Overview

Duration :
20 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Glacier Walk
Max altitude :
5,755 m/18,881 ft
Transportation:
Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Tent Camp and Homestay
Primary activity:
Trekking and Hiking
Group Size:
Min 2 pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Strenuous
Meals:
Nepali Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Shigati-Simigaon-Tso Rolpa Lake-Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp-Ngole-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

Rolwaling plus Pachermo Peak Climbing or Parchemuche Peak Climbing combines the raw wilderness of Rolwaling and Khumbu valley. And provides you with one of the energizing trekking experiences in Nepal. From Rolwaling, one of the seven hidden valleys in the Himalayas to one of the most visited regions in Nepal; you experience diversity, challenge, and adventure. From the settlements of Thami, Newar communities in Dolakha and Singati to the Sherpa settlements; and from the dense and lush forest to the alpine meadows, you have all the diversity. Witness the panoramic view of Langtang, Everest, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Mt. Tashi Lapcha, Chobabhamre, and others, explore the unexplored and ascend a B category climbing peak in this Mt. Pachermo Peak Climbing. Explore the attractive yet less explored parts of the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions.

Overview: Rolwaling plus Pachermo Peak Climing

Mt. Pachermo Peak Climbing has Shigati Bazaar in Dolakha District as the trailhead from which we shall trek to the settlement of Jagat and Simigaon. The trail ascends ahead to the Daldung La before descending to the village of Beding. Following through the trails in the Rolwaling valley, we shall traverse through the Na village and reach the glacial lake of Tso-Rolpa trekking along its lateral moraine. The climb on rocky and moraine terrain continues to the Trakarding Glacier before crossing over the famous and challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m).

Acclimatizing at the Tashi Cape, we shall finally ascent to the challenging peak with uncomplicated snow and have a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. The peak to the south of Tashi Lapcha pass, Mt. Pachermo Peak Climbing has been one of the popular climbing peaks in recent times. From the heights of this attractive peak, we shall now climb down to enter into the Khumbu region through the settlements of Ngole, Thyomgbo, and Thame before reaching the heart of the Khumbu region, the Sherpa hub of Namche Bazaar. Reaching Lukla from Namche and flying back to Kathmandu shall complete our Mt. Pachermo Peak Climbing adventure. Experience the remoteness, natural wilderness, and diverse culture and lifestyle in this adventure.

Physical Fitness and Best Season

Mt. Pachermo Peak Climbing has strenuous trekking and strenuous as well as a bit of technical climbing experience for the adventure seekers. This trek requires you to have above-average physical fitness and good health. No previous trekking experience is needed yet the previous trekking experience is an added advantage. March to May in the spring season and September to December are the preferred trekking seasons for the Rolwaling plus Pachermo Peak Climbing. So, Join us for professional service and a carefully planned itinerary with special attention to acclimatization.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kathmandu:
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation:
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu (1,350m/ 4,429 ft) to Dolakha (1,660m) via Lamosangu (750m/2,460 ft) and drive to Shigati bazaar by bus.:
  • Day 4
    Shigati to Jagat (1,440m/4,724 ft): 7hrs:
  • Day 5
    Jagat to Simigaon (2,020m/6,627 ft):7-8 hrs:
  • Day 6
    Simigaon to Daldung La (3,976m/13,044 ft): 7hrs:
  • Day 7
    Daldung La to Beding (3,690m/12,106 ft): 4 hrs:
  • Day 8
    Beding to Na (4,180m/13,713 ft): 4 hrs:
  • Day 9
    Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,540m/14,895 ft): 5-6 hrs:
  • Day 10
    Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4,800m/15,748 ft): 6-7 hrs:
  • Day 11
    Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5,755m/18,881 ft): 6-7 hrs:
  • Day 12
    Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18,881) to Tashi Cape: 8-9 hrs:
  • Day 13
    Rest at Tashi Cape:
  • Day 14
    Climb Parchamo and trek back to Ngole (5,110m/16,765): 11 hrs:
  • Day 15
    Ngole to Thyomgbo (4,350m/14,271 ft): 5 hrs:
  • Day 16
    Thyomgbo to Thame (3,820m/12,532 ft) early morning you will trek to Thame:
  • Day 17
    Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286 ft): 4-5 hrs:
  • Day 18
    Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft): 3 hrs:
  • Day 19
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.:
  • Day 20
    Departure Day:

