Popular Climbing Peaks in Nepal

Popular Climbing Peaks in Nepal

Popular Climbing Peaks in Nepal

Nepal is one of the popular destination for mountaineering expedition and peak climbing, since 1310 peaks above 6000 meters are located in this small country known as “country of Himalayas”. Among them 15 peaks are classified as climbing peaks by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).


What is Climbing Peak?

Peaks below 7000 meters in height and considered easily climbable by anyone who is physically fit without specialized equipment and training. Peak climbing in Nepal add more adventure and joy for trekkers because it combines both trekking and mountaineering experience. People need not have previous mountaineering experience to do alpine climbing, so this activity is suitable for all levels of climbers from amateur to professional.

Himalayas of Nepal offers wide range climbing peaks. However, Varying on the difficulty and remoteness all peaks are not suitable for you. Depending on your set of skills, time and preference you need to choose peaks for climbing. Some of the popular trekking peaks are listed below with necessary details.


Island Peak(6,189 m/ 20,305 ft)

Overview of island peak

Height: 6189 m/ 20,305 ft

Region: Everest/ Khumbu Region

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 16 days and above

Best Season: April-May, October-November

Accommodation:  Tea house Lodge and Camping

Route:Kathmnadu-Lukla-Namche-Tyangboche-Pangpoche-Dingboche-chhukang-Base Camp.


island peak

Island peak (6189 m/20,305 ft) is also known as Imja Tse is slightly technical yet challenging climbing peaks. Imja Tse is one of the main trekking peaks in the Everest Region with an impressive glaciated west face rises from the Lhotse Glacier. Despite of little technical aspects needed, island peak is not a difficult for beginner climbers. A hike via Everest base camp allows for proper acclimatization before the actual ascent. Extraordinary scenery of Himalayas like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Kala Patthar, Ama Dablam provide extra pleasure for climbers in high Himalaya region.


Mera Peak

Overview of Mera peak

Height: 6,476 m/ 21,247 ft

Region:Everest/Khumbu Region

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 18 days and above

Best Season: September- November, March-May

Accommodation: Tea house Lodges and Camping

Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Chutanga-Tuli Kharka-Tashing Ongma-Tangnag-Dig Khare-Mera Peak Base Camp


Mera Peak in Everest region


Mera peak is another very popular climbing peak in Everest region. This peak is famous as Nepal’s highest trekking peaks and can be excellent choice for those who need rehearsal for mountaineering. Mera is actually the collection of three summits: Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South. Spectacular views of three of the highest peaks on the earth- Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest in your backyard from Mera Peak is great experience for everyone. Mera peak is less accessible and the route to the highest mountains therefore gives a slightly more expedition kind of feeling. This is straightforward ascent to the summit but proper acclimatization needed for climbers.


Chulu West Peak

Overview of Chulu West peak

Height: 6,419 m/21,055 ft

Region: Annapurna

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 21 days and above

Best Season:

Accommodation: Lodges and Camping

Route: Kathmandu-Besisahar-Ngadi-Jagat-Dharapani


Chulu Peak view from West


Chulu west is a peak in a Annapurna region, in close proximity to the Thorong La Pass. Although chulu west requires some basic skills, it is technically more challenging and demand longer hike before the ascent. Chulu west is recommended for trekkers with excellent physical condition and some previous climbing experience. However, once you get to the top, a mesmerizing views of the nearby Dhaulagiri and Entire Annapurna ranges. If you are looking for an adventure along with trekking, it is a great addition to the Annapurna Circuit Trek.



Overview of Lobuche peak

Height: 6,119 m / 20,075 ft

Region: Everest/Khumbu Region

Difficulty: Moderate-Streneous

Duration: 19 days and Above

Best Season: March-May, September-November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Namche-Thame-RermoPokhari-Gokya-dzonghla-Lobuche base camp.


Lobuche peak in Everest region


Another climbing peak in Khumbu region, Lobuche peak features close views of the highest peaks Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse,Cholatse, Ama Dablam,  pumori and etc. During the ascent to the Lobuche peak climber will pass the famous view point Kala Patthar and Everest base camp. Although Classified as same grade as Island peak on alpine climbing grade, this summit is more challenging than both neighbours Island and Mera peak.


Pisang peak

Overview of Pisang peak

Height: 6,091 m/ 19,983 ft

Region: Annapurna

Difficulty: Moderate-Streneous

Duration: 17 Days and Above

Best Season: March-May, Sepetember -November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and camping

Route: kathmandu-Besisahar-Ngadi-jagat-Dharapani-Chame- upper Pisang- Pisang Peak Base Camp


Pisang Peak in Annapurna Region



Pisang Peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal lies in the Annapurna region rises opposite of Annapurna II (7937 m). Pisang Peak climbing combines the trekking in Annapurna Region and ascent to Pisang peak. This peak is relatively more technical than other climbing peaks, so you need to be physically fit and preferably have some previous climbing experience.  The majestic view of Annapurna Range, Manaslu, Tilicho, Manang valley and marshyangdi valley from the top of the peak makes this trail worthy. Passing Thorong La pass and Muktinath visit after the descent is another highlight of this climbing trip.


