Why Nepal is Best Country for Mountaineering?

10 Jul 2019 Prakash Devkota

Why Nepal is Best Country for Mountaineering?

Mountains and Nepal are almost synonymous. Nepal is a small landlocked country located in the lap of Himalayas. It is located in South-East Asia between two big countries; India and China. It occupies an area of 1, 47,181 square kilometres. Roughly it extends 885km from east to west and 193km north to south. Geographically it has three distinct divisions: Mountain, Hill, and Terai. The exact location marks between 26º 22’ north to 30º 27’ North latitude and 80º 40’ east to 88º 12’ East longitude.

Nepal is the home to some of the most incredible mountains in the world.  Nepal contains the part of the Himalayas; the highest mountain range in the world. Similarly, 8 of the 14 eight-thousanders are also located here. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjungha, Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam are some of the significant peaks. There more than 1310 peaks above 6000m and 326 mountains are already open for mountaineering by Nepal Mountaineering Association. 

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    Most of these peaks are never climbed before. Nepal offers mountaineers more opportunities than any other country in the world. And another most interesting thing is there are 109 mountain peaks on the earth with elevations greater than 7,200m and most of them are located in Nepal.

    After the successful expedition of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on 29th May 1953, Nepal became an increasingly popular country for mountaineering, peak climbing, trekking and Hiking in the world. Mountaineering in Nepal is the most thrilling adventure. It is the most rewarding life experience as well. 


    Why Nepal is Best for Mountaineering?

    why Nepal is best for Mountaineering
    Mount Everest

    Mount Everest: the Dream Destination

    Sagarmatha also is known as Mount Everest (8,848m) is the tallest mountain in the world. It is the dream destination of many climbers around the world. It was first successfully climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on May 29, 1953.  It lies in the Mahalangur section of the Greater Himalayas. The most significant reason for many climbers choosing Nepal is since Everest is here.

    Read More: Everest Expedition

    Great Himalayan Trails

    Great Himalaya Trail
    Great Himalaya Trail

    Nepal is a mountainous country. From the Kanchenjunga in the East to Mt. Saipal in the west stretches an undulating and beautiful mountain trail. Great Himalayan Trail is one of the longest and highest footpaths on the earth. 

    It is also a network of various famous trekking trails in Nepal. Everest Base Camp to Annapurna Circuit is the pioneer among others. Dolpa, Manang, and Mustang are some of the very famous hidden trails and treasure of the High Himalayan trails. It extends a total 1700 Km from east to west.

    8 Mountains above 8,000 m Peaks are in Nepal

    8000 peaks of Nepal
    8000 peaks of Nepal

    There are 14 peaks in the world which are above 8000 meters above sea level. Among them, eight mountains are in the Himalayas of Nepal. Mount Everest (8,848m) is the tallest mountain of the world. Besides that, Kanchenjungha (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Manaslu (8,163m), Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) are other eight-thousanders located in Nepal.

    Info about Peaks above 800m >> Technical and Serious Climbing

      Climbing these mountains is a dream come true. These mountain summits provide astonishing views of mountain vistas. The trails to these mountains are enriching, remote and pristine. Your journey will be definitely of an angelic quality.

      326 Permitted Climbing Peak

      Peak Climbing in Nepal

      There are around 1300 identified peaks and among them, 326 are already opened for climbing by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Mountaineering in Nepal is the prime activity. Besides the eight out of the 14 peaks above 8000m, there are many 7000m dream peaks suitable for a short expedition. Likewise, Nepal has so many trekking peaks famous for the beginner to the expert climbers.

      Check: Popular Peak Climbing of Nepal

      Easy Procedures

      Getting into the land of mountains is not that much difficult. Obtaining visa, travel permit, climbing permit, or any other kind of permit is easier than you have imagined. TIA under Department of Immigration has been providing visas on arrival to the tourists. Likewise, other entry and exit points established at the border regions also issue on Arrival Visas to foreign nationals hoping to enter Nepal. On arrival, the procedure is very quick and simple.

      Read More: Detailed Visa Information for New Arrivals in Nepal

      Lower Cost

      Most climbers choose Nepal also because it is very economical. To talk about mountaineering, Government of Nepal has decided to exempt royalty for ascending certain peaks. The government has recently announced partial and total exemption of royalty on 60 mountain peaks of the country. Besides that, permit cost, travel fare, accommodation all are dramatically cheaper than anywhere else in the world. In conclusion, mountaineering in Nepal is budget-friendly.

      Tailored Packages

      There are a number of travel operators who offer you tailor a package for any of the mountains of your choice. They are also ready to provide you customized packages as per your concern. They provide you with a competitive best itinerary in the competitive prices.

      Peaceful Country

      Maya Devi Temple
      Maya Devi Temple and Pond

      Nepal comes among some of the most peaceful countries in the world. Being the country where Lord Buddha was born, it advocates for peace and solidarity. Nepali people are simple and innocent. For the guests are gods. Though there was a decade long civil war until a few years back, it has been now completely settled down and you don’t have to worry about security. The tour operators here also concern for your safety and security. 

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        Pleasant Climate

        In spite of having a very little variation in latitudes, the country’s climate is unbelievable. Nepal lies in the subtropical climatic zone. However, it experiences almost all types of the climate of the world and it is only because of dramatic variation in altitude. The altitude varies from 60 meters to 8,848 meters above the sea level. Nepal experiences 9 types of climates and has all kinds of vegetation that are found in the world.

        Read More: Best Time/Season/Weather/Climate to Visit Nepal

        Unique Himalayan People and Culture

        Sherpa People
        Sherpa People Cultural Welcome to Guest

        The people are very simple and innocent. They respect universal brotherhood and fraternity. Nepal is the home of 125 different castes and creeds. Each caste has its distinct culture and traditions. Nepali culture, life, civilization is unique in itself. The hospitality in Nepal doesn’t come second in the world. The Sherpa who is also known as mountain people will occupy your heart with their friendly nature. Their cultural assets are the most important heritage to revisit. 

        Also check: Where Is Mount Everest Located?


        Prakash Devkota

        Managing Director and Team Leader

        Mr. Prakash Chandra Devkota is an established name in the Tourism Sector in Nepal. He is a focused individual gifted with a brilliant mind. He is also hugely dedicated to social work. Born in the Gorkha district, a beautiful hilly region of Nepal, he first entered the tourism industry as a guide in 1997. He has gained extensive experience in almost all the trekking and climbing routes like Mera, Island, Lobuche and, Ama Dablam, etc.

        He registered Nepal Guides Treks & Expedition in 2009 AD. Due to his passion for adventure and efforts to provide quality personalized service to his clients, he has established himself as a successful tourism entrepreneur. He has dedicated most of his time working diligently to elevate the tourism industry and collected more than 15 years of experience in organizing trekking and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, and India. He believes in the power of the tourism industry and the employment opportunities that can be created through it. He constantly looks for innovative ways to run the company.

        Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices. He believes promoting eco-tourism will preserve natural resources and positively impact the environment.