Pachermo Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 19
Max Altitude 6273M
Group Size 2-20
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to November

Trip Overview



The Pachermo Peak climbing trip is an exhilarating adventure that takes you to the heart of the Himalayas in Nepal. Standing tall at an impressive altitude of 6,187 meters (20,298 feet), Pachermo Peak also offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers seeking a thrilling expedition. The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you will embark on a scenic flight to Lukla, a small town nestled in the Everest region. From Lukla, the trekking trail winds through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and captivating landscapes. As you make your way to the base camp of Pachermo Peak, you'll also get captivate by the breathtaking beauty of the Khumbu Valley and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The climb itself demands physical fitness and some prior climbing experience. The ascent to Pachermo Peak also involves navigating through steep slopes, glaciers, and icy ridges, requiring the use of technical mountaineering skills such as rope handling and ice axe techniques. However, with the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides and a well-planned itinerary, you'll have the opportunity to test your limits and achieve the summit. Reaching the top of Pachermo Peak is an extraordinary accomplishment. From the summit, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views that extend as far as the eye can see, with towering giants like Everest, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse dominating the skyline. The feeling of standing atop this majestic peak is indescribable and will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. After the successful summit, the descent takes you back through the charming villages of the Khumbu region, where you can immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality. You'll have the chance to visit ancient monasteries, interact with local communities, and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.

Conclusion and Summary

The Pachermo Peak climbing trip is an extraordinary adventure that combines physical challenge with awe-inspiring natural beauty. It is an experience that pushes boundaries, tests endurance, and rewards with the sheer joy of conquering a Himalayan peak. So, prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and a profound appreciation for the grandeur of the mountains.

 Trip Highlight

  • Climb one of the best-kept secrets in Nepal, the Pharchamo Peak(6,187m)
  • Experience the thrill and adventure of Pachermo Peak climbing and gain a worthwhile mountaineering experience.
  • Trek via the virgin land of the Rolwaling area, which only a handful of adventurers explore.
  • Authentic Experience of the Isolated Region of Rolwaling
  • Explore the lush greenery of the Rolwaling along with Khumbu’s.
  • Stunning mountain views of snow-covered peaks.
  • Ran into natural wonders, from cascading rivers and long waterfalls to majestic lakes.
  • Trek into the Everest Region and experience the vibrant ambiance of Namche Bazaar and Lukla.
  • Find out the locals’ lifestyle, food, and culture, displaying Sherpa and Tibetan influence.
  • Remote location with fewer travelers provides more solitude and time to reflect.
  • Explore Largest Glacial Lake in Nepal: Tsho Rolpa Lake (4580m).
  • Witness major Glaciers of Rolwaling Region: Yalung Glacier, Drolambu Glacier and Ramdung Glacier
  • Summit the Tashi Lapcha Pass(5,750m), the ultimate point of the special Rolwaling Trek.
  • Spectacular views of Rolwaling and Khumbu Valleys.
  • Venture around Sagarmatha National Park with opportunities to come across unique flora and fauna
  • Eye stunning peaks like Makalu, Everest, Ama Dabalam, Nuptse, Melungtse (7,181m), Gauri Shankar, Kusum Kanguru, Island Peak, and more.
  • Brilliant view of 8000m peak mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse & Makalu.


Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas. After you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, our guide will receive you at the exit gate. He will then transport you to the hotel we have booked for you in Kathmandu. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. After resting for a while, you can take an individual tour of nearby streets. You can visit the Thamel restaurants and pubs and have your first taste of delicious Nepali cuisine.

Today is your free day in the capital, after having breakfast in your hotel, you can take a self-tour of Kathmandu Valley. We suggest you visit the famous Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath to observe the Buddhist culture of the locals.

You can also pay a visit to the most important Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and learn the unique form of Hindu funeral ritual. If time permits, you can also take a taxi ride to Patan, and Bhaktapur and discover the reason why these sites are listed as the Heritage site of UNESCO.

In the evening, our guide will meet you at the hotel and he will give you a brief introduction to the trip ahead. He will also introduce you to our team, and group members with whom you will be spending the entire time during the trek. Conjointly, our team member will also do paper & permit works and gear arrangements. In this way, we will finish the second day of the itinerary.

