Pachermo peak stands at 6273m and is located in the heart of Rolwaling region. Pachermo peak climbing is not a technical climb, but on account of the altitude and remoteness, it’s certainly quite a challenging one. It is one of the attractive peaks in Nepal and can be approached either from busy trekking trail of Khumbu region or from the off beaten trail of Rolwaling region. Pachermo Peak Climbing in the Rolwaling Himal leads through an area which has remained untouched by the west.
The scenery is unforgettable, the route leads along beautiful river valleys before emerging in high alpine country and there are excellent views of Gaurisankar, Melungtse and many other great peaks. The peak climbing of Pachermo starts with a flight to Lukla and then a trek toward the Thame village via Namche bazaar. We walk past the glaciers throughout the day and explore the beauty of the surrounding. Pachermo Peak has become a climb for trekkers crossing the high Tasi Lapcha (5,755m) to Namche Bazaar in the Everest region.
From the high camp, we cross the wide snow slopes to gain the ridge of Pachermo. You will have awesome views of the lofty-mountains located in the Everest region, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world and dozens of other peaks located in the region such as Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Mt.Kantega are some among others.
Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek.
All accommodation whilst on trek.
You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Trekking permits, Peak Climbing Permit and National Park fees if needed.
Kathmandu –Lukla and Lukla - Kathmandu Round flight ticket.
All domestic airport taxes.
Peak climbing Guide and Trekking guide equipment and wages
Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail and camping arrangement at base camp cook. Kitchen boy, tents, mattresses, food, fuel, kitchen and camping equipment.)
Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary tent and equipment
All the staff insurance, well paid salary, equipment, transportation.
All the transporting.
Government taxes and service charge.
Medical supplies (first aid kit)
Travel and rescue Insurance.
Hire of climbing equipment if not bringing own.
Food in Kathmandu.
Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.
All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)
Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.
Tips for guide porter.
Arrival In Kathmandu
Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!
A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country.The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!
Kathmandu to Phakding Trekking time 3 hours
After an early breakfast we will head straight to the airport where we will fly to Lukla. The flight is about 40 minutes but one that you will never forget as we fly over the foothills of the Himalayas.We will arrive and as porters are employed to carry the luggage we will have chance for a cup of tea before starting the trek. Lukla is 2800m above sea level and we will be trekking to Phakding which is 2653m. It is a short trek around 3 hours- through local villages and alongside a river.
Phakding to Namche Trekking time 6 - 7 hours
Today we begin the trail up the valley alongside the river. A easy morning trekking and we will be in Monjo (2835m) in time for lunch. This afternoon is where the uphill really kicks in! the reward is worth it as it is the first time you will get a view of Mount Everest . Today we enter the Sagarmatha national park and then we cross the Dudh Kosi river and through to the village of Jorsale. After this the steep climb up to Namche begins and it is at a well timed rest stop where we will see Everest. We will be in Namche for lunch and a well deserved rest. There are many shops here and a chance to relax and any supplies needed. Namche is at 3440m and so is where the altitude can sometimes start to effect people.
Acclimatize at Namche
We will stay in Namache for an acclimatisation day with a walk up to a village Khumjung which is interesting to see village life and also you get great views of the mountains.As we will be walking higher to around 3780m this will also help in the acclimatisation process.
Namche to Thane (3820m) Trekking time 4-5 hours
Today we will have easy day walking . we gradually ascends passing very traditional small sherpa village throuth the pine and rhododondorn forest. We cross Bhotekosi River and asccend to Thame village. We will visit Thame monastery which is location in one hour hike up the hill side from Thame. Then return to thame for over night.
Thame to Thengpokharka (4230m) 4 to 5 hours.
Today we ascend the main trail towards Thamo Teng and from the top we will turn westwards passing through small chorten and mani on the way. We fallowing continue on this trail west of the veally of Thame Khola passing yak pasture and we arrive at Thenpokharka.
Thengpokharka to Ngole(5100m) 5 to 6 hours.
After breakfast we leave the river valley behind and the trail goes towards north-weest, ascends and cross a rock slide, grassy moraine below rock overhangs to a rock strewn area. Another one hour ascends we will get Ngole, the best sheltetered base camp site bellow the pass.
Ngole to High Camp (5641m) 4 to 5 hours.
