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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

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RankPeak Elev-Ft Section Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Island Peak20,226Schedule B1558441991-11-24
2.Mera Peak21,247Schedule B3488162017-11-11
 Chulu East21,601Schedule B33920 
 Singu Chuli21,329Schedule B1770 
 Hiunchuli21,109Schedule B14401 
 Cholatse21,073Schedule A22600 
 Chulu West21,060Schedule B3710 
 Langshisa Ri21,037Schedule A29920 
 Kusum Kanguru20,889Schedule B25160 
 Ombigaichen20,801Schedule A10170 
 Chekigo20,531Schedule A26800 
 Larkya Peak20,502Schedule A10470 
 Parchamo Peak20,299Schedule B8431 
 Kwangde Ri20,295Schedule B14630 
 Nirekha20,207Schedule A16370 
 Kyazo Ri20,180Schedule A27260 
 Lobuche West20,161Schedule A9060 
 Boktoh20,138Schedule A11420 
 Lobuche East20,075Schedule B9153 
 Pisang Peak19,984Schedule B28051 
 Yubra Himal19,843Schedule A2230 
 Abi19,826Schedule A13880 
 Phari Lapcha19,741Schedule A15320 
 Ramdung Go19,439Schedule B8041 
 Paldor Peak19,344Schedule B25460 
 Naya Kanga19,236Schedule B8960 
 Kongma Tse19,190Schedule B1081 
 Pokalde19,009Schedule B8509 

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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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