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Peak climbing in Nepal

Nepal, as is known worldwide, is paradise for a mountain climber. With eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains being located here, Nepal provides ample opportunities for mountain peak climbing. Many tourists specifically come visit Nepal to test their climbing skills among the highest mountains in the world. 

The mountains of Nepal were formed long time ago when the Indian plate collided with the massive Eurasian plate. The Himalayas are therefore the youngest mountain range and also the highest. They stretch from the slopes of Pakistan all the way to the edge of Bangladesh and the largest portion fit snuggly in Nepal. Thousands of people come to Nepal to conquer these magnificent peaks have their name forever memorialized as those who “beat” the mountain. To see the entire world below you from a snow capped peak that you have conquered is a once-in-a lifetime, almost surreal experience. It will be tiring for sure and will test your physical strength and capabilities to the limit, however completing it will be the best feeling you have experienced. As such Peak Climbing in Nepal allures and spellbinds thousands of mountaineers and alpinists who love trekking to the base of a peak and climb up to top for a dazzling, bewildering view of the land masses near them.

Nepal offers multiple mountains to climb which range from needing basic physical fitness for the novice to years of mountaineering experience. With over 1310 identified Himalayan peaks that are over 6000m among which 326 are available for climbing officially, Nepal is undoubtedly the best destination for mountain climbing in the world.

A mountain climbing trip will not only take you across rocks, ice, glaciers and snow however. Along the way you will go through multiple ethnic Sherpa villages where you will be able to explore ancient high-altitude monasteries and get to experience firsthand the culture of the high altitude dwelling Sherpas. The Sherpa people have a genetic mutation that allows them to be resistant to altitude sickness which prevents clotting of blood. The way they live and sustain their livelihood in the mountains is a great study on its own. 

While many of the mountains of Nepal might seem daunting, a number of them are beginner friendly and our experienced guides registered under the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) will guide you on rope handling, usage of ice-picks, crampons and ropes. They will accompany you through the climb and will make sure that you get the guidance ensure safety. 

Respecting your bravery in tackling a Himalayan mountain, we at Accessible Adventure are committed to providing you with the best information and guidance to make your climb successful. All of our guides, sherpas have had multiple climbing experiences and thus will be an integral part of the  mountain climbing experience. To reduce the chances and effects of Altitude sickness, we will be sure to dedicate ample time for acclimatization and recuperation. We will be sure to take your previous climbing experiences and fitness and your thoughts, ideas and dreams into consideration to create an itinerary that works for you. It would be our pleasure to see one of our clients successfully conquer a Himalayan peak.

According to height, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation in Nepal has divided  the mountains into two: royalty free and royalty peaks. The difference between them being whether a royalty fee for climbing applies to those peaks. 

Mountains that are less than 5800m height are promoted as  “trekking peaks” within Nepal and are royalty free. Such peaks including Tent peak (known as Tharpu Chuli) and Yala Peak offer wonderful panoramic views of the Himalayas while being relatively modest climbs. A complete list with details of the royalty free peaks can be found below: 




Tent Peak



Mardi Himal



Yala Peak



Chukung Ri










Among the royalty peaks, Island peak and Mera Peaks are the most popular mountain peaks of Nepal which are located in the Everest Region. There are more than 90 peaks that are available for climbing which require a royalty fee along with atleast one Nepali member in the climbing troupe. 

How to choose a peak? 

Choosing a mountain to climb is not easy, especially if you’re just thinking of starting  on a mountain climbing journey. For beginners, in general the royalty  free- peaks are recommended as they are relatively low altitude and do not require as much mountain climbing skills. They will give you an introduction to the many facets of mountain climbing. However, even for these mountains you will be needing to be physically fit and able bodied. 

For more experienced climbers, there is no “one-size-fits-all”. Depending on how fit you are and your previous mountain climbing experience as well as your time and budget constraints as well as your personal preference. Our experienced guides will discuss and help develop an itinerary to make your mountain climbing experience a memorable one. 

Best time for mountain climbing 

In general, Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October) seasons are considered the best for mountain climbing in Nepal, however different regions of Nepal have local variation in weather which needs to be taken into account. During these so called goldilocks seasons, the temperature is neither too hot or cold , and there is very low chances of rain or snow making your climbing experience as hassle free as possible. 

How to climb mountains in Nepal

As mentioned previously, you are required to be physically fit to attempt mountain climbing in Nepal. After being declared to be physically fit, you will have to obtain climbing permits through us, given by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. For the permit you will have to declare and provide all your personal information.

Climbing peaks required a license holding Sherpa to guide you through the climbing process.

You will be needing climbing gears which you can bring yourself. However climbing gears are available for purchase and hire in Nepal as well. You will be guided in the usage of the climbing equipment from our guides and also the safety protocols that have to be followed during the climb. 

Many peaks will have you go from the base camp to the summit and back on the same day so be prepared! 


Information on Royalty Peaks and Size of Expedition 

  • More than one team may be permitted to climb Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) by separate routes in one season.
  • A royalty of US$ 50,000 has been fixed for Sagarmatha for a team consisting of 7 members. The team may include 5 more members provided if it pays extra US$ 10,000 for each additional member. The royalty includes trekking fee of the team members. The team members will be granted three months visas. Additional US$ 20,000 will have to be paid by the team willing to scale Sagarmatha by normal South East Ridge route.
  • In all regions including Khumbu, an expedition team can have up to 7 members for minimum royalty, and 5 more members for the additional royalty.
  • The team already permitted to scale Sagarmatha will have to pay US$ 10.000 if it intends to change the ascent route. It will have to pay additional US$ 20.000 if it intends to change the ascent route to normal South East Ridge route.
  • For peaks other than Sagarmatha, the team will have to pay additional 25% of the royalty in US dollars to change the ascent route.
  • Expedition team must complete all necessary administrative formalities and procedures in order to take back the garbage of the expedition team to their respective countries, after the completion of the expedition. Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation will take necessary monetary deposit from them, which will be refunded after the dispatch of garbage from Nepal.

    Mera Peak Climbing - 17 Days

    Island Peak Climbing - 15 Days

    Island peak climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

    Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

    Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing ‐ 18 Days

    Chulu East Peak Climbing and the Annapurna Circuit - 22 Days

    Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa Pass - 23 Days

    Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trekking - 18 Days

    Pisang Peak Climbing - 18 Days

    Naya Kanga Peak Climbing - 15 Days

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Peak climbing in Nepal

Island Peak climbing

Per Person
15 Days
Lobuche Peak Climbing with EBC
Peak climbing in Nepal

Lobuche Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek

Per Person
18 Days
Peak climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbng

Per Person
23 Days
Peak climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak Climbing

Per Person
17 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

Per Person
19 Days
Peak climbing in Nepal

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

Per Person
20 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

One Day Mera Peak Climbing

Per Person
1 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

One Day Island Peak Climbing

Per Person
1 Days