Today is easy day we continue climbing north-east of the icefall from Tashi Lapcha over scree beneath the rock wall of Tengi Rari Tau and arrive on Rocky terraces to set the High Camp. We clear the necessary preparation for the sumit next day.
High Camp – Summit (6178m.) – Base Camp (5100m.) 7 to 8 hours.
We start early in the morning after breakfast around 4 am. We climbe the snow slopes to gain the ridge of Pachermo rising from the broken glacier of Tashi Lapcha pass. We continue climbing on the ridge and reach on summit without much difficulty. From the summit will have impressive view of Cho Oyu, Tengi Ragi Tau, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kangtega and Kusum Kangaru. After the click picture we retrace our steaps to the base Camp.
Spare Day for Summit
The spare day will be used if we could not climb the peak due to bad weather condition or for some other reasons.
Base Camp to thame (5 to 6 hours.)
We descend through the glacier, pass rock slide grassy moraine and following the all way down to Thame.
Thame to Namche Trekking time 4to 5 hours.
The two villages of Thame and Thamo which we walk through today are very traditional Sherpa villages and we will get a great glimpse of how they live in the region. We will cross the Bhote Khosi river on the suspension bridge, and we will then have a good opportunity to see Musk Deer as the vegetation changes.We will get back to Namche where we will spend the night.
Namche to Lukla Trekking time 6-7 hours
An early start to walk and The trail descend steeply for about one and a half hours. After that the path has small ups and down to phakding via Monjo. A relatively easy and short walk for your last steap trekking and we will be in Lukla hopefully 4 pm ensuring plenty of time for a wander through the village there is even a Starbucks!
Lukla to Kathmandu Sighteeing
An early start to the airport and weather permitting a flight back to Kathmandu. We will arrive back to hotel mid morning and a welcome shower and clean clothes will be waiting for you. The rest of the day will be at your leisure with lunch, shopping in the Thamel and adjusting to civilisation!
Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture. A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.
Return to theHome . Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.
For all the Everest Treks you will be flying from Kathmandu to Lukla and then at the end of the trek, you will need to do the return flight. This flight is very weather dependent and can be delayed or cancelled at short notice if the weather is not suitable for this mountain flight. At Top of the World Treks, we will do our best to manage this situation and if your flight is cancelled we will do all we can to get you on the next available flight. It maybe is possible for a helicopter to be charted but this will be at an extra cost and up to the group at the time. We plan extra days into our itineraries in case this happens but you are also welcome to plan extra days if you wish.
We can arrange sightseeing and tours in Kathmandu if you wish on these extra days. If the weather continues to see cancellation then it must be decided on the group whether to continue to wait or transfer the trek to another range – such as Annapurna or Langtang. We will fully advise you if this becomes the case.
Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety. All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns. This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wishes are taken into account, however, the Treks leader decision is final.
Book our fixed departures
1. Equipment Check – List
What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about! We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.
The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow.
2. GENERAL CHECK – LIST
The following basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)
- Waterproof sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Lightweight thermal gloves.
- Underwear (4)
- Shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
- Sun hat or Scarf.
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.
- T- shirt (2)
- Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).
- Sunglasses with UV protection.
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season
- Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.
- Small padlock to lock trek bag.
- Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)
- Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
- Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.
- Water bottles.
- Small wash towel.
- Footwear appropraite to the trip.
- Waterproof shell trousers / pants. (Preferably berathable fabric)
3. TREKKING CHECK LIST
In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel outer.
- Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).
- Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.
- Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.
- Gaiters (optional).
- Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)
4. MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST
In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
- Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.
- Mountaineering Safety harness.
- Mountaineering Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).
- 120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravines.
- Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).
- Prussik loops .
- Climbing helmet (optional).
- Jumer (Ascender & Descender).
- Pocket Knife.
- Head lamp.
- Rope and Snow bars.
- Ice crew.
- High altimeter.
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow – covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.
5. EQUIPMENT RENTAL
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.
- Sleeping bags.
- Down Jackets.
- All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)
- Ice hummer.
- Climbing Harness .
- 2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.
- 12 – point Crampons.
- Plastic Climbing boots.
6. FIRST AID MEDICINE
- Bandage for Sprains.
- Plaster/ Band- aids.
- Iodine or Water filter(optional)
- Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.
- Antiseptic ointment for cuts.
- Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
- Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.
- Oral rehydration salts.
- Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).
- Anti – diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
- Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
- Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.
- Diamox (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.
- Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).
- For more details please see our staying healthy topic.