Mountaineering in Nepal: Popular Mountain Expeditions in Nepal

Mountain climbing in Nepal instantly became a passionate adventure treat for mountaineers after the country first opened doors to climbers back in 1949. Though the attempts to climb mountains started from the early years of the 20th century but no one had been able to claim triumph over it until 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey set their first ever foot on the summit of Mt. Everest. Soon after the pair’s first historical mountaineering victory, the appeal of mountaineering grew manifold luring thousands of mountaineers from all around the world to scale various Himalayan heights. Despite all the hardship of mountaineering, adventurers have been fighting their way through the summit in a hope of making their dream of adventure come true. Gleaming like a silver majestic fortress, Nepal boasts of having eight of the world’s highest fourteen peaks over 8000m, including the highest of them all, Mt. Everest. Equipped with top notch equipment, highly experienced team of Sherpa climbers, Explore Himalaya has led hundreds of Mountaineering Expeditions to 8000+ meter peaks and innumerable trips to trekking peaks below 6500 meters. Our surefooted support crews are thoroughly trained on mountaineering techniques and are highly competent on handling all the dangers of mountain climbing and using mountain climbing tools. Our highly professional administrative team at office is expert in handling all the issues related to Climbing Nepal Mountains. Some of the mountains lie in Nepal-Tibet border.

Mountaineering in Nepal is a prime tourism activity proving Nepal the cradle for mountaineers for ages. Gleaming like a silver majestic fortress, Himalayas mountain range of Nepal boasts of having eight of the world’s highest fourteen peaks over 8000m, including the highest of them all Mt. Everest and numerous others trekking peaks. In 1953, Hillary and Tenzing reached the summit of Mount Everest and hence made the way for others to flood to Nepal in their thousands to try and capture some of the exhilaration of climbing these beautiful peaks. Whether the interest is simply climbing a peak or an expedition, climbing Himalayas or mountaineering, Nepal has become a dream for most of the adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers in the world.

Nepal Mountaineering is one of the major activities which position Nepal as ultimate in high altitude mountaineering with no substitute. Mountaineering expedition in Nepal has changed its meaning, scope, and objective over many decades starting from the idea of reaching the highest summits in remote mountain ranges to being a recreational sport today. Many Nepal expedition climbing is not highly technical but operating at high altitude increases the level of difficulty and even non-technical aspects at sea level turn into complex, difficult and potentially dangerous or even life-threatening at high elevations. The reward, however, is breathtaking view and unforgettable feeling of life achievement of standing on the top of the summit.

Nepal is the home to the highest mountains in the world including Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and many other peaks famous in the world of mountaineering. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible for the Mountaineers, as the Himalayas are the greatest range of mountains on earth, their beauty, vastness, fascination, and mystery will always have an everlasting appeal for those in mountaineering expedition of Nepal. Nepal mountaineering is a huge opportunity to discover roughly Nepal’s Himalaya’s diverse combination, experience dramatic mountain sequence with finest vistas and ultimate opportunity to hug the dreamy peaks. It offers you the remarkable and worthwhile lifetime experience of immaculate snowy peaks, ancient and isolated villages, high passes, splendid vistas and also to experience the vast array of world’s highest mountains.

Mountaineering in Nepal involves expeditions and climbing high mountains that require the participants to have good knowledge of ice and rock climbing skills. Nepal mountains expedition is similar to challenging treks but such expeditions involve basic mountaineering above the snow line using necessary climbing gear under the careful instruction and supervision of the climbing leader/guide. Technical abilities or pre-expedition training is an essential part of safety and success with essential skills to use climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axes, and crampons.

Popular Mountain Expeditions

Everest expedition, the world’s highest mountain at 8848m, is the ultimate objective in many climbers’ minds, a most compelling and challenging adventure. Everest’s summit ridge marks the border between Nepal and China. The mountain is called “Sagarmatha” in Nepal, which means “Forehead of the Sky” and in the Tibetan language it is called Chomolungma or Qomolangma meaning “Mother of the Universe”. Spending fifty-five years of its conquest even it’s far nonetheless as beguiling and superb as ever. Sir Edmond Hillary and the late Tensing Norgay Sherpa were the first people on the Everest expedition to get to the top of the world’s highest peak on 29 May 1953.

Everest Base camp is situated on Khumbu glacier at high of 18000ft. All of the worldwide Mt. Everest climbers bring together here in the course of the starting and on the ending time of their climbing. Expedition on Everest offers the widest and most interesting range of treks and also gives you the opportunity to behold the no way-seen-earlier than places ranging from mountains, glaciers, backpacking and famous mountain trails. You may be rewarded with your first glimpse of Kusum Kanguru (6369m) Thamserku (6608m), Everest (8848m) and Nuptse (7879 m). Continuing the villages of Pangboche and Pheriche earlier than finally approaching the Khumbu Glacier. Heading Lobuche is a vintage factor for some marvelous perspectives of Ama Dablam, Taweche and breath-taking sceneries second to none. Our around 40 days Nepal Everest expedition starts from Everest base camp after Gorakshep.

