Peak Climbing in Nepal

Nepal the naturally gifted country, is also known as the land of Himalayas, which has around 1310 mountains (the major portion of the mountain range), which ranges over 5500 meters to 8848m above sea level. As such numerous amount of mountains are available, Nepal has always been the center of attractions or all the naturalist and mountain climbers. The mountain climbing in Nepal seems to be started from 1950s only when Nepal government opened it to all the people around the world. But it has been highlighted during 1953, while Nepal’s pride Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and New Zealand’s pride Sir Edmund Hillary made the first ever successful expedition on Everest. Keeping these things at bay, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) established in 1978 is taking the responsibility to handle the small peaks and this very organization issues the permission to climb small peaks in Nepal. It may be quite adventurous, thrilling and heart throbbing activity to climb peaks in the country, so you need the acclimatization process, perfect knowledge to peak climbing, landscape, sound mental and physical fitness, familiar with the rules and regulations of peak climbing in Nepal, etc. All the required material equipments, guides, high altitude porters, food and accessories could be arranged by registered agency. Peak climbing in Nepal can be entertained by any interested person with certain formality. Peak climbing is not necessary that you might need climbing giant peaks like Everest, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Makalu, or Manaslu etc but it can be done other format of peak climbing like “Trekking Peak” ranging from 5587m to 6654meters above sea level. peak climbing can be climbed by any fit and keen trekkers. This type of climbing is actually just like trekking itself but it includes basic mountaineering above the snow line using ice axe, ropes, crampons etc under the regulation and instruction from the climbing guide who have considerable mountaineering expertise and experience. Some mountains of these categories are like: Lobuche peak (6119m), Mera peak (6476m), Island peak (6189m), Tilicho peak (7134m) etc. Similarly, the thrilling and adventurous peak climbing on giants like Everest, Annapurna, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga which are all over 8000m above sea level can be done for the better experience. But, before climbing on such peaks, you might just need the special permission from government of Nepal as well.

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