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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

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

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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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