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Peak Climbing in Nepal

Peak Climbing in Nepal

Peak Climbing in Nepal

The term "Trekking Peak" is often misunderstood and can refer to a variety of peaks in the Himalayan region. Most commonly, it is associated with Group "B" NMA Climbing Peaks, as classified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), which are generally considered easier to climb. However, the term is sometimes used more broadly to describe peaks that require minimal technical climbing experience. In some cases, it may even encompass Group "A" NMA Expedition Peaks, which involve more significant challenges and technical climbing skills.

The Classification and Misconception

Due to its loose classification, the term "Trekking Peak" can be misleading, encompassing peaks of varying difficulties. There is less consensus on including Group "A" NMA Expedition Peaks under this term, as these peaks require more advanced climbing skills.

Trekking Peaks in Nepal

There are fifteen peaks classified as Group "B" NMA Climbing Peaks, which are generally considered "trekking" peaks. These peaks do not exceed 7,000 meters (22,970 feet) in elevation and can typically be climbed from a base camp, with the possible use of a high camp. Climbing these peaks requires some mountaineering experience and the use of specialized equipment such as crampons and ice axes. The easiest routes to the summits of these mountains are challenging enough to warrant a mountaineering difficulty grade by the International French Adjectival System.

While the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal also classifies several Group "A" peaks as "trekking peaks," these are considerably more difficult despite being lower than 7,000 meters. The fees for climbing Group "A" peaks are higher, as are the associated costs and the time required.

List of Group "B" NMA Climbing Peaks

Below are the Group "B" NMA Climbing Peaks along with their alternative names, elevations, and difficulty grades:

Peak Name AKA Elevation Grade Himalaya Region
Singu Chuli Fluted Peak 6,501 m (21,330 ft) AD ? Annapurna
Mera Peak   6,476 m (21,250 ft) PD Khumbu
Kusum Kanguru   6,367 m (20,890 ft) D+ ? Khumbu
Kwandge Kongde Ri 6,011 m (19,720 ft) D ? Khumbu
Chulu West   6,419 m (21,060 ft) PD- Manang
Imja Tse Island Peak 6,189 m (20,310 ft) PD+ Khumbu
Pharchamo   6,187 m (20,300 ft) ? Rolwaling
Lobuje Lobuche 6,119 m (20,080 ft) PD+ Khumbu
Ramdung   5,925 m (19,440 ft) ? Rolwaling
Pisang Peak   6,091 m (19,980 ft) PD Manang
Chulu East   6,584 m (21,600 ft) PD- Damodar
Khongma-tse Mehar Peak 5,820 m (19,090 ft) ? Khumbu
Ganja-la Chuli Naya Kanga 5,844 m (19,170 ft) PD+ Langtang
Paldor Peak   5,928 m (19,450 ft) F+ Langtang
Hiunchuli   6,441 m (21,130 ft) ? Annapurna

Low/Non-Technical Peaks in Nepal

In addition to the NMA-classified peaks, numerous peaks in Nepal require no technical expertise to climb. These peaks are not tracked by the NMA but are popular among hikers and trekkers. Many of these peaks see a substantial number of summits each year without the use of specialized equipment. The routes to these summits may not be challenging enough to warrant a mountaineering difficulty grade by the International French Adjectival System.

Below are some popular low/non-technical peaks along with their alternative names, elevations, and difficulty grades:

Peak Name AKA Elevation Grade Himalaya Region
Yala Peak   5,732 m (18,810 ft) F+ Langtang
Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak 5,663 m (18,580 ft) F Annapurna
Tukuche Peak   6,920 m (22,700 ft) PD+ Annapurna
Pokalde Dolma Ri 5,806 m (19,050 ft) n/a Khumbu
Gokyo Ri   5,357 m (17,580 ft) n/a Khumbu
Chhukung Ri   5,559 m (18,240 ft) n/a Khumbu
Kala Patthar   5,644 m (18,520 ft) n/a Khumbu

At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, we are committed to providing a professional, unique, and friendly experience for all our adventurers. Whether you're looking to summit a challenging trekking peak or enjoy a non-technical hike, our experienced guides and tailored itineraries ensure a safe and memorable journey. Join us in exploring the majestic Himalayas and discover the thrill of trekking peaks with us!

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