Mountaineering in Nepal

Being richest with the world top eight highest peaks in the world. Nepal is a favourite paradise for mountaineers from different country in the world. Mt. Everest is the ultimate glory for any mountaineer who arrives at the top of the world’s highest summit.

Nepal has more than thousands of mountain range with height more than 6000m and 8000m. Nepal has the highest peaks under its territory, such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, Manaslu and Annapurna. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first climbed Everest in 1953 with a Bristish expedition led by John Hunt. However, the first peak to be climbed among them was Annapurna in 1950, the French expedition led by Maurice Herzog.

Along with these highest peak there are hundreds of other mountain peaks for expeditions there are also other mountain peaks in Nepal where mountaineering is not allowed.

To climb any of these summits you must be physically fit and be must have great climbing skills.

The mountains of Nepal are grouped into different categories depending on their height and the authority under which they lie. The Ministry of Tourism is responsible for expedition peaks above 6,500 m, while the Nepal Mountaineering Association is responsible for the mountains known as Trekking Peaks. These peaks range from 5.800 m to 6.584 m in altitude and call for climbing skills and climbing gear and should not be taken lightly despite the misleading title. Mountain expeditions below 5800metres do not require climbing permits, although they will require other forms of permits to enter specific regions.

If You are planning for mountaineering different peaks of Nepal then, the best weather for mountaineering is pre monsoon when the weather is better, particularly at altitude, even though with the pending moonsoon ,conditions visibility may be restricted. Autumn is good for slightly lower peaks, while winter is cold for short days, and early spring may be subject to seasonal snowstorms. However, in these times of global warming and climate change, the seasons are not as predictable as they used to be.


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