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Pharchamo Peak Climbing

Pharchamo Peak Climbing

20 Days [6,187m/20,299ft]
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Quick Facts

Trip Duration 20 Days Trip Grading Strenuous
Max Altitude [6,187m/20,299ft] Best TimeOct - Nov
Apr - May
Trip ModeCamping/Lodge Group SizeMin 1 Max 12
Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Least crowded peak
  • Rolwaling and Khumbu Valley
  • Attractive snow peak lying south of Tashi Laptcha Pass
  • Ample days for acclimatization

Pharchamo Climb Overview

Pharchamo Peak (6,187m) exists to the south of Tashi Lapcha Pass which links Rolwaling region to Everest Region. Rolwaling region has stayed far from modernism where time has stood still in ancient period. Pharchamo Peak was climbed for the first time in 1955 by following northwest ridge. Our climbing route progresses to the north-east of the icefall from Tashi Lapcha Pass and Base Camp of Pharchamo is at Tashiphuk.

This is one of the least crowded peaks to climb in Nepal. Climbing Pharchamo is the rewarding experience that offers breathtaking scenes of Gaurishankar, Melungtse and several other peaks. The well defined ridge stretches above Drolambu glacier to the summit. Traversing Tashi Lapcha Pass, visit to Tsho Rolpa Lake, exploring remote Rolwaling Valley and observing the diverse flora and fauna and rich cultural diversity of Rolwaling Valley and Khumbu Valley are highlights of Pharchamo Peak Climb.

Summit Day

We will follow the classic route from northwest ridge and pass through crevassed glacier and seracs to the summit. It takes about 4 hrs to reach to the summit. The top of Phachermo allows 360 degree views of Gaurishankar, Everest, Makalu and other mountains. 

Why climb with us?

At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed in maintaining the climb safe and success with quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience of successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days.

We are dedicated for providing highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.

Is this trip for you?

  Grade   Strenuous
  Physical Rating   7-8
  Total Duration   19N/20 Days
  Trekking Duration   14N/15 Days
  Climbing Duration   1N/2Days
  Maximum Elevation   6,187m/20,299ft at Pharchamo

This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.  However previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 02 : Exploration of Kathmandu and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 03 : Drive to Gongor Khola [1,440m/4,726ft]
  • Day 04 : Trek to Simigaun [2,036m/6,682ft]
  • Day 05 : Trek to Dhongang [2,800m/9,189ft]
  • Day 06 : Trek to Beding [3,790m/12,437ft]
  • Day 07 : Trek to Na [4,200m/13,783ft]
  • Day 08 : Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]
  • Day 09 : Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]
  • Day 10 : Trek to Chukima [4,560m/14,961ft]
  • Day 11 : Trek to Tolomban (Zabuwa) [5,410m/17,753ft]
  • Day 12 : Traverse Tashi Lapcha pass [5,755m/18,882ft] and trek to Tashi Phuk
  • Day 13 : Summit Pharchamo [6,187m/20,299ft] and trek to Ngole
  • Day 14 : Contingency day for any delays
  • Day 15 : Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft]
  • Day 16 : Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 17 : Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]
  • Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 20 : International departure

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required

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Map & Itinerary
  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street
    • Meal : None
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu and trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your exploration tour in Kathmandu, which includes Bouddhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. However, sometimes, depending on your flight arrival, if it’s too late into the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you some sleep and rest so that you can get rid of that jet-lag before you venture out of the Hotel for our interesting tour. In the evening, you will be briefed by your trek and climb leader about your trekking program the next day. In case you have fallen short of any trek and climb equipment that you may need, this time can be used to arrange for it.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 03 - Drive to Gongor Khola [1,440m/4,726ft]

    We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive to Dolakha. The route is scenic with views of GauriShankar and other Mountains and peaks. From Dolakha, we will continue to drive towards Charikot where we can get close observation into the life of locals. We will reach Gongar Khola in about 8hrs.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 04 - Trek to Simigaun [2,036m/6,682ft]

