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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Pachermo Peak 17 days trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Pachermo Peak Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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First climbed in 1955, Pharchamo Peak is an attractive snow peak lying south of Tashi Lapcha. It has a north-by-northwest ridge, which rises from the crevassed glacier astride the Tashi Lapcha. The face of the ridge forms a uniform slope broken by crevasse and seraes rising from the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the west. Rolwaling valley is the main access to Pharchamo, though this route was closed for most of the 1980s due to potential dangers to porters crossing the Tashi Lapcha. The other alternative route is from the Khumbu side via Namche Bazar and Thame.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to your hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
After breakfast, take the road to Lhasa passing through the Bhote Koshi valley. After a trip among the rice fields and sherpa villages, you cross Charikot then arrive at Dolakha (1660 m). Your route goes up the valley, the track becomes more difficult but the end of the journey approaches. In the distance, you can see small villages of the Magar, Newar, Chetri and Brahman communities. After this long day’s drive you arrive at the small village of Jagat.
Today we walk short step. For a while, your path follows the river. You oblique to the east, leaving the main route to Tibet. The trail climb steeper before reaching terraced fields: mani walls and chortens announce that coming of the village, we cross the Tama Kosi river and continue our trek to Simgaon and our camp established near a gompa (monastery). You get a wonderful view of the second highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal, the Gaurishanker.
We walk along the mountainside, through thick forests of rhododendrons and magnolias, and fields used as pasture in summer. Your trek continues at altitude before descending the river and the bottom of the valley. You set up your camp in Dovan, a small clearing in a dense forest.
You cross the Rolwaling khola to hike through the northern jungles. The trail climbs gradually to a clearing, crossing the villages of Nyimare and Ramding and farm fields to reach Beding (3690 m), main and last village of the region. Visit this Sherpa village, located in a narrow gorge with 36 inhabited houses and a small monastery. You will see the Menlugtse (7181 m), the highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal.
Short stage to reach this small hamlet of alpage, used during the beautiful season. The climb is rough but the view of the surrounding mountains and the snow-capped peaks is exceptional. At the bottom are the very steep and immaculate faces of Chobutse (6689m) and Chugimago (6259). Further north, the granite walls forming the border ridge with Tibet invite you to climb.
Acclimatization and local exploration day. Here, no village but some mud huts used in the summer by the cowherds. You can explore the surrounding nature, and enjoy the beautiful panorama offered here.
You cross the river to reach the south bank and then follow the stream to the crossing point near Yersa, the last village of shepherds. After a wooden bridge, you go back to the front moraine just behind the Tsho Rolpa lake dam. You set up your camp at Kabuk, behind the huge moraine of the lake. This location offers splendid views of the surrounding peaks including Tsoboje (6689m) and Dragker-Go (6795m).
The path you take today dominates Lake Tsho Rolpa. You are gradually entering a mineral universe where the scree and scree are becoming more numerous and the use of hands sometimes useful to balance. The impressive west face of the Pachermo and its 1000 meters of walls are now standing in front of you. You join the foot of this colossus and set up camp for the night. The last light of the day offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, most of which are over 6000m high.
You begin to reach the Drolambau Glacier, surrounded by unexplored peaks, nestled in the most remote areas of the Himalayas. The crossing of the front of the Drolambau glacier is delicate. The frontal tongue which evolves each year can pose some problems, in particular to the carriers: passage in ice of about fifteen meters to 55 ° sometimes requiring the laying of a fixed rope. The trek then becomes easy towards the pass. At Tashi Lapsa, the spectacle that surrounds you is beautiful: the Tengi Rau (6943m), the Dragkar-Go (6793m) and many other peaks to the Tibetan border form a superb backdrop. Establishment of your base camp under the pass at 5500m.
Very early departure again towards Tashi Lapsa where the climb really begins. First on snowy slopes, which does not involve any particular technical difficulty, you reach the final ridge more technical and requiring the laying of a fixed rope over 200 m (slopes at 40 ° with 2 short projections at 50 ° ). Once at the top, you dominate the Khumbu, from Cho Oyu to Everest and from Lhotse to Makalu that stretch before your eyes. Back to the Tashi Lapsha pass, you start your descent. After an easy start, you enter a huge scree. Ultimate difficult passage: a small rocky slab that requires the installation of a handrail. Further down, the chörtens and walls of Mani mark the return to civilization and Ngole where you camp. Note : If you don’t want to climb, you go directly to Ngole where you find the group.
You walk east, down the snowy slopes from the upper Thame Khola to Thengpo, a small village of shepherds surrounded by vast pastures. From here you can admire the Ama Dablam, Makalu and Lumding Himal Mountains. After 2 hours of descent, you reach Thame, dominated by a small monastery.
You hike to Namche Bazaar, capital of Sherpas. The path descends to cross the Bothe Koshi River by a suspension bridge. After a short climb, you take the descent to cross many villages, mani and walls of prayer. Your path also crosses a pine forest and, at the top of the ridge, disperses to several directions. From here you can see Namche Bazaar and its multicolored roofs where you spend the night. Namche is the main trading center of Khumbu: every Saturday, traders from other villages in the valley go up there to exchange their products on the Namche.
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and Afternoon we start our visit to two of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Today after breakfast we will start visit you to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. you visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.