Phari Lapcha (6017m.) Climbing

Mahalangur Range
Height: 6017.m - 19740 ft
Latitude: 27°55"45"N
Longitude: 86°40"51"E
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 itself has two summits and the East Summit (5,977m.) is slightly lower than the main top.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.

Hotels/Lodges/Camping
14 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu and 13 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff & transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Early fly to Lukla 2840m., trek to Phakding 2610m. O/N Teahouse Lodge.
Day 03: Phakding - Namche Bazaar. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 04: Rest day for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar - Dole 4200m.
Day 06: Dole - Machhermo 4470m.
Day 07: Machhermo - Gokyo Lake (4,750m.)
Day 08: Ascent of Gokyo Ri (5483m.) and back to Gokyo Lake.
Day 09: Gokyo Lake (5483m.), - Phari Lapcha Base Camp.
Day 10: Set up High Camp and preparation for summit.
Day 11: Phari Lapcha 6017m. summit north face and decent to Gokyo Lake.
Day 12: Gokyo Lake - Dole.
Day 13: Dole - Namche Bazaar. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 14: Namche - Lukla and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu by early flight and transfers to Teahouse Lodge.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Peak Climbing Cost: USD 1985 Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport and trekking pick up and drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
  • 1 English speaking climbing guide with his daily allowance, insurance and porter.
  • Climing guide equipment charges.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Enough ropes and snow bar for climbing.
  • Peak Permits and National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax and cargo fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking & Peak climbing gears etc.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Small) USD 30.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 20.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 50.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 50.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 500.00