Known as the Himalayan Kingdom
, Nepal has 1310 identified Himalayan peaks over 6000m including 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world
. The sky high Himalayas is why Nepal is a paradise for anyone who wishes to conquer high mountains by their own foot. This small kingdom is the land of world's top highest peaks
including Mt. Everest is majestic crowned to the north. It is unquestionably a premier mountaineering and climbing destination for thousands of climbers and mountaineers testing their skills and endurance and fulfilling their desire to summit a Himalayan peak
and marvel the world from its rooftop. Mountaineering
and trekking in Nepal
has relied heavily on the progress and inspiration developed by various expeditions to Everest. Most of the attraction of Nepal in the early days resulted from the discovery that the highest peak in the world lay within the forbidden and isolated kingdom. Currently there are 326 peaks open for climbing and mountaineering in Nepal.
Peak climbing expedition is usually both technically and physically very challenging activity. It requires considerable climbing skills and in Nepal usually is done on sub-eight thousand meters high mountains, where acclimatization is easier and more effort can be devoted to climbing skill rather than shier brute force to combat altitude.
Mountaineering is an extensive and highly demanding process that requires a lot of physical and mental strength, strong determination and knowledge regarding mountaineering in the first place. For amateur climbers, who either do not have the time, or the experience to scale a large peak, there are shorter alternatives that give the same amount of thrill as any 8000m peak would do.