About Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition
Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition includes two rarely climbed peaks in the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions of Nepal. Pachermo, 6187m, is a relatively straight forward trekking peak which is an excellent preparation for the tougher objective - Kyajo Ri, 6186m.
Pachermo Peak: The approach trek follows the remote and beautiful Rolwaling Valley (east to west) to the Tasi Labsta pass, 5755 m, which is due north of Pachermo Peak.
The Tasi Labsta Pass is part of the ridge that rises between the Rolwaling Valley and the Thame valley (of the Khumbu). A one-day drive to Dolakha takes us to the trail head. Trekkers are seldom seen in the rugged wilderness of the Rolwaling Valley. The valley is at first steep sided and covered in thick forests but climbs into high summer pastures where the valley widens out to incredible mountain scenery. A long, grueling hike over rocky moraine and crevassed snow leads to where the glacier flattens out astride the Tasi Labsta Pass, a wild and impressive place where we are surrounded by superb vista of two mountain ranges in one of the most inaccessible parts of the Himalaya. Many peaks have never been climbed or even named. From here there is also a magnificent view of the summit of Pachermo, and the route of ascent; a clearly defined northern ridge leads up to the snowy peak.
The base camp is on a rocky terrace just below the glacier at around 5700m. Pachermo is a straight forward climb on steep snow with several sections of scrambling on rock and ice. Weather, snow and glacier conditions play a large part in how difficult the route will be. Sometimes it can be tricky traversing the crevasses on the ice step below the summit. If necessary we will use fixed ropes. From the summit of Pachermo there is a magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. We descend into the Thame valley towards our next and tougher objective, Kyajo Ri.
Kyajo Ri: This semi technical peak has until now has received little attention from the climbing world despite being so close to Namche Bazaar in the popular Everest region. Though its height puts it in the trekking peak category, Kyajo Ri is a full-blown expedition peak with plenty of technical interest. The south-west ridge of Kyajo Ri is significantly harder, both physically and technically, than Lobuche East-East or Island Peak.
Kyajo Ri is the highest summit on the southern part of a ridge which runs from north of Namche Bazaar all the way to Cho Oyu on the Nepal-Tibet border. This ridge divides the Thame valley to the west and the Gokyo valley to the east. Kyajo Ri is the highest peak in the vicinity and so there is a sensational panoramic view from the top; we can see Everest and all the other 8000-meter peaks of the Khumbu.
Base Camp, 4400m, is in a secluded hanging valley at, a couple of days walk from Thame, where Tenzing Norgay grew up. The Kyajo Ri climb utilizes two camps.There are some very highly exposed and steep pitches between Camp II, 5700m, and the summit. It is a beautiful mountain, with a sharp defined summit unlike Lobuche East, or Island Peak, which have long undefined summits that can be confusing to confirm on summit day.
The best season for Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Pachermo and Kyajor Ri Trip can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition; lodge accommodation, guides, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.
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Highlights of Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition
- climb Pachermo & Kyajo Ri, 'new' peaks with few fixed ropes and anchors to be seen on the routes
- excellent acclimatisation and climbing practice on Tsho Labsta Pass and Pachermo
- Kyajo Ri is steeper and more sustained than either Island Peak or Lobuche East
- Kyajo Ri is classified Trekking Peak (permit less expensive) but is a full-fledged expedition
- our camping treks have excellent logistics
- experienced Sherpa guide at your service
- technical yet not extreme/ high levels of objective hazard
- experience authentic Sherpa culture in two isolated valleys, Rolwaling and Thame
- explore the busy Sherpa capital of Namche and popular Everest Base Camp trail
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Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.
The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.
Today, we will start early and drive from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola enjoying the scenic view of Koshi along the way. we will be driving past many countryside villages on a hillside roadway,
The trail on the opposite side winds high above the river as the gorge closes in we cross a suspension bridge. We’ll make several ascends and descends into the jungle along the course of Tama Koshi River. Prior to reaching Simi Gaon, we will pass through Gonggar Monastery and the Sherpa village of Kartung. During the trek, spectacular views of Mount Gaurishankar (7134m) can be seen. After some steep walking, we’ll reach the village of Simi Gaon where we’ll rest overnight.
