Nepal has been a popular destination for many of the world’s veteran mountain climbers. Climbing and expedition require a considerable effort, strength and valour since it’s an act of journey to any peaks of mountain range with the intention of reaching to the summit. Mountain climbing has become much popular all over the world when Sir Ed. Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered the summit of the Mt. Everest in 29th May 1953. The adventure and challenge brought-forward by mountain climbing sports are still on and carry keen interest of Mountaineers all the year round. The government of Nepal and Tibet, the autonomous regions of China has opened many more peaks for mountaineering expedition. Some peaks are possible to climb from both sides. Expedition in Nepal draws attention of the climbers who seek to climb all the major peaks above 7000-8000m which are extreme and really challenging.
Nepal being a home to eight out of fourteen highest mountains in the world draws keen attention of a number of mountain climbing enthusiasts as their climbing destination. Most importantly, Mt. Everest (8848m), the World’s highest peak, has been the popular destination for many of the mountaineering enthusiasts to climb at least once in their lifetime. Research shows that many of the ascents have been done in Mt. Everest. Nevertheless, the small peaks are also equally challenging for mountaineering enthusiasts, amateur and experienced climbers since peak climbing gives climbers an experience of both trekking and mountaineering.
Nepal opened peak climbing for mountaineers from outside Nepal in 1949. Ever since, it has continuously ignited the imagination of the climbing enthusiasts worldwide. The dual opportunities of doing a trek to some of the world’s popular trails and experience the thrills of mountain climbing at the same time has indeed increased the popularity of climbing and expedition in Nepal. The popular trekking peaks such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, Lobuche, Kyajo Ri, Nayakanga, Pisang Peak, Singuchuli Peak and Tharpu Chuli have witnessed thousands of climbers having visited these areas. Except Mt Everest Nepal has seven 8000m peaks and many other extreme mountains for expedition. It is a wise decision to climb smaller peaks first to sharpen the technical and climbing skills before one attempts to climb up peaks above 8000m since climbing Mt. Everest or other peaks over 8000 m at the very first attempt can be a life threatening experience. Nepal has become the climbing and expedition attraction to many of the world class climbers. Many of the fresh as well as veteran climbers have challenged Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Annapurna I. Some of these climbers have drastically conquered these peaks and set world record in the history of climbing.