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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

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RankPeak Elev-Ft Section Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Chulu East21,601Schedule B33920 
2.Singu Chuli21,329Schedule B1770 
3.Mera Peak21,247Schedule B348816 
4.Hiunchuli21,109Schedule B14401 
5.Cholatse21,073Schedule A22600 
6.Chulu West21,060Schedule B3710 
7.Langshisa Ri21,037Schedule A29920 
8.Kusum Kanguru20,889Schedule B25160 
9.Ombigaichen20,801Schedule A10170 
10.Chekigo20,528Schedule A26770 
11.Larkya Peak20,502Schedule A10470 
12.Parchamo Peak20,299Schedule B8431 
13.Kwangde Ri20,295Schedule B14630 
14.Island Peak20,226Schedule B155840 
15.Nirekha20,207Schedule A16370 
16.Kyazo Ri20,180Schedule A27260 
17.Lobuche West20,161Schedule A9060 
18.Boktoh20,138Schedule A11420 
19.Lobuche East20,075Schedule B9153 
20.Pisang Peak19,984Schedule B28051 
21.Yubra Himal19,843Schedule A2230 
22.Abi19,826Schedule A13880 
23.Phari Lapcha19,741Schedule A15320 
24.Ramdung Go19,439Schedule B9681 
25.Paldor Peak19,344Schedule B25460 
26.Naya Kanga19,236Schedule B8960 
27.Kongma Tse19,190Schedule B1081 
28.Pokalde19,009Schedule B8508 

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List Description

The name "Trekking Peaks" is very misleading, since these are all serious mountaineering objectives. However, the name has long historic usage and I think we are stuck with it.

The summits on this list are special because the Nepalese bureauracy has made their climbing permits relatively simple and inexpensive to get. Most can be climbed in one or two days from a high trekking-accessible base camp, and they provide an way for adventurers who want more than a simple hike to try out a little bit of real Himalayan climbing.

These peaks have elevations in the range of 5800 to 6600 meters. The rules can change frequently, but at present no permits are needed for peaks under 5800 meters, including some summits that were formerly "trekking peaks". All other peaks in Nepal, especially those over 7000 meters, require much more expensive and hard-to-get permits and the accompanying bureaucratic wrangling.

Difficulty-wise, the French Alpine grade on these peaks is usually in the PD range, but some are considerably easier than others. The elevation of these peaks also demands a good acclimitization regime. Many outfitters in Nepal offer guided trips to the "trekking peaks", oftern part of the popular treks to Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest regions.


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