Peak Climbing

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While trekking is the favored adventure sport in Nepal, another popular activity includes peak climbing. This activity has quickly become one of the prime attractions of Nepal As well. Being nestled in the Himalayan region, Nepal is home to a number of peaks.

As per the Himalayan standards, there are a total of 33 trekking peaks in Nepal that are considered to be minor peaks for climbing. They are regulated by the Nepal Mountaineering Association under Nepal’s tourism policy. This Association is responsible for issuing special climbing permits for these peaks.

The Challenges You Will Face

These mountains offer incredible opportunities for the climbers. Of course, one of the challenges that climbers will face in these peaks is the snow and the ice. This can be quite a technical challenge. The peaks start at a height of 5500 meters and can be as high as 6654 meters. In order to climb and conquer these peaks successfully, trekkers and climbers must be sufficiently acclimatized to the challenges.

These peaks can also serve as a good introduction to mountaineering for those who would like to try that activity. These peaks are cheaper than such expectations. Moreover, they can serve as an informal method for experiencing the challenges that can be presented by high altitude expeditions.

Some of the routes for these trekking peaks tend to be relatively easier. In order to conquer them, you need little to no technical equipment or experience. However, there are others which present a significantly more difficult challenge as you have to climb over ice, snow and rock.

Trekking Peaks Grading System

The Himalayan peaks cannot be categorized with the help of normal gradating systems due to the unique challenges present. The major challenges presented by these peaks are rarely technical nature. The challenges are more about acclimatization. The altitude is high and the height difference between the base camp and the summit is rather large.

Nonetheless, the French Alpine grading system is commonly used here.

F: Easy short slopes that range up to 30 degrees.

PD: Slopes are up to 40 degrees and mostly scrambling ground.

AD: Slopes are 45 to 50 degrees and some climbing on snow, ice or rock is required.

D: Sustained pitched climbing and slopes are 50 to 60 degrees.

TD: Serious technical climbing is required and possibility of vertical ice.

ED1: Sustained overhanging or vertical sections can be expected.
ED2: This is an open-ended series that tends to get harder every generation.

Best Nepal Trekking is a local travel company that has been authorized for organizing such adventure and climbing trips. We are also a general member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. We can organize peak climbing trips in Nepal. We will provide all necessary guidance and equipment during the trip. During your peak climbing trip, you will be accompanied by expert climbing guides and support teams who can help you reach your destination. Our considerable experience in organizing peak climbing expeditions has enabled us to tailor and customize a trip that can suit your abilities, interests and time frames. If you have any special requests such as vegetarian food, please mention them while booking a trip.

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Challenges

Generally short treks of duration not more than 10 days with average walking of 4-6 hours a day with maximum altitude gain of 3500m. Suitable for those people who do not have any previous trekking experience, but still want to see the country side, himalayan scenery, meet and interact with local culture.
The treks covering altitude of 4500m with some longer and shorter walks of 6-7 hrs a day. Moderate treks are with duration of 10 days to 2 weeks in the mountains, suits for people of all ages with good physical fitness.
The trek involves some steep ascents and descents, throughout high passes and involving glacier crossings. Usually you will trek 6 to 8 hours a day. The highest elevation reached is around 5500m & trekking duration can be 2-3 weeks.
This grade will involves the altitude ranges above 5500m to 6000m plus with 7 hrs of walking a day. It covering very remote areas, walking over snow covered high passes with the need of climbing equipment.
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