    After early breakfast, we will follow the trail that rises along western edge of Tamakoshi River. The path gets tapered in a gorge before it reaches Chetchet. We will enjoy the view of cascading waterfall and move further whereby we will reach Tama Kosi River. Crossing this river, we will climb uphill to Simigaun village. We will place our camp nearby the local Gompa that allows scenic view of Gaurishanker Mountain. Stay overnight in Simigaun.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 05 - Trek to Dhongang [2,800m/9,189ft]

    Early in the morning, we will head north from Simigaon and follow the escalating path uphill through colorful rhododendron forest. Exiting from the forest, we will reach the grazing area where local cattle can be seen grazing on lush green vegetation. After brief ascend, we will pursue the lowering path to the River. We will pass through small settlement area of kyalche and reach the wooden bridge. Crossing the bridge, we will make it to Dhongang where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Beding [3,790m/12,437ft]

    We will leave our campsite in Dhonkang after breakfast and cross Rolwaling River from where the path progresses through pine, oak and rhododendron forest. We will climb uphill and reach small village of Nyimare. The path continues through farmland of Ramding village to Beding which is one of the major villages in Rolwaling Area. Beding village allows panoramic views of Gaurishanker Mountain, Melungtse Mountain and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight in Beding.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Na [4,200m/13,783ft]

    The path takes us into bit higher altitude on this day where we will experience cold climate. Leaving the Sherpa village of Beding, we will take long and slow walk along Rolwaling River for better acclimatization. We will be blessed with close-up views of surrounding mountains and peaks and awe-inspiring natural scenery. We will reach to our campsite in Na. This is a temporary settlement used by locals for cattle grazing. We can get stunning view of Chobutse Peak (6689m) that rises above Tsho Rolpa.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 08 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]

    Rest is recommended at Na before traversing the Tashi Laptcha Pass at an elevation of 5,700m. It will help us in better acclimatization to the changing altitude. We can take a short hike on this day
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 09 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,200m/13,783ft]

    We will take second day of rest on this day. For better acclimatization, we can arrange side trip to Yalung La Pass which allows views of glaciers, peaks and mountains along with view of Ramdung Peak and Yalung glacier. Stay overnight in Na Gaon.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10 - Trek to Chukima [4,560m/14,961ft]

    Spending a memorable days in Na, we will cross the river and head south to reach Yersa at Sangma which is the last place of cattle herders. We will cross the wooden bridge and follow ascending path through moraines to the dam of Tsho Rolpa. Tsho Rolpa is also known as Cho Pokhari. We will set our camp to the south of Tsho Rolpa from where we can enjoy views of Chobutse, Dragker-Go and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight in Chukima
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 11 - Trek to Tolomban (Zabuwa) [5,410m/17,753ft]

    We will leave Chukima and continue walking through Drolambu icefall that is located below Tashi Labcha Pass to reach Jabowa. This is going to be a difficult trek. The journey continues through the eroded valley where there is no trace of habitat. Experience the sheer wilderness of being in a distant land on this day.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 7-8 hrs
  • Day 12 - Traverse Tashi Lapcha pass [5,755m/18,882ft] and trek to Tashi Phuk

    We need to start our trek quite early in the morning before sunrise. Walking through the glacier, we will pass through spur that allows easy access to upper section of glaciated region. After 4 hrs of strenuous climbing, we will reach to the top of Tashi Lapcha which rewards us with views of awe-inspiring sceneries. The summit is marked with cairn and prayer flags. We will lower down to the other side and walk along glaciated pond to Tashi Phuk where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 8-9 hrs
  • Day 13 - Summit Pharchamo [6,187m/20,299ft] and trek to Ngole

    We will attempt to reach summit of Pharchamo peak on this day. This is going to be a short climb that continues for mere 4 hours. From Tashi Phuk, we will take steep climb. We are greeted by awe-inspiring views of peaks in Khumbu region. After spending some time on summit, we will take 2 hrs of descend to Ngole where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 7-8 hrs
  • Day 14 - Contingency day for any delays

