Everest Expeditions and more../ Climbing Expeditions
Nepal first came into world focus when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand conquered Mt. Everest in 1953. Ever since, there have been countless expeditions heading off to the Himalayas. With eight of world’s highest peaks within Nepal’s boundaries, there is tremendous interest in the Nepal Himalaya. Most of the peaks over 8000m high were conquered during the Golden Decade of Climbing in the 1950s. Climbing by then had become a national affair with various nations vying with each other to be the first to climb. Today it is all about breaking records. There are some 326 peaks in Nepal open for mountaineering today.
Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permission to climb. Around 121 peaks do not require liaison officers for expedition while the rest must be accompanied by one.
18 peaks of Nepal have been designated as “Trekking Peaks” and Nepal Mountaineering Association issues permission for climbing expedition with simple formalities. Some of these peaks are easy “walk ups” where as others are technical and sometime can be dangerous. A fully equipped team of guides, Sherpas, porters’ etc is necessary to scale these peaks. Please, contact us for detailed itinerary and price.