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Peak Climbing – “Destination for Mountaineers”
In general Peak Climbing or Mountaineering means to touch the Himalayas and experience the atmosphere there in. Mountaineering can be ranged from climbing the highest peak of the world to climbing lower peaks. Having hundreds of Himalayan peaks over 6000 meters, Nepal offers a joy of peak climbing. The Himalayan peaks on the vicinity of highest mountain of the world have been always a great attraction and climbing them is a dream for many mountain climbers. Nepal became a most popular destination for mountaineering expeditions after the first ascent on Everest in 1953 since then people knew more about amazing climbing opportunities here. Though Nepal has number of Himalayan peaks to climb but only 33 out of them are open to the climbers and these peaks are identified as “Trekking Peaks“. Most of trekking peaks in Nepal are not very technical and can be scaled by any reasonably fit person. A lot of history has been made each year on mountaineering or peak climbing in Nepal leaving their footprints and gathering ultimate satisfaction as well as life time experience. After all, the feeling of standing on top of the Himalaya is second to none.
With her eight peaks above 8000 meters, Nepal is on the focus with outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions. Peak climbing is the next step beyond trekking, before scaling the 8000-meter peaks. In Nepal there are 18 peaks ranging above 5600M. Since 1978 peak climbing is under the control and management of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), who is the authorized organization to issue trekking peaks climbing permits. To obtain Mountaineering permit you should apply through a trekking agency & you should have climbing guide otherwise permit is not issued.
Almost all the “Trekking Peaks in Nepal” are higher than the highest mountains in Europe, America or Africa and some of them do require technical climbing skill and only professional climbers should attempt. However some others can be climbed by first timers with good fitness and basic climbing skills. Most of the peak climbing trips takes you through wild and unexplored alpine regions, out of the crowd of regular trekkers. Since peak climbing in Nepal is associated with trekking to the region of that particular peak and has a dual benefit.
The royalty for trekking peaks ranges from US$ 70 to US$ 250.00 depend on season and the particular peak on per person basic. The permission issued will be valid for a period of one month. For extending the permission, an additional 25% charged of the total amount of the initial fee will be made for each extra week. Please click here for complete list of NMA peaks and climbing regulations.
Respecting your courage to take a daring mountaineering challenge and being responsible organizer we provides qualified & trained climbing guides to make your trip successful one. Our trained and qualified climbing guides (Sherpas) who have previous climbing experience will be your good companion in the Himalaya. Your success and safety is important to us so neither we compromise with acclimatization days on your climbing itinerary nor service staffs just to reduce the costs. Even without compromising the basics, our effort is to offer a trip at most reasonable price. We do not force you to choose our itinerary nevertheless we will be happy to share your ideas and work together with you to organize your trip as per your choice as far as possible. We will be happy to see you on the top of a Himalayan Peak.
Popular Trekking Peak in Nepal
Following are few popular trekking peak of Nepal.