Mountains have been long considered to be home to deities, monsters, and supernatural beings. Nepal, reverently called the “Home of the Gods”, is home to 8 of the 10 tallest peaks in the world. However, while conquering the majestic Himalayas could be an exhilarating pursuit of extreme adventure, it is the dream of a lifetime to many. However, the challenge of strength, endurance, and sacrifice can be found by Trekking Peak Climbing in Nepal as well.
Classified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association as “trekking peaks”, climbing peaks generally fall between the altitude range of 5,000m to 7,000m. As the name implies, these peaks can be attempted as part of a normal trekking trip, leading up to the intended summit. Nepal is also home to some of the highest trekking peaks in the word, making peak climbing in Nepal the experience of a lifetime.
Perfect for those who harbor an interest in the Himalayan climb, out of the 10 best peak climbing in Nepal, these 7 Short Peak Climbing expeditions in Nepal will steer beginners through their first ascent
1. Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft)
The most popular of climbing peaks, Island peak offers all novice climbers and trekkers an exhilarating climbing experience. It is most often considered to be the first step for any climber to begin their mountaineering journey. Island Peak provides an enjoyable, picturesque climb, and offers a gateway to the giant Himalayas of the Khumbu region.
2. Pisang Peak (6,091m / 19,978ft)
One of the most popular climbing peaks within the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak is one of the smallest trekking peaks. Short and fulfilling, it is famous among novice climbers for its easy climb, short span and breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Pisang Peak rises above the beautiful Pisang village, where you can experience endless yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow spreading out around you from the peak.
3. Mera Peak (6,476m/21,247ft)
Standing at an impressive 6,476 meters, Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. Its magnificent summit panorama squeezes in five of the world’s 8000ers – Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Cho Oyu. Despite its intimidating neighbors, Mera Peak is never particularly technically difficult, but there is the altitude to contend. This expedition is surely a worthy and exhilarating challenge.
4. Tent Peak (5,663m / 18,575ft)
Lying just south of the Annapurna Base Camp, the Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak is an amateurs’ dream. The summit offers magnificent panoramic views of majestic snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region. It is best suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountaineering. Apart from the memories of a lifetime, the trip includes a trek to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp with a few days of peak climbing, making it a very popular trekking peak climbing experience.
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5. Lobuche Peak (6,119m/20,070ft)
Lobuche Peak is situated just above the Lobuche village in Khumbu Region. This peak is not far from Mt. Everest, but only a few kilometers nearer to the way of the world’s highest mountain. Lobuche Peak has two different summits, the Lobuche East Peak (6119m) and the Lobuche West Peak (6145m). Resting on the foothills of Everest, both are incredible peaks to summit as a beginner.
6. Yala Peak (5,700m/18,700ft)
Located some 19 miles north of Kathmandu, the Yala Peak is a famous trekkers climbing peak in the Langtang region. Culturally informative and unforgettable, the Yala peak trek combines with the major Langtang trek. Quaint and picturesque, the Langtang area in itself is a good choice for all trekkers. The trek and the climb both remain beautiful and culturally rich with scenic beauty and Himalayan panorama surrounding you.
7. Chulu West Peak (6,419m / 21,055ft)
Another gem of the Annapurna region, the Chulu West Peak sits majestically as a part of the Manang Himal Range. Its peak can be seen from the Annapurna Thorung La pass trail. To reach its summit, one has to pass the North West Ridge, which requires some technical climbing idea. In reward, the magnificent views of the greater Annapurna range and the satisfaction of a challenge well fulfilled await you!
No challenge is too big when you’re starting your climbing journey. If you have any queries about peak climbing in Nepal and scaling your first Nepali peak, or questions regarding trekking peaks; from what to pack for peak climbing in Nepal to the best climbing season, contact our expedition experts, or WhatsApp us at 1-410-307-0007. Good Luck!