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Parchamo Peak Climbing

Parchamo Peak Climbing

Drolambu Glacier 4880m/16006ft - before Parchamo summit

Overview

Trip Highlights: 

  • Summit Parchamo Peak 6187m/20300ft
  • Crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755m/18876ft
  • Explore both less-beaten Rolwaling & very popular Khumbu region in one trek. 
  • Scenic flight Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip Introduction:
Parchamo Peak 6187m is a forming part of Rolwaling Himal that rises high above the Tesi Lapcha. The peak was first ascended by Dennis Davis and Phil Boultbee in 1955. Parchamo Peak Climbing is an excellent opportunity to explore the less-beaten Rolwaling region as well as the popular Khumbu region with the adventurous and unforgettable peak climbing experience at Parchamo Peak.  

Parchamo Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola - the starting point of the trek. We begin our trek passing through the dense Rhododendron, Oaks and Pines filled forest and along the traditional villages towards Na village. At Na village we take a day's rest for acclimatization before heading further to the higher altitudes. We continue on our trail that heads for the crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass 5755m to reach Tashi Cape. Fully acclimatized and well prepared we head off for climbing the summit with the guidance of experienced climbing experts recommended by Nepal Guide Treks. The climb to the summit includes overcoming several technical sections, snow slopes with crevasses and small seracs making the climb more complicated. Following the footsteps of our experienced experts we ascend to the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with the stunning panoramic views of Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and other surrounding mountains. After achieving the summit, our return journey is made with a steep descent and a pleasant walk all the way down to Lukla passing through Namche Bazaar - the Sherpa Capital. The memorable and adventurous Parchamo Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1,345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel. 
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1,350m/4428ft] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs drive] 
Day 04: Trek to Simigaun [2,000m/6560ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek to Dovan [2,850m/9348ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek to Beding [3,690m/12103ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 07: Trek to Na Village [4,180m/13710ft] [3-4hrs Trek]
Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake [4,560m/14956ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier [4880m/16006ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 11: Trek to Tashi Cape via Tashi Lapcha Pass [5,755m/18876ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Day 12: Rest/Acclimatization day at Tashi Cape
Day 13: Summit Parchamo Peak [6187m/20300ft] and back to Ngole [5110m/16760ft] [9-10 hrs Climb]
Day 14: Trek from Ngole to Thyangbo Kharka [4320m/14169ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 15: Trek from Thyangbo Kharka to Namche Bazaar [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
While your stay in Kathmandu before starting the trip you can find standard to deluxe hotels and resorts for your accommodation which you can choose as per your affordability. During the trekking period (apart from few days in camping accommodations) there are several tea house/lodges available. While we are in Parchamo Peak Base Camp and few other places there we need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals: 
We usually provide every adventure package trips with inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including the package trip of this Parchamo Peak Climbing. Basically, we offer BB plan in Kathmandu that’s why one can choose varieties of meals around in town. We will have dinner and breakfast in the same teahouse/camp where we stay overnight and will be en-route lunch way to next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period; our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. While comparing other peaks with Parchamo Peak, this is medium category in terms of peak climbing – neither too hard nor too easy. The trip also contains an adventurous high mountain pass; Tashi Lapcha at 5755m would be amazing. Sometime, walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Previous trekking experience and knowledge about peak climbing is highly required for this peak climb. 
 
Best Seasons for Parchamo Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Parchamo Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel. 
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.  

