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Parchamo Peak Climbing & Tashi Labtsa Pass Trekking

‘on the beautiful Rolwaling valley and towards Everest via Tashi Labtsa pass’

Trip Destination
Trip Location
Trip Basis
Camping & On Lodge from Khumbu onwards
Trip Grade
Moderate & Adventurous, PD+ (Swiss / French alpine system)
Highest Elevation
Parchamo Peak 6,187 m
Total Trip
20 / 21 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu
All season except mid June to August
around the beautiful alpine Rolwaling valley in the shade of Mt. Gauri-Shanker
n the high route to world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m / 29,028 ft from Himalayan mediterranean climate, alpine to arctic climate zone awesome scenery of world’s highest peaks from the highest point at Tashi Labtsa hill top, amazing traditional Buddhist culture of the Highlanders ‘Sherpa’ Sweeping scenic flight with parallel views of snow capped peaks. climb of unique and classic Parchamo Peak at 6,187 meters high.
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition offers an outstanding exotic destination Parchamo Peak & Tashi Labtsa to Everest area you can marvel the scenery from Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m - 19,992ft) Mt. Gaurishankar (7,145 m) and Melung Tse / Jobo Garee peak (7,181m),  Ramdung go 5,930 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum (5,558 m), Yalung ri (5,630 m), Parchamo Peak (6,187 m) Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku (6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks.
Parchamo Peak & Tashi Labtsa on the least trekked area till Thame and Namche Bazaar, and then on the most popular and trekked region due to its easy accessibility from the small airstrip at Lukla or from the classic trail Jiri, our trek and climb to Parchamo Peak & Tashi Labtsa around Rolwaling Valley to Khumbu via Tashi Labtsa starts from Dolkha and Simigaon one of the classic high route and then concludes at picturesque touristic town at Lukla, the trek is moderate  in the beginning and to adventurous where all strong trekkers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking just a little more 2 weeks in the comfort of warm cozy lodge and camping along the route of trek and climb till Rolwaling area. 
Parchamo Peak & Tashi Labtsa, one of the most unique journeys leading from mediterranean of mid hills to arctic landscapes and climate zone, all these drastic change in temperature found only in the high valleys and mountains of Rolwaling and Khumbu area with dramatic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.
This trek leads through many traditional Sherpa villages famous as mountaineers and warm hospitality and has been a high altitude porters and guides since last five decades.
This remarkable trek starts from Dolkha district the old and hard way to Everest area and then over to famous Beding gaon, Thame and Namche Bazaar at 3,440 meters over the high pass Tashi Labtsa -la 5,755 m with enough rest day for proper acclimatization and then heading higher for the climb of Parchamo Peak at 6,187 meters high, although the peak is straight forward climb with less technical skill, however care and safety should be taken where our expert guides will make necessary arrangement scouting the route and fixing ropes in difficult sections to the summit route, a great climb with awesome views of both Khumbu and Rolwaling landscapes and high snow capped peaks and then finally reaching Khumbu area, and then slowly with a scenic walk ending this beautiful and awesome trekking at scenic valley at Lukla for the scenic sweeping short flight back to Kathmandu for your international flight after a memorable time with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition Parchamo Peak & Tashi Labtsa.
Day 01:       Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:       In Kathmandu with tour and trek / climb preparation.
Day 03:       Drive to Gongar 1,400m via Charikot -07hrs journey.          
Day 04:       Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m - 05 hours.
Day 05:       Trek to Dovan 2,500 m - 06 hours.
Day 06:       Trek to Beding 3,693m - 05 hours.
Day 07:       Rest day for acclimatization and short hikes.
Day 08:       Trek to Na gaon 4,183m - 04 hours.
Day 09:       Trek to Glacier camp 5,400 m - 06 hours.
Day 10:       Trek to the base of Tashi Labtsa 5,400 m – 04 hours.
Day 11:       Climb towards Tashi Lapcha at 5,755 m and camp
Day 12:       Ascent of Parchamo 6,187m and return back to the base camp.
Day 13:       Reserve or contingency day in case of unfavorable bad weather.
Day 14:       Trek to Tengpo 4,370 with long descent taking 08 hrs.
Day 15:       Trek to Thame 3,820 m - 05 hours.
Day 16:       Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m - 04 hours.
Day 17:       Moring free at Namche Bazaar and trek to Monjo 2,830 m - 03 hrs.
Day 18:       Trek to Lukla 2,820 m - 04 hours.
Day 19:       Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel with afternoon at leisure.
Day 20:       In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 21:       Final international departure for home ward bound.
