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EASIEST PEAKS TO CLIMB IN NEPAL

written by: Kanti Khadka   |   Oct 18, 2019   |   143 views

EASIEST PEAKS TO CLIMB IN NEPAL

For those intending to experience the thrill of climbing but do not want to deal with all the hassle involved in mountaineering, climbing peaks or trekking peaks in Nepal are just what you are looking for. 

Nepal is clamoring with trekking peaks varying in location, level of difficulty and experience required. Since the formation of the Nepal Mountaineering Association in 1978, trekking peaks are garnering attention from trekkers of all kinds worldwide. In fact, there are already 30 trekking peaks as of now with more adding to the list each year.

Height is the major attraction of these peaks. Trekking peaks are basically mountains under the height of 7000m from sea level. Besides its elevation, another constituting factor for its rapidly increasing popularity is- it does not require any sort of prior rope or climbing experience. 

Don’t be too quick to celebrate as the term trekking can be quite misleading. Some of the trekking peaks in Nepal are quite difficult and require significant technical climbing skills. 

Worry not, we are here to guide you to the easiest climbing peaks in Nepal. Check the list below for the easiest trekking peaks perfect for beginners waiting for their first exposure to mountaineering. 

Mera Peak

Location: Makalu Barun National Park

Altitude: 6,476 m

Difficulty: Little Difficulty, PD (per the: French Adjectival System, IFAS)

Number of climbing days: 3

Best Season: September, October, November (but March/April/May are also fine months!)

Accommodation: Lodges and Camping to Mera Peak / Camping during the 3 days climbing

Duration: From 16 days and above

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Don’t misinterpret it! Though called a trekking peak, it, in fact, is a climb. Perfect for beginners awaiting their first foray into mountaineering as the ascent requires a basic ice axe and crampon skills. 

Mera peak elevating up to the height of 6,431 m lies south of Everest and to the north-east of Lukla. Second in popularity after Island peak, this climb is hardly any less than a mountain reach as it involves a walk up a glacier and 30-meter ascent of a 60° snow dome using fixed rope and jumar, depending on snow conditions to reach the summit. 

The peak has two summits- Mera central and Mera north. Mera central is an easier summit attempted by many but very few have attempted the true summit of Mera north. It requires significant technical skills following the westerly route out of the high camp to reach the true summit. 

While experience isn’t compulsory to go on this trek, it always adds to have that little bit of familiarity with high altitude and camping conditions. One can also gain technical skills on Mera itself. For a guideline, anyone who has attempted some mountains above 5,500m such as Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak at 5895m is good to go.

This towering trekking peak opens up to the majestic views of five out of the six highest mountains on Earth- Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m) and on a clear day Kangchenjunga (8586m) on the Indian border far away to the east. One of the major reasons behind the peak’s popularity.

Although termed the easiest climbing peak, many fail to summit because they undermine altitude and the need for acclimatization. Any mountain of this height requires proper acclimatization, there aren’t any shortcuts to get there. Remember that!!

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Island Peak

  • Location: Everest / Solu Khumbu region 
  • Altitude: 6,189 m
  • Difficulty: Little Difficulty, PD (per the: French Adjectival System, IFAS) 
  • Number of climbing days: 1-2 (including Island peak base camp)
  • Best Season: April-May, October-November
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses & Lodges to Island peak or Camping / Camping at Island peak Base Camp
  • Duration: 16 days and above, pending itinerary

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak is a fantastic experience in the Himalayas of Nepal, designed for energetic and physically fit trekkers with little or no experience in mountain expedition.

Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft) also known as Imja Tse is one of the main climbing peaks in the Everest Region of Nepal with an impressive West Face rising from the Lhotse Glacier. Being one of the 'trekking peaks' with very little technical aspects, Island Peak is not a difficult undertaking for beginner climbers wishing to enter the incredible world of mountain climbing.

It's advisable to get some ice climbing experience before attempting Island peak. Though called a trekking peak, classify it as mountaineering as it requires technical equipment, glaciers, and high altitude.

The trek to Island peak starts from Lukla, which is also known as the gateway to the Everest region. Following the steep and strenuous trails of the Khumbu Valley, the expedition goes through some of the nearby passes, such as Renjo La Pass (5,338m), Chola Pass (5,420m), and Kala Pattar (5,545m); which is surely the highlight of this trek. This climb to Island peak is full of excitement, thrill, adventure and memories that last forever.