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu::

As you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and complete the formalities, our representative shall welcome you. Further, you shall be transferred to the hotel for your stay. Have proper rest in the hotel and enjoy authentic cuisine and hospitality. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation::

Today you shall be traversing around Kathmandu city and have an insightful excursion around the historical heritages. The attractions of this sightseeing around World heritages are Boudhanath and Swayambhunath stupas, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Squares. While Swayambhunath, a stupa more than 2500 years old, is believed to be a self emerged Buddhist pilgrimage, Boudhanath is one of the world’s largest stupas and a haven of ancient Tibetan Buddhism. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal with several temples, resting places, and prominent religious significance. Kathmandu Durbar Square prides itself on hosting a historical royal palace, resident of Living Goddess Kumari, several unique temples, and intricate carvings on these historical monuments among others. We shall also meet with the trekking leader and other members and interact about the issues related to the adventure beginning the next day. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Kathmandu (1,350m/ 4,429 ft) to Dolakha (1,660m) via Lamosangu (750m/2,460 ft) and drive to Shigati bazaar by bus.::

We begin our trekking from the trailhead of Shigati after our drive to this destination through the beautiful Dolakha and the interesting settlement of Lamosangu. Travel along the famous Friendship Highway connecting Nepal and Tibet, we shall witness several rural settlements, lush and green forests, cascading hills, occasional views of the soaring peaks, cool waterfalls, and experience the warmth of welcoming from the locals. Owing to the construction by Tamakoshi hydropower, we shall drive to Shigati village. Stay overnight in Shigati.

Day 4 : Shigati to Jagat (1,440m/4,724 ft): 7hrs::

We begin our trekking from Shigati village and continue with our short trek to the small hamlet of Suri Dobhan to reach the trail along the River. From there on, we shall traverse through lush and beautiful landscapes on our way. This overall ascent from Shigati shall take us through several jungles and streams before we eventually reach a suspension bridge crossing which we shall reach the settlement of Jagat. En route, you shall pass through rice terraces, farmlands, and varieties of vegetation including orchid and rhododendron. Stay overnight in Jagat.

Day 5 : Jagat to Simigaon (2,020m/6,627 ft):7-8 hrs::

On another long trekking day, we shall have a mixed kind of trekking trail. Starting from Jagat and trekking for some time on a relatively flat trail as per Himalayan standard, we shall then start experience the changing nature of the trail. On a trail with occasional ups and downs that passes through forests and several settlements, we shall also have some teashops and locals shops at some places in our route. In the final section of our trekking, we shall have a steep climb to the destination village of Simigaon. This is a Sherpa-dominated spread on the terrace of the mountainside. Stay overnight in Simigaon.

Day 6 : Simigaon to Daldung La (3,976m/13,044 ft): 7hrs::

The increasingly challenging trek towards the Rolwaling valley continues today as well when we trek for Daldung La as the destination. The climb continues through several Sherpa settlements. In another uphill trekking of this journey, we shall navigate our ways through the forests with varieties of wild vegetation and the famous Rhododendron flower and pine trees. This uphill trek then leads us to the trail with several ascends and descends and finally to the Daldung La before final descend to the riverbed. In season you shall witness the temporary yak shade used for the preparation of cheese and butter of Yak. Stay overnight in Daldung La.

Day 7 : Daldung La to Beding (3,690m/12,106 ft): 4 hrs::

Today we shall have a rather short trekking day as compared to the previous days of our trek as we trek with Beding village as our destination for today. Our trek shall begin with an uphill trek through the forest adorned with rhododendron flowers and other vegetation. Accompanied by the mighty Rolwaling River to our left, we shall continue ahead to reach the riverbed of a tributary river originating from the Gaurishamker Mountain. Enjoying the view of the majestic Gaurishanker peak, we shall continue on a short uphill trek before reaching a relatively flat and easy terrain. Ahead in the trail, we shall continue to reach our destination of Beding. Stay overnight in Beding.

