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Planning For Peak Climbing in Nepal? Let’s Choose The Best One For You

Posted On : February 25, 2016

choosing peak climbing in Nepal

 

Peak Climbing in Nepal encompassing snow capped Himalayas gives the true sense of adventure holidays that can be a dream come true moment for many people. Among many climbing peaks in Nepal, you might be in dilemma about which peak climbing adventure to embark in. We are just here to share our knowledge and help you choose the one that best suits you. Usually, before joining any peak climbing in Nepal, it is better to make ourselves clear about following major determinants:
• Peak Climbing Grades or level of difficulty and technical knowledge required
• Altitude of Climbing Peak
• Your Previous Peak Climbing Experiences
• Number of days required for climbing a peak and holidays in Nepal you’ve got
• Best Peak Climbing Season
• Preferable and recommended Accommodation during trekking and peak climbing
• Geographical region, location and topography of Climbing Peak
• Your Budget
After familiarizing with determining factors like skills, experience, allocated time, budget, altitude and season, we have broadly categorized the major climbing peaks in Nepal into two groups:

Group A: Easy Climbing Peaks in Nepal

1. Island Peak Climbing

island peak climbing

Island Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal offering excellent views of Everest and other Himalayan ranges. Island Peak is known as easy and non technical peak (although the summit section headwall is little bit technical) yet challenging adventure that can be experienced with just adding couple of days to your Everest Base Camp trek Itinerary. If you are looking to enter into peak climbing world of adventure, then Island Peak Climbing would be the perfect choice. For beginners in peak climbing, you will get the first hand experience in use of climbing techniques, tools like crampons, ropes, ice axe with completely different exciting and rewarding experience of stepping at summit of a Himalayan peak. Island peak is also taken as perfect start up by mountaineers if they are thinking of pursuing mountaineering hobby or career. Therefore, join Island Peak Climbing now. Who knows, later with further experience and training, you might be stepping at top of the world.

Island Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Easy to Moderately challenging
Geographical Location: Everest Region
Summit Altitude: 6189 meters
Previous Ice Climbing Experience: Not Mandatory
Time Needed: More than two weeks
Climbing Period: 2 to 3 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November) but people climb Island peak throughout the year
Accommodation: Lodges during trekking and tented camp during climbing period
Trip Cost: From 2290 USD

2. Mera Peak Climbing

mera peak climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at 6476 meters above sea level nearby Everest region. Mera Peak Climbing is an exclusive opportunity for all those adventure lovers who possess adequate endurance and fitness level to walk all the way to summit with tolerance power to take up the challenges put in front. Previous ice limbing experience is not mandatory but it would be a plus point if you have done some rock climbing. All the technical climbing ideas and skills to use of tools like ropes and crampons will be instructed ahead of the climbing attempt. Upon stepping at summit, you will be blessed with never seen views of snow capped Himalayas like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and other surrounding peaks. Therefore, Climb Mera Peak if you aim to summit highest trekking peak in Nepal.

Mera Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Moderately Strenuous /Non-Technical Peak
Geographical Location: Makalu Barun National Park Area
Summit Altitude: 6476 meters
Previous ice Climbing Experience: Not Mandatory
Total number of trip days: Two weeks plus
Climbing Period: 2 to 3 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November)
Accommodation: Lodges during trekking and tented camp during climbing period
Trip Cost: From 2190 USD

3. Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak Climbing

tharpu chuli peak climbing in Nepal

Tharpu Chuli Peak is also commonly known as Tent Peak because of its tent like shape which is located in popular Annapurna region of Nepal. And the journey towards the summit initiates from paradise city of Pokhara. Tharpu Chuli is a non technical peak, however, it requires plenty of endurance and stamina specially while pushing ourselves towards summit. You do not need to have previous climbing skills as you will be provided with comprehensive instructions on basics of using climbing tools like ropes and crampons etc. Therefore, if you are looking to add extra bit of adventure in Annapurna Base Camp Trek, then climbing Tharpu Chuli Peak would be the perfect option for experienced trekkers who is novice in regards to peak climbing (ice climbing).