Extension trip within Kathmandu and beyond:

Para Gliding - Bungy Jumping - Cannoning - Rafting at Upper Sun-kosi
(Bhote-kosi) Trisuli River-Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park or tours in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur & Patan ( Lalitpur)
For more information and trip details please contact us:
Day 01:      Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight.
Rendezvous in Kathmandu where you will be joined with other members of the trekking team on reaching respective hotels, our guide or group leader will brief information regarding your trekking with do’s and don’ts.
Day 02:      In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
As per the time set for sightseeing tour, our city guide will meet in the morning after breakfast  and then depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for Parchamo Peak & Tashi Labtsa trek and climb preparation.
Day 03:      Drive to Gongar 1,400 m via Charikot - 07 hrs journey.
Morning drive on the scenic Kathmandu-Lhasa highway, an interesting drive on the foothills of the Himalaya, passing several villages and towns on reaching at Charikot the drive diverts from the main road to dirt road on the road towards Dolkha and Rolwaling area journey continues passing farm villages and finally reaching at Gongar near by the river close to the border of Tibet but in the warm area where rice still grown around this area overnight camp after a long exciting journey.
Day 04:      Trek to Simigaon 2,000 m- 05 hrs.
From this small settlement morning walk leads past Tama Koshi, and into narrow gorge to reach at Chetchet with its cascading magnificent waterfall, from here onwards on the cool area, leaving the rice paddy and sub tropical region, the path leads to a climb into alpine area for an hour then walking on gradual level path, then with the last climb towards our overnight camp at Simigaon village, inhabited by Sherpa tribe this is a nice farm village yielding corns, potatoes, wheat’s, barley and millets, afternoon free at leisure and visit the old monastery with stunning views of the Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung Tse peak.
Day 05:      Trek to Dovan 2,850 m - 05 hrs.
With a nice cool morning, starting the day walk heading North East with a climb through terraced farm fields and then into enchanting serene rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, and pine forest passing several pasture area, walk continues above the hill side and then on the downhill to the river through several cattle herders shades and huts at Gyalche, then an hour of pleasant walk to our overnight camp at Dovan, by the river that flows from the mountains high above, Dovan a small settlement in the middle of a forest with few houses.
Day 06:      Trek to Beding 3,690m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk starts with a crossing of Rolwaling khola (stream) then the trail climbs up into tranquil forest, then the path winds up reaching a small place of Nyimare and Ramding farm and Sheppard’s temporary settlements, the trail continues with the climb and then finally completing the walk at Beding village for overnight camp, Beding village home of large Sherpa community and the last village of Rolwaling Valley, located in a narrow gorge valley with an old monastery situated on the top of this village, this village has a primary school supported by Hillary foundation.
Day 07:      Rest day for acclimatization and short hike around.
An important and necessary to have rest day to acclimatize before heading towards our higher destinations crossing of high pass of Tashi Laptsa.
Beding village offers opportunity for short hike like visiting around village and to some high hills for best views of Mt. Gaurishankar and Melung Tse  (Jobo Garee).
Day 08:      Trek to Na Gaon 4,180m - 04hrs.
Today’s walk leads at the end of this beautiful Rolwaling valley beneath the towering Mt. Gaurishankar 7,145 m and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peaks
7,181 m, after leaving Beding village the walk leads on the gradual up hills overlooking grand views of array of snow capped peaks from Guarishnker, Melung Tse, Ramdung go 5,930 m,  Chukyima go 6,259 m, Tabayabyum
5,558 m, and Yalung ri 5,630 m, as the walk progress and gorge turning into a wide glacial valley and this amazing Rolwaling valley ends with a wall of surrounding snow capped mountains, after a scenic pleasant walk reaching at Na Gaon, which is a temporary settlement of the Beding cattle herders a huge wide summer pasture, the people here grows potato, wheat’s and barley and this will be our highest spot of this awesome journey. After lunch a free afternoon to relax, catch up with the dairy or short walk around.
Day 09:      Trek to Kabuk at Tsho Rolpa 4,560m - 05 hrs.
After a nice acclimatization day at Nagaon, our adventure carries on, morning walk leads to the end of Rolwaling Valley, then crossing small streams and then leading to Sangma a yak grazing pasture area, from here crossing a wooden short bridge then the path leads to a steep climb over the moraines and streams to reach near the dam of Tsho Rolpa. This lake is also called as Cho Pokhari, our camps is set on sandy level ground on the southern bank of Tsho Rolpa at Kabuk along with awesome views of Tsoboje 6,689 m and Dragker- Go 6,793 meters.
Day 10:      Trek to Drolambau Glacier at Tashi Laptsa BC 5,400 m - 05 hrs.
