Have you been wondering about the climbing peaks in Nepal? If yes, you must also be wondering about the perfect climbing peak. With over 250 climbing peaks, it must be hard, right? You might be thinking about location, difficulty level, and the number of days of climbing, altitude, and, most importantly, the best time to climb the peaks. With that much to keep in mind, you will be in hassle.
Worry not, we are here to help just for that. So, we have considered the necessaries and taken down the list for you. Here are the 10 best climbing peaks in Nepal.
Source: Eyes On Nepal
Also known as “Imja Tse,” Island peak is set close to the East of Everest Base Camp and the best bet for climbers for a thrilling experience in Nepal. If you are up for it, Island Peak climbing offers you the choice of merging with Everest Camp.
Besides that, you will have the ultimate satisfaction with yourself when you reach the elevation of 6189 m from the sea level looking at the sparkling white snow all around you. Likewise, you can enjoy the majestic beauty of the other Himalayas, including Mount Makalu.
The best time to climb Island Peak is from April to May and October to November.
Considered as the highest climbing peak in Nepal, Mera Peak is another peak for daring climbers. It is situated close to the South-east of Island Peak. You can trek to the base camp from Lukla or travel through Lapacha pass from Chukung.
As you climb to submit of Mera Peak, you will get to enjoy the ultimate beauty of magnificent Everest and Lhotse from the standard elevation of 6470 m from the sea level. Access might be a little difficult. However, the climbing routes are pretty easy.
The best time to climb Mear Peak is from September to November.
Source: Hiking Adventures Treks
Compared to its neighboring peaks, Lobuche is a more challenging peak in the Everest Region and closer to Everest Base Camp. Despite being in the same difficulty level as Island Peak, it offers you something more, which expects past climbing experiences.
Lobuche offers you two different peaks; Lobuche East and Lobuche West. To be precise, Westside is a little harder to approach, which makes Eastside more appropriate for newbie climbers. Once you get to the top of Lobuche East, which is at the elevation of 6119 m, you can adore the marvelous view of Everest’s South-west face along with Makalu and Lhotse.
The best time to climb through the snowy trails of Lobuche East is from Mid-March to May and October to Mid-December.
Source: Mountain Mart Treks
If you are in a tight schedule but still want to experience what the climbing peaks of Nepal have to Offer, Yala Peak is your best option. It is the nearest and the easiest climbing peak close to the north of Kathmandu.
Besides your convenience in climbing Yala peak, you can also get to enjoy the view of Mount Sisapangma, the fourteenth highest peak in the world, located in Tibet. Moreover, you will also get to experience the panoramic view of Langtang range and unique Tibetan culture at Kyanjin Gompa Village.
The best time to climb Yala Peak is from March to May and October to December.
Source: Access Nepal
If you want to spend some time and go for a longer hike to climb through the snowy trails of Nepal, Chulu West is the one for you. Similar to Lobuche, Chulu offers you two summits; Chulu East and Chulu West, which lies in the north of Annapurna Circuit Trail.
Once you get to the top of Chulu West, you can appreciate the mesmerizing beauty of Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I; both of which are covered in sparkling snow. Moreover, Damodar Himal Range and Upper Mustang lie north-west of Chulu. You will be at the elevation of 6419 m from the sea level.
For the best climbing experience, the ideal time to climb through the trails of Chulu West Peak is from March to April and October to November.
Source: Asahi Treks and Expeditions
Similar to Chulu Peak, Pisang peak also lies in the close north of Annapurna Circuit Trail and also above the village of Pisang. Besides that, you will also have the opportunity to travel through the famous Thorang La Pass.
The trek provides you with a thrilling adventure, and it would be better if you had some climbing experiences beforehand. After you get to the summit of Pisang peak through the snowy path, you can enjoy the stunning Manang Valley on the eastern part and majestic view of the entire Annapurna Range on the northern side.
The best time to get climb Pisang Peak is from March to April and September to November.
Source. Peak Climbing Nepal
Standing on the northeast side of Dhaulagiri I, Dhampus Peak is the primary attraction of Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek as many climbers from around the world reach the summit of the Dhampus Peak as a side trip.
When you get to the summit of Dhampus Peak, you will experience an unmatched marvelous view of more than 30 snow-capped peaks. You will be at the elevation of 6012 m and the prominent peaks that you will get sight of include Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Tukuche.
The best time to climb Dhanpus Peak is from March to April and October to November.
Source: Nepal Wildmess Trekking
If you want to blend into the unique culture of Sherpa’s of the Everest Region but with fewer crowds, Pharchao Peak trek is for you. The access to Pharchamo Peak is relatively difficult as you need to traverse Tashi Lapcha Pass from Thame.
Even though it is difficult to access, the snowy path is fairly easy, and you will encounter the biggest glacial lake of Tso Rolpa, which is a part of the trail. As you get the summit of Pokdale Peak set in the elevation of 6187 m, you will be blessed with a brilliant view of Gaurishankar and Everest itself. Besides all these, this region also has the rumor of the legendary “Yeti.”
The best time to climb the Pharchamo Peak is from March to April and October to November.
Source: Book Mundi
Also known as “Dolma Ri,” Pokalde Peak is the shortest climbing peak for only half a day. Despite its short length of the trek, it offers unique, thrilling adventures and fantastic beauty along the path.
Not only along the way, but once you get to the summit of Pokdale Peak, you will witness the panoramic view of Everest itself and other prominent peaks like Makalu, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. You will be enjoying the beauty from the altitude of 5806 m.
The best time to trek through the Pokdale Peak is from April to May and September to October.
Source: Mountain Kick
If you are a professional climber and want some daring climbing experience, Mount Ama Dablam Peak trek is for you. It is said to be the most technical peak ever. Some people call it the beautiful mountains from all over the world or Matterhorn of Himalayas.
The peak will throw you numerous challenging snowy slopes and ice cliffs as a part of your route. And, the climb duration is also long. Despite being very hard to the conqueror, it is the third most popular climbing peaks in Nepal.
The best time to climb the snowy slopes of Mount Ama Dablam is from April to May and September to October.