Pharchamo Peak (6187m\20298ft.) Climbing is considered as one of the best ways to explore Rolwaling region and Khumbu region of Nepal. Here trek to Pharchamo provides you a great chance to explore the panoramic views of mountains like: Cho Oyu (8188m\26864ft.), Amadablam (6812m\22349ft.), Thamserku (6608m\21679ft.), Kusum Kanguru (6369m\ 20895ft.) etc. along with unique culture of famous Sherpa and other peoples, following their own traditions, rituals and norms in both Khumbu and Rolwaling region. You can also explore the amazing wild animals like wild yaks, spotted deer, musk deer, red panda etc. in beautiful forests of pine and bamboo.
Pharchamo Peak (6187m) or Parchemuche Peak is a trekking peak that lies to the south of Tashi Lapcha and gives you amazing views of many mountains. This peak climbing also explores the least explored part of Rolwaling region and Khumbu region. The North – west ridge rises relatively flat and crevassed with glacier that extends from Tashi Lapcha Pass. The west ridge forms a uniform snow slope which is broken by crevasses and small seracs rising from the rocky lower walls above the Drolambau Glacier. Parchamo peak 6187 m (20298 fit) can be combined with more challenging Randumg Go Peak to make the climbing experience more exciting. The first summit to this peak was mad by Dennis Davis and Phil Boutbee in 1955. From then on, numerous climbers have successfully attempted the peak.
Moreover, we initiate our trek form Kathmandu by taking amazing flight to Lukla. This flight is one of the highlight of the trip and you won’t forget the experience. From Lukla, we start our trek and reach Phakding only to trek to Namchhe Bazaar – Namchhe Bazaar is popular hub for Everest region trekkers and climbers. We continue our trek to Thame and then to Thengpo Kharka from where we trek again to Ngole. Along the trail you experience the amazing Himalayan views and learn why Nepal is called the country of Himalayas. From Ngole, it is all the way to High Camp – we take rest at the High Camp and learn basics about the climbing. Next day, we summit the Pharchamo Peak and then the successful summit rewards us with breathtaking views of mountains like Tengi Ragi Tau, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and many more. The returning route is same and once we are in Kathmandu, we organize a small gathering to celebrate the successful summit with Sherpa’s, climbing guides and other stars.
Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you to hotel for further briefing about the upcoming trip. In the evening, a small meeting shall be held to discuss and prepare for the trek. And after meeting you can roam around Thamel to get familiar with environment and location.
Today, you are transported to domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport with our team members. And take scenic flight to Lukla, this flight cumulates as the world’s most dramatic flight as we fly above the breathtaking green and white mountains. Upon the arrival, we do some packing and preparation and head to Phakding. Once you reach Phakding you can either rest or take short trek to local monastery. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
From Phakding we trek to Namchhe Bazaar. The trail is uphill with downhill combined of crossing rivers and bridges. This way, our trekking permits are checked and pass some famous suspension bridge as well. Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Although we are acclimatizing, Health experts recommend us to stay active and move short distance instead of remaining idle. Therefore, we acclimatize in Namchhe Bazaar by taking a day hike to Thame or by visiting Khunde. Namchhe bazaar is full of facilities like government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants and various markets. This way you won’t get bored and acclimatize well. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
This is a short hike and for our first pass, Renjo La Pass: to reach we have to leave usual Everest trail and take toward north-west toward Tibet to the village of Thame. Thame is famous as the Tenzing Norgay himself grew up here & houses famous Thame Monastery. You can see Thame, Kwangde, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru and other Himalayas from here. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We climb take the main trail towards Thamo Teng and from the top we turn west to pass mani and chorten’s on the way. We continue our trail by taking the west of the valley of Thame Khola and pass Yak pasture land to reach Thengpokharka. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Today, we leave river valley of Ngole behind and trail north-west to ascend a spur of Tengi Ragi Tou. We cross a rock slide, grassy moraine and after an hour of hike takes us to the moraine beneath the overhangs to Ngole. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We climg the north-east of the icefall from Tashi Lapcha which is over scree beneath the rock wall of Tengi Ragi Tau and arrive on rocky terraces. We set our tent here and then prepare ourselves with necessary equipments and trainings to summit the next day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Early in the morning, we start our summiting journey. First we climb the snow slopes to get to the ridge of Parchamo which rises from the broken glacier of Tashi Lapcha Pass. Continuing our clilmb on the ridge we reach the summit without much difficulty. Once you are at the top; Cho Oyu, Tengi Ragi tau, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru and other mountains can be seen. Then after taking our time there, we trace ourselves back to Base Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Nature is unpredictable and sometimes some team members suffer from severe condition. Reserving one extra day to fill any kind of contingencies helps to complete the climb successfully in case of bad weather & suffering of any team member. If the trip goes smoothly this day won’t be used/necessary. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We descend all the way to Thame from the glaciers, rock slides, grassy moraines and following the valley. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Journey from Thame to Namchhe is awe-inspiring, you get to enjoy the amazing Himalayan views and great landscapes with sweet breeze as we trail along the trail. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Descending steeply downward we take slow walk across the rocky terrain. Then we cross the suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi and take quite and charming route. The trail is same as we trekked uphill but the sceneries appear different and the rhododendron & pine forest makes this trail even interesting. You can see Sherpa culture with prayer stones and flags in the monasteries once you arrive Lukla. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Taking flight back to Kathmandu, you can relive the amazing mountain flight experience. After the arrival you can arrange your luggage, emails, and photos and do sightseeing in the evening. Also you can shop around for Nepalese goods, artifacts and buy souvenirs for friends and family at home. In the mean time we organize fantastic get-together with Sherpa’s and guides in the evening. Meals included: Breakfast, and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company.
Thank you for enjoying the country of Mountain. We arrange your documents while you can organize your luggage. Approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight, our airport representative drops you to the airport. Have a safe journey home.
- Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
- Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
- Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
- Accommodation on tented camp
- Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
- Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
- Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
- All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
- Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
- Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
- Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Insurance of all staff including porters
- Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
- 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
- High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes
- Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
- International Airfare
- Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
- All Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.