Pharchamo Peak Climbing

Pharchamo Peak Climbing

Pharchamo Peak

The peak, which lies due south of the Tesi Lapcha, is unnamed on the Schneider Rolwaling Himal map, but is given a spot height of 6,273 metres (20,581ft). The Mandala Lamasangu to Everest map calls the peak Parchoma, which is quite possibly a spelling mistake. Both Shipton's and Gregory's expedition surveys gave the peak an altitude close to 6,318 metres (20,700ft).

Seen from the pass the mountain is an attractive but straightforward snow peak with a well defined north by north west ridge rising from the relatively flat, crevassed glacier astride the Tesi Lapcha. To the west of the ridge the face forms a uniform snow slope broken by crevasses and small seracs rising from the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glacier.

Parchamo peak has become a derigueur climb for trekkers crossing the high Tasi Lapcha (5,755m/18,875ft) to Namche Bazaar in the Everest area. The peak can be combined with the more demanding Ramdung Go peak combined with the trek over the Tesi Lapcha in about 17 days or so.

ditions lies in the Annapurna range and it is connected to Annapurna South discovered by Col. Jimmy Roberts. It is one of the three major trekking peaks within the "Annapurna Sanctuary", to be named by Roberts. To attempt the mountain you will need some mountaineering skill and is relatively easy to get the climbing permission. The formidable front wall of the sanctuary has a fearsome reputation and there is no 'standard' route up. Any route is a challenging technical climb with devilish route finding, and is best tackled in true expedition style. 


Day 1 Kathmandu By bus to Dolkha

Day 2 Dolkha Trek to Pikhudi

Day 3 Pikhudi Trek to Jagat

Day 4 Jagat Trek to Simigoan

Day 5 Simigan Trek to Dongkang

Day 6 Dokang Trek to Beding

Day 7 Beding Trek to Nagan

Day 8 Na Rest day for acclimatize

Day 9 Na Trek to Tsho Rolpa

Day 10 Tsho Rolpa Trek to Tolumban

Day 11 Tolumban to cross Tashilapcha pass

Day 12 Climb to Parchamo

Day 13 Thame

Day 14 Namche

Day 15 Monju

Day 16 Lukla

Day 17 Fly back to Kathmandu