Parchamo Peak Mountaineering is an attractive peak that fascinates every trekker passing through. The peak rises high above the well known as Tashi Lapcha Pass and forms a part of the Rolwaling Himalayan range. The elegant and straightforward snowy summit of Parchamo Peak Trek was first ascended in 1955 by Dennis Davis and Phil Boultbee. They were the members of the highly successful Merseyside Himalayan Expedition led by Alf Gregory.
We also approach from the less beaten Rowaling region and cross the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5755 meters towards the Parchamo Peak Climbing Summit. Parchamo Peak Tour is an opportunity to gain a lifetime trekking experience. In the same manner, the adventure-seeking climbers also get an opportunity to achieve the summit of Parchamo peak Expedition. Furthermore, we would be able to explore the two fabulous Himalayan trekking regions of Nepal. Parchamo Peak Climbing has become the most adventurous peak climbing trip in Nepal.
Both Rolwaling and Khumbu valleys are well recognized as the most thrilling trekking locations in the world. This trip offers Himalayan Peak as well as the good experience of Sherpa and Tamang Culture along with their lifestyle. Parchamo Peak is a desirable climb for the trekkers who are crossing Tashi Lapcha.
Parchamo Peak is the seventh-highest trekking peak in Nepal and it requires only trekking peak for the summiting. From the top, you can get the majestic views of Himalayas as well as enjoy magnificent views of the Rolwaling Valley to one side and the Khumbu region on the other side.
Parchamo Peak Expedition begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu towards Gongar Khola. From there, we start our climbing trek and it passes through the dense forest filled with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees towards the traditional village of Na. We take a day’s rest for acclimatization before heading further into higher altitudes. From our trailheads for the crossing of the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5755m to reach Tashi Cape where we get acclimatized and well prepared and head off for climbing the summit of Parchamo Peak. It follows the footsteps and guidance of experienced climbing experts recommended by Nepal Guide Treks.
The first thing to remember is to Parchamo peak Summit includes several technical sections. They are snow slopes with crevasses and small seracs, that makes the peak climbing tasks more complicated. We will overcome the technical sections and head towards the summit of Parchamo Peak. Once at the top, we are also rewarded with panoramic views that include Amadablam Expedition, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, Cho Oyu and other surrounding mountains.
After achieving the Parchamo Peak Climbing Summit, we steep descent and a pleasant walk all the way down to Lukla passing through Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa Capital. By all means, our adventurous peak climbing trip in Nepal full up with exciting Parchamo Peak Climbing which ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Parchamo Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
7-8 hrs Drive
After breakfast, be prepared for the driving trip towards Gongar Khola from Kathmandu. We take a full day jeep drive. The first couple of hours we follow the smooth road of Araniko Highway, following the drive of Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi River bank side. En-route we enjoy the scenery from several hilly regions of Nepal. Drive through the adventurous zigzag and the rugged road takes us to reach at Gangor Khola for first overnight stay.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4-5 hrs Trek
Today, we start our first day of trekking (pre-climbing) journey following the west bank of Bhotekoshi River. Impressive views of Mt. Gauri Shankar, beautiful waterfalls, passing through the agricultural farmlands, charming villages make our day worth full until reach at Simigaun. On the way, we observe and explore Sherpa culture and other mixed cultural villages, frequently encounter and interaction with honest and hospitable natives.
5-6 hrs Trek
Today, we begin our journey with steeply climbing through beautiful rhododendron forest until reach to Shakpa at 2460 meters. After Shakpa, we again gradually ascend towards a ridge of Sambur Danda. Then cross the adventurous pass Daldung La Pass at 3976 meters and descend down to Rolwaling valley. Again we follow a path to long diagonal descends to Rolwaling river. After crossing a wooden made small bridge, we continue heading to east through narrow shaded Rolwaling Valley to reach Dobhan. The Nepali word Dovan means a place of a junction where two or more rivers junctions each other.
