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Parchamo Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Challenge yourself with one of most invigorating treks, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha pass with Parchamo Peak Trekking that passes through two different Himalayas regions: the Rolwaling and the Khumbu. The trek also offers a great opportunity for a short climb to the summit of the Parchamo (6273 m). The trek is strenuous, prior trekking experience and logistics are absolutely necessary. You will also need a trekking permit for the Parchamo.  The Trek to Rolwaling and the Tashi- Lapcha Pass is one of the more challenging treks in Nepal, requiring expedition style camping trek with full logistic support. Rolwaling trek crosses high Himalayan glaciers and up to altitudes of over 5700 m with extreme temperatures up to -10 to -20 degrees.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02:  KTM Sightseeing Tour & Preparation

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha to Shigati (950m.) Trek to Suri Dobhan

Day 04:  Trek from Suri Dobhan to Jagat (1440m/4723 ft): 5/6 hrs.

Day 05:  Trek Jagat to Simigaun (1,990m/6527 ft) :5 hrs

Day 06:  Trek Simigaun to Kharka (2,900m/9512 ft):6 hrs.

Day 07:  Trek Kharka to Beding (3,690m/12,103 ft):4 hrs

Day 08:  Trek Beding to Na (4,180m/13710 ft):5 hrs

Day 09:  Trek Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,588m/15048 ft):7 hrs

Day 10:  Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m/15744 ft): 4 hrs

Day 11:  Trek to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp (5,010m/16432 ft):5 hrs

Day 12:  Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18876 ft):5 hrs

Day 13:  Ascension Pachermo (6272 m/20572 ft) – Thengpo (4370 m)

Day 14:  Reserve Day

Day 15:  Trek to Thame (3,820m/12530 ft):5 hrs

Day 16:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 hrs

Day 17:  Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m)

Day 18:  Flight: Lukla – Kathmandu.

Day 19:  Departure

 

Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport  you will be greeted by our representative. You will be then transferred to your hotel.

Day 02:  KTM Sightseeing Tour & Preparation

We start a guided tour to the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.)  to Shigati (950m.) Trek to Suri Dobhan

From Kathmandu, we head towards Shigati by jeep. Then we start our trek to Suri Dobhan.

Day 04:  Trek from Suri Dobhan to Jagat (1440m/4723 ft): 5/6 hrs.

Trek along the river, and then continue on the flat land. We cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other vegetation. Cross the suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town with people of different ethnicities.

Day 05:  Trek Jagat to Simigaun (1,990m/6527 ft) :5 hrs

 As the valley narrows, we cross the suspension bridge over the river. A steep climb takes us to the Sherpa village of Simigaon, spread on the terrace of the mountainside.

Day 06:  Trek Simigaun to Kharka (2,900m/9512 ft):6 hrs.

On a clear morning the views of Gaurishankar above the Rolwaling Valley is fascinating. From the ridge top at Simigaun , we continue towards the Rolwaling Valley. The trail climbs a rocky, wooded ridge with beautiful pine forests. 

Day 07:  Trek Kharka to Beding (3,690m/12,103 ft):4 hrs

Our trail ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. Continuing along the deep river valley, we arrive at a tributary river from Gaurishankar. Enjoy the unfolding views of the Gaurishankar. The trail rises further until we come across an easy and relatively flat terrain. 

Day 08:  Trek Beding to Na (4,180m/13710 ft):5 hrs

We pass across the summer village of Beding, several yaks grazing and people busy in their fields of buckwheat and barley. We arrive at a monastery believed to be a meditative place of the Buddhist Guru Padma Sambhava.  Walking along the valley floor, we finally reach the summer village of Na.

Day 09:  Trek Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,588m/15048 ft):7 hrs

trek through the leveled plane and gradually ascend to witness the Himalayan Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to the unfolding vista. We trek along the right bank of the river and then cross the river to climb up the rocky lateral moraine of the Glacier. 

Day 10:  Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m/15744 ft): 4 hrs

Early morning trek to head toward Trakarding glacier. Walk past the glaciers throughout the day and explore the beauty of the surrounding. The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs.

Day 11:  Trek to Tashi Lapcha Base Camp (5,010m/16432 ft):5 hrs

 Steady walk leads us to the lowest point of the icefall and then climbing to the easiest point to gain the Drolambau glacier. Here we will be surrounded by superb high mountain scenery.  Continuing further downhill, we camp at Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp at the foot of Tashi Lapcha, surrounded by absolutely grandiose mountains over 6000m with 360 degree panorama.

Day 12:  Cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18876 ft):5 hrs

Continue trekking to Trashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). From the pass, the view of senior Khumbu peaks is magnificent. Some hundred meter downhill trek under overhanging rock, we camp at a superb location, with magnifiscent sunset views.

Day 13:  Ascension Pachermo (6272 m/20572 ft) – Thengpo (4370 m)

We climb again to the neck of Trashi Lapcha and from there we start the ascent of Pachermo. The snow slopes lead us to the final ridge, sometimes requiring fixed ropes. From the Pachermo summit, enjoy the fantastic views of the Khumbu peaks including Everest, Makalu among others.  Descend to Col then to Thengpo. The Pachermo ascent takes about 5 to 6 hrs and then another 3 to 4 hrs descends takes us to Thengpo.

Day 14:  Reserve Day

There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather especially on our planned day for the Parchemo summit, so this day is used as a contingency.  If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak.

Day 15:  Trek to Thame (3,820m/12530 ft):5 hrs

Today you will be experiencing a bit easy walking, the walk from here will be enjoyable most of the way to Thame. A gradual descend brings us to Thame Village, the first hint of civilization since Beding.  Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru.

Day 16:  Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5 hrs

The trail descends gently at first and then steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. 

Day 17:  Trek Namche to Lukla (2,840m)

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain.  Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views.

Day 18:  Flight: Lukla – Kathmandu.

We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel.

Day 19:  Departure

We hope you enjoyed the tour with us we drop you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight and wave you goodbye.

Equipment List

1. Ice Axe

2. Crampons

3. Harness

4. Tape Slings

5. Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)

6. Descender/Eight figure

7. Plastic mountaineering boots

8. Ascender/Jumar

9. Helmet

10. Snow Bar

11. Rope

12. Ice Hammer

13. Ice Screw

 

Useful Info

The trek  can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

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Duration 19 days
Transportation Flight/Jeep/Bus
Group Size +2
Difficulty Hard
Max Elevation (6272 m/20572 ft)
Accomodation Camping/Teahouse
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