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Pachermo Peak Climb

Climbing the Pachermo Peak!

Pachermo Peak Climb

‘adventure beyond beautiful Rolwaling valley and climb of remote and stunning peaks’

 

Highlights:

“Adventure on least trekked and ventured region beyond scenic Rolwaling valley into hidden areas
Grand panorama of Mt. Gaurishanker-Melung Tse  and Jugal Himal range of mountains
A great adventure within remote areas of Jugal Himal and Everest region within cultural Sherpa villages
Scenic and exciting drive from Kathmandu to Rolwaling with short panoramic flight from Lukla
Climb over high Tashi Labtsa pass and ascent of striking Pachermo Peak beyond Rolwaling valley
From alpine green woodland to barren and scenic country towards arctic zone of ice and glaciers ”

Pachermo Peak Climb Profile:

Trip Mode:                              Hotel- Lodge and Camping.
Trek grade:                             Moderate- Adventurous & Challenging
Climbing Grade:                      PD ‘Per Difficule’ A French-Swiss alpine climbing classification.
Activities:                                Exciting drive with cultural and scenic walks with climb and flights.
Trek & Climb duration:           16 Nights & 17 Days (with drives and flights)
Total Trip:                               20 Nights & 21 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Best Season:                           April to June and September to November months when day is
mostly clear during early autumn / falls.

Introduction:

Pachermo Peak Climb leads to an overwhelming adventure within beautiful Rolwaling Valley enclosed within Jugal Himal and Mt. Gaurishanker, Melung Tse peaks with other range of mountains.

An exciting journey with great adventure combination of high Tashi Labtsa pass of above 5,775 m high and climb of Pachermo Peak which rises at 6,187 m / 20, 417 ft above Rolwaling and Khumbu around eastern West of Everest region.

Pachermo Peak Climb grade as Alpine PD means ‘Per Difficule’ used from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification. It is one of the attractive peaks around Nepal Himalaya and can be approached either from busy trekking trail of Khumbu region or from the off beaten trail of Rolwaling areas.

The climb to Pachermo Peak trail goes along the well defined North West ridge which rises from the relatively flat crevassed glacier. The west ridge forms a very uniform slope which is covered with ice and snow and broken by crevasses and small seracs which rise up from the rocky buttresses above the glacier.

From high camp where our summit bid will take place, a straight forward climb with few technical efforts required, sometimes can pose difficulties due to crevasses condition while traversing the ice step below the summit.

NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) named the trekking peaks as Parchemuche instead of Pachermo to retaining its original local name in Sherpa and Tibetan language.

Our adventure to Pachermo Peak Climb begins with a long and interesting drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim to reach at Dolakha district and Charikot town and then heading into warmer rice field country to start the trek and climb.

On leaving the raging Tama Kosi heading towards hills of Rolwaling areas past Sherpa villages of Simikot and Dovan within dense cool alpine forest to reach a wide open valley where vegetation disappears for short alpine bushes and shrubs enclosed within range of mountains at Beding village.

From Beding walk leads to the end of beautiful Rolwaling valley to reach the top of Tashi Labtsa pass, one of the toughest trekking within Nepal Himalaya, where trekkers and adventurer seldom visits these remote and isolated areas.

From the top of Tashi Labtsa where our real adventure begins to reach on top Pachermo peak after much acclimatization and preparation days around Rolwaling valley, after a great climb taking time with support of our Sherpa Climbing guides.

Our adventure continues heading downhill towards Khumbu and Everest areas at Thame village after a great wonderful time within Rolwaling and climb of Tashi-Labtsa with Pachermo Peak climb.

As the walk leads to an end of our memorable adventure at Namche Bazaar and then at Lukla for scenic and short flight back to Kathmandu with mesmerizing and incredible adventure on Pachermo Peak Climb.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:            In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Pachermo Peak climb.
Day 03:            Drive to Gongar 1,400m via Charikot -07 hrs journey.
Day 04:            Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m – 05 hours.
Day 05:            Trek to Dovan 2,500 m – 06 hours.
Day 06:            Trek to Beding 3,693m – 05 hours.
Day 07:            Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes.
Day 08:            Trek to Na gaon 4,183m – 04 hours.
Day 09:            Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m – 05 hours.
Day 10:            Trek to Drolambau Glacier near Tashi Laptsa Base 5,400 m -05 hrs.
Day 11:            Climb Tashi Laptsa Pass 5,755m camp at Pachermo peak base 5,500m-06 hrs. Day 12:     Rest day for                              acclimatization and climbing preparation.
Day 13:            Ascent on top Pachermo peak above 6,187m / 20,298ft and return to base camp.
Day 14:            Reserve or contingency day in case of unfavorable bad weather.
Day 15:            Descend and trek to the other side of Khumbu at Tengpo 4,900 m -05 hrs.
Day 16:            Trek to Thame 3,800 m -5 hrs.
Day 17:            Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3,440 m -05 hrs.
Day 18:            Trek to Lukla 2,820 m – 06 hrs.
Day 19:            Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu – 30 mins and transfer to hotels.
Day 20:            In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 21:            International Departure homeward bound.

