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.