Top 10 Best Peak Climbing in Nepal

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Oct 1, 2021

Top 10 Best Peak Climbing in Nepal

Do you aspire to reach the summit of a high peak like Mount Everest? Or add a lifetime of experience with stunning sceneries to mesmerize in the future? If your answer is yes then, Peak Climbing in Nepal is the sport for you. Peak climbing is the best way of starting your mountain climbing career, as well as a terrific approach to add a fun adventurous moment to your exciting life.

Majestic high Himalayas of Nepal have always been a popular topic of discussion among trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts. So, you may wonder “Does Nepal have anything to offer to the beginner climbers?” and the answer is yes. Nepal has about 326 peaks open for mountaineering. These peaks which are located in the Himalayan foothills allow an opportunity to practice conquering higher mountains to climbers with no prior experience. 

If you are curious about the best peaks to trek in Nepal for eternal experience then you are at the right place. Greater Himalaya presents the Best Peak Climbing in Nepal – Top 10 for you to choose a valiant vacation for yourself. 

1. Mera Peak

On the Summit of Mera Peak

On the top of Mera Peak

Photo: Michael Holtrop

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Among all the “trekking peaks”, Mera Peak is the highest peak in Nepal. Even with a height of 6476 meters, the trek to this peak requires little or no special technical skills. The journey to the summit features beautiful dense rhododendron, pine, and bamboo forest with an exquisite view of the five highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu from the top of the peak. 

Since this peak climbing only requires basic alpine skills, it can be a perfect Himalayan adventure for veteran mountain trekkers. It will give a good experience of mountaineering at a higher altitude in near future.

Location: Makalu/Everest Region

Difficulty Level: Little Difficult

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (April to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 21,247 ft.

2. Island Peak

Climbers on top of Island Peak
Island Peak (6189 m) Climb

 

Island Peak, commonly known as Imja Tse, is a spectacular peak covered in the snow surrounded by mountains and glaciers. The view of this peak from the village of Dingboche resembled an island in the sea of ice. Hence, it was named Island Peak by a member of British trekker, Eric Shipton. From the height of 6189 meters, the breathtaking beauty of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and many more are visible. 

Island Peak climbing has a straightforward route to the top which can be experienced by both trek experts as well as veteran mountain climbers. There are few areas in which semi-technical alpine skills are necessary. This journey can give you an introduction to mountaineering experience and the confidence to trek higher altitudes like Mt. Everest. 

Location: Everest Region

Difficulty Level: Little Difficult

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (April to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 20,305ft

3. Pokalde Peak

With an altitude of 5806 meters, Pokalde Peak is one of the easiest and shortest peaks in the Himalayan region. It is located approximately 1200 meters southwest of Mt. Everest.  The alluring panorama of mountains like Makalu, Pumori, and Ama Dablam visible from the summit of this peak is worth putting an effort to trek and reach the top elevation. 

A group of fit trekking professionals can easily climb this peak in half a day. However, an amateur group of climbers shouldn’t underestimate this trek due to the possibility of heavy snow. 

No technical specialties are required for this trek, just physical fitness, and proper guidance. The trek to Pokalde Peak can give you an insight into what it is like to trek around the Everest region.

Location: Everest Region

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accommodation: Tent camps & Lodge

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May)

Elevation: 19,049 ft.

4. Yala Peak

A non-technical trek for first-time climbers to experience the mountaineering adventure in Nepal is Yala Peak. It is situated near the Tibet border which offers an astounding panorama of the highest mountain of Tibet, Sishapangma from the summit including the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, etc. of Nepal. The route of this trek is filled with dense forest of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak trees with the freshness of Langtang village.

With an altitude of 5700 meters, Yala Peak climbing is the perfect mountaineering adventure for beginners, with less risk and more alpine treasures to experience.

Location: Langtang Region

Difficulty Level: Easy

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (April to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 18,700 ft.

5. Lobuche Peak (East)

Lobuche is another popular peak located in Khumbu (Everest) region. It has two main peaks: Lobuche East Peak and Lobuche West Peak. According to National Mountaineering Association, Lobuche East is considered a “trekking peak” whereas Lobuche West is considered more of an “expedition peak”. 

