Elevation (feet): 22,106
Elevation (meters): 6,738
Continent: Asia
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Namche-Bazar, Nepal, ...check also Makalu...

Thanks to Frank for adding this peak.

Pethangtse is in between two giants:

Everest and Makalu. The easiest ascent is from the south (Nepal); basically this is not a very difficult snow/ice- climb, but beware of the high altitude; you may have to camp above 6000m the day before the summit attempt. The Tibetan- side is more rocky; especially the steep east-face. If you want to climb this mountain legally be prepared to pay a lot of money; The prices of permits have drastically risen the last few years (in Nepal)

To the left of Pethangtse after a col (6177m) rises Shartse 1 (7444m), a foothill of Lhotse (8501m).

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21835 - by pethangtse on Dec 07, 2009
    We approached via Makalu Base Camp and the Barun Glacier. High camp was at 5880M. on a medial morraine below the south face of Pethangtse. The top of the Barun Glacier is crevassed and requires...