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Nepal "Trekking Peaks"

RankPeak Elev-M Section Prom-M Ascents
1.Chulu East6584Schedule B9970
2.Singu Chuli6501Schedule B540
3.Mera Peak6476Schedule B106314
4.Hiunchuli6434Schedule B4391
5.Cholatse6423Schedule A6890
6.Chulu West6419Schedule B1970
7.Langshisa Ri6412Schedule A9120
8.Kusum Kanguru6367Schedule B7670
9.Ombigaichen6340Schedule A3100
10.Chekigo6257Schedule A8160
11.Larkya Peak6249Schedule A3190
12.Parchamo Peak6187Schedule B2570
13.Kwangde Ri6186Schedule B4460
14.Island Peak6165Schedule B47537
15.Nirekha6159Schedule A4990
16.Kyazo Ri6151Schedule A8310
17.Lobuche West6145Schedule A2760
18.Boktoh6138Schedule A3480
19.Lobuche East6119Schedule B2793
20.Pisang Peak6091Schedule B8551
21.Yubra Himal6048Schedule A680
22.Abi6043Schedule A4230
23.Phari Lapcha6017Schedule A4670
24.Ramdung Go5925Schedule B2950
25.Paldor Peak5896Schedule B7760
26.Naya Kanga5863Schedule B2730
27.Kongma Tse5849Schedule B331
28.Pokalde5794Schedule B2598

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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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