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There are several lesser peaks in Nepal that are accessible for ascents. Some are fairly well known such as Pisang in Manang and Island Peak in the Khumbu. The peaks above a certain altitude cannot legally be climbed unless you have paid a fee and gotten a liason officer, the right insurances and what not.
At the same time, these peaks are not that difficult and a well-equipped and well trained and acclimatized trekking crew can do it. The highest trekking peaks area about 6500 meters, most are in the 5500 range. The best and safest bet is to join an established trekking peak tour and leave the bureaucracy to others. On the other hand, there are some very nice, remote spots in Nepal that have fantastic legal peaks, but not any commercial tours to take you there. The solution is to get it organised by yourself.
You first step will be to check if you are physically ready for something like that. Second, you check the web site of Nepal Mountaineering Association (see below) and scan for all the regulations and options. NMA administers the trekking peaks and live off the fees and proceeds, so they are very interested in seeing you off on one of "their" peaks. So, if interested, start off from this VT page!
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