Ramdung peak

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.

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.

Packing List

Clothing and Equipment

Travel wallet  Climbing shocks
Backpack  Thermals tops/bottoms
Duffel bag  Synthetic underwear
Trekking boots Synthetic climbing/trekkingpants
Trekking shocks Insulated pants
Light weight sneakers Shell pants(water proof)
Medium weight Gaiters(waterproof) Medium weight long john
Foot powder  Synthetic pile jacket
Down booties  Down jacket
Double insulated climbing boots Shell jacket (light weight

waterproof)

Heavy gaiters  Down parka
Buff neck gaiters Face mask
Fleece gloves Winter/summer hat
Climbing gloves Glacier glasses
Chemical hand warmers andwarmers Dark goggles

 foot 

Climbing pack Double lenth and single lengthsling
Lightweight harness Climbing ascender
Locking/non-locking carabiners Prusik cord
Helmet  Alpine ice axe
Point crampons Figure 8 and Rappel device
Trekking poles Backpack cover


Down sleeping bag Sleeping pads
Batteries  Headlamps
Water bottles  Camera
Thermos  Charger/adapter
Water purification tablets Power banks
Travel towel  Safety kit
Hand sanitizer  Suns cream and lip balm
Altitude sickness medicine Wash kit
Cup, bowl, spoon Trash bags and tissue papers

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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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