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* Dramatic landscapes, rich Buddhist culture, isolated rolling valleys, traditional villages
* Crossing of thrilling pass, pristine forest, world's heritage 'Sagarmatha National Park'
* Enriched with flora and fauna amidst towering  peaks and breathe-taking views

Introduction:
This is one of the most outstanding and spectacular high alpine valley treks, in the north east of Nepal. The Rolwaling valley is steep sided and covered in thick forests; therefore the climbs are sheer upright. But this is going to be one of the finest watershed crossings ever made in the entire of Himalaya. One of the highlight of the trip is the camp beside Bigu Gompa, which is an unusual and beautifully situated nunnery. Further walking through the summer pasture lands and narrow valleys that opens up into a wide bowl; give us our first taste of open mountain scenery - totally unique and mystical.

The trek leads to the last village of this area Rolwaling at Beding. Adventurous journey continues further east to scale the 5,925 meter Ramdung Peak. The climb is not technically hard, but it is certainly challenging on account of the altitude and the peaks remoteness. Ramdung offers an excellent view of Everest, Melungtse and Gaurishankar and array of other snow peaks.

On leaving the Rolwaling Valley after having climbed the highest point of this adventure, may feel although the trek is only just beginning. Trekking back continue down towards the lower region to Dolakha and Charikot for the drive back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu. 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu. 1/2 Day guided tour.
Day 03: Drive to Barabise approx. 860m.65 km.4-5hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Dolangsa 2,510m. 4/5 hrs walks.
Day 05: Trek to Tingsang-la 3,319m. 4 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Bigu Gomba 2,310m. 4-5 hrs walks.
Day 07: Trek to Chilangka 1,930m.
Day 08: Trek to Gongar Khola 1,430m. 6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Simigaon 2,000m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Dovan 2,850m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Beding 3,690m. 5-6 hrs walks.
Day 12: Trek to Na Gaon 4,180m. Approx. 3-4hrs walks.
Day 13: Trek to Ramdung Base Camp 4,750m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 14: At Ramdung Base Camp preparations for the climb.
Day 15: Trek to High Camp 5,100 m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 16: Climb of Ramdung Peak and return to Base Camp.
Day 17: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 18: Trek to Riverside via Beding 5-6 hours.
Day 19: Trek to Simigaon 4-5 hrs walks.
Day 20: Trek to Jagat 4-5 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Shigati 5 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Ratomate 5 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Dolakha and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 24: Free day at leisure.
Day 25: Transfer to airport for International departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 25 Oct-18 Nov  Available
Day 01:

Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.

  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and will transfer you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek/Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.
   
Day 02:

A day in Kathmandu with ½ Day guided tour.

  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
   
Day 03:

Drive to Barabise approx. 860m.65 km. 4-5hrs journey.

  Morning after breakfast a bus ride from Kathmandu heading towards the Bhote Koshi Valley reaching at Barabise a large village and a bazaar, situated merely 10 km from the Tibetan border, on the only motorable highway that connects to Lhasa, Tibet from Kathmandu. After a short preparation, start the climb up from the bazaar heading to Simle. On the first day of walk is always slow to get started, as the porters and staffs have to sort out their loads and the first days of this adventure is always short walk to the overnight camp. Our trek climbs above from the busy bazaar of Barabise for an hour then coming on the gradual path till we reach to our night camp between the rural village of Simle and Budipa approx. at 1,130m after nearly 3 hours of good walk.
   
Day 04:

Trek to Dolangsa 2,510m. 4 / 5 hrs walks.

  Today’s walk follows the path through number of small farm villages and terraced fields, and small patch of cool forest then gradually climbing and crossing many small streams, until it reaches at Dolangsa, a small village on the bottom of the Tinsang-la pass with a primary school yard for camping. People in this village are of Sherpa tribes and there is a small monastery just above the village.
   
Day 05: 

Trek to Tingsang-La 3,319m.4 hrs.

  Route follows above Dolangsa village, starting with a steep climb passing by the monastery and beyond through prickly-leaved oak woods and rhododendron forest coming to a clearing with a small settlement of cattle herders after two hours of steady walk, from here our walk continues further for another 2 hours to Tinsang La. We can notice there is a remarkable change in the vegetations, as the walk gains altitude every hour or so, and then reaching at the top ridge of Tingsang-la, an excellent views from the Pass looking over towards Gaurishankar and onwards the Tashi Lapcha. After good hard climb to the pass a short descend on the grassy meadow leads to the overnight camp.
   
