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Top 10 Best Trekking Peaks in Himalaya Nepal

Top 10 Trekking Peaks in Himalaya Nepal island peak climbing expedition
Categories here Top 10 Trekking Peaks in Himalaya Nepal based on interest of climbers, success number of climbers to summit, and popularity of Peak
I know about trekking – but what is a trekking peak ?

Generally, Trekking Peaks are those peaks which are less than 7,000 meters.

They are sometimes defined as easier to climb peaks which don’t require pre-climbing experience and training. But that is only half true, what you need to know is that – some peaks under 7000 meters are very difficult to ascent and you need to have previous experience of climbing and require proper climbing equipment.

Utmost trekking peaks are considered easy (and some are) but they tend to test your endurance and your will power. You need to prepare yourself thoroughly to avoid any consequences in the Himalayas. Below are the most common things you should always double check:

  • *A satellite phone
  • *Proper acclimatization plan
  • *High-quality equipment
  • *Experienced climbing guide

To help you decide to choose the perfect peak climbing, we have listed Top 10 Trekking Peaks in Himalaya Nepal. They are listed on the basis of popularity and contains extra facts to better understand the peaks requirements.

Island Peak

Island Peak Climbing expedition
Climbers crossing ladder during Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak climbing is the most sought after trekking peak in Nepal. It is in the Everest region and takes you to the world of famous Mountain Dwellers – the Sherpa’s.

The peak requires slight knowledge of technical equipment and the ascent is challenging enough to provide a full experience of mountain climbing.

If you want to take on the adventure – you can take a classic Everest Base Camp route up to the Dingboche. From there, head to Chukkung and in no time – you will be inside the territory of Imja Tse.

From the top – you will enjoy the closest view of the Mt. Lhotse (world’s 4th highest mountain). For the first timers, this is a great introductory piece of climbing to the world of High altitude mountaineering.

The best experience and the success rate to ascend the peak doubles if you combine the Everest Base Camp Trek with Island peak climbing. The trekking helps your body to adapt with the continuous gain in the elevation. This makes your climb easier and a greater chance in successful ascent.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,160m (20,196ft)

Location: Khumbu (Everest) Region

Difficulty Grade: Slightly Difficult – PD (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent: British Expedition in 1953

Climbing Season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 16 + Days

Climbing Duration: 1/2 Days

Mera Peak

Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal

Mera is popular as the highest trekking peak. The peak is attractive enough with the sight of the Highest mountains like – Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), and Everest (8848m).

Climbing Mera is more challenging than the Island peak and comes second in popularity after Island Peak.

It is located in the Makalu Barun National Park and takes you through the less-trodded trail. The entire journey is really rewarding -frozen lakes, glaciers, rhododendrons, monasteries, and the most serene views, often seen only by few lucky ones.

Sunrise Adventure Trek has perfect itinerary for Mera Peak climbing. The itinerary, having proper days for acclimatization ensures the best chance of successfully making the summit of Mera Peak.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,476 m (21,247 ft)

Location: Hinku Valley

Difficulty Grade: Slightly Difficult – PD (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent: Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing,1953

Climbing Season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 16 + Days

Climbing Duration: 3 Days

Pisang Peak

Pisang peak climbing in Nepal
Pisang peak climbing in Nepal

Pisang is a popular trekking peak in the Annapurna Region. The climbing experience is best enjoyed with Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes you through the world’s widest pass – The Thorang La pass.

It is relatively more technical than Island Peak and requires one to be physically fit and accumulate necessary climbing training.

During the ascend, we have to camp at the High camp (5200m) before pushing for the final ascent. From the top, the view of the entire Annapurna range is unimaginable.

