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Pharchamo Peak Climbing

20 Days

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.

Trip Itinerary

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.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport pickup/drop on arrival/departure
  • Private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and mountain tents for during climbing period
  • Gaurishankar Conservation Area Project (GCAP)
  • Pharchamo peak climbing permit & garbage deposits
  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guide
  • Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Airfare from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Camping and kitchen equipments, (transportation + cargo from Kathmandu to Gongor Khola and Lukla to Kathmandu with staff)
  • Summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and Trekking & Climbing gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment Checklist of Peak climbing

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops

Clothing and Footwear

— Long-sleeved shirts
— T-Shirts
— Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Under garments
— Warm socks
— Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Full)
— Snow Gaiter
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)


— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
— Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

[Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin]


— Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottle one (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

— Quick drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with Liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Personal climbing gears:

— Plastic mountaineering boots
— Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
— Helmet
— Ice Axe
— Crampons
— Ascender/Jumar
— Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
— Screw gate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
— Prusik loop

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Pharchamo Peak Climbing
From $3,700.00
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Trip Facts

  • 19N/20 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,187m/20,299ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • 2 Person

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