Off the Beaten
Pharchamo Peak Climbing

Pharchamo Peak Climbing

Least climbed peak in Rolwaling region

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 12
  • Duration:20 Days
  • Max Altitude:[6,187m/20,299ft]
  • Accommodation:Camping/Lodge
  • Activity:Peak Climbing In Nepal
  • Meal:Meals Included
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Start Point:Kathmandu, Nepal
  • End Point:Kathmandu, Nepal
Package difficulty Strenuous  

Climb one of the least climbed 6000m peaks in the Rolwaling/Everest region of Nepal

Trip Overview

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 the Rolwaling region to the Everest Region. Rolwaling region has stayed far from modernism where time has stood still in the ancient period. Pharchamo Peak was climbed for the first time in 1955 by following the northwest ridge. Our climbing route progresses to the northeast of the icefall from Tashi Lapcha Pass and the Base Camp of Pharchamo is at Tashiphuk.

This is one of the least crowded peaks to climb in Nepal. Climbing Pharchamo is a 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.

Our trip will begin following a classic trek through the Rolwaling Valley. We will spend a week in the Rolwaling region trekking and acclimatizing before heading up the pass, Tashi Laptcha that connects Rolwaling to the Everest region. The pass is considered challenging due to its high-altitude terrain and never-ending glacier. We will stay three nights above Naa at Tashi Laptcha pass section and finally get to the base camp of Pharchamo Peak.

From base camp, the next early morning we will follow the classic route from the northwest ridge and pass through the crevassed glacier and seracs to the summit. It takes about 4 hrs on average to reach the summit from base camp. The top of Phachermo allows 360-degree views of Gaurishankar, Everest, Makalu and other mountains. 

Afterwards, we retrace down to base camp, have lunch and continue onwards to Ngole. The next day we trek to Thame from where the Everest three high passes trek starts. Our journey will soon come to an end as we trek down to Lukla via Namche and Phakding from where we fly out to Kathmandu. 

At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful 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 successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide a 1:3 guide-to-client ratio on summit days.

We are dedicated to providing the 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 the usage 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.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling 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 conditions 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.

Trip 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

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Dates & Price

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.

If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.

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Oct, 2022

Trip Start Date09 Oct, 2022
Trip End Date28 Oct, 2022
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Oct, 2023

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Apr, 2024

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Cost Inclusion

  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on a 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
  • Full support crew to assist the group depending on group sizes 
  • Meals and High-quality mountain tents for accommodation during the climbing period
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during the trekking period 
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Pharchamo peak climbing 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 a supplementary oxygen system
  • Group climbing and rope fixing gears required for the climb
  • 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 the trek)
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurance 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

Essential Information

Difficulty

Pharchamo peak climbing is considered strenuous due to a longer duration trek/climb in a remote and isolated area that goes above 5500m and you need to sleep at an elevation of 5000m+ for multiple days. Climbers are required to have an excellent physical level. On summit days, you will leave base camp at around 2 am and will only be back to base camp by late afternoon. This grade trip involves the usage of climbing equipment (Harness, Ice Axe, 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.  

Previous Experience

To partake in the Pharchamo Peak climb, an excellent physical level is required as this trip involves a longer duration of trek/climb. Previous experience of high altitude treks and climbing smaller peaks is of great advantage while climbing a 6000m peaks. While previous experience of trek/climb is a requirement, our carefully planned itinerary allows people without previous experience to join as well. We begin the trip with an acclimatized trek to Rolwaling Valley and afterwards cross the Tashi Laptcha pass before heading to Pharchamo Peak. You should also be both mentally and physically prepared for this trip. A fierce determination, burning desire and teamwork is required. We have allowed ample time for acclimatization and contingency day on our itinerary and there will also be a climbing course at the base camp where your guide will teach you the proper way to use the equipment. 

