Climb Ramdung Go and Parchemo

Nepal, Climbing, 24 days - from $3,980 (land only)

Ramdung and Parchemo, NepalRamdung and Parchemo, Nepal, Climbing holiday

Get off the Beaten Trail

This superb mountain journey from the Rolwalling Valley to the Everest region is no ordinary Nepal trek. Including climbs of two challenging peaks in the 6000-metre zone and the sensational Tesi Lapcha Pass, this is a true adventure in the orginal spirit of Himalayan trekking.

  • A great trekking and climbing holiday in the Himalaya of Nepal
  • Trek across the Tesi Lapcha into the Khumbu
  • Climb two superb alpine climbs in Nepal
  • Trek the remote Rolwaling valley
  • Nepal trekking peaks of Ramdung (5925m) and Parchemo (6187m)

This trekking and climbing holiday offers just about every trekking experience possible in Nepal: forests of juniper and rhododendron, neatly ordered terraced farmland, high and remote alpine valleys filled with glacial lakes, the pristine world of snow and ice above 5000 metres, and the holiday ends in the popular Everest region with its high altitude bars, cafes and hot tubs!. The Rolwaling is a remote valley running west to east just south of the border with Tibet. When compared with the popular Everest and Annapurna regions, this valley offers the opportunity to trek in the home of the Sherpa people in an environment basically unchanged for centuries. There are 2 designated ‘trekking peaks' in this high valley - Ramdung (5925m.) and Parchemo (6187m.), both offering fine viewpoints. Mountain panoramas include the magnificent Gauri Shankar, Menlungste, Everest, Makalu and all of the Khumbu summits. Each of these peaks involves strenuous, but technically easy climbing and only a single ice-axe is required. This is unquestionably one of the finest trekking and climbing holidays in the entire Himalaya.

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Is this holiday for you?

During his trekking and climbing holiday you will encounter a great variety of terrain. The first few days we find ourselves tracing a way through terraced fields and villages, to reach the start of the Rolwaling Valley. From Simigaon we follow narrow tracks through forest and jungle to reach Beding. Above Beding we use yak herders trails to the high summer pastures. Between the basecamp for Ramdung and the high camp, some of the climbing is likely to be on snow, as is the ascent of Ramdung itself. The challenging, 3-day crossing of the Tesi Lapcha (including the one-day ascent of Parchemo) involves some very strenuous trekking over rough glacial moraine, as well as scrambling over rocks and sections of snow and ice. The guides will fix ropes on these sections. With the exception of the optional climb of Yalung Peak above Ramdung Basecamp (which does involve some rock scrambling) no technical climbing is involved. In terms of their technical difficulty, Ramdung and Parchemo would be considered 'easy' Himalayan peaks. However, these ascents, and also the climb up to the Tesi Lapcha are true mountaineering challenges, on account of the altitude and the remote location.

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