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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

Showing Graham Illing's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 28, or 7.14%)

RankPeak Elev-M Section Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.Island Peak6165Schedule B475461991-11-24
2.Mera Peak6476Schedule B1063192017-11-11
3.Pokalde5794Schedule B2599 
4.Lobuche East6119Schedule B2794 
5.Hiunchuli6434Schedule B4391 
5.Pisang Peak6091Schedule B8551 
5.Kongma Tse5849Schedule B331 
8.Chulu East6584Schedule B10340 
8.Singu Chuli6501Schedule B540 
8.Cholatse6423Schedule A6890 
8.Chulu West6419Schedule B1130 
8.Langshisa Ri6412Schedule A9120 
8.Kusum Kanguru6367Schedule B7670 
8.Ombigaichen6340Schedule A3100 
8.Chekigo6258Schedule A8170 
8.Larkya Peak6249Schedule A3190 
8.Parchamo Peak6187Schedule B2570 
8.Kwangde Ri6186Schedule B4460 
8.Nirekha6159Schedule A4990 
8.Kyazo Ri6151Schedule A8310 
8.Lobuche West6145Schedule A2760 
8.Boktoh6138Schedule A3480 
8.Yubra Himal6048Schedule A680 
8.Abi6043Schedule A4230 
8.Phari Lapcha6017Schedule A4670 
8.Ramdung Go5925Schedule B2450 
8.Paldor Peak5896Schedule B7760 
8.Naya Kanga5863Schedule B2730 

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List Description

The name "Trekking Peaks" is very misleading, since these are all serious mountaineering objectives. However, the name has long historic usage and I think we are stuck with it.

The summits on this list are special because the Nepalese bureauracy has made their climbing permits relatively simple and inexpensive to get. Most can be climbed in one or two days from a high trekking-accessible base camp, and they provide an way for adventurers who want more than a simple hike to try out a little bit of real Himalayan climbing.

These peaks have elevations in the range of 5800 to 6600 meters. The rules can change frequently, but at present no permits are needed for peaks under 5800 meters, including some summits that were formerly "trekking peaks". All other peaks in Nepal, especially those over 7000 meters, require much more expensive and hard-to-get permits and the accompanying bureaucratic wrangling.

Difficulty-wise, the French Alpine grade on these peaks is usually in the PD range, but some are considerably easier than others. The elevation of these peaks also demands a good acclimitization regime. Many outfitters in Nepal offer guided trips to the "trekking peaks", oftern part of the popular treks to Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest regions.


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