Meals

All meals are included on the trek and climb from Day 03 to 18 breakfast. We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat, and Momo (Dumpling) to pizza and apple pie. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the teahouse/lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. For the climbing period, it will be a full camping style. Our kitchen crew will prepare the food for us. In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend you bring extra foods, especially for breakfast as your options for breakfast will be limited. Meals worth USD 100-1500 are included on this trip.

Accommodation

Hotel: 4 Nights, Teahouse/Lodge: 10 Nights, Camping: 5 Nights

Kathmandu: 
In Kathmandu, we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like the 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 a twin-sharing basis, and if you would like to have a single room, upon request, you are required to pay a single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.
Regardless of whether you're coming back from the mountains or touching base from the airport, come and unwind at the hotel's beautiful garden, request some fine Italian espresso or a chilled Beer, and escape in the memorable surroundings of Kathmandu's most adored guesthouse.

On Trek:
Trekking in the (Everest and Rolwaling area) does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets but with a wonderful view from your window.  All the teahouses/lodges have a warm dining room lounge. The rooms are fairly basic. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Tented Accommodation:
Your accommodation will be on fully tented camping during the climbing period and for Tashi Laptcha Pass. A tent will be provided for every 2 climbers. If in case of a single by default, then we will provide a single tent without any additional cost. 

Single supplement: 
A single supplement will be charged if someone wishes to have their own room in Kathmandu. Especially when travelling in a group, we will always pair you with someone of the same sex and similar age to share the room with. If in case of a single by default, then clients don’t have to pay for the single supplement. Please note that on the trek, a single supplement is not available due to limited rooms

Weather

The best seasons for Pharchamo Peak Climb are Autumn (from October to the end of November) and Spring (April to May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between 5C 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 a date that is convenient for you.

Training

High-altitude treks and climbs especially in the Himalayas are challenging and require you to be in the top physical, emotional, and psychological condition. The more fitter you are, the more enjoyable your trip will be. Training well ahead in advance is recommended and after you have signed up for the trip, we will send you our training booklet which provides essential information on how best to prepare yourself. 

Whilst on the trip before your actual climb, we will conduct a climbing clinic at the base camp where our guides will teach you the required mountaineering skills. 

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 the group varies, the minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 2 and the maximum is 12 people.

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 travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

More information: Travel Insurance

Guide

Our Guide/Sherpa crews are critical to the success of your climbs that you do with us. We, us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile.

Kunga Sherpa, Everest summiteer and founder of Highland Expeditions, who has successfully guided and organized over 40 expeditions to 8000m as an expedition sirdar oversees our experienced Sherpa crew that will be with you on the climb.  We ensure that they are confident & experienced. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living in other parts of the regions where they were born in. We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen. At Highland Expeditions, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise.

We provide 1:3 climbing guide to client ratio for maximum support during the summit days. 

Drinking Water

We provide boiled water for drinking purposes on all our treks and climbs. During meal time, you can ask your guide to fill the hot water for you. We strongly discourage the use of single-use plastic bottles such as mineral water on all our trips. Carrying a hot water bottle is highly recommended. 

Baggage

You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items etc.) that you may need during the walk. The porter will carry the rest of your gear. We provide 1 porter to every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking and climbing gears. 

During the summit push, you will only carry the essential items that may be required during the climb. Since we begin our summit push from base camp and retrace back to base camp the same day, you will only carry essential items, leaving everything else at the base camp. There will also be 1 guide for every 3 climbers, who will be glad to assist you if needed. 

Trip Style

Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private basis.

If you are looking for a group to join this trip please check our departures section for availability, dates and price. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people. If you want to do something that is not included in our trip list, we are ready to tailor a trip to suit your exact requirements. In short, we will make every effort to get you on the trip you want, when you want.

Equipment List

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trip. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of 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
- Undergarments
- Warm socks
- Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the 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)

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 photocopy 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, Sunscreen and lip balm
- Hand sanitiser/Antiseptic wipes
- Hygiene products
- Basic first aid kit

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

- Down Jacket
- Sleeping bag with liner
- Duffel/Kit Bag
- Group climbing gears

Personal climbing gears:

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

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