For the successful ascend – a proper combination of acclimatization and preparation is a must. It is advised to take satellite phone whether you are climbing yourself or with an agency.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,476 m (21,247 ft)

Location: Annapurna Region

Difficulty Grade: Slightly Difficult – PD (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent: German Team, 1955

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 18 Days with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Climbing Duration: 2 Days

Lobuche East Peak

Lobuche East Peak Climbing Expedition
Lobuche East Peak Climbing Expedition

Lobuche East is another challenging peak in the Khumbu region. It can be done with the combination of Everest Base Camp for better acclimatization and increase in success rate of the climb.  Some adventurers combine this peak with the Island Peak for a more adventurous mountaineering experience.

You will pass through the Kala Patthar (5,545m) – world’s best trekking viewpoint for the view of Mt. Everest. After the successful ascent – from the top – you will get the astounding views of Mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, and Pumori.

Lobuche East is challenging but does not require any climbing experience or training. Do not mix up this peak with Lobuche West – it is an expedition peak and requires proper training and different license. There is another peak Lobuche Far East which is a climbing peak separated by a deep ridge.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,119 m (20,075 ft)

Location: Khumbu (Everest) Region

Difficulty Grade: Easy, F (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent:  Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen, 1984

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 14+ Days

Climbing Duration: 3 Days

Lobuche West Peak

Lobuche West Peak climbing expedition
Lobuche West Peak climbing expedition

Lobuche West is most recently Expedition Peak turned Trekking Peak of Nepal. It is different than Lobuche East.

The peak is categorized under the type ‘A’ – which means more technicality, training, and experience is required for the successful ascent.

The peak is in the Everest Region – it is almost a synonym to the exposure of the world famous Sherpa culture, the high altitude Monasteries, and the stunning vistas of Himalayas primarily – Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and others.

As you’ve already got the idea – you will need more experience and previous climbing experience. It will be a perfect second-time climb after completing other easier climbing.

When booking for Trekking peak experience – you can customize itinerary to adjust according to your preference and experience. Most of the agency offers free of charge customization service.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,135 m (20,127 ft)

Location: Khumbu (Everest) Region

Difficulty Grade: Easy, F (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent:  Recent Data not Public

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 19+ Days

Climbing Duration: 4 Days (Includes Reserve Day)

Chulu East Peak 

Chulu East Peak Climbing
Climber heading towards Chulu East Peak

At the top of the Chulu East – you are welcomed with the breathtaking views of the Annapurnas II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu.

The Peak is demanding with use of ice axes, crampons, and harnesses. It will be worth learning to tie knots and handling ropes for this peak climbing.

The experience is magnified with the combination of classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. You pass through the widest pass of the world – the Thorang La Pass. You will traverse along the forest of pine, rhododendrons, enjoy meadows, and the village of Gurung community. We will be greeted with warm smiles of the inhabitants of Manang’s.

If you are to proceed this peak climbing experience – Hiring an experienced climbing guide, Health insurance, and top-notch gears are a must. Just don’t wait for something to happen and aspire for the adventure – Just do it!

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,584 m (21,601 ft)

Location: Manang District (Near Annapurna Region)

Difficulty Grade: Slightly Difficult – PD  (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent: Dick Isherwood and John Noble, 1979

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 16+ Days

Climbing Duration: 3 Days (Requires Reserve Day)

Chulu west peak climbing

chulu west peak climbing Expedition
Chulu west peak climbing Expedition

Chulu West is the brother of Chulu East Peak. They both are under the trekking peaks and requires extra effort to ascend.

The route to Chulu West follows the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek route but the adventure is better enjoyed with Annapurna circuit combined with Chulu West Peak climbing. You will pass through different ethnicity and the villages of varied culture.

From the top, you enjoy the magnificent Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and the other Himalayas.

