The 7 Best Climbing Peaks in Nepal Trek

The Seven Best Climbing Peaks in Nepal

Nepal is a home to many majestic and mind blowing Himalayan beauties including highest mountain ranges, short peaks and climbing peaks. Climbing peaks are the peaks having elevation less than 7000 m from the sea level. Anyone who is physically well and might not have taken special training and equipment can also conquer such peaks.
As the saying goes by, “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us”. The monotonous hectic city life can be too much to handle sometimes. In this matter what can be better than a trek to the best climbing peaks straight into the majestic Himalayas. The seven peaks mentioned below are the best of the best climbing peaks to be included in one’s bucket list.

Here are the top listed peak to climb the summit while you are on Nepal Trek.

#1: Island Peak

One of the most preferred trekking peaks by most climbers, Island Peak features a beautiful journey to the Solu Khumbu and Everest region. Also known by the name Imja Tse, it offers an eye-captivating view of many Himalayan peaks including Mt. Makalu and many more.

Climb Island Peak in Everest Trek Island Peak Climbing Mountain in Everest Trek

Climbers will be greeted with some of the highest mountains in the world including tallest of all Mt. Everest, not to mention the nearby 8000ers like Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Mt. Makalu. Thus, this slightly technical yet exciting climb can be a journey worth a lifetime.

Highlights of Island Peak Trip:

  • One of most popular and beautiful climbing peak in Nepal is perfect to Himalayan mountaineering.
  • Surreal view of top highest mountain peaks, glaciers and the glacial lakes.
  • With 99 percent success rate to get summit.
  • Is one of combine journey, the Everest Base Camp Trek.
  • Experience the nature beauties, Himalayan Sherpa culture and remote lands.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Challenging
Highest altitude: 6189m
Climbing days: 1-2 days
Best time: April-May and October-November
Location: Solukhumbu

#2: Mera Peak

Popularly known as Nepal’s highest trekking peak, Mera is an ideal choice for the climbers who want an introduction to mountaineering. Having relatively non-steep slope it is one of the easiest to conquer even after being the highest peak. Mera is a collection of three summits

Mera Peak Summit view from Mera Base Camp Mera Peak summit from Mera Lodge

Mera North, Mera South and Mera central. Located south east to the Island Peak, it is comparatively easier to climb in spite of its elevation and access. The journey to the peak passes through lush rhododendron forests and mystic Himalayan villages making it a beautiful climb to be remembered forever.

Highlights of Mera Peak

  • Experience the highest trekking peak climbing.
  • Surreal view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Tso Oyu, MT. Makalu and other snowy peaks with deep rocky landscape.
  • Wilderness trek experiences to mera la pass and Tangnag-hinku valley from Lukla.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Challenging
Highest altitude: 6476m
Climbing days: 3 days
Best time: April-May and October-November
Location: Makalu Barun National Park

#3: Lobuje Peak

A little more challenging than its neighbor peaks, Lobuje is an exciting and adventurous climb for the people who love to explore the Himalayas. Lobuje peak consists of two separate peaks namely Lobuje east and Lobuje west. The Lobuje West is technically hard to approach for the beginners.

On the other hand, Lobuche East Peak features incredible, surreal views of the surrounding Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Pumori. On the way to Lobuche base camp,we get to catch a glimpse of the famous view point Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and Everest base camp (5,363).

Highlights of Lobuje Peak Trip

  • The great high altitudes climbing peak in Khumbu.
  • Arial views of the Khumbu Himalayas.
  • Great alpine climbing experience.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Adventurous
Highest altitude: 6119m
Climbing days: 3 days
Best time: Mid March to May and October to Mid December
Location: Solukhumbu

#4: Chulu East Peak

A demanding and famous climbing peak in the Annapurna region, Chulu also consists of two separate peaks like the Lobuje peak, namely Chulu East and Chulu West. Both the summits require separate permits to be accessed. Chulu East is a bit more technical and challenging climbs and is recommended for the trekkers with prior experience and excellent physical fitness.

Chulu East Peak Annapurna Chulu East Mountain view from Manang

But the ultimate pleasure of the majestic and panoramic views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range along with the close encounter of Tibet and China at the North makes it worth the struggle. Thus, the Chulu East can be the ultimate climb for those who loves to explore hard-earned success.