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Easy to Moderately Difficult / Non-Technical Peak
Geographical Location: Annapurna Region
Summit Altitude: 5600 meters
Previous ice Climbing Experience: Not Mandatory
Time Needed: Nearly three weeks
Climbing Period: 1 Day
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November)
Accommodation: Lodges during trekking and tented camp during climbing period
Trip Cost: From 2150 USD

4. Chulu Far East Peak Climbing (with Tilicho Lake and Mesokanta La Trek OR Continue through Annapurna Circuit)

chulu far east peak climbing

 

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing located at popular Annapurna region of Nepal is often compared with Island peak at Everest region. Being a non technical climbing peak, you don’t need to have previous rock climbing or peak climbing experience which would be perfect adventure for novice climbers. But still you need to have fit mind and body with positive attitude towards exploring new place, meeting new people, possess enough endurance to complete this rigorous trekking and peak climbing adventure successfully. If you know how to use climbing tools like ropes, crampons, then it will be certainly a plus point, however it is not a prerequisite. Comprehensive instruction will be given by peak climbing leaders. Therefore, if you are looking to put your feet on summit of snow capped mountain for the first time, then Chulu Far East Peak Climbing would be an ideal mountaineering trip for you. You can either trek through Annapurna circuit or through Mesokanta La pass via Tilicho Lake after climbing Chulu Far East.

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Moderately Challenging / Non-Technical Peak Climbing
Geographical Location: Around Annapurna Region
Summit Altitude: 6119 meters
Previous ice Climbing Experience: Not Mandatory
Total number of trip days: Three weeks
Climbing Period: 2-3 days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November)
Accommodation: Local lodges during trekking and tented camp during climbing
Trip Cost: From 2190 USD

5. Chulu East Peak Climbing (with Tilicho Lake and Mesokanta La Trek OR Continue through Annapurna Circuit)

chulu east peak climbing with Annapurna circuit trek

Chulu East Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey at Annapurna region of Nepal. Initiating from popular trail of Annapurna Circuit trek, we first summit spectacular snow white Chulu East Peak and continue our journey connecting back to Annapurna trail. Chulu East Peak is a non technical peak but it requires long walk for a day on snow especially during the summit day (more than 12 hours). This peak is categorized as very difficult by some people but don’t mistake to understand it as technical peak. The long painstaking walk over ice for many hours is the reason they categorize it as very difficult, but its not a technical peak. Hence, you must be physically fit and capable to endure the challenges. Knowledge of climbing techniques is not a precondition to climb Chulu East Peak. The rigorous climb for more than 12 hours leads you to the beautiful summit that welcomes you with extremely beautiful Himalayan views of the mountains like Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Mt. Manaslu.

Chulu East Peak Climbing with ACT Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Strenuous but Non-Technical Peak
Geographical Location: Annapurna Region
Summit Altitude: 6429 meters
Previous ice Climbing Experience: Not Mandatory
Time Needed: More than two weeks
Climbing Period: 2 to 3 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November)
Accommodation: Local lodges during trekking and tented camp during climbing
Trip Cost: From 3590 USD

Group B: Technical Climbing Peaks in Nepal (Below 6500m)

1. Pisang Peak Climbing

pisang peak climbing in Nepal

Pisang is a well known Technical climbing peak located at popular Annapurna region of Nepal. Pisang Peak lies on the trails of around Annapurna providing exclusive opportunity for trekking and Himalayan peak climbing. We experience challenging walk through glaciers and giant rocks which can be obstacle for us, but if joined with professional and experienced guides possessing previous rock climbing experience and knowledge of using climbing tools like ropes, crampons, ice axe would surely make this trip a rewarding journey that you would cherish in years to come.
Pisang Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Strenuous / Technical
Geographical Location: Around Annapurna Region
Summit Altitude: 6190 meters
Previous Experience: High Altitude Trekking + Rock Climbing
Time Needed: More than two weeks
Climbing Period: 2 to 3 days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November)
Accommodation: Local lodges during trekking and tented camp during climbing
Trip Cost: From 3390 USD

2. Naya Kanga Peak Climbing

naya kanga peak climbing in nepal

Naya Kanga is one of the technical climbing peak located at Langtang region of Nepal. This 17 days of adventure is actually an excellent chance for physically and mentally fit adventurous people possessing some previous rock climbing experience. The major attractions of the Naya Kanga Peak climb would be awesome views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Lenopo Ghang and Tibetan side’s Shishapangma from summit. Visit to colorful ancient monasteries, interacting with local inhabitants and getting insights into their tradition, culture and lifestyle would be added attractions. These rewarding views, cultural insights and excitingly adventurous experience of Naya Kanga Peak Climbing surely be a once in a lifetime of opportunity.

