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Ramdung Peak Climbing


Overview Ramdung Peak, located in the Rolwaling region of Nepal, offers an exhilarating climbing experience for adventurous mountaineers. Standing at an impressive altitude of 5,925 meters (19,436 feet), Ramdung Peak presents a thrilling challenge while providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan range. A climbing trip to this Peak is also a remarkable journey that combines technical climbing skills, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cultural immersion. The journey to Ramdung Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the picturesque Rolwaling Valley. This region is renowned for its pristine beauty, rich biodiversity, and unspoiled…

Overview

Ramdung Peak, located in the Rolwaling region of Nepal, offers an exhilarating climbing experience for adventurous mountaineers. Standing at an impressive altitude of 5,925 meters (19,436 feet), Ramdung Peak presents a thrilling challenge while providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan range. A climbing trip to this Peak is also a remarkable journey that combines technical climbing skills, awe-inspiring landscapes, and cultural immersion.

The journey to Ramdung Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the picturesque Rolwaling Valley. This region is renowned for its pristine beauty, rich biodiversity, and unspoiled Sherpa villages. Along the trek, climbers also pass through dense forests, cross suspension bridges over roaring rivers, and traverse high mountain passes, all while soaking in the breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks.

As climbers approach Ramdung Base Camp, they encounter a rugged and remote terrain that requires physical endurance and technical expertise. The ascent of Ramdung Peak involves challenging sections of ice, rock, and snow, demanding the use of mountaineering equipment like crampons, ice axes, and ropes. The climb also requires a high level of fitness and previous mountaineering experience.

Reaching the summit of Ramdung Peak rewards climbers with a sense of achievement and awe-inspiring views. The panoramic vista encompasses the Rolwaling Valley, with its glacial lakes and cascading waterfalls, as well as the majestic peaks of Gauri Shankar, Melungtse, and Everest.

Apart from the thrilling climbing experience, the Ramdung Peak expedition also provides an opportunity to immerse in the unique Sherpa culture. Throughout the journey, climbers encounter friendly locals, visit ancient monasteries, and gain insights into the Sherpa way of life.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, a climbing trip to Ramdung Peak is a captivating adventure that combines technical mountaineering challenges with breathtaking natural beauty and cultural exploration. It offers an opportunity to test one’s climbing skills, witness awe-inspiring landscapes, and engage with the vibrant Sherpa community. Scaling the heights of this Peak is an experience that will leave climbers with lasting memories and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Trip Highlights


  • Climbing Ramdung Peak
  • Trekking through lush jungles and beautiful hills.
  • Amazing sceneries from the pinnacle of Ramdung Peak
  • Exploring amazing Sherpa villages at higher altitudes witnessing their lifestyles, traditions, and culture.
  • The beautiful monastery at Bugu Gumba.
  • Camp trekking in the lap of amazing Himalayas.
  • Grand views of Gaurishanker Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Chobabhamre, and the Tibetan Himalayas.
  • Crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755 meters (18876 ft)
  • The off beaten trails in the Rolwaling region

Itinerary Expand All


Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha (1660m.) via Lamosangu (750m.) and Charikot (1980m.) by bus Rest and relax at the camp.

Today, from Dolakha we trek along the west bank of the Tama Koshi and reach Chetchet where we enjoy a view of an attractive waterfall. We continue moving downward for an hour or more, and we again climb mounting to the village of Simigaon. Then we make a gentle walk up to the lodge. From this village, we could see Mt.Gaurishanker more clearly.

On the way from Simi Gaun, you come across the Sherpa villages. The ascending trek is rich in diverse varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. Following the uphill trek, you will now come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the picturesque 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.

 From Daldung La, the trek now goes up 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 Bedding which is a big Sherpa village.

We have a rest day today for acclimatization and have panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker, Tibetan mountains of the Tibetan border.

On the way to Na from Bedding, we will see terrain full of the extraordinary scenery of the surrounding high landscapes, and the snow-capped peaks. We need to stroll to accustom ourselves all the way up to Na Gaun. From this village, we can view the beautiful summit of Chobutse 6,689m rises above the Tsho Rolpa  Lake and Trakarding glaciers.

Today, after a long trek you may have a full day’s rest at your camp. In the daytime, you can travel around the local areas. At night you will be entertained by a dance party in the Camp with Nepalese folk songs. Rest and relax at the camp.

From Na, the trek goes up high glacier walk with the land enhanced with white ice all over with crampons and ice sacks. You will be staying overnight in the Yalung Glacier high camp.

You keep on ascending until you reach Yalung Danda, and then you trek steep incline up to the path to Base Camp. The way you pass through is by the rocky glacier. You will be able to observe an assortment of views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung, and the mountains of Tibet.

Early morning climb the Ramdung peak 5,930m with your climbing guide, from the peak you can have scenic views of Gauri Shankar, Menlung, Yalung, Pigphero go sharp peak, Number Himal, Yalung peak and the mountains of Tibet. After summiting the peak back to Yalung base camp.

 Today, we descend back to Na; you will be able to get pleasure from the scenic beauty of the environment.

After trekking at a high altitude, you will have a rest day today. You will be preparing for the trek to Tso Rolpa Lakeside as an optional visit. 

You will be trekking through the flat and progressively up the path. You will be able to observe the beautiful natural lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers.

Early morning you will hike through the glaciers all the way through the day and will be able to experience the new captivating beauties that would add extra dimensions to your trial.

The trail will still be moving up through some rock climbing and a steady walk on the glacier. You will camp at Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today.

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

 Today you will be experiencing a bit of easy glacier walking. The trail descends towards Thyomgbo.

Early morning you will ascend to Thame. This trail steadily descends and you will have an added experience of a more natural path and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment.

From Pheriche, we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, then moving to Pangboche village. Here we can see the oldest monastery in the region which contains what is said to be the scalp and bones of a ‘Yeti’ or the abominable snowman. Leave mountains behind us, and our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery at the elevation of 3860 meters before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar at 3441meters. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon.

After having our Breakfast, go back over the main track down to Dudh Koshi retracing to Phakding. Following the trail, we reach Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Kosh. For about 45 minutes, we climb to accomplish the entire trek, and we reconfirm flight tickets and see off to local porters.

After traveling for 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu,


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What's Included


In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded


Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
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.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc

Trip Information


There are several packages available that include Ramdung Peak climbing. Some of the most common packages include:

  1. Ramdung Peak Base Camp Trek: This package typically includes a trek to the base camp of Ramdung Peak, where climbers can acclimatize and prepare for the ascent. The trek itself takes around 13-15 days and includes beautiful views of the Rolwaling and Everest regions.
  2. Ramdung Peak Expedition: This package is a fully-guided expedition that includes a combination of trekking and climbing. It typically lasts around 22-24 days and includes a trek to the base camp, acclimatization climbs, and the summit climb of Ramdung Peak.

Climbers attempting Ramdung Peak should have prior mountaineering experience and be comfortable with technical climbing on ice and snow. It’s important to choose a reputable guide or operator with experience in the region and a good safety record. Proper acclimatization and physical fitness are also important to ensure a successful climb.

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Trip Facts


Duration 21 Day(s)
Activities Mountaineering
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 5960M
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