7 Jul 2020 Peak Climbing Nepal
If you want to know what is an adventure like then ask a mountaineer. But if you’re talking about the real adventure, you better ask mountaineers who have been to Nepal for a climb. The reason is mountains like in Nepal are like nowhere else. The adventures that the peaks of Nepal offer are hard to get anywhere else. Since the long belt of the world’s highest mountain range “Himalayas” is stretched from east to west on the northern border of Nepal. At the end of the day, Nepal is a mountain glorious country which proudly homes Mt Everest, Seven other eight-thousanders, and 1302 more peaks. If adventurous heaven is somewhere in the earth for a mountaineer that would be in Nepal near the Himalayas.
The peaks around Nepal have seen many mountaineers achieving them until now. Some of them were like the climbing maestros; Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. And some of them were the starters who dream of becoming masterful someday. Evidently, Nepal has every sort of peak for every type of mountaineer.
If you are a master climber, you have Mt Everest, Mt Manaslu, Mt Makalu, Mt Annapurna to host your climb. Or if you are just a starter, still you have trekking peaks like Island Peak, Lobuche East Peak, etc. See, there is a worthwhile deal for every one of you who loves ascending heights.
Sir Edmund Hillary never went straight to Everest and became a pro climber. He had walked a long journey as a starter, climbed easy peaks, excelled in some skills, and then lived his Everest dream. If you wish to have a similar kind of journey, you have to start from the very bottom. And I don’t see any other country as good as Nepal, to begin with.
This article is to help you find the perfect match. We have listed 10 best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners. Don’t wait for the time to happen, make it happen.
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First thing first, Mera Peak(6,476m) is the highest trekking peak situated in Nepal. Not only in the height but it also comes ahead among the best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners. As this peak resides in the world-famous Khumbu region, the same region where the world’s tallest peak Mt Everest is pillared. It is very common to hear about Mera Peak among climbers. With three faces; Mera North(6,476m), Mera South(6,065m), Mera Central(6,461m), Mera Peak has a well-liked image amid newcomers as well as pro climbers.
Despite being just a trekking peak, climbers with extreme skills also like to give it a try. Maybe the journey that this expedition takes you through is extremely special. Why not be, as you will ride through many forests and settlements before hitting the snowy hill. The view from the summit of this trekking peak is also quite worthwhile. Along with the beautiful tracks to the top, one will enjoy the glorious show of peaks like Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and several others.
Mera Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey to the top which can be walked by every mountaineer who knows the basics of climbing. However, there are a few technical sections that can be overcome quite easily. If you have done mountaineering training and know-how to use climbing gear, you are ready to ascend this peak.
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This is the peak that looks like an island in a sea of ice from a distance and that is the legend of how it was named “Island Peak”. Actually, its name is Imja Tse which is another popular peak that stands as one of the best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners. The height of Island Peak is 6,189m from sea level and ten kilometers away from Mt Everest. Near Mt Everest means it surely lies in the Solukhumbu(Khumbu) region and you can enjoy the Everest beauty on this peak expedition also.
Talking about its track, it follows the same trail that the Everest climbers and Everest Base Camp Trekkers use. You will experience every bit of things that an Everest climber does until Dingboche. Forested trails, suspension bridges, Sherpa settlements, monasteries, stupas, and many more scenic things. But from Dingboche, you will leave the most admired Everest Base Camp trail of the world to reach the base camp of Island peak. Happenings from the Island peak’s base camp until its summit point is more strenuous and beautiful as before.
However, the sight from up is wordless, the glory of Himalayas is in front of you to cheer. You can catch the striking views of Mt Everest, Mt Pumori, Lhotse, and many other peaks. Also, you can merely talk with clouds about all of the hurdles until the top. Hurdles of Island peak are some technical points that you can pass with your skills and guidance from your Sherpa’s. So, yes, this peak is also one to choose if you are a starter.
