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Peak Climbing in Nepal

Nepal is the world’s best destination for expedition and peak climbing. Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest peaks over 8000m including Mt. Everest (8850m),  Kanchanjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) Annapurna (8091m) along with thousands of other peaks that are above 5500m and less than 8000m.

Peak Climbing in Nepal is a fascinating dream for many mountain climbers. Peak climbing normally means climbing peaks that are above 5500m and below 7000m. Nepal has opened around 1310 peaks that are above 5500m for peak climbing.  Some of these smaller peaks or so called ‘trekking peaks’ are governed by Nepal Mountaineering Association, a private body entrusted to promote mountaineering and preserve mountain environment. Among them 33 peaks have been categorized by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) as ‘A’ and ‘B’ peaks. The climbing permit for these 33 peaks is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association and the rest issued by the government.

‘Trekking peaks’ or ‘Climbing Peaks’ are smaller peaks than expedition peaks. To climb peaks you will need to have basic mountaineering skills like using ice axes, walking on crampons, utilizing rope techniques, glacier walking, rock climbing etc. With a team of experienced Sherpas and guides, these mountains can be climbed by both experienced as well as novice climbers. These peaks are especially suitable for those who do not have longer time and limited physical ability but still interested in climbing and experiencing mountain expedition.

As the name sounds, climbing trekking peaks will also involve trekking letting you have the experience of trekking and climbing at the same time.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has been organizing peak climbing successfully for many years with experienced Sirdars and climbing Sherpa guides. Whether you are a beginner or a professional climber, we can help you achieve your dream of reaching the summit. Peak climbing can be done either on an individual or group basis. We arrange all the logistics from climbing equipments to arranging climbing permits from Nepal Mountaineering Association and concerned government department. The best season for Peak Climbing in Nepal is either in spring (March, April and May) or in autumn (September, October and November). 

Below is the list of NMA climbing peaks categorized as A, B and Others. (Note: ‘A’ and ‘B’ peaks will require climbing permits while ‘Others’ peaks do not.)


(Group A)

S.N. Name of Mountain Height (m.) Himalayan Range District Caravan Route
1. Mt.Cholatse 6440 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Pheriche-BC
2. Mt.Kyazo Ri 6186 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-gokya-Bc
3. Mt.Nirekha 6186 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-gokyo-BC
4. Mt.Langsisa Ri 6427 Jugal Rasuwa Dhunche-Lantang-Langshis-ABC
5. Mt.Ombigaichen 6340 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Gokyo-BC
6. Mt.Bokta 6143 Kanchenjunga Taplejung Ktm-Dovan-Ghunsa-Lhonak-Oktang-BC
7. Mt.Chekigo 6257 Gaurishankar Dolakha Charikot-Simigaon-Beding-BC
8. Mt.Phari Lapcha 6017 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Machermo-BC
9. Mt.Lobuche (Lobuje) West 6145 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Merala-BC
10. Mt.Larkya Peak 6010 Manaslu Gorkha Gorkha-Samagoun-Lamjung Bc
11. Mt.ABI 6097 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Khumjung-Gokyo- Abi BC
12. Mt.Yubra Himal 6035 Langtang Himal Rasuwa Dhunche-Legberi BC


(Group B)

