Ramdung Peak climbing offers a panoramic view of Himalayan ranges from Langtang to Everest and also a spectacular view of Gauri Shanker Himal and Melungtse from the Ramdung peak. Ramdung Peak climbing is strenuous and needs a high level of physical fitness and a strong sense of adventure. You may think Ramdung Peak climbing an easy warm up peak, but due to its deep snow and complicated route to the summit made it harder than the expectation since the original route to the summit crosses the Yalung La before following the Ramdung glacier up to the north East Face now has crevassed in its lower section and it looked problematic. Ramdung Peak is one of the clusters of peaks around the Yalung La pass to the upper Rolwaling from the south via the Khare Khola
Ramdung Peak, known as Ramdung Go Peak lies in the upper Rolwaling region. The peak was first explored by Scottish Himalayan expedition led by Bill Murray in 1952, when three peaks near the pass-Yalung RI Peak (5630m), Chhungyma Go Peak (6259m) and Ramdung Peak were climbed. In 1955, Ramdung Peak has had its second ascent by Merseyside expedition team. Since then Ramdung has been climbed numerous times is an ideal summit for groups wanting to trek and climb in the hill still visited Rolwaling Himal area. Although the peak climbing by it normal route of ascent is straightforward.
Check Ramdung Peak climbing itinerary below and talk to our climbing guide and leader for the best climbing deal, customized climbing itinerary and more information about climbing to Ramdung peak like climbing gear, equipment and preparation for climbing Ramdung Peak. We are happy to meet you with all climbing information and cost offer.
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu.
You are welcomed and received by us at Kathmandu airport on arrival to Nepal and transfer to hotel. Spend free day on your own and trip meeting and briefing in the evening.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Prepare for permits & shopping. You can also make sightseeing tour in Kathmandu visiting temples and monuments.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Dolakha by bus.
We drive on the Friendship Highway to Lamosangu and from there follow the Jiri road as far as Charikot and the neighboring village of Dolakha, where we camp. It is 5 to 6 hour drive.
Day 4: Trek to Sigati (920m, 4/5 hours trek).
We trek steeply down through villages towards the river, and then follow a trail which rises and falls through farmland, crossing a number of tributaries to reach Singati (950m / 3115ft).
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,030m, 5 hrs).
We cross a major tributary as we leave Singati, then follow the Bhote Kosi River, with glimpses of Gauri Shankar to the north. A great day trekking to Jagat, beside the river.
Day 6: Trek to Simigaun (1,990m, 5 hrs).
The gorge narrows as we approach the beautiful waterfall at Chetchet. Shortly afterwards we cross the Bhote Kosi to begin the steep climb up to the village of Simigaon (1996m).
Day 7: Trek to Dovan (2,900m, 6 hrs).
Following a ridge above the town, we drop down on its north side, traversing the Rolwaling Gorge and trekking through dense forest to reach our camp in a clearing at Douan (2850m).
Day 8: Trek to Beding (3,690m, 4 hrs).
We cross the Rolwaling River and trek on through the villages of Nyimare and Ramding to the main village in this valley, Beding (3694m). We camp by the school above the village.
Day 9: Rest day at Beding
Rest at Beding for better acclimatization with a chance to visit the local monastery and meet the resident monks.
Day 10: Trek to Na (4,180m, 5 hrs).
We make the slow trek up to the summer grazing area of Na Gaon (4183m). We camp by a large boulder which marks the beginning of the southern route to the Yalung La.
Day 11: Rest day at Na.
Acclimatize at Na Gaon. There is the option for those who are acclimatizing well to walk up to the glacial lake of Tsho Rolpa.
Day 12: Trek to Ramdung Base Camp (5,550m, 7 hrs)
Heading south, we climb out of the upper Rolwaling Valley, gradually ascending to Ramdung Base camp at 5040 metre.
Day 13: Rest / Exploration Day
Acclimatize day. We will walk up to a viewpoint, where we can check out the route to our high camp on Ramdung. We spend a second night at base camp.
Day 14: Trek to Ramdung High Camp
This is a snow skills training day. We have the option to make an ascent of nearby Yalung Peak (5650m).
Day 15: Climb Ramdung (5,925m) and return to the Base Camp.
Today, we trek up onto the Ramdung Glacier and establish a high camp at around 5350 metre.
Day 16: Climb Ramdung (5,925m) and return to the Base Camp.
Roping up as we leave camp, we make an early start for the long ascent to the summit of Ramdung. After admiring the views, we descend all the way to base camp.
Day 18: Trek to Drolambu Ice Fall (4800m, 4/5 hours trek)
Trek to the foot of the Drolambu Icefall which lies beneath the Tesi Lapcha pass. Camp is at around 4800 metre.
Day 19: Trek to Pachermo Peak after Tesi Lapcha Pass.
We climb to top of the Tesi Lapcha and gain our first views of the Khumbu region. We camp just after the pass at an altitude of 5700 metre.
Day 20: Climb/Summit to Parchemo Peak and trek down to Tengpo.
We make the short and direct climb to Parchemo summit, where the views include Mount Everest. We then descend to a camp at Tengpo in the upper Thame valley.
Day 21: Trek to Thame
Good trails and an easy morning trekking take us to the important Sherpa settlement of Thame. Afternoon free to explore.
Day 22: Trek to Namche bazzar (3500m, 5 hours trek)
Trek down to Namche Bazaar, an easy trekking day. Here we check into a lodge and have some time to look around the thriving Sherpa capital.
Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2800m, 7 hours trek)
A long day, largely downhill, as we follow the Everest Trail from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. Again, we use a lodge in Lukla.
Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu.
We fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, where we transfer to the group hotel. The afternoon is free for sightseeing and shopping.
Day 25: In Kathmandu
Spend free day in Kathmandu for sightseeing or shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 26: Kathmandu Airport
Final departure transfers to airport to get flight back to home.