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Ramdung Peak (5,930 m) - 24 Days

Ramdung Peak (5,930 m)

Ramdung Peak (5930m) is situated south of the Tesilabtsa pass, which borders Khumbu and the immense Rolwaling valley. Crossing the pass into the remote valley of Rolwaling takes you to the rarely climbed peak of Ramdung. Your climb of this ‘hidden peak’ of the Himalayan wilderness begins with a trek into the Rolwaling valley, just recently opened to trekkers. You first make an ascent up lower Ramdung, which, despite its lack of height compared to Parchamo, offers a challenging climb, requiring two high camps on the northeast face route.

Following the Trekking glacier, you arrive near the Tesilabtsa pass and prepare for the climb to Parchamo and establishing a high camp. Climbing Parchamo, following its northwest ridge leads on to Ramdung summit. After the summit, you trek through the famous Sherpa country of Khumbu, ending your trip in Lukla, from where you will board a plane to come back to Kathmandu.

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha (1660m.) via Lamosangu (750m.) and Charikot (1980m.) by bus

Day 2
Day 2

Drive from Dolakha to Shigati (950m.) via Piguti (920m.) which takes about three and half hours. The trails pass through gravel road crossing the different villages of mixed community. You have to cross the several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhodendron and other natural vegetation.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) and it takes about seven hours. You trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You pass through rice terraced. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed community. Several times, you cross the jungles covered by orchid, few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Now you cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided by people of mixed culture.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) which takes about seven and half hours. The first part of your trails follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) and it takes about seven hours. On the route you come across the Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek you will now come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic 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.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) which takes about seven and half hours. The trek now ascends uphill 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 Beding which is a big Sherpa village.

Day 7
Day 7

Rest day at Beding for acclimatization. You can hike in and around for acclimatization and have panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker, Tibetan mountains of the Tibetan boarder.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) and it takes about four hours. This day you can explore the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties.

Day 9
Day 9

Rest Day at Na for preparation for Ramdung Go (5930m.). You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet. You will be on a Yalung Glacier camp today.

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Na (4180m.) to Yalung Glacier (4750m.) which takes about six and half hours. The trek ascends high glacier walk with the land enriched with white ice all over with crampon and ice sacks. You will be staying overnight in the Yalung Glacier high camp.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Yalung Glacier to Ramdung Base Camp (5150m) and it takes about six hours. You trek uphill until you reach Yalung Danda and then you trek steep ascent path to Base Camp. The trail you pass through is of rocky glacier. . You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet.

Day 12
Day 12

Climb Ramdung peak and back to Yalung Glacier (4750m) which takes about nine hours. At summit you can have panoramic views of Gauri Shankar, Menlung, Yalung, Pigphero go shar peak, Numbur Himal, Yalung peak and the mountains of Tibet.

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Yalung Glacier to Na. The trial descends down back to Na; you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment.

Day 14
Day 14

Rest in Na. You will be preparing for the trek to Tso Rolpa Lake side.

Day 15
Day 15

Trek to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.) You will be trekking through the flat and gradually up path. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers.

Day 16
Day 16

Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.) Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial.

Day 17
Day 17

Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.) The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today.

Day 18
Day 18

Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.) to Tashi Cape. You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape. The trial will completely be over the snow straight up and then steep down towards Tashi Cape.

Day 19
Day 19

Trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo (4350m.) Today you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo.

Day 20
Day 20

Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek don to Thame. This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment.

Day 21
Day 21

Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous passing by several villages and numerous teashops; the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.

Day 22
Day 22

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m.) and it takes about 4 hours. The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo.

Day 23
Day 23

Trek from Phakding to Lukla [2800m] and it takes about 3 hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.

Day 24
Day 24

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun-hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flash light
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Personal Climbing Equipment List

  • Seat Harness
  • Jumar
  • Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ice-screw
  • Gaiters
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner
  • Climbing boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Woollen gloves
  • Gloves(gore-tex fabrics)
  • Woollen hat
  • Woollen socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Windproof pant
  • Snow bar
  • Snow goggles(UV factor)
  • Sun cream(UV protection)
  • Headlamp
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Rope
  • Rain gear
  • Ice hammer

You can also hire(rent) all the above-mentioned climbing equipment from here in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will help you go to one of the equipment stores and select the necessary equipment.

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • 5,930 m
  • Peak Climbing
  • Tea House and Camp
  • Nepal
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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