Around this area you can feel the true wilderness with only the sound of nature and ice cracks in the night time, morning walk continues with a climb above the moraine on northern bank of Tsho Rolpo, then leading above the glacier at the centre of a rocky glacier to our campsite on the bottom of Drolambu icefall.
After the camp is set, our expert guides will walk around the area to scout for the best approach and route over Tashi Laptsa, the path are misleading around this area, due to glacier movement and rock fall changes the trail every season.
Day 11:      Climb towards Tashi Laptsa Pass 5,755m and camp.
Today a Big Day!  Starting very early morning before dawn with a climb towards glacier section for an hour, then leading to a spur with moderate climb on the upper glacier, from here onwards requires ropes to be fixed and making steps-ledge for trekking staffs and porters, the climb to the pass is not difficult except in snow conditions, but have to be careful avoiding some fatal accidents loose falling rocks might occur in this high mountain sections. After checking every member of the group, staff and porters the climb to the top of the pass after the last camp takes nearly four hours of strenuous climb to the top of Tashi Laptsa at 5,755 m, the pass is like a short mountaineering but without heavy gear, some time it requires crampons and ice axe to make the route accessible, after a nice break here enjoining the super views of surrounding peaks and the closest peaks on this pass stands Pachhermo at 6,273 meters and towards north Teng Ragi Tau at 6,940 meters, the top of Tashi Laptsa pass festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns this will be the base camp for the climb Parchamo Peak.
Day 12:      Ascent of Parchamo summit and return to base camp.
Another Big Day ! Setting out at the break of dawn our climb leads to cross a gully with some stone and icefall danger, a steep snow and ice ramp leads upwards for nearly 200 meters (660ft) to the top of the summit, but first following the icy path to reach the top of Parchamo Peak, with some technical skills and there are some sections with ropes supports, crampon and ice-axe required.
After a strenuous steady climb to Parchamo summit at 6, 187 meters, on reaching the top where dream becomes a reality with an overwhelming success, from top of the summit overlooking striking panorama that surrounds you with world’s highest mountains lies before you, after a memorable and exciting time descend to base camp at Tashi Laptsa pass.
Day 13:      Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition
We have reserved an extra day which will be as contingency day, in case of unfavorable weather conditions some times in this high Himalayan range, the weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Namche Bazaar or in Lukla with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.
Day 14:      Trek to Tengpo 4,370 m - 06 hrs.
Journey continues from the highest point towards Khumbu / Everest region with a long descend to camp at Tengpo for overnight stop, this is a small summer pasture area for cattle and yaks herders of Thame and surrounding near villages.
Day 15:      Trek to Thame 3,820 m - 05 hrs.
After a hard long day of last previous day trekking, morning walk is much easier and gradual on the downhill walk most of the way back to human settlement and villages after being in complete wilderness for several days of Nagaon, after a good walk reaching at a nice Thame village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice cozy lodge, from here on staying in lodge till Lukla.
Thame village is famous for being the birthplace of Tenzing Norgay (The first person to climb Mt. Everest and Apa Sherpa who have climbed 20 times a world record holder, afternoon at leisure to visit Thame monastery, one of the oldest Gompa of this region.
Day 16:      Trek to Namche Bazaar 3, 440 m - 04 hrs.
A nice and great stop at Thame village, today’s walk leads to the famed Namche Bazaar the gateway to Everest Base Camp and to other picturesque area of Khumbu, morning walk starts with a short climb over a small bridge then passing the village of Thamo and back to green vegetation and tree lines, walking through pretty forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees then with few ups and down to reach at Namche Bazaar for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodges.
Namche the market hub of Khumbu area and largest prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful market special on Saturdays.
Day 17:      Morning free at Namche then trek to Monjo 2,830 m - 04 hrs.
Morning at leisure with optional hike to the top hill of Namche Bazaar at Sagarmatha museum for wonderful stunning panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Tharmasarkhu and Kongde peaks, visit the museum with information on wild life, Sherpa culture and history after a great interesting moment here, after lunch an easy downhill walk towards Dudh-Kosi River and then to overnight stop in Monjo village just near the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit point.
Day 18:      Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.
After a memorable trip to Rowaling to Khumbu via the high Tashi Labtsa, today the last day walk of this fascinating journey, from here retrace the trail back to Lukla on the gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with the last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening time enjoy the last meal with fellow trekkers, staffs and porters.
Day 19:      Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Lukla the flight starts early morning to Kathmandu, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in the small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.
Day 20:      In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
This day reserved a free day in case of flight delay in Lukla due to bad weather conditions, and one can join for sightseeing tour at leisure, depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
Day 21:      International departure for home ward bound.
After a great memorable time and experience with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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