Accommodation 3-star hotel
Meals Breakfast

Early in the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to drive to Chhetchhet via a private bus or jeep depending on the group size. The drive can take anywhere from 6 to 9 hours depending on the traffic.

We will be driving over the Araniko Highway which will take us through several beautiful small towns of Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel, and Dolalghat. When we arrive at Khadichaur, we will take a small break from the drive to have our lunch.

We will then proceed with our journey and cross the bridge over the BhoteKoshi River. We will be at Dolakha eventually with the beautiful view of the massive Gaurishankar up front. After about 3 hours, we enter the region of the Tama Koshi river. After about 2 hours, we will cross the Gonggar Khola and reach Chhetchhet.

We have reserved a comfortable lodging in the village where we will rest for the night with a beautiful view of the graceful waterfall.

Bus 6-9 hrs drive
Accommodation Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals B L D
Altitude 1,440m

We will begin our first day of trek to reach a small Sherpa village of Simigaon. We will first cross the suspension bridge and climb the steep path before emerging onto terraced fields.

The trail beautified with the colorful chortens and Mani walls announces the approach of Simigaon. We will cross the Tama Koshi river and continue our walk to finally arrive at the village. We will stay over the night in one of the guesthouses of the village.

If time allows, we will spend some time in the monastery and observe the glory of Gaurishankar Himal.

Walking 5-6 hrs walk
Accommodation Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,000m

After breakfast, we will resume our trek through the constant ups and downs passing into the dense forests of Himalayan firs, bushes, birch, oak, rhododendron, and thick moss. The huge bamboo plants create a shady pleasant path for us ahead.

We will frequently cross the small streams along the way constantly monitored by Gaurishankar Himal on the left. As we catch a glimpse of the Chekigo summit, it indicates we are soon approaching the Dongkang village.

The village is situated on the Rolwaling Khola and is a wonderful village with numerous guesthouses for us to spend the night.

Walking 4-5 hrs walk
Accommodation Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,010m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After a fulfilling breakfast, we will cross the Rolwaling Khola and trek to the forest to the north. Our path will gradually climb to a clearing, and the small villages of Nyimare and Ramding come into view. After crossing these villages, we will walk through the farm fields and reach Beding.

In the late afternoon, we will visit its monastery, and take a small tour of its narrow gorge and soak in the daily lives of its locals. The village offers a magnificent view of Menlugtse at an elevation of 7181 m. It is the highest mountain of the Rolwaling Himal range.

Walking 5-6 hrs walk
Accommodation Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,693m

We will leave Beding and go along the uphill trek as the landscape slowly becomes more alpine. The climb can be steep but the surrounding view is very rewarding with the magical spectacle of Chubutse and Chugimago.

The Rolwaling valley now widens with several prayer walls and yak pastures. After about 4 hours, we will be at Na Gaon which is the last settlement of the valley. There are a few lodges here where we will rest for tonight.

Walking 4-5 hrs walk
Accommodation Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,200m

We have assigned this day for acclimatization and local exploration of the village. We can take a tour of a small rock monastery where we can see monks meditating. We can rest and relax for the rest of the day observing the locals farming the fields and engaging in their everyday life.

Accommodation Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals B L D

After breakfast, we will leave Na Gaon and head to cross the river to the south bank. We will then follow a stream to reach the small settlement of Sangma. We will again cross a wooden bridge and ascend the moraines toward Lake Tsho Rolpa.

The lake is the largest glacial lake in Nepal which is also known as Tsho Pokhari. We will walk to the south of the lake to arrive at Chugima where we will set up the camp for tonight. You will have a marvelous view of Chobutse in its full splendor.

Walking 5-6 hrs walk
Accommodation Tent Camp
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,920m

After a hot breakfast in the Chugima Camp, we will now proceed with our hike to Tolumbau, just below the Tashi Lapcha pass. The trek is going to be quite challenging as the trail is entirely on a glacier composed of loose unstable rocky path.

We will constantly be going up and down over small glacial ridges which will lead us to Jabowa. Our field staff will set up the camp and prepare for the challenging trek of the next day.

Walking 5-6 hrs walk
Accommodation Tent Camp
Meals B L D

We will start our day at dawn today as it going to be a long journey ahead. No climbing experience is required to climb to the Pass. We will go up steep slopes and hike over some rocky passages using our hands to balance ourselves. Our guide will fix the ropes for crossing these slopes when needed.

