Nepal, also formerly known as the Himalayan kingdom, became the world's focal point when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand conquered Mt. Everest in 1953. But of course Mt. Everest is not Nepal’s only big mountain, and indeed the country is home to more than one thousand peaks over 6000m, including eight over 8000m.
Most of Nepal’s 8000m-plus mountains were conquered during the golden decade of climbing in the 1950s. Climbing by then had become an international affair with various nations vying with each other to be the first to climb the many different peaks.
Today the joys of mountaineering in Nepal can be combined with the pleasure of trekking. Mountaineering beginners can enjoy both trekking and peak climbing, mainly in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions. And yes, there are still hundreds of virgin peaks to explore and to be the first one to summit.
The Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation issues climbing permits for mountains above 5600m. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permission to climb. About 121 peaks do not require liaison officers to be assigned to the expedition, but the rest can only be climbed with one.
The climbing of these peaks is controlled under the rules and regulations formulated by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Detailed information and application forms for climbing permits are available from the registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu. It should be noted that in most cases the climbing of even these minor peaks requires snow and ice climbing experience. This experience can of course be obtained in Nepal, in the form of training (2-3 days) immediately prior to your climb. Trekkers with this training are often able to go above 6000 meters and set new personal records. And even if they don’t reach the top of the peak, climbing up among the big mountains is a truly unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
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Lobuche Peak is a beautiful trekking peak offering 360 degree views of the high Himalaya.
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