When anyone talks about peaks and mountains, they cannot leave out Nepal. Nepal, despite its small stature, hosts 8 of the tallest mountains in the world, all of them surpassing 8000 meters. These mountains are spread across the northern frontier of the nation and offer surreal adventures to mountaineering novice and veterans alike. Peak Climbing in Nepal is done generally on peaks below the altitude of 6,500 meters. The Government of Nepal has officially opened 414 peaks for peak climbing.
As such, these adventures are more difficult than treks but easier than mountaineering expeditions. Peak Climbing in Nepal is a combination of trekking through ethnic villages and arduous ascent to reach the top of the peak. The peak climbing trips offer you the opportunity to relish both the cultural majesty and natural glory of Nepal. When the trips culminate at the top of a peak, the surreal view of the surrounding Himalayas and landscapes offer memorable scenery and respite from the toiling journey.
There are many peak climbing destinations in Nepal which have unique features of their own. In the Everest Region itself, there are several iconic peaks including the Mera Peak (6461 m) which is the highest peak climbing destination. Next up are Island Peak (6189 m), Lobuche Peak (6119 m), Kyajo Ri (6186 m), and Pokalde (5806 m); all of which lie within the Everest region. As we move west, the Langtang region also has its fair share of peaks. Yala Peak (5500 m) is the most famous of all closely followed by Naya Khang (5844 m) and Baden Powell Scout Peak (5890 m). Annapurna region which is also one of the most famous travel regions in Nepal also has a considerable number of peaks to climb. Chulu East Peak (6429 m), Mardi Himal (5553 m), Pisang Peak (6091 m), Narphu Peak (5921 m), Dhampus Peak (6012 m), and Thorung Peak (6144 m) are a few of the peaks climbing options here.
These peaks are to be climbed only in groups with the constant help of a guide and porters. Most peaks in Nepal feature the base camp style gradual ascent to acclimatize with the high altitude. As adventurous as it may sound, peak climbing can be equally dangerous and pose great challenges. Therefore, climbers are only given permits after heeding the instructions of the Government of Nepal. It is also highly advised that climbers get travel insurance that covers all the risks associated with peak climbing. Travel insurance must cover medical evacuation, Heli rescue, theft, damage of property, flight delays and cancellations, and other medical issues. Likewise, climbers need to have ample knowledge about the peak of their choosing and, if necessary, take training before the climb.
The spring season from March to May and the autumn season from September to November bring in thousands of climbers from all around the world. These seasons offer stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures to complete the trips.