We will go the easy path of the glacier that will take us to the Tashi Lapcha Pass. From the Pass, you can see the Pachhermo to the southeast, and on the north, you can view the rocky pillar of Tengi Ragi Tau.

After treating our eyes with the remarkable spectacle, we will now begin our trek short descent to Tashi Phuk or Pachermo Base Camp. We will set up the camp to protect ourselves from wind and cold. From the Camp, you can have the best view of the route that will take us to the Pachhermo summit tomorrow.

Walking 8-10 hrs walk
Accommodation Tent Camp
MealsB L D

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Here comes the day when we climb the Pachhermo Peak, the highlight of our trip. Early at dawn, we will begin our ascend over the steep icy slopes. Depending on the condition, our guide will use the fixed ropes for easy climbing. The maximum inclination you have to deal with here can be 45 to 50 degrees.

After about 4 to 5 hours, we will be standing at the top of the summit. Enjoy the all-around view of Cho OyuMount EverestLhotse, and Makalu as well as the entire Khumbu area.

After clicking some pictures, we will descend to the Base camp. We will then rest and have a hearty hot soup to warm up our bodies.

Walking 6-8 hrs walk
Accommodation Tent Camp
Meals B L D
Altitude 6,187m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Our route from today will continuously descend downhill taking us to the famous Khumbu region. We will descend through the snowy path toward the East which will lead us to the small village of Thengba. The village lies under the massive rocky ice wall of 6257 m tall Thyangmoche. We will rest at one of the guesthouses available in the village.

Walking 4-5 hrs walk
Accommodation Guest House
Meals B L D
Altitude 4,230 m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Leaving Thengba after having breakfast, we will hike along the Thame Khola. After about 2 hours, we will arrive at Thame Monastery. If we are fortunate enough, we may witness the puja ceremony of the monks living in the monastery. After a brief stop at the monastery, we will descend to Thame where we will rest overnight.

This small Sherpa village is situated at the junction point of the valley and Nangpa La Pass. A small hydroelectric dam financed by the Austrians is located in this town which we will visit in the afternoon.

Walking 4-5 hrs walk
Accommodation Guest House
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,800m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Leaving Thame, we will descend comfortably through the easy trail along the Bhote Koshi River. In about 4 to 5 hours, we can see beautiful blue and green roofs of the houses of Namche Bazaar.

From Namche, we can have the most incredible views of Ama DablamEverest, and other snow-capped mountain giants of Nepal. There are numerous cafes where you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee and pastry. We will rest comfortably for the night at one of the colorful guest houses of Namche.

You can visit small shops and shop for Tibetan arts or you can visit the Sherpa museum as well.

Walking 4-5 hrs walk
Accommodation Guest House
Meals B L D
Altitude 3,750m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

In the morning we will enjoy a warm breakfast with the Himalayan giants in front of our eyes. Then we will descend to Phakding a tiny Sherpa village and a stop for numerous trekkers going to Everest Base Camp.

Notice how the landscape becomes more green and luscious as we cross numerous villages on the way. We will continue with our steep descent to Lukla in peace and quiet. This is the end of our trek, we will have a small gathering with our team and congratulate each other for succeeding in this trek.

Walking 6-7 hrs walk
Accommodation Guest House
Meals B L D
Altitude 2,860m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

With an early morning flight of about 30 to 40 minutes, we will be at Tribhuvan International airport of Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic flight as we directly fly over the massive mountain ranges. We will transfer you to the hotel in the city where you can take a long-awaited hot shower.

Stroll around Thamel or Durbar Marga, enjoy the charm of the city, and dine in one of the finest restaurants.

Flight 35-40 min flight
Accommodation 3-star Hotel
Meals Breakfast

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We will have a free day planned to explore the remaining sites of Kathmandu. The world heritage sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square and Nagarkot would be our main priority. Besides sightseeing, we will be shopping for homes at the local market. This spare day is necessary in the event if our flight from Lukla gets delayed due to bad weather or any other reasons. Without heavy backpacks, we will roam around the busy alleys of Kathmandu. It will conclude with a farewell dinner with the team. We will share experiences.

Farewell and have a safe journey back home. After you have your breakfast, our driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the Tribhuvan International airport. Our company representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We hope we have given 100 % to make your journey safe and comfortable. Remember us for your next adventure to Nepal.

