Climb one of the least climbed 6000m peaks in the Rolwaling/Everest region of Nepal
Pharchamo Peak (6,187m) exists to the south of Tashi Lapcha Pass which links the Rolwaling region to the Everest Region. Rolwaling region has stayed far from modernism where time has stood still in the ancient period. Our climbing route progresses to the northeast of the icefall from Tashi Lapcha Pass and the Base Camp of Pharchamo is at Tashiphuk. This is one of the least crowded peaks to climb in Nepal. Climbing Pharchamo is a rewarding experience that offers breathtaking scenes of Gaurishankar, Melungtse and several other peaks. The well-defined ridge stretches above Drolambu Glacier to the summit. Traversing Tashi Lapcha Pass, visit to Tsho Rolpa Lake, exploring remote Rolwaling Valley and observing the diverse flora and fauna and rich cultural diversity of Rolwaling Valley and Khumbu Valley are highlights of Pharchamo Peak Climb.
Our trip will begin following a classic trek through the Rolwaling Valley. We will spend a week in the Rolwaling region trekking and acclimatizing before heading up the pass, Tashi Laptcha that connects Rolwaling to the Everest region. The pass is considered challenging due to its high-altitude terrain and never-ending glacier. We will stay three nights above Naa at Tashi Laptcha pass section and finally get to the base camp of Pharchamo Peak. Early morning we will follow the classic route from the northwest ridge and pass through the crevassed glacier and seracs to the summit. It takes about 4 hrs on average to reach the summit from base camp. The top of Phachermo allows 360-degree views of Gaurishankar, Everest, Makalu and other mountains.
The next day we trek to Thame from where the Everest three high passes trek starts. Our journey will soon come to an end as we trek down to Lukla via Namche and Phakding from where we fly out to Kathmandu. At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful with quality of service. We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2: Exploration of Kathmandu and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 3: Drive to Gongor Khola [1,440m/4,726ft], 7-8 hours
Day 4: Trek to Simigaun [2,036m/6,682ft], 3-4 hours
Day 5: Trek to Dhongang [2,800m/9,189ft], 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek to Beding [3,790m/12,437ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Na [4,200m/13,783ft], 4-5 hours
Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]
Day 9: Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]
Day 10: Trek to Chukima [4,560m/14,961ft], 4-5 hours
Day 11: Trek to Tolomban (Zabuwa) [5,410m/17,753ft], 7-8 hours
Day 12: Traverse Tashi Lapcha pass [5,755m/18,882ft] and trek to Tashi Phuk, 8-9 hours
Day 13: Summit Pharchamo [6,187m/20,299ft] and trek to Ngole, 7-8 hours
Day 14: Contingency day for any delays
Day 15: Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft], 5-6 hours
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440m/11,286ft], 3-4 hours
Day 17: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 6-7 hours
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 20: International departure
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Climb guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.