Pachermo Peak Climbing- 16 Days

Pachermo 6187 Peak 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 (6187 m) 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 (8848 m), 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 Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Pachermo  Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

 

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Small groups are sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The Solo Expedition cost of Pachermo Peak is 4500 USD per person; however, if we can make it a group of 02 - 04, the cost per person will be only $3490 USD which is all inclusive price.

 

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola, 960m 6 - 7 hr

Day 2 : Trek to Simigaon, 2000m, 5 - 6 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Dovan, 2850m, 5 - 6 hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Beding 3690m. 5 - 6 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Na Gaon 4180m, 4-5hrs

Day 6 : Acclimatization day at Na Gaon

Day 7 : Trek to chugima 4820m 4-5hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Drolambau Glacier, 4700m, 6-7 hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Noisy Knob Camp, 5400m, 6-7 hrs

Day 10 : Trek to Pachermo Base Camp, 5700m via the Tashi Labsta pass, 5755m, 4-5 hrs

Day 11 : Ascent of Pachermo, 6187m & return to BC, contingency day

Day 12 : Reserve Day (in case of unfavorable weather)

Day 13 : Trek to Thyangbo Camp, 4250m, 5-6 hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Namche Bazzar 3440m , 6hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Lukla 2804m 6-7 hrs

Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
22 September, 2019 07 October, 2019 US $3490 per /perosn Available
23 October, 2019 07 November, 2019 US $3490 per /perosn Available
06 April, 2020 21 April, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Available
05 May, 2020 20 May, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Guaranteed
12 September, 2020 27 September, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Available
05 October, 2020 20 October, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Guaranteed
20 October, 2020 04 November, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Available
31 October, 2020 15 November, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Available
12 November, 2020 27 November, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Available
22 November, 2020 07 December, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Guaranteed
02 December, 2020 17 December, 2020 US $3595 per /perosn Guaranteed

Cost Include(s)

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 10 nights (Full board meals with 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)
  • 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
  • Necessary  kitchen staff
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters
  • 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 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.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • 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

Pachermo  Peak Equipment and Packing list 

This list is only our suggestion for Pachermo Peak . You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip. Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.

Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware, Everest Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.  

 

Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.

Clothing

It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.

Climbing Gear

  •        Alpine climbing harness with adjustable leg loops- should fit over clothing
  •        2 locking screw gate carabiners- Large, pear-shaped carabiner  type recommended
  •        3 regular non-locking carabiners- Light weight Black Diamond Hot wire are recommended
  •        Ice axe with leash - Black Diamond, Raven, or Camp
  •        Plastic Mountaineering boots -La Sportiva, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha
  •        Crampons fit to plastic boots
  •        Adjustable trekking poles
  •        Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

 

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)


Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items)

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

 

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 16 Days

Price : US $3490 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 3C

Max. Altitude:6187m

Min Altitude:1300m

Activities:Trekking/ Climbing

Strartign / Ending:Kathmandu

Group size:2 - 8 Trekkers

Best Season:April - May and September- November

Accommodation:Tea House and Camping

Transportation:Private vehicles / Domestic flight

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