Also called “trekking peaks,” these climbing peaks are generally between 5,000m and 7,000m in altitude. With 15 peaks under 7000m (22.970 ft.), Nepal has some of the most spectacular trekking peaks. These peaks can be climbed as part of a regular trekking trip that leads to the summit. A separate permit and associated fee are required to scale the peak.
While most of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks don’t require technical mountaineering skills, they are best climbed by people who are fit and with an open mind. Here are ten of the most famous peaks in Nepal.
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- 1. Island Peak (6.189m/20.305ft).
- 2. Mera Peak (6,476m/21,247ft)
- 3. Lobuche East (6,119m/20,070ft)
- 4. Yala Peak (5.700m/18.700ft).
- 5. Pisang (6,091m / 19,978ft)
- 6. Chulu West (6,419m / 21,055ft)
- 7. Dhampus Peak (6.012m / 19,719ft).
- 8. Pokalde Peak (5,806m / 19,049ft)
- 9. Pharchamo Peak (6,187m / 20,298ft)
- 10. Tent Peak (5.663m / 18.575ft).
Island Peak (6.189m/20.305ft).
Island Peak is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. You will enter the Himalayan Khumbu region, where Sherpa traditions are the norm. The highest mountains in the world will greet you, including Mt. You will be greeted by Everest and nearby 8000ers such as Cho-Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.
Island Peak is the highest peak in the Himalayas and can be combined with the Everest Base Camp trek or nearby ascent of Kala Patthar Peak. The summit can be reached with a non-technical alpine PD+ grading system. However, there is a steep 100-meter ascent.
Mera Peak (6,476m/21,247ft)
Mera is another famous climb in Everest’s Everest region. It can be an excellent choice for people who are new to mountaineering. It is also the highest trekking peak in Nepal, and yet it is one of the easiest to conquer due to its relatively gentle slope.
Mera Peak comprises three summits: Mera North (Mera Central) and Mera South (Mera South). Mera Central is the summit we refer to when discussing Mera Peak. The climb to the summit is easy and straightforward. If you’re trying off-season, you might encounter weather problems and need to adjust. The best view of Everest is from the top of the mountain.
Lobuche East (6,119m/20,070ft)
This is the most challenging peak to climb in the Everest region, compared to Mera and Island Peaks. Lobuche East is classified as Grade PD+ (Peu Difficile+ on the Alpine Grading System), the same grade as Island Peak. However, it has a more technical feel and requires some mountaineering experience. This peak consists of two distinct peaks: Lobuche Far East and Lobuche East. Lobuche East and island peak climbing can be combined in one expedition. The summit is a difficult ascent, but the reward is a stunning view of the Himalayas, including Everest.
Yala Peak (5.700m/18.700ft).
Yala Peak, the closest to Kathmandu, is the most difficult climb on our list. You can do it even if your trekking experience is limited, as long as you’re in good physical condition.
Many options are available, including the picturesque Langtang Valley with its unique Tibetan culture, Kyanjin Gompa Village, and a fantastic view of the whole Langtang Range. Mount Shishapangma (8.013m), the highest mountain in Tibet, can be seen from Yala. You can also trek to Gosainkunda Lake or take a Helambu trip, which is famous for its apple orchards.
Pisang (6,091m / 19,978ft)
This peak rises above Pisang village and is located in the Manang valley, the eastern part of Annapurna’s Annapurna range. You can include the climb to the mountain in the Annapurna Circuit trek. The famous Thorong La Pass is located along the route, which is 5416m high. From the summit pyramid, the trek climbs steadily up a ridge.
It is a technical climb, so it is recommended that you have some mountaineering experience. The summit offers stunning views of the whole Annapurna range, including Himlung (7126m), the trans-Himalayan Tibetan plateau (8163m), and Manaslu (8163m), to the east and Annapurna II (77937m) south and IV (77525m to the south. Gangapurna (754m) and Annapurna III (7555m to the west).
Chulu West (6,419m / 21,055ft)
Similar to Pisang’s Chulu West, it is located in Manang Valley, close to the Thorong La Pass. Technically, this hike is a bit longer and more complex. The ascent to the summit involves two camps at the top before the final climb.
The best trekkers with previous climbing experience and good physical condition should consider Chulu West. The rewards are great once you reach the top. You will have a spectacular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and a close-up view of Tibet to the north. If you’re adventurous, this mountain is worth scaling if it means you can enjoy the reward of hard work!
Dhampus Peak (6.012m / 19,719ft).
The peak is located northeast along the Dhaulagiri Circuit. It includes crossing French Pass (5360m) and Dhampus Pass (5240m). You can climb Dhampus Peak by adding a few days to your Dhaulagiri Circuit trail.
The trek will take you through rural Nepal’s mountainous terrain, passing beautiful villages and valleys. The view from the summit is stunning. There are over 30 peaks between Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also see Tukuche or Dhaulagiri. Consider these things if you are interested in peak climbing in Nepal and want to scale a peak other than Everest or Annapurna.
Pokalde Peak (5,806m / 19,049ft)
It is 12 km south-west of Mt. Pokalde Peak is 12 km south-west of Mt. It takes just 650m to reach the summit from the base camp. In most cases, you won’t need crampons or ice axes. Some notable peaks that can be seen from the summit of Everest include Makalu and Ama Dablam. Pokalde is quickly becoming a popular tourist peak due to its ease of ascent and all the benefits of a classic Everest trek. Some trekking companies offer Pokalde Peak climbing along with Island Peak and Lobuche East ascents.
Pharchamo Peak (6,187m / 20,298ft)
A trek to Pharchamo Peak may be the best option for those who want an ethnic Sherpa experience similar to Everest’s but without the crowds. This route is uncrowded, even in peak trekking season. You will not meet other trekkers on the way. This trek will take you through the Rolwaling Valley, west of the famous Khumbu region. It boasts exceptional biodiversity and ethnic culture.
The north-northwest ridge of Pharchamo Peak makes it easy to ascent. The majestic view of Mt. Gauri Shankar and other peaks in the Langtang or Everest regions are also visible. This region is also home to legends about the “Yeti,” the “abominable Snowman,” as it is known in the west. Climbers and trekkers have reported this mysterious creature over the years. It continues to haunt both locals and tourists who visit the area.
Tent Peak (5.663m / 18.575ft).
Tent Peak, also known locally as Tharpu Chuli, is located in the middle of the Annapurna Range and provides a magnificent view of the entire Annapurna Sanctuary. It is surrounded by some of the most majestic mountains on the planet. Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Annapurna I are some of the prominent peaks that can be seen from Tent Peak.
This peak, which is third in Nepalese trekking peaks after Island and Mera, is no surprise. It is ideal for people who are interested in trying their hand at trekking or amateur mountaineering due to its low altitude and easy ascent to the summit. You will be trekking to Annapurna Base Camp as part of this adventure. Then, there will be a few days of peak climbing.
These are some of the most popular and highly recommended mountains for novice to advanced climbers. This list will give you insight into climbing Nepal’s peaks and help you choose the right one. To increase your chances of a successful climb, you can plan a custom expedition.