Nepal is a Himalayan country. Its northern boundary with Tibet (China) is hemmed in by a continuous chain of Himalayas running its length from East to West.
Of the total Himalayas that run from Karakoram in Afghanistan to Burma in the east, 25% of the Himalayas are in Nepal. There are over 1310 identified Himalayan peaks in Nepal out of which 326 peaks have been opened for mountaineering and peak climbing. These ranges from 6000m trekking peaks to 8000m expedition peaks.
The world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848m) is also in Nepal as it the third highest peak Mt. Kanchenjuga (8586m). In fact out of the total 14 peaks above 8000m in the world, eight of them are in Nepal including Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Nanga Parbat (8126m) and Annapurna (8091m).
Because of its geography, Nepal is uniquely positioned to be the best adventure destination in the world. Mountaineers have flocked into the Himalayas since the beginning of 20th century. Mountaineering, Peak Climbing and trekking became a popular adventure after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa climbed the Everest in 1953.
Every year thousands of mountaineers come to Nepal to climb various big mountains as well as smaller trekking peaks. Mountaineering Expedition is similar to challenging treks, however, includes basic mountaineering skills of using ice axe, crampons ropes and necessary climbing gears under the supervision and instruction from the climbing leader/guide.
Our sister concern, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition runs mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas. We provide you highly experienced Sherpas, climbing guides, cooks, high altitude porter and mountain gears to make your dream of climbing Himalayas successful. We make all necessary arrangements for getting peak permits from the concerned tourism department. We are a member of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and work in close coordination with Ministry of Tourism and Department of Tourism.