Chulu East

Overview of Chulu East peak

Height: 6,584 m/ 21,602 ft

Region: Annapurna

Difficulty: Moderate-Streneous

Duration: 22 days and More

Best Season: March-May, September-November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: kathmandu-Besisahar-Syange-Ngadi -Tal- upper Pisang- Manang-Yak Kharka- Chulu East Base Camp


Chulu East Peak


Chulu East Peak is situated at north part from Annapurna Base Camp and high above the Manang Valley where you can experience the most wonderful mountaineering and climbing activities. This ascent is combination of trekking around Annapurna massif and climbing High passes like Thorong La Pass. This trail offers an amazing landscape, diverse culture, people and their lifestyle, deepest gorge, lush forest and fascinating mountains to make one of the adventurous and memorable journeys.


Mt. Ama Dablam

Overview of Ama Dablam peak

Height: 6,812 m/ 22,349 ft

Region: Everest/Khumbu Region

Difficulty:  Strenuous

Duration:25 Days and More

Best Season: April,May, September,October

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazar-Debuche-Pheriche-Ama Dablam base Camp


Ama Damlam in everest Region


Ama Dablam is popularly referred as the “Matterhorn of the himalaya” offers everything from snowy slopes and ice coated granite to gentle climb with stunning views of numerous peak of the Khumbu region. Mt. Ama Dablam is more like a expedition peak rather than trekking peak, so it is very difficult to climb and requires a high level of technical skills.


Yala Peak

Overview of Yala peak

Height: 5,520 m/ 18,110 ft

Region: Langtang Region

Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Duration: 15 days and More

Best Season: April,May,October,November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: kathmandu-Syabrubesi-lama Hotel-Langtang Valley- Kyanjin Gompa-Yala Peak Base camp


Yala Peak Langtang Region


Yala Peak is located in langtang region, near the kathmnadu valleu and offers one of the easiest climbing. It will be fir for beginner climbers without any mountaineering experience.  Langtang reason is easily accessible by ground transble from Kathmandu. Yala peak, non technical peaks offers excellent views of Shishapangma (8,027 m) – the highest mountain that entirely lies in Tibet. This climbing offers picturesque langtang valley with unique Tibetan culture, famous Kyanjin Gompa  and additionally Gosaikunda lake trek .


Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak)

Overview of Tharpu Chuli peak

Height: 5,663 m/ 18,579 ft

Region: Annapurna

Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Duration: 18 days and more

Best Season: March-May, September-November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: kathmandu-Pokhara-Naya Pul-Ghandruk-Chhomrong-Dobhan-Deurali-Machhapuchhre Base Camp-Annapurna Base Camp-Tent Peak Base Camp


Tharpu Chuli- Tent peak in Annapurna Region


Tharpu chuli also known as tent Peak lies in the focal point of the Annapurna Range, and offers a wide view of the entire Annapurna region and some of the highest peaks of the world. Due to comparatively low altitude and ease of ascent, this peak is most climbed peak in Nepal. Along with the summit you will also experience the trekking in Annapurna base Camp.


Singu Chuli

Overview of Shigu Chuli peak

Height: 6,501 m/ 21,329 ft

Region: Annapurna

Difficulty: Moderate-Streneous

Duration: 21 Days or Above

Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and camping

Route: kathmandu-pokhara-Tolkha-Jhinu Dada-Dovan-Machhapuchhre Base Camp- Annapurna Base Camp- Tharpu Chuli Base Camp- Singu Chuli Base Camp


Shigu Chuli Fluted peak in Annapurna


Singu Chuli also Known as the Fluted peak situated in the Annapurna Region adjacent to Tharpu chuli and Annapurna II.  Singu chuli involves a long and onerous climb up on heavy snow ridge. This peak is very difficult to climb evn for the most professional climbers, so climbers need to be physically fit and have some knowledge of Mountaineering. This peak climbing trail involves a walk along the Modi River which passes through Annapurna and Tharpu Chuli Base Camp. Typical Gurung and magar culture around the trails is another attraction in this trip.