Highlights of Chulu East Peak

  • One of the popular climbing peaks in Annapurna circuit trek route.
  • Stunning view of Mt. Annapurna rang, Manang, Nar Phu Valley and Mt. Himlung.
  • Experience the natural beauties, culture and mountaineering knowledge.
  • Trekking in Nepal’s best hiking trail.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Demanding
Highest altitude: 6419m
Climbing days: 6 days
Best time: March-April and October-November
Location: Annapurna region

#5: Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli)

Ranking third in the Nepalese trekking Peaks, Tent Peak locally popular as the Tharpu chuli is the most climbed peak of the Annapurna region. Having comparatively lower altitude and ease of access, it is the best suited trek for those who want to step up from trekking into amateur mountaineering. The major attraction of this climb is the impressive and close up views of the Annapurna along with other such majestic scenery from the top of the summit.

Tent Peak Climbing Base Camp Tent Peak Climbing Base Camp near Annapurna Sanctuary

Highlights of Tharpu Chuli Peak

  • One of the royalty free climbing peaks in Nepal located in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
  • Surreal view of Mt. Annapurna, Glacier, rocky and snowy Himalayan peaks.
  • Trekking and climbing experience through the Nepal’s best trek route.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Demanding
Highest altitude: 5663m
Climbing days: 3 days
Best time: March-June and September-December
Location: Annapurna region

#6: Naya kanga Peak

Locally known as Ganja La Chuli, it is the nearest peak from the Kathmandu Valley situated in the Langtang region and is also a very popular peak for climbing. The journey starts with dense forests of rhododendron, oak and slowly leading to a much rockier and marshy land.

Naya Kanga Peak climbign in Langtang Trekking Route to Naya Kanga Climbing peak in Langtang

As this region is mostly known for the natural beauty consisting of peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and lush vegetation, the trail of Naya Kanga becomes a beautiful And amazing experience for the climbers. With awesome hospitality and the great chance of viewing the mountains, this peak proves its worth.

Highlights of Naya Kanga Peak

  • One of the best and popular and less crowd climbing peaks in Langtnag Trek.
  • Arial views of Langtang Lerung, Langtang valley and other snowy peaks of the trek.
  • Experience the Indo Tibeto Tamang Culture, natural forest hike and the wildlife such as Red Panda.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Challenging
Highest altitude: 5844m
Trekking Days: 14 days
Best time: Autumn and Spring
Location: Langtang region

#7: Larkya Peak

Situated in the western part of Nepal in the Gorkha district, Larkya Peak is one of least climbed in Nepal’s trekking peaks. As the region has very few trekkers and climbers which makes visit more exciting, thrilling and adventurous. The Larkya peak provides an impressive combination of religious heritages, majestic natural beauty and cultural diversity.

Best climbing peak in Nepal Larkya Peak

There are two peaks with the name Larkya which are Sano and Thulo Larkya. Climbing Thulo Larkya can be described as a long walk and climb compared to the Sano Larkya. All in all Larkya Peak can give climbers a lifetime memory of trek and climb with amazing experience of viewing magnificent mountains in the western Nepal remote land.

Highlights of Larkya Peak in Manaslu Trek

  • One of the remote and wildest climbing routes of Nepal in Manaslu circuit Trek.
  • Close view of Mt. Manaslu, glacial lakes, and other snowy peaks from the top.
  • Experience the high altitude climb, natural beauties and the Buddhist culture on the manaslu trek.

Trip Fact
Difficulty: Adventurous
Highest altitude: 6249m
Trekking Days: 18-20 days
Best time: Autumn and spring
Location: Gorkha

Those climbing peaks are popularized by the ranging of altitude and the climbing permits royalty. Although, Nepal has more than 7000 mountain peaks for climbing and many of them are still virgin. So, if you are keen to climb unnamed and virgin peak in the remote area you may get royalty free. Please consult with your operator either with us for all the detail information, climbing rules and the preparation for your climb adventure in Nepal. We are an experience travel entrepreneur always keen to help you always.