S.N. Name of Peaks Height (m.) Himal Region Route
1. Shigu Chuli (Fluted Peak) 6501 Annapurna Himal Gandaki ktm-pokhara-Tilkedhunga-Ghorepani-Tadhaani
2. Mera Peak 6470 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-jiri-shivalaya-Bhandar-sete- junbasi-nunthala- kharikhola-poyanbung-chadrabu- kothe-thangna-khar
3. Kusum Kangru 6367 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-lukla-namcheThame-Khumjung-B.C.
4. Kwangde 6011 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Merala-Randimng-Hunde-B.C.
5. Chulu West 6419 Manang Gandaki Ktm-Besisahar-Ngadi-Jagat-Dharapani
6. Imja Tse (Island Peak) 6160 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha ktm-Lukla-Namche-Tyangboche-Pangpoche-Dingboche-chhukang-B.C.
7. Pharchamo 6187 Rolwaling Himal Dolakha Ktm-Dolakha-siguti-jagat-simigaon-Chagebukharka-Beding-Na-B.C.
8. Lobuche (Lobuje) 6119 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Thame-RermoPokhari-Gokya-dzonghla-B.C.
9. Ramdung Go 5925 Rolwaling Himal Dolakha Ktm-Dolakha-Siguti-GongerDoranangbu-Beding-Na-Kabung-Kydug-Kongma-Drolmaban- Tashi Lapcha-B.C.
10. Pisang Peak 6091 Manang Gandaki Ktm-Beshisahar-Bahundanda-Chamja-Bagarchhap-Chame- Pisang B.C.
11. Khongma Tse (Mehara Peak)  5849 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Dole-Mechermo-gokyo-Dughala-B.C.
12. Ganja-La Chuli (Naya Kanga) 5844 Langtang Himal Bagmati Ktm-Syabrubesi-Langtang-Kyangjing Gompa-BC
13. Paldor Peak 5896 Langtang Himal Bagmati Ktm-Dhading-Ankhu khola-Rigaon-JAralang-Sertung-Krarka-somdang
14. Hiunchuli 6441 Annapurna Gandaki Ktm-Pokhara-Chomrong-Bamboo-BC
15. Chulu East 6584 Damodar Gandaki Ktm-Beisahar-Ngadi-Jagat-Dharapani-BC


Other Trekking Peaks

S.N. Name of Mountain Height (m.) Himalayan Range District Caravan Route
1. Machermo Peak 6237 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Lukla-Namche-Gokya-BC
2. Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak 5663 Annapurna Himal Gandaki Ktm-Pokhara-Dhampus-Langdrung-Ghandrung-Chomoro-Khuldi-B.C.
3. Yala Peak 5732 Langtang Rasuwa Ktm-Dhunche-Langtang-B.C.
4. Pokhalde Peak 5806 Khumbu Himal Sagarmatha Ktm-Lukla-Namche-Dingboche
5. Mardi Himal 5587 Annapurna Himal Gandaki Ktm-Pokhara-Kharka-Mardi Base Camp
6. Chhukung Ri Peak 5550 Mahalangur Solukhumbu Ktm-Lukla-Namche-BC
7. Dormo Peak 6855 Kanchanjunga Taplejung Ktm-Dovan-Ghunsa-Pangpema-Lhonak-BC
8. Chulu Far East 6584 Annapurna Manang Ktm-Besisahar-Manang-BC
9. Yalung Ri Peak 5630 Gaurishankar Dolakha Ktm-Shigati-Simi Gaon-Na Gaon-BC

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak- also called Imja Tse- is probably one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. Standing 6,189m in height, it is almost always the first choice for many mountain climbers before taking on bigger mountains. The top of Island Peak offers magnificent close-up views of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many others.

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing

Naya Kanga (5,844 m) is a technically difficult mountain to climb. It was formerly known as Ganja La Chuli. Spectacular view of mountains near Tibet can be observed from the top of the peak.

Pokalde Peak Climbing

Pokalde (5,806 m) was first climbed in 1953 via the Kongma La along its north ridge by the 1953 Everest Expedition team led by John Hunt. Pokalde looks like a crenulated rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse. The mountain has a small hanging glacier, which is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La, on its northern side. Although the summit is comparatively smaller than the rest, it provides a good viewpoint.

Chulu East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak is one of the beautiful and popular Himalayan peaks situated high above the Manang valley. Nepal Mountaineering Association has categorized Chulu East as ‘trekking peak’. It has a long, defined North-East ridge which is considered a good route to approach its peak.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing

Lobuche Peak (4,950m) has two distinct summits, East and West bearing an elevation of 6119m and 6145m respectively. The east is considered as the ‘trekking peak’ whereas the west is known as an ‘Expedition peak’, both connected by a ridge.

Paldor Peak Climbing

Lying along south-east end of Ganesh Himal range, Paldor Peak is 5896m tall. The summit of Paldor offers exquisite array of Himalayas including Pabil (7,101m.), Logsang Karpo (7,150m.), Ganesh I (7,406m.) and Ganesh V (6,950m.).

Yala Peak Climbing

Yala peak is a part of the Langtang Himal which is located in the central part of Nepal. Walking through the dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements you reach the wonderful base camp of Yala peak. The base camp of Yala Peak is Kyangjin Gompa (3749m/12300 ft). You will have stunning views of Lantang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang 7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and mighty Shishapangma

Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu peaks, which constitute three distinct peaks, namely Chulu West, Chulu East and Chulu Central, lie in the Annapurna Region, north of Manang. In fact it is part of the Manang Himal. Chulu West peak is often the most climbed after Chulu East, and is about 200m higher in altitude.