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The Khumbu region is flocked with many peaks including Mt Everest, 3 more eight-thousanders. Among them is the most popular trekking peak of Nepal, Lobuche Peak. It has two faces namely Lobuche East(6,145m) and Lobuche West(6,119m). The east face is regarded as the trekking peak and west as the expedition peak. Lobuche West is an extremely difficult expedition that is doable by pro mountaineers only. So, if you are a starter looking for easy peaks, Lobuche East is your climb not the Lobuche West.
The ridge of the Lobuche East peak allows one to enjoy all of the Khumbu region’s mountains. A wide panorama from the Lobuche East’s top is worth walking all of the steps. Peaks like Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Everest seem very near while at the top. The greatest of all Mt Everest is 13.3km south-east from Lobuche East. Even more close is the Everest Base Camp(5,380) and Kala Patthar(5,643m). For that, the trek to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp is included in the itinerary of the Lobuche peak. So, there is no bargaining for heavenly views when you get to do the entire Everest Base Camp Trek.
Still, Lobuche East Peak is one of the difficult trekking peaks thus it passes more troubles than other similar peaks. The difficulties on this climb are a bit challenging but a starter with proper training and Sherpa’s guidance can do it normally. Lobuche peak is for those beginners who want to start with the bang.
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Chulu West Peak(6,419m) is surely the top name among best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners. It is one of three Chulu Peaks that lie in the Annapurna region over the Manang district. This peak is more appealing because of more adventures and happenings than its siblings Chulu East and Chulu Far East. You have to climb a straightforward slope doing technical climbs with the help of fixed ropes. Upon reaching the top, you get to glance at awesome Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri along with its siblings.
You probably have heard of Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the best trekking trails in the World. The Chulu West Peak’s journey does share the same route but only after the completion of the climb. On your return back, you will pass by one of the highest passes in the world, Thorung La Pass(5,416m). It is quite a scenic experience to travel to the Annapurna region and you are getting that chance in the Chulu West Peak expedition.
As mentioned earlier, there are some technical sections during the climb which can be hard for you if you are not an experienced or trained climber. For the pleasant and successful climb of Chulu West Peak make sure you prepare better physically, mentally, and technically. If you manage to do all of the preparations, it’s sure that this will be the best mountain to start your mountaineering journey.
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Dhampus Peak which is also popular as the Thapa Peak is the easiest of all best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners. With an elevation of 6,012m from sea level, this beautiful peak stands between two mighty Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Near to Annapurna mountain range means its another peak from the Annapurna region of western Nepal. The peak features very less technical and difficult parts, making it the best pick for starters.This adventurous outing to the Dhampus peak makes everyone pass several base camps. You will have several exciting passes like Dhampus Pass and French pass. But it will not be entirely easy, as you have to do steep snowy hill climbs over several days until the summit. For overcoming such situations, you should pose better physical conditions and mental determination. Prior mountaineering and training are a plus point for this peak and that kind of person can complete it without a single wound.
Thapa(Dhampus) Peak does not disappoint its climbers at all. Rather it offers the gift of astonishing views of Mt Fishtail, Mt Manaslu, Mt Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, and many more. That was about its summit’s view, the sights before the summit are also equally inspiring. The Annapurna region is full of dense vegetation full of flora and fauna. So vivid is the lifestyles and culture of people of this region. Thus, Dhampus Peak climbing is a master blend of all.
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Kyajo Ri Peak(6,186m) is another name from the list of “best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners”. It is just one peak from the Khumbu region that has made it on this list. Actually it deserves the spot. As it is one of the most challenging trekking peaks in Nepal. There are multiple technical sections throughout the climb which require serious climbing training. If you have trained well and climb a few easier peaks then only it should come in the list. This is the peak which will take the climbing skills of a starter to a whole new level.
Moreover, this expedition will make you aware of the raw beauty of the Everest region. The one participating on this adventurous voyage will get to see the place which most people still dream to be at. The summit point of Kyajo Ri Peak arrives after passing two base camps. This stretch surely is the most challenging where all you have is the snowy steep trail to walk. But, every hard step starts to feel worthy when you get to enjoy the entire Everest region from the top. The sense of achievement will make all of the pain fade away.
