Peak Climbing in Nepal

Peak Climbing

Peak Climbing is one of the most popular adventures in Nepal, perfect for those who want to climb peaks just over 6000 meters. It has gained popularity over the last few decades, with many attempting different peaks in Annapurna, Everest, and other mountain regions in Nepal. Peak climbing to slightly lower peaks, with lower risks of actual summits and altitude sickness, does not require much climbing or mountaineering skills.

Experienced trekkers usually go for mountain expeditions above 7000 meters, but there are few who fear the heights above 7000 meters. For them, peak climbing is the best option to satisfy their mountain cravings. These climbs are physically less demanding and easier than real expeditions.

A few decades ago, Nepal was known to the world only as the home of Mount Everest, with people from all over the world summiting the highest peak on earth with different records. But for those who want to stick to traditional and more natural means of adrenaline rush, then peak climbing is the perfect option for a moderate form of adventure that is more trying than trekking and easier than summiting the world’s highest peaks.

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak is situated in the mystic Khumbu valley in the Everest region of Nepal. It takes a total of 20 days to complete the trek and reach the summit at an elevation of 6189m.

Spring and autumn are the best months for island peak climbing. It is one of the wonderful and exciting peak climbs in Nepal. You reach the peak after passing through the world-famous Everest Base Camp as well as Kala Patthar, which are also important spots of the Everest Base Camp trek.

A longer and slower route should be traveled for proper acclimatization and easy climb without any health issues. The peak climb is moderately difficult and requires fit climbers with previous climbing experience as it combines both trekking and peak climbing.

Island Peak Climbing via Everest Base Camp

The climb is actually a non-technical type that could be the perfect introduction to the Himalayan climbing experience. The actual peak comprises a west face that is glaciated and rises from the Lhotse glacier.

From the Everest Base Camp, one has to pass through a rock ridge to the glacier, and from there, a steep snow head-wall finally leads to the summit. The steep climb is made worth all the effort by the breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains like Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, and many more.

The challenging peak climb is performed with the use of equipment like harnesses, carabiners, climbing boots, helmets, etc., to witness one of the most beautiful mountain vistas in the world, making the climb a truly unforgettable experience.

Want more information? Send us your query, and our experts will get back to you within 24 hrs.

Pisang Peak Climbing

Situated in the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak rises above the Pisang village with lush green yak pastures. The trek is a total of 17 days and takes you to an elevation of 6092 meters.

The months from Sept-Nov and Feb-May are the best seasons to complete the trek and finally make the awesome climb. The climb is considered one of the easiest among the Nepali peak climbs.

From the Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse forest and pasture lands to Kharka, where the base camp is set. Another high camp is set at an altitude of 5400m. A well-defined ridge from here takes you to a final steep snow slope that leads to the summit and is also the route for the descent.

A high level of physical fitness and good health ensures that you have an exciting trip from Besisahar onward.

The route is dominated by picturesque mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal. It also offers encounters with a variety of flora and fauna.

The trek is cultural and scenic, with exciting visits to Muktinath temple, Larkya la pass, Jomsom, and through the Himalayan peaks to Pokhara.

Mera Peak Climbing

One of the most popular peaks for climbing in Nepal is Mera Peak. It is situated in the Khumbu valley of the Everest region and its summit is at an elevation of 6461 meters. The 19-day expedition and climbing trip is famous for being the highest peak in the region.

Due to its location on the edge of the Khumbu region, you get an unforgettable sight of the mighty Himalayan Mountains such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and others.

With a straightforward climb, the peak is ideal for those with moderate climbing experience and good fitness level. The trip begins at Lukla airport, known as one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world. From there, the trek through valleys could be quite physically demanding, but with proper acclimatization, the Mera peak climb is not that technically difficult. As you will be traversing a glacier, you will be using crampons and roped to others for most of the climb.

The trip is not just exciting because of the climb but also due to the trek from the Hinku valley through rhododendron and bamboo forests where you get to experience a great mixture of cultural and natural beauty.

Mera Peak climbing

Tent Peak

Situated in the Annapurna region, Tent Peak, also known as Tharpu Chuli peak, is one of the best short treks in the region. The trek incorporates the Annapurna sanctuary trek and takes you to a maximum elevation of 5663m.

The 2-week long climbing trip in the region allows you to enjoy magical close-up views of the majestic mountains in the region.

Annapurna Base Camp is also the base camp for the climb, from where you cross through the moraines of Annapurna south glacier to set up a high camp below North West ridge of the Tent Peak. A steep ascent to the summit ridge takes you up to the summit, which is a great vantage point to see tantalizing mountains like Annapurna range and others.

The ascent to the high camp includes walking on loose scree and steep grass slopes, making the climb a bit tricky.

Yala Peak

A short 15-17 day trip in the Langtang valley region, Yala Peak takes you to an elevation of 5732 meters.

The best season to do the peak climb is from October to April, which provides the best chance to travel to Himalayan regions and climb summits. The trek is through dense forests, valleys, and ethnic settlements to the Yala Base Camp.

It is a relatively easier climb that only requires a good fitness level and zeal for adventure to have a safe and fun trip. The highlight of the trek has to be the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Lenpo gang, Dorje Lakpa, and the mighty Shishapangma on the Tibetan side.

It is one of the easy, wonderful yet adventurous trips with great views, cultural enrichment, and a physically demanding experience.

Chulu West Peak

This peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region is best suited for experienced trekkers. There are two peaks, Chulu East and West.

The west peak stands at an elevation of 6419 meters and provides a great trail for viewing majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and others.

The trail proceeds to Manang valley, one of the highest valleys in the world, and requires 3 camps, including the base camp. From the base, the route up the North West ridge is followed, leading up to the real peak.

The return trip trail passes through the Thorung La pass and Jomsom, adding more flavor to the already exciting trip.

Peak Climbing and Expedition

These are a few climbing peaks in Nepal that we believe could be one of the most memorable and exciting trips of your life. Whether you are a novice climber or an expert mountaineer, the mountains of Nepal have a certain type of peak for you that perfectly fits your needs and climbing level.

But before going on these climbing trips, you must do some physical exercises. You must be well-trained to use ice axes, crampons, and ropes. Give yourself a break from the usual and exhausting adventure sports, and give peak climbing in Nepal a chance to change your idea of adventure forever.

Other than that, a number of adventure sports have made Nepal a Mecca for adventure lovers all around the world. From rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping to mountain flights and paragliding, a number of adventure sports on land, water, and air make the trip to Nepal an exciting one.

Want more information? Send us your query, and our experts will get back to you within 24 hrs.

About Author

Madhav started working as a porter in 2001 and then moved on to work as a trekking guide. After working in the trekking and tourism industry for eight years, he co-founded Mosaic Adventure in 2009.

Madhav has trekked to most of the trekking destinations in Nepal, including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Indigenous Peoples Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and all of the day hikes around Kathmandu.

He has also extensively traveled to other countries such as Australia, the USA, the UK, France, Hong Kong, Japan, China, the Philippines, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Thailand, Turkey, and India. Madhav is the one who answers most of your questions about trekking and tours and helps to plan your trip by giving a personal touch.

You may also be interested in...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *