Leading to a great adventure with full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest, amazing landscapes and high mountains, trekking around beautiful Rolwaling valley, climb of hidden Ramdung-go peaks and towards Kumbu around Everest area, visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs, are the main attraction and highlights of this adventure with warm hospitality of the highlanders The Sherpa of Himalaya”
Ramdung-Go Peak Climb & Tashi Labtsa la pass on of the challenging trekking and climbing in Nepal, however the sceneary and views of high himalaya is picturesque. Rolwaling valley for the classic and splendid Ramdung-Go Peak climb at 5,930 meters high located southern east of Rolwaling valley which is one of hidden peaks of Himalaya, on the least trekked and climbed area, and this awesome adventure continues towards the high Tashi Labtsa-la pass at 5,755 meters high to reach famous and popular trekkers paradise in Namche Bazaar, home of many famous Sherpa climbers and then leading towards Lukla town for a scenic and super flight back to Kathmandu.
Ramdung-Go Peak Climb & Tashi Labtsa la pass, where you can marvel the scenery of Mt. Gaurishanker (7,145 m-23,441 ft), Melung Tse / Jobo Garee peak (7,181m-23,560 ft), Ramdung-Go Peak (5,930m-19,455 ft), Chukyima go (6,259m-20,535 ft), Tabayabyum (5,558 m-18,235 ft), Yalung ri (5,630 m-18,471 ft), Parchamo Peak (6,187 m-20,299 ft) Amadablam ( 6,812 m / 22,349ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22,250 ft) Tharmarsarku (6,623 m / 21,729 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m /19,721 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m /20,909 ft ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks that surrounds you on this trek and climb.
Trexmount Ventures adventure to Ramdung-Go Peak Climb & Tashi Labtsa la pass starts with an interesting driving journey on Kathmandu / Lhasa highway and then drive leads towards North East at scenic hill town of Charikot, as the journey continues to starting point of this adventure by the river Tama Kosi (river) in the warm rice growing area.
Journey then leads to cooler alpine region passing the first Sherpa village of Simigaon, walk leads through enchanting forested area full of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal), pines, magnolia trees to reach Beding village at
3,693 meters high, start of beautiful Rolwaling valley, offering super views of snow capped peaks of Jugal range of central Himalaya here exploring this cultural, traditional Beding village and monastery. After a great rest with acclimatization day, trekking further to an end of the valley to reach at base of Ramdung-Go peak at about 5,100 meters high, with enough time for rest and preparations before the classic climb, our guide will provide enough information on safety measures and of the climbing routes, technique, skills required for the summit bid of Ramdung- Go peak at 5,930 meters high.
Randung -Go Peak climb PD grading from French and Swiss Alpine system which is widely used world over, this grade describes as straight forward climb with some technical difficulty, long walk and climb on glacier and ice slopes. From the base camp with a successful climb of Ramdung-Go, reaching the main goal and highlight of this trip, another adventure awaits leading towards the high pass of Tashi Labtsa at 5,755 meters high pass, which is quite technical after the high pass with glamorous vista of surrounding high mountains, then heading downhill towards Khumbu / Everest region at Namche Bazaar where the colorful houses, hotels and lodge are in a amphitheatre U shape.
Namche, a famous large village, popular among trekkers located on the trail coming from both ways Lukla and Rolwaling. Namche Bazaar holds busy Saturday market every week, the only place here with ATM, Banks, Post Office, Cyber, with numerous shops, delightful restaurants and bakeries. After a night here with morning free to explore the bazaar with many interesting shops with views of Mt. Everest and majestic Amadablam, this great adventure and pleasant trek ends at Lukla for scenic flight back to Kathmandu, in the hustle bustle of city life, after a wonderful and remarkable adventure with great service of Trexmount Ventures and its friendly staff and expert guides.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.
Morning drive on the scenic Kathmandu-Lhasa highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of Himalaya country side, through many farm villages and busy towns as the drive climb leaving the main Lhasa / Kathmandu highway heading higher towards a nice town of Charikot with grand panorama of central and eastern Himalaya mountain range, after a brief stop for refreshment, drive continues from here on the rough dirt road towards a river valley of Tama Kosi passing many nice looking farm villages and small towns to reach our first overnight camp at Gongar past Jagat village, around here quite tropical warm temperature with fertile rice growing area, located on route Rolwaling valley and on route Tibet. After a pleasant long interesting drive camping by the river, with time for a splash in the chilly river.
From this first night camping site beginning the adventure with a morning trek over a high hill past Tama Koshi, and narrow gorge to reach a farm village of Chetchet overlooking beautiful waterfalls, then walking around cool area, after a climb of few hours walking through rice paddy then on gentle path to reach the first Sherpa village in Simigaon for overnight camp, this small farm area mostly inhabited with Sherpa people growing corns, potatoes, wheat’s, barley and millets, after setting the camp with time to explore the local village and monastery with super views Mt. Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peak.
Waking up with morning views of Jugal mountain range in this nice village, starting our second day walking higher up leading into cool shade of pristine firest of rhododendron, magnolia, pines and frrs with several summer pasture with small huts and shelters of cow and yak herders on reaching a top side of the green hill, then a short descend to reach at Dovan, a small farm settlement as Dovan means confluence of two rivers or streams, overnight camp by the cool fresh streams, with time to refresh in the streams of warm day trekking.
Starting the morning walk to reach at Beding one of the main and last village around Rolwaling valley, as the trek progress on crossing Rolwaling khola (stream) where the path leads uphill into serene cool woodland of firs and rhododendron, as the walk continues coming to a small place at Nyimare and Ramding small settlement of Sheppard, with few stops in between walk leads to a climb leaving the tree lines as the gorge opens into a wide valley reaching at Beding village, a moderate Sherpa village with a monastery and a small primary school built with help of Hillary foundations. Overnight camp on the banks of Rolwaling river just below the village, here with time to relax and admire the scenery of Rolwaling valley and the mountains, towering above Beding village the massive peak Gaurishanker and Melung tse.
An ideal spot for necessary rest day on right elevation of 3,690 meters to acclimatize well before next day adventure towards Ramdung – Go peak climb, morning at leisure visiting the last village of this trip for many days, before reaching Thame and Namche on the other side of Rolwaling valley.
From this nice traditional high Beding village enrich with old Sherpa culture of Buddhist religions which is similar to Tibetans across the border as Gaurishanker and Melung Tse straddles within Nepal / Tibet border. After a last look of Beding village, morning walk slowly heads to a wide exposed valley with outstanding views of snow capped mountains with Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m-23,442 ft and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peaks 7,181 m-23,560 ft, at close distance and towards east looking over Ramdung- Go 5,930 m-19,455 ft, Chukyima go 6,259 m-20,535 ft, Tabayabyum 5,558 m-18,235 ft, and Yalung ri 5,630 m-18,471 ft group of peaks, trek continues for another few hours to reach at Na Gaon one of the last Sheppard’s temporary settlement around this beautiful Rolwaling valley, here for lunch and overnight camp with afternoon at leisure to explore this wonderful valley and Na Gaon sandwiched between high mountains.
Morning walk leads towards southern end of the Rolwaling valley rim around Ramdung-Go and Yalung Ri peaks area, walking on rubble of rocky path where trekkers seldom venture around this hidden place of Rolwaling southern end full of snow capped peaks, after a strong trekking of more than 4 hours reaching at Ramdung-Go base camp close to Yalung Ri, Chukyima-Go and Tabayabyum peaks, finding a suitable nice space for base camp within the glaciers and moraine of these high peaks, afternoon rest and preparation for the climb where our expert guide will brief you regarding the climb and use of equipments where necessary.
A Big Day! Starting very early at the crack of dawn following a faint path and our guide leading towards an ice and glaciers of Ramdung – Go and Chukyima-Go, a steep climb to begin with for the final assault to reach the long ridge line that connect the summit top. The climb is straight forward with few technical section where our guide will help you by fixing ropes on tough areas, after a vigorous climb reaching the top at Ramdung-Go Peak 5,930 meters high summit; catch the super panorama of mountains that encircles this spot, after a great time and successful climb heading down on the same route to base camp or further time permitting.
This day is to allows a spare as contingency / reserve day in case of bad unusual weather situations, if all goes well as per the designated itinerary days our guide will make the decision after informing all, how and where this spare can be used before or after Tashi Labtsa on route Namche and Lukla.
