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Peak climbing in Nepal

Nepal’s Himalayas are well-known around the world. Because of the nation’s Himalayas, many climbers visit each year to practice on easier peaks in Nepal, known as trekking peaks, before attempting higher summits. Peak climbing in nepal is one of the main things nepal will provide for adventure lovers.

Such peaks have an elevation limit of 6600m, take fewer than 5 climbing days, and do not require special equipment or much training.

Trekking peaks provide climbers with valuable alpine experience in the Himalayan Alps. Beginners with no prior climbing expertise can climb easy trekking peaks, while experienced climbers can attempt more difficult peaks. 

Though trekking peaks are non-technical, climbers must be physically fit and in good shape, with prior experience at altitude.

1. Island Peak 

Imja Tse, or Island Peak, is a popular climbing destination in Nepal’s Khumbu region of the Himalayas. Standing at an amazing altitude of 6,189 meters (20,305 feet), it provides mountaineers with an exciting and hard experience.

The ascent of Island Peak usually starts with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a hike through charming Sherpa settlements and breathtaking views such as lush forests, glacial rivers, and steep valleys. As climbers ascend, they are treated to breathtaking views of legendary peaks such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Mount Everest.

The route to Island Peak requires basic technical skills and prior mountaineering experience. It entails crossing glaciers, climbing high ice slopes, and navigating through rocky terrain. Climbers frequently face crevasses and utilize fixed ropes for protection. As a result, physical fitness and good altitude acclimatization are needed.

Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly Lukla(2880m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m)-3 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3444m)-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)-6 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4243m)-4 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Laubecha (4940m)-5 hrs
  • Day 09: Laubecha to Gorekshep (5170m)-Everest base camp trek (5364m)-Back to Gorekshap-9 hrs.
  • Day 10: Gorekshap-Kalapather (5550m)-Dingboche (4360m).8hrs
  • Day 11: Dingboche to Chhukung- 3 hrs.
  • Day 12: Chhukung to Island peak base camp (5200m)-6hrs
  • Day 13: Preparations Island peak base camp
  • Day 14: Island peak summit (6189m) back to Chhukung.
  • Day 15: Chhukung to Tengboche-7 hrs-6hrs
  • Day 16: Trek to Nemchabazar
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla-8hrs.
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 19: Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 20: Final Departure

Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)
  • Day 02: Preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly Lukla (2880m) and Trek to Phakding (2652m)-3 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3444m)-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Namche.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3860m)-6 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingbochea (4243m)-4 hrs.
  • Day 08: Dingbocha to Chhukung- 3 hrs.
  • Day 12: Chhukung to Island peak base camp (5200m)-6hrs
  • Day 13: Preparations Island peak base camp
  • Day 14: Island peak summit (6189m) back to base camp
  • Day 15: Trek to Tengbochea.
  • Day 16: Trek to Phakding
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Final departure

2. Mera Peak 

Mera Peak (6476 meters/21241 feet) is one of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks. It has three major summits: Mera North (6476 meters), Mera Central (6461 meters), and Mera South (6065 meters). 

The sweeping Himalayan vistas from the region are the climb’s highlight. The summit of Mera Peak offers 360-degree panoramic views of five of the world’s tallest summits above 8000 meters: Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Kangchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8485 meters), and Cho Oyu (8201 meters), as well as numerous other peaks in the Khumbu Region.

Mera Peak is one of Nepal’s most popular hiking peaks. It includes trekking in the most isolated regions of the Khumbu and Hinku rivers, unspoiled landscapes, densely forested slopes, grazing pastures, frozen lakes and waterfalls, and the region’s diverse flora and fauna. 

During your trek/climb to Mera Peak, you will be traveling through amazing little Sherpa villages and staying in communal Sherpa lodges, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime experience of Sherpa hospitality, culture, and tradition.

Mera Peak Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Climbing preparations in Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2850 m) and trek to Paiya (2730 m) 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 4: Trek from Paiya to Panggom (2848 m) 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 5: Trek from Panggom to Ningsow (2863 m) 4-5 hours walk
  • Day 6: Trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2800 m) 7-8 hours
  • Day 7: Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3700 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 8: Trek from Kothe to Thaknak (4358 M) 3-4 hours
  • Day 9: Trek from Thaknak to Khare (5.045 m) 2-3 hours
  • Day 10: Climbing training and acclimatization rest day.
  • Day 11: Trek from Khare to Mera High camp (5780 m) 6-7 hours tented camp
  • Day 12: Climb to the summit (6476 m) and come down to Khare
  • Day 13: Reserve day for Bad weather.
  • Day 14: Trek Khare to Kothe.
  • Day 15: Trek Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4300 m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa la pass
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Final departure.

