Parchamo Peak Climbing

Forming part of the Rolwaling Himal, Parchamo rises high above the Tesi Lapcha. The peak, with its elegant snowy summit, was first ascended by Davis and Phil Boultbee in 1955, during the course of a high successful expedition relying on information gained from Shipton examined approaches to Cho Oyu, reached the Tesi Lapcha from Thame, but was turned back by the steep ice step just 100m (330ft) below the top- possibly because his party chose to climb without crampons.


First crossed at the end of seminal 1951 Everest reconnaissance expedition by New Zealanders Earle Riddiford and Edmund Hillary, the Tesi Lapcha is no light undertaking. The western approach is prone to stone fall and demands great care, even by the most experienced of parties. Helmets should be worn, ropes may have to be fixed and steps cut for porters, who should certainly be adequately clothed and equipped for such a high and spectacular crossing

Base Camp

Base camp is normally at Tesi Lapcha, 5755m (18882ft) (see trek 16). Where it is usually windy. However, there are other possible sites to the glacier at 5200m (17060ft).

North Ridge from Tesi Lapcha

From the La the route is the board glacial ridge leading south to the summit, at an Alpine Grade of PD. There are some crevasses and, in particular, a search step about 100m (330ft) below the top which can often give real problems.

Trip Essentials:

  • Duration: 21 Day(s)
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 6273m (20582ft).
  • Summit: Parchamo, 6273m (20582ft).
  • Principal Camps: Base camp: Tesi Lapcha, 5755m (18882ft)
  • Grade: Alpine grade PD.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 :Preparation day.

Day 03 :Drive to Charikot overnight.

Day 04 :Trek to Chettre (1050m).

Day 05 :Trek to Manthala (1070m).

Day 06 :Trek to Simigaon (1950m).

Day 07 :Trek to Gyalche (1760m).

Day 08 :Trek to Bedding (3693m).

Day 09 :Bedding, rest day.

Day 10 :Trek to Nagaon (4183m).

Day 11 :Trek to Tsobuk (4540m).

Day 12 :Trek to Hacha (5100m).

Day 13 :Trek to Tashilapcha (5755m).

Day 14 :Pacharmo Base Camp (5100m).

Day 15 :Pacharmo High Camp (5500m).

Day 16 :Summit (6273m) over night at High camp.

Day 17 :Trek to Thengbo (4360m).

Day 18 :Trek to Thame (3800m).

Day 19 :Trek to Namche Bazaar (3446m). trek up for Everest base camp as option.

Day 20 :Trek to Lukla (2880m).

Day 21 :Flight to Kathmandu.

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