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Coordinates: 27°47′25″N 86°47′15″E / 27.79028°N 86.78750°E / 27.79028; 86.78750
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Dole village and Mt. Thamserku (to the right) and Kangtega (to the left) in the background
Highest point
Elevation6,608 m (21,680 ft)[1]
Coordinates27°47′25″N 86°47′15″E / 27.79028°N 86.78750°E / 27.79028; 86.78750
Thamserku is located in Nepal
Location in eastern Nepal
LocationKhumbu, Nepal
Parent rangeHimalayas
First ascent1964 by Lynn Crawford, Peter Farrell, John McKinnon, Richard Stewart[2]
Easiest routesnow/ice climb
Thamserku, view from Khumjung

Thamserku is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. The mountain is connected by a ridge leading eastward to Kangtega. Thamserku is a prominent mountain to the east of Namche Bazaar and lies just north of Kusum Kangguru.[citation needed]

The first ascent was made in 1964 from the south by members of Edmund Hillary's Schoolhouse Expedition: Lynn Crawford, Pete Farrell, John McKinnon and Richard Stewart. Below the basin on the southwest face, they reached the south ridge after climbing a difficult couloir. The team described the climb as difficult and the route has never again been repeated in its entirety.[2] In 2014, Russian climbers Alexander Gukov and Alexey Lonchinskiy made the first ascent on the southwest face.[2]


  1. ^ Nepa Maps (Pvt.Ltd.), NE517: Everest Base Camp & Gokyo, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2013
  2. ^ a b c Griffin, Lindsay (2015). "Thamserku, Southwest Face, Shy Girl". Climbs And Expeditions. American Alpine Journal. 14 (89). New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. Retrieved 2016-06-28.

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