Leaving Simigaon, we’ll enter the Rolwaling valley as we trek alongside Rolwaling River. On a early clear morning, we will be able to witness the breathtaking views of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). Trekking amid rhododendron forests, we will reach Surmuche for a brief rest. Then we’ll trek on a rocky trail to reach Dovan where we’ll rest overnight.
Our trail ascends through rocky road following the bank of Rolwaling River gazing into the horizon adorned with the beautiful Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). There are many waterfalls on today’s trail adding allure to the already beautiful landscape. We walk on a flat trail before entering the Sherpa village of Beding, the largest village in Rolwaling valley located by the river. We’ll stay overnight at the hotel.
We will make a brief visit to Gaurishankar Temple which hosts a stunning vist of Beding Go (6125m), Dolma Khang (6332m), and Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). Then we exit Beding via the Gompa Gate and ascend alongside Rolwaling River to reach Na Gaon. Na Gaon is situated just beneath the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake and is surrounded by some exceptionally noteworthy pinnacles. Na Gaon is also considered the oldest settlement of Rolwaling valley. We’ll stay overnight in Na Goan.
This is an ideal place to stop and spend the day around Na Gaon for many reasons. We can either take a good rest or go for a hike to Yalung La Pass (5310m) which hosts an amazing view of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) along with the surrounding mountains and also gives a full view of Yalung Glacier and Ramdung Glacier. Overnight in Na Gaon.
The trail continues through as we’ll ascend gradually to find the Himalayan Lake filled with chilling water from the glaciers. The surrounding view of Ladung Himal Range and Mahalangur Himal Range is sure to purify your soul. Tsho Rolpa (also Cho Rolpa) is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal. The lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,580 metres (15,030 ft) in the Rolwaling Valley, Dolakha District, has risen considerably over the last 50 years due to glacial melting in the Himalaya and landscape with nice mountain view.
Starting early morning, we will head towards Drolambau Glacier. We’ll walk all the way to the end of Tsho Rolpa and follow the lateral moraines of Trakarding Glacier as we enjoy the view of the surrounding snowy peaks. Still walking along the frozen and slippery path, we reach Drolambau Glacier where we’ll rest overnight.
Today, we’ll ascend gradually with surrounding view of Ladung Himal Range and Mahalangur Himal Range which is suppose to purify your soul for sure. Today will be quite hard to climb and cross the Glacier then before. After crossing the glacier we will reach Noisy knob where we’ll rest overnight.
Today, we will leave the Rolwaling region and head towards the Khumbu region via Tashi Lapsta La Pass (5755m). We will ascend on the bank of Drolambau Glacier on a steep trail covered in moraines. Upon reaching the top of Tashi Lapsta La, we will have a mind-blowing panorama of the Khumbu Himalayas as well as the peaks of Rolwaling region. From there, we’ll continue our downhill trek to reach Pachermo Base Camp where we’ll camp overnight.
From Base Camp the trail steadily becomes steeper with snowy slopes and outcroppings of rock depending on weather conditions (in dry and cold weather there can be hard blue ice which presents a greater challenge). The pointed summit of Pachermo is small with amazing views of the entire Khumbu Region. We make multiple abseils during the descent from the summit and reach the Pachermo Base Camp where we will spend the night.
After the successful summit of the pachermo climb, we will be descending a long day of trekking which will take us all the way to Thyangbo Camp. Over there, we will find some tea house where we will stay overnight.
After the successful summit of Pachermo pesk, we will descend long way down to Thame. Over there, we will find tea houses and Ancient Monastery on the way where we can pay a visit. We'll stay overnight at Thame.
Trekking back eastwards to the village of Mende, will be relatively relaxing as we are well acclimatized. The full circuit of Kyajo Ri via the Renjo La pass, is ideal for acclimatization. We can relax in the afternoon and prepare for a longer day tomorrow.
The trail branches off the main trekking route and follows a Yak herder's trail which crosses a couple of cols and climbs up into the valley of Kyajo Trangka. The base of the valley is a flat meadow, surrounded by impressive overhanging rock walls.
Today, we will accompany our mountain guides who will carry some equipment to Camp I at the foot of the glacier. It's a long way over some pretty rough ground. From Camp I, we have a good view of the route to the summit which rises north-ward from Camp I. We will return to base camp to stay overnight.