3. Lobuche Peak

Lobuche, at 4910m, is located in an ablation valley and is typically climbed as a warm-up before tackling Everest. The beauty and the adventure throughout the climbing journey is outstanding. 

It is located in the Khumbu district and features two distinct peaks. Lobuche East is at 6119 meters while Lobuche West is at 6145 meters. The peak offers stunning views of the Khumbu Valley, glaciers, and, most significantly, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and Pumori.

The view of the spectacular mountains, the terrain, the residents’ way of life, culture, towns, agriculture, and the hospitality of the well-known Sherpas all contribute to an unforgettable experience.

The most crucial requirements for climbing Lobuche Peak (east) are technical climbing knowledge (which can be obtained in Kathmandu on special request), a high degree of physical fitness, good health, and a strong mental determination to reach the summit.

Lobuche peak itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
  • Day 3: Trek to Nemcha.
  • Day 4: Nemcha rest.
  • Day 5: Trek to Tengbochea.
  • Day 6: Trek to Dingbochea.
  • Day 7: Rest day in Dingbochea.
  • Day 8 Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 8: Trek to gorekshap-ebc-gorekshap.
  • Day 9: Hike to Kalapather and trek down to Lobuche base camp.
  • Day 10: Training in Lobuche base camp.
  • Day 11: Climb Lobuche Peak (6119 m) and climb down and trek down to Ferichea.
  • Day 12: Trek down to nemcha bazaar.
  • Day 13: Trek down to Lukla.
  • Day 14: Fly Kathmandu.
  • Day 15: Final departure.

4. Pisang Peak

The Pisang Peak Climbing is an exciting approach to the Annapurna Circuit trek. A Pisang Peak (6,091 m) is situated in the picturesque Manang Valley. It is one of 1,310 trekking peaks in Nepal. It is one of the most popular peaks since it is less technical and easier to climb than others.

The Annapurna Circuit trek is frequently coupled with mountain climbing in Nepal. Typically, after climbing this peak, you walk to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5,416 m). This tailor-made tour allows you to do peak climbing, the Thorong La Pass trek and the Muktinath trek all at once!

The ethnic communities of Gurung, Thakali, and Manganese are also stunning cultural highlights of this excursion. You will learn about their lifestyle, culture, and traditions, as well as sample their traditional foods. The Thakali dish (Nepali dinner) is a distinct type of cuisine along this route.

Pisang Peak climbing provides spectacular views of the snow-capped summits of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs. 

Pising Peak climbing with Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Prepare the trekking and climbing equipment.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. (7 hour drive.) After lunch
drive syange, stay overnight. All together 9 hour.(890 m)
Day 3: syange to dharapani. 7 hour (1900 m)
Day 4: Trek to chame. 6 hours (2670 m)
Day 5: Trek to Pisang village.5 hours (3250 m)
Day 6: altitude rest day in Pisang village and prepare gear for climbing.
Day 7: trek to Pisang base camp. 5 hour(4380 m) tent
Day 8: rest day in base camp to acclimatize. tent
Day 9: trek to high camp.3-4 hour (5400m) tent
Day 10: Pisang peak (6091m) summit in the early morning and trek back to base camp(4380 m). tent
Day 11: Trek to Manang valley , 7 hours (3540 m)
Day 12: trek to yak kahrka.5 hours (4000 m)
Day 13: treks to Thorang phedi.5 hours (4400 m)
Day 14: early morning start from Phedi to Thorang pass (5416 m) and
trek down to Muktinath.9 hours( 3800 m)
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom.6 hours (2720 m)
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Pising Pek climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Prepare the trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. (7 hours drive.) After lunch
  • drive Syange, and stay overnight. All together 9 hours. (890 m)
  • Day 3: Syange to dharapani. 7 hour (1900 m)
  • Day 4: Trek to chame. 6 hours (2670 m)
  • Day 5: Chame to Pisang village.5 hours (3250 m)
  • Day 6: Altitude rest day in Pisang village and prepare gear for climbing.
  • Day 7: Trek to Pisang base camp. 5 hours (4380 m) tent
  • Day 8: Rest day in base camp to acclimatize. Tent
  • Day 9: Trek to high camp.3-4 hour (5400m) tent
  • Day 10: Pisang peak (6091m) summit in the early morning and trek back to base camp (4380 m). Tent
  • Day 11: Trek to Chame.7 hour (3540 m)
  • Day 12: Trekdharapani.5 hours (4000 m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Jagat.
  • Day 14: Drive to Besisahar and the drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 15: Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 16: Final departure from Kathmandu.

