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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:15 Nights 16 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 10
  • 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 Lapcha 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 some 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 valley 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 make for proper acclimatization. Finally, we head up to Pachhermo base camp and we will 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 the 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 the 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, 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 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.

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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 Tsho Labsta Pass before Pachermo Peak 
  • experienced Sherpa climbing guides at 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

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
  • 6 - 7 hr
  • 960 m/3,148 ft
  • Private Vechile

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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 - 6 hrs
  • 2,000 m/6,560 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 - 6 hrs
  • 2,850 m/9,348 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 - 6 hrs
  • 3,690 m/12,103 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4-5hrs
  • 4,180 m/13,710 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 - 4 hrs
  • 4,180 m/13,710 ft

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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • camping
  • 4-5hrs
  • 4,820 m/15,809 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 4,700 m/15,416 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 5,400 m/17,712 ft

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 5 - 6 hrs
  • 5,700 m/18,696 ft
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
  • 8-9 hrs
  • 5,700 m/18,696 ft

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 Island Peak 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. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,250 m/13,940 ft

Starting early morning, we will be headding to Namche. On the way, you can visit monastery in the thame then long day of trekking will take us all the way to Namche. We will stay overnight there.  

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6hrs
  • 3,440 m/11,283 ft

The high peaks will 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 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
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2,810 m/9,219 ft

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

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • 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
  • Gaurishakar 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 (soft 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 date12 Sep, 2020end date27 Sep, 2020Available$3350

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

Why Climb Pachermo Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?
Annapurna Foothills Treks has a dynamic team of outstanding mountaineers, instructors and cultural enthusiast operating trekking and climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices.

Why Sherpa Staff?

All our staff at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions e is from the Sherpa tribe who are native to the region, experienced in the field, and passionate about their homeland. What most people dont know about Nepal is that there are many castes, tribes and ethnic groups. Sure, we are all Nepalese, but for generations, life and work has been divided along the lines of caste, tribe and ethnicity. For several generations the Sherpa community has had no other livelihood than the mountaineering industry, and they have gained a reputation for honesty and hard work in the field. Although the industry has been infiltrated by other Nepalese, trekking and mountaineering remains one of the few options available to the Sherpa people. In other words, others have easily moved into the industry, but the Sherpa people still have few opportunities outside.

Annapurna Foothills Treks is employs Sherpa staff because it is their sole livelihood. Annapurna hires Sherpa staff because they are honest and hardworking.

Our Sherpa Guides:

Our climbing guides are experienced mountaineering license-holders who always put your safety first. We use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

We encourage you to play it safe and climb with our experienced guides. To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of senility.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even the support staff are well experienced, and you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks is deeply committed to preserving the ecosystems at home and around the world. On each expedition we teach and follow the Leave-No-Trace principles and practices. Moreover, we endeavor to increase the awareness of the local population in order to protect the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment. AFT is committed to developing safe, self-reliant and environmentally conscious mountaineers

Altitude Advice: 

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

Travel Insurance:

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing. If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a rescue helicopter will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

Flight Delay/Cancellation

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.