Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Ramdung Pharchamo Peak
Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Ramdung Pharchamo Peak is a challenging trek that crosses a demanding Tashi Labtsa and climbs Ramdung and Pharchamo Peak. Rural landscapes, high mountainous terrain, glacial Tso Rolpa Lake and a wonderful sense of isolation can be thoroughly enjoyed on Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Ramdung Pharchamo Peak trek. A high pass (Tashi Labtsa), and two trekking peaks provides plenty of opportunities for 360 degree panoramas. Gauri Sankar (7134 meters), Everest (8848 meters) and Makalu are the prominent peaks in these panoramas. The trek in Rolwaling valley also offers an opportunity to observe the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle. Basically in their own environment that is less influenced by the outsiders compared to their near neighbors from Khumbu.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters) .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Drive to Singati. (950 meters) .
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel and we drive to Dolakha via Charikot. The remaining drive after Charikot is on secondary road all the way up to Singati. The drive will take around 8-9 hours. (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 03: Trek to Jagat. (1440 meters) .
The trek starts following a river, continues on a flat terrain, and passes through several villages. Most of the day is spent passing through a tropical jungle and the day’s trek ends at Jagat, a typical hilly village of Nepal with various ethnical groups. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 04: Trek to Simigaon. (1996 meters) .
Once again, trek continues on a nice flat land in the morning and the starts to undualare through yet another forest. After passing through several suspension bridges and small villages, a final steep climb ends the day trek at Simigaon. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 05: Trek to Daldung La. (2850 meters) .
Slowly but steadily the elevation of the trek rises and leads us further into Rolwaling Valley. More Sherpa Villages appear en route and changes in vegetation also starts to appear along the trail. A climb in the afternoon is followed by a descent that ends at Daldung La. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 06: Trek to Beding. (3694 meters) .
The trek still continues on the ascend mode and follows Rolwaling River depper into the valley. Gauri Sankar (7134 meters), one of the sacred mountains starts to appear with the uphill. The climb turns into an easy terrain near Beding, one of the biggest civilizations of the valley. The day is a bit shorter as the trek enters into the higher elevations. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 07: Acclimatization day .
It is an easy and relaxing day to prepare and acclimatize for the challenging days ahead. (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 08: Trek to Na. (4183 meters) .
The day starts with following Rolwaling River once again and more easy climbs follows. The day is another easier day as the trek quickly ends before noon at Na. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 09: Acclimatization day .
A brief training and practice with climbing gears in the morning is followed by another relaxing afternoon. (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 10: Trek to Ramdung Base Camp. (5040 meters) .
A steep climb throughout the day takes us directly above 5000 meters to Ramdung Basecamp. Unavailability of camps in between and a sudden jump of 1000 meters may be felt at camp in afternoon but the easier and relaxing rest days of previous days helps to acclimatize quickly to the altitude. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 11: Acclimatization day and training day .
A brief trek in the morning leads to Ramdung Glacier and more training follows on the glacier. (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 12: Trek through Ramdung Glacier and to high camp. (5350 meters) .
The trek slowly moves towards high camp and crossed through the Ramdung Glacier. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 13: Summit Ramdung and back to base camp .
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to high camp and return to base camp. (8-9 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 14: Trek to Tsho Rolpa Lake. (4580 meters) .
The trek returns to the main trail and heads towards Tashi Labtsa. The day ends at Tsho Rolpa, one of the many beautiful glacial lakes of the country. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 15: Trek to bottom of Tashi Labtsa. (4800 meters) .
The trek passes through a glacier and gains elevation with each passing hour. Excellent mountain vistas start to open during the trek to the bottom of Tashi Labtsa. (7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 16: Cross Tashi Laptsa and trek below the pass at an altitude of 5300 meters .
An early morning start is followed by a long climb to the top of the pass. Equally steep descent follows as the Khumbu Valley also starts to appear. The trek ends at a camp that would be used as a base camp for the attempt on Pharchamo. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 17: Summit Pharchamo (6187 meters) and trek further down to Thame Valley .
Yet another early start will be followed by a re-climbing of Tashi Labtsa. The trail heads towards the summit of Pharchamo Peak leaving Tashi Labtsa and after summit of Pharchamo Peak (6187 meters). we return back towards our base camp. The trek now gets on the descend mode and will continue down in the valley as low as possible. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 18: Extra Day .
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization. (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 19: Trek to Thame. (3800 meters) .
The descent in the valley continues and only ends at Thame, one of major and oldest settlements of Khumbu Valley. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 20: Trek to Monjo. (2835 meters) .
A drop into the river starts the day and an undulating trail leads into Namche Bazaar, finally connecting the popular Everest trek. On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 21: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters) .
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu .
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 23: Free day at Kathmandu .
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 24: Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
- NOTE: ITINERARY CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE .
Bad weather has been a recurring problem at Lukla in the last few years and caused a lot of trouble with flight cancellations. We would like to strongly suggest you to have some spare days at the end of the trek and also a travel insurance that partially or fully covers the sum of emergency evacuation to catch up the international flights. The problems of bad weather at Lukla and people missing their international flights have been well documented in the last few years.
- Arrivals and departure transport (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 4 nights’ Accommodation (2 in sharing) In Kathmandu 3 * stander Hotel with breakfast,
- Land transport Kathmandu Jagat by Bus/Van/Jeep.
- Domestic Airfare Lukla Kathmandu for Clients and Guide.
- Full camping gear, tent/ dining tent/ Kitchen tent/toilet tent/table/chair/Mattress.
- Climbing gear - rope/snow-var/ice-crew.
- Breakfast/lunch/dinner/including tea coffee serves by our trekking cook.
- alary, insurance, food, accommodation for guide/cook/staffs and porters.
- Sagarmatha national park entry fee and Trekkers information management system (TIMS)
- Rolwaling valley special permit, Ramdung & Parchermo peak climbing permits.
- Experience Climbing Sherpa to lead on Ramding and parchemo peak.
- If necessary Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking pole, we will provide without cost.
- First Aid kit (Medicine kit)
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Sightseeing entry fee.
- personal climbing gear,
- Mineral water, beer, coca cola, personal expenses as like telephone, laundry, bar bills, personal tips, etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Climbing gear you should bring:
01: Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7" use a 60cm tool; 5’7"- 6’1" use a 65cm tool; over 6’1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
02: Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
03: 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
04: Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
05: Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
06: Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
07: 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
08: Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
09: Double plastic climbing boots.
10: Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.