Day 06: 

Trek to Bigu Gomba. 2,310m. 4-5 hrs walks.

  After an early morning view of the superb scenery, our journey continues with an hour and half descend to the settlement of Ruphtang situated on a small hill top amongst the terraced fields. After a brief stop here, walk follows on the downhill slope path to a small stream. From here nearly two hours of gradual climb will reach to the overnight camp on the large grassy field just few minutes away from the Bigu Gomba premises. From the camp one can see large stupas for a nunnery, each stupa which houses about 30 nuns and the nuns are mostly Sherpa women. Here with ample time for a visit to Bigu Gompa, a fine and interesting monastery set among juniper on a terraced hillside. The building which houses a nunnery was built around 1933.
   
Day 07:

Trek to Chilangka.1,930m. 5-6 hrs.

  From here trek leads to a long descend through the terraced fields towards Sangwa Khola, which later joins the Tamba Khola, coming to the warmer area after a good walk of two hours. The path then gradually climbs after crossing the bridge, the path winds up leading through Lading and continues to Chilangka after 2-3 hours of walks for the overnight camp high above the river. It is a quiet and lovely spot with splendid views across the terraced hillside, and down to Bhote Kosi.
   
Day 08:

Trek to Gongar Khola.1,430m. 6 hrs.

  After Chilangka, route heads east above the Sangwa Khola, crossing several tributary streams the path leads to gradual walk with few ups and downs in between and then coming to Chutara, well decorated with religious paintings. Chautara are interesting structures and are found along trails through out the trek from Bulung village leading to north east along the trail above the Tama Koshi through the village of Yarsa and Warang, walking along seldom used path at first, but after a an hour of good trek the trail becomes something of a highway, on this broad winding road with excellent views of Mt. Gurishanker. Traversing through intensively terraced farm fields, then skirting past the village of Orang and coming through few small ridges and finally route leads to a steep downhill path to the junction of the Gongor Khola and Tama Koshi, and the small settlement of Gongor on the wide valley floor to the overnight camp by the river after a good walk of six hours.
   
Day 09:

Trek to Simigaon.2,000m. 4-5 hrs.

  Leaving Gongar, the trail continues along the west bank of the Tama Koshi, which narrows into a gorge then reaching at Chetchet and its beautiful waterfall. Having descended after an hour or more walks the climate here is once again hot and slightly humid. Shortly afterwards crossing the Tama Kosi river and with a steep climb for an hour to the village of Simgaon, after the steep portion the walk leads to gentle up to the village of Simigaon, where the camp is made beside a Gompa 20 minutes above the main village with more fabulous views of Gaurishanker.
   
Day 10:

Trek to Dovan. 2,850m. 5-6 hrs.

  From Simigaon, route leads towards north east. Beginning the walk on the gradual uphill slope passing through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests and pasture with numerous clearing that are used for summer grazing. In this area the change from lush Tama Koshi to the mountain side of Rolwaling Valley is very distinct. Depending upon the season, if the monsoon flood has washed much of the trail which usually happens sometimes in this case, either taking the high path that climbs steeply towards the ridge of the Sambur Danda, crossing the Daldung la at 3,976m as a safer alternative. Walk continues contouring above the hill side and then descending to the river passing more huts in an area called Gyalche. After reaching the valley floor we cross a small wooden bridge to the camp at Dovan, a small unlikely clearing in the dense forest of the steep valley side.
   
Day 11:

Trek to Beding. 3,690m. 5-6 hrs walks.

  Today, crossing the Rolwaling Khola taking a path leading through the jungles on the northern side, the walk heads to a gradual climb then coming to a clearing passing along little settlements of Nyimare, Ramding and through the farm fields and reaching at Beding for the overnight stop after a good walk of five hours or more with time to visit Beding village. It is the principal Sherpa village in the Rolwaling area, situated in a narrow gorge enlivened somewhat by its well-positioned Gompa, comprising about thirty six houses. There is a Hillary school in Beding.
   
Day 12:

Trek to Na Gaon. 4,180m. Approx. 3-4hrs walks.

