Formed as result of a collision between the Eurasian Plate and the Indian Plate that started some 50 million years ago, the Himalayans are the highest and youngest mountain system in the world. It stretches over 2,400kms as a colossal south-facing area between the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers. In the Nepal section alone, there’s a mind-blowing third of 800kms of its central section known as the Nepal Himalayas. Here congregate eight out of world’s fourteen highest peaks, as well as 1,310 peaks over 6000 meters of which 238 are opened for climbing. Here we have listed seven of Nepal’s most beautiful peaks for the avid mountaineer/climber in you.
Moderately technical yet challenging climb, Island Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. If you are looking for a magnificent close-up view of Mt. Lhotse (4th highest peak), there is no better vantage point than top of Island peak. At 6,189m, it features an around 16-days long journey to the Solu Khumbu and Everest region. A hike to Everest Base Camp before the peak ascent is a great route, as it allows enough days for acclimatization. All in all, it is a great peak to climb for first-timers. Click here to know more about Island Peak Climbing
Popular as Nepal’s highest trekking peak at an elevation of 6,476m, Mera Peak is a collection of three separate peaks in Solu Khumbu. The journey to the peak encompasses of around 16-days trek through rhododendron forests and alpine villages which are a treat of their own accord. However, nothing beats the views of three highest peaks – Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Lhotse from top of Mera Peak. Since the route is somewhat inaccessible compared to Island Peak, the climbing will give a more adventurous expedition feeling. Click here to know more about Mera Peak Climbing
Lobuche East Peak
At height of 6,119m, Lobuche East Peak is yet another suitable climbing peak in Everest region with astonishingly close views of neighboring AmaDablam, Nuptse, Everest, and Pumori. On your way up, you will come across the legendary viewpoints of Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp which are some main highlights of the around 14-days long journey. It is moderately difficult but doesn’t demand any specialized training or experience, making it a suitable choice for first-timers.
A splendid peak in the beautiful Langtang region of central Nepal, Yala Peak is an excellent non-technical peak that offers the best views Tibet’s highest peak, Shishapangma. Towering at an elevation of 5,520m, Yaka Peak is also a great vantage point to have close-up views of peaks like DorjeLakpa, Langtang Lirung, and Gangchepo. The around 10-days long journey is also a good opportunity to explore ancient and alpine Nepalese hamlets that are heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
Chulu West Peak
Located in the beautiful Annapurna region in western Nepal, Chulu West is famous for the mesmerizing views of the nearby Annapurna one and Dhaulagiri. Tall at an elevation of 6,419m, Chulu West demands some basic experience with crampons and ice axes. Due to its certain degree of difficulty, it is an expedition-style peak to satiate your thirst for adventure and thrill. It is also a great extension to the amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek. Click here to know more about Chulu West Peak Climbing.
Towering above the picturesque Pisang village in Annapurna Conservation Area, Pisang Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Annapurna region. At height of 6,092m, it is comparatively more technical when compared to other trekking peaks in region and requires previous climbing experience. However, the amazing views of the entire Annapurna range from the tops makes it all worth it. Crossing the enthralling Thorong La Pass, which is also the world’s widest pass, during the ascent is another highlight of this experience. Click here to know more about Pisang Peak Climbing.
Located in the giant Dhaulagiri massif, the less-climbed Dhampus Peak is tucked in the host of amazing western Himalayans. Although not as popular as the climbing peaks from Annapurna and Everest region of Nepal, the ascent o the top of moderately difficult Dhampus Peak is extremely gratifying. It offers magnificent views of as many as 30 mountains, including the likes of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna one, and Dhaulagiri!