Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Ramdung Peak Climbing - 17 days

Ramdung Peak Climbing is one of our favourite climb and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Ramdung Peak Climbing is the popular climbing peaks located on the south of Na in the upper Rolwaling region, Ramdung(5925m) one of the cluster peaks around the Yalung. The peak was firstly explored by the Scottish Himalayan expedition proved to be an ideal summit. The pass gives access to upper Rolwaling from South via Khare Khola. The route is straightforward provides a splendid view of Everest, Gaurishankar, Melungtse, Chobabhamre, and many others. Ramdung Peak Climbing is an excellent opportunity for climbing the Ramdung Peak exploring the less beaten Rolwaling region as well as popular Khumbu region in the same trek. Though Ramdung peak lies in minor elevation as compared to Parchamo Peak, it is a challenging and technical climb. The best season for climbing the Ramdung Peak is Spring and Autumn.

Our 18 days Ramdung Peak Climbing starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Charikot, the district headquarters of Dolakha the district from Kathmandu. We begin our trek passing through the dense Rhododendron, Oaks, high alpine valley, lush forest of pines, Chhetchhet, Simigaon, Dongang, Beding and along with the traditional villages towards Na village. At Na village, we take a day’s rest for acclimatization and continue our trail towards Ramdung Base Camp. Then we continue our climb to the summit. Following the Ramdung glacier, we continue our hike to Yalung Ri Basecamp and another day to Yalung la pass and reach Ramdung High Camp.

The climb is adventurous and challenging. We will have the splendid views of mountains from the Langtang to Everest region. From the summit, we have an excellent view of Everest, Melungtse, Gaurishankar, and other surrounding peaks. After the summit, retrace the same route to Na village or direct Heli flight back to Kathmandu. Alternatively, we can continue our climb to the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass, as per the demand of travelers if they have more time and also can summit the Parchamo but need an extra 8-9days for the summit. Then steep descent down to Lukla passing through Namche Bazaar ends with a scenic flight to Kathmandu.

We always try to keep our guests happy and satisfied, therefore we manage well-behaving friendly human resources, with the best cook, serving tasty foods to our valuable guests. We are waiting for you to join us for such an exciting and unforgettable trip that will be remembered for its breathtaking beauty, stunning.

Highlights

√  Cross the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass with an elevation of 5755m
√  Provide an opportunity for the splendid view of mountain peaks
√  Splendid summit panorama ranges from Langtang to Everest
√  Explore the less beaten Rolwaling region & Khumbu region
√  Splendid views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Mt. Menlungtse
√  Explore the traditional village of Na

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 17 days
Max altitude: 1350m - 5930m
Difficulty: Hard
Accommodation: Teahouse & Campinng
Season: Mar to May & Sep to Nov
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Mountaineering
Starting / Ending: Kathmandu
Transport : Private vehicle & domestic flight
Permits: Gaurishanker Conservation Area Entry Permit, Ramdung Peak Climbing Permits and TIMS Card
Equipment: Trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. )

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Free day at Kathmandu

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tour, rock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Chhetchhet(1377m/4517ft. ), 7-8hr drive

After having breakfast in the hotel at Kathmandu we drive towards Chhetchhet. The scenic drive offers inspiring views of the surrounding natural wonders and the daily activities of the local people. The drive takes around eight hours to reach Chhetchhet which is the starting point of the trek. We follow the smooth road of Araniko Highway, following the drive of Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi River bank side. We drive through the adventurous zigzag and the rugged road takes us to reach Chhetchhet.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Simigaun (2100m/6889ft. ), 6-7hr walk

From Chhetchhet, we climb steps switchback to the lower homes of Simigaon village. We follow the trail that goes over the normal path before ascending and descending through the dense forest filled with rhododendron, oaks and pine trees. The impressive views of Mt. Gauri Shankar, beautiful waterfalls, passing through the agricultural farmlands, charming villages make our day worth full until reach at Simigaun. We will explore the Sherpa culture villages and interaction with the local natives. We will walk towards the campsite on the ridge above the village where a new gompa is built.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Dongang (2850m/9350ft. ), 5-6hr walk

From the gompa, the trail descends through the forest to a small Kharka above the Rolwaling Khola. From here, the trail begins to steep climb through the forest. After reaching the large waterfall, we continue our climb to Gyalche Kharka. Now the trail is easy through the forest and beside a small stream to the spacious campsite Dongang.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Beding (3690m/12106ft. ), 6-7hr walk

