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Peak Climbing in Nepal

May it be physical goods or intangible experiences; we humans have a nature to seek or hunt for unique ones. After all, just the special ones make your soul feel delighted. For that matter, we present to you an out of the ordinary experience, with the best possible approach to make you feel satisfied about your choice.
For all the adventure lovers out there, we present you Peak Climbing in Nepal, one of the most challenging surreal adventures in the Himalayas. This option of yours gives you a care-free break, taking you to witness some of the highest peaks of the world, offering you with an opportunity to witness the untarnished aura of the Himalayas, giving you the feeling of accomplishment.
Rich with 1,310 known peaks with 326 peaks open for adventurous climb providing you with a variety of options ranging from 5,670m high to 6,476m high, Nepal is unquestionably the most trending peak-climbing destination, with 8 out of 14 top peaks in the world.

Nepal as a Popular Tourist Destination
While the motive to explore the mystic Himalayas might differ from one visitor to another, the fact that visitors have differing time duration separated for travel and differing level of fitness needs to be respected, providing visitors with the liberty to choose the most important factor of peak climbing i.e. the peak itself.
Offering a very wide range of peaks, Nepal provides its visitors with an option to choose peak depending upon the level of difficulty and remoteness. This is something absolutely noteworthy about the country, the reason for which Nepal attracts all kinds of visitors, from solo climbers to family climbers.

Best Places for Peak Climbing in Nepal
Since there are 326 climbing peaks, the variety of peaks in Nepal might confuse you. Thus, we have shortlisted the most popularly trending ones down below.

Mera Peak:
Being the highest peak in the country, Mera Peak climbing is the most surreal experience that the climbers claim to have had in their lifetime. Honestly stating, the world feels a lot different in an altitude of 6,476 m.

Offering a breathtaking view of 5 of the 6 highest mountains of the world, the journey itself is considered to be rewarding with the view of vibrant rhododendrons, thick forests and numerous other snowcapped mountains. Providing you with the opportunity to explore the untouched villages and the typical Nepalese culture, the Mera Peak climb is regarded less technical which points towards a need of strong physical fitness from the climbers.

Mera Peak Facts:
Location: Khumbu Valley, Solukhumbu
Altitude: 6,476 m
Difficulty: Physically Strenuous
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – November
Duration: 17 days

 

Island Peak:
Popularly also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak is considered to be quite challenging one, demanding technicality from its climbers. Along with an opportunity to stand tall at an altitude of 6,189 m, Island Peak offers its climbers with a close magical view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Ama Dablam and numerous other peaks.

While this indescribable beauty attracts a lot of climbers and is one of the most attractive peaks in the world; the climb is equally challenging and the success rate of the climb is comparatively low for inexperienced climbers. So, climbers are expected to have a certain amount of climbing technique and sound mental health. Therefore, Island Peak is considered as both challenging and a fruitful one.

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Island Peak Facts:
Location: Everest region/ Solu Khumbu region
Altitude: 6,189 m
Difficulty: Extremely Challenging
Best Season: April – May and October – November
Duration: 19 days

 

Pisang Peak:
Being more technical than the other mentioned peaks above, a successful Pisang Peak climb demands a good level of fitness and certain level of past mountaineering experience from the climbers.

With the motive to have a majestic view of the complete Annapurna region from the top, numerous climbers attempt the climb and the peak is also regarded as the most popular climbing peak of the Annapurna region. This trip also offers its climbers with an additional attraction of crossing the Thorong La pass (widest pass in the world). Considering the difficulty level, the view from the top is quite rewarding.

Pisang Peak Facts:

Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 6,091 m
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Best Season: March – April and September – November
Duration: 18 days

 

Yala Peak:
Located comparatively close to the capital at the beautiful Langtang region, Yala Peak is the easiest and the closest trekking peak. This climbing peak is the best opportunity for beginners to witness the magical aura of Himalayas and start their mountaineering journey.

This climb is mostly about the splendid views and a lot of climbers pick Yala Peak because of its additional offering of the exploration of the unique cultural aspect of the Langtang region, influenced by Tibetans. Including the view of Mount Sisapangma (14th highest mountain in the world), the view from the top is often phrased as a magnificent one.

Yala Peak Facts:
Location: Langtang region
Altitude: 5,520 m
Difficulty: Easy
Best Season: March – April – May and October – November
Duration: 12 days

 

Dhampus Peak:
Located in some of the most popular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Dhampus peak stands tall at an altitude of 6,012 m with an exquisite view of the Himalayas.

Also popularly known as Thapa peak, the Dhampus Peak climbing is a mixture of a lot of adventure, opportunity to explore new culture and a rewarding top view of the astonishing snow-capped mountains surrounding the peak; including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, and the list goes on. In spite of the rewarding view, this peak climb is not as difficult as other peaks and is considered as a less-technical one. No past experience is expected from any of the climbers but sound health is a must.

