MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITIONS IN NEPAL HIMALAYAS
‘a country of world’s 8th tallest mountains with array of stunning peaks’
Mountaineering Expeditions in Nepal Himalayas, the land of the highest mountains range in all Himalayas, and around the globe. When it comes to mountaineering and adventure activities, Nepal comes first on the list among interested mountaineers and adventurers. Nepal with world’s eight tallest peaks namely Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Dhaulagiri, Manaslu including Mt. Annapurna. Apart from above eight thousand meters of peaks, Nepal captures a wide range of 7,000 meters and below 6,000 m peaks.
The main flow of visitors in Nepal is for trekking and mountaineering expeditions to a various range of peaks. Mountaineering Expeditions around Nepal Himalayas started in the mid-1950, first successful and historical expedition was the ascent of Mt. Everest. A British Everest Expeditions led by George Hunt and a team of veteran mountaineers with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary.
The first ascent to the summit of Mt. Everest was on May 29th, 1953, by Tenzing and Hillary. Since then the flow of mountaineering expeditions began in and around Nepal Himalayas with interest for various high peaks. Nepal Himalaya offers a wide range of peaks for exciting mountaineering expeditions as well as for a moderate and challenging climb to experience.
Most people around the world are unaware, the first 8,000 meters peak in Nepal Himalaya ever summited was Mt. Annapurna. Although listed as the world’s 10th highest peaks at 8,091 m / 26, 545 feet high. Climbed and conquered by French Expeditions on 3rd June 1950, three years before Mt. Everest was summited.
Mountaineering Expeditions in Nepal Himalayas, one of the major adventure activities, hundreds of mountaineers visit each season of the year. Nepal with the world's highest mountains, includes more than 1,300 peaks ranging from above 8,000, 7,000 to below 6,000 meters.
Nearly all Nepal Himalaya peaks are open for climbing and mountaineering expeditions including the world’s highest peaks. For major above 8,000 m and 7000 m peaks needs to be booked in advance at least a year ahead. For 8,000 m peaks expeditions, has to be accompanied by Nepal Government Liaison Officer, as well with expert native guides. All mountains above 6,000 meters require climbing permits from the Nepal Ministry of Tourism as well as extra garbage deposits. All hired local Nepalese staff, has to be fully insured by respective expeditions with proper wages as per Government rules.
The most popular 8,000 m peaks in Nepal Himalaya for mountaineering expeditions are Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu are seldom climbed once a year due to tough technical difficulties and remote locations. Other popular peaks above 6,600 and 7,000 meters are Mt. Pumori, Baruntse Himal, Ama Dablam and Langtang Lirung. Besides popular peaks, there are many great interesting peaks for an exciting climb like Gangapurna, Ganesh Himal, and other stunning peaks. Nepal Himalaya is a premier country for Mountaineering as well for an exciting adventure with various wide-range of peaks for challenging climbs.