5. Yala Peak 

Yala Peak Climbing is one of Nepal’s easiest peaks to climb. This summit, located just north of the country’s capital city, may provide an ideal mountaineering experience for any beginner. For the sake of clarity, this path excludes any technological prerequisites.

Yala Peak, which stands tall at 5,520 meters, is the Langtang region’s most precious treasure. It undoubtedly delivers an excellent mountaineering experience. 

As previously stated, a lack of prior climbing experience is quite acceptable. However, to complete this trip successfully, a person must be in good physical health.

This fantastic climbing trek begins with a picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Until this point, you can distract yourself with the magnificent scenic views outside that window. 

Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 meters/4,429 feet)
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550 meters/5,085 feet) – 7-8 hours drive through scenic mountain roads.
  • Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380 meters/7,808 feet) – 6-7 hours trek.
  • Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430 meters/11,253 feet) – 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 meters/12,697 feet) – 4-5 hours trek.
  • Day 7: Acclimatization and Exploration at Kyanjin Gompa – Hike to Tserko Ri (4,984 meters/16,352 feet) for panoramic views
  • Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (4,800 meters/15,748 feet) – 5-6 hours trek.
  • Day 9: Summit Yala Peak (5,520 meters/18,110 feet) and return to Base Camp
  • Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to Kyanjin Gompa – 4-5 hours trek.
  • Day 11: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel- 6-7 hours trek.
  • Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi- 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 13: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu- 7-8 hours’ drive
  • Day 14: Leisure Day in
  • Day 15: Departure

6. Tent Peak

Tent Peak is a renowned trekking peak in the Annapurna region, rising 5660 meters above sea level. The tent peak was well-suited to the adjacent Annapurna base camp and required little difficult climbing. 

The route brings you to Annapurna base camp, which has spectacular Himalayan views, a rhododendron and bamboo forest, and various Gurung villages. 

The Annapurna Base Camp trip is quite popular around the world. Every year, more than 100,000 individuals visit this journey. After the base camp, your experienced climbing Sherpa will accompany you to Tent Peak. 

The summit offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including the Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Fishtail, South Annapurna, and numerous other snow-capped peaks. 

Tent Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation
  • Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6 hours drive
  • Day 4:  Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek
  • Day 5: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours
  • Day 6: Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 7: Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 1 hour 30 mins
  • Day 8: Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 9: Acclimatization and preparation
  • Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 11: Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 12: Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours
  • Day 13: Tent Peak High Camp to Machapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours
  • Day 14: Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 15: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 16: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
  • Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
  • Day 18: Final departure

7. Thorong La Peak

Reaching the summit of the Thorung La Peak (6,144 meters) in the Annapurna region is a magnificent journey. Indeed, it’s a somewhat less well-known location for peak climbing. This is because the Thorung La Pass (5,416m) is so incredibly popular. 

You come across the Marsayangdi River, lush forests, a few high climbs, and a large number of suspension bridges along the trail. The trail generally follows most of the Annapurna Circuit Trek’s itinerary. As you get past Manang and Ghunsang, the Tibetan influence becomes increasingly apparent. 

Although it’s not technical, the lengthy walks can make it difficult at times. It is advised for persons in decent physical condition. It is not as difficult as other trekking peaks in Nepal. And it can be your first peak to climb if you have the necessary equipment and physical fitness.

Thorang Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760 m) and Trek to Bhulbhula (840 m).
  • Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1300m).
  • Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1860m).
  • Day 06: Trek to Chame (2670m).
  • Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3200m).
  • Day 08: Trek to Manang (3540m).
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Manang.
  • Day 10: Trek to Yakharka (4050m).
  • Day 11: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4925 m)
  • Day 12: Thorang Phedi to Thorang Peak base camp (5200 m)
  • Day 13: Summit to Throng Peak (6100 m) and trek down to Muktinath (3760m).
  • Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m).
  • Day 15: Fly to Pokhara (820m).
  • Day 16: Sightseeing tour around Pokhara.
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 18: Farewell Friend.

8. Chulu East Peak

Climbing Chulu East Peak is one of Nepal’s stunning trekking peaks. Chulu East (5,600m/18,372ft), located high above the Manang Valley, has a few challenging routes along the way. 

When using climbing equipment, such as crampons, an ice axe, a harness, and handling ropes and knots, one should be well-prepared. The majority of the climbing adventure involves traversing the glacier while walking on a rope. 

You get jaw-dropping panoramic views of the surrounding area, including Annapurna II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Dome Glacier, Tilicho, and Gangapurna, due to the route’s numerous vantage points. 