Day 8 : Beding to Na (4,180m/13,713 ft): 4 hrs::

We have another short trek today as we begin reaching the vicinity of the famous Tso Rolpa Lake. We begin this trek with a hike to the northern side of the Rolwaling river and then leave the Beding village as well as the yak grazing lands, terraced farmlands with the local crops such as barley and buckwheat fields, and the view of crest line formed by Bamango, Konyklemo and Chekigo peaks to the left of the village. Hike to the monastery after some climb which is believed to have been used by Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava. Descend to the valley floor and continue ahead to the settlement of Na. stay overnight in Na village.

Day 9 : Na to Tso Rolpa Lake (4,540m/14,895 ft): 5-6 hrs::

From the settlement surrounded by potato fields, we shall today head for the beautiful Tso Rolpa Lake. Trekking slowly and gradually, we shall be accompanied by the river and walk to the right side of the river before crossing on to the other side through the rocky paths and lateral moraines of the glacier. Trek further ahead through the rocks and moraines and you shall reach the glacial lake of Tsho Rolpa. En route, we shall have the beautiful view of Menlung Mountain and other peaks to the Tibetan side beside the beautiful landscape and magical views. Stay overnight near the chilling Tso Rolpa Lake.

Day 10 : Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4,800m/15,748 ft): 6-7 hrs::

As we proceed to the snow line and the surroundings of glaciers, we shall proceed along the trail slowly and gradually. Beginning with the relatively leveled trail, we shall gradually have ascended through the glacial moraines throughout the day. Uphill climb through the rocks and gradually walk on the lateral moraine of the glacier, we shall reach to the Trakarding Glacier. On our trek to this glacier, we shall find the passing rocks hanging over our trail. Stay overnight in Trakarding Glacier.

Day 11 : Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5,755m/18,881 ft): 6-7 hrs::

We are proceeding towards one of the much-awaited passes during this entire trek as we shall trek to the base of the very Tashi Lapcha Pass. Ahead of the Trakarding Glacier, we shall follow the upper section of the trail above the glacier and trek to the middle of the glacier, seemingly debris of rocks, snow, and sands. Continue your steady walk and descend to the lowest point of the icefall of the glacier before eventually climbing onto the vantage point to reach the Drolambau glacier. Further downhill from this point, surrounded by a marvelous view of the Himalayas, we shall reach the foothill of the Tashi Lapcha Pass. Here, we shall be surrounded by massive snowy peaks, all above 6000 meters. Stay overnight in Tashi Lapcha Phedi Camp.

Day 12 : Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18,881) to Tashi Cape: 8-9 hrs::

One of the most memorable climbs before the ultimate climb over the Parchamo Peak, today we shall cross over the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). Beginning earlier than the usual trekking time, we shall move in a slow and gradual fashion towards the summit of the pass. Through the rocky terrain with beautiful scenery surrounding the trail, we shall reach the summit of the pass. Adorned with cairns, small Chortens, and prayer flags, Tashi Lapcha Pass provides us with a view of the Rolwaling valley, magnificent Khumbu Peaks, and glaciers in the foreground. Capture some memorable pictures from the summit of the pass and trek downhill along the snowy route, under the overhanging rocks to reach the Tashi Cape, a rocky projection originating out of the pass. Stay overnight in Tashi Cape.

Day 13 : Rest at Tashi Cape::

Today we shall have a rest day at the Tashi Cape. This day is also dedicated for the purpose of acclimatization before climbing to the summit of Parchamo Peak. The rest day isn’t just relaxing at Tashi Cape but also has someday hiked to the surrounding hills and higher elevation and back to the place of an overnight stay. Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the campsite and prepare for the summit to the final destination of our trek before we return back. Stay overnight in Tashi Cape.

Day 14 : Climb Parchamo and trek back to Ngole (5,110m/16,765): 11 hrs::

The ultimate trekking destination of our expedition has finally come to the doorstep and we shall reach the ultimate destination. Begin very early before the day breaks as we are to trek gradually towards the summit. First, we shall reach the neck of the peak and then climb to the final section of the slopes of the peak. In the final section of our climb to the summit of the peak, we shall have snowy slopes that may sometimes require us to fix ropes. On reaching the summit, we shall have a breathtaking view. The majestic Khumbu Peaks including the peaks of Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and several other high peaks are seen. Capture the memories from the summit of the peak and then descend to the Col. Further on, we shall have a downhill trek to the Ngole. Stay overnight in Ngole.

