Mountaineering in Nepal

Hillocks, hills, and mountains of various altitudes spread over a vast swathe of Nepalese territory -- hills and mountains consume a mammoth 77% of the total area of Nepal. The snowy Himalayan peaks straddle east west along the Nepal-Tibet border in the Great Himalayan range that divides Nepal from Tibet except in far western region where the range falls entirely within Nepal.

The Himalayan Range in Nepal boasts 8 of world's 14 tallest peaks that tower over 8,000 meters from the sea level, Mt Everest, the world's tallest. Reduce the altitude to 6,000 meters, and the count of the mountains taller than this altitude rockets to more than 1300. These figures prove that Nepal offers endless opportunities for peak climbing and mountaineering. Till now a few dozen opened for climbing and expedition have been tried and triumphed, but many of them not yet opened for travelers.

Popular Destinations in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing trek that begins from Nayapul, a location just outside of Pokhara Valley, passes through dense rhododendron forests with snow-capped peaks in the background, traverses several villages, follows a fairly easy trail with some steep climbs, and takes you into the serene Annapurna Sanctuary, and finally up to Annapurna Base Camp.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek is undoubtedly the best among the numerous treks available in the Annapurna Region of Nepal, if you are really concerned about the duration, cost, difficulty level and overall experience. Typically spectacular Nepal mountain scenery, charming and welcoming local people and the pristine environment are the best features of this weeklong trip which you can complete easily at your own pace.

Rolwaling Eco-Cultural Trek

Opened only recently to the visitors, Rolwaling Trek takes you through really off-the-beaten, least explored region of Nepal. Its High Himalayan sceneries, spectacular waterfalls, its floral and faunal diversity and its remoteness count among its central attractions.  Besides, you meet the centuries old culture and ways of life on the way, far from even the slightest modern touch.