Pharchamo Peak Climbing (6187m) - 17 Days

Pharchamo Peak Climbing
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 6187m
  • Activity Trekking & Climbing
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May and from September to November
  • Stunning Mountain Views: Pharchamo Peak provides breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world's highest mountains, including Everest, Makalu, Gauri Shankar, and other Himalayan peaks. The awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped mountains and dramatic landscapes create a surreal and unforgettable experience. Throughout the climb, you'll be treated to stunning panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, pristine glaciers, deep valleys, and remote landscapes.
  • Remote and off-the-beaten-path: The Rolwaling region, where Pharchamo Peak is located, is relatively remote and less explored compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal. The area offers pristine natural beauty, untouched wilderness, and a sense of tranquility. The trek and climb take you through remote Sherpa villages, lush valleys, and high mountain passes, providing an authentic and off-the-beaten-path adventure.
  • Cultural Exploration: The Pharchamo Peak climbing expedition takes you through traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. This provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the friendly locals, and learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life.
  • Rolwaling Valley: The Pharchamo Peak climbing takes you through the beautiful Rolwaling Valley, which is known for its picturesque landscapes, deep gorges, stunning waterfalls, and dense forests. The valley is also home to diverse flora and fauna, offering opportunities for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.
  • Technical Climbing Challenges: Pharchamo Peak presents a technical challenge for climbers, making it an exciting and rewarding endeavor for experienced mountaineers. The climb involves traversing glaciers, ascending steep slopes, and navigating through challenging terrain. The climb provides an opportunity for experienced mountaineers to test their skills and push their limits.
  • Tashi Lapcha Pass: The trekking route to Pharchamo Peak includes crossing the Tashi Lapcha Pass, which is a high mountain pass at an altitude of around 5,755 meters (18,875 feet). The pass offers spectacular views of surrounding peaks and glaciers, and crossing it adds an extra element of adventure to the journey.
  • Adventure and Adrenaline: Pharchamo Peak climbing is an adventure-packed journey that involves trekking through challenging terrain, camping in remote locations, and encountering diverse weather conditions. It offers an adrenaline rush as you conquer technical sections, cross crevasses, and experience the thrill of mountaineering in the Himalayas.
  • Personal Growth and Reflection: Climbing Pharchamo Peak requires mental strength, perseverance, and the ability to overcome challenges. The journey pushes you beyond your comfort zone, helping you develop resilience, self-confidence, and a deeper understanding of your capabilities. It can be a transformative experience that fosters personal growth and reflection.
  • Unique Camping Experience: During the climb, you'll spend nights in remote high-altitude campsites, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Camping in such pristine and serene environments under starry skies is a unique experience that allows you to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas.

Pharchamo Peak is also known as Parchamo Peak and Parchemuche Peak which is situated in the Mahalangur range of the Himalayas in Nepal. It is also Located to the east of the Khumbu region, at an altitude of 6,187 meters and it presents mountaineers with a formidable but ultimately rewarding challenge. It was first ascended by Peter Boultbee and Denis Davis in 1955 AD during the month of April.

The ascent of Pharchamo Peak calls for climbing expertise and experience. The climb requires the use of ice axes, crampons, and ropes, as well as traversing glaciers and steep slopes. Because of its height and technical challenges, it is widely regarded as challenging to scale.

The journey begins from scenic drive to Gongar Khola from Kathmandu which takes about 7 to 8 hrs of drive. You will get an opportunity to travel around the beautiful Rolwaling Valley taking in the spectacular mountain views. The Tashi Lapcha Pass is the highest point of the trek, from which climbers make their way back down to the Pharchamo Base Camp situated at an altitude of 5700m.

The views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Nuptse (7896m), Mt. Thamserku (6800m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Mt. Ama dablam (6812m), Mt. Gauri Shankar (7134m), Mt. Island Peak (6189m) and many more from Pharchamo Peak are absolutely magnificent. Climbers wanting a strenuous yet rewarding experience in Nepal often choose this route because it mixes the excitement of mountaineering with the stunning scenery of the Rolwaling Valley.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival team from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and will transfer you to hotel. In the Evening you will have a briefing about your Pharchamo Peak climbing with a guide.


  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will brief you about the trek. You can visit the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

Early in the morning, we will depart for the trip from Kathmandu to Gongar Khola. The journey takes us through some beautiful landscapes in Nepal. After a thrilling journey through a rough and bumpy road, we will finally make it to Gangor Khola.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1440m
  • Duration:7-8 hours drive

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to Simigaon. As we make our way to Simigaun, we will be treated to breathtaking panoramas of Mt. Gauri Shankar, stunning waterfalls, and picturesque farmlands and villages. Along the trip, we will have the opportunity to get to know the Sherpa people and their culture, who are always friendly and open to visitors. We will visit Gongar Monastery and the nearby Sherpa settlement of Kartung on the way to Simi Gaon. Finally, we will be at Simi Gaon after an exhausting climb.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2000m
  • Duration:5-6 hours

