Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing is an impressive as well as popular peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal at the elevation of 6017 meters. It was granted a permitted trekking peak only after the year 2002. The Phari Laptsa Expedition rises from the broad and flat yak pasture grounds, above the village. It is a uniform slope all the way to the final summit pyramid which is an undistinguished snow and icy slopes.
The trip also includes the excursion of Gokyo valley which truly is a magical and enchanting spot on this planet. In addition, a hike up to Gokyo-Ri is also included for magnificent views of valleys and high mountains including Everest. Hence Phari Laptsa Tour is perfect for those seeking to gain peak climbing experience and to enjoy the 180 degrees panoramic views of the beautiful valley and high mountains in the midst of the world’s highest mountain ranges.
Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing with Peak Climbing Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a good day sightseeing at Kathmandu. We will take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla.
Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region. We will start our trek from Lukla. Our trail is a gradual uphill ascent through a dense forest of rhododendron and oak trees. We will spend a day at Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa Capital, for acclimatization and exploration.
From Namche, our trail passes through the small village Dole and head towards Gokyo. At Gokyo, we will make an early morning hike to reach Gokyo Ri. Likewise, Gokyo Ri is also considered as one of the best viewpoints in the entire Everest region.
After enjoying the magnificent sunrise view over the world’s towering mountains, trekking in Nepal get Success. With this in mind, We will also retrace our steps descending on the same trail that leads to Phari Lapcha Base Camp and further towards the High Camp.
As soon as we arrive at the high camp, our Sherpa crew will set up our camps and make necessary preparation much needed for the successful summit climb of Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we will start early as the strong winds at noon, which can create obstacles in climbing the peak summit. So as, following the guidance of our experienced climbing experts. We can also head towards the summit of Phari Laptsa Expedition.
Furthermore, once at the top of Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing Nepal, we can experience majestic views over world’s towering mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Baruntse, the majestic Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks.
After spending some quality time at the top of the Phari Laptsa Expedition, we will also descend to base camp. From the base camp, it is easy to trekking all the way down to Lukla. Our adventurous climb of Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
Related Peak Climbing Packages(6000-6500m Peaks):
Saribung Peak Climbing | Nirekha Peak Climbing Nepal | Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min Flight & 3-4 Hrs Trek
After breakfast, we will be transferred to the domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
From Phakding we start our trek by crossing a long suspension bridge and then follow an undulating trail that passes through Benkar. We will cross Dudh Koshi river once again before gently ascending to reach a small village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking continues as we pass through densely forested areas and head towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post where we need to register before heading further. After registration, we will descend over the stoned staircase to cross another suspension bridge and then make a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital.
Acclimatization is very crucial at higher altitudes. By now we have reached over 3,500 meters above the level, so proper acclimatization is a must in order to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful climb of Phari Laptsa Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization, we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take an hour's hike up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for enjoying best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
After spending a good day rest for acclimatization and exploration at Namche Bazaar we will follow the route that heads all the way up to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of the town. From there we will have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. From Khumjung, our trail climbs to a large Chorten on top of a ridge. Our trek from the top is a downhill journey down to Phortse Tenga and from there we start to climb steeply through rhododendron and birch forest towards Dole for the overnight stay.
4-5 hrs Trek
From Dole, we will follow the trail that climbs along the side valley and passes along many summer settlement areas before arriving at Machhermo. From Macchermo we head towards the lakes of Gokyo. Our trail is a gradual descent following the meltwater rivers of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, we start to climb steeply into a valley, passing the first of the five lakes of Gokyo. We will soon arrive at the second lake and the third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake). We head towards its eastern shore, the settlement of Gokyo for our overnight stay.
Today we start early for an early morning hike to Gokyo Ri, one of the finest viewpoints in Everest region for mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and several surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. After about two hours of uphill trekking, we will reach the top of Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters for enjoying the magnificent sunrise view over the world’s towering mountains. After spending some quality time at the top, we descend back to Gokyo. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful glacial valley of Gokyo.
