Ramdung Go and Pharchamo Peak Climbing, 25 Days
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Ramdung Go and Pharchamo Peak Climbing, 25 Days

Days: 25 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)

What’s better than a lifetime of an experience of scaling a majestic peak? The answer is pretty obvious: the experience of mounting two such beauties! Ramdung Go and Pharchamo Peak Climbing will take you to the hidden peak of the Himalayas. Hiding solemnly among numerous higher peaks, these two peaks offer sublime mountaineering experience and mesmerizing views. The trail offers close-up at the culture of the local ethnic communities and also immense solitude in the lap of the mighty mountains themselves. 

This adventurous trek begins with a trek to the Rolwaling Valley. Ramdung Peak is located in isolated Rolwaling Valley, south of the Tashi Lapcha Pass, which borders Khumbu. This peak is rarely climbed, which make it less crowded and perfect for the trekkers who love to trek in the peaceful surrounding. You will first ascend the Ramdung peak, and follow in a spectacular fashion to the summit of Pharchamo. Despite the height, this peak is challenging to climb and need to high camps before summiting.  You will go through small villages, riverbanks, high pastures, and dense forests. You will cross Tashi Lapcha La Pass over the glacial moraine and ascend towards Pharchamo Peak, which will be strenuous and challenging. You will get to see panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), and the mighty Mt. Everest (8,848 m) among a ton of other peaks. You will also see gorgeous glaciers and rivers on this trek. Along with this, you will experience the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the people living in this region. The trail is difficult to follow and you need to be physically fit to go on this trek. The best times to go on this trek are from March to May and September to November.

Be the part of this challenging and adventurous trip with Swiss Family Treks and Expedition. We have been operating in the field of tourism in Nepal for years and have an excellent reputation as a competent agency. We aim to provide an excellent experience to our clients with great transportation and accommodation facilities along with English-speaking guides who are familiar to the regions.


Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, and one of our team representatives will pick you up from there. You are free to spend the day as you wish as there aren’t any scheduled programs. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Trip in Kathmandu Valley 
Today you will visit like as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Stupa with our good experience English Speaking Tour Guide by private car. These sites are also the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites. These sites resemble the art, culture and traditional practices of the inhabitants of primarily Hindu and Buddhist faith. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Singati Bazaar 950m/6-7hours via Dolakha, 
You will drive to Dolakha through Lamosangu and Charikot. Upon reaching Dolakha, you will begin trekking towards Shingati via Piguti. You will go through several villages and cross a stream. You will then walk through the forest and reach Singati Bazaar. The final stages of the trek will be along the Tama Koshi River. Overnight at a tented camp at Dolakha.

Day 04: Trek from Singati Bazaar to Jagat 1150m/6-7hours, 
The trail will be comparatively easier but will be a long one. You will descend down to the riverside and reach a flat land. On the way, you will go through several small villages and forests. Further, you will cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat. Jagat is a small town where you will find people from many ethnic groups. Overnight at a tented camp at Jagat.

Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Simigaon 2036m/7-8hours,
You will begin trekking on a flat path and then ascend and descend through a dense forest. Further, you will cross a few suspension bridges and trek through several small villages. You will see small tea shops and local shops on the way. The trek also goes through rhododendron forests and Sherpa villages along the way. You will then ascend towards the Simigaon. Overnight at a tented camp at Simigaon.

Day 06: Trek from Simigaon to Dongang 2791m/6-7hours, 
You will trek towards Dongang after having the breakfast. You will go through the dense forest and enter the Rolwaling Valley. You will then ascend and reach a forest. Further, you will cross the stream and descend all the way down to the riverside. You will set camp near the bank of Rolwaling River. Overnight at a tented camp at Dongang.

Day 07: Trek from Dongang to Beding 3740m/5-6hours, 
You will begin trekking through the forest valley of lush green alpine vegetation. On the way, you will get to witness amazing views of mountains and the serene surrounding. You will then cross Rolwaling River and trek along the left side of the valley. You will reach Beding, which is a small Sherpa village. You will then trek to the bank of the river where you are going to stay for the night in camp. Overnight at a tented camp at Beding.

Day 08: Exploration Day, 
Today is your rest day at Beding to get acclimatized with the increasing altitude. You will hike to the nearby mountains and explore the area. You will see breath-taking views of glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and lush green forest around you. The stunning views of Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134 m) can also be relished during the trek. Overnight at a tented camp at Beding.

Day 09: Trek from Beding to Na 4180m/5-6hours, 
You will begin trekking easily through a fir forest. The trail is short, and after trekking for a while, the valley broadens, and you will walk on the flat land towards Na Village. Na is a big scattered village that provides plenty of tea houses and camping grounds for trekkers. It is also the oldest settlement in the Rolwaling region. Overnight at a tented camp at Na village.

Day 10: Trek from Na to Camp I (Base Camp) 5000m/5-6hours, 
After having breakfast, you are going to ascend towards the Camp I. The trail will be rocky and you will get to see amazing views around you while trekking to the base camp. Upon reaching the Camp I, you will rest and explore the surrounding area. You can also see the Yalung Glacier from the Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp at Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek from Camp I to High Camp (Ramding La) 5665m/4-5hours, 
You will wake up early and freshen up to trek further to the High Camp. You will ascend gradually to reach High Camp which is situated at an altitude of 5665 meters above the sea level. You will see High Camp covered in the snow and witness stunning views of surrounding mountains from here. Overnight at a tented camp at High Camp.