Mt. Everest has two most important mountain climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet. The North Ridge has ended up more handy in current years, certainly because it attracts human beings on the idea of value as it’s far cheaper than to climb from Nepal. Using the South Col, however, you go from under 8,000 meters to the top and back all in one go. This means you will not be exposed to the harshness and physiologically debilitating need to sleep at over 8,000 meters.

We ensure you have got the ideal competencies, bodily persistence, and mental practice. In the best interest of personal safety, success and team compatibility, adequate training and excellent physical condition are required. Climbers need to be in excellent physical condition for both personal enjoyments and to be an integral team member. An attempt on Mt Everest expedition is an enormous undertaking which requires a huge amount of dedication and determination.

Highlights of Everest Expedition

Duration: 59 Days

Trek Grade: Difficult

Max. Altitude: 8848m

Best Time:  Spring

Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane

Activity: Trekking, Expedition

Location: Solukhumbu Himalayan Ranges

Trek Start/Finish Point: Lukla/Lukla

Manaslu expedition offers a completely unique possibility to experience a fairly “untouched” place of Nepal and fantastic splendor along the border of Nepal and China. Manaslu 8,156 meters, (also known as Kutang) is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Manaslu lies in the Kali Gandaki valley of the Nepal Himalayas. Its name, which means that “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word “Manasa”, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. Having a huge range of altitudinal and climatic variations, the Manaslu expedition provides a wonderful and diverse habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna.

The journey of Lamjung district Manaslu region’s legendary mountain Mount Manaslu is enjoyable and tough. Beginning from Gorkha Budi Gandaki Valley River, crossings the snowbound Larkya La pass (5213m). Crossing via the Budhi Gandaki River and the villages of Machha Khola, Nyak, Jagat, Namru, Lho and Sama Gaon, we reach to the base camp. Manaslu base camp is sincerely romantic due to the fact this region is filling-up with the rhododendron trees, wonderful hanging glaciers, and rugged ice falls. Manaslu region gives a spread of trekking alternatives. The famous Manaslu trekking direction of 177km skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna.

Manaslu expedition is very remote and rescue in this region is very difficult. This is possible wilderness area to live leopard of snow. Yet the trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Manaslu’s lengthy ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions and culminate in a top that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. The climbing route follows a relatively straight line to the summit, which has few technical sections. Normally, four camps are set up during Manaslu climbing.

Manaslu expedition is popular among Japanese trekkers because most of the climbers who have successfully Climbed Manaslu are Japanese. Manaslu expedition is the new challenge for the Mountaineers and Manaslu expedition can be taken as a training expedition for the Mt. Everest expedition. Manaslu has not previously extensively been offered as a commercial peak, however for the autumn season, it is the best.

Highlights of Manaslu Expedition

Duration: 59 Days

Grade: Difficult

Max. Altitude: 8,156m

Best Time: Autumn / Spring

Transportation: Private Car/Van/Plane

Activity: Trekking, Expedition

Location: Manaslu Himalayan Range

Start/Finish Point: Gorkha/Gorkha

Mount Annapurna Expedition

DURATION38 Days ATTITUDE8,091mtr. STARTS ATBaglung ENDS ATPokhara GRADEHard GROUP SIZE2-14 pax ACCOMODATIONDeluxe hotel in Kathmandu and lodges during the trek and camping during the summit. MEALSBreakfast in Kathmandu hotel and all the three meals (B.L.D.) with hot tea and coffee during the trek and summit. TRANSPORT Private car/van and tourist bus.

Trip Highlights

  • Summit Mount Annapurna 8091m. world tenth highest mountain.
  • Stunning views of the Himalayas from the top of the Annapurna.
  • Encounter the ethnic community culture.
  • Visit the cultural world heritage sites of Kathmandu city.
  • Adventurous hikes towards Annapurna base camp.

Trip Overview

Mount Annapurna expedition was the first eight-thousander to be conquered and lies 34 km east of Dhaulagiri. Annapurna range stretches for 55km and is made up of a series of peaks. Between this massif and the Dhaulagiri range flows the great Kali Gandaki river which has carved what is believed to be the world’s deepest gorge with an eight-thousander on either side. Translated from Sanskrit, Annapurna word mean “full of grain” but is generally known as the “Goddess of Harvest”. This area has been well protected under the Conversation Area Project (ACAP), one of the most successful conservation projects. Four other peaks in this range share the name Annapurna: Annapurna II (7,939mtr), Annapurna III (7,555mtr), Annapurna IV (7,525mtr) and Annapurna South (7,219mtr).

Mount Annapurna expedition was led by Maurice Herzog in 1950 had come with the intention climbing Dhaulagiri, it took them two weeks to locate Annapurna I after they changed their plans. This was an unusual way to climb a peak in the daunting Himalayas because the mountain had remained unexplored. Finding a way to the peak, they decided to climb it and pulled off a remarkable feat by summitting it on their first attempt. They climbed up the north face of the mountain and it was Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal who made it to the top on 3rd June 1950, just before the monsoon arrived. This was a historic moment in mountaineering history as until then, no human had climbed a peak over eight thousand meters in height. The first Nepali citizen to emulate this feat was Sonam Walung Sherpa on 13th October 1977.

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