Car 30 min
Meals Breakfast

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport Pickup drop
  • 02 nights 03 star  hotel in kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek.
  • Private transport till trek starting point.
  • Breakfast  and dinner during the lodge trek
  • During the camping period breakfast, lunch and dinner including tea, coffee, soup, and boiled water.
  • Lukla to Kathmandu flight group and involved staffs
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Cozy guesthouse and Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Camping equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, kitchen utensils, etc.)
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • General first aid kits
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Gauri Shankar conservation and Sagarmatha national park permit fee.
  • Climbing permit for the Pachermo peak
  • Climbing Equipment for the Pachermo peak. (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer)
  • Area Trekking Map (Here, After trekking, except trekking map, you have to return other equipment to the Company)
  • Climbing guide and porter salary and necessary insurance
  • Friendship World Trek duffel bags, Tshirt and trip  map
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Souvenir as Company’s T-shirt and Cap
  • 04 night climbing including food, and the  kitchen staff
  • Achievement certificate after successful climb
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  • Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization.) costs.
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, Domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes, etc.
  • Tips Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff, Porters and Guides.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge,hot showers & international phone calls.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information


Among many peaks in Nepal The Pachermo Peak Expedition is a strenuous climb. The path leading up to the ridges is slightly demanding, but the main challenge is the crevasses and structures leading up to the peak. It requires physically and mentally strong individuals with some trekking experience. It isn’t necessary, but it’ll help the experience. The climbing isn’t technical, so our guides will train you to use your gear efficiently.

Our Pachermo peak climbing instructors are qualified locals with government credentials. You will receive climbing instruction and training from professionals during and before the camp. They have a lot of experience and are familiar with the conditions and routes. The climbing guides are amiable and will provide extensive support in case of difficulty. However, don’t forget to bring all of the required equipment.

You can acquire highly discounted prices for group treks. The itinerary is also customizable if you require extra days or facilities. We recommend you go through this guide on the Peak Climbing in Nepal equipments list that is necessary for this climbing expedition. Make sure to mention any medical conditions or injuries you have during the briefing session.

Best Season

We suggest spring and autumn seasons for the best experience in our Pachermo Peak Climbing tour. During the months of September, October, and November, the sky turns deep blue as the monsoon period passes. The sun is radiant and the mountain views are clear with a pleasant temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. The 6 to 7 hours of walk and sometimes even 8 hours of hike becomes more agreeable.

During March, April, and May, the monsoon period is still at bay. The days are sunny, and the temperature increases mildly reaching 28 to 32 degrees Celsius. The mountain views are still clear, and the rhododendrons and other wildflowers flower magnificently.

In the summer months of June, July, and August, the humidity in the air increases causing heavy rainfall in the region. The trails are slippery and infested with leeches with the risk of landslides and avalanches in high altitudes.

Likewise, in the winter months of December, January, and February, the heavy snowfalls at the high altitude of Tashi Lapcha Pass can make it impassable. However, the weather will be very clear and the mountain visibility will be excellent. Similarly, crossing the steep slopes at the inclination of 45 to 50 degrees can be quite challenging.


The Pachermo Peak Climbing trek is a difficult and challenging high-altitude trek in Nepal with each day requiring 6 to 7 hours of hike. Some days may even need you to hike for 8 to 9 hours and climb or descend the steep slopes especially when you trek to Chugima, Tashi Lapcha Pass.

In addition, climbing the Pachermo Peak requires you to use crampons, and jumar grips and move along the fixed ropes set by our guide. He will assist you in your every step, still being independent when using crampons and fixed ropes is beneficial. The guide may not be able to attend to all the trekkers at the same time.

Therefore possessing the prior experience of hiking and climbing can be a bonus when undertaking this trek. If you are capable of walking long hours with a backpack, this trekking is accessible to anyone with good physical health.

In addition, you should also have a strong mindset as you may face some discomfort in accommodation during the Pachermo Peak Climbing. You may also confront some hostile weather conditions which can cause fatigue, stress, and mood disorders.

Therefore, you must have regular and clear communication with group members and your guide to avoid any conflicting situation. You should be able to enjoy the good humor and should be tolerant and respectful.