Day 12: Climb to Summit (Ramdung Go Peak 5925m) and back to Tsho Rolpa Lake 4540m/7-8hours, 
Today, you are going to climb the summit. You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending on the rocky trail covered with snow. You will need to be careful while ascending as the trail is tough and dangerous. Upon reaching the summit, you get the grand spectacle of mountains in the Himalayan trail like Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m), among many others. After spending some time at the top, you will trek back to the Tsho Rolpa Lake. Overnight at a tented camp at Tsho Rolpa.

Day 13: Trek from Tsho Rolpa Lake to Trakarding Glacier 4800m/7-8hours, 
Today, you will wake early in the morning and begin your trek towards Trakarding Glacier. You will walk on the glacier throughout the day enjoying the solitude and calm during the trek. Leaving our camp, you walk on slippery trails and the moraines around the trail can make it a little harsh for you. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 14: Trek from Trakarding glacier to Tashi Lapcha Phedi 5300m/6-7hours, 
You will trek towards Tashi Lapcha Phedi after having breakfast. The trail also includes rock climbing. The trail leads to Noisy Knob initially followed by High Camp. Leaving the Trakarding Glacier, you will gradually get glimpses of Drolambau Glacier before arriving at our destination for the day. Upon reaching Tashi Lapcha Phedi, you will set your camp. Overnight at a tented camp at Tashi Lapcha Phedi.

Day 15: Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phedi to Pharchamo Base Camp 5755m/6-7hours, 
After having breakfast, you will ascend towards Pharchamo Base Camp. Today's trail will be going to exciting and adventurous. You enter the premise of Sagarmatha National Park and cross the Tashi Lapcha La pass at 5755 meters. You will then descend down towards Pharchamo Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp at Pharchamo Base Camp.

Day 16: Summit to Pharchamo Peak 6273m and back to Ngole 5130m/7-8hours, 
Today, you are going to ascend the Pharchamo Peak (6,273 m). You will wake up way early in the morning and begin the climb. You will then set up the crampons and ropes with your guide before ascending towards the summit. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, you will see gorgeous surrounding and vista of colossal snow-laden peaks. After spending some time up there, you will return back to the base camp and trek towards Ngole. Overnight at a tented camp at Ngole.

Day 17: Reserve Day for Climbing due to bad weather, 
This day is especially reserved in cases where we might not be able to summit the Pharchamo peak on the scheduled summit day. The weather can get bad in an instant in these regions so we will climb the peak today. This day is not required if the climb can be made as per the schedule. 

Day 18: Trek from Ngole to Thyangbo 4230m/6-7hours, 
You will begin the trek to Thyangbo after enjoying the beautiful sunrise and having your breakfast. You will descend all the way down to Thyangbo through the rocky trail. The moraines of the Pharchamo Glacier will follow you mid-way through the trail. Upon reaching Thyangbo, you will see a few tea houses and good camping sites. Overnight at a tented camp at Thyangbo.

Day 19: Trek from Thyangbo to Thame 3820m/5-6hours, 
Today's trek will be going to easy and short. The trek begins as you leave your campsite and walk through the widened path through the pasturelands. You will descend down to Thame by passing through small villages and forests. The trail will get rocky in some sections. Beautiful landscapes and the mountains will keep you company throughout the journey today. Overnight at a tented camp at Thame.

Day 20: Trek from Thame to Namche Bazaar 3440m/6-7hours, 
You will ascend towards Sanasa. On the way, you will get to see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), and Kusum Khangkaru (6,367 m) and numerous other peaks. You will go through several villages and steeply descend to cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. From here, the trail becomes rough, and you will ascend and trek further towards Namche Bazaar. Overnight at a tented camp at Namche Bazaar.

Day 21: Rest Day and exploring day, 
Today is your rest day at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is one of the main villages of the Everest region. You will find several lodges, cafes, bookstores, and souvenir shops here. You will get to interact with the locals, and experience their lifestyle, culture, and tradition. You will explore the area and go on the small hike to see the amazing views of snow-capped mountains. Overnight at a tented camp at Namche Bazaar.

Day 22: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2840m/6-7hours, 
Today is your last day of the trek. You will descend all the way down to cross the bridge. You will then reach Monjo and trek towards Phakding. You will take a small break here to have lunch, and after that, you will go through several small villages to reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla, you will rest and explore the nearby areas. Overnight at a tented camp at Lukla.

Day 23: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Refreshment and relax.
After having the delicious breakfast in the surrounding of mountains, you will take a short flight back to the Kathmandu. The flight will present you scenic views of snow-capped mountains and hills. However, the flights to and from Lukla are sometimes delayed or canceled. We have alternatives if such situations do arise on the condition that you bear all the additional charges. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 24: Free Day for Shopping in Kathmandu and stay overnight in Hotel.
Today is your free day in Kathmandu. You can visit the sites you have missed before. There are several other world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley like Changunarayan, and durbar squares in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. You can also visit the local markets and do shopping. Instead, you can opt to relax and rest in your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Final Departure to International Airport.
After having the last breakfast of the trip, you will check-out of the hotel. One of our team representatives will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your home.

Customize Your Peak Climbing: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 4,975
EUR 4.686
SFr 4.990
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Peak Climbing Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights accommodations with breakfast at 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city/sightseeing tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Tented accommodations with 2 persons sharing basis during the trek and climbing.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, porters, their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Camping Equipments (Tents, Kitchen Utensils and Mattresses).
* All transportation by bus/car.
* Rolwaling Valley Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* Rolwaling Valley Restricted Permit.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* 2 Peaks Climbing permit, Garbage deposit.
* Peak Climber’s (Sherpa) equipments charge, insurance and salary.
* First Aid Medical Kit box and necessary emergency equipments.
* Office Service charge.



Our Peak Climbing Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays,political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                       Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Ramdung Go and Pharchamo Peak Climbing, 25 Days


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