    This is a free day which has been allocated in itinerary to ensure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption even if their occur complications during climbing peaks. The successful adventure depends on multiple factors like weather condition and fitness of our fellow crew members. In such case, the contingency day will be useful for sticking up to the plan.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 15 - Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft]

    Leaving our campsite, we will head east over snow slopes. The trail lowers down to Thame River and then to Thengpo. The path is scenic with views of peaks and mountains that rise high above Thame River. We will pass along dispersed temporary settlement to Thengpo. Moving along pasture field, we will follow the trail to Thame.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 16 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Leaving Thame, we will make return trip back to Namche Bazaar. The path is easy where we will be pursuing the descending trail for most part of the trek. We will pass through rhododendron forest and small Sherpa settlements to Namche where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 17 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    Our last day of trek following the Dudh Kosi River down to Lukla. It’s only a gradual walk along the Dudhkhosi river after our steep descent from Namche. We’ll have lunch on our way and we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Rest of the day is free and you can relax under the warm sun & reflect on the emotional experiences we had while hiking through these massive mountains that have probably helped us re-discover ourselves in ways least expected. This is our final day on these fantastic mountains. Later we celebrate our successful completion of trek & climb with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 18 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climb.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 19 - Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb. While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 20 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : None
    • Trekking Hours :
Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

2019 Departures
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
14 Apr, 2019 02 Nov, 2018 USD 3,800 Available Book Now
13 Oct, 2019 01 Nov, 2019 USD 3,800 Available Book Now
10 Nov, 2019 29 Nov, 2019 USD 3,800 Available Book Now
Trip Info
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Cost Inclusion

  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
  • Meals and High-quality mountain tents for accommodation in Rolwaling region and climbing period
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges after Thame
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Pharchamo peak permit with garbage deposit. 
  • National Park Fees
  • LUKLA-KTM Airfare
  • All ground transfers and escorts as mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Personal/Group climbing gears
  • Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
  • Waterproof Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses and tips

Optional Add Ons

  • Single supplement
  • Hotel upgrade

Important note

The day-to-day program is subject to weather, conditions and the progress and wishes of the group. Most importantly, the leaders will be making daily decisions, for example, about exactly how far or which way we go, and will be thinking ultimately about the safety and health of all in the party, as well as the enjoyment of the group and success in the outcome of the trek and climb. We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

Climate

The best seasons for Pharchamo Peak Climb are Autumn (from October till end of November) and Spring (April to mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between -20C to -5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekking and climbing during the monsoon seasons and winters are not recommended as the visibility is poor and limited whilst upper parts and high passes could be covered with snow.

March, April, October and November are the favoured months. Please choose the date that is convenient for you.

TRIP GRADE

Pharchamo Peak is graded under APline PD+ which suggests it to be a challenging climb. Use of ice axe and crampons is a must to climb these slopes. Since you will be receiving a full day pre-climb training, where you can learn mountaineering skills and know the correct way of using climbing gears, previous experience of climbing is not essential. It would be beneficial to prepare yourself for the climb with some regular training including running, cycling or gym work. Be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs per day on average.

A Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on trek.  You will be served a hot cup of tea/coffee at your tent followed by a small basin of hot water to wash up. Before breakfast you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter during  breakfast. We will have our lunch break after few hours of trek and  ample time to rest and perhaps some reading during that break. Trek after lunch will be generally shorter enabling us to reach camp. Tea and coffee awaits you at the campsite and your tents will be set up before you arrive.  Hot water will be given for wash up before dinner is served usually at 6.00 pm. Please bring your flask and/or water bottles for refill of hot water/drinking water for personal use at night. After dinner, the evening is free to play cards and recall the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Meals

We will have a full crew comprises of a Leader, a Sirdar,  a Cook, an Assitant guide, Helpers and Porters on our camping treks.  A tent will be provided for every 2 persons, however a single tent will  be provided upon request at a cost for a single supplement  cost which is stated in  trip costing. We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. Our Chef will prepare exceptional meals and ensure its quality preparation. He will be with us and is responsible for all meals during our trekking days. You can and is encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating - chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks etc.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery.  Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.

