Mountaineering

Nepal is mountaineering paradise as there are 8 mountains above 8000m. You have range of choice from Mt. Everest, Makalu or the technical challenge of Lhotse or any other 326 stunning mountains. Mt. Everest, Mt.kanchenjungha, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manasalu and Annapurna are the names of mountains having height above 8000m. Out of fourteen 8,000 m peaks in world, 8 lies in Nepal. Apart from these big eight mountains, there are around 326 mountains which are open for mountaineering expedition. Further, 103 mountains of Nepal are still not climbed or waiting for the first ascent. There is a plenty of opportunities and choice for the mountaineer in Nepal as compared to other countries or region.

The Sherpa people are renowned for mountaineering around the world and they are regarded as the professional for the mountaineering. Their hardworking, bravery and patience is praised all over the world.

Depending upon the height, mountains of Nepal are classified under which authority they lay. Nepal Mountaineering Association is responsible for the mountains called trekking peaks. Trekking peaks ranges in altitude from 5800meters to 6584 meters. One should not think that these mountains can be easily ascended. Expeditions to peak below 5800 doesn’t need any kind climbing permits however they requires others forms of permit. All expeditions are required to deposit money for the garbage which is refundable once the garbage is cleared from the mountains and approved by concerned authority. Further, a Liaison officer is mandatory for the expedition. The best time for the mountaineering expeditions is pre monsoon. Autumn is also good for the lower peaks.

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