Ramdung Peak Climbing

This expedition combines an ascent of Ramdung Peak (5925m) with a trek through the Rolwaling Valley and the Khumbu Valley, or the Everest region. The ascent and the trek are both excellent challenges for experienced trekkers and mountain climbers, and introduce you to incredible views, glacial lakes, Sherpa culture and both off-the-beaten-path and well-loved trekking trails.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 21 Days
Trekking Duration - 18 days
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 5925 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Ramdung Peak Climbing – This expedition combines an ascent of Ramdung Peak (5925m) with a trek through the Rolwaling Valley and the Khumbu Valley, or the Everest region. The ascent and the trek are both excellent challenges for experienced trekkers and mountain climbers and introduce you to incredible views, glacial lakes, Sherpa culture and both off-the-beaten-path and well-loved trekking trails.

Highlights of Climbing Ramdung Peak

  • Stunning views from Ramdung Peak
  • The incredible waters of the TshoRolpa glacial lake
  • Cross the incredible, snowy TashiLapcha Pass for a second challenge
  • Views of Gaurishankar (7134m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8485m)

Ramdung Peak is technically straightforward but does require good planning and plenty of training and acclimatization time before attempting the summit. As well as the peak, the TashiLapsa Pass is very challenging.

The Route Followed

This climbing expedition follows much of the same route as the Rolwaling Valley trek but incorporates the peak summit too.

This trek starts with a day’s drive to Singati, via Dolakha and Charikot, northeast of Kathmandu and to the edge of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area. Start trekking the next day, following a river, through the flat and forested terrain. The ascent doesn’t really begin until the second half of the second day when you reach the foot of Daldung La (2850m).

Follow the Rolwaling River up to the valley. Views of Gaurishankar (7134m) will start to appear ahead of you. The path becomes quite flat again, but the trekking days become shorter as you enter higher elevations, and time will be made for acclimatization and rest days.

Spend a day training for the mountain climb, refreshing your skills and practicing with your gear, before trekking to Ramdung Base Camp (5040m). Head towards the Ramdung Glacier and the Ramdung High Camp (5350m), where you will stay the night before pushing to the summit very early in the morning the next day. The peak is at 5925m so you can’t stay very long at the top, but there will be time to catch the glorious views before descending back to Base Camp.

After some much-needed rest, head towards TshoRolpa Lake (4580m). This is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal and has become considerably bigger over the last few decades because of glacial melting. It is breathtakingly beautiful, with crystal clear waters and surrounded by snow-capped peaks. This trip includes full of camping trek, a first part of the trek is more remote and will require camping with full supporters cook, helpers and porters.

Ramdung Peak Climbing trip short itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
Day 02: Free day & Trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Singati. (950 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Jagat. (1440 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Simigaon. (1996 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Daldung La. (2850 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Beding. (3694 meters).
Day 08: Acclimatization day.
Day 09: Trek to Na. (4183 meters).
Day 10: Acclimatization day.
Day 11: Trek to Ramdung Base Camp. (5040 meters).
Day 12: Acclimatization day and training day.
Day 13: Trek through Ramdung Glacier and to high camp. (5350 meters).
Day 14: Summit Ramdung and back to base camp.
Day 15: Trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake. (4580 meters).
Day 16: Trek back to Beding village 3694 meters.
Day 17: Trek back to Daldung La. (2850 meters).
Day 18: Trek Back to Simigaon. (1996 meters).
Day 19: Trek Back to Jagat. (1440 meters).
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure.)

