Pharchamo is also known as Parchemuche, a renowned trekking site. It is a straightforward snow mountain located to the south of Tasi Lapcha. The Schneider Rolwaling Himal map does not identify it, although it is given a spot height of 6,187 meters. This mountain is named Parchoma on the Mandala Lamasangu to Everest map, which is most likely a mistake. According to both Shipton’s and Gregory’s expedition surveys, the summit is around 6,318 meters high. From the pass, the mountain appears to be a pleasant but undemanding snow peak with a well-defined north-by-northwest ridge rising from the Tesi Lapcha’s rather flat, crevassed glacier.
The first ascent of Pharchamo Peak took place in 1955. Crevasses rise from the stony lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the west, breaking up the ridge’s consistent slope. The main route to Pharchamo Peak is by Rolwaling Valley, which was closed in the 1980s due to potential threats to porters crossing the Tashi Lapcha. The only other option is to go through Namche Bazaar and Thame on the Khumbu side. For trekkers crossing the high Tasi Lapcha (5755m) to Namche Bazaar in the Everest zone, Parchamo Peak has become an exciting climb.
This mountain can be coupled with the more difficult Ramdung Go summit and the Tesi Lapcha trip. The only other possible approach is from the Khumbu side via Namche Bazaar. We take the trekking trail to Thame and then Thengpo to Ngole to set up base camp on the moraines at 5100m height. As we climb, we come to another prospective campsite, but setting up camp is not recommended owing to frequent rock falls. We continue our thrilling trip by climbing northeast of the Tesi Lapcha icefall to just below the granite walls, where we set up camp on rocky terraces at 5,500 meters.
We reach the rim of Pacharmo Peak, which is raised from the Tesi Lapcha Pass glaciers, from here. Then we continue the ridge with less difficulty, however, the crevasses towards the peak can occasionally pose issues.
Our Pharchamo Peak journey will end at the Lukla airstrip after descending through the ancient commercial center Namche Bazaar after a great Himalayan trekking experience. Unique Path Treks & Expedition” is delighted to design your Pharchamo Peak Climbing tour, complete with our professional climbing guides and competent personnel, for your enjoyment.
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The picturesque Pharchamo or Pacharmo Peak (6187m) is south of Tashi Lapcha. It features a ridge from north to the west that rises from the crevassed glacier astride the Tashi Lapcha. The ridge’s face is broken by crevasse and series rising from the stony lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the west, forming a consistent slope.
The major route to Pharchamo is through Rolwaling Valley, which was closed for most of the 1980s due to potential threats to porters crossing the Tashi Lapcha. The only other option is to go through Namche Bazar and Thame on the Khumbu side. In 1955, Pharchamo Peak was first climbed.
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