Parchamo Peak (6279m) is part of the Rolwaling Himal range and lies just west of Everest. It overlooks both the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions and is a straightforward but spectacular ascent for experienced climbers. The Khumbu region, through which you’ll trek before veering off to Parchamo, is the heartland of Sherpa culture. As well as the stunning mountains, there are many cultural attractions along the way, such as Tibetan Buddhist stupas, monasteries, prayer wheels, and large carved mani stones.
Parchamo Peak sits atop the TashiLapcha Pass, which separates the Rolwaling and Khumbu regions. Rolwaling is a wild, isolated high valley, whereas Khumbu is the popular and well-visited home of Everest. On this trek and climbing expedition, you get a bit of the best of both worlds: the adventure of climbing a lesser-visited peak, plus trekking through a rightfully famous and popular region.
This climbing expedition begins with a short but exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This small town on the edge of a mountain is the gateway to the Everest region, so is always busy with trekkers, porters, and support animals passing through. Trek to Namche Bazaar, a bustling Sherpa town full of lodges, cafes, souvenir shops, and cultural attractions like monasteries and museums. This is the last place on the Everest Base Camp route to stock up on supplies, plus at 3440m it is an ideal place to acclimatize, so it is always busy here.
After Namche, veer off towards Thame, Thengpo, and Ngole. Set up base camp on the moraines below Parchamo. Climb to the northeast of the TashiLapcha Pass, and set up the high camp. The peak is accessible from here, above the glaciers of TashiLapcha. From the peak, you can look down and enjoy stunning views of the Rolwaling Valley on one side, and the Khumbu region on the other. Return the same way, and fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
The first few days of this trek will be spent sleeping in basic but comfortable lodges on the Everest Base Camp route. Then, switch to tented accommodation. On the return, sleep in lodges again. There is the option of staying in very high-quality lodges in some places, should your budget allow.
Parchamo Peak Climbing Trip Itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Thame (3,820m).
Day 07: Trek to Thengpo Kharka (4230m).
Day 08: Trek to Ngole or Parchemo Base Camp (5100m).
Day 09: Trek to High Camp (5640m).
Day 10: High Camp to Summit (6279m.) – Base Camp (5100m).
Day 11: Extra day for the Summit if bad weather or extra acclimatization day.
Day 12: Trek back Base Camp to Thame (3820m).
Day 13: Trek to Namche (3440 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters).
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
A full day guided tour to numerous of historical and spiritual attractions listed under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will join the group meeting and provide a detailed briefing for the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
An early morning beautiful flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the Dudh Koshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of Chauri Kharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of Thado Koshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding (3-4 hours)
During the day, we follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. And stand with the Views of Thamserku (6608 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbi Yui Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of Tok Tok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps following zigzag for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb towards Namche Bazzar.
As an acclimatization day we walk to the village of Khunde (3840 meters) Khumjung (3780 meters) and Everest view hotel via the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude. The day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and Ama Dablam (6856 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours).
After breakfast we start our hike to Thame and we gradually ascend passing a small Sherpa hamlet in a beautiful walk. And letter on We cross the Bhotekosi River then ascend to Thame amid stone – girt field set in a broad valley. After lunch we will have leisure time to visit Thame Monastery which is located in one hour hike up the hill side from Thame. Kwangde, Thamserku. Kusum Kangaru are visible from here we return to Thame. (3-4 hours).
After leaving the Thame Valley We climb the main trail towards Thamo Teng and from top of the hill we turn westwards passing mani and chorten on the way. The undulating trail continue take us to the west of the Thame Khola valley passing by Yeak pasture and to Thenpo kharka. (4-5 hours).
We leave the river valley behind and the trail goes towards north – west, ascends around a limb of Tengi Ragi Tou. We further cross a rock slide, grassy moraine below rock overhangs to a rocky landscape. Around one hour of hike takes us to the moraine beneath the overhangs to Ngole, the glacier camp site below the pass. We make the necessary preparation for the high Camp next day. (5-6 hours).
We continue climbing north – east of the Icefall from Tashi Lapcha over scree beneath the rock wall of Tengi Ragi Tau and arrive on rocky terraces to set the high camp.
We start early in the morning after breakfast around 4:00 am. We climb the snow slopes to gain the ridge of Parchamo rising from the broken glacier of Tashi lapcha pass. We continue climbing on the ridge and reach the summit of Parchemp Peak 6179 meters. There may be crevasses near the summit which could give problem while climbing but our experience climbing guide will check properly. From the summit we can enjoy the dramatic view of Cho Oyu, Tengi Ragi Tau, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru and many others peaks. We then track our steps to the base camp. (9-10 hours).
The spare day will be used as contingency if we could not climb the peak due to unfavorable weather condition or for some other reasons.
We then descend through the glaciers, pass rock slide, grassy moraine and following the valley continue to Thame. (5-6 hours)
Trek back to Namche Bazaar stay at Namche.
The way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and continue to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. (6-7 hours)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu free day at Kathmandu Hotel stay overnight.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to the Himalayas or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
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