Tesi Lapcha Pass in the Rolwaling Himal.
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
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.
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 25 days or so.
ITINERARY for Parchamo Peak Expedition:
Day 1: Drive Kathamndu to Charikot.
Days 2-10: Upper Rolwaling Valley Trek.
Day 11-12: Tsho Rolpa and Tesi Lapcha pass.
Day 13-14: Parchamo peak climb.
Day 15-16: Cross Tesi Lapcha pass.
Days 17-18: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Days 19-20: Trek to Lukla. Fly to Kathmandu.
Days 19-23: Trek to Everest Base Camp.
Days 24-28: Return trek to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.
End of Parchamo Peak Expedition and Rolwaling trek.
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