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Moderate to Strenuous / Few Technical Sections
Geographical Location: Langtang Region
Summit Altitude: 5844 meters
Previous Experience: High Altitude Trekking/ Rock Climbing Preferable
Time Needed: More than two weeks
Climbing Period: 2-3 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (October and November)
Accommodation: Local lodge during trekking and tented camping during climbing
Trip Cost: From 2190 USD

3. Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek

lobuche-peak-climbing-with-everest-base-camp-trek

Lobuche East Peak stands tall at 6119 meters in Everest Region of Nepal. Lobuche East is a technical climbing peak (moderately technical) and previous high altitude trekking and rock climbing experience joining this peak (no ice climbing experienced is required). You are expected to have great fitness level with passion towards taking up the challenges put in-front of you. You need to have lots of endurance, will power and ability to tolerate extreme weather conditions. From the summit, however we get rewarding views of snow capped mountains like Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse, Amadablam and neighboring peaks. Therefore, this Lobuche East Peak Climbing is best fit for all those adventure lovers with previous rock climbing experience.

Lobuche East Peak Climbing with EBC Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Strenuously Challenging / Moderately Technical Peak
Geographical Location: Everest Region
Summit Altitude: 6119 meters
Previous Experience: High Altitude Trekking/ Rock Climbing Preferable
Time Needed: Nearly Three weeks
Climbing Period: 2-3 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (September to November)
Accommodation: Local lodge during trekking and tented camping during climbing
Trip Cost: From 2690 USD

4. Chulu West Peak Climbing

chulu west peak climbing

Chulu West is the technical peak at Annapurna region that gives us an opportunity to climb Himalayan peak while witnessing spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other Himalayan peaks. Being one of the most technical trekking peaks it requires quite a bit of fitness level, stamina along with previous rock climbing experience. After summiting the peak, we connect to popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking trails leading us to highest pass of Thorong la followed by cultural insights into Hindu and Buddhism at pilgrimage site of Muktinath. In this way, we can say that climbing Chulu West Peak is the most adventurous and technical yet equally beautiful, rewarding and insightful. Therefore, if you have rock climbing experience and want to explore the best of Annapurnas, then plan for Chulu West Peak Climbing in Nepal.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Strenuously Challenging / Very Technical Peak
Geographical Location: Around Annapurna Region
Summit Altitude: 6419 meters
Previous Experience: High Altitude Trekking/ Rock Climbing Required
Time Needed: Three weeks
Climbing Period: 3-4 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (September to November)
Accommodation: Local lodge during trekking and tented camping during climbing

5. Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

Kyajo Ri would be the your first choice of option as a climbing peaks of Nepal if you have interest in climbing technical peaks at popular Khumbu region. Although Kyajo Ri peak is nearby Sherpa village of Namche Bazar, only few climbers have attempted this peak. Making our way through Tenzing Norgay Sherpa’s village of Thame, we setup two camps before pushing ourselves for summit. After crossing the glacier, climbing steep rocks and snow slopes we finally step at summit after crossing a wall of rock. Therefore if you are looking for challenging technical peak climbing experience then join Kyajo Ri for your next adventure.

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing Quick Facts:

Peak Climbing Grade: Strenuously Challenging / Technical Peak
Geographical Location: Everest Region
Summit Altitude: 6186 meters
Previous Experience: High Altitude Trekking/ Rock Climbing Required
Time Needed: More than two weeks
Climbing Period: 3-4 Days
Best Season: Spring (March to May), Autumn (September to November)
Accommodation: Local lodge during trekking and tented camping during climbing

Furthermore, Mera Peak Climbing is a non-technical enduring climb to the summit but when it is combined with challenging Amphu Laptsa Pass then it falls in technical climbing category and named as ‘Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Laptsa Pass’. The crossing of Amphu Laptsa pass requires technical climbing knowledge. In the similar way, for more adventurous and expert climbers, ‘Mera Peak and Island Peak with Amphu Laptsa Pass’ can be ideal option.

Therefore, plan for your suitable peak climbing in Nepal. We have linked the detailed information on above mentioned peak climbing trips on its respective title. And if you want further information then contact us anytime.

Good Luck for your upcoming peak climbing in Nepal adventure!

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