Dhampus Peak Facts:
Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 6,012 m
Difficulty: Easy
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – November
Duration: 15 days

 

Phakchhermo Peak:
Though this peak remains unknown to numerous climbers because of it being newly found, but the fact that its charm has attracted a lot of climbers in the recent days cannot be ignored. Being in the verge of getting popular, the reviews on the Phakchhermo peak climb have been really good. Located at the southern side of Tesi Lapcha, standing tall at an altitude of 6,273 m; the astounding view of Trakarding, Rolwaling and Droambau glacier including Khumbi from the top of the peak is totally worthwhile.

Phakchhermo peak is considered as a high-technically challenging peak to climb. Sound health is expected from each climber in order to have a successful climb.

Phakchhermo Peak Facts:
Location: Southern part of Tesi Lapcha, Everest region
Altitude: 6,273 m
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: October – November and April – May
Duration: 16 days

 

Naya Kanga Peak:
Standing tall at an altitude of 5,844 m; Naya Kanga Peak is located in the Langtang region close to the capital, making it more accessible. Aong with an exceptionally majestic view from the top after a comparatively easier climb to a less than 6,000 m peak, this package offers you with a journey through the villages in Langtang influenced by the Tibetan culture. With an opportunity to witness the rich flora and fauna, the Tibetan influenced culture of the villages on the way; this package is considered as a wholesome one, also considering a 15 days long stay in the Himalayas.

This peak welcomes first-time climbers due to less technical requirements. Being less than 6,000 m, climbers face fewer problems related with altitude sickness. Yet, sound health is expected from every climber.

Naya Kanga Peak Facts:
Location: Langtang region
Altitude: 5,844 m
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: February – March – April and October – November – December
Duration: 15 days

 

Kwangde Peak:
Along with being popular among the climbers as one of the most fruitful peaks to climb, the fact that the climb is equally strenuous cannot be ignored. Passing through Sherpa settlements with culture untouched by modernization through years, through the rich greens; one cannot deny that the view from the top is one of the bests of its kind. The view of numerous surrounding mountains; including Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Makalu (8,481 m) and Cho Oyu (8,201 m); sums up to an indisputably rewarding climb.

Having mentioned about the strenuous level of the climb, this peak is comparatively more technical due to which the climbers are expected to have a proper past experience in this field along with good fitness level as a must. The success rate of this climb is very low if you don’t have past experience.

Kwangde Peak Facts:
Location: Khumbu region
Altitude: 6,011 m
Difficulty: Very Strenous
Best Season: April – May and September – October
Duration: 14 days

 

Lobuche East Peak:
Lobuche East peak climb is the spiced up extended version of the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Located on a village named Lobuche; the Lobuche East Peak is also one of the most attractive peaks with a soothingly rewarding destination.

An indescribably mesmerizing panoramic view of Mount Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Makalu and above all, the Mount Everest, is something that you can expect from this trip. With a rewarding view from the top, the climb is regarded as a moderately difficult one.

Lobuche East Peak Facts:
Location: Lobuche village, Everest region/ Solukhumb region
Altitude: 6,119 m
Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Best Season: March – April – May and October – mid December
Duration: 19 days (flexible)

 

Tharpu Chuli Peak:
Known for its well defined shape, located in the center of Annapurna region; Tharpu Chuli peak waits to provide you with one of the most thrilling experiences of your lifetime. Also popular as Tent Peak, Tharpu Chuli Peak offers its visitors with an astounding panoramic view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna ranges. Being located just opposite to Mount Machhapuchhre, you shall have a picturesque view of Machhapuchhre; including the abundant greens, vibrant rhododendrons, calming waterfalls, forests of bamboo and witnessing the cultural diversity of the Gurung community; throughout your journey.

Serving the purpose of having adventure amidst the Himalayas, this peak climb is quite demanding when it comes to the fitness level of climbers. So with good health and proper guidance, you shall have a successful climb.

Tharpu Chuli Peak Facts:
Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 4,870 m
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – early December
Duration: 17 days

 

Chulu West Peak:
Providing the enthralling view of Annapurna I (10th highest peak of the world), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and numerous other peaks; Chulu West Peak lies in the Annapurna region and is an excellent opportunity for both experienced climbers and beginners.

Aiming to reach to a perfect vantage point to view the Annapurna region, the journey to it should not be underestimated. The culture and tradition of the typical Nepalese living in the villages on the way never misses out to fascinate its visitors. A successful climb of the Chulu West Peak demands a good fitness level and high stamina, as it is physically challenging.

Chulu West Peak Facts:
Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 6,419 m
Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Best Season: March – April and October – November
Duration: 21 days (flexible)

 

Ramdung Peak:
Taking you close to the Himalayas, Rmadung Peak which is located in between the Rolwaling and Khumbu valley provides you with a surreal experience. With an additional special offering of witnessing the calming aura of the Tso Rolpa, the magnificent ice glacial lake; the top offers climbers with a sublime view of numerous mountains including the one and only Everest (8,848m) and Gaurishankar (7,134m). Being located quite remotely, this peak climb is a dream for travelers who want to spend quality time in the nature by getting lost in the Himalayas without any type of pressure or responsibilities.