Personal CLIMBING Gear For PACHERMO PEAK Equipment list:

 

Plastic Boot                                         a pair
Crampons                                            a pair
Ice Axe                                                 one
Harness                                               one
Carabineer or Karabiner                   two each
Snow Gaiters                                       a pair
Snow / Sun Glass                                one each
Warm Gloves                                       a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.          a set each
Down Jacket                                        one each
Down sleeping bags                            one each with inner linear
Main Ropes                                          200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
Snow Bar                                               2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional)                               one each

 

 

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where you will be received with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in getting refreshed rendezvous with other climbing members and staff.

Here our guide or group leader will brief you with information regarding trekking and climb of Pachermo Peak, with welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese Restaurants includes Folk program of various parts of Nepal.

Day 02:            In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Pachermo Peak Climb.

In Kathmandu for full preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipments,
on this free day take an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities, where you will be within culture and historical sites most of the monuments listed as World Heritage Sites.

Day 03:            Drive to Gongar 1,400 m via Charikot – 07 hrs journeys.
Our marvelous adventure begins with a drive on Kathmandu-Jiri highway, an interesting ride on the mid-hills of Himalaya, passing villages and towns of Charikot and Dolkha to reach at the base of Rolwaling area reaching at Gongar, a small farm villager nearby Tama Kosi River, which flows from Tibet and Gaurishanker mountains.

Day 04:            Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m- 05 hrs.
From Gongar morning walk over Tama Kosi and into a narrow gorge to reach at Chetchet with views of waterfalls, then climb towards cooler zone after leaving warm rice paddy areas.

Walk climbs towards alpine hills reaching our overnight camp at Simigaon village inhabited by Sherpa tribes, a nice farm village growing corns, potatoes, wheat’s, barley and millets, afternoon free visit the old monastery with views of Mt. Gaurishanker and Melung Tse peak.

Day 05:            Trek to Dovan 2,850 m – 05 hrs.
Morning walk starts  heading North East into terraced farm fields and then within lovely forest of rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, and pine trees, walk continues above a hill and then on downhill past cattle herders shades and huts at Gyalche.

After an hour of good walk reaching our overnight camp at Dovan, by the river that flows from the mountains high above, Dovan a small settlement in the middle of a forest with few farm houses.

Day 06:            Trek to Beding 3,690m – 05 hrs.
Morning walk leads to cross over Rolwaling Khola (stream) then climbing up into forested area, where path winds up to reach at Nyimare and Ramding farm a temporary settlements of cattle herders.

Walk continues to a climb and then completing the day reaching at Beding village for overnight stop.

Beding village mostly dominated by Sherpa people a last permanent village within Rolwaling Valley, village set in a gorge with an old monastery and a primary school built by Hillary Trust and Foundation.

Day 07:            Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes.
Today a rest day for acclimatization before heading higher areas and climb above high Tashi Labtsa Pass and Pachermo Peak, on this day short hike around for better views of the mountains and Rolwaling scenic valley.

An important rest day which is necessary preparation for the climb, here our guide provides necessary information of the area, culture, religion with climbing technique for the climb.

 

Day 08:            Trek to Na Gaon 4,180m – 04hrs.
Today’s walk leads at the end of this beautiful Rolwaling valley beneath the towering
Mt. Gaurishanker 7,145 m and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peaks 7,181 m, after Beding village walk up-hill with views of snowcapped peaks Mt. Gaurishanker, Melung Tse, Ramdung Go 5,925 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum 5,558 m, and Yalung ri 5,630 m.

Finally our morning scenic walk reaches a wide glacial valley within Rolwaling which ends into a wall of mountains.

After a pleasant walk reaching at Na Gaon, a temporary settlement of Beding villagers a cattle herders place and a Yak pasture fields, where local people grows potatoes, wheat’s and barley. Afternoon relax and explore this beautiful areas with short walks.

Day 09:            Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m. 4-5 hours.
After a pleasant time at the end of Rolwaling Valley, our next adventure begins from here onwards as morning walk starts crossing over a river towards south bank and then following a shallow stream to Yersa at Sangma, the last temporary shelters of Yak and cattle herders.

After crossing over a wooden bridge climb up on moraines, and then traverse steeply above a main stream to reach the terminal moraine, close to the dam of Tsho Rolpa.

The lake also known as Cho / Tsho Pokhari, our camp on a sandy level ground south side of Tsho Rolpa within Kabuk area, after tough five hours walk.

