Ramdung peak

Trip Duration

16 days

Trip Grade

Extreme

Highest Altitude

5,930m

Accommodation

Lodge/Tea House

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Group Size

2-12 max

Best Season

Spring/Autumn

Ramdung peak Overview

Ramdung lies at the height of 5930m, in border of Khumbuandupper Rolwaling valley in Eastern side of Nepal.Ramdung peak whichisalso known as Ramdung Go, is a very tough and technical peak toclimb. Trail to this peak offers beautiful view of lush forest, hills, cultural villagesof Sherpa, mesmerizing panorama of Himalayan ranges fromLangtangtoEverest. Mount Gaurishankar, and Menlungtse being the most incredibleone. There are also uncountable attractions in this trek like Tashi LaptsaPass, the hidden valley of Rolwaling, Na village, Yalung La, Yalungglaciersand many others. This peak was first climbed by Bill Murray in1952andsince then Ramdung peak is gaining its popularity for trekking. Ramdungtrek is one of challenging and remote trek which requires proper planningand execution.

This route takes you around 20-21 days if you take proper rest and take days off. The cost entirely depends on a number of days, food and accommodation and transportation.

Highlights of Ramdung peak

  • Ramdung Peak is a mountain in the Rolwaling Himal range in Nepal, located near the border with Tibet. It is a challenging peak to climb, and the climbing route involves crossing a high-altitude pass and navigating through glaciers and snow fields. Here are some highlights of climbing Ramdung Peak:
  • Spectacular views:
  • From the summit of Ramdung Peak, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
  • Off the beaten path:
  • Ramdung Peak is less crowded than some of the more popular climbing destinations in Nepal, making it a great option for those who prefer a more remote and secluded climbing experience.
  • Cultural experiences:
  • The climbing route takes you through traditional Tibetan Buddhist villages, where you can interact with the local Sherpa people and learn about their way of life.
  • High-altitude challenge:
  • At an elevation of 5,925 meters, Ramdung Peak is a challenging climb that requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to altitude.
  • Diverse landscape:
  • The climbing route takes you through a variety of landscapes, including forests, meadows, and glaciers. You will also have the opportunity to visit holy lakes and monasteries along the way.

Trip Map

Best season to visit

The temperature in spring,summer and autumn is quite warmer thanwinter. After the monsoon rain has washed away all the pollutions, youcan see clear atmosphere in spring, (March to May) and September toNovember. December- February is also possible and offers youbeautiful views of Rhododendrons forest and views of mountains. Monsoonseason(July and August) also known as summer receives lot of rainfall andthetrails are slippery and muddy which increases the risk.

Safety/fitness

Ramdung peak trek is certainly among the difficult one, however it depends on which route you take and how long it is. You have towalkandclimb up and down trails for 6-7 hours per day. It is mandatory tohavehigh level of fitness so that you can enjoy your journey without anydifficulties. You need to practice light exercise, running, jogging andbuildyour muscle strength before your journey starts. This place is oneof theremote area of Nepal and the roads are steep and difficult. The maximumheight in this trek is 5930m, which increases the risk of altitudesickness. You have to stay hydrated throughout your journey, eat nutritional food, and check your oxygen level time to time and walk slowly so that youcanadjust with increasing heights. If you ever feel any symptoms of altitudesickness like nausea, increased heart rates, breathing difficultiesetc. youneed to talk to your guide, your friends or anyone near

Other requirements

Insurance– travel insurance is kind of a mandatory thing beforetravelinganywhere. You can always purchase your own travel insurance fromyourtravel agencies. It usually cost around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30days.

You need to give them complete details about the places and altitudesyouwill be reaching because your insurance depends on details youhavegiven earlier.

Nepal visas/passports – foreigners other than Indians need tohavevalidvisas and passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must holdminimum 6 months of visa validity from their date of arrival. They canhavethe Nepalese visa at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport.

Peak climbing Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Payment and cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation:
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip

PRICE
DEPARTURE DATE
TRIP STATUS

Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Persons
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Food and accommodation
Ramdung peak trek is both teahouse and camping trek. You canget fewteahouses which are basically small lodges run by local people. Theyprovide small rooms with twin sharing bed, blankets, and pillows. Youmight have to use common toilets and bathrooms. However, campingisalso done at high altitudes where there is difficulty in finding teahouses. You must always be ready for camping during this trek and carry all thenecessary stuff for camping. Foods- if you are in teahouses you will get limited options for foodlikeDal, Bhat, Lentils and vegetables, Tibetan foods etc. If you are campingthenyou need to prepare all your foods by yourself or if you belong toanytravel agencies they will manage it for you. Drinking water is availableeverywhere you can just fill up your reusable bottle
Transportation
Bus- bus is available from kathmandu to Shigati Via Dolakha whichtakes9-10 hours. You can also go by small jeeps. They are more comfortableand expensive as well. Road transportation is the only way to reach Ramdung peak.
Guides/porters
Being one of the mountain area, trekking all by yourself is quitedifficult. Hiring a guide could help you a lot. They have proper knowledgeof directions, accommodations, camping sites and many more. Guideusuallycharge you around 30-35$ per day. Porters are really important part of this trek. If you are planning on camping trek you need themto carryall your gears and equipment. They charge you around 20-25$ per day.
Permit/fees
Ramdung peak climbing permit is required to climbthispeak. There is actually different price for different seasons. Spring (March-May) - 250$ Autumn (Sep-nov) - 125 Winter (Dec-feb)- 70$ Summer (June-august) - 70 $ For Nepalese Spring ( March- may) - 4000 NRS Autumn (Sep- Nov)- 2000 Winter (Dec-feb) - 1000 Summer (June- august) - 10000 TIMs- this permit card is mandatory to every trekkers trekking toNepal. Itcost 1000 NRS (10$)

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