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    9 Best climbing in Nepal


    Nepal is filled with adventure in every nook and corner. The type of adventurous sport can be found from land to air to water. By far the most adventurous sport that Nepal has to offer is definitely climbing a peak in the Himalayas. Climbing isn’t just about reaching the summit, it requires days and days of preparations. You would be challenged widely physically and mentally. You can experience the hilly trekking trails, cultural and religious differences from lower to upper elections, diverse flora and fauna of which many are conserved in the restricted and conserved areas of Nepal, and many more. This collective experience can be summed up as climbing.

    Nepal is naturally gifted with some amazing geographical structures, beautiful landscapes, plain lands, and mighty mountains. These sights are covered during your one climbing expedition. Though more than 1310 peaks are counted in Nepa only 326 peaks are permitted for the expedition. These peaks range anywhere from 5000m and above to the tallest peak in the world “8848.86m”. Even if you are just a beginner at climbing Nepal will not let you go freehand, it has always something to offer you. You can choose a peak based on the number of experiences you previously have with trekking and climbing, your current physical and mental status, and your potential plan to climb a summit of which elevation. These all take quite a research and development, which is why before making a plan to climb a peak you are highly suggested to start before one year of the expedition that is could be the least preparation time for you as climbing a peak of that elevation isn’t a joke either.

    Also Read: High Altitude Sickness Prevention Tips. 

    You can well explicitly choose a peak of your desire and dream, some of the most popular and renowned climbing peaks of every elevation that might fit your description are ;

    1. Mount Everest (8,848m) 
    2. Lhotse (8,516m) 
    3. Manaslu (8,163m) 
    4. Pumori Peak (7161m/23,494ft)
    5. Tilicho Peak (7134m/23,405ft)
    6. Baruntse Peak (7129m/23,389ft)
    7. Mardi Himal Peak (5587m/18,330ft)
    8. Mera Peak (6476m/21,247ft)
    9. Chulu West Peak (6584m/21,601ft)

    Best Climbing/Expedition in Nepal for 2022

    1) Mt. Everest (8,848m)

    It is the world's tallest peak with a staggering elevation of 8848.86m at the Himalayan Range. The peak was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on June 3, 1953. Mt.Everest is considered as the mother of nature, traditionally in the Sherpa language the name is ‘“Chomolungma”. It is the dream of every mountaineer to conquer those peaks as it stands at the highest point on the earth. The view from the top is absolutely stunning surrounded by other peaks as high as Mt.Everest, the dedication and hard work that is done for months is pretty worth it at the end of the summit.

    The usual period of summit remains 60 days and more depending upon the climate situation and adaptability of the climber on those elevations, different climbers adapt differently in those types of elevations.

    For more information about, Mt. Everest Expedition, please click here.

    2) Lhotse (8,516m)

    The world’s fourth-tallest mountain, the neighbor of “Sagarmatha” is Mt.Lhotse standing at an elevation of 8516m. The mountain was first climbed by the Swiss Expedition team in 1956. The stunning views of Mt Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Pumori, Island Peak, and Thamserku can be observed from the summit of Lhotse. The Lhotse has three subsidiaries named Lhotse East, Lhotse Shar, and the peak itself Lhotse main. The climb of Lhotse requires advanced technical skill as some of the terrains of Lhotse have steeped nearly 80 degrees. This requires using of different gears and you must prepare very hard in the preparation session. The peak is the steepest in the region with a rising slope at a very low elevation.

    For more information about, Lhotse Expedition, please click here.

    3) Manasalu (8,163m)

    Manasalu standing at an elevation of 8163m is the world’s eighth highest mountain. The mountain passes through the route of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu Conservation area. The peak was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese expedition team. The are several routes to the summit of Manasalu but to advance technical aspects and the natural terrain of the mountains it can be climbed in different ways The Manaslu peak is considerably more successful than other peaks taking into consideration you will be experiencing a pretty similar experience of the highest peaks in the world.

    The area of the Masalay region is rich in biodiversity can you can expect to encounter some of the coll and rare flora and fauna.

    For more information about, Manasalu Expedition, please click here.

    4) Pumori Peak (7161m)

    The stunning peak lying in the Khumbu region is Pumori which stands at an elevation of 7161 meters. This Pumori peak is translated traditionally as “mountain daughter”. It was first named after the successful expedition to the peak by Gerhard Lenser on a German-Swiss expedition on May 17, 1962. The valley lies in the upper Khumbu region. This peak resembles what it is like to climb an eight-thousander. The peak has amazing views to observe of Lhotse and Everest. This peak isn’t recommended to newbie climbers because it requires a level of development on technical skills, to gain those skills you must have experience with previous trekking peaks or a similar range of peaks. The geographical structure of Pumori is quite a unique structure shaping like a pyramid.

