Pharchamo peak climbing (6273m) lies south of the Tashi Lapcha and, when seen from the pass the mountain is really attractive. It is a straightforward snow peak first climbed in 1955 along a well-defined north-by-northwest ridge rising from relatively flat, but crevasses, the glacier that is still the main route to the summit. The Rolwaling valley is the main access to Pharchamo. You climb northeast of the ice fall of Tashi Lapcha, setting up a high camp just below rock walls at 5,500m. From this camp you gain the ridge of Pharchamo, following it without much difficulty - but watching for crevasses that can cause problems near the summit. The approach trek to Pharchamo in the Rolwaling Himal leads through a region that has remained untouched by western civilization and groups of trekkers are not often seen, even in the peak trekking seasons. The scenery is outstanding, the route leads along beautiful river valleys before emerging into the high alpine country and there are excellent views of Gaurisankar, Melungtse, and many other great peaks. Crossing the Tashi Laptcha pass is an adventurous job.
The peak, which lies due south of the Tesi Lapcha, is unnamed on the Schneider Rolwaling Himal map but is given a spot height of 6273 meters. Seen from the pass the mountain is an attractive but straightforward snow peak with a well-defined north by a north west ridge rising from the relatively flat, crevasses glacier astride the Tesi Lapcha. To the west of the ridge, the face forms a uniform snow slope broken by crevasses and small Sera rising from the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glacier.
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Normally, you need to be trained for rock climbing a day course before starting your trek, so you will be taken to a natural rock climbing spot Balaju which is a 3 Km drive from Thamel. We will offer excellent opportunities to learn how to use climbing equipment like; rope, harness, Ice axe, and crampons while maintaining your physical fitness. Alternatively, we will start half day sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Places in Kathmandu. Some of these places are considered World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After coming back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek guide and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. The rest of the time you could use it for travelling around the Thamel and shopping for needed equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Drive Kathmandu to Dolakha through Lamosangu and Charikot. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
We start the trek today from Dolakha and towards Shigati via Piguet. It takes about four hours. The trail goes through across different villages. You need to cross many streams and jungles on this trail. You come to see many orchids, rhododendrons, and other vegetation. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
Then head towards Jagat and it takes about seven hours from Sigi. You go down to the riverside and flat land. On the way, you come to notice many small villages inhabited by the mixed community. On the trail, we have to cross the jungles several times. We also have to cross the suspension bridge to reach Jagat. It is a small town and people from different cultural backgrounds live here. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
We go to Simigaon from Jagat. It takes almost seven and a half hours. As we proceed forward, we follow the flat path and it ascends and descends through the thick jungle. You cross the suspension bridges several times. You also come across many villages on the trail. Small tea shops and local shops are available on the trail. Then we ascend to Simigaon and this small village is inhabited by Buddhists and Hindus. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
It takes approximately six hours to reach Daldung La from Simigaon. You come across beautiful Sherpa village on the trail. This trail is rich in different species of flora and fauna. After this uphill trek, you follow ascending and descending path. At the same time, you enjoy the splendid view of the surrounding. You witness the Yak Naka, a temporary Yak shed, if it happens in the season. Cheese and butter are produced here. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
Daldung La trek towards Bedding slowly goes up through the different species of plants and rhododendron trees. We trek over the suspension bridge over the deep gorge. It makes the trek more delightful. Finally, we arrive at a big Sherpa village, Bedding. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
Trek towards Na and its four hours trek. You can explore the upper slopes of the valley for snow today. You can also visit the nearby glacier too. The trek goes up along the river bank. This place is very open and it offers fresh air and the charming sound of the river. As the trek proceeds forward, you come across the panoramic view of the mountains. In addition, we also come across the Sherpa village and explore their specialties. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
Today is the rest day for acclimatization. Then the trek further goes towards Ramdung Go. Your spectator the mountains such as Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung, and the mountains of Tibet on the trail, at the end you arrive at Yalung glacier camp today. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
From Na, the trek further goes to Rolpa Lake. The trail goes through the flat path and gradually climbs up. You come across many natural lakes filled with the scary water of glaciers on the trail. The beautiful view of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountain adds more glory to the trek. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
We wake up early in the morning and start our trek towards the Trakarding glacier. We walk past the glaciers throughout the day and explore the beauty of the surrounding. This also enriches your trek. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
