- Dramatic landscapes, rich Buddhist culture, isolated rolling valleys, traditional villages
- Crossing of thrilling pass, pristine forest, world's heritage 'Sagarmatha National Park'
- Enriched with flora and fauna amidst towering peaks and breathe-taking views
- Trip Name: Ramdung Peak
- Trip Duration: 17 Days
- Trip Grade: Adventurous
- Highest Altitude: 5925 m
- Best Months: April-May, October-December
This is one of the most outstanding and spectacular high alpine valley treks, in the north east of Nepal. The Rolwaling valley is steep sided and covered in thick forests; therefore the climbs are sheer upright. But this is going to be one of the finest watershed crossings ever made in the entire of Himalaya. One of the highlights of the trip is the camp beside Bigu Gompa, which is an unusual and beautifully situated nunnery. Further walking through the summer pasture lands and narrow valleys that opens up into a wide bowl; give us our first taste of open mountain scenery - totally unique and mystical.
The trek leads to the last village of this area Rolwaling at Beding. Adventurous journey continues further east to scale the 5,925 meter Ramdung Peak. The climb is not technically hard, but it is certainly challenging on account of the altitude and the peaks remoteness. Ramdung offers an excellent view of Everest, Melungtse and Gaurishankar and array of other snow peaks.
On leaving the Rolwaling Valley after having climbed the highest point of this adventure, may feel although the trek is only just beginning. Trekking back continue down towards the lower region to Dolakha and Charikot for the drive back to Kathmandu.
- Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
- Day 02 A day in Kathmandu with ½ Day guided tour. Preparation for Climb
- Day 03 Drive to Chot Chot and trek to Simigaon. 2,000m.
- Day 04 Trek to Kyalche or Dovan. 2,850m. 5-6 hrs.
- Day 05 Trek to Beding. 3,690m. 5-6 hrs walks.
- Day 06 Trek to Na Gaon. 4,180m. Approx. 3-4hrs walks.
- Day 07 Rest day at Na, local excursion.
- Day 08 Trek to Ramdung Base Camp.
- Day 09-10 At Ramdung Base Camp.
- Day 11 Trek to High Camp 5,500m.
- Day 12 Climb of Ramdung Peak and return to Base Camp.
- Day 13 Trek to Riverside 5-6 hrs.
- Day 14 Trek to Simigaon.5 hrs.
- Day 15 Short Trek to Chot Chot and drive back to Kathmandu.
- Day 16 Free day at leisure.
- Day 17 Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will transfer you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek/Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
A day in Kathmandu with ½ Day guided tour. Preparation for Climb
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Afternoon double check the equipment and do last moment shopping before heading to the mountain.
Drive to Chot Chot and trek to Simigaon. 2,000m.
Morning after breakfast a bus ride from Kathmandu heading towards the Bhote Koshi Valley on following the Nepal-Tibet highway. After a 6-7 hours of drive reach Chot Chot to start the trek. Our trekking crew are waiting at Chot Chot so start the trek right after arrival. A good couple of hours trek takes us to Simigaon for overnight camp with fabulous views of Gaurishanker.
Trek to Kyalche or Dovan. 2,850m. 5-6 hrs.
From Simigaon, route leads towards north east. Beginning the walk on the gradual uphill slope passing through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests and pasture with numerous clearing that are used for summer grazing. In this area the change from lush Tama Koshi to the mountain side of Rolwaling Valley is very distinct. Depending upon the season, if the monsoon flood has washed much of the trail which usually happens sometimes in this case, either taking the high path that climbs steeply towards the ridge of the Sambur Danda, crossing the Daldung la at 3,976m as a safer alternative. Walk continues contouring above the hill side and then descending to the river passing more huts in an area called Kyalche. After reaching the valley floor we cross a small wooden bridge to the camp at Dovan, a small unlikely clearing in the dense forest of the steep valley side.
Trek to Beding. 3,690m. 5-6 hrs walks.
Today, crossing the Rolwaling Khola taking a path leading through the jungles on the northern side, the walk heads to a gradual climb then coming to a clearing passing along little settlements of Nyimare, Ramding and through the farm fields and reaching at Beding for the overnight stop after a good walk of five hours or more with time to visit Beding village. It is the principal Sherpa village in the Rolwaling area, situated in a narrow gorge enlivened somewhat by its well-positioned Gompa, comprising about thirty six houses. There is a Hillary school in Beding.
Trek to Na Gaon. 4,180m. Approx. 3-4hrs walks.
From Beding, onwards you can feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding high mountains. Our trek today will be a short walk of three hours or more along the Rolwaling River, taking easy on this high altitude terrain with its impressive scenery of the surrounding high landscapes and the snow capped peaks. Walk continues slowly in order to acclimatize, just before Na the valley opens out into classic, glaciated in U-shape. On reaching to the overnight camp at Na which is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Beding and beyond, it is a summer yersa (grazing pasture) and potatoes are grown. There is a roughly built monastery here. Our camp is made on this grassy field with time to relax and marvel the surrounding beauty. Ahead, up the valley beyond Na, the majestic summit of Chobutse 6,689m rises above the Tsho Rolpa at the confluence of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers.