    For more information about, Pumori Expedition, please click here.

    5) Tilicho Peak (7134m)

    The peak stands at the shoreside of the blue turquoise lake “Tilicho”. The peak is at an elevation of 7134m. The experience mountaineers rate this as a technical climb and are not easy to summit. The view from the top is astounding, looking at Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, the Tibetan plateau as well as the deepest valley in the world “Kali Gandaki” and Tilicho Lake. The route to the peak can be done via trekking through the Annapurna region or if you want easy access to the base you can ride Heli towards the Khangsar valley and start trekking which cuts down days of trekking. Most popular for trekking onto Tilicho Lake the peak standing right in front is the adventurous peak among seven thousand.

    For more information about, Tilicho Expedition, please click here.

    6) Baruntse Peak (7129m)

    At an elevation of 7129m, the Baruntse peak is considered an asymmetric peak bounded by Barun Glacier on the north, and Imja Tse and Hunku glacier on the south and east respectively. This peak on 7000m is considerably undemanding and has a high success rate of the summit. The peak lies at an outstanding geographical location being neighbor to some of the highest mountains of the world such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

    This expedition is two weeks, on one hand, because climbers will have the opportunity to summit Mera peak as an acclimatization peak. The peak was first successfully climbed by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow from the New Zealand expedition in 1954. This less technical peak yet demands high physical strength on the long corridor towards the peak.

    7) Mardi Himal (5587m)

    Most famous for its trekking trail through the dense forest and high and low camps, Mardi Himal is the summit of the famous trekking trail of Nepal. This is an exemplary peak for beginner climbers in Himalayan climbing. The peak is situated at the Annapurna Conservation area and stands at an elevation of 5587m alongside the beautiful Fishtail mountain aka Mt. Macchhapuchre. This peak is absolutely free for anyone wishing to conquer and would be a worthy peak to gain experience on free for bigger peaks. The peak was first successfully climbed by Jimmy Robers in 1961. The route to the peak passes through the dense forests with marvelous views of the Annapurna range. It not only offers majestic views of the Himalayas but you will get to know about the ethnic culture and religions.

    Also Read: Essential Peak Expedition and Climbing Equipment in Nepal.

    8) Mera Peak (6476m)

    The summit of Mera Peak is at an elevation of 6461m which is considered the top of the trekking peaks of Nepal. This peak offers some of the most astounding views of peaks above 8000m such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

    This peak can be done by anyone with a previous adequate amount of experience in trekking or climbing a peak. Climbing doesn’t require you to be technically skilled but it demands the highest level of your physical strength due to its staggering elevation for trekking peaks. During the expedition, you will witness frozen lakes, hanging glaciers, and many more unique sights that often people do not see.

    For more information about, Mera Peak Expedition, please click here.

    9) Chulu West Peak (6584m) 

    Widely popular among the trekking peaks Chulu West is considered the best peak for both inexperienced as well as experienced climbers. Technically the peak isn’t as demanding as other peaks but requires a high amount of strength to reach the summit. Standing at the astounding elevation of 6419m the climb is very exciting enduring the views of Annapurna and Manang Himal. The route to the Chulu West Peak is through Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail where you can expect wild diverse flora and fauna conserved over parks. The acclimatization process during the peak also takes you to Thorung La Pass (5416m) which is another top trekking destination in itself as well as pass on to the deepest George of the world the Kali Gandaki valley, surrounded by other peaks as high as Mt.Everest, the dedication and hard work that is done for months is pretty worthy at the end of the summit. The usual period of summit remains 60 days and more depending upon the climate situation and adaptability of the climber on those elevations, different climbers adapt differently in those types of elevations.

    For more information about, Chulu Expedition, please click here.

    Best Time/Season for climbing and expedition in Nepal

    Autumn and Season in Nepal are considered the best season for climbing because the weather during this period of time is extremely calm and peaceful unlike in summer or monsoon season. The temperature in the mountains remains adequate for the Himalayan region which may be cold enough for normal people but it is the best of temperature we can get in the whole time of year.

    However, the best period for climbing some of the peaks may differ from normal peaks because of the change in physical geography and terrain of that specific peak. The time for climbing would jointly be fixed by you and your professional guide leading you climbing.

    For a complete guide on Expedition and Climbing, please click here.

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    Jyoti Karki is an expert travel blogger. She has been writing blogs for a long time. Along with writing about diverse locations. She personally travels to many different places, went hiking and trekking in Nepal, and has also visited several areas of India and enjoys writing on her blogs about them.

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