Since 1978, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has given permission for small scale climbing of 18 +15 peaks without requiring a lengthy application process as it does for major mountains. However, the following are required - a simple application with a preparation fee, equipment, fuel, insurance, date, size of team, guides and porters. The fee is determined by elevation, size of group and degree of difficulty of the peak. Out of all of the peaks, some are more demanding, requiring higher skilled techniques and better equipment such as Kusum Kangru, Lobuje and Amadablum. To climb these peaks we need a safe and well-equipped Base Camp and High Camp are required. Both a climbing permit and a trekking permit are necessary. The trekking company organizes all the necessary things during the peak climbing. The peaks which can be climbed under the trekking peak rules and regulations include: Island Peak, Kwangde, Kusum Kangru, Lobuje Peak, Mera Peak, Pokhalade Peak, Singu Chuli, Hiunchuli, Tent Peak, Chulu East, Chulu West, Pesing Peak, Paldor Peak, Yals Peak, and Paldor Peak
Island peak (6189 meters) is located in the Everest region between the Lhotse Sahar glaciers and the Imja Tse glaciers. They’re surrounded by Glacier Lake, which is why it’s called Island Peak. This is the most visited and popular trekking peak in Nepal because it requires technical expertise to get there
Lobuje East (6119 meters) is located in the Everest region along the normal trail to Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC). It is in between Lobouche and Dzongla and is the most accessible peak because it’s close to EBC. Usually, trekkers sign up for the trek, but then once they reach the peak, they figure why not? Especially, since they’re already there.
Yala Peak (5555 meters) is located in the northern part of Nepal, which is in the Langtang Himalayan Range. The trail follows the Langtang Valley to Kynjin Gumba and has tea house accommodations. Then it heads to the Yala Peak Base Camp where we’ll spend two nights camping in a tent. We’ll follow the same route back. Langtang is the richest National Park in Nepal, which offers wonderful diverse cultures, peoples, geography and flora and fauna.