Altitude Sickness

Our 19-day Pachermo Peak Climbing trek will take you to some of the highest elevated regions of Nepal. From the start of the trek, you will be constantly gaining altitude walking 5 to 7 hours a day. You will attain an altitude of more than 5000m when you cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass. You will then be at more than 6000 m altitude as you stand at the summit of Pachermo.

Therefore, feeling headachesnauseavomitinginsomnia, and fatigue are common. These are the common mild symptoms of altitude sickness which gradually disappear as the body adapts to the greater heights.

The key to avoiding altitude sickness is to keep a constant and slow rhythm, not rushing to pass certain altitude thresholds. And remember to hydrate yourself properly, and don’t go to high altitudes untrained. Try to drink at least one additional liter of water for every thousand meters traveled.

Likewise, your body is making more effort than usual, so make sure you’re eating properly, even if you’re not hungry. Fibers and carbohydrates help you a lot. And most importantly, listen to your body. Every trip has built-in rest days and you don’t have to be afraid to enjoy them.

As for treatment for altitude sickness, the easy treatment is to descend to a lower altitude. Over-the-counter medications can help relieve symptoms such as Ibuprofen and Diamox.

What to expect?

During the 19 Days of Pachermo Peak Climbing, we will take you to the isolated and unspoiled region of Rolwaling- still away from many trekkers even in peak trekking and climbing season. The trail leading us to the destination of our trek will cross through numerous astonishing villages of Sherpas embellished with colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and chortens.

We will walk through dense jungle, oak, birch, and rhododendron forests. We will spend the night in Beding- the religiously and historically important village. It is the village where Guru Padma Sambhava secluded himself to meditate in a cave.

We will then move further to the higher village of Na Gaon where we will enter the glacial universe of the high Himalayas surrounded by jagged ridges and rocky walls. We will stay in tented camps at Tashi Lapcha Camp and enjoy an unforgettable moment at sunset over the high peaks of the Khumbu region.

We will then ascend to the peak of Pachermo from where we will witness the 360-degree display of Cho OyuMount EverestLhotse, and Makalu as well as the entire Khumbu area. After the peak, we will enter the Khumbu Valley, the shadow of Mount Everest, through Namche Bazaar.

Namche is a perfect site to observe the vivid blend of ancient Buddhist culture with Western tourism. You will then return to Kathmandu by small plane from Lukla. You will also get the opportunity to rejoice in the beautiful chaotic environment of Kathmandu Valley.

Overall, away from the crowds, this trek will reconnect us with authentic Nepal, with its smiling and hospitable people.

Accommodation, Food, and Transportation

As a reputed travel and trek agency in Nepal, our priority is to provide each guest with an affordable tour package with exceptional service. Our Pachermo Peak Climbing is no different. In Kathmandu, we will transfer you to a 3-star hotel in a private car or van. You will have a complimentary breakfast every morning till you stay in the city.

We will drive you to Chhetchhet by a private bus or jeep. From this small village, our trek begins. Throughout the entire trek, we will accommodate you in the best available lodges in the village. These lodges come with basic amenities with rooms modestly furnished with beds, mattresses, chairs, and tables.

You may have to share bathrooms and hot showers may not always be available. In addition, the owners may charge an additional fee for the usage of electricity and hot water.

We will also provide three meals a day as varied as possible. For breakfast, you can have toast, Tibetan bread, pancakes, and eggs with a hot cup of tea or coffee. For lunch and dinner, you can have a main course of rice, fried noodles, potato, soup, or Tsampa.

In the base Camps and High passes, our field staff will set up a comfortable camping experience for you. They will take care of cooking, dining, and sleeping arrangements. You will have hot nourishing meals three times a day with refreshing options of tea, coffee, soup, and boiled water.

As we end our trek, we will arrange for your transportation to Kathmandu on a small flight from Lukla. Once we arrive in the city, a private car or van will then take you to your hotel. The next day, as you depart for your home, our driver will receive you at your hotel and drive you to the airport hereby winding up our service.


You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!’