Rest day at Na, local excursion.
Since we have gained the height crossing 4,000m, we will have a rest day at Na Village to acclimatize ourselves. We will have option of visiting beautiful Na Village and do some side excursions to get used to with the altitude.
Trek to Ramdung Base Camp.
Ramdung peak situated south of Na in the upper Rolwaling, Ramdung, also called Ramdung-Gho on the Schneider map, is one of a cluster of peaks around the Yalung La (5,310m / 17,421ft), a pass giving access to the upper Rolwaling from the south, via the Khare Khola. Although the peak is not high the approach from Na covers a good distance, making two high camps for the climb. From Na the route cross to the south bank of the river and follow it east to where the trail near Kyiduk climbs south toward the Yalung La. Suitable campsite can be found around at 4,900 meters (16,000ft).
At Ramdung Base Camp.
From this Base Camp, Yalung Ri, a view point north-west of the pass, is easily climbable by its eastern glacier and attractive snow ridge. This will be an important acclamatsation day for the climb and going through Tashi Labtsa Pass.
Trek to High Camp 5,500m.
From this camp our route climb towards the pass gaining the snow and broad glacier slopes east of the pass. Our overnight high camp will be pitched here before the glacier at about 5,500m / 18,000ft).
Climb of Ramdung Peak and return to Base Camp.
Early morning climb to the slopes of the Ramdung Glacier south-west of the subsidiary peak at 5,766m / 18,917ft and gaining the saddle at its head at its junction with the Yalung Glacier 5,650m / 18,537ft. From this saddle turning right, and climbing gradually, at first southwards, to the foot of the summit block of Ramdung, which is climbed more steeply to the summit. This takes about more than four hours, depending on snow conditions, from our high camp. After a great memorable moment here at the top of the Ramdung summit. Descend by the same route towards the Base Camp.
Trek to Riverside 5-6 hrs.
Retrace the journey back on the downhill slope most of the way to the Riverside for the overnight camp.
Trek to Simigaon.5 hrs.
We retrace the journey back on the downhill slope most of the way with few uphill climb to Simigaon for the overnight camp.
Short Trek to Chot Chot and drive back to Kathmandu.
From Simigaon, trek leads downhill to the roadhead at Chot Chot to meet our vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu completing a successful trek and climb.
Free day at leisure.
A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our office staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
05 April to 22 April
25 April to 12 May
01 Oct to 17 Oct
25 Oct to 10 Nov
Price includes following services:
- Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
- Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
- Transportation Kathmandu / Chot Chot / Kathmandu by private non AC vehicle.
- Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
- Applicable Climbing Permit & National Park Fees.
- Service of Climbing Sherpa/s assisting in fixing ropes, setting up camps with their equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
- Insurance for Nepalese crew.
Our price does not include followings:
- International flights to / from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
- Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
- Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
- Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
- All sorts of personal climbing equipment.
- Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
- Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
- Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Personal Climbing Equipment List (For 5500mtrs-6500m)
|01||Three Season Sleeping Bag(-40)||1||1|
|02||Down Jacket (-30)||1||1|
|03||Fleece Pile Jacket (Thermal)||2||2|
|04||Fleece Pile trouser Warm (Thermal)||2||2|
|05||Windproof Jacket &Trouser||1||1 Pair|
|09||Woolen Hat,1 Fleece Hat 1 & Balaclava||1||3|
|13||Face Mask (Full)||1||1|
|14||Thick Woolen Socks & Normal Socks||4Pairs/5Pairs||9 Pairs|
|15||Trekking Boot (Good Condition)||1 Pair||1 Pair|
|17||Sunglasses UV400 (Julboo/Ockley/others)||2||2|
|18||Snowglasses UV 400(Julboo/Ockley/Cebe/others)||1||1|
|19||Sun Block Cream (Small Tube 30+)||1||1|
|21||Headlight with Spare Bulbs||1/1||2|
|22||Enough Batteries for Headlight|
|23||Daypack (Capacity 35 L with Waterproof Cover)||1||1|
|24||La Sportiva /Millet/Scarpa Climbing Boot (Size should be Bigger than normal size (Winter Expedition)||1||1|
|25||Snow Gaiters - Waterproof (Winter Expedition)||2||2|
|26||Crampon Good Condition (New) – Adjustable||1||1|
|27||Normal/Classical Ice Axe||1||1|
|28||If possible Technical Ice –Axe In Group||1 Set||1|
|29||Harness Adjustable Good Condition (Mix Climbing)||1||1|
|30||Ice screw Black Diamondor similar (Each Member Size 16cm)||1||1|
|31||Screwgate Carabineer (HMS)||3||3|
|32||Non Screw Carabineer||2||2|
|33||Ascender (Jumar) Right Hand||1||1|
|34||Belay Device(Figure of 8/ATC)||1||1|
|35||Backpack 50ltr. Capacity with Waterproof Cover||1||1|
|38||Tape Sling Each Member(60cm and 120cm)||1/1||2|
|39||Assistant rope 7mm||5/8m.||2 Pcs|
|43||Personal Medication &First Aid Kit||1 Set||1 Set|
|44||Water Bottle Capacity 1Ltrs||1||2|