Trip Difficulty: Grade 5 Rolwaling valley is the neighboring valley of the SoluKhumbu (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.
This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. But climbing Pharchamo peak requires mountaineering experience and equally needed physically fit. If you are fit enough and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy both trekking and climbing. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience 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.
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, set up 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 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 above Package includes the following services:
- Airport transfers.
- Land Transfer Kathmandu-Barhabise by private transport
- 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 Sherpa trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters including their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
- Trekking permit
- Peak permit fee and climbing Sirdar
- Domestic airfare (Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax