Thursday, October 8, 2009

Peak Climbing

Compared with the full scale mountaineering attempts of the Everest & others to be attempted by highly professional climbers only, smaller peaks offer a less risky but no less adventurous climbing to hardened trekkers & mountaineers alike. Thus, these smaller peaks are called the Trekkers’ Peaks, for they were opened to provide dedicated trekkers an opportunity to attempt mountaineering with minimal costs, and with comparatively little training. However, as Stan Armington cautions in his Lonely Planet travel guide Nepal Himalaya, to call them the Trekkers Peaks may be interesting for the high mountaineers, but nonetheless a misnomer for average trekkers. All these smaller peaks are still higher than the highest peaks in America & Europe. Hence, you need to get some real training on climbing a snow mountain with an ice axe. Still, that’d not be a big deal for daring &dedicated hikers who wish for some extra adventure.There are altogether 33 climbing peaks that can be attempted accompanied by a register guide with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Some Trekkers’ Peak on Nepal’s Popular Trekking Regions:

Annapurna Region:
Hiunchuli 6441 meters
Mardi Himal 5587 meters
Singu Chuli 6501 meters
Tharpu Chuli 5663 meters

Everest Region:
Imja Tse 6189 meters
Khungma Tse 5820 meters
Kwangde 6187 meter
Mera Peak 6476 meters

Langtang Region:
Naya Kangri 5846 meters

Rolwaling Region:
Ramdung 5925 meters

Manang Region:
Chulu East & West Both around 6500meters