For many mountaineers worldwide, climbing the Himalayas is their dream. With more than 1300 peaks and the world’s highest mountains in its possession, Nepal can make those dreams come true. After the first ascent to Everest in 1953, the climbers of the world discovered the wonderful climbing opportunities in Nepal.
The peaks we are discussing on this site are not Everest, Cho Oyu or Manaslu, but peaks with a little lower height and which are easier to climb. “Easier” might be an understatement, since some of these peaks still require serious climbing skills and amateurs should not attempt to climb these towers of nature. These peaks are often called “the trekking peaks of Nepal” by some of the western writers, but this would not give enough honor to the peaks. Most of the peaks are higher than those in Europe and Africa and some of them do require serious technical climbing skills which only professional mountaineers possess. For the first time climbers there are also enough peaks which can be concurred with a general good fitness and basic climbing skills.
Peak climbing in Nepal is a combination of ascending the high peaks and climbing through wild and virgin alpine regions. Regular trekkers don’t walk on these trails and so this expedition will be a true bliss for you. As a member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) we can provide you with the right permits to access these regions and mountains.
At Api Himal we believe that the quality of your guide and the trekking/climbing arrangements will determine the success and enjoyment of your trip. We believe we have both in our possession, because we only use highly trained and skilled climbing guides (mostly Sherpas) with plenty of previous climbing experience. We also don’t shorten your acclimatization period so that we can maintain the schedule of the original itinerary. We also don’t shorten budget on the staff just to make the costs lower. We will give you the best trip you can imagine for the best price and without compromising any of the basics.
Note that not all the peaks are open for climbing and out of the 33 peaks that are open, we have selected some of the most popular once on our site. If you would like to know more or inquire about other peaks, please contact us.
This peak offers an enjoyable climb the peak, also provides some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu. If the peak can be likened to an Island in a glacial sea, than the main land forms a semicircle of cliffs that rise in the north to the rugged summit of Nuptse (7879m/ 25850ft), Lhotse (9501m/27870ft), Lhotse middle peak(8410m/ 27590ft), as yet still unclimbed and Lhotse Shar (8383m/ 27503ft). To the east, rising above the frozen waves of the Lhotse Shar glacier View More
where the hillsides are still densely forested and a need to be self-sufficient is essential. There is also, of course, the pleasure of going above 21,000 feet. View More
Mt. Tukche is a spectacular peak situated in front of Dhaulagiri 1 and the Annapurna range. Tukche was first climbed by a Swiss team in 1969. Due to its remote location and the seriousness of the terrain, the area is seldom visited by commercial trekking groups. As far as risk factor is concerned, the expedition to Tukche Peak is regarded as 'low risk'. Our summit attempt for Tukche Peak begins once we reach Hidden Valley BC. View More
This peak is one of the popular and challenging trekking peaks in the Everest region will b e followed by the classic Everest route, Gokyo lake, Cho-La pass, Everest Base Camp and then to Lobuche East Base camp. After everyone ready for the ascent we start as early as possible gaining the south ridge as angled rock leads onto the first snow, then we follow this arÍte as it snakes its way to join the summit ridge. Lobuche is ideal as a last big trekking peak challenge View More
Chulu East (6,584 m.) is situated high above the Manang valley with breathtaking views across to the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorong La, before descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara. The climb is technically straightforward and you should be familiar with the use of your equipment View More
Chulu Peak is situated to the north of the Annapurna range, and is an ideal summit for those wanting to extend their climbing experience beyond the trekking peaks of the Everest region. It is a prominent peak in the Manang Himal range, rising majestically from the semi-arid flatlands of the Manang valley, in the mid northwest region of Nepal. At 6410m Chulu West is the highest peak in the Manang Himal range and is also considered on of the most beautiful. View More
Yala peak is a part if the Langtang Himal which is located at the center part of Nepal.The base camp of Yala Peak is Kyangjin Gompa (3749m/12300 ft). Yala Peak is a fantastic beginner's mountaineering trip, to one of Nepal's easier trekking peaks. Just to the north of Kathmandu in the Langtang region, this 5500 meters peak is situated in a beautiful valley of rich grazing pastures and Tamang people. From Katmandu we drive to Dhunche or Syabrubesi, and after three-day's View More
Singu Chuli (6,501 m) was formerly known as Fluted Peak. Wolf Noyce and David Cox using the North-East Face and the top section of the East Ridge, made the first ascent of this peak. This mountain has proven to be very difficult to climb for most commercial climbing groups who have tried to concentrate on Tent Peak. Singu Chuli is the first summit on the long ridge cascading down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome), which separates the South and West Annapurna Glaciers. View More
Seen from Pisang 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 the faces above Pisang being the truncated southern end of the mountain. This is made up of steeply titled rock, the dip slope of which faces the valley and is well seen in this peak and the great rock slabs View More
Ramdung Go 5925m. This little peak, full of snow, is fascinating the Mt. Gauri Shanker over looking Tibet. This is the only trek you can do with two permits: Climbing & Trekking. Cross Tisang la 3303mt. Food pass and descent into Rolwaling valley, visit the large lake of Rolwaling Region. View More
Dhampus peak situated in the Dhaulagiri range is becoming one of the popular peaks in the area. This is not a technical peak however may need to be acclimatized before you try to ascend it. Before ascending the peak, a trek to Thorang Pass (5416 m.) is advisable which helps you to be acclimatised. From Pokhara, you may take a flight to Jomsom (2250 m.) and make a side trip around for acclimatization propose or alternatively you can trek from Nayapul to all the way Tukche View More
Pachermo peak lies to the south of Tasi Lapcha proving an attractive mountain as a straightforward snow peak. While approaching the mountain we follow Everest Base Camp trek from Lukla to Namche Bazaar. We follow the trekking trail to Thame and then Thengpo to Ngole to set up the base camp on the moraines ( 5,100m.). As we climb we arrive at another possible campsite but not advisable to set up the camp due to rock falling danger. We continue climbing north-east View More
Hiunchuli, at a height of 6,441 meters, forms a massive south-facing wall together with Annapurna South. Its eastern face overlooks the Modi Khola and guards the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. An American Peace Corps Expedition, via the southeast face, first climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971. The mountain is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. Even though it offers major new route potentials View More
Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak 5,663m. is situated in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary and is among the few snow-clad summits at this height range in Nepal. This peak offers an ideal opportunity for those who want to summit a Himalayan peak, but who may otherwise be hesitant to try a higher peak as a Himalayan debut. Besides providing an interesting climb combining glacier travel, face climbing and tiptoeing on knife ridges, a climb on this mountain offers an unparalleled view View More