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Top Famous Peak Climbing Destinations for 2019/2020

Author: Dawa Pun
by Dawa Pun
Posted: Feb 09, 2019

The Cerulean terrains and high summits make Nepal an amazing destination for adventure in Himalayas. There are hundreds of giant peaks ranging above 7,000m, which could be your perfect destination for Peak climbing and summit as well. Nepal definitely does not have meagerness when it comes to natural beauty and culture diversity. Including the world’s highest peak Mount Everest with an altitude of 8,848 meters, Nepal serves wide range of Mountaineering destinations for adventure seekers.

If you are wondering for a next adventure and want to make your holiday lifetime memorable, by experiencing the thrills and natural beauties then you have definitely stumbled upon a right place to help you decide. Choosing the right destinations that suits your taste and experience

determines the level of enjoyment you will get from it. The peaks that will be described here falls on the trekking routes of Nepal. So, if you want just Trekking in Nepal, then also you can choose these peaks and have a closure looks of them.

There are numbers of such peaks which are classified as "Trekking Peaks" by Nepal Mountaineering Association. As the name implies, these peaks can be attempted as a part of trekking or you can also climb the summit in the same trip. These peaks falls under 5,000 to 7,000 meters of elevation range.

To access the peak, a separate peal climbing permit is required along with an associated permit fee. Unlike normal trekking, Peak climbing provides additional level of thrills and adventure. Climbing along the ropes tied up to the rocks, following the leader in a steep upward snowy mountain is a really hard work that requires great physical endurance and a perfect planning. Although most of the climbing peaks in Nepal are non-technical from mountaineering point of view, stable health and keen sense of adventure in high terrains id mandatory to get the full dose

of enjoyment during peak climbing in Nepal. Below is short description on some of the most famous peak climbing destinations in Nepal.

1. Island Peak Climbing Direct (6,189m/20,305ft)

Island Peak would generally be the first thing that comes in your mind if you are planning a Peak Climbing Trip in Nepal Himalayas. Making its own unique niche in the genre of Peak Climbing, Island Peak Climbing takes you in the heart of Khumbu Region, where immense natural beauties and astounding views awaits you. Khumbu region is the home for brave Sherpa Peoples mostly famous as mountain climbers, with the unique and interesting lifestyles and cultures. The centuries old monuments and undisturbed traditional practices makes your voyage more interesting.

Lying between the giant peaks Ama Dablam and Lhotse, Island peak serves you best panorama of mountain vistas form close proximity. The trekking to Island peak can also be done along with Everest Base Camp Trekking, or you can also plan a separate trip.

2. Mera Peak Trek and Climb (6,476m/21,247ft)

Mera Peak is another most popular peak climbing destination in Nepal Himalayas that is easy to conquer as compared Island Peak Climbing. This is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, that pertains relatively non-steep slopes making easy to trek for everyone from any part of the world.

There are three summits of Mera Peak, namely Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South. Generally the climbing is done in Mera Central.

Though Mera Peak is easy to climb, you may face some problems if you ascend in off-season. The best season for Peak Climbing in Nepal or Mera Peak Climbing is Autumn and Spring. During these seasons you will find the temperatures and climate favorable. As you reach the summit of Mera Central, the picturesque views of five mountain ranges reaching above 8,000 meters comes in front of you and you will get a chance to observe them very closely. Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and anchenjunga with many other highest peaks rises to overwhelm you.

3. Lobuche East Peak Climbing (6,119m/20,070ft)

Lobuche Peak is quite challenging and tough to access as compared to its neighbouring peaks, Island Peak and Mera Peak. Lobuche peak has a bit more technical feel and demands some level of previous mountaineering experience in order to undergo. It consists of two summits, namely Lobuche fae east and lobuche east.As you reach the summit, the overwhelming views of Mount Pumori, Tawache, and the Khumbu Icefall can be observed.

Normally we climb on the Lobuche East, this peak climbing offers wide range of thrills and adventure experiences in the Nepal Himalayas.

4. Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli Climb (5,663m/18,575 ft)

Lying towards the south of Annapurna Base Camp, Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli (in Nepali) with an altitude of 5,663m offers adventurous trekking and mountaineering experience. During the trek, we pass through Annapurna region, admiring the diversity of floras and faunas and unique cultures with the taste of rural lifestyles. On reaching the summit of Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli, you will be rewarded with incredible mountain panoramas of many giant peaks including Annapurna, Hiunchuli and many others.

The Tharpu chuli peak climbing technically demands less physical fitness as compared to Lobuche peak of Everest Region. This could be the perfect destination of peak climbing for your holiday.

5. Chulu East Peak Trek and Climb (6,584m)

Sittuated above the beautiful Manang valley, Chulu East Peak is the perfect mountaineering destination for the beginners and experts as well. This peak offers astounding views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Annapurna IV, along with Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu.

Chulu East Peak Climbing is a combination of adventure with classic taste. You can experience wide range of floras and faunas on the trekking trails. Additionally, the unique lifestyles and traditional practices from centuries are very interesting to observe.

The Chulu Ease Peak Climbing is technically challenging and you must be familier with the use of your climbing gears like axe, crampons, harness etc. Most of the climbing involves walking along the tied ropes in the hard rocks including the glacial crossings.You can experience more adventure and thrills in Chulu East Peak Climbing that you ever thought.

6. Yala Peak Climb and Trek (5,550m)

As the Nepal Mountaineering Association, Yala Peak is the relatively easy ‘Trekking peak’ in Nepal. This is very suitable for the beginners, who lack previous experiences of trekking in high altitudes or mountaineering. This could also be a warm-up for other strenuous climbing journeys in Nepal Himalayas.

Taking you to an altitude of 5,550 meters, the summit of Yala Peak offers breathtaking views of Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchempo, hishapangma and many other high mountains from very close.

dditionally, you could also extend your trip and visit one of the famous pilgrimage site of Hindus, Goshainkunda Lake. This offers eye-catching views and a tranquil environment in the lap of giant Himalayas.

Well, these were the most famous trekking peaks in Nepal. We hope you will chose the right destination as per your needs and interest and enjoy the fullest in Nepal Himalayas. Pack up your gears and get ready for adventurous voyage in Nepal, which remains as your lifetime memory.

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Dawa Pun, https://www.trampinghimalaya.com

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