The 7 Best Treks in Annapurna

The 7 best treks in Annapurna

Annapurna Region can be described as the home to world class treks every trekker would want to experience. The Annapurna trek routes, lying on the north-central Nepal , the massif of Himalayas comprises of one peak over 8,000 meters (26,247 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (22,966 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (19,685 ft). The massif is 55 kilometres (34 mi) long, and bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River spanning on the north and east, and by Pokhara valley on the south. At the western end, the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary. The entire surrounding area of the Annapurna region is protected within the first and the largest conservation area of Nepal, Annapurna Conservation Area, a land of amazing mountains-capes and lively villages. Mostly known as the trekking region, this conservation area provides trekkers with a wide range of spectacular views, rich culture and heart-warming hospitality. So here we provide the seven world class treks in this region which can be a lifetime experience for daring adventurers. The list below contains the details of the seven top treks within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Treks Overview

Going on an adventure is as good as lying on your bed if the destination fails to entice you. Every trekker would want to experience a journey full of challenges, thrill and awe-inspiring memories to be remembered for a lifetime. Annapurna region can be the ultimate choice for wild wanderers to experience such a raw and rigorous journey worth to be reminisced about.

#1 Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit Trek is a rather controversial as well as an exciting experience one can have on a trip. The trek winds through the world’s tallest mountain, diverse climatic zones ranging from tropical to freezing alpine peaks. Although the trek might have lost a bit of character mainly due to the constructed roads, reducing it to minimum of 12 days.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Thorong La Pass in the clear day

It still is the most preferred trek region .The Annapurna Circuit trek is like a surprise package which gets better in every step for the people who prefer to wander in the wild. The trek truly embodies a fun adventure while crossing the great Thorong La Pass.

Facts about Annapurna:

Location: Central Nepal

Difficulty:Challenging

Trek length: generally 16-20 days

Accommodation: Tea-house

Highest point of trek: Thorong La Pass (5416 m)

Preferred time of trek: September -December and March – May

Start/ End: Besisahar- Bhirethati

Getting to trail-head: Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a 2-3 hour drive

Itinerary for Annapurna Circuit:

Besisahar-khudi- Bahundanda-Jagat-Dharapani-Chame-Upper/lower Pisang-Manang-Letter-Thorung Phedi-Muktinath crossing the Thorung La route-Marpha-Lete-Tatopani-Ghorepani-Birethanti

#2 Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang trek passes through one of the driest regions of Nepal and is best known for the desert beauty, harsh and raw cliff-faced landscapes making it distinct to almost all other treks. The ultimate path to the mysteriously amazing world of the old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang-Lo makes the upper mustang trek a culturally captivating trek. With its rich and complex history, tanned red cliffs and never ending variety of hills of Mustang will take anyone to a heart captivating experience into the middle of wilderness.

Village in Upper Mustang Trek Ghami village in Mustang and Mountain

Facts about Upper Mustang Location: Northern Nepal

Difficulty: Moderate

Trek length: 12-15 days

Trek-type: Tea-house

Highest point of trek: Lo Manthang

Preferred time to trek: March to early November

Start/Finish: Jomsom/ Jomsom

Getting to trail-head: Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a 2-3 hour drive

 Itinerary for Mustang Trek:

Jomsom-kagbeni-Chele-Syangboche-Ghami-Charang-Lo-Manthang-Dhamkar-descend to Syangboche-Chhuksang-Jomsom

#3 Tilicho Lake Trek

With the location in the isolated area of Annapurna region, the trek to the world’s highest lake is one of the most scenic and challenging treks to be experienced. The best part of this trek is the astonishing glimpse of Nilgiri and Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre , Annapurna , beautiful landscapes and valleys. The green dense forests, historic sacred temples, monasteries, artistic waterfalls, lakes and the wilderness add beauty to this adventurous trek.

Facts about Tilicho Lake Location: Manang 

Annapurna Difficulty: Adventurous

Trek length: 12-18 days

Trek-type: Tea-house

Highest point of trek: Thorong La(5416 m)

Preferred time to trek: Spring and Autumn Season

Start/Finish: Chame/ Besisahar

 Getting to trail-head: Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara followed by a 2-3 hour drive

 Itinerary for Tilicho Lake Trek:

Chame-Upper Pisang- Manang Village/GangaPurna Lake-Siri kharka-Tilicho Base Camp-back to Siri Kharka-Back to Manang Village- Besisahar

#4 Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the rawest, exotic and yet to be explored trekking regions which provides a true feeling of wilderness and an extraordinary experience to explore unspoiled valleys. It includes the wonderful Himalayan nature along with the ancient Buddhist culture.Since it has been opened for tourism only since 2003 , the valley has remained undiscovered for centuries and turns out to be a hidden gem for trekkers offering them an opportunity to feel like travelling back to mesmerizing stone villages beneath snow covered Annapurnas.

