Pharchamo Peak - 6187m

The peak lies south of the Tashi Lapcha high pass on the way of Rolwaling trek. Parchamo peak has become the most popular climbing peak for the trekkers those who are crossing the high Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,755m/18,875ft) to Khumbu Valley in the Everest area. The peak can be combined with the more demanding trek Rolwaling valley together.

View from the pass the mountain is an attractive but straightforward snow peak with a well-defined north-by-north west ridge rising from the relatively flat, crevassed glacier astride the Tashi Lapcha and to the west of the ridge the face forms a uniform snow slope broken by crevasses.

Pharchamo Peak Suggested Peak Climbing Itinerary:
Elevation: 6187m/20293ft.
Region: Rolwaling Himal
The route: Kathmandu - Dolakha - Shigati - Gongar - Doranangbu - Beding - Na - Kabung - Kydug Kongma - Drolmaban - Tashi Lapcha - B.C.
Best season: Sept. to Nov.& April to May.
Facility: Climbing only, need to porter for all gear and food
Program duration: 22 day

Itinerary | Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival Kathamndu & transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Preparation day / sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to trailhead, Dolakha and overnight camp
Day 04- 10 Trek to Na village
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Na Village
Day 12-13: Trek to tashi Lapcha Base Camp
Day 14: Trek and overnight nearly Tashi Lapcha Pass
Day 15: Climb attempt and after the top trek back to Teng Po
Day 16: Trek to Thame (Khumbu Valley)
Day 17: Rest at Thame or Namche Bazar next day
Day 18-22: Trek back to Lukla and fly to Kathamndu

Cost includes
Arrival and departure transportation, 3-meals a day during trekking, Camping gear (two-man tent, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent) Supporting field staff including professional climbing guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances Peak permit fee and Domestic airfare including airport tax, conservation and national park area entrance permit and first aid service.

Cost excludes
Hotels in Kathmandu, International departure airport tax, Personal Insurance, Personal equipments - sleeping bag, down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. Equipment allowance (Legally each expedition must be providing equipment allowance for all Sherpa, guides and porters. This allowance is necessary for brand new equipment (sleeping bag, shoes, crampons, down jacket, raincoat etc.). Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost, laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Peak Climbing Information:
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized 33 climbing peaks 2 different groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ which are given below. Please check the related fee accordingly.In exercise of the powers conferred by Nepal Government (NPG). Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has made the following rules to be observed for the climbing of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya as listed in Appendix "1" These rules will come force at once.

Where applicable definitions for these rules will be the same as those for Nepal Government, Mountaineering Expedition Regulations 1979 and its first Amendment 1984.

Any person or Mountaineering team desirous of climbing the peak listed in Appendix "1" must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association. Application to climb the peak must be made in the form as prescribed in Appendix "2"
Permission may be climb the peaks will be granted for a period of one month only.
Permission may be extended, if necessary, for another period of two weeks.
The period of permission granted relates to time spent for climbing above the base camp. The trek to and from the base camp is not included.
Application for climbing permit may be made at any time by the concerned Mountaineering team. Permit will be granted on a first come first serve basis.
Each climbing party will be given a permit as prescribed in Appendix "3". The right permission to another party for climbing the same peak during the same period is reserved by Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Nepal Mountaineering Association will recommend to Immigration Office of Nepal Government for obtaining trekking permit of the area to the team Members.

Group Size Climbing Fee US$ Additional Persons / Maximum number of members in one team is 12.
1-4 Persons US$ 350.00 N.A.
5-8 Persons US$ 350.00 US$ 40.00 Per Person
9-12 Persons US$ 510.00 US$ 25.00 Per Person
Garbage Deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks:
A Garbage Deposit fee of USD 250.00 payable to NMA is required to obtain permits for all 33 NMA peaks. Refunds on the Garbage Deposit shall be as per NMA provisions.

Protection of Environments:
Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials such as fix ropes, pitons etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.

All employees going above base camp must be insured for personal accident to the value of NRs. 5,00,000/- (Amended 1999) For More information
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