 

 

On Camping Trek

On Camping trek

For every 2 persons, a tent is provided together with a sleeping bag, mattress, pillow and other for comfort.  You may consider to bring along an extra mattress or inflatable mat.

Group size

Group size: Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate a trip is 2 the maximum is 12 people.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get  travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)  in high altitudes where there are no other means of transporation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also another important factor to include when purchasing your Insurance. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

Tipping and Taxes

Though tipping is not compulsory but gratuity is appreciated. A suggestion of an allocation of USD 8.00-10.00 per day per person for climbing trips  – this can be handed to the leader/Sirdar at the end of the trek in the presence of the staff for distribution as gratitude.  You can also give away your trekking equipment such as boots, jackets, trekking poles, head torches to the crew.

On the last day of the trek, we will have a celebration night with all our trekking crew and we suggest the gratuity to   the staff be given only at the end of the trek.

Communication

The communication in Rolwaling area is frequently disturbed and landlines are affected often. Mobile network are not available in most of the places.

On peak climbing trips, we always provide satellite phone for emergency purpose. If you need to keep in contact with our family or others, with nominal charge you can use the satellite phone.

First Aid Kit

We supply a first aid kit with standard medicines prescribed by doctors and Oxygen for emergency purposes.  Besides that, upon request and with additional cost, we can provide for a High Altitude Mountain doctor.  Your trip leader/Guide is experienced and has knowledge in medications. But if you are more comfortable, we suggest that you bring along your own common medication supplies such as pain-killers, for cold, diarrhoea, nausea and fever.  Some nasal ointment and throat-moisturising pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.  Age is no barrier to undertake an unforgettable trekking experience.

People And Culture

Sherpas live in the upper regions of Rolwaling and Khumbu.  They emigrated from Tibet about 600 years ago. The Khumbu region has provided a strong group of able bodied, hardy and fearless Sherpa porters and guides. Sherpas practice Tibetan Buddhism, which is also known as Lama Buddhism.

Personal Expenses

Everest region is more expensive than the other regions in Nepal, as most of the goods has to be air-flown and then laboriously carried to their final destination by porters. You need cash for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (only available in some places).

Itinerary Changes

The itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion must coincide with the original itinerary.

You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote mountain region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

Rescue/Evacuations

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty; we undertake to do everything possible to transfer you to the nearest hospital.  Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, kindly ensure that all expenses are fully covered by your insurance before assigning it or must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.

Luggage While Trekking

While on the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porters.  You only carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.  - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box which is not chargeable in Kathmandu.

Care For Porters And Staff

Our porters and staff are provided with adequate clothing and equipment for high altitude conditions.  They are also well paid and is well groomed.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for these kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment .   You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear:

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Thermal
  • Inner wears
  • Under garments
  • Warm socks
  • Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from trek.
  • Trekking shoes (Full)
  • Snow Gaiter
  • Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
  • Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)

Personal climbing gears:

  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
  • Helmet (Optional)
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ascender/Jumar
  • Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
  • Screwgate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
  • Prusik loop

Documents

  • Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
  • 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
  • Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
  • Flight tickets
  • Credit cards in case of emergencies
  • Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

(Please carry the photo copy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others

  • Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
  • Headlamps with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Camera with charger or spare batteries
  • A pair of trekking poles
  • Water bottle one (1) litre
  • Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
  • Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
  • Padlock
  • Binoculars
  • Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

  • Quick drying towel
  • Small face towel
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
  • Face and body moisturizer, Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
  • Hygiene products
  • Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of trek.

  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag with Liner
  • Duffel/Kit Bag
  • Group climbing gears

Trip Extensions

In addition to your trek, we can organize extension trips to both within Nepal and other neighbouring countries. For example, you may want to try water-rafting or a jungle safari in Nepal or even a Nepal Cultural Tours. If time permits, you may even want to include a trip to our neighbouring countries i.e.  Tibet, India or Bhutan.

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