Ramdung Peak (5,925 m), also known as the Ramdung Go peak, has become a popular trekking peak in the Rolwaling region. It offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mount Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Chobabhamre, Tibetan Himalayan views. Ramdung Peak 5925m is situated south of Na in the upper Rolwaling region. Ramdung peak climbing is one of a cluster of peaks surrounding the Yalung La which provides access to upper Rolwaling from the south via the Khare Khola. A Scottish expedition team led by Bill Murray first climbed the peak in 1952. Then, in 1955 the Merseyside expedition team ascended the peak. Since then Ramdung has been an ideal peak for those wanting to trek and climb in the least explored Rolwaling Himal area.
The mountain trail is straight forward. From the summit, you can see the stunning and panoramic views from Langtang to Everest. It also provides magnificent views of Menlugtse and Gauri Shankar.
Ramdung peak is not very high. But, the route from Na covers a good distance and it requires two high camps before the summit. The camp 1 is set up at 4900 meters beneath the Yalung La. Climbing towards the pass and the snow camp 2 is placed on the broad glacier slopes east of the pass. We can also climb the slopes of the Ramdung Glacier via southwest of the additional peak onto a saddle at the junction along with the Yalung Glacier (5,650m). From here it takes about 4 and a half hour to climb summit to the top.
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. Then, you will visit ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu, we head northeast on the Friendship Highway which connects Kathmandu with Lhasa. At Lamosangu, we leave the Friendship Highway and take another way to Jiri. Earlier the motorable road used to be only up to Dolakha. But nowadays because of the Tamakoshi hydropower construction works, we can drive up to Shigati. From Shigati we trek to Suri Dobhan for our overnight stay.
Today we along the river, and then continue on the flat land. We cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other vegetation. On the way we cross the suspension bridge and reach Jagat, a small township with people belonging to different ethnic groups.
At first, we follow the normal flat path, then the trail climbs up and down through the jungle. The trail follows the river bank. As the valley narrows, we cross the suspension bridge over the river. A steep climb takes us to the Sherpa village of Simigaon, spread on the terrace of the mountainside. The village is mostly inhabited by Buddhists and there are also a few Hindus.
We pass by a few more Sherpa settlements. On a clear morning the views of Mt Gaurishankar above the Rolwaling Valley is fascinating. From the ridge top at Simigaun, we continue our walking towards the Rolwaling Valley. The trail climbs a rocky, wooded ridge with beautiful pine forests. We again descend to the river of Rolwaling Khola (river).
Our trail ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. We continue our trek along the left bank of the Rolwaling Khola (river). Continuing along the deep river valley, we arriveat a tributary river from Gaurishankar. Here we enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Gaurishankar. The trail rises further until we come across an easy and relatively flat terrain. Finally, we arrive at the Sherpa village of Beding located by the river.
An easy walk along the norther bank of the Rolwaling River begins our today’s trek. We pass across the summer village of Beding, several yaks grazing and people busy in their fields of buckwheat and barley. The crestline formed by the 6000ers such as Chekigo, Bamango, and Konyklemo rise on the immediate left of the village. We arrive at a monastery believed to be a meditative place of the Buddhist Guru Padma Sambhava. Walking along the valley floor, we finally reach the summer village of Na surrounded by potato fields.
Today we walk through spectacular high alpine areas, rhododendron forests with picturesque high passes, traditional and unspoiled rural villages. En route we explore Tso-Rolpa Lake.
Exploration day at Tso-Rolpa Lake! We walk along the valley floor, then ascend the terminal moraine to reach a delightful valley of the south side of the glacier. We visit a large ‘porter cabin’ under a huge overhanging rock.
Today we follow the trail to Yalung RI base camp which is not far from Na village. It is a supporting peak to acclimatize before attempting to summit Ramdung Go peak (5925m). We spend overnight at the Yalung RI base camp.
After leaving Yalung RI base camp we contour around the terminal moraine ahead. We cross the moraine by following cairns, markers and then uphill climb to reach the Glacier Kharka. From here you will enjoy scenic views of the surrounding.
We will depart for summit before dawn. The climb up to summit is quite steep and it takes 6-7 hours. The reward at the summit is one of the world’s most spectacular mountain views you will ever experience. We will then make our way down.
Early morning we trek toward Drolumbau glacier. We walk past the glaciers throughout the day and explore the beauty of the surrounding. The trail ascends through some uphill rock and a gradual walk on the glacier moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs.
Today we continue our trekking and cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). From the pass, the view of Khumbu peaks is magnificent. Some hundred meters downhill we trek under overhanging rock, and overnight at camp in a superb location. Next day morning we will enjoy magnificent sunset views from our camp site.
Today you will be experiencing a bit easy walking; the walk from here will be enjoyable all the way to Thame. A gradual descend brings us to Thame, the first Sherpa village in Everest region since Beding. There is a very old and interesting Monastery at the upper end of the village. 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.
At Thame, the old trade route over the Nangpa-La into Tibet branches North, following the Bhote Koshi, which incidentally is the 2-3 river so named on this trek. The trail descends gently at first and then steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. 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 Bazaar has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. While walking downhill, we enjoy completely different views of terrain, the forests donned with rhododendrons, and we will see in the distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages’ noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smile on their faces!
We will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be transferrd to Hotel. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel.
On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives or explore around Thamel.
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you’ll be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Trek Himalayan will transfer you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
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