Situated south of Na in the upper Rolwaling area, Ramdung, also called Ramdung Go, is one of a cluster of peaks around the Yalung La (5,310m), a pass giving access to the upper Rolwaling from the south, via the Khare Khola. The peaks in the area were first explored by Scottish Himalayan expedition, led by Bill Murray in 1952, when three of the peaks near the pass, Yalung Ri (5,630m), Chhugyima Go (6,259m), and Ramdung were climbed. In 1955 the peak had its second ascent by members of the Merseyside expedition. Since then Ramdung has been climbed numerous times does an ideal summit for groups want to trek and climb in the still little visited Rolwaling Himal area. Although the mountain, by it normal route of ascent, is straightforward, its virtues lie in its magnificent position and splendid summit panorama that ranges from Langtang to Everest and provides a splendid view of Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar.
The Climb: Northeast Face from the Yalung La
Despite the fact that the peak is not very high the approach from Na covers a good distance and most parties require two high camps for the ascent. Camp 1 is set up around 4,900 meters below the Yalung La. Climbing towards the pass and the snow Camp 2 is placed on the broad glacier slopes east of the pass. Ascend the slopes of the Ramdung Glacier southwest of the subsidiary peak onto a saddle at the junction with the Yalung Glacier (5,650m). From here it takes about 4 and half hour climb to the top depending on snow conditions.
The Rolwalling Trek
The trek through Rolwaling has everything that trekking in the Himalayas has to offer. The trek starts from Lamusangu or Charikot and initially goes through the lower valleys flanked by terraced fields, farmhouses and forested slopes. The Higher valleys of Rolwaling are inhabited by the Sherpa people who cultivate maize, barley, potatoes and graze their yaks herds in the higher valleys below the snow capped peaks. Above the villages of Beding and Na the route comes to the glaciated valleys where lines glacial lakes like Tso Rolpa. After the ascent of Ramdung trekkers can cross the Tesi Lapcha pass (5,755m) to Namche Bazaar on the Everest Base Camp route. From Namche one can take a side trip to Everest Base Camp or trek directly to Lukla and catch a plane for Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive to Chjarikot (1850m), Trek to Biguti (890m)
Day 04: Trek to Surey Dovan (1020m)
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1395m)
Day 06: Trek to Simigaou (2000m)
Day 07: Trek to Kelchey (2990m)
Day 08: Trek to Beding (3693m)
Day 09: Trek to Nagaou (4200m)
Day 10: Day for acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Tso Rolpo (4525m) and Base Camp
Day 12: Climb to High Camp
Day 13: Climb to summit and back to Base Camp
Day 14: Trek to Tolumbhu Buka (4850m)
Day 15: Trek to Thengpo (4300m) via Tasi Lapcha pass (5755m)
Day 16: Trek to Khumjung (3600m)
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 18: Trek to Phakding (2640m)
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to Hotel
Day 21: Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing and return
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 23: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
Alpine Adventure Club Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.
P.O Box: 5934
Kaldhara (5 Minutes walk from Thamel)