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Ramdung Go Peak Climbing Expedition

Easiest but a bit challenging expedition to Ramdung Go Peak Climbing provides you excellent views of marvelous and stunning Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8848m\29028ft.), Gaurishankhar (7134m\23406ft.), Melungtse (7181m\23559ft.), Dorje Lakpa (6966m\22854ft.) and many other peaks with amazing surroundings, forest, and wild habitats. Passing through the remote valley provides you a great chance to explore the local culture of Mongolian people including the famous Sherpas, following their own distinct language, tradition, customs, and beliefs.

Ramdung Go Peak  5925m (19438 fit) climbing is relatively easy and a bit challenging peak to climb with only defector being its location in remote area and altitude gain. You do not need any experience on climbing  but as a climber good physical condition and stamina to cross difficult Himalayan route with fast adaptation to higher altitude aids very much with the expedition. Most of the climbers use Ramdung Peak  as warm-up peak before climbing higher peaks. The two routes to climb this peak are via North Glacier and ridge. Once you reach top of the mountain you get excellent view of Mt. Everest, Gaurishankhar, Melungtse, Dorje Lakpa, Chobabhamre and many other peaks. First ascent was made by Scotthish Himalayan expedition, led by Bill Muray in 1952. And second summit was done by members of Merseyside expedition. Since then, Ramdung Go Peak climbing is followed by numerous adventure seekers.

However, we start our trip from Kathmandu by taking drive to Shigati. Then gradually, we gain altitude as we move from Shigati to Suri Dobhan to Jagat to Simigaun and to Kharka. Along the way, we experience the tranquility of giant mountains, fabulous high alpine valley, lush forest of pines and rhododendrons with the unspoiled and untouched Sherpa villages. After we reach Beding, we take rest there and acclimatize properly before hiking toward Na and Yalung Glacier. We then trek toward Ramdung Base Camp and take rest for upcoming climb. After we successfully summit Ramdung Go Peak than, we trek toward Dorlumbu glacier. We then go through Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) and to Thame. From Thame, we trek to famous trekker’s hub of Everest region – Namchhe. And from Namchhe, it is all the way back to the civilization of Kathmandu after we trek to Lukla for our flight from Namchhe. We organize small get-together celebration on the successful summit of Ramdung Peak Climbing with Sherpa’s, climbing guides and other staffs.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you directly to reserved hotel. A small meeting will be held in the evening to introduce with climbing guides and other staffs. Also, we discuss about the upcoming adventure depending upon your arrival time.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu & trip Preparation

For the day time, you explore historically important monuments and heritages of Nepal while we prepare necessary equipments and gears for your smooth climb. Climbing equipment is inspected by licensed climbing guide and then only after his/her approval we finalize the gears to be equipped. Late in the evening, depending upon the situation, you take basic training of peak climbing.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Shigati (950m) & trek to Suri Dobhan

We leave Kathmandu and drive to northeast toward Friendship Highway which connects with Lhasa. From Lamosangu, we leave Friendship Highway and take another way to Jiri. And we can drive to Shigati through newly constructed roadway. We start our trek to Suri Dobhan for overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 4
Suri Dobhan to Jagat (1440m) 5-6 hrs

First we start our trek along the river and continue on the flat land. We than cross several streams and jungles with different varieties of orchid, rhododendron and vegetation to reach Jagat after crossing suspension bridge to reach Jagat – Jagat houses different ethnicity of people. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 5
Jagat to Simigaun (1990m) 7-8 hrs

As our journey for today, we ascend and descend through thick jungle and cross suspension bridge several times. We pass through several small villages, tea shops and local shops. Finally, we reach Simigaun – Simigaun is a small village with majority of settlers being Buddhists and Hindus. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 6
Simigaon to Kharka (2900m) - 6 hrs

Today, we pass through Sherpa settlements and we can see fascinating vies of Mt. Gaurishankhar above Rolwaling Valley on clear morning. We continue our walk toward Rolwaling Valley from the ridge top at Simigau. The trail is rocky and climbs through wooded ridge and beautiful pine forest with having to descend to the river of Rolwaling before reaching Kharka. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 7
Kharka to Beding (3690m) - 4 hrs

Kharka to Beding trip starts with ascending uphill through different varieties of plants and rhododendron trees. Most of today’s trail passes thought the bank of Rolwaling River. We arrive at the tributary of Gaurishankhar and enjoy fantastic view of Mt. Gaurishankhar. Our trail rises further till we come across flat and easy terrain to finally reach Beding – Sherpa village. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 8
Beding: Acclimatization

