Ramdung Peak Climbing
Overview Ramdung Peak, also known as Ramdung Go, is a thrilling climbing expedition located in the Rolwaling region of Nepal. Standing tall at 5,925 meters (19,436 feet) above sea level, this peak offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers alike. The journey typically begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and lush rhododendron forests. The trail also meanders along the Rolwaling Valley, providing breathtaking views of surrounding peaks and the rich local culture. As the trek progresses, the terrain becomes more rugged and demanding, leading…
Ramdung Peak, also known as Ramdung Go, is a thrilling climbing expedition located in the Rolwaling region of Nepal. Standing tall at 5,925 meters (19,436 feet) above sea level, this peak offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers alike.
The journey typically begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and lush rhododendron forests. The trail also meanders along the Rolwaling Valley, providing breathtaking views of surrounding peaks and the rich local culture.
As the trek progresses, the terrain becomes more rugged and demanding, leading climbers through high alpine pastures and rocky moraines. The base camp also set up beneath the north face of Ramdung Peak, offering a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and a serene atmosphere.
Prior climbing experience must recommend, as ascending Ramdung Peak involves technical sections and glacier crossings. Climbers also requires to physically fit and well-acclimatize to handle the high altitude and challenging conditions.
The ascent typically follows the Northeast Ridge route, which requires the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes to navigate the glacier and steep slopes. The climb offers a mix of snow and ice, making it a thrilling adventure for those seeking a true mountaineering experience.
The summit day is the most demanding, with an early morning start to ensure a safe and successful climb. As the first rays of the sun touch the summit, climbers are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range, including Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, and other neighboring peaks.
After a triumphant summit, climbers descend back to the base camp, and eventually, retrace their steps back to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.
Conclusion and Summary
The Ramdung Peak climbing trip is a perfect blend of challenging climbing, stunning landscapes, and cultural immersion. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas while pushing your limits as a mountaineer. This unforgettable journey will leave you with a profound sense of accomplishment and memories to cherish for a lifetime.
- Positioned at the very fascinating Rolwaling valley of Everest.
- Eyes will plough into the far-flung valley whilst endeavoring the peak.
- Glacial routes and high passes is tedious.
- 5925 m of Ramdung peak will feel the sense of massive achievement.
- Panorama studded from Langtang to Everest is overture.
- Most significant apparatus and prior climbing experience add more simplistic.
- Our proficient local Sherpa guide will support throughout of your expedition.
- September-October and April-May will percentile appropriate.
Kathmandu (1350 m.) – Dolakha (1660 m.)We take our early drive from Kathmandu (1350 m.) to Dolakha (1660 m.) via Lamosangu (750 m.) and Charikot (1980 m.). Overnight in a local lodge
Dolakha – Shigati (950m.)After having lunch at Dolakha, we drive to Shigati (950m.) via Piguti (920 m.). It takes about 3 and half hours to reach. The trail passes through gravel road crossing the different villages of mixed community. On the way, we would cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other natural vegetation.
Shigati – Jagat (1440 m.)Having lunch at Shigati, we trek to Jagat (1440 m.). It takes about seven hours to reach. We trek through normal flat land along the river bank. It is our pleasure to pass through rice terraced field. We will also find small villages along the trail which are inhabited by mixed community. Alpine vegetation such as orchid, few rhododendron trees, etc. can be found in the area. We would reach Jagat after crossing a suspension bridge.
Jagat – Simigaon (2020 m.)It is our turn to trek from Jagat to Simigaon (202 0m.). It takes about seven and half hours to reach. The first part of our trail follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. The region is inhabited by both Hindus and Buddhists. We would find several small teashops and local shops at some of the places.
Simigaon – Daldung La (3976 m.)After taking lunch at Simigaon, we trek to Daldung La (3976m.). En route, one can cross the Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. If the season favors, we will witness the Yak Naka- a temporary Yak shed specially prepared for making cheese and butter.
Daldung La – Beding (3690 m.)We trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690 m.) which is about seven and half hours walk. We would be lucky enough to go through suspension bridges over the deep gorges in few places which make our trek even more enchanting. Finally, we reach Beding which is dominated by Sherpa.
BedingToday, we take rest at Beding for acclimatization. After our lunch, we hike in and around for acclimatization and have panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker, Tibetan mountains of the Tibetan boarder.
Beding – Na (4180 m.)Trek from Beding to Na (4180 m.) and it takes about four hours.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.
NaRealizing the increase of altitude, we take rest at Na. Further more, the acclimatization helps us for preparing to climb Ramdung Go (5930 m.). The acclimatization is also rewarded for witnessing the stunning views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet as well.
