Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Ramdung Pharchamo Peak

24
Days

Trip Facts

Highlights of the Treks

  • Trek to Rolwaling valley less visited are in Nepal.
  • One of th beautiful glacier lake Tsho Rolpa lake.
  • Challenging pass Tashi Labtsa Pass 5300 meters.
  • Climb Ramdung & Pharchemo Peak in one section.

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.

Detail Itinerary

  • 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.

Includes

  • 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.

Excludes

  • 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.

Gear List

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.

Hiking boots
Socks
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Waterproof jacket
Sunhat
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Thermal gloves
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.
Antibacterial handwash
Small towel
Daypack,25/30Litres
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
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.

Faqs

How fit I need to be, is this trip for me?
Should be able to walk or climb on difficult terrain. Loose scree, glacial moraine and icy bits are the tricky terrains that are frequent on a peak climb. Must have experience of being above 5000 meters. A climbing trip can be planned with few acclimatization days above 5000 meters or crossing a 5000 meter pass is recommend before heading for the peak. Should be able to trek for at least 8 hours for three to four straight days on difficult terrain. Should be able to go through long hours without food and water for one day (this is for the worst case scenarios). Should be able to cope up with extreme weathers (extreme cold and wind chill). Should be fit enough to climb and descend 1000 meters within a day. Should be able to use the basic climbing gears.
Do your climbing guides are trained and have climbed Ramdung Peak & Pharchemo Peak before?
YES, all our climbing guides are experience in many trekking peaks 5800 meters to 7000 meters and also have experience up to 8000 meters as well. All our climbing guides are licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association.
How do I know that your company is a legit company?
On the home page of our website, under the section, company profile, all the legal documents are present.
What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed up to a year.
How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not book more than one year ahead because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.
Can I customize trips to make them suite me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not harm your own chances of acclimatization on the trips.
Before a trek: What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.
What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.
How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients’ safety in even the wildest region of the country.
What is the weather and Temperature like in trekking?
Weather in the mountains is infamously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter (Mid December to mid February) will be colder but the days can be quite warm if the sun is out. There will be some snow during the month of December, January, and February. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 15 deg C to -20 deg C low.
Is there any arrangement made for emergency while on trekking Tour?
In case of severe sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers you for both- medical as well as emergency evacuation costs.
On a trek: How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food on lodge/ tea house trek. During climbing period our cook will provide food cooked in our own camp.
I m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain tea house / lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide well take care at the time and on a camping trek our cook will care well for the vegetarian food.
How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.
What is the stander of gears use on camping trek?
We use stander quality of (Camping Gears) like tents, dining tents, mattress, etc on a camping trek, Also we provide proper warm jacket, trouser, shoes for the porters too.
Will I be able to charge my mobile and camera during the trek?
Lately, most of the teahouses on the trekking routes have electricity. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. However, on some teahouses which run on solar power, you would have to pay additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx.), in order to get your gadgets charged.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Now a day’s most of the major village cell phone is work however such a remote place cell phone does not work but land line phone is available. You can use land line Local phone to call to your relatives.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
You can’t use credit card on a trekking unless in a certain luxuries hotel.
Can I use foreign currency in the place I visit in trekking?
Well! You may use foreign currency during the trekking but exchange rate may not meet correct rate as city so we recommended you to take enough Nepali currency from Kathmandu where you can exchange.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Most of the place they have shower heated by gas and some places headed by solar so you can have shower paying extra cost. However in Camping trek our staffs will provide hot water in bucket for wash and shower.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
In every trekking our guide carries first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
Is Visit Himalaya's staff insured?
All our staffs are fully covered by Insurance and high altitude evacuation if necessary.
Do I get refund if trek finished earlier then the schedule?
After conformation your trip we manage our field staff giving them a full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not any refundable.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
We provide 2 in sharing porter for carry your gears in Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, for carry the loads. Our porter carry 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
Yes either you can store same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. More details of Nepal visa please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
Do I need to tip my Trekking staffs?
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs.
What is the best time to Visit Nepal? October to November:-
October to November also referred as the autumn season, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Nepal. Adding to the weather is also the festive season that falls in these months, Tihar, the festival of lights (also known as the festival of the brothers and sisters) being the highlight of the many festivals. The temperature can be hot in the days with clear sky with no rains and can be very pleasant for the views of the mountains.
December to February :-
December to February it is winter in Nepal in these 3 months in Nepal. High altitude trekking can be unbearable because of the freezing cold, with many treks with high passes being close at this time of the year. This could be easily the best time to visit and do some moderate treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek etc if a quiet, peaceful and less people on trails is your priority. The weather remains calm, rainfall is rare during these months and trekking is still very much possible and enjoyable as well.
March to May :-
March to May The spring season falls during this time and is easily the busiest time of the year in some parts, Everest Trekking trail in particular being the busiest region. The days can get really hot, at times temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark but the jungles with blossoming colourful Rhododendrons and other flowers with towering snow capped pinnacles at the background are an absolute delight to watch. March to May, along with October to November are the best months to trek in Nepal.
June to September :-
June to September The worst time to trek in Nepal as heavy rains, floods and landslides are common until mid September. However, places like the Upper Dolpo and upper parts of Mustang are the places to be at this time of the year because of the least rainfall in these areas. Apart from these areas, all other areas are a nuisance to trek during these times because of the rains and the problems like leeches, muddy trails, cancelled flights.

Notes

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.

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