This peak is a perfect meal for your climbing hunger, the experience is unforgettable and requires a high degree of stamina and good physical condition – a head to head competition with climbing rookies.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,419 m (21,060 ft)

Location: Manang District ( Annapurna Region)

Difficulty Grade: Slightly Difficult – PD  (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

First Ascent: Japanese expedition under Masataka Takagi, 1952

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 18+ Days

Climbing Duration: 5 Days (Requires Reserve Day)

Dhampus Peak Climbing 

Dhampus Peak Climbing / Expedition
Dhampus Peak Climbing / Expedition

Dhampus Peak is a valley surrounded by massif Himalayas all around it. Its original name is Thapa Peak. From the summit – you are remunerated with views of more than 30 distinct mountains.

These are few among them: Tukuche Peak and Dhaulagiri I (8163m), Nilgiri (6940m), Sita Chuchura (6611m),  Tukche Peak (6920m), Thorong Peak (6484m), Tilicho peak (7134m), Yakawa Kan (6482m), Mukut Himal (6639m), Puth Hiunchuli (7246m), Tangu Peak (6197m), Tsarste (6347m), & Hongde peak (6556m)

For this trek – the only difficulty is the altitude. You don’t need prior climbing training or experience in climbing. It is easier compared to other trekking peaks. Sometimes – you don’t even need ropes to climb this peak.

It is a worthwhile adventure to walk in the high altitude snow.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,012 m (19,724 ft)

Location: Dhaulagiri Area (Near Annapurna Region)

Difficulty Grade: Slightly Difficult – PD  (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 14+ Days

Climbing Duration: 4 Days (Requires Reserve Day)

Yala Peak climbing / expedition

Yala Peak climbing / expedition
Yala Peak climbing / expedition

Yala Peak is a perfect choice for real beginners who want to up their game from trekking and escape the crowds of Everest Region.

Climbing Yala doesn’t require any technical experience. It is easier to climb, suitable for busy tourists and comes with a full experience of Tibetan influenced culture. It is an awe-inspiring journey through the Monasteries and Gompas, which offers the views of mountains like Lantang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang 7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and mighty Shishapangma (8027m) on the Tibetan side.

Are you a busy tourist? Do you want to climb a peak in short duration? – Man… Yala peak is your ideal peak. It is made just for you.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: ‎5,700 m (18,700 ft)

Location: Langtang Region

Difficulty Grade: Easy, F (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

Climbing Season: Spring (March, April) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 11+ Days

Climbing Duration: 1 Day

Pharchamo Peak climbing / Expedition

Pharchamo Peak climbing / Expedition
Pharchamo Peak climbing / Expedition

Pharchamo is an interesting trekking peak. The successful summit of the peak requires focus and stability.

It is located in in the south of the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5,760m) that joins with Khumbu Valley and Rolwaling.

You can take the Khumbu side route via Namche Bazaar and Thame village in case the Tashi Lapcha Pass route is blocked. Sometimes – the route is blocked because of the potential danger to the porters.

Pharchamo climbing explores the hidden parts of the Rolwaling and Khumbu region. You traverse across the glaciers, vegetation, and different ethnicity. And that is what makes this adventure worthwhile.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 6,187 m (20,300 ft)

Location: Rolwaling

Difficulty Grade: Easy, F (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

Climbing Season: Spring (March-May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 17+ Days

Climbing Duration: 1 Day

Tent  Peak 

Tent  Peak Climbing / Expedition
Tent  Peak Climbing / Expedition

Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli is most notable for its location. It is surrounded by mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fang and Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).

Located in the middle of the Annapurna Range, most of the peak is covered with snow and hiring snow equipment is enough to summit the peak.

Through the city of Lakes – enjoying views of Mt. Fishtail – the adventure gets more fun as we approach nearer to the peak. From the summit – you get the complete 360-degree panoramic view of Himalayan massifs.

Peak Facts:

Ascent Height: 5,663 m (18,579 ft)

Location: Annapurna Region

Difficulty Grade: Easy, F (French Adjectival system, IFAS)

Climbing Season: Spring (March-May) and autumn (October, November)

Duration: 14+ Days (from Pokhara)

Climbing Duration: 1 Day

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