Top 10 Climbing Peaks in Nepal
Ever wondered about the most preferred climbing peaks in Nepal? Well, you are at right place this rundown is particularly intended to answer your interest and help you choose the best peak you wish to climb.
Based on our quick survey on most preferred peaks among the trekkers we came up with top 10 climbing peaks in Nepal. On the basis of bookings and popularity the peaks mentioned below are considered as the best among the trekkers. Spend some time to look at best peaks and pick the right one as per your preferences.
01. Island Peak Climbing [6189m/20299ft]
Island Peak is the first choice of climbing peaks among the climbing permitted trekking peaks in Nepal. Locally known as ’Imja Tse’, Island Peak lies east and very close to Everest Base Camp trekking trail. The name ’Island Peak’ is given by Eric Shipton’s party in 1952. The stunning peak is seen above from Dingboche. Island Peak is gaining popularity among climbers in recent years due the fact that climbing of Island peak provides an adventurous climbing experience & provides sensational views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar,Cho Polu, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and series of high snow capped mountains in Everest region.
02. Mera Peak Climbing [6461m/21192 ft]
Mera Peak is officially highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks. Climbing of Mera Peak offers a real mountaineering adventure that rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the wooden valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. The combination of the trek through charming villages, frozen waterfalls, dense forests, agricultural farmlands and epic views of towering mountains are the reason behind the increase in popularity of Mera Peak Climbing. Climbing of Mera Peak offers unlimited climbing adventure as well as the unforgettable mountain scenery of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam and other high peaks within the Everest region.
03. Lobuche East Peak Climbing [6119m/20070ft]
Lobuche Peak is a stunning climbing peak that consists of several small summits. The climb to the true summit is only achieved by descending into well marked notch and then climbing steeply over the snow slopes to reach the main summit of Lobuche East Peak. Lobuche Peak was first ascended by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen in 25 April 1984. The adventurous climb to the summit of Lobuche peak is rewarded by the stunning views of world’s highest mountains in the world including Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and several other snow capped peaks.
04. Pisang Peak Climbing [6091m/19742ft]
Pisang Peak is located north of Manang in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The peak rises above the yak pastures in a uniform slope to its final summit pyramid. It is considered as one of the most easy climbing peak in Nepal. First ascended by German Expedition Team in 1995, Pisang Peak is also frequently used by Mountaineering School of Manang for climbing trainers. Apart from the adventure climbing experience, the climb to Pisang Peak offers stunning views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and other snow topped high peak in the Annapurna region.
05. Chulu Far East Climbing [6059m/19873ft]
Chulu Far East Peak is considered as the easiest, but technically straightforward climbing peaks among the three Chulus. The attractive peak rises north of Marsyangdi Khola and forms a part of the Manang Himalayan Range. Chulu Far East Peak was firstly ascended by a German Expedition team in 1955. The climbing of Chulu Far East offers unlimited climbing adventure as well as breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Glacier Dome, Pisang Peak, Chulu West, Chulu East and other snow capped peaks bordering to Tibet. Occasionally mistaken for one another, Chulu East and Chulu Far East- the doubt as to who made the first ascent of these peaks still exists. Nevertheless, Chulu Far East has gained a promising growth in climbing activity in recent years.
06. Dhampus Peak Climbing [6012m/19719ft]
Dhampus Peak is also known as ’Thapa Peak’. The peak rises in between the world’s popular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges of Nepal. The peak rises to the northeast of Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and northwest of the beautiful Pokhara city. Popularity of Dhampus Peak Climbing has increased in recent years due to the accessibility of an adventurous trek along the less beaten trekking trail of Dhaulagiri Circuit combined with the easy and less technical climbing of Dhampus Peak. Even beginners and climbers with low level of climbing experience can easily choose Dhampus Peak Climbing.
07. Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak Climbing [5500m/18045ft]
Tharpu Chuli is widely known as ’Tent Peak’. Considered as one of the most popular trekking peaks in Annapurna Region, Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak is an attractive peak that is a part of the ridge line thrown south from Glacier Dome(Tarke Kang) including Singu Chuli (Fluted) Peak and separates South and West Annapurna Glaciers. The name ’Tent Peak ’ by given by Jimmy Roberts while exploring Annapurna Sanctuary in 1956. The first ascent of Tharpu Chuli Peak was made by members of Japanese Annapurna South Expedition team from Kyoto University led by Dr Higuchi in 1964. The climbing of Tharpu Chuli Peak offers adventurous peak climbing experience including the magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, Machhapuchhre (FishTail), Hiunchuli and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak.
08. Parchamo Peak Climbing [6187m/20293ft]
Parchamo Peak is an attractive and elegant peak that rises high above Tashi Lapcha Pass at 5755 meters, forming a part the Rolwaling Himalayan Range. The elegant and straight forward snowy summit of Parchamo Peak was first climbed by Dennis, Dave and Phil Boultbee – members of highly successful Himalayan Expedition led by Alf Gregory. Parchamo Peak Climbing offers adventure seeking climbers to accomplish the summit of Parchamo Peak while exploring the two fabulous trekking regions of Nepal – the popular Everest region as well as the less beaten Rolwaling region of Nepal.
09. Bokta Peak Climbing [6143m/20149ft]
Bokta Peak is an attractive peak located in the Taplejung district of Eastern Nepal. Considered as the less explored trekking peak Bokta peak rises close to Mt Kanchenjunga 8586 meters – 3rd highest mountain in the world. The first climbing permit of Bokta Peak was issued in 2002. Since then the popularity of adventure climbing of Bokta Peak has gained drastically changed over recent years. Categorized as one of the less crowded trekking peaks the climbing of Bokta Peak summit offers sensational mountain vista of the Eastern Himalayan range of Nepal including Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Kumbhakarna, Dhorma Peak, Nupchu and chains of surrounding high mountains.
10. Saribung Peak Climbing [6328m/20755ft]
Saribung Peak is one of the less explored trekking peak, which is recently introduced in Nepal. Located in the vicinity of Damodar Himal, Saribung Peak rises in the remote region of Mustang. The ascent of Saribing Peak summit is considered as a rather easy trekking peak with comparatively less technical climbing sections. Saribung Peak Climbing is an ideal trip that includes trekking and exploration through Jomsom, Mustang, Nar Phu Valley and The Hidden Valley. The trekking allows climbers to experience the diverse cultures which have changed very little over several decades.