In spite of being a less-technical peak, a climb to Ramdung Peak is considered as a physically challenging one. Each climber needs to be daring enough to have a rewarding climb, along with proper guidance.

Ramdung Peak Facts:
Location: In between Rolwaling and Khumbu valley
Altitude: 5,925 m
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – November
Duration: 19 days

 

Necessary Peak Climbing Permission
The peak climbing permission is a legal document issued from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), which grants you the authority to climb the particular peak that you have requested. Peak climbing permission gets checked and verified by offices on the way to your destination i.e. during your journey. Absence of climbing permission during a climb is considered as an illegal activity and certain actions shall be taken for such individual.
Climbing permission can be issued from the NMA office, which will cost you certain amount of money depending on the peak you choose to climb.

Climbing Guide:
There must be numerous options for you to choose companies you want to plan the journey with. But analyzing their successful climb rate is something you need to do beforehand in order to know about their climbing guides. In spite of promises, many companies fail to provide you with guides with good mountaineering as well as communication skills.
For that matter, Family Adventures indeed has a successful climb rate with a good reputation operating since years with its experienced workforce. You don’t have to think twice before carrying this trip with us, we assure that to you!
Experienced professional guide is a necessity for a successful journey. In order to complete the journey safely without having much of a struggle with the techniques and the routes, we got you totally covered with experienced mountaineers as your climbing guide. Suggesting and guiding you the best way possible, your safety is our priority!

High Altitude Porter:
High altitude porters are literally our heroes of every peak climb. While all of us struggle with the altitude in spite of our limited backpacks and passion to have a rewarding view at the end of the ascent, high attitude porter are those heroes who carry our bags over 5000 m altitude and who carry all of our kitchen items for us. These people are often experienced ones who are confident enough to complete the climb without much difficulty and are perceived to be stronger than trekking porters.

Frequently Asked Questions for Nepal Peak Climbing

What is a trekking peak?
Trekking peaks are the peaks that are officially open for climbers, as per the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Peaks other then trekking peaks are not open for climbing. There are currently 326 peaks open in Nepal for climbing.

Aren’t peaks and mountains the same thing?
Actually, they are not the same. A peak is a point higher than the surrounding area and mountains can have various peaks.

How difficult are the trekking peaks in Nepal?
Nepal offers its visitors with a very wide range of peaks with differing altitude, difficulty level, technicality and remoteness. The difficulty of climbing a peak totally depends upon the peak you choose. You are encouraged to choose peak prior to your fitness level, experience and time.

Can anyone climb peak?
Though there are no actual restrictions to issue the climbing permit provided by NMA, the achievability depends on the technicality and difficulty while climbing the particular peak. While peaks that demand technicality from its climbers require the climbers to have a certain level of past experience, the peaks that require minimal technicality are considered to be comparatively achievable.

I have no past experience. Can I go for peak climbing?
Everyone needs to start from somewhere if they want to. But make sure that you choose non-technical peaks, where you can achieve the climb with your present fitness level.

Which is the best time for peak climbing in Nepal?
The best season for peak climbing in Nepal is undoubtedly the spring season, ranging from March to May, when the weather is warm and you can enjoy the clear views. Also, autumn season, ranging from September to early December, is considered as a favorable time for peak climbing in Nepal.

What is a climbing permit?
It is a legal document required for the tour, issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) approving your request to climb.

Do I need a climbing permit?
Yes, climbing permit is a must. Absence of climbing permit during a climb is considered illegal.

Do I need travel insurance?
Yes, rescue insurance is mandatory.

Do I need to worry about food and accommodation?
Strongly, No! Family Adventures arranges these facilities for you and you shall face no form of inconvenience regarding it.

What if I get problems related to altitude sickness?
Honestly speaking; altitude sickness, may it be minor or major, is normal for every climber. Medications shall be provided for the climbers with altitude sickness and in case the case turns serious, helicopter rescue service is something that is covered by your rescue insurance.
Also, each itinerary by Family Adventures is designed in such a way that we take enough time for acclimatization, which avoids severe problems of altitude sickness.

Whom am I supposed to contact for any problem during the journey?
The professional guides provided by Family Adventures are always there to help during any of your problems, may it be medical problems or personal problems. Moreover, our guides have basic medical training in order to keep you safe.
For safety, portable oxygen and pressure bags can be provided immediately.

Why Choose Us?
There are abundant options for travel facilitator. But not everyone has been proved to provide services like they promise. So, a certain amount of background research should be conducted before choosing one.
Family Adventures, with a strong brand name, has been operating since years to facilitate our guests and make their invested time worthwhile. Known for the topnotch services, perfectly designed itinerary and hardworking tour guides, we are a group of professionals with years of experience each, working hard to make you satisfied. Our guests’ satisfaction and safety has always been our major priority.

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