The trail is gradient much easier along the south bank of Rolwaling Khola. We walk through dense forest filled with rhododendron and pines trees with the stunning views of Gaurishankar. There are a few small landslides to cross, which makes ideal places to spot birdcatching insects over the river. After crossing the suspension bridge over Themlung Khola, we will see Gaurishankar looming overhead. From the bridge, the trail climbs above. From the top, we will observe the fir trees, snow and ice-covered bulk of Tsoboje peak fill the end valley ahead. Continuing heading on the north bank of the river, the trail passes through the settlement of Nyimare and Ramding where the houses are typical Sherpa, stones walls with wood and stone roofs. Beding is the largest settlements in Rolwaling located in a narrow George sandwiched from the beautiful landscape.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Na Village (4180m/12106ft. ), 3-4hr walk

The trail is relatively short and easy trekking day. The trail climbs an easy gradient from Beding through miniature fir trees along the rocky trail. As the valley becomes broader and flatter, we continue our trek to reach Na Village. Na is scattered village on a broad alluvial fan where there are plenty of tea houses and offers good camping options.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Acclimatization day and hike to Tsho Rolpa

A day at Na village for the acclimatization and hike around the beautiful village, explore various roughly made monasteries as well as great views of Mt. Chobutse 6689m raises above Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake, Ramdung Peak, and other snow-capped peaks. We start our climb to the end of Tsho Rolpa lake for the views of Kang Nachao above Na(4hr return trip). Ahead up the valley beyond Na, the splendid summit of Chobutse rises above the Tsho Rolpa at the confluence of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Trek to Yalung Base Camp, 5-6hr walk

The trek goes towards Yalung Base Camp following Tsho Rolpa lake and then heads south and upwards. The trail is very rocky and zigzags. The trek ascends high glacier enriched with white ice all over with crampons and ice sacks. After a few hours walk, we'll arrive at the campsite where we will be staying.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 10: Trek to Ramdung Base Camp, 4-5hr walk

The route continues steeply on stones slabs to Yalung La Pass before heading on the snow slopes along the rocky glacier will lead us to Ramdung base camp. On the way, we will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and several snow-capped high peaks across the border of Tibet. We will set up our camp and check our health conditions and prepare for the climb to the summit of Ramdung Peak.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 11: Summit and back to Yalung Base Camp

We will begin our climb early morning as strong winds create an obstacle for climbing to the summit of Ramdung Peak. The climb is steeper and gets a chance for the spectacular mountain view of Everest, Gaurishankar, Melungste, Yalang and other surrounding high peaks from the top. Then after the summit, we will head down to Base Camp retracing the same steps.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 12: Trek back to Na (4180m/12106ft. )

Heading back to Na, the path descending along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. We will have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moving back. We will pass through beautiful pasture lands where the yaks graze crossing the Sherpa village with their own specialties.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 13: Trek back to Dongang (2850m/9350ft. ), 6hr walk

Leaving Na, the trail drops towards Beding. The trail is easy and pleasant. The views of peaks slowly disappear from Na. After a couple of hours, we reach Beding. The route through Ramding is easy, passing Sumda shrine down to Thangthing. Crossing the stream and roll down we reach Dongang.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 14: Trek back to Simigaun (2100m/6889ft. )

The path drops to the waterfall bridge, heading straight till the ends of the stream. The major descend is from Surmuche don to Utese. Walking 3hr from Surmuche we reach Simi.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 15: Drive back to Chhetchhet(1377m/4517ft. )

After the descend to Chhetchhet, the dusty road takes over and the connection with the quiet ambiance of upper Rolwaling disappear. From Simi, the trail is pleasant through the village of millet field and Chortens.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 16: Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. )

After having our breakfast in the hotel at Chhetchhet we will drive back to Kathmandu by bus. The drive with the beautiful view of villages, hills, and mountains, dwindling rivers can be seen on the way takes 7hr to reach KTM. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: Dinner in Ktm]
Overnight at hotel

Day 17: Departure

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meal: Breakfast]

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed, ministry of tourism & Nepal Mountaineering Association trained trekking guide & Sherpa Climbing Guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ All necessary porters for the trip, cooks, helpers, sherpa etc with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/Teas/coffees) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Gaurishanker Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members

+ Ramdung Peak Climbing Permit for all members and & Garbage Deposit

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide and climbing rope, snow bars

+ Group climbing equipment, stoves, fuels, supplementary climbing oxygen, mask, regulator, Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

Personal gears:

- Crampons
- Harness
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Tape slings
- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners
- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- Helmet

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Gratuity for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. For further information, visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit a copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to an unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to a health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In many cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be covered in these cases.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
17 days
Season
Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Region
Rolwaling - Nepal
Grade
Medium to Hard
Altitude
5930m
Walking
5-6hr
Accommodation
Tea-house & Camping