The 6119-meter high summit of Lobuche East Peak offers a magnificent sight of mountains like Lhotse, Everest, Makalu of Nepal, some Tibet peaks, and the village of Khumbu.

This peak has a more technical route to reach the summit. Hence, this trek is best suited to individuals with prior experience in mountaineering and climbing. 

Location: Everest Region

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 20,075 ft.

6. Dhampus Peak

In local areas, Dhampus Peak is called Thapa Peak. With an altitude of 6012 meters, the summit of the peak gives a prominent view of alpines like Tilicho peak, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, etc. It is an effortless “trekking peak” which is best suited for personnel wanting to experience the peak climbing in Nepal and its natural beauty.

There is no mandatory requirement of technical skills or previous experience. Hence, a beginner climber can also scale this peak. However, the prior experience can come in handy. 

Location: Dhaulagiri Region

Difficulty Level: Easy

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 19,724ft

7. Pharchamo Peak

The trek of Pharchamo Peak will take you to the south of Tashi Lapcha connected with both, Everest and Rolwaling regions. In the journey of this trek, you will get to experience the ethnic culture and biodiversity of Rolwaling valley which lies in the west of the Khumbu region. From the top, 6187 meters, the exquisite panorama of snow-capped mountains like Everest, Gaurishankar, Cho Oyu, etc. will greet you. 

The rocky trails and technical terrain of Rolwaling valley make the route of this trek a little difficult. Some technical alpine skills and prior experience can be very helpful to cross the deep crevasses and ice steps. 

Location: Everest Region

Difficulty Level: Little difficult

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 20,298 ft.

8. Pisang Peak

Pisang Peak, a pyramid-shaped peak situated directly above the village of Pisang is one of the shortest trekking experiences on peaks over 6000 meters in height. It lies on the northern edge of Manang valley. The highlight of this trek is the beautiful religious Muktinath temple of mustang, passing Thorang La pass, and the rich culture of Ghale and Gurung. The irresistible panorama of Manaslu, Himlung, Annapurna massif, Tilicho peak, etc. welcomes you at the summit of Pisang Peak.

The route of this peak is technical than other “trekking peaks” so learning some technical alpine skills and a previous experience of mountain trekking is recommended. However, with proper guidance and consciousness, even a novice trekker can also scale to the summit.

Location: Annapurna Region

Difficulty Level: Technical

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 19,984 ft.

9. Kyajo Ri Peak

Kyajo Ri Peak, with a height of 6186 meters, is a semi-technical “trekking peak” suitable for an adventure lover. It is situated in the Everest region between Gokyo valley and Thame valley. The top of the peak rewards you the glimpse of alluring mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu with numerous peaks located in the Rolwaling valley. 

The trek of Kyajo Ri is a mix of rock climbing with snows and ice which requires technical skills. A prior mountaineering experience will boost your confidence to scale this high altitude peak. Amateur mountain climbers are suggested to gain some alpine skills with other easy “trekking peaks” before climbing this peak.

Location: Everest Region

Difficulty Level: Technical

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 20,295ft

10. Tent Peak

Tent Peak, locally known as Tharpu Chuli, is the easiest trek compared to other “trekking peaks” in the Annapurna region. It is situated at the Annapurna Sanctuary. The summit of this peak offers you an up-close personal vista of Annapurna Range and the trek includes the routes with Bamboo and Jhino Danda. 

An inexperienced group of trekkers or climbers can summit this trek since no particular technical skills are required. However, a prior experience of trekking in high altitudes will be beneficial.

Location: Annapurna Region

Difficulty Level: Easy

Accommodation: Tent Camps & Tea House

Best Season to Climb: Spring (March to May) / Autumn (October to November)

Elevation: 18,684 ft.

Conclusion

Nepal has been famous for mountaineering and climbing experience around the globe and welcomes thousands of trekking enthusiasts every year. Peak climbing offers you a practice to reach the summit of mountains with high elevation such as Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Annapurna, etc. Before approaching peak climbing in Nepal, we suggest you learn to use climbing gears and some technical alpine skills for a safe and fun adventure to the snowcapped peaks.