It is the best mountain to climb if you want to challenge yourself more. Upon returning from the expedition, you’ll have a lot of good memories and hard skills learned. If you are too restless to climb Mt Everest, this is the peak which will prepare you better than any other peak.
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Chulu Far East Peak(6,059m) is another trekking peak from the Annapurna region.
It is a mountain ridge that rests in the Manang region of western Nepal very near to Annapurna massifs. Chulu Far East Peak is certainly one of the best peaks to climb in Nepal for beginners. As it is slightly more difficult than other trekking peaks for the reason of its straightforward climbing. One climbing it will thoroughly learn to use ropes, crampons, harness, etc.
Moreover, it is a scenic journey to the Annapurna region where you will get to see peaks like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, etc. The mountain views are even better when you are on the top of Chulu Far East Peak. Likewise, you will move forward by passing from Tilicho Lake(4,920) which is one of the highest lakes in the World. Also, the demanding Mesokanto La Pass(5,330). Once you enter the Annapurna region on this trek from Chame the views will turn better and better.
This peak is one of the three Chulu peaks which is easier than the other two Chulu peaks; Chulu East(6,584m), Chulu West(6,419m). There will be ropes fixed by your Sherpas on the steeper part of the climb. With their guidance and pushups, you will comfortably climb the peak.
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How does it fit for beginners? Pisang peak is moderately difficult and+ overly adventurous peak. The only hurdles of this climb are the steep snowy trails and crevasses on the western part of the peak. If you have enough training in crossing glacier, snowy trail, and crevasses then you are eligible for this peak. But before you march on the ice trails, you will get overwhelmingly welcomed by the true beauty of Annapuna’s nature and its people.
Pisang Peak climbing is not just about the peaks. You will also walk through the world-famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will pass by major events of that trek like Thorong La Pass(5416m), Muktinath, Manang, Jomsom. This means you will hit two things by one single excuse of Pisang Peak.
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The reason behind its unfavorability is it lies in the unfrequented region of Nepal. But we can guarantee you that this peak’s climbing experience is far ahead than you can expect. However, it is a slightly demanding peak which orders you to have some mountaineering experience and huge climbing enthusiasm.
Larkya Peak becomes more special because it takes you through Manaslu Circuit Trek to the dramatic Larkya La Pass(5,106m). After the pass, you will reach in front of two peaks namely Sano(Small) Larkya(5807m) and Thulo(i.e. Big) Larkya which is Larkya Peak itself. You have to make a summit of both peaks in order to complete Larkya Peak climbing. From up above, you will have an amazing panorama of the whole Manaslu region and its attractive mountains.
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Yet another unfrequented peak of Nepal is Parchamo Peak(6,187m) which lies in the Rolwaling Mountain Range. The Rolwaling Mountain range is a neighboring mountain range of the famous Mahalangur Mountain Range which homes Mt Everest. The doors of this Parchamo peak are opened for both starter and pro climber. Parchamo Peak’s expedition takes you via the less-heard Rowling valley and well-known Khumbu region.It is a trekking peak with some difficulties on the way to top. Parchamo Peak stands straightforward which means you have to do a steep climb to reach the top. Moreover, you have to cross the crevassed paths, snowy trails, too thus it’s not an easy piece of cake. It surely requires good training, experience, physical condition, and a strong mentality to climb this peak successfully.
Luckily, Parchamo Peak Climbing brings you the opportunity to explore the less-explored beauty of Rolwaling valley. It’s a dramatic, scenic, and exciting journey to reach Parchamo Peak. The one reaching the top of Parchamo Peak can have as many views of Cho-Oyu, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, etc. similar views can also be enjoyed from the Tashi Lapcha Pass(5755m). In a nutshell, Parchamo Peak climbing is a great way to taste the mountain adventure and nature of Nepal.
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