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Pharchamo Peak Climbing

  • 23 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 6,187m

Activities: Trekking, Climbing, Cultural Tour

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The popular trekking destination Pharchamo is also known as Parchemuche. It lies to the south of Tasi Lapcha and is a rather uncomplicated snow peak. It is unnamed on the Schneider Rolwaling Himal map, but is given a spot height of 6,187 meters. The Mandala Lamasangu to Everest map calls this peak as Parchoma, which is quite possibly a misspelling. Both Shipton's and Gregory's expedition surveys gave the peak an altitude close to 6,318 meters. Seen from the pass, the mountain is an attractive but undemanding snow peak with a well defined north-by-north west ridge rising from the relatively flat, crevassed glacier astride the Tesi Lapcha.

Pharchamo Peak was first climbed in 1955. The face of the ridge forms a uniform slope broken by crevasses rising from the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the west. Rolwaling valley is the main access to Pharchamo Peak, although this route was closed in 1980s due to the potential dangers to porters crossing the Tashi Lapcha. The only other alternative route is from the Khumbu side via Namche Bazar and Thame. Parchamo Peak has become an adventures climb for trekkers crossing the high Tasi Lapcha (5755m) to Namche Bazaar in the Everest region. This Peak combined with the more demanding Ramdung Go peak combined with the trek over the Tesi Lapcha. We follow the trekking trail to Thame and then Thengpo to Ngole to set up the base camp on the moraines at 5100m elevation only other alternative route is from the Khumbu side via Namche Bazar. As we climb we arrive at another possible campsite but not advisable to set up the camp due to often rock falling. We continue this exciting adventure by climbing northeast of the icefall Tesi Lapcha and arrive just below the rock walls where we fix the high camp on rocky terraces at altitude 5,500m. From here, we achieve the rim of Pacharmo Peak which is raised from the glaciers of Tesi Lapcha Pass. Then we follow the ridge with less difficulty however, at times the crevasses can cause some problems near to the summit.

After a rich Himalayan trekking experience, our Pharchamo Peak trip will end at the Lukla airstrip descending through the traditional trade center Namche Bazaar. We at “Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition” are glade to design your Pharchamo Peak Climbing trip complete with our experienced climbing guides and expert staff for your satisfaction.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Your arrival KTM airport Transfer to hotel.

Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu and trip perpetration day.

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Dolakha (114 km), and trek to Ratomate (1000m).

Day 04:Rotamate trek to Shingati (950m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05:Singati Bazaar trek to Jagat (1150m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06:Jagat trek to Simigaoun (1990m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07:Simigaun trek to Gyalche (2990m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08:Gyalche trek to Beding (3690m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09:Beding Acclimatization day. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10:Beding trek to Na Gaun (4180m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11:Na trek to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12:Tashi Lapcha BC – Tashi Lapcha Pass 5,793m. Rock Cave. Tented Camp.

Day 13:Pharchamo Peak 6,187m. Climbing period. Tented Camp.

Day 14:Pharchamo Peak 6,187m. Summit and back to Rock Cave. Tented Camp.

Day 15:Rock Cave – Thengpo. Tented Camp.

Day 16:Rest day at Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m) overnight at tented camp.

Day 17:Tso Rolpa trek to Tolumbhu Buka (4850m) overnight at tented camp.

Day 18:Tolumbhu trek to Thengpo (4300m) via Tasi Lapcha pass (5755m).

Day 19:Thengpo trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) overnight at tented camp.

Day 20:Namche Bazaar trek to Phakding (2610m) overnight at tented camp.

Day 21:Phakding trek to Lukla (2840m) overnight at tented camp.

Day 22:Lukla Flight to Kathmandu (1350m) overnight at hotel.

Day 23:Drive to Airport for flying your home destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 3Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide and Entrance fee.
  • Entrance fee in Sagarmatha National Park and TIMS Cards.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu by Plane (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • Peak permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.


Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for Trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff. 
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).


Trip Note

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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