Ramdung Peak Climbing
Ramdung (5930m), an outstandingly beautiful peak in Rolwaling valley, provides a unique Himalayan mountaineering experience on its own. If you have been indulging in pleasant fantasies of longer undertakings in the Himalayas, then you can also extend Ramdung Peak Ascent into an interminable adventure. How? Simply combine it with Pacharmo peak climbing, as most travelers to this region do nowadays, and venture across the Teshi Lapcha Pass into the Everest region, a site of world famous treks and world famous mountaineering expeditions. As compared to the other popular trekking regions of Nepal, the Rolwaling area was lately opened to travelers and therefore, less frequented by visitors. That is why; you also explore the diverse cultural and natural wealth as you do Rolwaling valley trek to reach the base camp of the mountain.
As the famous trekking trails of Nepal are getting increasingly busy during the main seasons, the lovers of trekking are looking more for the quiet, off-the-beaten routes. Rolwaling valley fulfills your quest for novel route and novelty in experience, as this region was opened to the trekkers later than other regions. Dominated in the north by the majestic, triple-summit-crowned Gaurishankar, Rolwaling trek starts in the subtropical lowlands at the bed of the Tama Koshi, then goes up to the high alpine climes of such Sherpa villages like Na and Beding.
The mountain sceneries, ecological diversity, cultural variation and adventurous walk—everything that has caught the fancy of trekkers in Himalayan region—feature adequately in your trek to Rolwaling area. At the end of this exciting trek comes the climbing of Ramdung Peak, taking you to a higher level of adventure. As you stand at the summit, you won’t just have your adventure quest fulfilled, but enjoy the unmatched panorama of the Himalayas ranging from Everest to Langtang, and undeniably of Mount Gaurishankar—one of the most spectacular peaks in the entire Himalayas of Nepal.
The last major village to our approach to the peak is Beding, from where we head further to the alpine pastureland of Na. From Na itself, we reach the base camp. We skirt the Ramdung Glacier on our left to avoid its icefall, and set up another camp near another ice fall on the Glacier. This high camp is set in a place of outstanding beauty, with enticing views of Gaurishankar, Shisapangma and Melungtse. From this camp, we leave the icefall on our left, pull ourselves up to a wide, ice-sheeted col and proceed to the summit of the peak.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha
Day 4: Trek from Dolakha to Piguti (920m)
Day 5: Trek from Piguti to Suri Dobhan (1030m)
Day 6: Trek from Suri Dobhan to Jagat (1150m)
Day 7: Trek from Jagat to Simagaun (1990m)
Day 8: Trek from Simagaun to Kharka (2900m)
Day 10: Trek from Kharka to Beding (3690m)
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Beding
Day 12: Trek from Beding to Na (4180m)
Day 13: Acclimatization day at Na
Day 14: Trek from Na to Ramdung Base Camp (5500m)
Day 15: Trek to Ramdung High Camp
Day 16: Climb Ramdung (5930m) and return to base camp
Days 17-26: Return to Kathmandu through the same route
This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.
Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous climbing experience will be plus points.
- Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
- In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.
- A few basic climbing gears
- Sleeping bag
- Down jacket
- LED headlight
- Water bottle
- First-aid kit
- Water purification solution
- Trekking poles
- Full fingers gloves
- Thermal cap
- You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
- We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
- We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.
- TIMS Card
- Gaurishankar Conservation Area trekking permit
- Climbing permit
- Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
- Travel insurance