Peak Climbing

Peak climbing in Nepal Himalayas is a dream for many climbers. With most of the world’s highest mountains and more than 1300 snow-capped peaks, Nepal is justifiably the most popular destination for mountaineering.  After the first ascent on Mount Everest in 1953 climbers from around the world started to learn about amazing summit opportunities in Nepal.

However, the peaks and summits we are talking about are not Everest, Cho Oyu or the Manaslu, but lower altitude peaks that are much easier and quicker to climb.  Often these peaks are referred as “trekking peaks of Nepal” by some western writers as most of them can be combined to your trek to Everest, Annapurna or Langtang region. However “trekking peaks of Nepal” is a misleading and romantic phrase. These “trekking peaks” are all between about 5,500m to 6,600m in altitude and almost all these peaks are higher than the highest mountains in Europe, United States and Africa.  Some of them do require technical climbing skill and only professional climbers should attempt. However, some others can be climbed by first-timers with good fitness and basic climbing skills.  Most of these climbing trips take you through wild and virgin alpine regions out of reach of regular trekkers.

In Nepal, peak climbing is controlled and managed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). As a member company of NMA, we are authorized to obtain climbing permits and operate the climbing expeditions for our clients.

A lot depends on the quality of your guide and the experience and the arrangements of the trekking company for a climbing trip to end successfully.

We believe we have both. We use only highly trained and qualified climbing guides, mostly Sherpas, who have previous climbing experience on that particular mountain. We do not remove acclimatization days to compress the itinerary nor do we compromise on the service staff just to reduce the costs. Without compromising the basics, we always try to provide our climbing clients with the most reasonable cost possible. We work together with you to plan your climbing trip and realize your dream on the summit of a Himalayan peak.

Not all peaks in the Nepal Himalaya are open for climbing. The NMA has negotiated with the government to allow 33 “trekking peaks” to be climbed.  There are 15 Category A peaks and 18 Category B peaks listed on the NMA website:

Langtang Ri has focused upon a selection of these peaks that have proven the most popular peaks with our many past clients.


Activity levels

  • Easy
    This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
  • Moderate
    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
  • Demanding
    This trip grade involves trekking up to 7 hours a day below 5000 meters for the duration of 10 -15 days trip. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
  • Strenuous
    Among the hardest treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however good physical fitness and endurance are required. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 8 / 9 hours in a day. They may also explore very remote regions where camping over multiple nights is required.
  • Challenging
    This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
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