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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Section Prom-M
(Avg)
Ascents
1.Mera Peak6476Schedule B106317
2.Chulu East6584Schedule B10340
3.Langshisa Ri6412Schedule A9120
4.Pisang Peak6091Schedule B8551
5.Kyazo Ri6151Schedule A8410
6.Chekigo6258Schedule A8170
7.Kusum Kanguru6367Schedule B7770
8.Paldor Peak5896Schedule B7760
9.Cholatse6423Schedule A6890
10.Nirekha6159Schedule A5090
11.Island Peak6165Schedule B47546
12.Phari Lapcha6017Schedule A4670
13.Kwangde Ri6186Schedule B4460
14.Hiunchuli6434Schedule B4391
15.Abi6043Schedule A4230
16.Boktoh6138Schedule A3480
17.Larkya Peak6249Schedule A3190
18.Ombigaichen6340Schedule A3100
19.Lobuche East6119Schedule B2994
20.Lobuche West6145Schedule A2760
21.Naya Kanga5863Schedule B2730
22.Ramdung Go5925Schedule B2650
23.Pokalde5794Schedule B2599
24.Parchamo Peak6187Schedule B2570
25.Chulu West6419Schedule B1130
26.Yubra Himal6048Schedule A680
27.Singu Chuli6501Schedule B540
28.Kongma Tse5849Schedule B331

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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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