Today, after taking breakfast we start our journey to Beding, firstly we begin through gentle uphill trails. The trail passes through the numerous numbers of Sherpa settlements, explore Sherpa villages made from stone walls and wood/stone roofs. Beding is the largest village settlement in the Rolwaling region of Nepal, located in a narrow George sandwiched from the beautiful landscape. At evening, we can explore the villages, Buddhist monasteries and gompas as well as hike to Manlung La – A splendid viewpoint.
Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
3-4 hrs Trek
Today, we follow the trail north side of the river, a short day walks to reach another charming village settlement of Na. As we gradually gain the altitudes, an impressive close-up view of mountains starts to appear. Na village is not a permanent village, in a summertime animal are grazed and potatoes are grown over there.
A day at Na village for acclimatization will be worth staying to hike around the villages, explore various roughly made monasteries as well as great views of Mt. Chobutse 6689m raises above Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake, Ramdung Peak and other snow-capped peaks. We highly recommend taking a rest day at Na Village to be familiar with the altitudes since we need to gain more altitude in the next few days.
4-5 hrs Trek
After taking breakfast, we head towards Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake; first, we cross the river and follow the south bank of the river. We gradually walk through moraines, often ice and snow-filled steps. This is also a short day walk, if we took an acclimatization day at Beding we could reach at Tsho Rolpa in a single day walk, our safety and security concern about the possible mountain sickness, designed the itinerary with a very flexible schedule. Tsho Rolpa Lake, a glacier lake allows exploration of the surrounding places i.e. Omai Tsho and the Ripimo Shar valley to the north.
5-6 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we start our journey firstly ascend towards the glacier. We recommend starting our day before heated by the matured sun lights since if we will be late, the snows will be melted and the wind blows also would be increased and makes our walk difficult. After crossing the glacier, we follow the trail towards the eastern corner right above from the glacier. Then we descend towards the southern edge of Trakarding Glacier. Again, we follow the ascending trail that leads to reaching Drolambu Glacier.
6-7 hrs Trek
Today’s walk contains very crucial value since we need to cross the adventurous Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5755 meters. We start our journey early in the morning, we follow an ascending natural ramp that leads us to reach and cross the pass. Tashi Lapcha pass is a rocky and snow-covered adventurous ridge made up by beautiful snow-covered peaks in both sides. From there, we can have great views surrounding of mountains and peaks. After crossing the pass, we immediately start to descent around 100m to make a camp at Tashi Cape.
We take a rest and altitude acclimatization day at Tashi Cape. It is essential to take an acclimatization day for ensuring the successful Parchamo Peak Climbing. We spend our day to be mentally and physically prepared, arranging the essential gears, practice and get instructions about the usages of equipment, hiking and walking around the surroundings.
9-10 hrs Climb
Today, we are going to attempt our climb towards Parchamo Peak. We start our climb early in the morning, flow the snow slope; we climb north-east over the rock and snow made walls of Tengi Ragi Tau. Instructions and the guidelines provided by our experienced climbing guide needs to be followed carefully. From the summit, we will be rewarded by splendid views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt, Kusum Kanguru and much other snow-capped peaks. After having the successful summit, we descend and head to reach Ngole.
Today, we continue to trek towards a long descends towards Thengpo Kharka. En-route we can have great views of Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Makalu and several other snow-covered mountains. Thyangbo Kharka has few tea houses and good camping sites.
After breakfast, first, we follow a trail to reach Thame. After Thame, we follow the trail along Bhote Koshi River; descend gradually towards Punki Tenga, passing the several charming villages. It is an old trade route over the Nangpa La into Tibet. Today, we follow gentle ascend and descend walks, an easy walk after accomplish many hard walking in previous days, leads us to reach Sherpa capital – Namche Bazaar.
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We descent passing through the dense forested area – a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. After a while, a final uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
45 min Flight
We will take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful achievement of Parchamo Peak summit.
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 area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: (Breakfast + Farewell Dinner)
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
You don't have to face any difficulties while applying for Visa. The easiest way to get a visa is to apply for Visa on Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport which you can get it approximately on 30 minutes.
