Peak Climbing in Nepal

Peak Climbing in Nepal

Peak climbing in Nepal is one of the popular trips that provide you a thrilling experience. However, it has become famous after the successful summit made by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on the Mt. Everest (8848 m) in 1953. Nepal is home to the eight highest mountains, out of 14 mountains on the world over 8,000 meters. Therefore, Nepal offers lots of peaks for ascending purposes. In today’s scenario, many of them are open for climbing purposes. Additionally, Nepal has consist of more than 1,300 mountains over 6,000 meters which provide an opportunity for mountaineering or peak climbing. Among those, various mountains, 400 are just yet open to ascend.

Peaks in Manang

Nepal with its Eight Thousanders meters massive mountains offers expeditions to Mt. Everest south col, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Cho-Oyu, Mt.Manaslu and Mt.Annapurna I. The mountaineers were the earliest visitors in Nepal since the late 1950s as Nepal was opened for the foreigner after the end of Rana regime. Beside significant mountaineering, Nepal Himalaya has various smaller peaks ranging from 5,500m to 6,500 meters, and peaks over these are considered expeditions. The highest climbing peak in Nepal Himalaya is the Mera Peak at 6,654 meters and is situated in a remote isolated area of the Khumbu region. Also, the Mera Peak falls under one of the least technical peaks to climb.

Cliff climbing in Nepal

While the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is one of the authorized organizations in Nepal to provide permission to peak climbing bellow 2,200 ft. Whereas, for mountains above the elevation of 2,200 ft, you need to seek permission from the mountaineering sections of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. 

Lobuche peak
Lobuche peak.

The top 10 Peak Climbing in Nepal are:

Island Peak (6,189m)

Mera Peak (6,476m)

Lobuche East Peak (6,119m)

Yala Peak (5,520m)

Chulu West Peak (6,419m)

Pisang Peak (6,092m)

Dhampus Peak (6,012m)

Pharchamo Peak (6,187m)

Pokhalde Peak (5,806m)

Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m)

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