72 peaks are above the 7000 meter in Nepal.
Mountains above 7000 meters and below 8000 meters are considered as technical mountain and best for preparation climbing object for successful 8000 meters peaks. In Nepal, there are 414 peaks opened by Government of Nepal for climbing purpose. Among them 72 peaks are under the category of 7000 meter peaks.
There are different kinds of peaks among the 72 peaks in the seven thousand meter category. Some are easy to climbing and some are challenging one. For the beginner climber’s easy peaks are suggested to climb and expert climbers challenging peaks are good to climb.
Nepal government categorized climbing permit fee in two brackets as 7000m-7500m is in one price bracket and 7501m-7999m is in another price bracket. The cost of your permit depends on the season that you climb in also. The cost of your 7000m permit depends on the exact height of the peak. Another important policy of Nepal Government is below the age of 16, the climber is not permitted to climb the 7 thousand climbing peak. For peaks above 6501m you need a liaison officer. The government has implemented a policy for safety and preservation reasons that any peak over 6501m cannot be climbed without a liaison officer. The liaison officer must go with the group and return with the group at the end of the expedition. They have to stay at the base camp and ensure that the team does not attempt any other route, leave trash, and paint the rock and that they respect the culture of the local territory.
Some popular 7000 m. peaks climbing in Nepal are as follows:
Himlung Himal (7126m/23,379ft):
Himlung is located in the western part of Nepal. Himlung Himal is situated just above the ancient Tibetan village of Phu which is officially opened in 1992 for foreign expeditions and trekkers. This region is still a restricted area and climbers are required to get a special restricted area and climbing permit to enter. The peak was first climb by Mr. Akio Koizumi from Japan on 3 October 1992. Now this peak is popular among the climbers as a preparation of Everest climbing.
Putha Himchui Peak (7246m/23,772ft):
Putha Hiunchuli (7246m/23,772ft) is the westernmost peak of the Dhaulagiri range. It lies to the west is Annapurna South and Ganesh Himal. Putha Hiunchuli is the last 7000m peak marking the end of the snow-capped range; it is also sometimes referred to as Dhaulagiri VI. In this area Snow Leopard can be found during the trip.
Churen Himal Peak (7385m/24,229ft):
Churen Himal 7371m (24,183ft) in Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is popular climbing peak above 7000 meters. It was first climbed by the Academic Alpine Club of Shizuoka Expedition team in 1970 by Mr. Kr. Fukui and K. Hasegawa. Churen Himal has three pinnacles which are called: Churen West 7371m/24,183ft., Churen Central 7375m/24,196ft and Churen North 7371m/24,183ft. Churen Himal was closed for climbing for some time and after the several request, Nepal Government has oped for climbing again.
Gangapurna Peak (7455m/24,458ft)
Mt. Gangapurna (7455m/24,457ft) is located between Annapurna III and Tilocho Peak peak in Annapurna Himalayan range. Mt Gangapurna was first climbed Gunther Hauser a member of German expedition team 1965 via the East Ridge. Gangapurna is another 7000 meter peak for climbing in Nepal.
Baruntse Peak (7129m/23,389ft):
Baruntse (7129m/23,389ft) peak is located very close to Mount Everest and Mount Makalu. Baruntse expedition is a month long adventure and an extraordinarily aesthetic objective for peak climbing in Nepal. Baruntse first became famous when a New Zealand expedition including Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow summited the peak on May 30, 1954 via the Southeast Ridge. For the remote and isolated trekking experience this peak location is considered as wise choice.
Tilicho Peak (7134m/23,405ft)
Tilicho peak (7134m/23,406ft) is one of the more attractive 7000m expeditions in Annapurna region. Tilicho peak was first climbed in 1978 by Mr. Emanuel Schmutz from a French expedition team. North West shoulder route is the normal climbing route for the Tilicho Peak. Tilicho Peak is the highest point of the Great Barrier which links Khangsar Kang (7458m) and Nilgiri North (7061m) together. The peak was discovered in 1950 by a team led by Maurice Herzog who was attempting to find Annapurna I. The highest glacier lake Tilicho Lake is formed by the melting ice of Tilicho Peak.