From Trakarding glacier, we further trek towards Tashi Lapcha Pedi camp. It is situated at an altitude of 5755m. The trail involves some rock climbing and then we walk gradually on the glaciers. We set up our camp at Tashi Lapcha Pedi camp. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and to Tashi Lapcha high camp through the Tashi Lapcha Pass. The trial will completely be over the snow straight up and then steep down towards high camp. Trek from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha pass is very exciting. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
This day is for making necessary preparation for the summit of Parchamo. Here you will be surrounded by the views of Parchamo, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Pigphera go Shar and many more. (Overnight at Tented Camp on full board basis)
This is a big day, we wake up at 2.30 am around and after breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit. From the high camp, a well-acclimatized party will take 4 - 5 hours to the central summit of Parchamo peak. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of the many mountains. You then retrace your steps to Pharchamo base camp (Overnight at tented camp on a full board basis)
Trekking from Pharchamo base camp to Ngole takes about 5 to 6 hrs through. The trail goes down towards the Thame. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
We woke up at dawn this morning. Then we start trekking to Thame. The trail ascends and follows the easy trek afterwards. You enjoy the beauty of the surrounding environment. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
As we go further from Thame to Namche Bazaar, the trail ascends for an hour up to Sanasa which is at an altitude of 3550m. At this point, you get your first glimpse of the peaks of the Khumbu region such as Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. After passing several villages and numerous teashops, the trail further descends steeply towards the bridge over the Dudhkoshi River at Phunki Tenga. You feel very exhausted due to the rough path; the trek still offers numerous other attractions such as the chirping sound of the birds and scenic mountain views. This makes your trek more exciting. You come to notice several villages and teashops on the trail. The trail ascends and you arrive at Sanasa where you find local people selling Tibetan goods. The way further goes to Namche bazaar and this path involves lots of ups and downs. While walking on the trail, the thick forest, scenery, and mountain views arrest your attention right away. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
After a long walk, today we'll have a long and last day trek back to Lukla, Firstly we descend the long way before crossing the bridge and further walk to Monju and ten Phakding for lunch. We trek back enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. After a long walk of 7-8 hrs, we arrive in Lukla and you'll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebration dinner with your crew member for a memorable trip. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
If the weather is good, early in the morning you fly back to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After 30 min you will arrive at the domestic airport in Kathmandu. We will send a private Car/van/bus to pick up you at the hotel then you can rest and relax throughout the day in the hotel if you don't have any necessary things to do. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)a
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staff for successful completion of the Parchamo peak (Overnight at a deluxe hotel on a BB basis)
Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be cancelled for one, two, or more days due to bad weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Therefore, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We do our extreme to avoid such delays and fix you on the next flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize Heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla)
Note:- The cost includes and excludes section may give you a better idea of how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested travelers and the departure date we would get back to you with the actual cost for the trip.
The following is a list of equipment, clothing, and accessories that we recommend for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your personal preferences for equipment and clothing which may be equally as suitable.
If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
The best time to climb the Pharchanmo peak is the Autumn and Spring season. These seasons have the very picture-perfect climate for Island peak climbing. The climate is steady with clear visibility of the views. This climbing is possible during the Winter and Monsoon time as well.
Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in a 2-bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek and 2-night tented camp during the peak climbing, Hot Shower, and standard clean room with attached bathroom, Free Wi-Fi, Battery charge available on the trek
The main culture you can see and experience during your trek and climbing is Gurung, Tamang, and Magar.
Government-issued License holder Climbing Guide. Highly experienced guides with English speaking skills. 1 guide for 6 travelers (can be more upon your request) 1 porter for 2 trekkers who can carry up to 20kg (number of porters can be more upon your request) The guide can be available for the specified language.
Altitude sickness (also known as acute mountain sickness) is an unfavorable health condition that strikes our body when we are at a high altitude (above 2500m (about 1.55 mi)). If any symptoms are seen during the trek, firstly we will have a primary treatment to cure the sickness. First, we will walk down to a minimum of 150m (about 492.13 ft) from the location where the symptoms are seen, and walk down again if the symptoms are not improved. Make sure you are drinking enough water. Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Smoking. Eat light food that reaches in calories. Add Ginger and Garlic to your food. Travel to low-altitude if it is possible If the victim is unable to walk down on his/her own, we can hire a horse, or we can request our porter to carry the person. Warm water and ginger juice are also served to cure sickness. If these treatments are unable to cure the patient, rescue can be done by helicopter.
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