The route travels through peaceful scenery, a variety of vegetation, and the traditional Gurung communities in the Annapurna region. Trekking to Chulu East is linked with the most famous trek in Nepal, the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This journey provides for some of the most magnificent trekking and climbing in the Himalayas.

Chulu East Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Prepare the trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus. (7 hours’ drive.) After lunch
  • drive Syange, and stay overnight. All together 9 hours. (890 m)
  • Day 3: syange to dharapani- 7 hour (1900 m) 
  • Day 4: Trek to Chame- 6 hours (2670 m) 
  • Day 5: Trek Chame to Pisang village.5 hours (3250 m)
  • Day 6: trek to yakkharka.(4210m)7 hours
  • Day 7: Continue to Chule East base camp (5140m)5 hours: Tented camp
  • Day 8: Rest day for acclimatization at base Camp: Explore around
  • Day 9: Ascend High camp of Chulu East (5600 m) Return back to camp or stay there.
  • Day 10: Make the summit of Chule East (6584m) and return to the base camp & hours. Overnight at base camp.
  • Day 11: Trek to Manang.
  • Day 12: Trek to Chame.7 hour (3540 m)
  • Day 13: Trekdharapani.5 hours (4000 m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Jagat.
  • Day 15: Drive to Besisahar and the drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 16: Rest day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Final departure from Kathmandu.

9. Tengkoma Peak

Tengkoma Peak, standing at 6215 meters, is a lesser-known trekking peak in Nepal. It’s right before the northern base of Kanchenjunga. In addition, the Peak is a good place to acclimate before the Kanchenjunga expedition. 

The journey begins after taking a flight to Bhadrapur Airport, traveling by Jeep to Taplejung, and hiking through the Kanchenjunga conservation area. Great views of Kanchenjunga, Pathibhara, Kumbhakarna, Kirat Chuli, Dhormo, and many more mountains can be seen from the top of Tengkoma.

It is also possible to combine the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek with Tengkoma Peak Climbing. The success rate is probably 100% because this peak is quite simple to climb. Tengkoma Peak is an excellent peak to begin your mountaineering adventure.

Tengkoma Peak Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport
  • Day 2: Climbing Preparations
  • Day 3: Fly Kathmandu (1400 m) to Suketer (2420 M) and trek to Lali Kharka (2265 m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Kande Bhanjyang (2130 m) approx-6 hrs walk
  • Day 5: Trek to Pumpe Danda (1858 m) approx. 5 hrs walk
  • Day 6: Trek to Yumphudin (2080 m) approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 7: Trek to Torendin (tortong) (2995 m) approx.6 hrs
  • Day 8: Trek to Cheram (Tseram) (3870 m). Approx 5 hrs
  • Day 9: Rest day in Cheram (tseram)
  • Day 10: Trek to Ramchaur (Ramche) 4580 m) approx 6 hrs
  • Day 11: Excursion around Yalung base camp (4500 m) glacier visit- overnight at Tseram (3870 m) 7 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek to Selele (4370 m) via sinion la (4646 m) & Mirgen la (4480 m) approx 4 hrs
  • Day 13: Trek to Ghunsa (3595 m)- 4 hrs
  • Day 14: Rest day at Ghunsa
  • Day 15: Trek to khambachen (4050 m) approx. 5 hrs
  • Day 16: Trek to Lhonak (4780 m) approx. 4 hours
  • Day 17: Rest day in Lhonak- Excursion around Kanchanjunga base camp (5143 m) 7 hours
  • Day 18: Trek to Tengkoma High Camp (5200 m) approx 5 hours. We do some puja for the summit.
  • Day 19: Climb Tengkoma peak (6215 m) Summit and back to Lhonak (4780 m) A long day
  • Day 20: Reserve a day in case of Bad weather or any other unpredicted problems.
  • Day 21: Trek to Ghunsa (3595 m) approx. 4 hours
  • Day 22: Trek to Gyapla (2750 m) approx 5 hours
  • Day 23: Trek to Shakethum (1576 m) Approx 5 hours
  • Day 24: Trek to Sinwa (980 m) approx. 6 hours
  • Day 25: Trek to Suketer (2430 m)
  • Day 26: Fly Kathmandu from Suketer
  • Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 28: Final departure;

Final Say

Trekking peak climbing in Nepal is open to all interested trekkers and climbers, from beginners to professional mountaineers. A great way to begin your mountaineering journey or as a hobby in outdoor activities. 

All trekking peaks, whether none or very complex, require good climbing gear as well as equipment for a safe and pleasurable ascent. Climbing peaks in Nepal must be accompanied by a professional licensed climbing guide who is registered with the NMA.  There are many other NMA peaks which we can climb so be in contact with us for those climbs.

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