Pachermo Peak Expedition

Journey to Panchermo’s High Altitudes

5 Reviews

Trip Overview

Pachermo Peak, an enchanting snow-capped summit, earned its place in mountaineering history with its inaugural ascent back in 1955. Situated to the south of Tashi Lapcha, it boasts a distinctive north-by-northwest ridge rising from the glacier that spans the Tashi Lapcha pass. This ridge presents a formidable yet captivating challenge, characterized by a uniform slope interspersed with crevasses and seracs. These icy formations punctuate the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the western expanse.

The Rolwaling valley serves as the primary gateway to Pachermo Peak. However, during the 1980s, this route faced closures due to potential hazards posed to porters crossing the Tashi Lapcha pass. As a result, the access was limited. Another viable route, albeit less traveled, navigates through the Khumbu side, originating from Namche Bazaar and Thame.

The trek across Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass embodies a mesmerizing odyssey that encapsulates the unparalleled beauty of both the remote Rolwaling valley and the famed Khumbu region of Nepal. This exhilarating journey provides an opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas while navigating the challenges posed by crossing the high-altitude Tashi Lapcha pass, towering at 5755 meters above sea level.

This trek presents an enticing blend of the serene trails of the secluded Rolwaling region and the bustling pathways of the Khumbu territory. With its steep climbs, demanding ascents, and rock climbing segments, the Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek promises an adrenaline-filled adventure, requiring patience, skill, and a thirst for exploration amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Everest Region, Rolwaling Region
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Altitude
    6,187m / 20,298ft
  • Groups
    2-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Upon arrival in Kathmandu, guests will be greeted and transferred to their designated hotel for relaxation and acclimatization.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Hotel

Enjoy a guided tour around Kathmandu Valley, visiting cultural and historical landmarks. Later, there will be a comprehensive briefing about the trek.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Dinner
  • Accomodation Hotel

Departure from Kathmandu via road to Gonggar Khola. The journey offers scenic views as it progresses towards the trek's starting point.

  • Altitude 1440m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Commence trekking from Gonggar Khola to Simigaon, a picturesque village marked by its natural beauty and cultural heritage.

  • Altitude 2000m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Trekking further uphill to Dongkang, unveiling stunning landscapes and rural settlements along the route.

  • Altitude 3010m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Journey through trails leading to Beding, a village offering insights into the local Sherpa culture and a chance to embrace the mountain lifestyle.

  • Altitude 3693m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Ascend to Na Gaon, a higher altitude settlement en route, providing spectacular vistas of the surrounding peaks.

  • Altitude 4200m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Rest day for acclimatization, exploring the surroundings, and preparing for the higher altitudes to prevent altitude sickness

  • Altitude 4200m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Ascend to Chugima, a higher altitude campsite surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and offering a glimpse of the majestic peaks.

  • Altitude 4920m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Tent

Trek through rugged terrain leading to Jaboo Glacier, a spot characterized by its pristine beauty and serene environment.

  • Altitude 4920m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Tent

Crossing the challenging Tashi Lapcha Pass, reaching Pachermo Base Camp amidst high altitude scenery.

  • Altitude 5755m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Tent

Summit day entails ascending from Base Camp to Pachermo Peak (6,187m) and descending back to Base Camp.

  • Altitude 6187m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Tent

Descend from Pachermo Base Camp to Thengbo, traversing through varying landscapes.

  • Altitude 4230m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Trek to Thame, a Sherpa village with rich cultural heritage and scenic panoramas.

  • Altitude 3800m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Trek back to Lukla, reflecting on the memorable journey and preparing for the flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Altitude 2860m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation Lodge

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, followed by transfer to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accomodation Hotel

Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for onward journey or departure from Nepal.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Arrival and departure transfers between the airport and hotel are included.
  • You'll stay for 3 nights in a 3-star hotel with breakfast provided, sharing a twin-bed room.
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at a tourist-standard restaurant in Kathmandu with the staff.
  • Expedition royalty, Nepal Mountaineering Association permit for Island Peak, national park permits, conservation area entry permits, rural municipal entry permits, and associated fees are covered.
  • Special permission for trekking in the Rolwaling Area is included.
  • Fees for depositing garbage responsibly.
  • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance for all Nepalese staff involved during the trek and climbing.
  • Trekking and climbing maps are provided.
  • Land transportation via tourist jeep from Kathmandu to Gongor Khola and air transportation (domestic flight) from Lukla to Kathmandu as per the itinerary.Necessary equipment transportation from Kathmandu to Gonggor Khola (by jeep) and Pachermo Base Camp (by porters).
  • Porters will carry up to 15 Kg of personal baggage per member during the trek.
  • Three meals a day along with lodging during the trek, base camp, and well-managed facilities for members and staff.
  • Daily provision of 2 liters of boiled water per member.
  • Porters per member from Gongor Khola to Lukla via Tashi Lapcha Pass.
  • Experienced cooks and kitchen helpers at the base camp as needed.
  • Daily wages, equipment, food, and clothing for all Nepalese staff and porters.
  • Includes dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, cooking gear, and necessary camping equipment.
  • Adequate lighting in tents.
  • Certified climbing guide assistance.
  • Salaries, equipment, food, and clothing for climbing Sherpas.
  • Oxygen bottles, masks, and regulators available at base camp for emergencies.
  • Cooking essentials, high-altitude tents, climbing gear, and fixed/dynamic ropes if required.
  • Available for emergency communication, carried by Sherpas with applicable charges for members.
  • Government-licensed English-speaking guide for trekking and Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu at Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambu (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square with a professional guide.
  • Comprehensive medical kit provided.
  • Issuance of Pachermo Peak climbing certificate by the Nepal Mountaineering Association upon successful climb.


  • Flight expenses to and from Kathmandu are not covered.
  • Visa fees for Nepal are approximately US$ 40 per person for a 30-day stay and US$ 100 for 60 days.
  • Lunch and dinner expenses in Kathmandu are not included, including situations of early return from trekking or expeditions.
  • Additional accommodation expenses in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from trekking/expeditions are not covered.
  • Travel, high-altitude, accident, medical, and emergency evacuation insurance costs are not included.
  • Expenses related to medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation, including costs for rescue, repatriation, medication, medical tests, and hospitalization, are not covered.
  • Costs related to telephone calls, internet usage, toiletries, battery recharges, hot showers, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and alcoholic beverages are not included.
  • Expenses for personal clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kits, and personal trekking/climbing gear are not covered.
  • Costs for soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and personal hygiene items are not included.
  • Fees for special filming permits, camera, and drone permits are not covered.
  • Expenses for internet services are not included.
  • The summit bonus for climbing Sherpas is not part of the package.
  • Tipping for base camp staff is not included in the package.
  • Any additional services, activities, or items not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary or "Cost Includes" section are not covered.

Trip Notes

Embarking on the Panchermo Peak trek presents an enthralling adventure commencing with an arrival in Kathmandu. The journey unfolds with a day spent exploring the cultural riches of Kathmandu Valley and a comprehensive briefing to prepare for the trek. Departing from Kathmandu, the trek officially commences as you travel to Gonggar Khola by road, proceeding through picturesque landscapes to reach Simigaon, Dongkang, and then Beding. Ascending further, the trek leads to Na Gaon, allowing for acclimatization. Continuing onwards, the trail traverses Chugima and Jaboo Glacier, culminating in the challenging ascent to Tashi Phuk via Tashi Lapcha, marking the route towards Pachermo Base Camp. The climbing period involves an ascent to the Pachermo Peak Summit and a return to base camp. The descent from Pachermo Base Camp leads through Thengba, Thame, and Namche Bazaar, concluding with a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Cost of Expedition

The expedition cost for the Panchermo Peak trek encompasses a comprehensive array of essential services and provisions. This includes airport transfers, accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast, welcome dinner in a Kathmandu restaurant, and permits for the trek. The package incorporates land transportation via a tourist jeep and return flights from Lukla to Kathmandu, base camp provisions such as tents and cooking gear, and staff wages, insurance, and allowances. Members are facilitated with porter services, meals, and lodging during the trek. Safety measures like medical kits, oxygen, and satellite phones are provided for emergency purposes. The expedition fee also covers the guidance of licensed trekking and climbing experts, sightseeing in Kathmandu, and the issuance of a Pachermo Peak climbing certificate by the Nepal Mountaineering Association upon successful completion of the climb.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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