Gaurishankar and Everest range
  • Naturally, culturally, traditionally enriched
  • Beding village
  • Walk around highest Tso Rolpa ice Lake
  • Summit Ramdung Peak
  • Unique culture and tradition of the local people
  • Unique year round extensive flora & fauna
  • Visiting Thame Monastery
  • Scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to Adventures
Trip Duration 25 iNghts/26 Days
Trip code NAP-RPK-217
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Dolkha/Lukla-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Ramdung Peak Summit (5925m)
Trip Cost Prices on request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 persons in one group
Accessibillity 5-hrs drive by bus to Dolkha and 35 minutes flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.
The Route Maximum altitude Ramdung Peak (5925m) crossing Tashilapcha Pass (5755m), 5/7-hrs average walking per day, Moderate to strenuous trail.
Season Sept – Dec / Feb - May
Permit Fee Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250 – Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125 – Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70 – Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70 per passenger and maximum number of members in a team is 15 people
Trip Facilities 3+ hotel in city on B/B and teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Itinerary

 Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

Drive from Kathmandu (1345m) to Dolakha (1660m) via Lamosangu (750m.) and Charikot (1980m.) by bus.

The trails pass through gravel road crossing the different villages of mixed community. You have to cross the several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. 

You trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You pass through rice terraced. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed community. Several times, you cross the jungles covered by orchid, few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Now you cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat (1440m), a small town resided by people of mixed culture.

The first part of your trails follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon (2020m) a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus. 

On the route you come across the Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek you will now come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. If it happens to be a season you will witness the Yak Naka a temporary Yak shed especially for the preparation of cheese and butter. 

The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over the suspension bridges over the deep gorges in few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding (3690m) which is a big Sherpa village. 

You can hike in and around for acclimatization and have panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker, Tibetan mountains of the Tibetan boarder. 

This day you can explore the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties.

You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet. You will be on a Yalung Glacier camp today.

The trek ascends high glacier walk with the land enriched with white ice all over with crampon and ice sacks. You will be staying overnight in the Yalung Glacier (4750m) high camp.

You trek uphill until you reach Yalung Danda and then you trek steep ascent path to Ramdung Base Camp (5150m). The trail you pass through is of rocky glacier. . You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet. 

At summit you can have panoramic views of Gauri Shankar, Menlung, Yalung, Pigphero go shar peak, Numbur Himal, Yalung peak and the mountains of Tibet. 

The trial descends down back to Na; you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment. 

You will be trekking through the flat and gradually up path. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. 

Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial. 

The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Phedi camp (5755m).

You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cave. The trial will completely be over the snow straight up and then steep down towards Tashi Cave.

This day you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo.

Early morning you will trek don to Thame. This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment. 

Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous passing by several villages and numerous teashops; the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.

We allow a Leisure day in Kathmandu incase the flight from Lukla is canceled due to weather. If you are in Kathmandu we will take you on a guided tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the oldest cities in the valley.

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure

Cost Included

  • Documents: Ramdung Peak permit, national park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing as per itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes and sleeping bag if necessary. 
  • Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 21 nights Tented during trekking
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/camping [Breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 4 breakfasts in city.
  • Staffs: Group Leader/Guide, Climbing Sherpa and necessary supporters.
  • Transportation: Arrival/departure transfer and surface road-head transportation and Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • Your international flight
  • Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal travel, trekking and climbing equipments
  • Lunch and dinner while in City
  • Bar bills and Beverages
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
  • Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

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