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Peak Climbing in Nepal

The trekking peaks of Nepal offer a great potential adventure and exploration and are less expensive than large-scale expeditions. For travelers there are 18 minor peaks open for Alpine climbing. Unique Adventure International provides all kinds of detailed information and logistical support required for climbing arrangements to attempt summits. In spite of the fact that the altitude of the peaks is below 6500m, they offer a serious challenge often passing over rocky, icy and snowy terrain. The use of ropes and other mountaineering equipment is also necessary on these treks. It is strongly recommended that the climbers having technical know-how on snow and ice climbing can attempt these peaks, except for a few easy peaks such as Mera Peak (6476m). The climbing of these peaks is monitored by Nepal Mountaineering Association and is subject to the rules & regulations formulated by this Association.


Trekking peaks in Nepal

Mera Peak Chulu West Peak
Island Peak Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak)
Lobuche East Peak Hiunchuli Peak Peak
Pisang Peak Yala Peak

Climbing Rules (NMA)

Mera Peak
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6654 m (Mera Peak) Oct - May

Mera Peak is one of the most popular of Nepal's 18 "Trekking peak". From the trekker, the walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Inkhu valley is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife including rumored sights of the legendary yeti. About 700 visitors climb the 6654m. As we make our way back down the valley to Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu, you will have completed a demanding trek to achieve the summit of one of the more beautiful mountains in Nepal. Mera peak each year, an achievement that requires for mountaineering skills and a special permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 13 Mera Peak base camp (5,300m)
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 14 Acclimatisation at Mera Peak Base camp
Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutok La pass Day 15 Mera Peak Ascent (6,476m/21,246ft)
Day 04 Pangkongma (2,846m) Day 16 Extra day
Day 05 Nashing Dingma (2,600m) Day 17- Trek back to Thangnak,
Day 06 Chalem Kharka (3,600m) Day 18 Tashing Dingma
Day 07 Chunbu Kharka (4,200m) Day 19 Chetava Kharka
Day 08 Rest day at Chunbu Kharka Day 20 Chuthangma
Day 09 Descent into the Hinku Valley Day 21 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10 Tangnag (4,360m) Day 22 Trek to Lukla
Day 11 Dig Kharka (4,650m) Day 23 Fly back to Kathmandu, stay overnight at hotel
Day 12 Khare (5,100m) Day 24 Leisure day in Kathmandu


Island Peak
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 15 | Total days - 20 Moderate to Strenuous 6,189m. (Island Peak) Oct - May

The region we visit is the Mt. Everest Region, home of the Sherpas, who are familiar with the mountains and climbing has become a part of their life. Their rich culture and heritage is being preserved by them even though there is noticeable development in the region influenced by the visiting tourists. There are wild goats, musk deer, pheasants, and Himalayan cock in the higher places.

You will be trekking the colorful grandeur of the high mountain valleys via sub-tropical pine and rhododendron forests with the views of Mt Everest ( 8848 meters), Cho- Oyu, Lhotse , Ama Dablam etc. You will be visit local monasteries, and you will witness Sherpa culture and hospitality. Namche Bazaar (3,440 meters) is the hometown of the Sherpas and is the gateway of all expeditions in the region. This is a strenuous trek in the Everest Region, crossing the Chola Pass , and ascending Kalapathar lets you acclimatize fully before you attempt the final summit of the Island Peak (Imja Tse). It is normally a non-technical snow climb, except one steep ice or snow climb of about 100 Meters and then to the final ascent of the Peak. Your baggage will be carried either by porters or yaks, so you will be left with your backpack carrying your camera, gloves and wind jacket.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 11 Trek back to Chukung
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 12 Trek to Pangboche.
Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Day 13 Trek to Phortse.
Day 04 Namche Bazzar (3340m) Day 14 Trek to Khumjung.
Day 05 Acclimatization day in Namche Day 15- Trek to Phanking.
Day 06 Tengboche Monastery (3867m) Day 16 Trek to Lukla.
Day 07 Dingboche (4343m) Day 18 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 08 Chukung Day 19 Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 09 Island Peak Base Camp. Day 20 Departure
Day 10 Climb to Island Peak (6189 m)    


Lobuje East
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6,119 m Oct - May

There are two distinct summits to Lobuje Peak - Lobuje East (6,119m/20,070ft) and Lobuje West (6,145m/20,161ft). Although they are connected by a continuous ridge there is a sharp gap and a considerable distance between them. Lobuje is an attractive summit, offering a variety of existing routes and a wide scope for new lines. Seen from near Pheriche, the dark triangle of its rocky East Face rises above the moraines of the Khumbu Glacier to an icy skyline. This skyline forms the South Ridge, the junction of the East Face with the glaciated South-West Face and the line of the normal route of ascent. This in turn leads to the summit ridge running north-west from the top of East Face through several small summits to the East Peak .

