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Top 5 Peak climbing in Nepal, if you are here means you are willing to opt for this adventure any time sooner. If not, you intend to opt for a peak climbing adventure in coming future. Whatever, the reason, you are interested in peak climbing in Nepal and we – World Alpine Treks take it as our responsibility to quench your thirst of curiosity with the level of knowledge we have. First thing first, Nepal has always been a No. 1 destination for trekking, peak climbing and mountaineering activities. You must be aware of the fact that Nepal is a mountainous country and home to world’s highest peak – Mt. Everest. Eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world lie in Nepal. Apart from this fact, Nepal has many small to big mountains ranging from five to eight kilometers that offer wide opportunity for trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering and expedition.

Today, we are talking about peak climbing in Nepal. So, what is peak climbing in Nepal? It is one of the most cherished adventure activities in the Himalayas. A peak under 7000 meters is considered as an easy peak that can be climbed by anyone who is physically fit; without any kind of training and specialization. Nepal has more than 1300 trekking peaks that provides wide range of options to the climbers. You can pick any one of them as per your taste, preference, endurance capacity and level of expertise in terms of climbing. In Nepal, peak climbing is controlled and supervised by Nepal Mountaineering Association. The association has classified the climbing peak as easy, moderate, difficult and strenuous as per the difficulty level.

It would be injustice to tag any peak climbing adventure as easy or difficult because it solely depends on you. It’s your feeling, technique, stamina and many other factors. A peak easy for one can be quite difficult for the other one. So here, we are to acknowledge you on the top 5 peak climbing in Nepal. the list consists of those peak that has been most frequented and cherished by the fellow travelers. We hope that the list will help you pick a right trip for you!

Island Peak Climbing

Island peak climbing via Chola pass Trek

For many climbers, Island Peak climbing is their first choice. Also regarded as Imja Tse, the peak lies close to the trail of Everest Base Camp. Standing tall at an elevation of 6189 meters, the peak looms over the other peaks like island in the ocean hence popular as Island peak. The peak offers some stunning views of mountains in the Everest region like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. AmaDablam and many more. Island peak is one of the best vantage points in the Everest region of Nepal that showers some splendid views of high mountains in the region. It is notably popular for the close up views of Mt. Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. The climb is slightly technical and challenging but Island peak climbing combined with Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the best journeys in Himalayas that one can ever have.

Some facts about Island Peak Climbing

Location – Everest region

Altitude – 6189 meters

Difficulty level – Slightly difficult, PD

Duration of trip – 16 days and above based on itinerary

No. of climbing days – 1 to 2

Best season – March to May and September to November

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Lobuche peak at 6119 meters is a beautiful peak that offers some breathtaking views of mountains in the Everest region. Initially, it starts with a flight to Lukla, a flight that takes you to the Khumbu region of Nepal. the trail follows the standard route of Everest Base Camp Trek till Lobuche. From Lobuche, the trail diverts towards the Lobuche peak. We ascend up to the Lobuche Peak Base Camp and then to high camp. The peak is not technical so climbing is not an issue but we should not ignore the risk of our exposure in high altitude region. The top of the peak offers some inspiring views of mountains such as Mt. AmaDablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Everest and many more. Lobuche Peak Climbing can be combined with Everest Base Camp trek for even more enriching and exciting peak climbing experience.

Some facts about Lobuche Peak Climbing

Location – Everest region

Altitude – 6119 meters

Difficulty level – Easy, F

Duration of trip – 14 days and above based on itinerary

No. of climbing days – 3

Best season – March to May and September to November

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera peak at an elevation of 6476 meters is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. It lies close to the southeast of Island peak in the Everest region of Nepal. Mera peak as a whole comprise three different peaks – Mera peak north, Mera peak south and Mera peak central. The trail goes through a less frequented route fill of dense rhododendron forests and charming village. Throughout the journey, you will be bestowed with the impressive views of mountains, hills and other outstanding terrain. From the summit of the Mera peak, one can catch the close views of Mt. Cho –Oyu, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest; the three highest peak on the earth in a single go. The climb to Mera peak is easy and non-technical. It is an ideal peak climbing journey for the novice and beginners. Some basic knowledge of use of ice axes, ropes, crampons, etc. can still be helpful.

Some facts about Mera Peak Climbing

Location – Makalu Barun National Park

Altitude – 6476 meters

Difficulty level – Little Difficult, PD, less technical

Duration of trip – 16 days and above based on itinerary

No. of climbing days – 3

Best season – March to May and September to November

 Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak climbing

Pisang peak is at an elevation of 6092 meters is a beautiful peak that rises tall dominating the skyline of Pisang village. It follows the trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek till the Pisang village. From the Pisang village, the trail moves upward towards the Pisang peak. Also known as Jong Ri, Pisang peak is amongst the popular climbing peaks in Nepal. it is relatively more technical than other peaks in terms of climbing. A prior experience on climbing is really helpful for this climb. The top of the peak offers some stunning views of mountains like Mt. Himlung, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Khangaru, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Tilicho Peak, Glacier Dome and many more.

Some facts about Pisang Peak Climbing

Location – Annapurna Region

Altitude – 6092 meters

Difficulty level – Slightly Difficult, PD

Duration of trip – 13 days and above based on itinerary

No. of climbing days – 2

Best season – March to May and September to November

 Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

Chulu Far East Peak rises tall at an elevation of 6059 meters and is considered as one of the easiest peaks amongst the three Chulu peaks in Nepal. Chulu Far East Peak Climbing is a moderate level peak climbing adventure that follows the route of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Initiating from the low fertile land of Marsyangdi valley at Besisahar, the trail climbs up through the village of Chame to the Chulu Far East Peak Base Camp. The climb up the peak is steep along a snowy path to the col at 5500 meters. The climbing guides will fix the rope in the steep sections and you can follow the footsteps of the guide. The peak offers some magnificent views of mountains in Annapurna range like Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Manaslu, Pisang peak, Gangapurna, etc. The peak climbing can be combined with Annapurna Circuit Trek where you will get an opportunity to cross Thorong La pass. The peak was first ascended by a German group in 1955.

Some facts about Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

Location – Annapurna Region

Altitude – 6059 meters

Difficulty level – Moderate

Duration of trip – 14 days and above based on itinerary

No. of climbing days – 2

Best season – March to May and September to November

So, these are the top 5 Peak Climbing in Nepal that every travel enthusiast and mountain lover should try! When the travel restrictions of COVID-19 are waived and you are all free for your next adventure, we hope to see you in Nepal in the lap of Himalayas, enjoying its wilderness! Till then, stay at homes, stay safe and sound with your family members! And, do not forget to stay tuned with World Alpine Treks. We will be updating you with more info!

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