At an altitude of 6017 meters, Mount Phari Lapcha is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Himalayan region. It is situated at Mahalangur range in Solukhumbu district, near the popular trekking area of Gokyo valley in Nepal, giving an ecstatic panoramic view of different Himalayan regions, such as Everest (8850m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Makalu (8475m) and much more.
It is an extremely challenging, fascinating, alpine-styled mountain range and the peak rises from yak pastures above the village in a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid, which is an undistinguished steep mixture of snow and ice slope. It takes about 20 to 22 days to complete this journey and comprises of different technical routes, some of the popular ones being Bonfire of the Vanities, The End of the Beginning, Independence Day, etc. Favorable seasons for trekking at this region are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).
This region is open for climbing and is categorized as “A” category climbing peak according to the Mountaineering Association of Nepal. This region started getting recognition after it was added to the list of Permitted Trekking List in 2002 and since then it has been a popular trekking destination. The Phari Lapcha trek region is a once in a lifetime experience that one would not want to miss.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
– We will provide you English speaking, High Altitude experienced climbing guide.
– In a group size of 4-6 people, there will be one main guide and two assistant guides.
– With a group of 9-12 people, we shall be offering you one main guide and four assistant guides.
– one experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.
– Assistants sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:
– Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.
– There will also be climbing training for members at the Lobuche high base camp.
– The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.
– On the day of the summit, you will be required to walk for 5-6 hours.
– It is important for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
Member Personal Equipment
S.No: Particular. Qty
(2) : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1
(4) : Crampon -1
(5) : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1
(6) : Normal gloves – 2
(7) : Summit Snow goggles – 1
(8) : Glacier glasses – 1
(9) : Ice axe – 1
(10) : Harness & tapsling – 1
(11) : Jumer – 1
(12) : Carabiners (normal) -3
(14) : Down filled Mattress -1
(15) : Summit socks – 2
(16) : Normal socks -6
(17) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) -1
(18) : Helmet – 1
(19) : Down jacket -1
(20) : Down trouser – 1
(21) : 8 finger / descender -1
(22) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot)– 1
(23) : Gore-tex jacket – 1
(24) : Gore-tex trouser -1
(27) : Fleece liner gloves -3
What is the best season for this trekking?
Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit?
Do I need any prior climbing experience?
How long do we walk and climb each day?
Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?
What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?
Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
Are the food and water safe to eat and drink?
How much additional money do I need per day?
What mode of transportation do you use?
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?
Can I add extra days to my trip?
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.
If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplets (500mg -12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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