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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.)

::: LIST OF TREKKING PEAKS :::

(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