Top 5 Peak Climbing Destinations in Nepal
Kanchan Shrestha | April 8, 2018
Peak climbing is a sensational adventure activity not to be missed if you are a real thrill seeker travelling to Nepal. Nepal has a huge potential when it comes to peak climbing. Lying in the lap of Himalayas, Nepal holds the glory of having numerous peaks that rises above the heights of five to seven thousands. Nepal possesses eight out of ten highest mountains in the world. Owing to its numerous mountain ranges, Nepal offers variety when it comes to peak climbing.
You can opt for most highest to easy or difficult peaks for climbing in Nepal. Some peak climbing may be strenuous some may be easy. Some may not require prior experience while some may require high skills of peak climbing. You can choose climbing destination on your own after making yourself best fit for the climb. Knowledge on use of ropes, ice axes and crampons is highly recommended for peak climbing in Nepal.
If you are looking for top peak climbing destinations in Nepal then we are here to help you. We have enlisted some destinations that might cater your needs for adventure in peak climbing.
Island peak climbing is an exquisite entry into the Himalayas that lets you perceive best satisfaction that every aspirant and serious climber can dream of. This peak was originally called, “Imje Tse” but it was later renamed as Island peak due to its fascinating location in the middle of the Chhukung valley. The peak looks like an island on a sea of ice. This peak stands tall at 6189m and offers the splendid views of biggest mountains in the world which includes Mt. Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam and Nuptse. The highly glaciated west face of Island peak rises from the Lhotse Glacier which is quite impressive but tough to attempt. However the glorifying views from the top of peak is the ultimate reward for all the efforts.
Island peak climbing is one of the most popular peak climbing destinations in Nepal. Talking about the climbing experience, the climbing is mostly non-technical. You need to have some basic snow climbing skills required to achieve the ascent. The climbing leader will enlighten you on the required skills prior to the climb. Besides you need to have good physical stamina and endurance capacity that any peak climbing journey demands. Island peak climbing takes you to the Everest region of Nepal. From Lukla, we take trail of Everest Base Camp Trek until Dingboche from where we diverge towards Chukung valley for the climb. Island peak climbing can be attempted with Everest Base Camp Treks as well. So, are you ready for this ultimate heartthrob to accelerate your sensation?
Mera peak is one of the gorgeous peaks garnished with mighty Mt. Everest in the background. It offers some astounding views of tallest mountains in the Everest region of Nepal that includes Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Oyu and many others. Mera Peak climbing is physically demanding owing to its high altitude however it is not technically difficult as the ascent seldom exceeds 40 degrees. Anyone with excellent physical fitness and stamina can be a part of this amazing climbing experience. Mera peak is the highest peak allowed for climbing by Government of Nepal.
One can endeavor the glorifying beauty of forests, alpine environment and picturesque small hamlets during the journey. The encounter with Sherpa people grazing yaks in the hamlets on the way to the peak can also be a pleasing experience. Mera peak climbing also takes you to Lukla airport from where we initiate our trekking journey to the peak. We pass places like Tuli Kharka, Mousum Kharka, Tagnag and Khare to Mera Base Camp. The wildering beauty of mountains is a unique aspect of this experience.
Pisang peak is a peak made up of steeply tiled rock which ascends with ice slopes that are uniform above the Pisang village and yak pastures. The dip slope faces the valley. The summit of the peak is fully covered with snow throughout the year. Pisang Peak climbing covers the whole western edge of the mountains that is guarded by hanging glacier. It offers a considerable challenge, while a navigation of the whole summit edge connects to a more northern summit before curving back west – looks like a terrific possibility. As a trekker, you will have a lot of scope for exploration.
Pisang peak climbing takes you to some beautiful valleys i.e. Manang valley and Pisang valley in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The climbing experience starts with a drive to Besisahar from where we enter into the Marsyangdi valley. As we enter the valley we will be showered with some spectacular views of Annapurna II, III, Manaslu and Gangapurna. The wilderness of Manang and Pisang valley will keep your eyes wandering. Besides, the exploration of various primitive monasteries in Pisang and Gyaru village is another aspect of this journey. Pisang Peak climbing in short is an incredible climbing experience that is full of natural beauty, adventure and wilderness in abundance.
Also known as Ganja La Chuli, the Naya Kanga Peak is an alluring peak that rises to the west of the Ganja La pass (5122m). The peak lies in the Langtang region in Nepal and is very popular amongst the climbers for peak climbing purpose. The peak climbing is considered to be amongst the difficult one that is perfect for any challenge loving experienced climbers. Though difficult, the peak is worth a climb owning to the magnificent views of mountains and wild terrain that the summit offers. You will be blessed with panoramic views of mountains that includes including Langshisa Ri (6,370m), Pemthang Ri (6,836m), Shisapangma (8,046m), Langtang Lirung (7,425m), Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m) and Langtang II (6,571m). Besides, you can get some views of mountains and plateaus in Tibet as well.
Naya Kanga La peak climbing is an adventure activity that starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi, we take a trail that passes through Lama hotel to Langtang valley. On the way, we pass beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine and bamboo. The walk through the Langtang conservation area is an amazing experience and if lucky, you may encounter a cute panda. As we pass by the charming village of Langtang, we head towards Naya Kangla base camp and attempt our climb up. The climb is quite strenuous. However, it offers some spectacular views of Langtang and Helambu mountain ranges including Dorje Lakpa and others.
Lobuche peak is yet another peak in Everest region that is appreciated by fellow climbers for climbing purpose. Lying close to the Khumbu glacier, Lobuche peak is the last settlement before one reaches to the Everest Base Camp. So, the journey to Lobuche basically starts with a flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we follow the trail to Everest Base Camp. We pass Phakding, Namche, Tengboche and Dingboche on the way to Lobuche. From Lobuche, we head towards Lobuche Base Camp and get set to conquer the top of the peak.
From the top, we will be rewarded with some stunning views of mountains in Everest region of Nepal. The close of views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and Khumbu glacier will leave you in awe. Your eyes will be left wondering from one peak to another. So, are you ready for this mesmerizing journey to the top of Lobuche? It is an interesting peak with some technical challenges. It takes you to the heights of 6114 meters and lets you relish the glory of towering mountains in Everest region of Nepal.
The above mentioned peaks are some of the most appreciated peaks for climbing purpose by the peak climbers in Nepal. If you are interested in any of the above peak climbing activities, let us know! Himal Eco Treks is a professional when it comes to peak climbing. We escort you to the top with due care and professionalism. If you need any detailed information and itinerary regarding the aforementioned climbing journey, let us know. We are at your assistance 24/7.