A journey that comprises primarily of hiking with a few days of mountaineering is known as a trekking peak. Trekking peaks typically require climbing a glacier to a high camp, then engaging in some tough climbing on the summit day. Are you prepared to advance your hiking? There are 28 trekking peaks that can be reached without an expedition permission, according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). All of the trekking peaks are lower than 7000m (22965 feet), and the majority of them are inexpensively accessible to anyone with some mountaineering skill. Here is a list of the top trekking destinations in Nepal that scream for adventure.
Mera Peak (6,476m/ 21,247ft):
The highest peak in Nepal for trekking is Mera Peak (6476m), according to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). One of the most acknowledged and well-known trekking peaks in the Makalu Barun region, this peak rises south of Mount Everest. There are two peaks on Mera. Most groups tackle the gentler peak, which is reached by ascending a higher route to the eastern peak, which rises to a height of 6461 meters (21,197 feet), with a steep final 20 meters or so. The genuine summit, which is 6476 meters/21,246 feet, can either be reached via a drop and traverse, which is above the capabilities of most climbers at this point, or by first climbing a lower, more westerly route out of the high camp for an arduous climb to the true summit. Keep in mind that these two routes are crevassed.
Island Peak (6,189m/ 20,305ft):
The most popular trekking peak in Nepal is Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, since it resembles a ship floating in an ice sea. Shipton gave the peak its name because he thought it resembled “an island in a sea of ice.” If it weren’t for the fact that up to 80 people every day, during the busiest season of October to November, manage to reach the summit, finding a route there might be a difficulty in and of itself. Given that Island Peak is located in the Everest region and that the path to its base camp begins in Lukla, it is simple to reach. The main difficulties are the summit’s snow and a lack of acclimatization.
Lobuche East (6,119m/ 20,070 ft):
One of the most challenging and difficult hiking peaks in the Everest region is Lobuche (sometimes spelled Lobuje) East, which, like Island Peak, can be scaled as a detour from the Everest Base Camp route. The mountain, which stands over the Khumbu Glacier and the town of Lobuche, is less than nine miles southwest of Everest. It has two peaks: Lobuche East and Lobuche Far East, a fictitious peak. More than 1,600 climbers reached the top of Lobuche East in 2021, a trekking peak that is often reached along the south ridge. A ridge that is just over a mile long connects Lobuche West to the other expedition peaks. This is the hardest hiking peak that regular commercial groups try, and only a small number of groups reach the actual summit. Even fewer groups reach the false summit, which is located along a precarious ridge. Instead, once they reach the summit ridge, many climbers halt. Follow the right skyline down from the summits; that is when the terrain changes to rock (and is under 6000m). Although there are some parts of muddy seracs that necessitate two axes, front pointing, and belaying, the overall average angle of the climb is not difficult, in some cases, the ridge route is simpler.
One of the most challenging trekking peaks is Cholatse, a steep walled summit. It’s not for beginners because it draws mountaineers from all over the world. It can be seen from Gokyo Ri and may be reached after several days of walking from Lukla by dividing the Gokyo and Khumbu Valleys. The summit was the final named mountain in the Khumbu Region to be scaled, and it wasn’t reached until 1982 when the first climbing permission was obtained.
Pisang (6091m / 19,970ft):
Pisang Peak, one of the 414 Himalayan peaks that are accessible for mountaineering, is a popular 6000-meter trekking peak and one of the most challenging rock and ice climbing summits in the Annapurna region. A hanging glacier protects the mountain’s western flank, which presents a significant challenge suitable for more experienced climbers. For those who are already adequately acclimatized, the travel from Manang takes 3+ days total. At 5200 meters, there is a high camp, and the higher ridge is protected by a commanding rock outcrop above that. It requires a little more effort to reach the top than Island Peak..
Naya Kanga (5844 M):
Naya Kanga, also known as Ganja La Chuli, lies in Langtang National Park, which is renowned for its natural beauty and mountain splendor. It is considerably closer to Kathmandu than other trekking areas, making it possible to reach its summits relatively easily. The Langtang Valley Trek’s highest point, Kyanjin Gompa, is where the path ascends through yak meadows and forest to high camp. The climb is simple, but there are some steep spots that need for ropes. Naya Kanga is sometimes combined with the adjacent Yala (5,732m), another trekking peak. Also consider trekking through the picturesque villages of the Yolmo people and experiencing their distinctive Buddhist culture by crossing the exhilarating Ganja La high pass (5,106m), which separates the Langtang Valley from the tranquil Helambu region.
Pachermo Peak (6,187m/ 20,298ft):
South of Tashi Labtsa Pass is the pleasant, uncomplicated snowy summit known as Pachermo 6187 Peak. This Peak can only be reached by hiking through the pristine Rolwaling Valley and is situated in a wilder and isolated area. The broken glacier at the foot of the Tashi Labtsa Pass accelerates the north-northwest ridge that runs up this mountain. A crevasse erupting from the rocky bracing above the Drolambau Glacier in the west breaks up the outside rim’s regular tilt. This peak is ideal for trekkers who want to go through a remote terrain without coming into contact with many other enthusiastic hikers but still want to get a view of the mountains in the Rolwaling Region and the Everest region.
Saribung Peak (6328m / 20,761ft):
Near the Nepal/Tibet border, northeast of Lo-Manthang, in mid-western Nepal, is an expedition known as Saribung. Saribung is located in the Damodar Himal, a remote area of the Mustang region. You will have a fantastic opportunity to discover the distinctive Tibetan plateau of the Himalaya and the settlements behind the Lo-Mangtang Mountain during your adventure. It is difficult with challenging passes, but is a simpler alternative for individuals who have previously summited other 6000-meter peaks.