7000 M

Nepal, the land of the Himalayas, has some tremendous highest peaks around the world which many mountaineers dream of conquering, however, it might not be for everyone. The death zone peaks aren’t as easy to conquer though you cannot experience the same thrill as of death zone mountains; it provides the equivalent adventure when climbing on 7000m peaks. There are more than 72 peaks over 7000m permitted to climb by the Government of Nepal, those being some of the most admirable and beautiful mountains. These peaks are not as glamorous as 8000m peaks but a true admirer of mountains definitely looks up to summit these peaks even though they have quested the almighty peaks over 8000m.

The 7000m peaks are absolutely a great start for conquering the mighty death zone mountains because it provides the much needed practical experience of using different climbing gears and equipment such as the use of a Climbing harness, Crampons, Ice axe, Carabineers, Trekking poles, hose and regulators and many more. This is a perfect blend of looking to thrive on 8000m peaks and the experience of climbing a beautiful mountain of above 7000m.

How to select your 7000m peak

Climbing a peak isn’t a matter of a joke, it could be very hard and full of obstacles even though the peaks might have different elevations, being anywhere from 6000 m to 8000m. The level of difficulty could be higher even in lower elevation peaks if not properly trained or prepared before the actual summit. This looking after your physical and mental state you would be recommended to summit any peaks above 7000m as permitted by the Government of Nepal.

Step I: Research the difficulties and technical aspects of the mountains that you are planning for the summit. These peaks have been climbed previously and you will have adequate resources available on the internet to understand the technicality and level of difficulty one might have to face during the climbing period. 

Step II: Try to understand your body adaptation, analyze how your body reacts to different elevations. Try hiking landscapes of different elevations and understand the problems that have been bothering you during that period. The body reacts differently from person to person in certain elevation, look after your physical and mental state on those types of elections.

Step III: Work on your physical strength, increase your muscle's ability to withstand for a longer period of time even if the oxygen level drops by one-third which is quite a normal factor in high altitudes. Get engaged in aerobic activities before 6 months of climbing, running, swimming, soccer, marathons, hiking, and any other activities that boost up your physical strength.

Step IV: Look after guides that will possibly help you in different circumstances despite being completely prepared for the peak you always have to train consideration about the worst possible case. Select a guide of your preference that you think might be able to help you during tough times and the most important thing is the person you can trust on.

Step V: Be completely prepared for climbing and look after your essential gears and equipment needed to climb the peak. Look after positive factors in you and mainly believe in yourself, your hard work, and the dedication done in the last year of preparation.

Despite having numerous mountain peaks here are some of the top adventurous 7000m peaks that are more popular among mountaineers and that you can dream of climbing to the summit:

  1. Khangsar Kang Peak(7,485 m/24557.087ft)
  2. Gangapurna Peak (7455m/24,458ft)
  3. Putha Hiunchuli Peak (7246m/23,772ft)
  4. Pumori Peak (7161m/23,494ft)
  5. Tilicho Peak (7134m/23,405ft)
  6. Baruntse Peak (7129m/23,389ft)
  7. Himlung Himal Peak (7126m/23,379ft)
  8. Lhakpa Ri Peak (7045m/23,000ft)

Popular 7000M peaks in Nepal

1. Khangsar Kang Peak 

Khangsar peak, unlike any other 7000m peak, is considerably less discovered and often remains less crowded during any time of the year. This peak can be done with minimal off efforts beside the summit. The trek towards the peak lasts generally up to 5 hours on a daily basis which isn’t a big deal for mountain climbers. The trail passes through the corners of the Trishuli rivers that facilitates a scenic drive until the trekking trail starts. 

2. Gangapurna

Gangapurna lies on the Annapurna range of the Greater Himalaya. This mountain peak is one of the more isolated peaks of the Annapurna region with the stunning views of, AnnapurnaII, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Manaslu. The level of difficulty is moderate and requires a general 4-5 hours of the trek on a daily basis. The peak is situated between Annapurna III and Tilicho peak. The climb is an absolute package of the Annapurna circuit trek and peak summit. This is a collective experience of climbing onto one of the toughest peaks on the Annapurna Range

3. Tilicho Peak

One of the most beautiful peaks to observe because of its glamorous lake residing on its lap namely Tilicho Lake lies west of the capital Kathmandu. The peak was discovered during the time of the first summit above 8000m peaks, Annapurna I. This peak is considered one of the challenging peaks in 7000m elevations, the trail passes through the Annapurna Circuit in coordination with Marsyangdi valley arising from the peak. The peak is astoundingly satisfying to watch due to the reflection it carries from freshwater Tilicho Lake. 

4. Putha Hiunchuli

The mountain peak standing on the outermost part of the Dhaulagiri range is Hiunchuli. This peak is more remote to the other peaks and less visited due to its difficulty in climbing. The level of technicality is intensely high for this level of a peak, it has a steep and technical ridge on the way. The route however will be practiced on safe and adventurous standards. The camps on the peak are long-distance, which makes the level of difficulty higher and requires tremendous physical strength.

5. Baruntse Expedition

One of the best expeditions to do at 7000m elevation is Baruntse, residing just in between Lhotse and Makalu the view from the top is astounding with Himalayan ranges of the Everest region. The peak is covered in two-phase climbing Mera peak on its route which is a fascinating expedition in itself, it did to acclimatize on the way for Baruntse. The route to the peak is mostly icy and snowy. This peak is relatively more constant yet proper guidance is needed for ensuring safety.

5. Pumori Peak

Pumori is named after in remembrance of the daughter of Goerge Mallory the traditional meaning in Sherpa language translated to loving daughter. It is one of the most challenging expeditions above 7000m standing just west of the world's tallest and mightiest mountain Mt.Everest. This peak is not

 for newbie mountaineers and definitely requires previous experiences of mountain climbing. Technical skills are needed with the immense physical and mental strength to walk to the amazing geographic terrains of the peak. The view from the peak remains spectacular with mesmerizing views of Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Everest.

 Here is the summary for some of the popular climbing peaks above 7000m elevations;

Mountain Name

Elevation

Location

Best Time

Difficulty level

Khangsar Kang

7134

Myagdi/Kaski

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Gangapurna 

7455

Gandaki Province

Spring and Autumn

Moderate

Tilicho 

7455m

Manang

Spring and Autumn

Challenging

Putha Hiunchuli

7246m

Gandaki Province

Spring and Autumn

Challenging

Baruntse

7129m

Makalu Barun National Park

Spring and Autumn

Challenging

Pumori

7161m

Khumbu Region

Spring and Autumn

Challenging

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