  From Beding, onwards you can feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding high mountains. Our trek today will be a short walk of three hours or more along the Rolwaling River, taking easy on this high altitude terrain with its impressive scenery of the surrounding high landscapes and the snow capped peaks. Walk continues slowly in order to acclimatize, just before Na the valley opens out into classic, glaciated in U-shape. On reaching to the overnight camp at Na which is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Beding and beyond, it is a summer yersa (grazing pasture) and potatoes are grown. There is a roughly built monastery here. Our camp is made on this grassy field with time to relax and marvel the surrounding beauty. Ahead, up the valley beyond Na, the majestic summit of Chobutse 6,689m rises above the Tsho Rolpa at the confluence of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers.
   
Day 13:

Trek to Ramdung Base Camp.

  Ramdung peak situated south of Na in the upper Rolwaling, Ramdung, also called Ramdung-Gho on the Schneider map, is one of a cluster of peaks around the Yalung La (5,310m / 17,421ft), a pass giving access to the upper Rolwaling from the south, via the Khare Khola. Although the peak is not high the approach from Na covers a good distance, making two high camps for the climb. From Na the route cross to the south bank of the river and follow it east to where the trail near Kyiduk climbs south toward the Yalung La. Suitable campsite can be found around at 4,900 meters (16,000ft).
   
Day 14-15:

At Ramdung Base Camp.

  From this Base Camp, Yalung Ri, a view point north-west of the pass, is easily climbable by its eastern glacier and attractive snow ridge. This will be an important acclamatsation day for the climb and going through Tashi Labtsa Pass.
   
Day 16:

Trek to High Camp 5,500m.

  From this camp our route climb towards the pass gaining the snow and broad glacier slopes east of the pass. Our overnight high camp will be pitched here before the glacier at about 5,500m / 18,000ft).
   
Day 17:

Climb of Ramdung Peak and return to Base Camp.

  Early morning climb to the slopes of the Ramdung Glacier south-west of the subsidiary peak at 5,766m / 18,917ft and gaining the saddle at its head at its junction with the Yalung Glacier 5,650m / 18,537ft. From this saddle turning right, and climbing gradually, at first southwards, to the foot of the summit block of Ramdung, which is climbed more steeply to the summit. This takes about more than four hours, depending on snow conditions, from our high camp. After a great memorable moment here at the top of the Ramdung summit. Descend by the same route towards the Base Camp.
   
Day 18:

Trek to Riverside 5-6 hrs.

  Retrace the journey back on the downhill slope most of the way to the Riverside for the overnight camp.
   
Day 19:

Trek to Simigaon.5 hrs.

  We retrace the journey back on the downhill slope most of the way with few uphill climb to Simigaon for the overnight camp.
   
Day 20:

Trek to Jagat. Approx 1,150m.4-5 hrs.

  From Simigaon, trek leads downhill for an hour or more to the bridge, from the bridge it is on the same trail for few hours on the gradual winding path, our route from near Gongor Khola diverts on the straight forward trail towards south following the River Tama Koshi all the way to camp at a farm village at Jagat. At Jagat we will have time for a walk and to refresh on the cool river near campsite.
   
Day 21:

Trek to Shigati 950m. 5 hrs. 

  The walk today is on the gradual path, passing through numerous rural villages and farm fields; the trek follows a gentle trail most of the way with few ups and downs.
   
Day 22:  Trek to Ratomate 900m.5 hrs.
  From here on the warm region of the lower Rolwaling valley, the walk leads on the gentle gradual path most of the way passing through several farm villages and country bazaar, then reaching at Ratomate by the river side for the overnight camp.
   
Day 23:

Trek to Dolkha 1,560m & drive to Kathmandu 5 hrs journey.

  Morning leads on the up hill trail most of the way on the thin patch forested area of pines and oaks and sal trees, the trek reaches at Dolakha after 2-3 hours of good walk, Dolakha the headquarter town of the Dolakha district area, from here the drive of 4-5 hours brings you back to Kathmandu.
   
Day 24:

Free day at leisure.

  A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.
   
Day 25:

Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our office staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Transportation Kathmandu / Barabise and Dolakha / Kathmandu by non AC private vehicle.
 5.  Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
 6.  Applicable Climbing Permit & Conservation Fees.
 7.  Service of Climbing Sherpa/s assisting in fixing ropes, setting up camps with their equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
 8.  Group Climbing equipment – Climbing Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bars.
 9.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  All sorts of personal climbing equipment.
 8.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 9.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 10. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Ramdung Go
  • Trip Duration : 25 Days
  • Trip Grade : Adventurous
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Climbing Trips
  • Highest Altitude : 5925 m
  • Month : Apr-May, Oct-Dec

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