Mera and Baruntse Peak Climbing

Baruntse lie at the altitude of 7,000 m and at the epicenter of three glacial valleys, The Barun, The Imja and The Humku. The peak is surrounded by four summits on four sides. The most successful rate of ascent via the South Ridge. It include spectacular views of Lhotse, Everest and Makalu.

Singu Chuli Peak Climbing

Singu Chuli formerly known, as Fluted Peak is the 3rd highest among the "Trekking Peaks" of Nepal and situated in the Annapurna Sanctuary adjoined to Tharpu Chuli and across Hiunchuli trekking peaks placing a privileged, splendid amphitheatre of glaciers and nodes with, in background the mythical southern face of Annapurna. This peak is really an attractive and compared its beauty with

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

First climbed in 1971 by Briton Col. Jimmy Roberts, the 6441m tall Hiunchuli peak is categorized as a trekking peak. A special permit is required for climbing the peak which is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Mera Peak Climbing

Situated in the world famous Khumbu/Everest Valley, Mera Peak (6461m) is one of the highest trekking peaks extremely popular among climbers. The climbing of Mera Peak is regarded as scenically stunning and exciting journey. Expedition on Mera Peak is a great opportunity ....

Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak (6091m) is situated towards the North of Manang Valley, the western part of Nepal, from where the Annapurna Circuit starts. Pisang is actually a village from where you can move for Pisang Peak but you must be fully prepared before you decide to be there for the peak climbing.

Tent Peak Climbing

Tent Peak Or Tharpu Chuli (5633m) is perhaps the most attractive and visually gratifying trekking peaks in the Himalaya. The summit is almost flat carrying a massive chunk of rock, ice and along snow ridge.

Mardi Himal Peak Climbing

Mardi Himal, 5,587m, is located in the Annapurna Range. It lies 15 miles north of Pokhara and is the smallest peak expedition. It is also one of the easiest peak climbing and doesn't necessarily require previous peak climbing experience. The peak was first climbed by Jimmy Roberts in 1961 through the route on it's West flank.

Abi Peak Climbing

Mt Abi (6097m.) is situated in the Khumbu Himal range located in the Mahalangur Solukhumbu region of Nepal. The mountain is also known as Cholo and Kangchung from the pass that reaches it – the Kangchung La. Mountaineers planning to climb the 8,000ers, consider Mt Abi as a perfect training mountain for ice climbing and high altitude acclimatization. Mt Abi requires careful ascent due to the

Mt. Cholatse Peak Climbing

Cholatse is also known as Jobo Lhaptshan and falls in Khumbu region. Cholatse and Taboche (6,501m) are connected and its east face consists of Chola glacier. The south and north face were scaled in 1982 and 1984 respectively.

Labuche West Peak Climbing

Cleaved into two halves, Lobuche Peak located at 6119 m altitude height in Khumbu Region separates itself into Lobuche East and Lobuche West, both of which are linked together by the continuing ridge. 

Mt. Chhukung Ri Peak Climbing

Mt. Chhukung Ri climbing peak is located in the Sagarmatha National Park region of Nepal. It forms part of what is known as the Khumbu Three Peaks, these are Pokalde peak, Island peak and Chhukung peak. Chukkung Ri base camp is considered as adventure trekking in Nepal and in the world.

Mt. Machermo Peak Climbing

It is situated at Mahalangur region, and  this is one of the most interesting peak climbing among the trekking Peaks in Nepal. To reach the base camp, the trail leads through Yak pasture, on the way of Gokyo trek. The base camp is set up above the rocky meadows and moraine around 5140 meter. Further climb ascends on the rock and snow slopes to reach the top. The same path descends to base

Mt. Phari Lapcha Peak Climbing

The peak rises from yak pastures above the village in a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope. The peak looked a little more interesting from Ongre and can been seen as a curved ridge, with the face above Pisang being the truncated southern end of the mountain.

Mt. Nirekha Peak Climbing

Nirekha is in the Mahalangur Region, deep in the Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border and hidden among the well-known giants of Everest, Cho Oyu, and Cholatse. The climb itself is relatively straightforward, though it does require ice-axe, crampons and some fixed rope sections. It is a very do-able climb for anyone in good shape and with a desire for high adventure.

