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The peaks are suitable for every travel enthusiast that wishes to succeed in climbing a peak. These peaks are also considered trekking peaks, due to the gentle slope of the terrain that makes climbing a beautiful set of experiences, living the thrill of the expedition. Nepal has more than 297 peaks of an extended 6000m range legally obligated for the expedition. It is the best peak to run for beginning into the mountaineering world which will give you enough exposure to the gears and equipment that mountaineering requires. Although 6000m peaks measure your ability to conquer those peaks. 

Trekking peaks are the beginning of the journey to conquer much bigger peaks with much higher elevations but that doesn't lead you to have easy summits on the trekking peaks. These peaks stand at an elevation above 6000 m which is the highest point from around the world that people have not been standing over them for their lifetime. This makes these trekking peaks to be prepared and be physically and mentally prepared.

How to be prepared for trekking peaks

These peaks are comparatively succeeded in higher ratios due to the stable stiffness that requires less technical skills yet provides good adventure. However, it is to take into consideration the circumstances and difficulties that come unexpectedly during the summit. It is best to prepare for those situations earlier and that will ease your journey in many ways.

Step I: Identify the challenges and problems that you feel might occur during the expedition, the technical aspects of climbing a mountain, these skills can be identified from the internet in brief. Study the peak that will eventually give you head in climbing the mountains.

Step II: Try to make your body favorable to high altitude conditions such may include hikes up to the top of the hill multiple times. That way you will realize the oxygen level you acquire during normal conditions and accordingly change your strategy for gaining those strengths.

Step III: Taking a physical fitness program routinely before 6 months of the expedition.

Step IV: Try aerobic training that uses more than fifty% of your oxygen from the heart which equals the maximum amount of oxygen it can bear in those high altitudes.

Step 5: Get disciplined with the physical fitness program and learn thoroughly about the gears and equipment you use during the expedition.

There are quite an adequate numbers of peaks that are full of adventure and challenges you can overcome, some of them are represented as;

  1. Mardi Himal Peak (5587m/18,330ft)
  2. Lobuche East Peak (6119m/20,062ft)
  3. Imja Tse (Island Peak) Peak (6165m/20,226ft)
  4. Dhampus Peak (6012m/19,724ft)
  5. Mera Peak (6476m/21,247ft)
  6. Chulu West Peak (6584m/21,601ft)

Popular Trekking Peaks in Nepal

1. Mardi Himal Peak

One of the most popular peaks among local and international tourists Mera Peak lies in the Annapurna region alongside the beautiful Fishtail mountain aka Mt.Macchhapuchre. This peak is one of the simplest yet less visited peaks from the 6000m peaks. The route is considerably new to the mountaineers and offers various diversities of flora and fauna alongside the way. Not to mention you will be getting breathtaking views of the Himalayas of Annapurna ranging from the peak including Annapurna and its subsidiary, Mt.Macchapurchre and many more.

2. Lobuche East Peak

On the edge of the tallest mountain in the world lies a beautiful small scaled peak named Lobuche East peak. This peak requires you to be technically skilled as the route towards the peak has different geographical terrains that require mountaineering gears and equipment to pass on the way. This peak gained popularity after Mr. Laurice Nielson and Ang Gyalzen Sherpa successfully climbed on the summit in 1984. 

3. Imja Tse (Island Peak) Peak (6165m/20,226ft)

Island peak traditionally known as Imja Tse peak ‘lies at an elevation of 6189m, lies on the eastern side of the Himalayan range. This peak is specially called ISland due to the fact that the peak is surrounded by glaciers from all sides and it’s considered as an island on the sea of ice. This peak comes under many chives of mountaineers because it provides amazing views of death zone peaks and also provides the necessary experience and preparation to climb onto higher election peaks. Although a bit technical with proper guidance you will be able to reach the summit successfully

4. Dhampus Peak

A short destination from the Tourist Hub of Nepal, Pokhara to the west lies the beautiful and luxurious village settlement Dhampus which resides on the lap of Dhampus peak. Standing at the elevation of 6012m the peak also known as Thapa peak has stood out neighbors of mountain mainly Dhaulagiri being the highlight of all. The trek towards the peak routes on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range which has astonishing views of diverse flora and faunas. The peak has some technical terrain to pass on which requires the use of fixed lines, poles and many more thus with an adequate amount of preparation the summit can be done successfully.

5. Mera Peak 

One of the most popular peaks in 6000m elevation is Mera peak which stands at an elevation of 6476m/21,247ft. It is considered one of the beautiful trekking peaks of Nepal. The Mera peak is a part of the Mahalangur range. It has three subsidiaries namely Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South respectively. Mera peak is the highest among peaks that are described as “trekking peaks” of Nepal. The peak resides in the Mahalangur section of the Everest Region, standing at an elevation of 6,476m, the peak has three subsidiaries namely Mera North(6,476m), Mera Central(6,461m), Mera South(6,065) respectively. It's a moderate level trekking peak, anyone, with the amateur level of trekking experience can climb into the summit. The peaks offers some amazing views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, Mt. Kanchenjunga.

5. Chulu West Peak (6584m/21,601ft)

The Chulu peak standing at an elevation of 6584m lies in the region of Annapurna surrounded by beautiful mountains such as Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manasalu. This peak has long length camps however the technical aspect of the climb isn't as difficult as other trekking peaks. The physical strength of you will decide the ability to climb the summit successfully, so the main aspect of the climbing would be to increase your physical strength.

Mountain Name

Elevation

Location

Best Time

Difficulty level

Mardi Himal

5587m

Kaski

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Lobuche East

6119m

Khumbu

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Island

6165m

Khumbu

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Dhampus

6012m

Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Mera Peak

6476m

Khumbu

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Chulu West

6584m

Manang

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

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