Acclimatization day at Beding.
Ramdung Peak Base Camp

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 02
Free day and trek preparation.
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu City, Boudhanath stupa, Pasupatinath temple, and trek preparation stay overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Singati Bazar Day 03
Drive to Singati. (950 meters).
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel and we drive to Dolakha via Charikot. The remaining drive after Charikot is on secondary road all the way up to Singati. The drive will take around 8-9 hours. (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Jagat. Day 04
Trek to Jagat. (1440 meters).
The trek starts following a river, continues on a flat terrain, and passes through several villages. Most of the day is spent passing through a tropical jungle and the day’s trek ends at Jagat, a typical hilly village of Nepal with various ethnical groups. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Simigaon Day 05
Trek to Simigaon. (1996 meters).
Once again, trek continues on a nice flat land in the morning and the starts to undualare through yet another forest. After passing through several suspension bridges and small villages, a final steep climb ends the day trek at Simigaon. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Daldung La. Day 06
Trek to Daldung La. (2850 meters).
Slowly but steadily the elevation of the trek rises and leads us further into Rolwaling Valley. More Sherpa Villages appear en route and changes in vegetation also start to appear along the trail. A climb in the afternoon is followed by a descent that ends at Daldung La. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Beding. Day 07
Trek to Beding. (3694 meters) .
The trek still continues on the ascend mode and follows Rolwaling River depper into the valley. Gauri Sankar (7134 meters), one of the sacred mountains starts to appear with the uphill. The climb turns into an easy terrain near Beding, one of the biggest civilizations of the valley. The day is a bit shorter as the trek enters into the higher elevations. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Acclimatization day at Beding. Day 08
Acclimatization day.
It is an easy and relaxing day to prepare and acclimatize for the challenging days ahead. (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Na. Day 09
Trek to Na. (4183 meters) .
The day starts with following Rolwaling River once again and more easy climbs follows. The day is another easier day as the trek quickly ends before noon at Na. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Acclimatization at Na. Day 10
Acclimatization day.
A brief training and practice with climbing gears in the morning is followed by another relaxing afternoon. (Overnight at Camp)
Ramdung Peak Base Camp Day 11
Trek to Ramdung Base Camp. (5040 meters).
A steep climb throughout the day takes us directly above 5000 meters to Ramdung Basecamp. Unavailability of camps in between and a sudden jump of 1000 meters may be felt at camp in afternoon but the easier and relaxing rest days of previous days helps to acclimatize quickly to the altitude. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Acclimatization-at-Ramdung-Base-Camp Day 12
Acclimatization day and training day.
A brief trek in the morning leads to Ramdung Glacier and more training follows on the glacier. (Overnight at Camp)
Ramdung Glacier and to high camp. Day 13
Trek through Ramdung Glacier and to high camp. (5350 meters) .
The trek slowly moves towards high camp and crossed through the Ramdung Glacier. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Ramdung Peak Climbing Day 14
Summit Ramdung Peak and back to base camp.
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to high camp and return to base camp. (8-9 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Tsho Rolpa Lake Day 15
Trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake. (4580 meters).
The trek returns to the main trail and heads towards Tashi Labtsa. The day ends at Tsho Rolpa, one of the many beautiful glacial lakes of the country. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Trek to Beding. Day 16
Trek back to Beding village 3694 meters.
The day starts with following Rolwaling River once again and more easy climbs follows. Ascending and descending through the Naa village lead our trail to Beding village stay overnight at Camp.
Trek to Daldung La. Day 17
Trek back to Daldung La. (2850 meters).
Trek back to Daldung La following the same trail we walked earlier stay overnight at Camp.
Trek to Simigaon Day 18
Trek Back to Simigaon. (1996 meters).
Trek back to Simigaon following the same trail we walked earlier on our way up stay overnight at Camp.
Trek to Jagat. Day 19
Trek Back to Jagat. (1440 meters).
Trek back to Jagat following the same trail we walked earlier on our way up, this is last day of the trek, stay overnight at Camp.
Drive back to Kathmandu Day 20
Drive back to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu via Araniko high way, arrive in Kathmandu, and transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
Final-Departure Day 21
Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service includes on trip cost:

  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Sawyambunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu durbar squire) with city guide and necessary transport.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu 3* standard Hotel with breakfast. Kathmandu –
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu –  airfare including airport taxes.
  • Experience, Guide, for the trekking section, Experience Climbing Sherpa for ascending Ramdung Peak. (2 Climbing Sherpa is required up to 4 Climber)
  • Porter to carry your baggage (2 in sharing porter to carry baggage.)
  • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner tea coffee while on a trek on tea houses, lodge. (2 in sharing accommodation)
  • Salary, food, accommodation, for trek guide, climbing guide, climbing Sherpa, and porters.
  • Trekking guide and Climbing guide air fare – Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • National Park Entry permits and TIMS card.
  • Ramdung Peak Climbing Permits.
  • Group climbing gears like rope, Snowbars, and ice-screws.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Government taxes and service charge.

Service excludes on trip cost;

  • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Entrances fees on the sightseeing spots in Kathmandu.
  • All not mentioned in the inclusion section.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

  • Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
  • Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
  • 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
  • Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
  • Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
  • Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
  • 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
  • Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
  • Climbing boots.
  • Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
    Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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