is the home of mountains. The awe-inspiring, majestic mountains of Nepal
attract the tourists from far and wide. Mount Everest, the world's highest
peak, juts out in north eastern region of the country, on the Sino-Nepalese
border. It seems competing with other mighty mountains. Adventure activities
like mountaineering, trekking and hiking can be enjoyed in this mountain
range. Journey on these mountains transends one to an entirely different
world. Mountain biking is also a popular game in this region.
||Date of Ascent
||Ranking in the World
||29th May 1953
||Highest mountain in the World
||25th May 1955
||18th May 1956
||15th May 1955
||13th May 60
||9th May 1956
||3rd June 1950
Snow line generally occurs between 5,000 and 5,500 meters. The region is
characterised by cold climatic and rugged topographic conditions. Human
habitation and economic activities are extremely limited.
The region is sparsely populated, and whatever farming activity does exist
is also confined to the low-lying valleys and the river basins. Upper Kali
Gandaki Valley is an example of such valleys.
According to the Nepal Mountaineering Association:-
- Any person or mountaineering team wanting to climb Nepal Mountains
and Peaks must receive permission from Nepal Mountaineering Association.
- The team shall not indulge in activities that may be contrary to the
customs and religious, political, social or cultural traditions of the
- The team shall set up camps in its route to the base camp in such a
way that they are acceptable to the local people or as prescribed by
- The team shall not have any arms, ammunition and explosives etc. They
are required to take government permission for the same.
- The team shall not get involved in any activity, which is or may be
likely to affect negatively to the security and reputation of Nepal.