Ombigaichen Peak Climbing

Mt. Ombigaichen lies in the Mahalangur Solukhumbu region of Nepal. This peak was first issued a climbing permit in 2002 and is rarely climbed. The recognized route is Lukla-Namche Bazaar, Ama Dablam Base Camp, Ombigaichen Base Camp.

Mt. Langsisa Ri Peak Climbing

It is situated in the very popular Langtang Region and is a technically challenging peak. The peak is for those who really like to have adventure in using their experience with full climbing equipment's such as rope, ice-axe, tent, etc. It takes you the way of langtang river with traditional Tamang culture and boarder of Tibet with a view of fields enclosed by stone walls as well as herds of yaks.

Mt. Larkya Peak Climbing

Larkya Peak is rarely climbed trekking peaks of Nepal, open for climbing under Mountaineering Association of Nepal. The height of Larkya peak is 6249. The main attraction of Larkya peak is panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and other Tibetan mountain ranges etc. 

Mt. Yubra Himal Peak Climbing

Mt. Yubra Himal climbing peak falls in the Langtang region of Nepal. It is a very rarely climbed peak with fewer than 10 attempts since 2002, when the first permit was issued to climb Yubra Himal. The trek follows the regular route of the famous Langtang trek up to Kyangjin Gompa and then heads to the base camp of Yubra Himal. The climb requires 4/5 days and is a really interesting alternative to

Mt. Kusum Kangru Peak Climbing

Mt. Kusum Kanguru, 6,367m, is located in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. It acts as a border between Hinku valley in the north and Dudhkoshi valley in the south. Kusum Kanguru, in Tibetian language, means, 'Three  Snow-White Gods' referring to it's triple summit.

Mt. Kongde Ri Peak Climbing

Kongde Ri peak, located about 4 kilometers west of Namche Bazaar, is considered as a holy mountain by the local people. It lies at an altitude of 6187 m. It was first submitted in 1975 A.D. and is open for climbing. It is not an easy climb and is steep.

Mt. Ramdung GO Peak Climbing

Ramdung is 5,925 meters in height and is located in upper Rolwaling region. After its climb in 1952 it became an ideal destination for commercial trekking and climbing groups for some time before a ban was imposed by the government.

Bokta Peak Climbing (29 days)

Bokta Peak is a 6143m tall trekking peak located in Kanchedzonga region of Taplejung district. It is one of the easiest climbing trekking peaks in the region. Anyone wishing to experience climbing in the Himalayas will have the best and exhilarating experience climbing Bokta.

Pachermo Peak Climbing

Pharchamo Peak is an attractive snow peak lying south of Tashi Lapcha. It has a north-by- northwest ridge, which rises from the crevassed glacier astride the Tashi Lapcha. The face of the ridge forms a uniform slope broken by crevasse and seracs rising from the rocky lower buttresses above the Drolambau Glaciers in the west.

Dormo Peak Climbing (33 days)

Dormo Peak is located in Taplejung district in the eastern region of Nepal, near the world’s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchendzonga range. The peak straddles the border between Tibet, Sikkim and Nepal.  Although it is 6855m tall, it has not be categorized as an expedition peak, not a trekking peak.

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak offers breathtaking views across of the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and Manaslu.

Mt. Kyazo Ri

Mt. Kyazo Ri (6186m) was opened for peak climbing in 2000. Since then very few climbers have attempted to climb the mountain. As a result, there are still a lot of routes that could well be explored by climbers.

Chekigo Peak Climbing

Mt. Chekigo Peak (6257m), also called Mt. Chekijo, is one of the newly opened trekking peaks in Nepal. Located between Khumbu and Rolwaling Valley, the peak is surrounded other popular peaks, such as t. Gaurishankar (7134m), Mt. Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Mt.Dragkar Go (6793m) and Mt. Bisphero Go Shar 6729m among others.

Yalung Ri Peak - Tashi Lapcha Pass

Yalung Ri is a trekking peak (5630m) situated in Rolwaling Valley in the east-central Nepal, near Tibet/China border. Ramdung (5930m), Chugmage (6259m), Chobulse (6689m) are other trekking peaks close to its vicinity.