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  • Duration:15 Nights 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 8
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6187m

About Pachermo Peak Climbing

Pachermo Peak 6187m is an enticing straight forward snowy peak lying south of Tashi Labtsa which was summited by Phil Boultbee and Dennis Davis in 1955. This peak has a north by northwest ridge, which accelerates from the cracked glacier on the back of the Tashi Labtsa. The exterior of the rim outlines a uniform tilt broken by crevasse rising from the rocky braces above the Drolambau Glacier in the west. It is one of the most alluring mountains in Nepal and can be accessed either from the hustling trekking trail of Khumbu region (via Namche Bazzar and Thame) or from off the beaten path of Rolwaling region.

Pachermo Peak is mostly attempted from Tashi Labtsa Pass (5755m). The pass itself is one of the most challenging passes in the Khumbu region. Rolwaling Tashi Labtsa Pass Trek is a perfect blend of peaceful and fantastic paths of the isolated Rolwaling region compared with the bustling trails of the Khumbu region. Trek to Tashi Labtsa Pass involves steep climbing, requires a lot of endurance and should have basic ideas about rock climbing. The Rolwaling valley is the main access to Pachermo Peak Climbing. Rolwaling valley is a primitive and occasionally visited valley, very close to the Tibetan border contributing the trek to be one of the most exceptional and impressive high alpine valleys in the north east of Nepal.

The trekking to the region begins from Gongar Khola, Dolakha district, which is about eight hours drive (approx.) from Kathmandu. From Gongar Khola, our trekking heads up to Simigaon crossing suspension bridge, isolated villages of indigenous Tamang and Sherpa Community. Furthermore, the trail ascends ahead to the Daldung La before descending to the village of Beding. Following through the trails in the Rolwaling valley, we will bisect through the Na village and reach to the glacial lake of Tsho Rolpa along its lateral moraine which is considered to be one of the major attractions of the Rolwaling region. An extra day at Beding is needed where we camp for acclimatization and once we are ready then we head up to Tsho Rolpa.

Afterward, we head towards Tashi Labtsa Pass setting up a high camp just below rock walls. From this camp, we advance to the ridge of Pachermo, following it without many obstacles but watching for cracks which can create hurdles near the summit. But before heading towards the Pass, an extra day at Na Village will be a great decision to consider for proper acclimatization. Finally, we head up to Pachhermo base camp and we give our best effort to be at the top of the gorgeous Pachermo peak (6187m) and descend back to base camp after the celebration at summit. The panoramic view from summit offers a striking view of dazzling mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Nuptse (7896m), Ama dablam (6812m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), and many more. Subsequently, we continue our trekking to Thyangba and Thame village. In Thame, we explore the cultural practices and unique lifestyles of people residing in the village. We descend down to the popular town of Namche Bazzar before getting to Lukla, the popular gateway of Khumbu region. Next day, we fly back to Kathmandu for some luxury before your final departure back home.

The best season for Pachermo Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, 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 Trip can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Pachermo  Expedition; lodge accommodation, guides, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

Planning to climb Pachermo in 2022 and 2023

Guaranteed Departures ... Please get in touch for further details. 

Highlights of Pachermo Peak Climbing

  • climb the remote Pachermo peak with few fixed ropes and anchors to be seen on the route
  • excellent acclimatisation and climbing practice on Tashi Labsta Pass before Pachermo Peak 
  • experienced Sherpa climbing guides always by your side
  • technical yet not extreme/ high levels of objective hazard
  • experience authentic Sherpa culture in two isolated valleys, Rolwaling and Thame
  • visit the busy Sherpa capital of Namche and popular Everest Base Camp trail

Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola,6-7 hrs, 960 m/3,148 ft

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, 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Private Vehicle

The trail on 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 Gongar 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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Leaving Simigaon, we’ll enter the Rolwaling valley as we trek alongside Rolwaling River. On a clear morning, we will be able to witness the breathtaking views of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). Trekking amid rhododendron forests, we reach Surmuche for a brief rest. Then we’ll trek on a rocky trail to reach Dovan  where we’ll rest overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today's trail ascends through the 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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

After having breakfast, 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 leave 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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today, 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 known as 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, has risen considerably  over the last 50 years due to glacial melting in the Himalaya and landscape with nice mountain view. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • camping

Starting early morning, we 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 surrounding snowy peaks. Still walking along the frozen and slippery path, we reach Drolambau Glacier.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

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 tan previous hikes. After crossing the glacier, we will reach Noisy knob where we’ll rest overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today, we will leave the Rolwaling region and head towards the Khumbu region via Tashi Labtsa La Pass (5755 m). We will ascend on the bank of Drolambau Glacier on a steep trail covered in moraines. Upon reaching the top of Tashi Labtsa La, we will have a mind-blowing panorama of Khumbu Himalaya as well as the peaks of Rolwaling region. From there, we’ll continue our hike downhill to reach Pachermo Base Camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
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.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

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 Pachermo Peak on scheduled date 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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

After the successful summit of pachermo peak, 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Starting early morning, we will be headding to Namche. On the way, you can visit monastery in Thame. Then, long day of trekking will take us all the way to Namche. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

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. 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 chhyang, 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Domestic Flight

What's included

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 10 nights (twin-share rooms,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 5 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 and other equipments 
  • Necessary  kitchen staff
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters support during the trip 
  • 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 Peak Climbing Permit
  • Gaurishankar conservation fee, Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Drive Kathamndu - Gongar Khola by Private Jeep 
  • Airfare between Lukla – Kathmandu  (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Pachermo Expedition certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.

What’s Excluded

  • 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.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date20 Aug, 2022end date04 Sep, 2022Available$3550

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Pachermo Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Pachermo Peak Climbing 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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Useful Info

Pachermo Peak Climbing 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 Peak Climbing 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 Peak Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Rolwaling region 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.

 

Upper Body:

  • 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

Lower Body:

  • 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)

Hands:

  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • 1 Waterproof outer glove

Feet:

  • 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

Accessories:

  • 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