adds to your life immensely. Few experiences on earth can beat the
exhilaration on scaling them. And where can one get taller mountains in
Nepal. 8 the 10 highest peaks in the world, including the Mount Everest, the
queen of the peaks lie in Nepal. No wonder then that Nepal has always been a
preferred destination of mountaineers. The country offers adequate
mountaineering experiences to both the seasoned and inexperienced
mountaineers. Every year over 600 expeditions mountaineer their way up to
these peaks. Nepal has been the stage of some of the most exemplary
achievements in the field of mountaineering.
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There are four mountaineering seasons in Nepal.
Climbing permits are issued by the Ministry of Tourism & Civil
Aviation (MOTCA) for 135 peaks known as mountaineering peaks, and by the
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for 18 smaller peaks which are also
known as trekking peaks. These peaks range from 5,587 to 6,654 m in
altitude. Documents required with filing of the application are short
introduction of all expedition members (with photographs and signature),
approach route map and photograph of the mountain indicating climbing route.
Written endorsement of the National Alpine Club is also required. These
climbing permits are issued for all seasons.
It is mandatory to have an import license for importing food and equipment.
Communication equipments like receiver sets and cordless phone are
controlled items in the country. Law requires these items to be cleared by
customs department before entering the country.
Range of Choices
Nepal offers 1310 snow peaks more than 6000 meters tall, enough to
mesmerise people fond of mountaineering. Agencies in Nepal offer full
logistics support for scaling Himalayan peaks. Thouse who are not
experienced trudge up under the guidance of expert mountaineers.
For further information, contact
Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
Tourism Industry Administration, Mountaineering Division
Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu
Nepal Mountaineering Association