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January 27, 2020

Pleasure of mountaineering in Nepal

  • HB Kham
Everest trekking: File photo
Everest climbing: File photo

Nepal offers you the most exciting, amazing and spectacular pleasure of romancing with the highest mountains in Nepal. Nepal is also indisputably a paradise for the lovers of mountaineering where the ultimate pleasure and glory of reaching the apex of Mt. Everest culminates into success.

Although Nepal often described being a smaller nation on the global map and also considered to be one of the top ten impoverished nations of the world, incredibly enough, this nation candidly boasts of being physical home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains in the world.

Mt. Kanchenjunga
Mt. Kanchenjunga

These eight highest mountains of the world out of 14, that stand in Nepal and add to the beauty of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091m).


Nepal was successfully turned into a mountaineering hub after Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, on 29th May 1953 succeeded in vanquishing the summit of Mt. Everest. Since then Nepal has become an increasingly popular place for expedition among the world mountaineers.

Mt. Makalu

Is not it something very amazing that a smaller nation like Nepal could be a habitat or home for so many highest mountains in the world with less topography territorial domain?

You may underestimate Nepal in case of its physical infrastructures, yet is blessed by Himali nature, biodiversity and mountains, rivers, cultures that may be amazing for study

Mt. Cho-Oyu

We can recall a comment made by John Muir who had said,” The Mountains are calling, and I must go.” This was John Muir’s first comment after being bewitched by the pleasing sights of snowcapped mountains in Nepal long back.

If you plan to launch an expedition for a mountain in Nepal you must have at least previous mountaineering experience, courage, and should be in good physical fitness to have the safest and enjoyable adventure.

Dhaulagiri seen from Poon hill
Dhaulagiri seen from Poon hill

The most challenging and rewarding adventure in Nepal and the world can be mountaineering. However, the expert Sherpa guides will stand beside you to protect you from any unprecedented mishaps while climbing. In general autumn and spring are the seasons considered suitable for mountain expeditions?

Manaslu-file photo
Manaslu-file photo

There are 326 other mountains in Nepal of which above 1000 peaks are open for mountaineering expeditions while many of these peaks are not yet explored and they are still proven to be virgin peaks so far.

Would not you attempt these highest mountains to feel the real experience of mountaineering in Nepal?  Nepal’s history of mountaineering goes back to as long as 1960 when trekking and mountaineering industries were well established within Nepal.


The year 2020 is declared as Nepal Visit Year 2020 and the government aims to bring in at least 2 million tourists during this year. The highest mountains of Nepal are the treasures of this country which can attract the countless number of trekkers and mountaineers in the New Year 2020.

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