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Ramdung Peak Climbing

Ramdung Peak Climbing

View from Ramdung Peak 5925m Summit

Overview

Trip Highlights: 

  •  Summit Ramdung Peak 5925m/19722ft.
  • Cross the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass 5,755m/18876ft.
  • Splendid summit panorama that ranges from Langtang to Everest.
  • Explore the less beaten Rolwaling region & popular Khumbu region in one trek.
  • Scenic flight Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip Introduction
Ramdung Peak 5925m is one of the popular trekking peaks in Rolwaling region. Ramdung peak is also known as Ramdung-Go. The peak was first explored by Bill Murray in 1952. The peak is technically straight forward which demands careful logistical planning and adequate acclimatization before the climbing. Ramdung Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks is an excellent opportunity for climbing the Ramdung Peak while exploring the less beaten Rolwaling region as well as popular Khumbu region in one trek.

Ramdung Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola via Jiri Charikot. From Gongor Khola we begin our adventurous journey passing through Rhododendron, Oaks and Pines filled forest and along traditional villages towards Na village. After spending a good acclimatization day at Na we continue on our trail towards Ramdung Base Camp. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped we head off for climbing the summit with the guidance of experienced climbing experts recommended by Nepal Guide Treks. The climb to the summit is less technical compared to other trekking peaks. However the altitude and remoteness of the peak guarantees certain level of challenges. Following the directions of the climbing experts we head towards the peak summit. Once at the top we have an excellent view of Everest, Melungtse, Gaurishankar and other surrounding peaks. After accomplishing the summit of Ramdung Peak we descend back to Na village. We head for the crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755m and then a pleasant walk all the way down to Lukla. The wonderful experience at Ramdung Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel. 
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1,350m/4428ft] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs drive] 
Day 04: Trek from Gongar Khola to Simigaun [2,000m/6560ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek from Simigaun to Dovan [2,850m/9348ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Beding [3,690m/12103ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 07: Trek from Beding to Na Village [4,180m/13710ft] [3-4hrs Trek]
Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 09: Trek from Na to Yalung Glacier [4750m/15580ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Trek from Yalung Glacier to Ramdung Base Camp [5150m/16892ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 11: Summit Ramdung Peak [5925m/19722ft] & back to Yalung Glacier [8-9 hrs Climb]
Day 12: Trek from Yalung Glacier to Na Village [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 13: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake [4,560m/14956ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 14: Trek to Drolambu Glacier [4880m/16006ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp & Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass [5,755m/18876ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 16: Trek to Thyangbo Kharka[4320m/14169ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3,450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 18: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
While your stay in Kathmandu before starting the trip you can find standard to deluxe hotels and resorts for your accommodation which you can choose as per your affordability. During the trekking period (apart from few days in camping accommodations) there are several tea house/lodges available. While we are in Ramdung Peak Base Camp and few other places there we need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.    

Meals: 
We usually provide every adventure package trips with inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including the package trip of this Ramdung Peak Climbing. Basically, we offer BB plan in Kathmandu that’s why one can choose varieties of meals around in town. We will have dinner and breakfast in the same tea house/camp where we stay overnight and will be en-route lunch way to next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period; our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. While comparing other peaks with Ramdung Peak, this is medium category in terms of peak climbing – neither too hard nor too easy. The trip also contains an adventurous high mountain pass; Tashi Lapcha at 5755m would be amazing.Sometime, walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Previous trekking experience and knowledge about peak climbing is highly required for this peak climb. 
 
Best Seasons for Ramdung Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Ramdung Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel. 
Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.  