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Nepal Government has formulated strict rules and regulations due to which people of under 18 are not allowed to climb any peaks and the issuance of the permit.
People can climb or trek throughout all the year in Nepal. But the best time for climbing and trekking would be March-May and September - November.
Normally we have made the itinerary for Parchamo Peak Tour that finished in 19 days under which you would have enough time to get acclimatize and experience the majestic view of Himalayas as well as get the best trekking experience of your life.
It's better if you get training before beginning the journey which will boost up your confidence. Regardless, if you don't have the training, our experienced Sherpa Guides will provide you with the necessary climbing training's as well as teach you how to tackle the technical sections.
There are solar panels installed in the trail which makes it easier for you to charge your devices. But due to weather condition, you would not be able to use those so it's better to carry your own devices like a power bank and spare batteries so that there wouldn't be any problem.
No, we don't provide climbing insurance for the climbers. You need to get personal insurance through companies that provide insurance services. If you want we can suggest some companies which you can visit by clicking the link here.
In Nepali tradition after the successful summit of the peak climbing guides and porters generally expects tips but it is not compulsory to provide. As we do not have summit bonus for this peak, you can give around USD $200 to climbing guide and USD $100 to the porter.
As the aircraft flies in the Everest Region, it can not fly much higher and is of small size with the only capacity of 15-16 people. So you are allowed only 15 kilos per person on the aeroplanes.
If you want to carry more, you would have to use cargo service which costs you USD $2 per kilos.
Yes, all of our climbers are highly trained and experienced who have been working in the field of mountaineering for many years. They are trained and certified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association and Everest Summiters Association. If you want to know more about our climbing guides you can visit the link.
During the Parchamo Peak tour, you will be accommodated both on the lodge as well as tented camp. This tour lies in the remote part of Nepal and there are high chances of falling rocks from above the hill. Also, there will be a strong cold wind which will make our journey difficult for which we have to prepare well with warm clothes and equipment.
During the trek, at day time the temperature will be around +10 degree Celsius while in the evening the temperature will be around -5 to - 8 degree Celsius.
At the time of climbing and camping, the temperature will be around -15 to - 25 degree Celsius. You have to be equipped with proper gear and equipment for this tour which you can visit here.
Parchamo Peak is a technical and physically demanding peak which requires experienced mountaineer with previous climbing experience. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition provides world-class climbing crew and guide (Sherpa) to make your journey worthwhile.
Parchamo is physically demanding and challenging peak due to which it has only 80% success ratio.
Parchamo Peak is one of the technical trekking peaks. It lies border at Tasphi Lapcha and Khumbu Region. You can see the most beautiful views of World's largest Glacier "Khumbu Glacier" and surrounded by hundreds of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Everest 8848m, Cho-Oyu and many more...
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I just arrived after successfully achieving the summit of Parchamo Peak together with Nepal Guide Treks. The teams performance in overall was first class. I really enjoyed my days during the trek and the climb. Interesting cultures and friendly local are what inspired me. Besides, the magnificent views of high mountains is the achievement of lifetime. Loads of thanks to NGT once again.
Just came back after climbing Parchamo Peak with NGT. The trip was totally awesome, what an amazing feeling !!! The views of breathtaking landscapes and stunning mountains were magnificent. Outstanding performance by the trekking and climbing guide – Dendi Sherpa with experience and knowledge really made the trip, a memorable adventure.
We will return and do more treks with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions in future !!
Highly Recommended !!!!!!
Wishing luck !!!
Henry & group
Many thanks to Nepal Guide Treks for arranging our trip to Parchamo Peak. We are very thankful for your excellent service during the whole period of trekking and climbing. Just loved the nature, people and their cultures. Climbing the Parchamo Peak was difficult but with the guidance of our expert Ang Dawa, we really made it to the summit. It was just truly amazing feeling. Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions is a professional and experienced company which we strongly recommend for any kind of activity in Nepal.
Best of Luck !!!
Kristian Baer & Team
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