12 Jun 2019 Peak Climbing Nepal
Trekking peak in Nepal offers us the opportunity to climb the most Popular Peak Climbing of Nepal Himalayan summit as well as experience the taste of living in the wilderness. Moreover, we get to view the majestic scene of various mountains which are famous all over the world like Mt Everest, Mt Annapurna, Mt Lhotse, etc.
Nepal is most popular for peak climbing as it has less technical climbing peaks for which much knowledge of climbing and mountaineering is not required. Nevertheless, one should be physically fit and mentally sound while preparing themselves for activities like this.
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Various rules and restrictions are imposed by the government for regulating the climbing of peaks because of safety, economic, environmental and cultural concerns.
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What is Peak Climbing?
Peak Climbing is a high altitude mountaineering adventure sport which requires both technically and physically challenging activity during the expedition. Peak Climbing is performed on the high Himalayas that rise above 6000 m and plus.
Nepal Mountaineering Association classifies the peaks as trekking peaks which generally falls under 5000m to 7000m altitude range. Currently, the Nepal Government has recognized and opened 362 peaks for peak climbing and mountaineering which provides a golden opportunity to summit high mountains peaks for adventure lovers.
It is illegal to climb peaks without getting a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA). NMA issues you a permit upon a request without a hassle but you need to provide garbage deposit which is refundable. You need to find a guide who is familiar with the mountains and the route they will take as well as don’t forget to check whether they are trained to guide or not registered with NMA.
Top 5 Popular Peak Climbing of Nepal
1. Island Peak Climbing
Island Peak Climbing also is known as Imja Tse is the first choice for many climbers who are looking to summit 6000m peaks. It lies in Sagarmatha National Park of eastern Nepal which rewards us with mesmerizing views of Mt Everest, Mt. Makalu, etc one we summit the peak. You can also combine your Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak Climbing.
- Location: Solukhumbu
- Altitude: 6189m
- Total Trip Days: 16
- Time to Visit: April – May, and October – November
2. Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak is the highest ever permitted trekking peaks of Nepal located southeast of Island Peak. It is an ideal climb for people who previously didn’t have climbing experience but still want to submit the mountains of Nepal. The trek to Mera Peak Climbing begins from Lukla which is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. You have to overcome some technical climbing sections during the expedition.
- Location – Solukhumbu
- Altitude – 6470 m
- Total Trip Days – 18
- Time to Visit – September – November
Also see: Gears and Equipment for Mera Peak
3. Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak can be a better alternative to Island Peak as it is closer to Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. Lobuche Peak is less crowded and requires experienced mountaineer to overcome the difficulties. Lobuche has two different peaks: Lobuche East and Lobuche West. Lobuche East is suitable for beginner climbers while Lobuche West is much harder to the summit. During the journey, you will get to explore and experience the villages influenced by Tibetian culture.
- Location: Solukhumbu
- Altitude: 6119 m
- Total Trip Days: 18
- Time to Visit: Mid March to May and October to Mid December
4. Pisang Peak Climbing
Pisang Peak Climbing is a towering peak that lies above the small village of Pisang which stands in the shape of a pyramid. It is moderate climbing peak and most sought climbing destinations in Nepal. Expedition to Pisang includes two of the most hidden valleys: Manang and Mustang. Pisang Peak is a complete taste over Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will also get an opportunity to march towards the biggest Thorong La Pass.
- Location: Annapurna
- Altitude: 6091 m
- Total Trip Days: 19
- Time To Visit: March to April and September to November
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5. Amadablam Expedition
Mt Amadablam is one of the world’s mesmerizing and beautiful mountains which lies in the Everest Khumbu’s region. It is the most technical peak ever that has been opened up for climbing. Amadablam is also known as Matterhorn of Himalayas and has a climbing grade of TD(extremely difficult). Amadablam Expedition is also known as the practising mountain before summiting the mighty Mt. Everest.
- Location: Solukhumbu
- Altitude: 6856 m
- Total Trip Days: 28
- Time to Visit: April to May and September to October
Read More: Ama Dablam Expedition