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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

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RankPeak Elev-M Section Prom-M Ascent Date
1.Chulu East6584Schedule B997 
2.Singu Chuli6501Schedule B54 
3.Mera Peak6476Schedule B1063 
4.Hiunchuli6434Schedule B439 
5.Cholatse6423Schedule A689 
6.Chulu West6419Schedule B197 
7.Langshisa Ri6412Schedule A912 
8.Kusum Kanguru6367Schedule B767 
9.Ombigaichen6340Schedule A310 
10.Chekigo6257Schedule A816 
11.Larkya Peak6249Schedule A319 
12.Parchamo Peak6187Schedule B257 
13.Kwangde Ri6186Schedule B446 
14.Island Peak6165Schedule B475 
15.Nirekha6159Schedule A499 
16.Kyazo Ri6151Schedule A831 
17.Lobuche West6145Schedule A276 
18.Boktoh6138Schedule A348 
19.Lobuche East6119Schedule B279 
20.Pisang Peak6091Schedule B855 
21.Yubra Himal6048Schedule A68 
22.Abi6043Schedule A423 
23.Phari Lapcha6017Schedule A467 
24.Ramdung Go5925Schedule B295 
25.Paldor Peak5896Schedule B776 
26.Naya Kanga5863Schedule B273 
27.Kongma Tse5849Schedule B33 
28.Pokalde5794Schedule B259 

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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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