About Pharchamo Peak Climbing

Pharchamo Peak Climbing is one of the most famous climbing peaks in Nepal that was first climbed in 1955. Located south of the Tashi Lapcha Pass, Pharchamo Peak is a moderate snowy peak that does not many involve technical sections. To reach the summit of this peak, you have to cross a few crevasses and glaciers. Rolwaling valley is the main way to reach Pharchamo Peak. Crossing Tashi Lapcha Pass is very difficult and dangerous, that's why in 1980, the route got closed. The route to this peak follows a very remote part of Nepal, which is touched by only a few tourists.

Pharhchamo Peak is also known as Parchemuche. This peak is not mentioned on the Schneider Rolwaling Himal map but given 6,187 meters height. However, as per the Shipton's and Gregory's expedition surveys, the peak has given 6,318 altitudes. If you see this from the Tashi Lapcha Pass, you will notice a well-defined northwest ridge. Regardless of all these things, Climbing Pharhchampo Peak is a very challenging and adventurous journey that requires a big heart and huge courage. Get in touch with us to know more about Pharchamp Peak Climbing.

Highlights of Pharchamo Peak Climbing

  • Scenic drive to Dolakha
  • Adventurous and challenging trail
  • Trek through picturesque and ancient villages
  • Get to see the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals
  • Explore beautiful Tsho Rolpa Lake
  • Cross challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass
  • Get to see breath-taking landscape throughout the trail
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Kusum Khangkaru, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc


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You will arrive at Kathmandu airport, where one of our team members will pick you up and take you to the hotel. Later, in the day, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. End your day by joining a delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

You have a day to visit nearby monuments and explore the local market in the morning. During the afternoon, you will prepare for the trip and pack all the equipment & clothing. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Drive from Kathmandu to Dolakha passes through places like Lamosanhu and Charikot. From Dolkha, you begin trekking towards Shingati. The trail passes many villages and forests crossing streams. Before reaching Shigati, you walk along the TamaKoshi River. 

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It is going to be a long trekking day. You begin the day early in the morning and descend to a riverside. The trail then passes through small villages and forests. Crossing a suspension bridge, you reach Jagat, a small town. 

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Continue walking on a flat and ascend & descend through dense forests. Crossing a few suspension bridges, you pass by several small villages, where you will see small tea shops. Further, the trail goes through lovely rhododendron forest and Sherpa villages to Simigaon.

  • Camp
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The trail goes through dense forest and enters in the Rolwaling Valley. Further, you ascend and reach a forest. Passing the forest, you cross a stream and descend to a Rolwaling River. 

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The trail passes through lush forest and offers a stunning mountain views. Crossing Rolwaling River, you trek and reach Beding. From here, you walk to the bank of the river, where you will camp.

  • Camp
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Leaving Beding behind, you pass by a lush forest and trek. Soon the valley opens up and walking on flat land, you reach Na village. Na is a beautiful scattered village that offers many camping grounds. Moreover, it is also the oldest village in Rolwaling Valley.

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After having breakfast, you begin trekking enjoying the amazing landscape and mountain views. Passing through a few scattered settlements and forested paths, you reach Tsho Rolpa Lake. 

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You wake up early in the morning and trek towards Trakarding Glacier. The trail follows the glacier path throughout the day. You get to see wonderful views and find yourself in pristine calm nature. 

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The trail gradually ascends to Tashi Lapcha Phedi through the rugged path. Enjoying glimpse of Drolambau Glacier, you pass by Noisy Knob initially followed by the High Camp. 

  • Camp
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Today, the trail will take you to Pharchamo Base Camp. The trail enters the premise of Sagarmatha National Park and ascends to Tashi Lapcha Pass. Crossing the pass, you descend and reach the base camp. From the top of the pass, you get to witness heavenly landscape views.

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It is a rest day. You are free to explore nearby areas. Today, the team leader will give you short climbing training and teach you how to use gears properly. Rest and gain your energy for the major climb.

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You wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards Pharchamo Peak. Walking on a snowy slope using crampons and ropes, you reach the summit. From the top of the peak, you get to see a surreal view. After spending some time at the peak, you descend to Ngole for a night stay.

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You wake up early to enjoy stunning sunrise and begin descending to Thyomgbo. The trail will be rocky and also passes through moraines of Pharchamo Glacier. 

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It is going to be a short day. Leaving your campsite at Thyomgbo, you walk on a wide path that leads to pastures. Further, the trail drops down to Thame through small villages and lush forests. On the way, you get to see a lovely landscape view.

