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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: 

Name 

Altitude 

Location

Tent Peak

5663m

Mustang

Mardi Himal

5587m

Kaski

Yala Peak

5732m

Rasuwa

Chukung Ri

5550m

Solukhumbu

Machhermo

5559m

Solukhumbu

Pokhalde

5780m

Solukhumbu

 

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 

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Peak climbing in Nepal

Island Peak climbing

$1895
Per Person
15 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

Lobuche Peak Climbing With Everest Base Camp Trek

$2150
Per Person
18 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbng

$4790
Per Person
23 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak Climbing

$2290
Per Person
17 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

$2500
Per Person
19 Days
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Peak climbing in Nepal

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

$2700
Per Person
20 Days