Top 5 Difficult Peak Climbing in Nepal

  • Apr 23, 2023
  • Jyoti Karki

Nepal, a country in the Himalayas, has long been a climbing mecca. Because of Nepal's unique land geography compared to the rest of the world, climbing here is an adventurous sport. It also is known as the "Land of the Himalayas." Numerous people come here every year for a variety of activities. In fact, Nepal is home to 8 out of 14 Mountains which are above 8000 meters. Nepal is very well known for its Himalayas, which are part of the Greater Himalayas; there are 1310 peaks in Nepal that are higher than 6000 meters, and 90 summits that are higher than 7000 meters. 414 of the summits on these mountains are already accessible for ascent.

Peak Climbing in Nepal is a great way to get started in mountaineering. Undoubtedly, climbing is an art that demands conquering challenging climatic, temperature, lighting, and other conditions. The greatest way to understand climbing is to evaluate your ability to overcome different barriers you come across and do so in order to submit them. Climbing is not as easy; it requires a lot of strength, more force, endurance, and improved technique but Nepal features a peak for climbers of every skill level, from amateurs to experienced mountaineers. Officially, climbing peaks are divided into Trekking peaks & Expedition Peaks by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Peaks that can be reached by trekking are rated as being fairly moderate and don't require much technical climbing knowledge. On the other hand, expedition peaks are quite difficult and require professional climbing ability.

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Mt Ama Dablam Expedition (6,812 m)

Ama Dablam is one of the hardest peaks ever, open for climbing. People often refer to it as the beautiful mountains from all over the world. According to some, the Ama Dablam is the Alpine of the Himalayas. It is really difficult to reach the top with a climbing grade TD. As a climber, you will encounter icy cliffs and snowy slopes along the way. The third most sought-after climbable summit in Nepal is this one. However, this is a lengthy journey. Different permits from Immigration must be issued by you before you begin the climbing journey. 

Location: Solukhumbu

Evolution: 6,812m

Best Time: Spring and Autumn/Fall

Difficulty Grade: TD (Extremely Difficult) 

Singu Chuli Peak Climbing (6,501 m)

Singu Chuli Peak also commonly known as the Fluted Peak is a very fascinating peak in Nepal for climb from a scenic and climbing aesthetics perspective. This beautiful peak is situated in the center of the Annapurna Range inside the environs of Annapurna Sanctuary. Singu Chuli Peak Climbing is for people who want to advance their technical climbing abilities and who have aspirations of reaching summits at higher altitudes. 

The Singu Chuli Climb has a technical section that is a little difficult and necessitates some skill to get through. Only those with prior alpine and ice climbing experience can be successful in this phase, which is a vertical wall very close to the peak. So while the peak trip is undoubtedly difficult, you will undoubtedly gain the necessary experience for your next climbs. Beautiful trek events, including stunning surroundings and a lot of mountain scenery.

Location: Annapurna Sanctuary

Evolution: 6,501m

Best Time: Spring and Autumn/ Fall

Difficulty Grade: Strenuous ( Difficult level of climb)

Mount Pumori (7,161 m)

Pumori peak standing at an altitude of 7,161 meters, is referred to as "the daughter of the Himalaya" and is situated between Tibet and Nepal. One of the most notable of the seven thousand peaks is the Pumori mountain, which is located in Nepal's Solukhumbu Region. Any climber or trekker with sufficient expertise is advised for this adventure because Pumori is a technical summit.

Mt. Pumori (7161m/27,494ft) will put your fortitude and overcoming skills to the test, but like all mountains, the rewards will more than make up for the effort required to reach the summit. Mount Pumori is located in the Mahalangur Himal, which stretches from Nangpa La Pass between Rolwaling Himal and Cho Oyu to the Arun, on the Nepalese border in the Himalayas.

One of the most beautiful vistas of Mount Everest and an incredible perspective of Tibet, including the Rongbuk glacier, can be seen from Pumori. Although the peak has been reached from both the Southeast and the Southwest, the Southeast is the preferred approach.

Location: Solukhumbu (Nepal and Tibet Border)

Evolution: 7,161m

Best Time: Spring and Autumn/Fall

Difficulty Grade: Strenuous 

Gangapurna Expedition (7,455 m)

Another impressive peak in the Annapurna Range, Gangapurna, is one of the stunning mountains at a height of 7,455 meters. Gangapurna peak can be found  north of Annapurna mountain, between Annapurna III and Tilicho peak. With a lot of snow and numerous technical aspects, the Mount Gangapurna Climb adventure tour is regarded as being highly demanding and challenging. Climbers looking for adventure should take advantage of the Gangapurna Climbing chance. to realize a lifetime goal by getting the best climbing experience possible on the well-known and intriguing Mt. Gangapurna.

Gangapurna Peak Climbing offers one of the best panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu (8166 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Tilicho peak (7134 m), Pisang peak (6091 m), Chulu west peak (6419 m) and many other mountain peaks as well.   The trekking routes to Gangapurna pass by the Annapurna protected area, a stunning ascent to the summit, then take a different route to complete a round of the Himalayas. Because Gangapurna is a technical summit, the trip will require both physical and mental stamina. This trip to Gangapurna offers pure nature, historic Himalayan pathways, breathtaking mountain ranges, and a wide variety of vegetation and biodiversity.

Location: Annapurna Himalayan Range 

Evolution: 7,455m

Best Time: Spring and Autumn/ Fall

Difficulty Grade: Challenging and Difficult climb

Annapurna South Expedition (7,219 m)

One of the stunning 7000-meter mountains, Mount Annapurna South (7219m), is situated north of the tourist destination Pokhara. The Annapurna Himalaya ranges' center contains Mount Annapurna South. The Kali Gandaki gorge, which separates the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and is the deepest in the world, is east of Annapurna South, which is situated on the 55-kilometer-long Annapurna Himalayan massif. Mount Annapurna South is one of the members of the world's tenth-highest mountain chain, the Annapurna Mountain Range  (8091m).

Location: Annapurna Region 

Evolution: 7,219m

Best Time: Spring and Autumn/Fall

Difficulty Grade: Extremely Difficult 

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Jyoti Karki

Jyoti Karki

Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.