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Ramdung (5,925 m) is situated in the remote upper Rolwaling Valley due
south of the village of Na. It is often climbed in combination with Parchermo
(6,187
m) and a crossing into the Khumbu via the infamous Tashi Lapcha
pass (5,760m).
The trek into Rolwaling adds to the attraction of these peaks. It is much less
frequently visited than the Khumbu region and is a secretive valley which
twists and turns, with views restricted by steep forested cliffs, until the valley
opens up to superb Himalayan mountain scenery.
The straightforward normal route up the North East Face of the icy dome of
Ramdung is long and usually requires two camps for proper acclimatisation.
Basecamp is positioned below the Yalung La (5,310 m), and nearby Yalung
Peak (5,650 m) is an ideal acclimatisation climb. A spectacular high camp is
normally located on the glacier below the summit ridge.
The mountain offers a panoramic view of mountain ranges from Langtang to
Everest and a splendid view of the mighty triple topped peak Gauri Shankar
and Menlungtse.
Ramdung
Peak Facts
Permit group: B
Height: 5925 m - 19438 ft
Latitude: 27.81873400
Longitude: 86.43111700
Location: Rolwaling
Duration: 19 Days
Itinerary
Days 1-10:
Drive from Kathmandu to
Dolakha and trek up to the Rolwaling
Valley. Spend a day in Na to acclimatize
and enjoy the mountain scenery.
Ascend to Yalung Ri Base Camp.
Days 11-12:
Ascend to high camp
and summit.
Days 13-19:
Trek across Tashi Lapcha
pass and descend to Thame. Trek to
Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
(5,925
m)