4-5 hrs Trek
After spending a good day at Gokyo, we continue to follow the trail that heads towards Phari Laptsa Base Camp. Our trail is a gradual ascend journey through alpine vegetation towards a good campsite at 5,520 meters. Once we reach the base camp, our crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions. Afterwards, the crew will make preparations for setting up camp at the higher altitude before attempting the main summit climb of Phari Laptsa Peak.
3-4 hrs Climb
Today is a rather short day trekking but demands a high level of devotion. Leaving the base camp, we will follow the trail that climbs steeply. The trail is often snow-covered and icy. Using ropes and crampons we climb higher towards a good campsite at 5,720 meters. Once we reach the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make final checks on all the climbing gears much needed for the main summit climb of Phari Laptsa Peak - the following day.
8-9 hrs Climb & Trek
Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit of Phari Laptsa Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with up-close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in the Khumbu region. We will spend short but quality time at the summit and descend following the same route to reach back to the Base Camp.
After successfully achieving the summit of Phari Laptsa Peak, we take things easy and start our return journey from the base camp by retracing our steps on the same trail that passes through the beautiful Gokyo valley. We will have our lunch at Gokyo and continue on our trek following a rather easy trail to reach back to Machhermo for the overnight stay.
After breakfast, we leave Machhermo and then follow a rather easy downhill trekking that passes through several summer settlement areas to reach Dole. Our trail from Dole is a steep downhill trekking through dense rhododendron forest towards Phortse Tenga. From there we climb up to a ridge and continue trekking as we pass along the settlement of Khumjung. A rather easy trail from Khumjung will lead us back to Namche Bazaar.
Today is the last day of our trek which leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We descend passing through the densely forested area - a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. A final uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
45 min Flight
Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending a good time in Kathmandu city.
Meals: BB Plan
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Phari Laptsa Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
One of our Airport Representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) as per your flight schedule.
Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.
Two Weeks – 30 USD
One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD
Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD
For more info, please email at [email protected]
Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.
We have experienced guide who is highly trained and experienced and have climbed 8000 m peaks as well as this peak numerous times. All our guides are licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Industry and other associations.
There won't be many places to spend on during your trip as there are few shops. For your personal expenses like drinks or to buy souvenirs and gifts, you can carry around USD $150-$200 equivalent Nepalese currency.
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have summit bonus facility so you could give tip according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc.
For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute.
In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.
If there is an emergency, our climbing guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services.
Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
Phari Laptsa is a mountain lies in the Khumbu region (Everest region). It has magnificent views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Baruntse as well as World's largest glacier " Khumbu Glacier".
Phari Laptsa is not a technical climbing peak but climber needs a basic mountaineering course to use ice axe, crampons, ropes etc.
Phari Laptsa is windy mountain during your climbing need to bring windproof gears as a windproof jacket, windproof trouser, sun and wind protect cream and snow goggles.
Things You Should Know?
Our climbing trip of Phari Laptsa Peak was truly adventurous. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition arranged the climbing of Phari Laptsa Peak. Everything prior and after the trip was well-taken care. We are very happy and satisfied with the team’s outstanding service. Many thanks to our guide – Ang-Dendi Sherpa who with his excellent climbing knowledge and experience led us to the summit. It was incredible to stand at the top !! We want to do more peak climbing with him and Nepal Guide Treks in future. And for those seeking serious and adventurous climbing experience, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is definitely the right company to go with.
Best of luck for the future !!
Nathan, Jacob and Ethan
We are very pleased to receive a top level of service for Phari Laptsa Peak from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team. We had a great time during the whole trip. Our guide – Sonam Sherpa was experienced and energetic person who led us to the summit. Awesome feeling once at the top, we got a lot of pictures and memories from the trip. Also, the crew were very caring, polite and humble. We loved everything about the team’s planning and progression. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks to anyone wanting to adventure related activities in Nepal. Trust us !! You won’t be disappointed. We can’t promise but we really look forward to doing more peak climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in future.
Keep up the good work !!!
Sebastien and Benjamin
Every traveler should deposit 20% of the total trip cost at the time of booking for guaranteed departure.The cancellation takes effect the day we receive your letter or mail.
Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition payment and cancellation policy is as follows: