Pharchamo Peak/Rowaling trek (23 days)
Pharchamo Peak/Rowaling trekRolwaling valley is the neighboring valley of the Solu Khumbu (Mt Everest region). Similar in culture to the Sherpa people of the Everest region without the crowds. A land of wonderful Himalayan views, mystery and superstition. According to the legend, a monastery named Kher Shambela mysteriously disappeared into the earth. In addition, sightings of the Yeti are commonly reported by the locals.
Your trekking preparation:
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, assemble and dissemble the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive to Barhabise (80 Km east from Kathmandu) O/N camp at Suna Khari-1600m (2 hr)
Day 02: Trek to Dolangsa-2600m (6 hr)
Day 03: Trek to Bigu Gompa-2600m (6-7 hr)
Day 04: Trek to Laduk-2000m (7 hr)
Day 05 Trek to Jagat-1250m (6-7 hr)
Day 06 Trek to Sime Gaon-2600m (6 hr)
Day 07: Trek to Dongma Gaon-3600m (6-7 hr)
Day 08: Trek to Beding-3600m (6 hr)
Day 09: Trek to Nagaon-3700m (6-7 hr)
Day 10: Rest day at Nagaon
Day 11: Trek to Yalung-Ri Base Camp-4200m (4-5 hr)
Day 12: Climb Yalung Ri-5630m and return trek to Nagaon
Day 13: Trek to Glacier Kharka-4750m (5-6 hr)
Day 14: Trek to Tolumba-5036m (5 hr)
Day 15: Trek Trek to Tashilapcha-5739m (6-7 hr)
Day 16: Climb to Pharchamo Peak-6273m and return trek to Tashilapcha
Day 17: Trek to Thanpo-4320m (6 hr)
Day 18: Trek to Thame-3900m (6-7 hr)
Day 19: Trek to Namche Bazar-3440m (4 hr)
Day 20: Rest day at Namche
Day 21: Trek to Phakding-2600m (6 hr)
Day 22: Trek ends at Lukla-2865m (3 hr)
Day 23: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
The cost includes the following services:
Land Transfer Kathmandu-Barghabise by chartered bus
3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
Peak permit fee and climbing Sirdar
Domestic airfare (Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax
Cost does not include:
Meals and accommodation while in Kathmandu
Kathmandu airport departure tax
Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc.
Equipment allowance (Legally each expedition must provide an equipment allowance for all Sherpa guides and porters. This allowance is necessary for brand new equipment
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.