Top 5 Peak Climbing in Nepal

  • Sanjay Lamsal
  • Last Updated on Jul 24, 2023

Nepal is a naturally gifted Himalayan paradise. The country lies under the highest mountain range, the Himalayas, the land of several world's highest peaks. In Nepal alone, 8 out of the top 10 highest summits in the world lie. The great Himalayas gave rise to thousands of peaks above 5000 m, 6000 m, and 7000 m which are perfect for Peak Climbing among beginners. Thus, Nepal is the ultimate destination for Peak Climbing as there are various peaks based on the climbers' potentiality.

Although thousands of Peak Climbing summits exist in Nepal, only 326 are open for climbing and mountaineering. Peak Climbing in Nepal offers worldwide mountaineers and climbers opportunities to bring excitement and adventure to their boring life through the extreme physical and mental challenges of the mountains. Moreover, climbing shorter peaks would be the perfect training for mountains expedition above 8,000 m. In addition, some of these low-altitude mountains are still unexplored. It could be a rare opportunity for you to write about your glorious journey in history.

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Highlights of Peak Climbing in Nepal

  • A scenic flight trip to Lukla and a road trip through the countryside to Syabrubesi.
  • Spellbounding close and panoramic views of the world's top highest peaks. 
  • Experiencing the local culture, traditions, festivals, lifestyles, and cuisines.
  • Calming and Peaceful vibes of spiritual Buddhist prayer flags, mani stones, stupas, and monasteries.
  • Opportunities to see rare flora and faunas of Sagarmatha and Langtang National Park.
  • Lifetime memorable sunrise and sunset views. 
  • Thrilling and Adventurous journey to the famous climbing peaks of Nepal. 
  • Walking across the High Passes, suspension bridges, rhododendron forest, and glaciated trails add extra thrills to the journey. 

Top 5 Famous Peak Climbing in Nepal

Island Peak Climbing

Island Peak, or Imja Tse, is one of the famous training peaks in the Everest region of Nepal. The Peak's original name was Imja Tse, and later Mount Everest Expedition team changed it to Island Peak as it appears as land over an ocean of ice. On your 15 days Island Peak Climbing journey, you would trek through scenic forests, sherpa villages, valleys, suspension, and wooden bridges decorated with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Moreover, on the way to Island Peak, you would be mesmerized by the spiritual and religious Buddhist monasteries, stupas, mani stones, and prayer flags.

As you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, you can observe rare floras and faunas of the Khumbu region of Nepal. If lucky enough, you could see rare Red Panda and Snow Leopard in their natural habitat. 15 days Imja Tse Peak Climbing is popular among Everest Expeditioners as a training peak due to its low difficulties and elevation of 6,000 m. Moreover, you can extend your Imja Tse Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek to add more thrills to your voyage.

Itinerary for Island Peak Climbing

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Day 2: A cultural and historical Kathmandu City Tour.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla, 2 hours trek to Phakding and Overnight.

Day 4: Trek for 5 to 6 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Rest day at Namche.

Day 6: A 5 hours trek to Tengboche. 

Day 7: 5 to 6 hours trek to Dingboche.

Day 8: A 3-hour walk to Chhukung.

Day 9: Trek from Chhukung to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 10: Ascend to Island Peak and Return to Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 11: Descend to Chhukung village.

Day 12: Trek down to Namche Bazaar and Overnight. 

Day 13: 6 to 7 hours descend to Lukla and Overnight.

Day 14: Flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure. 

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in the Mahalangur Himalayan range of Khumbu district, Nepal. It is elevated at 6,476 m and divides into three peaks; Mera South, Mera Central, and Mera North. Mera Peak requires slightly more technical climbing skills than other lower trekking peaks. The region around Mera Peak was discovered and explored by the Everest British Expedition team of Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton, and George Lowe in the 50s. On your 18 days Mera Peak Climbing Expedition, you follow the northern climbing routes crossing high glaciers and Passes of Amphu Laptsa (5,780 m), Mingbo La (5,871 m), and Mera La (5,300 m). The high camp at Mera Glacier (5,871 m) offers breathtaking views of peaks like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Cho Oyu. 

Itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal.

Day 2: Short Kathmandu Day Tour and preparation day for the journey. 

Day 3: A short flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airpor, Lukla, and trek to Puiyan.

Day 4: Hike to Pangkongma.

Day 5: Pangkongma to Nigmsa trek. 

Day 6 : Hike to Chhatra Khola. 

Day 7: Hike to Kothe. 

Day 8: Kothe to Tangnang Trek. 

Day 9: Acclimatization at Tangnang.

Day 10: Walk to Khare through Dig Glacier.

Day 11: Reach Mera Peak Base Camp from Khare. 

Day 12: Short trek to Mera High Camp through Mera La Pass. 

Day 13: The summit day to Mera Peak and return to Mera Base Camp

Day 14: Returning to Tangnang from Mera Base Camp. 

Day 15: Hike down to Mousum Kharka.

Day 16: Descend to Thuli Kharka. 

Day 17: Hike down to Lukla and Overnight. 

Day 18: Flight back to the capital, Kathmandu. 

Day 19: Recreation day

Day 20: Final Departure. 

Lobuche Peak Climbing

Nearby the world's highest glacier, the Khumbu glacier, and Lobuche village lie a famous trekking peak, Lobuche standing at an elevation of 6,119 m. Lobuche consists of two mountains, Lobuche East (6,119 m) and Lobuche West (6,145 m). As per Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Lobuche East is less physically challenging and requires fewer mountaineering skills. On the other hand, Lobuche West is more complex and requires advanced mountaineering skills. Thus, NMA classified Lobuche East as a trekking peak, whereas Lobuche West was an expedition peak.

