So you finally decide to put your busy life on hold for a few weeks to go peak climbing in Nepal and the majestic Himalayas. However, with the myriad of peaks out there, you’re at a loss as to which peak would be suitable for you.
Then, you search online for “climbing peaks in Nepal”, which eventually leads you here. Fear not, dear reader, for here at Trekbooking, we have the inside scoop on all major peaks in Nepal and love sharing our knowledge.
The following article will provide you with a snapshot overview of the top 10 best climbing peaks in Nepal. After having read the article, you should be able to make you pick, ensuring that you select the climbing peak suiting exactly your needs!
Firstly, what is a ‘climbing peak’ in Nepal?
It is a peak under 7,000 metres that is considered easily climb-able by anyone who is physically fit, without specialized equipment or training. So, a climbing peak combines the joy of proper mountaineering with ‘relative’ ease of ascent, which is why they’re very popular among trekkers in the Himalayas (ice axes etc are still required for many of them!).
The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is responsible for classifying certain peaks as trekking peaks or group B climbing peaks.
Difficulty wise it should be noted, that the fact that a climbing peak in Nepal is classified as ‘Easy’ does not mean the trip, climb, and itinerary is very easy. It means that you still have to be rather fit, but, that you do not need to have any previous mountaineering experience.
How much does climbing cost?
Since all climbing peaks fall under the same group, group B, climbing any of them costs the same in terms of NMA fees. Basically, for up to 4 climbers, the price is $350, and $40 extra for each additional climber up to 8 climbers. For a team of 9 climbers, you need to pay $535, with $25 extra for each additional climber up to 12 climbers.
In addition to these fees, you also need to deposit $250 for garbage disposal, which will be refunded at the end of your trek.