i have a doubt: during my Mera trek, sherpas told us that the peak in the picture is "Charpati", or "Four Ridges", due to its shape, and that it is a sacred mountain, and therefore forbidden for climbers...
which is the truth?
The peak had its first ascent in October, 2003. I have never heard the "Charpati" name, when I was there some people called it "Tangnagtse". Now it seems to called "Kyashar". Personally I liked Peak 43!
In 2001 Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden attempted to climb the peak by getting a permit for nearby Kangtega. The permit allowed them to traverse over Peak 43, and they figured that they would then be too tired to continue and would have to descend. A clever way to beat the system! But they didn't get very high on the mountain due to conditions. Fowler discusses this in his new book On Thin Ice
It was officially opened up for climbing shortly after that. Here is the website for the first ascent. Note that page loads slowly due to many photos.
tnx for your reply!
trying to understand if I missed also Sherpas' english,(and not only Oxford one!), i looked in the internet and found this links, that probably explain the mismatch:
link1 and link2
It seems that Charpati is the name of that Himalayan branch tha separates the Dudh Koshi and the Hinku valleys, and perhaps for extension this name was used by someone to indicate also that peak that is visible from the bottom of the valley...
anyway, problem solved!
tnx a lot! i think that i will use your experience for my next trip in Nepal... (when money will allow it!!)