Kusum Kangru

Overview of Kusum kangru peak

Height: 6,367 m/ 20,889 ft

Region: Everest/ Khumbu Region

Difficulty:  Moderate-Strenuous

Duration: 18 days and Above

Best Season: September-December, March-May

Accommodation: Lodges and Camping

Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Chutanga-Tuli Kharka- Tashing Ongma- Tangnag- Kusum Khangru Base Camp


Kusum kangru of Everest Region


Kusum Kangru is situated in Khumbu region separates the valley of Dudh Koshi from the Hinku Drangka. In Sherpa language, kusum kangru means “Three Snow-White Gods”, which refers to the triple summit mountains.  This peak is the main source of the Kusum Khola which flows westward to merge into the Dudh Koshi River at the village of Thado Koshi. Kusum Kangru is categorized as Trekking peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association, but this peak provides mountaineering challenges. This ascent  is technically very challenging so this peak is only suggested for those climbers who have enough alpine trekking and mountaineering Experience.  During the trip to Kusum kangru peak climbing you would cover the areas like LUkla, Chutanga, Tuli Kharka, Tashing Ongma and catch spectacular views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Thamserku, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and so on.



Overview of Kwangde peak

Height: 6,011 m/ 19,721 ft

Region: Everest/Khumbu Region

Difficulty: Moderate-Streneous

Duration: 17 days or above

Best Season: Mar-May, September-November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding- Lumding Kharka- Pokhari Camp- Kwangde Base Camp


Kwangde Ri Peak in Everest Region


Kwangde Peak is also known as Kongde Ri, situated at north of gateway of Everest – Namche Bazaar.  Kwangde Ri Peak is an impressive peak with multi summated ridge. All of the routes for ascent of this peak is very difficult and requires advanced technical expertise for climbers. This trip provides the opportunity to see rarely visited Lumding Kharka. All peaks of this route are above 6000m, which provides the proper acclimatization before the ascent.  You will get the chance to explore and indulge in natural wilderness and pleasant of Khumbu area.



Overview of Pharchamo peak

Height: 6,187m / 20,298 ft

Region: Rolwaling Region

Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Duration: 22 Days and Above

Best Season: March-May, September-November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route:kathmandu-Charikot-Dolakha-Piguti-Suri Dobhan- jagat-Simagaun-Kharka-Beding- Na- Tso Rolpa- Yalung Ri Base Camp- Drolumbau Glacier- Pharchamo Base Camp


Phachermo Peak


Attractive snow capped Pharchamo Peak lies in south of Tashi Lapcha Pass in Rolwaling Region.  This peak is first climbed in 1955.Pharchamo peak is straightforward snow peak with a well defined ridge rising from the fissured glacier. Rolwaling valley is main access to this peak, though this route was closed in 1980s due to dangers to crossing the Tashi Lapcha. The alternative route is from the khumbu region via Namche Bazar and Thame. We follow the Rolwaling valley trekking trail after crossing Tso Rolpa Lake before reaching the Pharchamo base Camp. Main Attraction of pharchamo peak is panoramic views of mountains like Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Menlungtse and so on.

Ganja-la Chuli

Overview of Ganjala Chuli peak (Naya Kanga)

Height: 5,844 m/ 19,173 ft

Region: Langtang Region

Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Duration: 18 Days and More

Best Season: September-November, April-May

Accommodation: tea House lodge and Camping

Route: Kathmandu-Dhunche-Syabrubesi- Lama hotel-Kyanjin Gomba-Ganjala Chuli Base Camp.

Ganja-La-Chuli (Naya Kang) Pek in Langtang region


Ganja La Chuli is also known as Naya Kanga located in Langtang Region. Naya kanga is the easily accessible peaks from Kathmandu which rises at the south of Langtang valley and Gosaikunda Lake. Ganja la Chuli peak climbing offers the beautiful panoramic views of Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Shishapangma(8,013 m), Yala Peak(5,520 m), Langshisa Ri(6,427 m) and so on.


Paldor Peak

Overview of Paldor peak

Height: 5,896 m/ 19,344 ft

Region: Ganesh Himal

Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Duration: 13 Days and More.

Best Season: March-May, September-November

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge and Camping

Route: Ktm-Dhading-Ankhu khola-Rigaon-Jaralang-Sertung-Krarka-somdang-Jastha Khani-Paldor Lower base Camp-High Camp

paldor Peak in langtang Region


Paldor peak lies at Ganesh Himal region, north-west of Kathmandu valley.  Paldor peak remains one of the least climbed peaks in Nepal, though it provides real adventure and memory for climbers. It was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 via North-East Ridge. Along with peak climbing you also get the chance for trekking in Ganesh Himal Region, one of the popular trekking hubs in Nepal. The trail pass through the Typical Tamang Village, great Himalayan landscapes, beautiful waterfalls and lush green terraces.


Climbing Peaks in Nepal is not only limited to the above mention peaks, but it definitely gives the Overview for you. If you want to climb any trekking peaks in Nepal, we Himalayan Holidays Nepal ready to assist you in every aspect.