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If you are up for some high altitude trekking, here are a list of 6 fascinating peaks that are waiting for you to climb them:
Want to break the 6000m mark? Island Peak is the perfect mountain for you. Get an up close view of Everest if you can combine it with a warm trip up to Kala Patthar. A journey to Solu Khumbu/ Everest region and a hike via Everest Base Camp is what the popular trekking peak features.
Mera Peak is second most popular trekking peak of Nepal. It is one of the tallest mountain peaks which offers you breathtaking panorama of Nepal’s major peaks, including four nearby 8000ears – Everest, Lhotse, Makalau and Cho Oyu and one in the distance, Kanchanjunga. Most agencies ascend Mera Central rather than the true summit of Mera North. The climb involves ice axe and crampons plus a fixed rope and jumar for the last 30m or so. The recommended acclimatisation period is 12 days from Lukla. Other routes on Mera are more demanding and require extensive mountaineering skills.
LOBUCHE EAST (6,119M)
Lobuche East is one of the most technical and interesting peaks in the Everest region and can be climbed as a side trip from the Everest Base Camp route. It is situated 9 miles southwest of Everest and towers above the Khumbu Glacier and settlement of Lobuche. Lobuche East consists of two peaks – Lobuche East and Lobuche Far East.
This summit is recognized as one of the desired peaks in the remote Rolwaling region of Nepal. The trail is tough and includes isolated territory, back trail into the Khumbu and Tashi Labsta pass – one of the most demanding passes in the Himalaya. Pharchamo is often combined with the nearby peak Ramdung (5,925m) and both are more challenging than most other trekking peaks.
CHULU EAST (6,584M)
Chula East is one fothe highest trekking peaks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. It’s often combined with a nearby summit known as Chulu Far East at 6,060m (they share the same base camp) and these peaks, and Pisang Peak, can be done in just a few days from the iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can enjoy the view of Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manasalu,etc. from the top.
NAYA KANGA (5,844M)
Also known as Ganja La Chuli, Naya Kanga is in Langtang National Park, famous for its natural landscape and mountain scenery yet much nearer Kathmandu than other trekking regions, allowing relatively easy access to its peaks.
Naya Kanga is located in Langtang National Park. It is also known as Ganja La Chuli and is famous for its natural landscape and mountain scenery. It offers relatively easy access to the peaks. From Kyanjin Gompa, the uppermost settlement on of the Langtang Valley Trek, the route ascends through yak pastures and timberland to high camp. The climb is straightforward, with steep sections that require ropes. Many people combine Naya Kanga with nearby Yala (5,732m), another trekking peak.
Courtesy : ww.adventuretravelmagazine.co.uk