13th November 2017

Popular Climbing Peaks in Nepal

You can choose from many climbing peaks in Nepal. Many of them are classified by Nepal Mountaineering Association as “trekking peaks”. Climbing peaks generally fall between 5,000 meters to 7,000 meters of altitude. As the name implies, you can attempt climbing peaks in Nepal as part of a normal trekking trip. You require a separate permit to scale climbing peaks. Additionally, you also require associated permit fee. Most of climbing peaks are non-technical from a mountaineering point of view. However, you should be fit to do this adventure. Peak Climbing is a more difficult feat than regular trekking.

#1 Island Peak- Most Popular among the Climbing Peaks in Nepal 

Island Peak is the most popular among climbing peaks in Nepal. The altitude of Island Peak is 6,189 meters/20,305 ft. It is situated in the Khumbu region. Many Himalayas of the Khumbu also greet you on the peak climbing journey. The mountain peaks that you will encounter include Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and many others.

Moreover, you can combine Island Peak Climbing with a trek to the Everest Base Camp as well. It has a non-technical (alpine PD+) grading. Furthermore, it is not so difficult to make your way to the summit, except for the 100 meters steep ascent just before the summit.

#2 Lobuche East (6,119m/20,070ft.)

Lobuche Peak is one of the more challenging peaks to scale in the Everest region. Although Lobuche is classed as Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile+) on the Alpine Grading system (same grade as the Island Peak), it is certainly more technical. It is better to have some previous mountaineering experience.

Actually, Lobuche Peak consists of two separate peaks: the Lobuche Far East and the Lobuche East. You can see the entire view of the Himalayas, including Everest after a challenging ascent.  

#3 Mera Peak (6,476m/ 21,247ft.)

The Mera Peak is another among popular climbing peaks in Nepal. It is an excellent choice for those who need the introduction to mountaineering. It is also located in the Everest region. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Despite that however, it is surprisingly easy to do. This is a factor owning to Mera Peak’s relatively non-steep slopes.     

Mera Peak consists of three summits: Mera North, Mera Central and the Mera South. It is pretty much a straightforward ascent to the summit. Usually, you will not encounter any issues. Of course, proper acclimatization is necessary. Sometimes bad weather can affect the trip if you are attempting on an off-season. You can see the best views of the entire Everest region from the summit of Mera Peak. 

#4 Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,978ft)

The Pisang Peak  is situated on the northern border of the Manang Valley. It lies on the eastern part of the Annapurna region. As a matter of fact, the Pisang Peak rises above the village of Pisang beautifully. In the same fashion, Pisang Peak Climbing can be done with the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek as well. Crossing the Thorong La Mountain Pass is also included in the journey. It is one of the highest passes in the world at 5416 meters. 

The Pisang Peak rises steadily along a well-defined ridge all the way to the summit. It is one of the more technical climbing peaks in Nepal. the summit of the Peak offers panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range. You can look at views of the Himlung Himal, the trans-Himalayan plateau to the north, the Manaslu Mountain in the north east, Annapurna II and IV to the south and Mount Gangapurna and Annapurna III to the west. 

#5 Naya Kanga Peak (5,122m/1,6804ft)

Naya Kanga is perfect for first-time mountain climbers. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu as well. The Naya Kanga Peak is situated in the Langtang region of Nepal, west of the Ganja La. Being that, amazing views of the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet are offered from the summit.     

In addition, you can view Pemthang RI, the Langtang Lirung Himal, Langshisa RI, Langtang II, Ganesh Himal, Pemthang Kapro RI, Shisapangma Himal and many more from Naya Kanga Peak. 

 

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