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you’ll use on the trek –  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Climbing Gear

  • Alpine climbing harness –  (instrumentality square measured) essential for the climb with leg loops that match other clothing and equipment.
  • 2 protection karabiners – the large, pear-shaped ring is best, screw gate sort counseled
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire square measure counseled.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Light-weight (Grivel Air school, diamond Raven, or Charlet  Moser Snow.
  • Walker/pole – adjustable – below 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic mountain boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha), or animal skin double mount boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; should be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons – should be appropriate plastic boots (new-style sort recommended). A straightforward repair kit (Grivel G12, diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure eight preferred)

Upper Body

  • 2 cotton jerseys.
  • 1 polypropylene jersey.
  • 2 long sleeve polypropene shirts. light-weight, pastel for sunny days.
  • 2 girls sports bras – synthetic, no cotton!
  • 1 softshell – Gnawing Animal Dri-clime Wind Shirt, geographic region Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 slipover acceptable).
  • Down/synthetic sweater or vest. geographic region Puffball jacket or sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  • Hard Monkey jacket with hood  waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, convenient enough to use over multiple layers.
  • 1 expedition down windcheater with hood. This is often, in all probability, your most vital piece of clothing!  It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not seamed) and contains a thickly insulated hood.
  • Hand Wear
  • You will need 2 systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and mittens over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  • 2 pairs of liner gloves. skinny wool or polypropene -1 pair of heat gloves fleece or wool and 1 pair of expedition shell gloves.
  • 1 pair of standard expedition shell mitts or professional mitts. If they are doing not have articulatio radiocarpea straps take into account stitching one on in order that you’ll be able to either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your articulatio radiocarpea in order that you are doing not lose your mittens in high winds.

 Head Gear

  • Warm hat – wool or artificial that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask.
  • Shade hat or jockey cap.
  • Glacier glasses. 100 percent UV protection with aspect shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • 1 extra pair of further dark glasses (also with UV protection just in case your other pair breaks).
  • 1 ski spectacles with UV protection
  • If you need prescription ice mass glasses, have your lenses changed according to your prescription.

Lower Body

  • 4 pairs of liner socks. plastic or Capilene & 3 pairs of light-weight trekking socks.
  • 2 pairs of medium-heavy wool socks – hiking boots with liner and wool socks.
  • 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  • 1 pair of nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  • 2 light-weight pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of fleece pants with facet zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  • 1 pair of the soft-shell pant (e.g. geographical region Guide pants or Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  • 1 pair of quality shell pants, waterproof/breathable with full facet zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  • 1 pair of gaiters. Confirm they’re going to work over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  • 1 pair of down booties (optional).
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  • 1 pair of sandals or gym shoes for Katmandu and in camp
  • All luggage and packs need to be waterproof or plastic luggage.


  • 1 light-weight internal frame pack (approx 65-liter cube-shaped ).
  • 1 daypack optional for the approach hike and for potential use on summit day If you propose to use it for your summit pack it should be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine lepton or carbonado Speed twenty-eight is great, light-weight (16 oz.) choices.
  • 1 large (122 liters approx.) duffel for gear and should be sturdy to be used on pack animals
  • Small padlock for a duffel.
  • 1 small duffel for bags stored in Katmandu. We will provide a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the items you purchase in Katmandu.

Sleeping Gear

  • 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar cloth helps defend down and dark colors speed drying time)
  • Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for additional heat and luxury.


  • 1 kit with non – steroidal anti-inflammatory pills and other medications suggested by your doctor.
  • Lip balm – a minimum of SPF twenty, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is useful to hold around your neck
  • Sunscreen – a minimum of SPF40
  • Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt Three or another suitable type.
  • 3 Water bottles – 10 centimeter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 may be a pee bottle).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  • Packets of electrolyte powder for rehydration.
  • Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  • Bowl and spoon. Plastic, tiny Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  • Pocket knife – tiny Swiss-army kind.
  • Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Toiletry kit. Take care to incorporate bathroom tissue hold on in the bag.
  • 3-4 massive plastic bags for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  • Nylon stuff sacks For food and equipment storage. Massive Ziplocs are also useful.
  • Towel.
  • Earplugs.
  • Hand wipes.
  • 1 tiny chrome steel vacuum bottle (optional).
  • Favorite snack foods (not too heavy).
  • Paperback books, cards, ipod, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  • Camera – one light-weight to take shots while on the mountain One SLR camera is optional for the trek..
  • Fanny pack or notecase for travel documents, cash & passport.
  • Passport and passport photos


It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance that covers evacuation from high altitudes. It is advisable that you have cancellation insurance – just in case of an accident or for some reason, due to unforeseen circumstances, the trip is canceled.

Fitness and Experiences

For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.

Pachermo Peak Climbing Route Map



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