Lobuje East:
The true East Peak is quite striking and is reached by descending into marked notch and climbing steep snow/ice slopes to the top. This is rarely climbed and is often mistaken for Lobuje West. Most attempts on the mountain climb the summit ridge only as far as subsidiary snow summit, before the notch, south-east of the true peak.



Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 08 Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 09-11 Lobuche - Kalapattar - Everest Base Camp
Day 03 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding Day 12-14 Climb Lobuche East Peak
Day 04 Namche Bazzar (3340m) Day 15-17 Returned trek to Lukla.
Day 05 Acclimatization day in Namche Day 18- Fly to Kathmandu
Day 06 Tengboche Monastery (3867m) Day 19 Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 07 Dingboche (4343m) Day 20 Departure


Pisang Peak
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6,091m Oct - May

Seen from Pisang peak, the peak rises from yak pastures above the village in a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid, which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope. Looked at from above Ongre the peak is a little more interesting and can be seen as a curved ridge, with face above Pisang peak being the truncated southern end of the mountain. This is made up of steeply tilted rock, the dip slope of which faces the valley and is well seen in this peak and the great rock slabs further down the valley.

The Peak obviously has a lot of scope for exploration and pioneering. The whole of the western flank, which is guarded by a hanging glacier, would appear to offer a considerable challenge, whilst a traverse of the whole summit ridge which connects to a more northern summit before curving back west looks a superb possibility. Access to the western end of the ridge however, looks problematical as the ridge is guarded by huge rock slabs, a feature on this side of the valley.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 13 Trek to Thorong La Phedi (4500m)
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 14 Cross Thorung la (5416 m), and trek to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 03 Drive to Beshi Sahar (6 hours ) and trek to Khudi (790m) Day 15 Trek to Marpha via Kagbeni (2620m)
Day 04 Trek to Jagat (1310m)
Day 16 Trek to Kalapani (2500m)
Day 05 Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 17- Trek to Tatopani (1183m), enjoy hot spring.
Day 06 Trek to Chame (2700m) Day 18 Trek to Ghorepani (2900m)
Day 07 Trek to Upper Pisang (3300m)
Day 19 Trek to Ghandruk village (2000m)
Day 08 Trek to South West Ridge, (5420m) Day 20 Trek back to Pokhara via Birethanti (1100)
Day 09 Pisang Peak Summit (6091m)
Day 21 Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 10 Trek to Kharka Base Camp (4370m)
Day 22 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus/ or flight
Day 11 Trek to Pisang (3200m) Day 23 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 12 Trek to Manang (3440m) Day 24 Departure


Chulu West
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6,419 m Oct - May

Of the two Chulus (East and West), Chulu West is the higher peak. The first ascent in to Chulu West in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition team. It is lies in a small valley north of Manang; off the main trail to the Thorong La. Chulu East was climb by a German Expedition team in 1955 via the North East Ridge. Thus, it is difficult to differentiate between the two Chulus. However, the Chulu group comprises of four peaks: Two in the east and two in the west. There are no technical difficulties in ascending these peaks but the progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions. These peaks are lying together with forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, which in turns is included in the Larger Damodar Himal.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 15 Climb to summit (6419m.) and back to Base Camp
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 16 Trek down to Thorong Base Camp (Phedi) 4500m
Day 03 Drive to Beshi Sahar (6 hours ) and trek to Khudi (790m) Day 17 Cross Thorung la (5416 m) and trek to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 04 Trek to Jagat (1310m)
Day 18 Trek to Marpha via Kagbeni (2620m)
Day 05 Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 19 Trek to Kalapani (2500m)
Day 06 Trek to Chame (2700m) Day 20 Trek to Tatopani (1183m), enjoy hot spring.
Day 07 Trek to Upper Pisang (3300m)
Day 21 Trek to Ghorepani (2900m)
Day 08 Trek to South West Ridge, (5420m) Day 22 Trek to Ghandruk village (2000m)
Day 09 Pisang Peak Summit (6091m)
Day 23 Trek back to Pokhara via Birethanti (1100)
Day 10 Trek to Kharka Base Camp (4370m)
Day 24 Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 11 Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 25 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus/ or flight
Day 12 Trek to Manang (3440m)
Day 26 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 13 Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (4000m.)
Day 27 Departure
Day 14 Trek to High Camp (5000m.)    


Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak)
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6501 m Oct - May

Singu Chuli is located to the north of Tharpu Chuli, across the valley from Annapurna BC in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The approach to Singu Chuli can be across the north-west ridge below the summit of Tharpu Chuli. The peak is normally climbed along the south ridge which is also the approach to Glacier Dome (7202 m). The view from the summit is spectacular with eight peaks higher than 7000 m lining the rim of the Annapurna Sanctuary. For more information we recommend Bill O'Connor's "The Trekking Peaks.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 15 Rest day in Ten Peak High Camp
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 16 Singu Chuli Camp (5,500mt.)
Day 03 Kathmandu-Pokhara (914mt.) Day 17 Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800)
Day 04 Pokhara-Tirkhedhunga (1577mt.)
Day 18 summit (6,501m) - Singu Chuli Camp II
Day 05 Tirkhedhunga-Ghorepani (2675mt.)
Day 19- Macchapucchre Base Camp
Day 06 Poon Hill (3180mt.)- Tadapani (2675mt.)
Day 20 Sinuwa
Day 07 Ghandruk (1950mt.)
Day 21 Extra day
Day 08 Chhomrong (2040mt.)
Day 22 Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Day 09 Bamboo (2340mt.)
Day 23 Pothana (1600m.)
Day 10 Deurali (3230mt.)
Day 24 Trek to Pokhara
Day 11 Annapurna Base Camp (4170mt.)
Day 25 Sightseeing day in Pokhara
Day 12 Rest day in Annapurna Base Camp
Day 26 Drive or fly to Kathmandu
Day 13 Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800mt.) Day 27 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 14 High Camp (5200mt.) Day 28 Departure


Hiunchuli Peak
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6,441 m Oct - May

Hiunchuli lies in the Annapurna range and it is connected to Annapurna South. Discovered by Col. Jimmy Roberts, it is one of the three major trekking peaks within the "Annapurna Sancturary", to be named by Roberts. The mountains of this area are considered the sacred by the Gurungs who inhabit the region. The other two peaks within the sanctuary are Tharpu Chuli ( Tent Peak ) and Singu Chuli ( Fluted Peak ).

Hiunchuli was first summited by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971. Although it is easy to reach the mountain and the popularity of the Annapurna Sancutary with trekkers and climbers, the actual ascent of Hinuchuli is considered one of the most difficult among the trekking peaks. South-East Face Route : The route to base camp starts from Hinko Cave on the Annapurna Sanctuari trail. After establishing the first camp somewhere above the valley floor a further 2 camps are neccessary to make it to the top. Although not technically extreme this route is exposed to rockfall and serac dangers and is a complicated route-finding experience.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 15 Hiunchuli Camp II
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 16 Singu Chuli Camp (5,500mt.)
Day 03 Kathmandu-Pokhara (914mt.) Day 17 Hiunchuli Peak
Day 04 Pokhara-Tirkhedhunga (1577mt.)
Day 18 Annapurna South Base Camp
Day 05 Tirkhedhunga-Ghorepani (2675mt.)
Day 19- Annapurna Base Camp
Day 06 Poon Hill (3180mt.)- Tadapani (2675mt.)
Day 20 Dovan (2630m.)
Day 07 Ghandruk (1950mt.)
Day 21 Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Day 08 Chhomrong (2040mt.)
Day 22 Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Day 09 Bamboo (2340mt.)
Day 23 Pothana (1600m.)
Day 10 Deurali (3230mt.)
Day 24 Trek to Pokhara
Day 11 Annapurna Base Camp (4170mt.)
Day 25 Pokhara
Day 12 Rest day in Annapurna Base Camp
Day 26 Sightseeing day in Pokhara
Day 13 Hiunchuli High Camp Day 27 Drive or fly to Kathmandu
Day 14 Hiunchuli Camp I Day 28 Departure


Yala Peak
Duration Grade (Difficulty) Height of the peak Season
Trek days - 18 | Total days - 25 Moderate to Strenuous 6,145 m. Oct - May

This is a climbing trip in the Langtang valley north of Kathmandu . The climb is easy and suited for anyone with trekking experience. We start in Syabrubesi after a 5 hour drive from Kathmandu and spend five days hiking up the beautiful Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa at 3800 m. Kyanjin Gompa is situated below Langtang Lirung (7246 m) and we spend three days acclimatizing taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. We establish base camp on a meadow at 4800 m and climb Yala Peak the next day. The last 400 m is on ice so we will be using crampons, ice axe and rope. From the summit we can see Shishapangma (8046 m) and the fluted Gangchempo (6388 m). After the climb we return to Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu.


Short Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Day 12 Lama Hotel 2380m 6 hrs
Day 02 Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Day 13 Syabru 2130m 5 hrs
Day 03 Kathmandu to Dhunche by bus 1950m 8 hrs Day 14 Sin Gompa 3350m 7 hrs
Day 04 Syabru 2130m 7 hrs Day 15 Gossainkund 4380m 6 hrs
Day 05 Lama Hotel 2380m 6 hrs Day 16- Ghopte 3260m 5 hrs
Day 06 Langtang 3500m 6 hrs Day 17 Tharepati 3490m 8 hrs
Day 07 Kanjin Gompa 3800m 5 hrs Day 18 Gul Bhanjyang 2800m 6 hrs
Day 08 Rest Day Day 19 Chisopani 2300m 6 hrs
Day 09 Yala Peak 5500m and back to Yak Kharka Day 20 Kathmandu via Sundarijal 1900m 5 hrs
Day 10 Langshisha 4084m 6hrs Day 21 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 11 Kyanging 3800m 5hrs Day 22 Departure