After long journey, we take rest in Beding for acclimatization. Sitting idle is not the proper way of acclimatizing according to the experts. So, we remain active throughout the day by hiking nearby hills. You should be ready for breathtaking views of Gaurishankhar and Tibetan mountain. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 9
Beding to Na (4180m) 4-5 hrs

Beding to Na follows interesting trail. You can explore upper slopes of the valley for snow and visit nearby glacier too. The trek goes up along the river bank and it is very open with fresh air and charming sound of the river. As the trek continues, we encounter panoramic views of mountains and come across Sherpa village. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 10
Na to Yalung Glacier (4750m) 6-7 hrs

Our trail for today starts with ascending toward high glacier land and the land enriched with white ice all over the crampon and ice sacks. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 11
Yalung Glacier to Ramdung Base Camp (5150m) 5-6 hrs

We trek uphill till we reach Yalung Danda and then we trek steeply upward to the Base Camp. The trail is rocky glacier and we can get great views of mountains like Gauri Shankhar, Menlung, Yalung and different mountains of Tibet. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 12
Base Camp to Ramdung High Camp (5-6 hrs)

Day 13
Summit Ramdung Go peak (5925m) back to Base camp

We have to summit Ramdung Go Peak before the dawn because after the dawn the wind is very fast. The summit is quite steep but the reward of all the hard work is unimaginable. Once you are at the top of Ramdung Go Peak, you will get to experience one of the world’s most spectacular mountain views. After enjoying there for a while, we trek down to Base Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 14
Reserve Day

Reservation day is counted as necessary day of itinerary because sometimes the weather betrays us and we have to take a day off. Also, some team members may get serious illness and we make use of reserve day to get him/her well. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need reserve day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 15
Ramdung Base camp to Dorlumbu Glacier

From Ramdung Base Camp, we trek directly to Dorlumbu. And along the way, we enjoy some of the impressive views of mountains. Most of the return back journey is same but, we get to relive the memory and get different perspective of the place. The trek passes through some uphill rock and glacier moraines. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 16
Trek to Tashi Lapcha Pass Base Camp - 5 hrs

Day 17
Trek to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) & to Thengpo (4370m) 7-8 hrs

This is the longest trek of our trip. We climb the top of the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) – the highest point of Rolwaling Khumbu Trek. We enjoy the fantastic views of Khumbu region peaks such as Everst, Makalu and many others. From there, we descend to Thengpo. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 18
Thengpo to Thame (3820m) – 5 hrs

Our walk for today is easy as compared to previous treks. We gradually descend toward Thame Village – this village house old & interesting Monastery at its upper end. From here, you get nice view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 19
Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 5 hrs

Our trail for today gently descends at first and then we trek steeply to a bride that sits righ above the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga. We pass several villages and number of teashops, ascending steeply to Sanasa; we reach to the village of Local Sherpa where people sell Tibetan goods. This way, we head to Namchhe Bazaar after some ups and downs through forests. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 20
Rest day at Namche Bazaar

Resting is not meant for adventurers like us. So, we take short hike to museum which is popular for showcasing the traditional customs of Sherpa people. We also hike to Syangboche airport near the Everest Hotel. The scenery from here is stunning and specially famous for sunrise and sunset view over the Khumbu peaks. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 21
Namche Bazzar to Phakding to Lukla: 6 - 7 hrs

We pass though popular Hillary suspension bridge and Sherpa villages. This is also the last day of our trek and last day to stay close with the mountains. We first trek to Phakding and then to Lukla – Lukla is popular hub for Everest region trekkers with great mountain views in the distance and colorful houses. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 22
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu – 35 minutes

We take early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We proceed toward the city life – for some of you city life will be heaven and some of you will miss all the mountains. Either way, we are all happy for completing our adventurous journey. We organize small gathering to celebrate in the evening. Meals included: Breakfast, and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company

Day 23
Farewell & Departure

The journey to the mountains of Nepal comes to an end. You can visit another mountain next time. For now, have a safe journey to your home. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Cost included

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
  • Accommodation on tented camp
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
  • Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
  • Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Insurance of all staff including porters
  • Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
  • 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes

Cost excluded

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 5925 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy to moderate
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • September- December and March - May