From the camp catch views of surrounding peaks includesg Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker-Go peaks above 6,793 m.

Day 10:            Trek to Drolambau Glacier near Tashi Laptsa Base Camp at 5,400 m -05 hrs.
From here walk leads to traverse over a moraine above north of the lake, continue walk right along the moraine, occasionally passing rocks overhangs, as walk follows high slopes above glacier avoiding lower section.

Trek along to the centre of hard and rocky glacier to reach our camp beneth Drolambu ice-fall. The steady walk leads to the lowest point of the icefall and then climbing at the point to gain over Drolambau glacier.

Around this section there is some danger of rock-falls sometimes during the day, the middle moraine provides a route up the glacier, and then stopping for overnight camp after finding a suitable campsite where the glacier flattens, the camp surrounded by high mountain views within complete wilderness

Day 11:            Climb on top Tashi Labtsa Pass 5,755m and establish Pachermo base camp.
Today one of the highlight of the adventure, starting early morning before dawn following a path on glacier for an hour or more, and then reaching a spur which provides an easy access to our route on the upper glacier.

Here our guides will fix ropes, make steps and ledge to make it easy for porters, although terrain is not so difficult, a precaution is necessary around these types of mountain landscapes. After everything is set for the final climb, four hours climb along with mind-boggling scenery leads to the top of the pass at highest point of the trek on top Tashi Labtsa pass above 5,755 m high, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns.

Day 12:            Rest day preparation for the climb.
A rest and free day for proper acclimatization and to scout the areas of the climb for next early morning adventure on top Pachermo Peak.

Day 13:            Climb of Pachermo and return to base camp.
From the camp cross a wide crevassed snow slopes to gain a ridge of Pachermo, rising from the broken glacier of the pass, the climb follows with little difficulties although in some conditions crevasses might give problems towards the summit. After the climb descend back to the base camp near Tashi Labtsa.

Day 14:            Reserve or contingency day in case of unfavorable bad weather.
We have reserved a day at base camp understanding the nature of the peak, as well to maintain the itinerary in case of unfavorable weather condition on the climb to the summit.

If all goes well as per our standard itinerary using this free day as rest at base camp or on route Namche Bazaar and Lukla making the walk shorter and enjoyable.

Day 15          Descend and trek to the other side of Khumbu at Tengpo 4,900 m 05 hrs.
After a tough and exciting climb of Pachermo Peak morning and easy descend to reach the other side of Rolwaling towards Khumbu around Everest region.

Our route leads downhill for few hours towards Ngole and further near past glacial pond of Pachermuche-Tsho before Tengpo and then on gradual path to our overnight camp at 4,900 m high at Tengpo, a Yak herders and a summer pasture and grazing areas.

Day 16:            Trek to Thame 3,800 m – 5 hrs.
After a long hard day, walk from here will be enjoyable most of the way to Namche and beyond to Lukla town. From the camp on Khumbu areas walk follows eastwards over snow slopes the trail is well marked and continues with long descent down to reach Thame Khola with excellent views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu and Lumding Himal above the Thame Khola.

After an hour or more reaching dozen or so Sheppard’s huts that makes the place around Thengpo a wide pasture field.

Few hours of gradual walk downhill reaching at Thame Village and our first hint of trekker and human civilization since Beding village.

At Thame with time visit its old and interesting Monastery located upper end of the village, Thame situated on an Old Salt Trade and Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet via a high Nangpa-la pass.

Day 17:            Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m -05 hrs.
Today a pleasant walk to Namche, an affluent rich Sherpa town and an important trading centre with a weekly Saturday market, fresh foodstuffs are brought up from lower villages to barter or sell.

Walk leads east from Thame with short downhill to a bridge over Bhote Kosi river, from the bridge 20 minutes climb to reach a villages with many mani, prayer walls and then walk into green alpine forest on a gentle winding path, after good four hours of pleasant walk reaches you at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop before Lukla.

Day 18:            Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.

From Namche on downhill path to Dudh Kosi River bank, and then with few short ups and downs to reach at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then walk to Monjo village.

 

After Monjo with short rest retrace the journey back to Lukla on the same gradual scenic route back to Lukla with memorable adventure around Rolwaling and climb of Pachermo peak, last day walk back takes you at Lukla.

 

Walk leads you on gradual winding trail past Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla for overnight stop, evening party and last night dinner around Khumbu and Everest area.

 

Day 19:            Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Lukla flight starts from early morning to Kathmandu in fine clear weather, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in a small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

Day 20:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
In Kathmandu a spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla due to bad weather conditions, with opportunity for another sightseeing tour for few hours, after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.

Day 21:            International departure for home ward bound.
After a great and grand experience around high Rolwaling and Khumbu with successful climb on top Pachermo Peak, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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