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/18,471ft),
Chhugyima Go (6,259m/20,534ft), 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 is an ideal summit for groups wanting
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 Gauri Shankar and Menlungtse.
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 (16,000ft) 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 south-west of the subsidiary
peak onto a saddle at the junction with
the Yalung Glacier (5,650m/18,537ft). From
here it takes is about a 4 hour climb to
the top depending on snow conditions.
The Rolwaling 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, farm houses
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/18,875ft) 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 : Arrive in kathmandu.
Day 02 : Briefing and In Kathmandu,
sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Drive Kathamndu to Charikot.
Day 27 : Fly back Lukla/Kathmandu.
Day 28 : Free day.
Day 29 : Departure day.
A minimum of 2 participants is required.