Mountaineering Peaks

Mountain climbing is an adventurous sport for thrill-seekers. The journey through highlands, valleys, and mountains is a sight to behold. So, there are several suitable peaks to choose from, even if you are a beginner or professional. Below, we have suggested the 5 Best Mountaineering Peaks For Beginners in Nepal:

Mera Peak

Experience Level: Novice/ Beginner

Grade: Alpine F

Location: Makalu Barun National Park

Altitude: 6476 m/ 21246 ft

No.of days: 18 days

When to Climb: March to May or September to November

Accommodation: Lodges and camping during the three days climb

Mera Peak is Nepal’s highest trekking peak located in the Barun sub-section and Mahalangur section. The expedition treks and camps you through some truly remote and wild valleys while enjoying the colors of rhododendron and scenic mountains.

Mera Peak climbing is more prevalent among beginner-level climbers due to its non-technical climb. This mountain does not require ice-axes, fixed-line ropes, or other techniques to reach the summit—just a simple old-fashioned steep uphill walk with crampons and mountaineering boots to the top.

It is a good choice for your first attempt to climb a mountain in the Himalayas. The beautiful view of Makalu and Cho Oyu will be the best reward from the summit.

Pisang Peak

Experience Level: Beginner or less-experienced

Grade: Alpine PD

Location: Manang District (Annapurna region)

Altitude: 6100 m/ 20013 ft

No.of days: 14 days

When to Climb: April to May or September to November

Accommodation: Lodges and camping from the BC

Pisang Peak expedition is a beautiful combination of climbing and trekking in the Annapurna region. The trials follow through the adventurous Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Pisang, also known as Jong Ri, is a marvelous mountain in northern Nepal tucked between Manaslu and Annapurna I. This beautiful mountain towers above Pisang village.

Climbing Pisang Peak requires technical features like fixed-line ropes, ice ax, etc., and a good fitness level. The trails take you through icy, rocky, snowy surfaces and many steep stone slopes.

However, the view of the majestic Annapurna ranges, Fishtail, Manaslu, and others make up for the harshness.

Lobuche East

Experience Level: Beginner to intermediate

Grade: Alpine PD

Location: Khumbu District (Everest region)

Altitude: 6119 m/ 20072 ft

No.of days: 20 days

When to Climb: April to May or September to November

Accommodation: Lodges and tented camps

Climbing Lobuche East lets you learn the essential mountaineering skill and sharpen already honed skills. This mountain is a famous trekking peak above the Khumbu glacier and Lobuche village.

Most climbers use Lobuche East to train and enhance their skills before heading for Everest Expedition. The mountain is easily climbable due to its semi-technical section.

To reach the summit, you need to know how to use fixed-line ropes and abseiling. Plus, it has a 60 to 70-degree climb which will be challenging for novice climbers.

Chulu West Peak

Experience Level: Novice to intermediate

Grade: Alpine PD

Location: Manang District (Annapurna region)

Altitude: 6419 m/ 21059 ft

No.of days: 18 days

When to Climb: April to May or September to November

Accommodation: Lodges and camping from Chulu West Base Camp

Chulu West Peak lies in the north-western part of Nepal. The climb lets you experience a thrilling adventure with a close view of Tibetan plateaus and exceptional panoramas of the Himalayas. 

Climbing Chulu West Peak has a non-technical section suitable for beginner climbers. The climb mainly depends on physical strength and endurance.

Moreover, the beautiful view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, etc., from the summit will overwhelm you.

Island Peak

Experience Level: Novice to Intermediate

Grade: Alpine PD

Location: Khumbu or Everest Region (inside Sagarmatha National Park)

Altitude: 6189 m/ 20305 ft

No.of days: 20 days

When to climb?: March to May or September to November

Accommodation: Lodges and Camping

Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is a mountain in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. The beautiful mountain indeed looks like an island tucked away up the Chukkung Valley.

The climb is challenging but graded as semi-technical because climbers need to use fixed-line ropes to summit the peak and rappel to descend it. Imja Tse is smaller than Mera peak, but the final push to the top is challenging, with an almost 90-degree vertical to ascend.

However, it is the best choice for less-experienced or novice climbers searching for a good challenge. It is a trekking peak, so many people climb its summit before climbing the 8000 m mountains.

Moreover, it shares the trail with the Everest Base Camp trek route and offers a more panoramic view of the beautiful peaks.

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