Facts about Nar Phu Valley

Location: North of Annapurna Circuit

Difficulty: Challenging

Trek length: 16-18 days

Trek-type: Rustic Lodges

Highest point of trek: Kang La pass(5240m)

Preferred time to trek: Spring and Autumn Season

Start/Finish: Koto/Pisang

 Getting to trail-head: a day long drive from kathmandu to besisahar and ahead to Koto

 Itinerary for Narphu Valley Trek:

 Koto-Meta-Phu-Nar Phedi-Nar Village-Ngawal via Kang la Pass-Pisang

#5 Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. This trek consists of diverse terrain, culture and wilderness with the most spectacular view of Annapurna range, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri.A wonderful walk through rich natural paths to experience a magical sunrise through Annapurna base camp is the highlight to this trek.The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying 40 Km directly north of Pokhara, Nepal. The oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4100 meters above sea level. The Annapurna Sanctuary is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 m above sea level.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek                                                     Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Facts about Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Location: western Nepal

Difficulty: Moderate

Trek length: 6 to 8 days

Accommodation: Guest houses

 Preference time of trek: February, March, April (pre-monsoon) and October, November, December (post monsoon)

 Start/finish: nayapul/ Kyumi

Highest point: 4130m

Getting to trailhead: Flight from Kathmandu to pokhara a followed by 2-3 hour drive

Itinerary for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek:

Nyapul-Syauli-Ghandruk-Sinuwa-Deurali-MBC-ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Dovan-Bamboo-Jhinu-Kyumi-Pokhara

#6 Mardi Himal Trek

The Annapurna trekking region has a beautiful peak called Mardi Himal that stands 5,587 meters above sea level. And this trekking adventure takes you to the base camp of this beautiful mountain to be at the elevation of 4,500 meters above sea level. The Mardi Himal trek offers its own unique experience. This trek consists of a diverse landscape consisting of dense forest, lush green valleys, rich flora and fauna, rivers and giant mountains. While being a moderately difficult trek it has such majestic views of the perplexing Himalayas and nature making it worth a walk.

Facts about Mardi Himal Trek

Location: western Nepal

Difficulty: Moderately difficult

Trek length: 5-7 days

Accommodation: Tea houses

Highest point: 4500m

Preferred time to trek: Mid-September to early December and February to April

Start/Finish: Pokhara/Pokhara

Getting to trail-head: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to kande

Itinerary for Mardi Himal Trek:

Pokhara-Australian  camp-Pothana deurali-Forest camp-Low camp-Mardi Himal base camp-Badal dada-sliding-Pokhara

#7 Poon hill trek

The Poon hill trek is one of the easiest treks in Annapurna sanctuary. It is located 270 km west from Kathmandu. The poon hill view point is on the way to Annapurna sanctuary which lies in the centre of Annapurna conservation area. You will follow the ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendrons, forest, rice fields and can enjoy the view of snow-covered mountains.The Poon Hill Trek will definitely make the trekkers enjoy every bit of the journey.

Facts about poon hill trek

Location: Western Nepal

Difficulty: Easy

Trek length: 4-5 days

Accommodation: Guest houses

Highest point: 3210m

Preferred time: March to May and September to November

Start/finish: Nayapul/Nayapul

Getting to trail-head: Kathmandu to pokhara in flight then two hours ride to nayapul

Itinerary to Poon hill trek:

Nayapul-Hile-Ghorepani – sunrise  at  poonhill-Ghandruk – Nayapul-Pokhara

Conclusion of the Annapurna Treks

However, Annapurna region is one of supreme trek destination for people who have passion for hike, culture and admiring the fascinating nature wonders. Even, there are so many things to do while you are on the trek. Much more side hiking places, Ice-lakes, glaciers, hill-top and view point and you can explore the unexplored places such a Lubra Monastery, Shyang Village, Nache Village, Titi-Lake, Kunjo village those are empire soul  and hidden gems of Annapurna Ring. The natural hot spring, World deepest gorge and Rupse water fall and the sunrise view from Poon hill is most not do things in the whole Annapurna around. If you like to know even hand-picked trip plan, updated information and other services for this trek do not hesitate to contact us. Our local expert awaiting for your reply.