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
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Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 03: Drive to Gongar Khola [1350m/4428ft] via Jiri Charikot [7-8 hrs drive] 
Today we will leave Kathmandu and drive towards Gongor Khola. The scenic drive offers inspiring views of the surrounding natural wonders and the daily activities of the local people. The drive takes around eight hours to reach Gongor Khola which is the starting point of the trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek to Simigaun [2000m/6560ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
We start to trek from Gongor Khola, following the trail that goes over the normal path before ascending and descending through the dense forest filled with rhododendron, oaks and pine trees. We will continue to walk along the river bank and then cross the suspension bridge before climbing up a steep uphill that leads to the village of Simigaun that is largely inhabited by Sherpa people.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek to Dovan [2850m/9348ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
From Simigaun, we will follow the trail that passes through additional Sherpa villages. With magnificent views of Gaurishankar just above the Rolwaling Valley, we continue to follow the trail that heads through a beautiful pine forest before making a climb on to a rocky ridge. A gradual descent from the top of the ridge will lead us to Rolwaling Khola and then towards Dovan.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek to Beding [3690m/12103ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Leaving Dovan, we will continue to walk along the bank of Rolwaling Khola. We walk through dense forest filled with rhododendron and pines trees with the stunning views of Gaurishankar. After crossing the suspension bridge we will gently ascend to an open plain area where the Sherpa village of Beding is situated.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek to Na Village [4180m/13710ft] [3-4hrs Trek]
Today we will have a short and easy trekking day. From Beding, we will make an easy gradient through fir trees. As the valley becomes broader and flatter, we continue our trek to reach Na Village. Na is scattered village where there are plenty of tea houses and offers good camping options.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest at Na Village for acclimatization and local hike.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes. Hence, we will take a day rest at Na Village for acclimatization. Besides, Na provides a couple of good day hike options. We can head up the valley to a small kharka and follow the trail to Yalung Peak Base Camp which is five hours return trip. Or, we can climb to the end of Tsho Rolpa lake for the views of Kang Nachago above Na which takes four hours for return trip.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa Lake [4560m/14956ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] 
We start our trek by climbing a decent gradient to a bridge over the Tsho Rolpa outflow. We follow the main trail that ascends an ablation valley to the south. Along the trail, we pass through Chhukyima where there are couple of teashops that are run by locals of Na Village. Continuing on our route, we trek towards the end of the valley and climb a steep uphill for a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding peaks. A gradual decent from there leads us to Kabuk.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek to Drolambu Glacier [4880m/16006ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
We start early today because our trail leads through the crossing of the glacier which is best before the sun gets stronger. We cross the plateau to the further eastern corner above the glacier before descending a loose earth trail towards the southern edge of Trakarding Glacier. From here the trail climbs up to reach the northern side of the glacier. Once on the north side, we follow the trail that leads to the snout of Drolambu Glacier.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek to Tashi Cape via Tashi Lapcha Pass [5755m/18876ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
We make an early start for the crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass. Following the trail that goes over the glacier, we climb a natural ramp that heads for the crossing of the pass. The pass is a rocky ridge often snow covered and icy. We have magnificent views of surrounding peaks from the top of the pass. From the top of the pass the high camp is beneath an overhanging rock-face about 100 m down from the summit.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Rest/Acclimatization day at Tashi Cape
Acclimatization is very essential for ensuring the successful climb to the summit of Parchamo Peak. Any kind of mental and physical sickness can arise due to lack of acclimatization. Thus, today we will spend our day making necessary preparations for the climbing the summit of Parchamo Peak the following day.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Summit Parchamo Peak [6187m/20300ft] and back to Ngole [5110m/16760ft] [9-10 hrs Climb]
Today is the day we were desperately waiting for. We will make an early start with a vision to reach the summit before midday, as the strong winds afternoon can create obstacles for climbing the summit . We will climb northeast over the scree beneath the rock wall of Tengi Ragi Tau. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will climb the snow slopes over the ridge and overcome several technical sections before heading towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru and other surrounding mountains. After spending some quality time at the top we will descend and head back to reach Ngole.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Ngole to Thyangbo Kharka [4320m/14169ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After having achieved the summit of Parchamo Peak, we will follow the trail that descends down from the rocky slopes of Ngole. We will continue to descend vigorously down to reach Thyangbo Kharka. Thyangbo Kharka has a few tea houses and good camping sites. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Thyangbo Kharka to Namche Bazaar [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Thyangbo Kharka we follow an easy two-hour trail towards Thame. From Thame, we walk the trail along Bhote-Khosi River. Descending gently towards Phunki Tenga, we continue on our route by crossing a bridge over Dudh Koshi. Passing through several villages and teahouses along the route finally reaches Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge 
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
We will take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful achievement of Parchamo Peak summit.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 3, 2018 March 21, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
March 12, 2018 March 30, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
March 23, 2018 April 10, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
April 2, 2018 April 20, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
April 11, 2018 April 29, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
April 22, 2018 May 10, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
May 2, 2018 May 20, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !
May 12, 2018 May 30, 2018 $ 2555 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 19 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Parchamo Peak Climbing & Trek inside Khumbu Everest region 
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period 
  • General first aid kids 
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work 
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips

Useful Info

Accommodations:
While your stay in Kathmandu before starting the trip you can find standard to deluxe hotels and resorts for your accommodation which you can choose as per your affordability. During the trekking period (apart from few days in camping accommodations) there are several tea house/lodges available. While we are in Parchamo Peak Base Camp and few other places there we need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals: 
We usually provide every adventure package trips with inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including the package trip of this Parchamo Peak Climbing. Basically, we offer BB plan in Kathmandu that’s why one can choose varieties of meals around in town. We will have dinner and breakfast in the same teahouse/camp where we stay overnight and will be en-route lunch way to next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period; our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. While comparing other peaks with Parchamo Peak, this is medium category in terms of peak climbing – neither too hard nor too easy. The trip also contains an adventurous high mountain pass; Tashi Lapcha at 5755m would be amazing. Sometime, walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. Previous trekking experience and knowledge about peak climbing is highly required for this peak climb. 
 
Best Seasons for Parchamo Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Parchamo Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who does like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

Thumbs UP for the successful climbing of Parchamo Peak Summit !!

I just arrived after successfully achieving the summit of Parchamo Peak together with Nepal Guide Treks. The teams performance in overall was first class. I really enjoyed my days during the trek and the climb. Interesting cultures and friendly local are what inspired me. Besides, the magnificent views of high mountains is the achievement of lifetime. Loads of thanks to NGT once again.
Greetings !!
Neil H. - USA


" Parchamo Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions "

Just came back after climbing Parchamo Peak with NGT. The trip was totally awesome, what an amazing feeling !!! The views of breathtaking landscapes and stunning mountains were magnificent. Outstanding performance by the trekking and climbing guide - Dendi Sherpa with experience and knowledge really made the trip, a memorable adventure. 
We will return and do more treks with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions in future !!
Highly Recommended !!!!!!
Wishing luck !!!
Henry & group - France


PARCHAMO PEAK - Achieved !!!

Many thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for arranging our trip to Parchamo Peak. We are very thankful for your excellent service during the whole period of trekking and climbing. Just loved the nature, people and their cultures. Climbing the Parchamo Peak was difficult but with the guidance of our expert Ang Dawa, we really made it to the summit. It was just truly amazing feeling. Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions is a professional and experienced company which we strongly recommend for any kind of activity in Nepal.
Best of Luck !!!
Peter  &  Jens from Germany  


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