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
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Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1350m/4428ft] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs drive] 
After breakfast we will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu towards Gongor Khola which takes approximately about eight hours. During the drive journey we can have great views of surrounding natural wonders including the daily activities of local people for their survival while we drive over the zigzag hilly roads passing through several local villages and towns.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Gongar Khola to Simigaun [2000m/6560ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Gongor Khola is the starting point of the trek. From here we will follow the trail that enters into the dense forest with several ups and downs. We will trek along the river bank and head for the crossing of a suspension bridge before climbing a steep uphill that leads us to the Sherpa village of Simigaun.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Simigaun to Dovan [2,850m/9348ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Our forward trekking journey from Simigaun passes through several villages inhabited by Sherpa local communities. During our trek, we will have glimpses of Gaurishankar Himal just above the Rolwaling valley. We continue to follow the trail that goes through beautiful pine forest and then make a steep ascent over the rocky ridge. From the top we will make a gradual descent to reach all the way to Rolwaling Khola and continue trekking until we reach Dovan.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Beding [3,690m/12103ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
After having our breakfast, we will follow the trail that goes along the bank of Rolwaling Khola. We will trek through thick rhododendron and pine filled forest with great views of Gaurishankar Himal. We head towards the crossing of a suspension bridge before ascending up to an area with open fields and the Sherpa village of Beding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Beding to Na Village [4,180m/13710ft] [3-4hrs Trek]
Leaving Beding we will trek an easy gradient through fir trees. Today is a rather easy and short trekking day. After a while of trekking, the valley becomes broad and flat as we approach towards Na village. Na is a scattered village that has abundance of tea houses and offers good camping grounds for adventure seeking trekkers.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.
Today we will take a day rest at Na Village for acclimatization and exploration around Na village.
There are several good day hike options that Na has to offer to its visitors. We can either head up the valley to a small kharka and follow the trail to Yalung Peak Base Camp which is five hours return trip. Or, we can climb to the end of Tsho Rolpa lake for the views of Kang Nachago above Na which takes four hours for a return trip.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Na to Yalung Glacier [4750m/15580ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Na, our forward trekking is a gradual ascend over the rocky glaciated trail. We will continue to trek using our crampons to walk over the slippery and icy sections of the trek. After few hours of tiring trek we will arrive at a good campsite near Yalung Glacier where we will camp for our overnight stay before heading higher up.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Yalung Glacier to Ramdung Base Camp [5150m/16892ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We will follow the trail that climbs gradually over to Yalung Danda and from there a steep ascent along the rocky glacier will lead us to Ramdung base camp. During our climbing trek we will have magnificent views of Gaurishankar, Melungste, Yalung and several snow topped high peaks across the border of Tibet. We will set up our camp as soon as we reach the base camp and make necessary checks regarding our health conditions and climbing gears for the successful climb to the summit of Ramdung Peak.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Summit Ramdung Peak [5925m/19722ft] & back to Yalung Glacier [8-9 hrs Climb]
Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to achieve the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles for climbing the peak summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome minor technical sections and head towards the summit of Ramdung Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Gaurishankar, Melungste, Yalang and other surrounding high peaks. After spending some quality time at the top we will descend following the same route back to Yalung Glacier for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Yalung Glacier to Na Village [4-5 hrs Trek]
After having achieved the summit of Ramdung Peak, we will retrace our footsteps gradually descending over the icy and slippery trail, using crampons we head back all the way to reach the village of Na for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake [4,560m/14956ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
We will make a decent climb to a bridge over the Tsho Rolpa outflow. From there, we continue to follow the main trail that ascends an ablation valley to the south. Along the trail we pass through Chhukyima where there are couple of teashops that are run by locals of Na Village. We trek towards the end of the valley and climb a steep uphill for a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding peaks. A gradual decent from there will leads us to Kabuk.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek to Drolambu Glacier [4880m/16006ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
We start early today because our trail leads through the crossing of the glacier which is best before the sun gets stronger. We cross the plateau to the further eastern corner above the glacier before descending a loose earth trail towards the southern edge of Trakarding Glacier. From here the trail climbs up to reach the northern side of the glacier. Once on the north side, we follow the trail that leads to the snout of Drolambu Glacier.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek to Tashi Lapcha Camp & Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass [5,755m/18876ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
We make an early start for the crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass. Following the trail that goes over the glacier, we will climb a natural ramp that heads for the crossing of the pass. The pass is a rocky ridge often snow covered and icy. We will have magnificent views of surrounding peaks from the top of the pass. We will make a gradual descend from the top to reach Tashi Lapcha Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek to Thyangbo Kharka[4320m/14169ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we start our trek by following the trail that descends down the rocky slopes to the campsite of Ngole. From there we will continue our downhill journey all the way towards Thyangbo Kharka. Thyanga Kharka has a few tea houses and offers good camping sites to adventure seeking trekkers. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Thyangbo Kharka we follow an easy two hour trail towards Thame. From Thame we walk the trail along Bhote-Khosi River. Descending gently towards Phunki Tenga, we continue on our route by crossing a bridge over Dudh Koshi. Passing through several villages and teahouses along the route finally reaches Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]


Day 18: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful Ramdung Peak Climbing experience with Nepal Guide Treks.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 21: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our airport representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Your Program Duration = 21 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Ramdung Peak Climbing & Trek around Everest Khumbu region
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period 
  • General first aid kids 
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work 
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips

Useful Info

Accommodations:
While your stay in Kathmandu before starting the trip you can find standard to deluxe hotels and resorts for your accommodation which you can choose as per your affordability. During the trekking period (apart from few days in camping accommodations) there are several tea house/lodges available. While we are in Ramdung Peak Base Camp and few other places there we need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.    

Meals: 
We usually provide every adventure package trips with inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including the package trip of this Ramdung Peak Climbing. Basically, we offer BB plan in Kathmandu that’s why one can choose varieties of meals around in town. We will have dinner and breakfast in the same tea house/camp where we stay overnight and will be en-route lunch way to next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period; our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. While comparing other peaks with Ramdung Peak, this is medium category in terms of peak climbing – neither too hard nor too easy. The trip also contains an adventurous high mountain pass; Tashi Lapcha at 5755m would be amazing.Sometime, walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Previous trekking experience and knowledge about peak climbing is highly required for this peak climb. 
 
Best Seasons for Ramdung Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Ramdung Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

" Great Adventure at Ramdung Peak " Thanks to NGT !!!

We are very happy that we successfully completed our Ramdung Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks. The peak was technically straight forward, with proper guidance of Dendi Sherpa - our guide, we climbed to the summit. We just can't express the feeling in words but we wanted to thank Nepal Guide Treks for making this trip memorable. We will surely recommend NGT to our friends who wants to explore Nepal.
Many thanks once again !!
Lucky + Victoria - Sydney, Australia.


Adventure @ Ramdung Peak !!!

We are a group of 4 people wanting to climb Ramdung Peak. We met Nepal Guide Treks and booked our adventure trek to Ramdung Peak. At first we were not sure if we did the right decision by choosing the company. But, after the successful climbing trek , we just want to thank NGT team for their effort, seriousness, humbleness and honesty. We had great adventure during the whole trekking as well as climbing. Thousand thanks to the whole team for memorable experience.
Good luck !
Jason + Felisia - USA

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