After feeling fine on reaching our goal and highlight of this trip, next adventure will be crossing high over Tashi Labtsa –la pass, walk follows back to Na gaon for overnight camp with complete rest for next day trekking.
From Na Gaon on leaving the last settlement back to wilderness in the harmony of giant mountains, morning walk leads towards north eastern rim of Rolwaling Valley to cross a small stream reaching a small place at Sangma the last summer pasture area of Rolwaling valley. After a short rest crossing over a short wood bridge, then walk leads to a steep climb towards moraine, icy streams and then coming near Tsho Rolpa which is dammed with lot of stone works for precaution that might overflow and flood the villages below around Rolwaling area. This icy lake which is often frozen known as Cho Pokhari also, overnight camp on a sandy level small field on the southern bank of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk overlooking peaks of Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker- Go 6,793 meters.
This area sandwiched and enclosed between high peaks with boulders and rocks to cope on the walk from here onwards to reach the base of Tashi Labtsa, as the walk continues with the sound crackling ice beneath the glacier and moraines, after going through few obstacles section on boulders and ice reaching at the bottom of Tashi Labtsa for another adventure of this trip, overnight camp on available space on rocks of moraine close to bottom of Drolambu great wonderful looking icefalls.
Another Big Day! adventure starts early morning with a tough and long climb unto a glacial area, and then heading to a spur with gradual climb over upper glacier, here onwards ropes needs to be fixed, where our guides will make ledges on ice for all members, staff and porters for safety, as the climb slowly reach to the top ridge of Tashi Labtsa at 5,755 meters pass, which is one of the highest route of trekking in the Himalaya region, the top festooned with old prayer flags and stone piles marking the top. After a great hard climb with short rest to check that everyone is safe, at close distance from the pass lies Parchamo Peak 6,187 meters high and towards north rises Teng Ragi Tau at 6,940 meters, descend towards Khumbu area, sometimes ropes is required for safe descent. After a great adventure crossing over Tashi Labtsa walk gets better on the grassy slopes to reach at Tengpo for overnight stop, a yak summer pasture of Khumbu villagers.
Today, after being in total wilderness in between tall mountains, morning walk leads towards Thame village on the easier downhill trail passing several shelters and herder’s huts, after a good day walk reaching Thame in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge for overnight stop after camping for many nights. Thame a quaint and sleepy village located west of Khumbu / Everest region with an oldest monastery of this area. Home of many famous and legendary climbers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa 1st Everest summiteers in May 29th 1953 and Apa Sherpa who have climbed Everest 20th times.
After a wonderful time at Thame village, morning visit an interesting Thame monastery which is one of the oldest in Khumbu area, from Thame descend towards Bhote Kosi river and then uphill to reach in Thamo, with a small hydro power to support all Khumbu villages, from here into tree lines and rich vegetation leading famed Namche Bazaar, the way to Everest Base Camp and other trekking areas around upper Khumbu. Namche the market centre of Khumbu region, a largest prosperous trading town –village known as capital of Sherpa highlanders with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful market held every Saturday.
In Namche morning free, as the walk to next overnight village is just 3 hrs away on route to Lukla, after a lazy morning afternoon walk heading downhill to the confluence of Dudh Kosi river crossing few long bridges in the shade of tall pines and rhododendron trees, walking on the river bed reaching at Sagarmatha National Park after going through Jorsalle village, here at the park entrance a checking for TIMS, park permits and then a short walk brings in a nice village at Monjo in the comfort of cozy lodge with views of Khumbila the patron god of Khumbu area and Tharmasarku peak.
Today the last of this great adventure and trekking ending at Lukla, the walk leads on the easier path after being on the high hills and valley, reaching Lukla with a last climb for 45 minutes, at Lukla for lunch and last overnight stop, with free afternoon and to organize gratitude and farewell dinner with fellow staff and porters.
At Lukla the flight operates from early morning to Kathmandu, sometimes the flight time can get delayed due to unfavorable and bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small Dornier or Twin Otter plane for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal Trexmount Ventures staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area.
This day reserved day in case of flight delay in Lukla due to unfavorable weather conditions, on this extra free day you can book for sightseeing tour, in our interesting cultural heritage tour around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan this cities full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departure towards your next destination.