Lobuche Peak Climbing follows the Everest Base Camp Trek routes that got separate from Lobuche village. EBC trekkers would stay overnight at Lobuche and head to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp the next day. As for Lobuche Peak Climbers, you would remain in Lobuche Base Camp (4,900 m) and head to High Camp at 5,400 m. Before ascending the Peak, our Nepal Hiking Adventure assigned guides will teach you how to properly use climbing gears and tools. After acclimatizing and completely understanding mountaineering gear usage, you will start your journey to Lobuche East Peak. The Lobuche summit offers a heavenly panoramic picture of the giant summits of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, Pumori, Island Peak, Ama Dablam, and a few smaller peaks. 

Itinerary for Lobuche Peak Climbing

Day 1: Advent in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, overnight at a hotel. 

Day 2: Exploring the cultural and historical sites around Kathmandu. 

Day 3: A short flight to Lukla and a hike to Phakding.

Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar trek.

Day 5: Rest Day for Acclimatization. 

Day 6: Mount to Tengboche Monastery.

Day 7: Tengboche Monastery to Pheriche Hike.

Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuche High Base Camp.

Day 9: Summit day to Lobuche Peak and return to Lobuche Base Camp.

Day 10: Trek down to Pangboche. 

Day 11: Descend Pangboche to Namche Bazaar. 

Day 12: Hike down to Lukla.

Day 13: Return to Kathmandu. 

Day 14: Leisure Day.

Day 15: Departure 

Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak is a famous trekking peak in the Langtang region of Nepal. It stands at a height of 5,500 m and is located within Langtang National Park territory. It is one of the few Trekking Peaks in Nepal that does not require advanced physical fitness and mountaineering skills. Our Yala Peak Climbing is a 12 days journey that takes you through pristine, traditional, remote, natural scenic trails, villages, valleys, forests, and landscapes. The ancient Buddhist stupas, mani stones, and Kyangjin monastery give you spiritual peace and relaxation. The top of Yala Peak offers a mindblowing serene bird's eye view of Shishapangma (the world's 14th highest Peak, Tibet). 

Itinerary for Yala Peak Climbing

Day 1: Arrival Day at Tribhuvan International Airport and drive to the hotel. 

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley Tour.

Day 3: Road Trip to Syabrubesi.

Day 4: Hike to Lama Hotel through Rimche and Bamboo.

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village Trek.

Day 6: A short walk to Kyangjin Gompa. 

Day 7: 6-7 hours hike to Yala Base Camp.

Day 8: Climate adaptation and Climbing preparation day. 

Day 9: Summit day to Yala Peak and return to Kyangjin Gompa. 

Day 10: Head down to Lama Hotel.

Day 11: Descend to Syabrubesi. 

Day 12: Drive back to the capital, Kathmandu. 

Day 13: Relaxation day.

Day 14: Departure from Nepal.

Pokalde Peak Climbing

Dolma Ri, also known as Pokalde Peak, is a low mountain around 12 km southwest of the world's highest Peak, Mt.Everest. It is the simplest and shortest trekking peak and stands at 5,806 m. Thus, Pokalde Peak Climbing a popular among tourists who want to climb the Himalayas without extreme difficulties and technical mountaineering skills. Even though Pokalde Peak is a small mountain compared to several high peaks of the Khumbu region, it still offers magnificent views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Makalu. The Pokalde Base Camp resides on the foot of Kongma La Pass (5,536 m) and is the famous spot where footprints of rare snow leopards were found. About 40 minutes from the Pokalde Base Camp lies Kongma Glacier, a perfect ice-climbing training peak. 

20 Days Pokalde Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 1: Landing at Kathmandu International Airport and overnight to hotel.

Day 2: Exploring UNESCO Heritage sites around Kathmandu valley and preparation day. 

Day 3: Around 35 minutes flight to Lukla and hike from Lukla to Phakding.

Day 4: Steep walk to Namche Bazaar. 

Day 5: Resting and Climate Adjustment Day.

Day 6: Reach Tengboche Monastery from Namche. 

Day 7: Hike to Pheriche from Tengboche.

Day 8: Around 5-6 hours walk to Lobuche.

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorak Shep hike. 

Day 10: Short hike to popular Everest Base Camp (EBC) and back to Lobuche. 

Day 11: Hike to Chhukung

Day 12: Reach Pokalde Base Camp from Chhukung.

Day 13: Summit day to Pokalde Peak and back to Chhukung.

Day 14: Hike down to Dingboche.

Day 15: Walk down from Dingboche to Tengboche.

Day 16: Descending to Namche Bazaar.

Day 17: A short descent from Namche to Lukla.

Day 18: Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Relaxation day.

Day 20: Final Leave from Nepal. 

Sanjay Lamsal

Sanjay Lamsal

Hello, Namaste from Nepal. I am Sanjay Lamsal and I was born in Nilkantha-11, Dhading, Nepal. I have been in since I finished high schooling at age of 18, I have been working in travel and tourism, since 2015, in the beginning, worked as a trekking porter, trekking Guide, and City Tourist guide. I did all of the major trekking and tour trail all over the Nepal Himalayas. I often remember my past days and think about future. Whenever I remember past events of my life it gives me power to work a hard. I will be working on this in my future. I do challenging with if any problems in the mountains/Himalayas. After long years working with different guests from different countries, I have good experiences about traveling. I completed a Bachelor Degree in Business Studies.

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