Today we will accompany our mountain guides who will carry some equipment to Camp I at the foot of the glacier. It's a long way, over some pretty rough ground. From Camp I we have a good view of the route to the summit which rises north-ward from Camp I. we are spent overnight at Camp I.
The route to Camp II covers some tricky scrambling over silvery and slightly slippery flat rocks and rock boulders to get up to the glacier and up onto the next flat col.
From Camp II, the trail steadily becomes steeper with snowy slopes and outcroppings of rock. Depending on weather conditions, we can expect about 500m of technically difficult climbing before we are standing firm on the snow crested summit. In dry and cold weather there can be hard blue ice which presents a greater challenge. The pointed summit of Kyajo Ri is small, with amazing views of the entire Khumbu Region. We make multiple abseils during the descent from the summit, and reach the col of Camp I, where we will spend the night.
Since we cannot guarantee favorable weather for the scheduled summit day, we have allowed an extra day in the schedule. If we are unable to summit the Kyajo Ri on due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, it is useful to have an extra day. If the trip goes smoothly, and we do not need this spare day, we will continue our return journey to Lukla.
The base of the valley is a flat meadow surrounded by impressive overhanging rock walls. The trail branches off the main trekking route and follows a Yak herder's trail which crosses a couple of cols and descend into the valley of Kyajo Trangka. We will continue our return journey to Mende.
Today,we are going to descend a long day of trekking which will take us all the way to Monjo. We pass the Namche Bazzar and Sagarmatha National Park on the way and reach Monjo where we will stay overnight.
Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. Later, Lukla's footpath leads us back to the first villages we saw two weeks ago: Gumila, Phakdingma, and Choplung. The high peaks disappear behind the hills. In Lukla, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters, and a good chance to sample some chhang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips.
You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities.
We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight.
- Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
- Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 11 nights (twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
- Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 11 nights camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
- All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
- English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
- All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, Cooking tent, kitchen equipment
- All required Personal and Group Climbing gears
- Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
- Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition
- One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
- Porters: One porter for One Trekker basis.
- Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
- Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
- Annapurna Foothill's Tshirt
- Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
- First aid medicine kit.
- Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Permit
- Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
- Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
- All government and local taxes
- Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
Personal Climbing Gears includes:
- Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
- Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
- Ascender (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- 2 x Tape slings
- Your Personal Travel Insurance.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
- Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
- Beverages (drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
- Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
- Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary
|start date20 May, 2022||end date16 Jun, 2022||Available||$5500|
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Private Trips to Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.
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Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition Packing List:
“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright
Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Pachermo and Kyajo Ri Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in the Himalaya of Nepal.
A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.
- Warm beanie hat
- Tubular Headwear (buff)
- Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
- Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
- Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
- Sunscreen with factor 50+
- Upper Body (Core body):
- 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
- 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
- 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
- 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
- 1 Down Jacket
- 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
- 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
- 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
- 2 Light Hiking shorts
- 2 Fleece Pants
- 4 Under wears (merino)
- 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
- 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
- 1 Waterproof outer glove
- 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
- 3 Pairs of liner socks
- 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
- 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
- Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
- Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses
- 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
- 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
- Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
- A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
- Camera with extra battery
- Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
- Sleeping Bag liner
- Ear Plugs
- Portable Solar Charger
- Smart Trekking Watch
Personal First Aid Kit:
Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.
- Personal Medication
- Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
- Paracetamol Tablets
- Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
- Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
- Water Purification tablets or drops
- Blister kit / Zinc Tape
- Hand Sanitizer
- Dressing Gauze
- Antibiotic Cream
I did a month long trek (through Rolwaling valley and Khumbu valley) and climbed 2 peaks (Pachermo and Kyajo Ri) with this company.The initial contact with the company was super easy and helpfull and once in Nepal everything was very well organized. During the trek we encountered some difficulties (not due to annapurna foothills) but these were tackled with a flexible mindset to amke sure we could continue with our program.Since it is a local company with their roots in the Himalaya they know a lot if local people and most of the staff is related or knows each other very well. Which takes you to a lot of not so touristy places and gives a nice atmosphere to the tripGuide and staff were experienced during my trek. Which was very important since we were trekking and climbing in remote areasThey charged a fair price (certainly a bit cheaper than western companies) and made a trip of a life time come through!