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Mountaineering in Nepal

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Mountaineering in Nepal is a prime tourism activity proving Nepal the cradle for mountaineers for ages. Gleaming like a silver majestic fortress, Himalayas mountain range of Nepal boasts of having eight of the world’s highest fourteen peaks over 8000m, including the highest of them all Mt. Everest and numerous others trekking peaks. In 1953, Hillary and Tensing reached the summit of Mount Everest and hence made the way for others to flood to Nepal in their thousands to try and capture some of the exhilaration of climbing these beautiful peaks. Whether the interest is simply climbing a peak or an expedition, climbing Himalayas or mountaineering, Nepal has become a dream for most of the adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers in the world.

Nepal Mountaineering is one of the major activities which position Nepal as ultimate in high altitude mountaineering with no substitute. Mountaineering expedition in Nepal has changed its meaning, scope, and objective over many decades starting from the idea of reaching the highest summits in remote mountain ranges to being a recreational sport today. Many Nepal expedition climbing is not highly technical but operating at high altitude increases the level of difficulty and even non-technical aspects at sea level turn into complex, difficult and potentially dangerous or even life-threatening at high elevations. The reward, however, is breathtaking view and unforgettable feeling of life achievement of standing on the top of the summit.

Nepal is the home to the highest mountains in the world including Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and many other peaks famous in the world of mountaineering. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible for the Mountaineers, as the Himalayas are the greatest range of mountains on earth, their beauty, vastness, fascination, and mystery will always have an everlasting appeal for those in mountaineering expedition of Nepal. Nepal mountaineering is a huge opportunity to discover roughly Nepal’s Himalaya’s diverse combination, experience dramatic mountain sequence with finest vistas and ultimate opportunity to hug the dreamy peaks. It offers you the remarkable and worthwhile lifetime experience of immaculate snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, high passes, splendid vistas and also to experience the vast array of world's highest mountains.

Mountaineering in Nepal involves expeditions and climbing high mountains that require the participants to have good knowledge of ice and rock climbing skills. Nepal mountains expedition is similar to challenging treks but such expeditions involve basic mountaineering above the snow line using necessary climbing gear under the careful instruction and supervision of the climbing leader/guide. Technical abilities or pre-expedition training is an essential part of safety and success with essential skills to use climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axes, and crampons.

Expedition on Pumori, Amadablam, and Baruntse are considered the popular among 6000 & 7000-meter peaks whereas Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse, and Everest are the 8000-meter peaks for the challenging mountaineering in Nepal. We "Above the Himalaya" provides logistics support to all levels of mountaineering to help you to achieve your goals and objectives on the adventure of your lifetime from the ever tough Mt Manaslu to stunning Mt Amadablam and the ultimate to everybody the Mt. Everest.

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