Day 15 : Ngole to Thyomgbo (4,350m/14,271 ft): 5 hrs::

We have already reached the peak of the ultimate destination of our adventure in the Rolwaling region and today on the return trip our adventure begins. Through the rocky trails and moraines, we shall reach the Thyomgbo. Surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks, we shall complete our trek for today. Stay overnight in Thyomgbo.

Day 16 : Thyomgbo to Thame (3,820m/12,532 ft) early morning you will trek to Thame::

The trekking trail now becomes gradually easier for trekking. We shall have much more enjoyable trekking from here all the way to the Thame village, our destination of an overnight stay for today. After gradual trekking through the trail accompanied by the Thame River and past some summer settlements, pastures, and shades for the cattle brought for grazing, we shall reach the trail junction near Thame village. Reach to the Thame village and enjoy the view of beautiful Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. You may also explore an old monastery at the upper end of the village. Stay overnight in Thame village.

Day 17 : Thame to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,286 ft): 4-5 hrs::

After the overnight stay in Thame village, you will feel more lively and relaxing after completing a strenuous climb over the peak. To begin with our trekking to the buzzing Namche Bazaar, we shall first reach the settlement of Sanasa in a trail that gradually descends, for about an hour. On reaching there, we shall have a glimpse of humongous Everet, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others. Traverse through several settlements and tea shops in between, we shall then trek on a trail that shall lead along the hillside trail and the mighty Dudh Koshi River flows well below the trail. Reach to the Namche Bazaar after trekking for about 5 hours. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 18 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft): 3 hrs::

We shall begin our trek with a steep trail downhill as we head towards Lukla before wrapping up the trek in this region. We trek slowly and gradually as our shaky legs battle against the rocky terrain to reach a high suspension bridge spanning the gorge over the mighty Dudh Koshi River. Trek down to Monjo via Jorsale village to exit the Sagarmatha National Park and continue further on the route. Enjoy the lush and cool shades of rhododendron forest, views of Himalayas, more leveled and natural trails, suspension bridges festooned with prayer flags, and lively Sherpa settlements. Get blessed from the prayer wheels and Mani walls and interact with welcoming locals as you continue walking to Lukla. Celebrate the successful completion of the adventure after days of strenuous trekking. Stay overnight in Lukla.

Day 19 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.::

We shall take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Over the beautiful landscape, lush and green valleys, terraced hills, and close-up view of the humongous peaks, we shall reach the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. From there you shall be transferred to the hotel for your stay. You can rest and relax in the hotel throughout the day or go for some souvenir shopping for your friends, family, and relatives. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 20 : Departure Day::

You are leaving for your onward destination today, as the Mt. Parchemuche Peak Climbing has come to an end today. Our representative shall transfer you to the international airport as per your flight schedule, at least three hours prior to the flight time. We hope that you had some of the best memories of your life on this adventure. On your way home, you shall have enough time to plan your next adventure in the beautiful Himalayan nation of Nepal.

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu( Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items on the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs: Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and Private Vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Tip for guide and porters

Trip Gallery

Trip Map:

Equipments

Equipment List

  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Pack (35-45 L)
  • Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)Down Jacket
  • Trekking Boots
  • Crocs (evenings & washing)
  • Trekking Pants (2-3)
  • T-Shirts (3)
  • Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
  • Trekking Jacket
  • Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
  • Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
  • Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
  • Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
  • Socks (5)
  • Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
  • Wool Hat
  • Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
  • Camp Towel
  • Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Down Booties (optional, recommended)
  • Sunglasses (2)
  • Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
  • Bladder (optional, recommended)
  • Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
  • Watch (with alarm)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Battery Chargers
  • Head Lamp
  • Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
  • Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
  • Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
  • Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
  • Book(s)
  • Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
  • Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
  • Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
  • Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth, or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
  • Rehydration | Electrolytes
  • Snacks!
  • Personal Medical Supplies
  • Snacks, chocolate bars, energy bars (Western brands), dried fruit & nut
  • Laundry Detergent
  • ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
  • Lemon Tang (for water if you want)
  • Batteries
  • Trekking Poles
  • Micro Spikes
  • Medical SuppliesWe strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole, or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.
 

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