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How to Pick the Right Nepal Peak Climbing Adventure for You?

Posted On : July 5, 2016

Are you looking to take a break from your same daily routine and embark in for adventures around Nepal Himalayas? Nepal is a great trekking and peak climbing destination that has something to offer for all adventure lovers. Either you are looking for short and easy treks or aiming for challenging yet rewarding peak climbing adventures; naturally blessed and culturally rich Nepal will surely fulfill your hunger of ultimate adventure.

With numerous snow capped Himalayas towering at the Himalayan region, trekking and peak climbing in Nepal has been the popular adventurous activity for all adventure enthusiasts. There are many trekking peaks in Nepal permitted by Nepal Mountaineering Association. But which one is the right for you? Here are few climbing peaks categorized on the basis of difficulty and altitude:

Easy Peak Climbing Adventures in Nepal:

A)Island Peak Climbing:

island peak

Name: Island Peak (Imja Tse)

Highest Altitude: 6189m at Island Peak summit

Region: Everest (Khumbu)

Difficulty level: Very Strenuous

Best time to go: March- May, September-November

Route: Ktm-Lukla-Namche- Tengboche-Dingboche- Chukkung- Island Peak BC – Summit Island Peak, return Chukkung – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu

Price: From USD 2290 (16 Days), From USD 2590 (19 Days) with EBC trek included

Island Peak is the most popular climbing peak in Nepal. It is actually an extension of south end of Mt. Lhotse Shar stands as a spectacular peak amid the giants of the Himalaya. If you are looking for trekking in Nepal and want to test mountaineering in Nepal, then  Island peak climbing is the perfect ice climbing trip to try first among the 33 “trekking peaks” of Nepal. Although Himalayan Peaks should not be underestimated, Island Peak has the potential to offer the fit and experienced hill walkers a window into the world of mountaineering in the greater ranges.

B)Mera Peak Climbing:

mera peak climbing in Nepal

Name: Mera Peak

Highest Altitude: 6461m at Mera Peak summit

Region: Nearby Everest region at Makalu Barun National Park

Difficulty level: Strenuous

Best time to go: March- May, September-November

Route: Ktm-Lukla-Chutanga- Thuli Kharka via Zatra la – Kothe- Thagnag – Khare- Mera Peak BC – Summit day and back to Khare- Kothe – Thuli Kharka  – Lukla – Kathmandu

Price: From USD 2190 (18 Days)

Although Mera peak climbing is not the part of Everest Himalayan ranges, we can catch truly memorable view of five of the six highest mountains on Earth from top of Mera peak. Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m) are all very close by, and on clear day you can also see Mt. Kangchenjunga (8586m) on the Indian border far away to the east.

C)Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing:

tharpu chuli peak climbing in Nepal

Name: Tharpu Chuli Peak (Tent Peak)

Highest Altitude: 5700m at Tharpu Chuli Peak summit

Region: Annapurna Region

Difficulty level: Easy, Moderate

Best time to go: March- May, September-November

Route: Ktm-Pokhara-Tikhedhunga- PoonHill- Tadapani – Chhomrong – Dovan – Deurali – MBC – ABC –  Tharpu Chuli BC –  Summit Day and return ABC – Bamboo – Jhinu – Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara- Ktm

Price: From USD 2550 (20 Days)

Tharpu chuli is easy and non-technical peak which offers a wonderful opportunity to passionate cimlbers with good physical fitness and positive attitude towards trekking and climbing.

D)Chulu East Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit Trek:

chulu east peak climbing with Annapurna circuit trek

Name: Chulu East Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Highest Altitude: 5700m at Tharpu Chuli Peak summit

Region: Annapurna Region

Difficulty level: Streneous

Best time to go: March- May, September-November

Route: Ktm-Chame – Pisang- Julu Khola- Chulu East Base Camp – High Camp – Julu Khola – Manang – Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi –  Muktinath – Jomsom –Pokhara – KtmPrice: From USD 3590 (19 Days)

There is often confusion regarding Chulu chain of peaks. There are four Chulu Peaks, Chulu West, Chulu Central, Chulu Far East and Chulu East. Among them if you are a beginner climber keen to try an ice climbing in the Annapurna region, Chulu Far East is the one for you. Chulu West and Central are technical peaks and you need previous climbing experience. Chulu East although not very technical is a difficult one as the summit day is very long (12-13 hours), hence you need a lot of stamina and mental commitment with skills of using climbing equipment well.

Technical Peak Climbing Adventures in Nepal below 6500m will be featured in our next blog.

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