Trekking peak

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The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized the mountains of Nepal into various classifications, one of these being called trekking peak or Group B Climbing Peak as per the NMA. A trekking peak is a mountain under 7,000 metres (22,970 ft) that is considered climbable by anyone with a moderate amount of mountaineering experience and skills. While some can be climbed without crampons or an ice axe, most require use of this equipment. In order to attempt a trekking peak, a climbing permit (non-refundable) must be obtained from the NMA in Kathmandu. Peaks above 7,000 m are categorized as expedition peaks and demand much higher permit fees.

The trekking peaks of Nepal are as follows:[1]

Peak metres feet
Chulu East 6,584 21,601
Chulu West 6,419 21,060
Ganja-la Chuli (Naya Kanga) 5,844 19,173
Hiunchuli 6,441 21,132
Imja-tse (Island Peak) 6,189 20,305
Khongma-tse (Mehar Peak) 5,820 19,095
Kusum Kangru 6,367 20,888
Kwandge 6,011 19,721
Lobuje 6,119 20,075
Mardi Himal 5,555 18,225
Mera Peak 6,476 21,247
Paldor Peak 5,928 19,449
Pharchamo 6,187 20,298
Pisang Peak 6,091 19,983
Pokhalde 5,806 19,048
Ramdung 5,925 19,439
Shigu Chuli (Fluted Peak) 6,501 21,329
Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) 5,500 18,044

As of 2014, climbing permits cost $350 USD for one to four members, an additional $40 USD each for the next four members and $25 USD each for the final four members. Maximum team size is 12 members. A $250 USD refundable garbage deposit must also be made with the NMA.[1]

The Himalayas of India offer trekking peaks which are open for climbing. These peaks are located in huge Indian Himalayas and are not required to be booked with Indian Mountaineering Foundation or to pay royalty. Although some peaks are located in inner line, meaning close to border thus due to security reason, permissions and permits may be required from local civil or army authorities. Also, some peaks may be out of reach from foreign climbers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NMA Peaks". Nepal Mountaineering Association. Retrieved 2008-09-05.