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Himalayan Peaks
 
Mountains in Nepal, Let Us Touch the Sky...

Nepal is the home of mountains. The awe-inspiring, majestic mountains of Nepal attract the tourists from far and wide. Mount Everest, the world\\\'s highest peak, juts out in north eastern region of the country, on the Sino-Nepalese border. It seems competing with other mighty mountains. Adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking and hiking can be enjoyed in this mountain range. Journey on these mountains transends one to an entirely different world. Mountain biking is also a popular game in this region.

Fast Facts
Mountain          Height    Date of Ascent    Ranking in the World
Everest             8848m (29028ft)     29th May 1953    Highest mountain in the World
Kanchenjunga   8586m (28169ft)     25th May 1955    # 3
Lhotse              8501m (27890ft)     18th May 1956    # 4
Makalu             8463m (27765ft)     15th May 1955    # 5
Cho Oyu          8,201m (26,906ft)     -    # 6
Dhaulagiri         8167m (26794ft)     13th May 60    # 7
Manaslu           8156m (26758ft)     9th May 1956    # 8
Annapurna       8091m (26545ft)     3rd June 1950    # 10

Snow Line
Snow line generally occurs between 5,000 and 5,500 meters. The region is characterized by cold climatic and rugged topographic conditions. Human habitation and economic activities are extremely limited.

Population
The region is sparsely populated, and whatever farming activity does exist is also confined to the low-lying valleys and the river basins. Upper Kali Gandaki Valley is an example of such valleys.

Mountaineering Regulations
According to the Nepal Mountaineering Association:-
•    Any person or mountaineering team wanting to climb Nepal Mountains and Peaks must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association.
•    The team shall not indulge in activities that may be contrary to the customs and religious, political, social or cultural traditions of the locals.
•    The team shall set up camps in its route to the base camp in such a way that they are acceptable to the local people or as prescribed by Government.
•    The team shall not have any arms, ammunition and explosives etc. They are required to take government permission for the same.
•    The team shall not get involved in any activity, which is or may be likely to affect negatively to the security and reputation of Nepal.
Mountains in Nepal
Let Us Touch the Sky...

Nepal is the home of mountains. The awe-inspiring, majestic mountains of Nepal attract the tourists from far and wide. Mount Everest, the world\'s highest peak, juts out in north eastern region of the country, on the Sino-Nepalese border. It seems competing with other mighty mountains. Adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking and hiking can be enjoyed in this mountain range. Journey on these mountains transends one to an entirely different world. Mountain biking is also a popular game in this region.

Fast Facts
Mountain    Height    Date of Ascent    Ranking in the World
Everest
8848m (29028ft)     29th May 1953    Highest mountain in the World
Kanchenjunga
8586m (28169ft)     25th May 1955    # 3
Lhotse
8501m (27890ft)     18th May 1956    # 4
Makalu
8463m (27765ft)     15th May 1955    # 5
Cho Oyu
8,201m (26,906ft)     -    # 6
Dhaulagiri
8167m (26794ft)     13th May 60    # 7
Manaslu
8156m (26758ft)     9th May 1956    # 8
Annapurna
8091m (26545ft)     3rd June 1950    # 10


Snow Line
Snow line generally occurs between 5,000 and 5,500 meters. The region is characterized by cold climatic and rugged topographic conditions. Human habitation and economic activities are extremely limited.

Population
The region is sparsely populated, and whatever farming activity does exist is also confined to the low-lying valleys and the river basins. Upper Kali Gandaki Valley is an example of such valleys.

Mountaineering Regulations
According to the Nepal Mountaineering Association:-
•    Any person or mountaineering team wanting to climb Nepal Mountains and Peaks must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association.
•    The team shall not indulge in activities that may be contrary to the customs and religious, political, social or cultural traditions of the locals.
•    The team shall set up camps in its route to the base camp in such a way that they are acceptable to the local people or as prescribed by Government.
•    The team shall not have any arms, ammunition and explosives etc. They are required to take government permission for the same.
•    The team shall not get involved in any activity, which is or may be likely to affect negatively to the security and reputation of Nepal.

