Phari Lapcha (6017m.) Climbing
Height: 6017.m - 19740 ft
First Ascent: Slovenians Juliana and Rey Marcelo Belo with Sherpa support via the south side on 2003
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Rock, Scramble/Ice Climbing
Caravan Route: Lukla - Namche Bazar - Machhermo - Gokyo Lake - Gokyo Ri - Phari Lapcha Peak Base Camp - Namche Bazar - Lukla
Phari Lapcha (6,017m.) is a peak in the Mahalangur range and lies just south-west of the popular trekking area of the Gokyo Valley. Phari Lapcha was only added to the permitted trekking peak list in 2002. It has since become popular among talented climbers as it offers extremely challenging, alpine-style, kilometer-tall lines on steep mixed ice and rock at a relatively low altitude.
Phari Lapcha itself has two summits and the East Summit (5,977m.) is slightly lower than the main top. Phari Lapcha is sometimes confused with Dawa Peak (5,920m.) to the north-west of the main summits, and has been called Phari Lapcha West though it is arguably an entirely separate peak. The first ascent of the mountain was made in the spring of 2003 by Slovenians Juliana and Rey Marcelo Belo with Sherpa support via the south side of the mountain.