Na (4180 m.) – Yalung Glacier (4750 m.)We trek from Na (4180 m.) and go up toYalung Glacier (4750 m.). It takes about six and half hours normal walk to reach. The trek takes us through glacier with the land enriched with white ice. Our crampon and ice sacks will be socked with the glacier and ice. Today, we would be camping at Yalung Glacier high camp.
Yalung Glacier – Ramdung Base Camp ( 5150 m)Today we commence our trek from Yalung Glacier and reach Ramdung Base Camp (5150 m). It takes about six hour’s normal walk. We trek uphill until reaching Yalung Danda and then we steep down to Base Camp. We would be fortunate to witness the majestic mountains such as Gauri Shanker, Menlung,Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet side as well from stone throw distance.
Ramdung peak – Yalung Glacier (4750 m)It is our turn to climb Ramdung peak. We will be back to Yalung Glacier (4750 m) which takes about nine hours walk to reach the destination. While being at the summit one can have panoramic views of Gauri Shankar, Menlung, Yalung, Pigphero go shar peak, Numbur Himal, Yalung peak and even the mountains of Tibet
Yalung Glacier – Na. We trek from Yalung Glacier to Na. The trial descends down to Na. It is our pleasure to enjoy the scenic beauty of the alpine environment.
NaToday too we take rest at Na. The rest is necessary as we are preparing for the trek to Tso Rolpa Lake side. Overnight in the camp
Na – Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.)After taking food in the camp, we trek to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540 m.). The trail is quite stiff in some of the places. We will be able to witness the beautiful lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. Overnight in the camp
Tso Rolpa – Trakarding Glacier (4800 m.) From Tso Rolpa, we trek to Trakarding Glacier (4800 m.). We will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and it will be our pleasure to experience the enchanting natural beauty that would add extra pleasure throughout the walk.
Trakarding Glacier – Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755 m.)We start our trek from Trakarding Glacier and reach Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755 m.) in the evening. Today our trail ascends through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier.
Tashi Lapcha Pedi – Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755 m.) – Tashi CapeWe will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape. The trial would be covered by snow until we reach Tashi Cape. Overnight in the camp
Tashi Cape – Thyomgbo (4350 m.)It is our pleasure to trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo (4350 m.). We would experience a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo. Overnight in the camp
Thyomgbo – Thame (3820 m.)We trek from Thyomgbo to Thame (3820 m.). Today the trail gradually descends and we will have an extra experience of easier trail. Besides, we would also enjoy the natural beauty of the environment.
Thame – Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)It would be a wonderful trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.). The trail descends gently near to Sanasa (3550 m.). From this section, we would have a glimpse of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. We would pass through several villages of highlanders and go through suspension bridges over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250 m.). No doubt, the trail is very narrow and stiff but our tiredness is compensated by numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery.
Namche Bazaar – Phakding (2652 m.)Having lunch at Namche Bazaar, we slowly trek down to Phakding (2652 m.). The trail descends steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and downs till Phakding through Monjo. Overnight in a lodge
Phakding – Lukla (2800 m)From Phakding, we trek to Lukla [2800 m]. It takes about 3 hours for us to reach Lukla. It is the final day of our trekking. The trail follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. Overnight in a lodge
Lukla – KathmanduWe take early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we would be transferred to hotel. In the afternoon, we would be going for shopping and in the evening farewell dinner will be served.
Back home destination
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Domestic Flight Ticket (If any) and Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person. and Climbing Sherpa Insurance of $19,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
22. Climbing Permits, Climbing Sherpa Bonus
23. Climbing Equipments except your Climbing Boot.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Ramdung (5930 m) peak is situated to the south of Na in the upper Rolwaling area. It is also called Ramdung Go. The peaks in the area were first explored by Scottish Himalayan Expedition led by Bill Murray in 1952. The team climbed three of the peaks Yalung Ri (5,630 m/18,471 ft), Chhugyima Go (6,259 m/20,534 ft), and Ramdung at a time. It was in 1955 the second ascent was made by the members of the Merseyside Expedition in this peak. Since then Ramdung peak has been climbed several times by several teams. No doubt, the peak is an ideal summit for groups aspiring to trek and climb in the less visited Rolwaling Himal region. This trek provides an access to upper Rolwaling from the south via the Khare Khola. The peak offers a panoramic view of mountain ranges from Langtang to Everest and also a splendid view of Gauri Shankar and Menlungtse.
- Ramdung (5930 m) peak is situated to the south of Na in the upper Rolwaling area.
- The peaks in the area were first explored by Scottish Himalayan Expedition led by Bill Murray in 1952
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