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From Thame, you descend for an hour to Sanasa enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Kusum Khangkaru, Mt. Ama Dablam, etc. Further, the trail crosses the Dudh Koshi River and passes through the rough section to take you to Namche Bazar. It is the biggest Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region.

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From Namche Bazar, the trail steeply descends through lush forests crossing several streams and small villages. You reach Phakding and climb through dense forest and reach Lukla.

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After having breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu enjoying the last views of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore around and have a relaxing night.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

You can use this day as per your wish. If you want we can arrange guided sightseeing tour for you or just get a map and explore around. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You will return to your home today. Our team member will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time.

    Good to Know

    Why go on Pharchamo Peak Climbing with us?

    We are a very reliable and trustworthy travel partner that will help you to complete the journey without having any issues. We are experienced trekkers and climbers traversing in the Himalayas for years. Our years of expertise made us offer high-quality service. We have already led many groups to the top of Pharchamo Peak, and we are sure, we will also lead you.

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing route

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing begins with a scenic drive to Dolakha, and from here, you begin trekking towards Shigati. The trail then passes through villages like Jagat, Simigaon, Daldung, and Beding. Enjoying a beautiful landscape view, you reach Na village, and hike up to the Tsho Rolpa Lake. Further, you gradually ascend towards Tashi Lapcha Phedi Camp via Trakarding Glacier and move towards Tashi Lapcha Pass. The trail then takes you to the summit of Pharchamo Peak and descend to Ngole. From here, you drop down to Namche Bazar via Thyomgbo and Thame. You will then trek and reach Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

    Best time to go Pharchamo Peak Climbing

    You can go to Pharchamo Peak Climbing in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November). The weather mostly remains stable with moderate climate and stunning views. These are the peak time of the year to do climbing in the Himalayas. Other seasons like winter and monsoon is not a good time to go on Pharchamo Peak Climbing due to bad weather and unclear view.

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing difficulty

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing is a difficult climbing. The trail includes many ascends & descends through steep, rugged, and snowy paths. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. As the altitude increase every day, it gets more difficult. Therefore previous trekking experience with good health, physical fitness, and strong determination is needed to go on this climbing.

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

    Altitude sickness is one of the major problems that you have to face during Pharchamo Peak Climbing because of the high altitude. It happens if the body did not properly acclimatize with the increased altitude. Therefore, it is very important to not gain elevation more than 500 meters a day. We have added ample rest days in our Pharchamo Peak Climbing itinerary to give you enough time to adjust to the altitude.

    Below you can read about symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness:

    Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • loss of appetite
    • shortness of breath

    Prevention of altitude sickness:-

    • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
    • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
    • Make sure you're drinking enough water
    • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid smoking
    • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
    • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

    Food & Water during Pharchamo Peak Climbing

    While staying in camp, the meals will be cooked by our trained porters. We offer delicious and healthy meal options. You will find both the veg and non-veg option in it. Other dishes like rice, curries, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, momo, veggies, curries, chapati, porridge, pudding, bread, eggs, etc are available. Drinking water is available everywhere. Make sure to carry a water purification tablet to double purify water.

    Accommodation during Pharchamo Peak Climbing

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing is a camping journey. Your main accommodation will be camping during this peak climbing. We provide separate sleeping tents to all the team members with a dining tent and washroom tent. Our tents are of high-quality and keep you warm. As it is one of the remotest regions of Nepal, it is very hard to get any accommodation on the trail. Moreover, the trail here is also not developed like other trails of Nepal.

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing cost

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing cost may differ from one company to another because of the itinerary and services you will be getting during the journey. The package cost usually includes accommodation, meals, ground transportation, permits, and expenses of guide & porter. For more information, you can check our cost includes & excludes section or get in touch with us.

    Environmental Practices

    We practice several measures to not damage the environment during our trips. We have planned our trip adopting the best sustainable equipment that we can use for the long term. While returning from the camps, we collect all the garbage and encourage our guests to not leave any waste on the base camps. Likewise, we also suggest our guests use reusable containers for water or any other things.

    Pharchamo Peak Climbing Packing List

    We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

    • Clothing
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece/wool pants
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Sunglasses with UV protection


    • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    • Trail Map/Guide book
    • Binocular
    • Reading book
    • Journal & Pen
    • Pencils and small notebooks
    • Camera with extra batteries