We will begin our journey after having breakfast at Simigaon. In the morning, if the weather is clear, we will have spectacular views of Gaurishankar Himal (7134m). We will descend to the Rolwaling valley after a strenuous ascent through a rhododendron forest and over the 3976-meter-high Daldung La Pass. We'll be hiking down a rugged path that will eventually lead us to Dovan.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2850m
  • Duration:5-6 hours

After breakfast, we will begin our trip to Beding. You can admire the stunning Gaurishankar Himal (7134m) in the distance as you make your way up the rocky trail that goes alongside the Rolwaling River. Along the way, you can observe Sherpa villages, which are made of stone walls and wood or stone roofs, and eventually reach Beding, the largest Sherpa village in Rolwaling valley. In the evening, we have the option of exploring the local villages, which are home to numerous Buddhist monasteries and gompas.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3693m
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Following breakfast, we'll set off along the path leading to Na Gaon. In order to reach Na Gaon, the path ascends alongside the Rolwaling River after passing through the Gompa Gate. The village of Na Gaon is found in close proximity to the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake and is encompassed by a number of towering peaks. We will spend two nights in Na Gaon.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4200m
  • Duration:5-6 hours

For a variety of different reasons, Na Gaon makes for an excellent area to acclimatize. At Na, we have the option to relax, go on a hike, discover the local culture, or see the historic monasteries. Since we need to ascend to higher altitudes over the next few days, we strongly advise that you take a day off to relax in Na Village so that you can get acclimated to the high altitudes.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4200m

After a hearty breakfast at Na Gaon, we will continue our journey to Chugima. We'll use a wooden bridge to go across the river, then climb several moraines to reach the Tsho Rolpa dam. The Tsho Rolpa glacier, which is also referred to as the Cho Rolpa glacier, is one of the largest glaciers in the Rolwaling Valley and is located at an elevation of 4,580 meters. We will set up camp to the south of Tsho Rolpa, which will provide us with excellent vantage points for Chobutse, Dragker-Go, and many other peaks.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:4920m
  • Duration:5-6 hours

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lodge & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5200m
  • Duration:4-5 hours



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5700m
  • Duration:4-5 hours

The most notable day of the journey is today, as we will be making our way to the top of Pharchamo Peak, which stands at an elevation of 6187m as well as we will cross Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m). We will make an early start to avoid the harsh weather conditions during the afternoon. The views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Nuptse (7896m), Mt. Thamserku (6800m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6369m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m), Mt. Gauri Shankar (7134m), Mt. Island Peak (6189 m), and many more from the summit of Pharchamo Peak are absolutely magnificent. After spending some time at the top and taking good pictures, we will descend. We will also cross one of the highest passes, situated at an altitude of 5755m, Tashi Lapcha Pass. Then we will make our way to the high camp on the other side.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:6187m
  • Duration:7-8 hours

Today, we will start our descent from Pharchamo High Camp and make our way to Thengma village. We will spend the night in a lodge at Thengma.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Our journey today is much more gentle, and it will take us 5 to 6 hours to reach the famous town of Namche Bazaar, where you can explore the various stores, cafes, and other attractions. Our overnight lodging will be at Namche.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5-6 hours

You will start your trek a little early. As you make your way back to Lukla, you'll reminisce on what you've come so far since the first day of the trek. In the evening, you can celebrate your accomplishments with a little party at Lukla.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Finally, the last day of the trek, your final breakfast of the trip. Catching the scenic flight from lukla you will return to Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu our guides will transfer you to a hotel from the domestic airport.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:35 minutes

Representative from Moon Himalaya will drop you to international airport for final departure three hours prior to your flight schedule.

    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Gangor Khola on private vehicle for our client.
    • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for our client.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
    • Accommodation during the trek.
    • Accomodation during the camping period.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
    • Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Permit fee.
    • Pharchamo Peak climbing permit fee.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
    • Group equipment (Fixed rope, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock Piton).
    • Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Gangor Khola for the guide and porter.
    • Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for the guide.
    • One expert government license holder trekking & mountain guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 12 to 15 kg only)
    • Cook for climbing period.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment for the guide.
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for the porter, sherpa, cook and other staffs.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of Pharchamo peak.
    • Office service charge.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Client travel insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, requires 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • All specialty drinks (mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) while trekking.
    • Hot shower, battery charging and wifi during the trek.
    • Entry fees in monastries, temples and museum.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donations to monasteries or schools, wifi, laundry etc
    • Tips for guide, porter and cook.
    • Things that goes beyond "cost includes" list.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Required Climbing Equipment: Ice axes, crampons, ropes, harness, helmet, and other technical climbing gear.
    • Required Trekking Equipment: Sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and other personal gear.
    • Electricity: Most teahouses have electricity however, portable solar chargers are recommended for charging electronic devices.
    • Weather: The weather is unpredictable in the Himalaya so we recommend you to be prepared and pack the gear for rain, snow and wind.
    • Medical Considerations: Altitude sickness is a concern, and it's recommended to have a thorough medical check-up before the trip.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might effect your Pharchamo peak climbing such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concern.
    • Medication: Please inform us about any medication that you use daily so our guide can help remind you during the trip.
    • Permits: You require Pharchamo Peak climbing permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Permit, Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card. 
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