“Trekking Peaks” first came into existence in 1978 when Nepal Mountaineering Association was formed. Eighteen new peaks were opened to foreign climbers with a significantly simpler permit system compared to that required for climbing one of the 104 expedition peaks.
All peaks are under 6,500m, lie close to popular and accessible trekking routes and some amazing climbs of several days can easily be incorporated into any of the wonderful treks in these areas.
And so the name Trekking Peaks came about. However, the peaks listed hereafter span a full range from excellent introductions to Himalayan mountaineering like Mera Peak, Island Peak and the Chulu Peaks, to some extremely challenging climbs, for instance on the north face of Phari Lapcha or Cholatse, which attract the world’s very best climbers.
In 2002, the list of peaks was extended (split into NMA-A and NMA-B lists) offering yet more exciting mountaineering possibilities, many of which are slowly becoming increasingly popular targets for those who want to experience Himalayan mountaineering on a short duration visit.
About Nepal Mountaineering Association
Nepal Mountaineering Association is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political organization working as the national alpine association of Nepal to promote mountain tourism and climbing sports, protect mountain environments and preserve and promote the cultural heritage of mountain people.
More information can be found from the NMA website homepage.