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Yala Peak

  • Location: Langtang region
  • Altitude: 5,520 m
  • Difficulty: Easy, F (applied the: French Adjectival System, IFAS)
  • Number of climbing days: 1
  • Best Season: March-May and October – November
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses & Lodges
  • Duration: from 10 days and above, including trekking in the Langtang area

Yala Peak Climbing

Yala peak climbing is quite popular among peak climbers as it is an easiest and well-known trekking peak making it perfect for beginners to start their climbing passion. This peak is located at the heart of the Langtang region close to Nepal’s border with Tibet at an altitude of 5,500m. 

As it is a non-technical peak, one does not require previous mountaineering experience. It doesn't mean you don’t require to be fit. You require a high level of fitness and stamina as the trail is strenuous.

The Yala peak base camp flaunts the panoramic view of mountains mainly Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Lenpo Gang (7,083m), DorjeLakpa (6,990m)while you can enjoy the glorious views of Mt. Shisapangma and Fluted Gangchempo (6,318m) from the summit. 

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Lobuche East Peak

  • Location: Everest / Solu Khumbu region
  • Altitude: 6,119 m
  • Difficulty: Easy, F (per the: French Adjectival System, IFAS)
  • Number of climbing days: 3
  • Best Season: Mid-March to May and October to Mid- December
  • Accommodation: Lodges and Camping to Lobuche East Peak / Camping on Lobuche peak
  • Duration: from 14 days and above, pending itinerary

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Often climbed as acclimatization practices by Everest teams, Lobuche east peak is one of the easiest climbing peaks in Nepal. Located close to the Everest Base Camp, this summit provides the best up-close view of Everest South face and other mountains such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori and Makalu.

Lobuche East peak is quite technical compared to other trekking peaks in Nepal. Though technical, this peak is absolutely doable by novice or beginner climbers with some alpine climbing technical skills on using ice axes, crampons abseiling as well as rope climbing.

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Chulu West Peak

  • Location: Annapurna region
  • Altitude: 6,419 m
  • Difficulty: Little Difficulty, PD (applied the: French Adjectival System, IFAS)
  • Number of climbing days: 6
  • Best Season: October/November and March/April
  • Accommodation: Lodges and Camping
  • Duration: possible from 18 days, including trekking in the Annapurna Circuit area and crossing the infamous Thorong La Pass

Chulu West Peak

Chulu west peak, a part of Manang Himal is an extremely easy trekking peak that does not require any sort of technical climbing experience. This trekking peak is one of the best peaks in the Annapurna region often regarded as an alternative to the famous Mera peak. 

Chulu west summit opens up to the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other Himalayan peaks. Though it does not require any sort of technical or climbing experience to be a part of it, one must physically fit with good stamina in order to reach the summit. 

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Pharchamo Peak

  • Location: Gaurishankar Conservation Area
  • Height: 6,187 m
  • Difficulty: Easy, F (per the: French Adjectival System, IFAS)
  • Number of climbing days: 1
  • Best Season: Mar-Apr and Oct-Nov
  • Accommodation: Lodges and Camping
  • Duration: from 15 days and above, pending itinerary

Pharchamo Peak is a beautiful snow peak located to the south of the glaciated Tashi Lapcha pass (5,760 m) connecting the Thame and Khumbu Valleys with the Rolwaling Valley.

First climbed in 1955, the face of the ridge of the peak forms a uniform slope broken by seracs and crevasse. Lower reaches aren’t the problem. The real difficulty is towards the summit, depending on seasonal conditions, open crevasses and ice-steps often present some challenges.

Pokhalde Peak

  • Location: Everest / Solu Khumbu region
  • Altitude: 5,806 m
  • Difficulty: Easy, F (per the: French Adjectival System, IFAS)
  • Number of climbing days: 1
  • Best Season: April-May and September-October
  • Accommodation: Lodges and Camping
  • Duration: from 14 days and above, pending itinerary

Pokhalde Peak Climbing

Dolma Ri better is known as the Pokhalde peak is the shortest and easiest mountain peak climbing in the Everest region which is located 12 km southwest of Mount Everest (Khumbu) region at the altitude of 5806m. It is one of the most popular commercial tourist peaks which can be climbed without any climbing gear like crampons and ice-axes. The base camp of Pokhalde peak flaunts the large circular lake of Kongma La Pass located just below the Khongma La Pass.

Pokhalde Peak was first climbed in April 1953 by John Hunt group passing through the Kongma La Pass along its north ridge. This Peak is also known as the rocky peak for it has very little snow during the trekking season and can be done in half a day by a fit group. The summit provides a spectacular view of different mountains including Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pumori. The best season to do this trek is during March-June and October-December.

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