Climbing in Nepal
Climbing in Nepal are very popular as Nepal is famous as the Land of the Himalayas. It tests one’s ability, endurance, along with their mental and psychological capacity. Trekking brings out refreshments, and studies have shown that it even reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, the trek might be short or long, depending upon the place you choose. Also, it might be steep or moderate, depending on the area of trials. However, people mostly prefer trekking in a position of relatively unspoiled wilderness.
Nepal is a popular destination among the trekkers since the 1960s when Col Jimmy Robert’s organized the first commercial Trek. Trekking has been the principal activity of tourists in Nepal as Nepal is home to home to the world’s highest peak. 8 out of 10 highest peaks lies here, with Mt. Everest as the tallest one in the world. Besides Everest, Annapurna, Lhotse, Makalu, Gauri Sankar, Langtang are the major attractions among the trekkers in Nepal. No wonder this attracts thousands of trekkers every year here in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal has been a dream for many people. People seek thrilling yet exciting adventures, which they simply get through trekking and traveling. Being a highly diverse country, Nepal is blessed with many gifts of nature. There are no words to describe the splendor of snowy Himalayan peaks that are full of serenely praising the state of wilderness.
Climbing in Nepal
Peak climbing in Nepal is a popular adventure sport conducted in the high Himalayas. If you want to cross more adventure line than trekking, then your best bet is for one of the mountaineering peaks in Nepal. Nepal is a country with 8 out of the 14 highest mountains in the world. Nepal has 1310 identified Himalayan peaks over 6000m, out of which 326 heights are available for climbing and mountaineering. These undoubtedly make Nepal the best destination for climbing.
Peaks climbing offers an excellent opportunity to climb the Himalayan summit as well as gives you the taste of experiencing the wilderness of snow. Climbing peaks requires careful planning and training along with skills for performing extreme expeditions. You need practice in using ice-ax ropes and crampons before the actual climbing begins. The most famous peak climbing destination in Nepal is Naya Khang, Yala Khang, in the Langtang Valley. The climb is completed within a maximum of twenty days. Pisang, Chulu East, and Chulu west is the famous climbing destination of Annapurna Region whereas Mera peak, Island peak, Lobuche East, Lobuche west are some in the Everest region.
Island Peak Climbing
Island peak climbing is one of the famous destinations among climbers in Nepal. When it is viewed from Dingboche, this peak looks like an island between the sea of ice, which is why it is also known as Imja Tse. It was first climbed in 1956 by an expedition team. It is one of the peaks that is difficult to climb, among others, because of its ice and snow. Island peak climbing starts from a scenic flight to Lukla and trek to Everest base camp. During the trek, you walk through the countryside, where you can submerge in centuries-old Nepalese and Tibetian cultures. This
climbing even offers you the spectacular view of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Makalu, and many more. Island peak climbing provides you an exhilarating mountaineering experience that simply offers overwhelming Himalayan panorama. The best time to climb this peak in March-April, May-Sept, and Nov- Dec.
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak climbing is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, which is permitted by NMA ( Nepal Mountaineering Association). It is located close to the southeast of Island Peak in the Everest region. This trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which leads through an incredibly remote Hinku village. Mera peak is a combination of three separate mountains, i.e., North Mera peak, South Mera peak, and Central Mera peak in the Khumbu region. However, to reach the highest summit of Mera peak 6476m, proper training and preparation is required. The journey offers an incredible view of dense Rhododendron forests, beautiful green terraced fields, rushing streams with backdrops of the highest Mountains in the world. Besides, it also offers the view over 8000m mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu.
Lobuche Peak Climbing
Lobuche Peak is another popular destination for mountaineers that lies in Solukhumbu and Everest Region. The peak is practically not too challenging with some trekking experiences, but you should not underestimate the peaks of the Himalayas and its altitude and weather conditions. Lobuche Peak is combined with two summits, which are Lobuche East (6119m) and Lobuche West(6145m).Basecamp for this trek is situated just above the Lobuche village in the Khumbu region. You will pass through the viewpoint of Kala Patthar (5545m) and Everest Basecamp (5363m) on your way to Lobuche Basecamp. This climb offers you the stunning close view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Pumori. The best season to climb this peak is in Spring and Autumn.
Dhampus Peak Climbing
Dhampus Peak, also popular as Thapa Peak, and it lies between Dhauligiri and Annapurna range. It is 6210m above sea level. Dhampus Climbing starts from Darbang after a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The expedition provides an opportunity to explore the trails of the Dhaulagiri circuit. The climbs also afford a magnificent view of nearly 30-40 peaks lying in between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The unobstructed view of the whole Kali Gandaki region from the top of the summit is one of the forts of this scale. The cultural experiences of people living in the Himalayan region, mostly Tamangs and Sherpas with Buddhist culture and numbers of ancient monasteries, is another long suit of this ascend. Moreover, the clear view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Tukuche brings out more refreshments during this climb.
Yala Peak Climbing
Yala peak Climbing is a fantastic mountaineering trip for the beginners, which is a more natural trekking destination. It is located in the Central part of Nepal. The climb is comfortable and suitable for anyone who has trekking experience in the past. Yala peak is a part of the Langtang Himal Range, and its basecamp lies at Kyangjin Gompa(3749m). The trek starts at Syabrubesi 1505m after around 7-hour drive from Kathmandu that follows the gorge of the Trishuli river. Since Langtang is less popular than that of Annapurna and Everest, the number of tourists is relatively low in this region.
Therefore, you can have a peaceful and less crowded ascend in this region. This region stretches up to the Tibet border, which is why climbers get to experience strong culture influenced by Tibetian heritage. The best season for this expedition is spring and Autumn. The views of the peaks are crystal clear during this season.