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Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Phari Laptsa Peak at 6017 meters.
  • Hike upto Gokyo-Ri for magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Explore the sub tropical dense forests as well as many traditional villages with warm and friendly Sherpa locals.
  • Scenic flight : Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

Trip Introduction;
Phari Laptsa Peak is an impressive as well as popular peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal at the elevation of 6017 meters. Phari Laptsa Peak was granted a permitted trekking peak only after the year 2002. The peak rises from the broad and flat yak pasture grounds, above the village. It is a uniform slope all the way to the final summit pyramid which is an undistinguished snow and ice slopes. The trip also includes the excursion of Gokyo valley which truly is a magical and enchanting spot on this plant. Also, a hike upto Gokyo-Ri is included for magnificent views of valleys and high mountains including Everest. Phari Laptsa Peak climbing with Nepal Guide Treks is perfect for those seeking to gain peak climbing experience and to enjoy the 180 degrees panoramic views of beautiful valley and high mountains in the midst of world’s highest mountain ranges.

Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a good day sightseeing at Kathmandu, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region. We will start our trek from Lukla. Our trail is a gradual uphill ascent through dense forest filled with rhododendron and oak trees. We will spend a day at Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa Capital, for acclimatization and exploration. From Namche our trail passes through the small village Dole and head towards Gokyo. At Gokyo, we will make an early morning hike to reach Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is considered as one of the best view point in the entire Everest region. After enjoying the magnificent sunrise view over world’s towering mountains, we will retrace our steps descending on the same trail that leads  to Phari Lapcha Base Camp and further towards the High Camp.

As soon as we arrive at the high camp, our Sherpa crew will set up our camps and make necessary preparation much needed for the successful summit climb of Phari Laptsa Peak. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early as the strong winds at noon can create obstacles in climbing the peak summit. Following the guidance of our experienced climbing experts we head towards the summit of Phari Laptsa Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded by magnificent views over world’s towering mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Baruntse, the majestic Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks. After spending some quality time at the top, we will descend to base camp. From the base camp it is an easy trekking all the way down to Lukla. Our adventurous climb of Phari Laptsa Peak ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & Transfer to Hotel
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing around world heritage sites of Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [45 min flight & 3-4 Hrs Trek]
After breakfast, we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Phakding we start our trek by crossing a long suspension bridge and then follow an undulating trail that passes through Benkar. We will cross Dudh Koshi river once again before gently ascending to reach a small village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking continues as we pass through densely forested areas and head towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post where we need to register before heading further. After registration we will descend over stoned staircase to cross another suspension bridge and then make a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization.
Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes. By now we have reached over 3,500 meters above the level, so proper acclimatization is a must in order to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful climb of Phari Laptsa Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or make an hour’s hike up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for enjoying best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.    
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After spending a good day rest for acclimatization and exploration at Namche Bazaar we will follow the route that heads all the way up to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of the town. From there we will have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. From Khumjung our trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. Our trek from the top is a downhill journey down to Phortse Tenga and from there we start to climb steeply through rhododendron and birch forest towards Dole for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Gokyo Lake [4750m/15580ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
From Dole we will follow the trail that climbs along the side valley and pass along many summer settlement areas before arriving at Machhermo. From Macchermo we head towards the lakes of Gokyo. Our trail is a gradual descent following the melt water rivers of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, we start to climb steeply into a valley, passing the first of the five lakes of Gokyo. We will soon arrive at the second lake and the third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake). We head towards its eastern shore, the settlement of Gokyo for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] and back to Gokyo Lake [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we start early for an early morning hike to Goyko Ri, one of the finest view point in Everest region for mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and several surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. After about two hours of uphill trekking, we will reach the top of Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters for enjoying magnificent sunrise view over world’s towering mountains. After spending some quality time at the top, we descend back to Gokyo. We will spend rest of the day exploring around the beautiful glacial valley of Gokyo.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Phari Laptsa Base Camp [5520m/18106ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a good day at Gokyo, we continue to follow the trail that heads towards Phari Laptsa Base Camp. Our trail is a gradual ascend journey through alpine vegetation towards a good campsite at 5,520 meters. Once we reach the base camp , our crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions. Afterwards the crew will make preparations for setting up camp at the higher altitude before attempting the main summit climb of Phari Laptsa Peak.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp [5720m/18761ft] [3-4 hrs Ascend]
Today is a rather short day trekking but demands high level of devotion. Leaving the base camp, we will follow the trail that climbs steeply. The trail is often snow covered and icy. Using ropes and crampons we climb higher towards a good campsite at 5,720 meters. Once we reach the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make final checks on all the climbing gears much needed for the main summit climb of Phari Laptsa Peak – the following day.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Summit Phari Laptsa Peak [6017m/19736ft] and back to Base Camp [8-9 hrs]
Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit of Phari Laptsa Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with up-close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in the Khumbu region. We will spend short but quality time at the summit and descend following the same route to reach back to the Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to Machhermo [4410m/13578ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Phari Laptsa Peak, we take things easy and start our return journey from the base camp by retracing our steps on the same trail that passes through beautiful Gokyo valley. We will have our lunch at Gokyo and continue on our trek following a rather easy trail to reach back to Machhermo for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Machhermo [4150m/13612ft] to Namche Bazaar[3440m/11283ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
After breakfast, we leave Machhermo and then follow a rather easy downhill trekking that passes through several summer settlement areas to reach Dole. Our trail from Dole is a steep downhill trekking through dense rhododendron forest towards Phortse Tenga. From there we climb up to a ridge and continue trekking as we pass along the settlement of Khumjung. A rather easy trail from Khumjung will lead us back to Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Today is the last day of our trek which leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We descend passing through dense forested area – a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. A final  uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 16: Free day at Leisure
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner.

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu towards own destination
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

 

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Your Program Duration = 17 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Phari Laptsa Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Challenging Climb !! Incredible Experience - 'Phari Laptsa Peak'

We are very pleased to receive top level of service from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team. We had a great time during the whole trip. Our guide – Sonam Sherpa was experienced and energetic person who led us to the summit. Awesome feeling once at the top , we got lot of pictures and memories from the trip. Also, the crew were very caring, polite and humble. We loved everything about the team’s planning and progression. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks to anyone wanting to adventure related activities in Nepal. Trust us !! You won’t be disappointed. We can’t promise but we really look forward to do more peak climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in future.

Keep up the good work !!!

Sebastien and Benjamin – Belgium 

Adventurous climb of Phari Laptsa Peak with NGT !! Thumbs UP

Our climbing trip of Phari Laptsa Peak was truly adventurous. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition arranged the climbing of Phari Laptsa Peak. Everything prior and after the trip was well taken care. We are very happy and satisfied with the team’s outstanding service. Many thanks to our guide – Ang-Dendi Sherpa who with his excellent climbing knowledge and experience led us to the summit. It was incredible to stand at the top !! We want to do more peak climbing with him and Nepal Guide Treks in future. And for those seeking for serious and adventurous climbing experience, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is definitely the right company to go with.

Best of luck for future !!

Nathan, Jacob and Ethan – Australia     

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