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:-
- nausea and vomiting
- 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.
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.
- 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
- Trek bag-pack
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Thermo-rest sleeping pad
- Water bottles
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Mountaineering boots
- AscenderDescender/Abseil device
- Snow bar
- Ice hammer
- Helmet (optional)
- Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
- Soap (biodegradable)
- Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Tissue paper/toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial Hand wash
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Camera with extra batteries