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Ralam Dhura Pass (strenuous) - 5580 -
A passage in the Panchchuli Range between Chaudhara (6510m) and Sui
Tilla (6373m), from the Lassar Yankti Valley to Gauri Ganga Valley.
From Pokhang (see above) in the Lassar Yankti, the route crosses two
passes and negotiates three glaciers to reach Ralam village on the
Ralam Gad, a tributary of the Gauri Ganga. At pokhang (3430m) ascend
alogside the Ralam Yangti stream steeply though thorny shrubs and
scree, past Ramta Dangsu to Gunda Dangsu (4200m), 4.5km from Pokhang
and on the left side of Nipchikang Glacier. Ascend steeply right of
the glacier for 3.5km, then Tren left (SW) cross it and climb over
snow/ice steps to Ralam Dhura (pass) Nipchikang Glacier is notorious
for hidden crevasses and great care must be taken on the ascent to the
On the other side descend steep snow on the
Yankchar Glacer, slanting WNW; after 5km on ice and snow, cross the glacier
diagonally and climb steeply over the left enclosing ridge to reach Yankchar
Dhura (4700m), exiting up a narrow, avalanche-prone gully between high rock
walls. Descend steeply NW to the Shyangalpa Glacier, and work NW along the left
side of the glacier to Shangalpa camp ground (3750m), near the glacie snout.
Continue down for 5km to Ralam Village (3400m) on the right bank of Ralam Gad.
Gauri Ganga, on the main Munsiari-Milam Glacier route, Munsiari road head can be
reached fro here in a day.
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