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New Life List: Summit a Himalayan Peak

The roof of the world is open to everyone, and your personal Mt. Everest is waiting.

RESOURCES Getting there Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu (approx. $70/person round-trip; yetiairlines.com) Guidebook The Trekking Peaks of Nepal, by Bill O’Connor ($90; amazon.com) Map Mera Peak Climbing Map ($26; amazon.com) Permit $350 for a group of four; nepalmountaineering.org Guide Erase navigation and gear guesswork with Nepal Vision Treks (offered April-May, Oct.-Nov.). ($2,590; nepalvisiontreks.com)

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Tharpu Chuli (18,579 feet), also called Tent Peak, is a five-day trek from Pokhara. Access the Northwest Ridge route from Annapurna Basecamp. It’s a one-day, 3,000-foot snow climb leading to views of the entire Annapurna range. visitnepal.com/acap

Summit 20,581-foot Parchamo on a climb up 45-degree snow slopes. It’s a day trip from 18,799-foot Teshi Lapcha Pass (some parties camp in a cave here). Most climbers include the summit as a detour on the Rolwaling Valley to Lukla trek. visitnepal.com

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