Mountains in Nepal
Let Us Touch the Sky...

Nepal is the home of mountains. The awe-inspiring, majestic mountains of Nepal attract the tourists from far and wide. Mount Everest, the world\'s highest peak, juts out in north eastern region of the country, on the Sino-Nepalese border. It seems competing with other mighty mountains. Adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking and hiking can be enjoyed in this mountain range. Journey on these mountains transends one to an entirely different world. Mountain biking is also a popular game in this region.

Fast Facts
Mountain    Height    Date of Ascent    Ranking in the World
Everest
8848m (29028ft)     29th May 1953    Highest mountain in the World
Kanchenjunga
8586m (28169ft)     25th May 1955    # 3
Lhotse
8501m (27890ft)     18th May 1956    # 4
Makalu
8463m (27765ft)     15th May 1955    # 5
Cho Oyu
8,201m (26,906ft)     -    # 6
Dhaulagiri
8167m (26794ft)     13th May 60    # 7
Manaslu
8156m (26758ft)     9th May 1956    # 8
Annapurna
8091m (26545ft)     3rd June 1950    # 10


Snow Line
Snow line generally occurs between 5,000 and 5,500 meters. The region is characterized by cold climatic and rugged topographic conditions. Human habitation and economic activities are extremely limited.

Population
The region is sparsely populated, and whatever farming activity does exist is also confined to the low-lying valleys and the river basins. Upper Kali Gandaki Valley is an example of such valleys.

Mountaineering Regulations
According to the Nepal Mountaineering Association:-
•    Any person or mountaineering team wanting to climb Nepal Mountains and Peaks must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association.
•    The team shall not indulge in activities that may be contrary to the customs and religious, political, social or cultural traditions of the locals.
•    The team shall set up camps in its route to the base camp in such a way that they are acceptable to the local people or as prescribed by Government.
•    The team shall not have any arms, ammunition and explosives etc. They are required to take government permission for the same.
•    The team shall not get involved in any activity, which is or may be likely to affect negatively to the security and reputation of Nepal.


Trekking Peaks of Nepal, Thriving Heights...

Out of the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight lie in Nepal. No doubt Nepal is the favorite destination for mountaineers and trekkers, with more than 600 expeditions trudging up the Himalayas each year. But not all peaks in Nepal are open for trekking.

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has set aside a total of eighteen peaks that can be trekked with the pre-requisite permit of NMA.

Trekking Peaks
The \'Trekking Peaks\' of Nepal gives hobby-climbers an opportunity to tackle the high Himalayan peaks without having to organize a major expedition. Although these peaks are lower than their more famous cousins - the 8000 meter peaks - many of the climbs are no less demanding and adventurous in nature. The climbing treks offer a chance to climb a Himalayan summit and a taste of being in the `white wilderness\'. Most of these trips can be completed within a short period of time.

Mountain Peak    Height    In feet    In metres
Mera Peak                        22,476    6,654
Kusum Kangguru              20,883    6,367
Gyachung Kang                25,910     7,897
Himalchuli                         25,801     7,864
Nuptse                             25,726     7,841
Makalu II                         25,120     7,657
Jongsong Peak                 24,472     7,459
Chamlang                         24,012     7,319
Kabru                              24,002     7,316
Baruntse                          23,688     7,220
Gauri Sankar                   23,440     7,145
Pyramid                           23,400     7,132
Api                                  23,399     7,132
Ama Dablam                    22,494     6,856

Helpline
Ministry of Culture
Tourism & Civil Aviation, Tourism Industry Administration
Mountaineering Division, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu
Tel: +(977)-(1)-4256234

Nepal Mountaineering Association
Naxal, Kathmandu
Tel: +(977)-(1)- 4434525, 4435442
Fax: +(977)-(1)-4434578




 


 
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