of the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight lie in Nepal. No doubt Nepal is
the favorite destination for mountaineers and trekkers, with more than 600
expeditions trudging up the Himalayas each year. But not all peaks in Nepal
are open for trekking.
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has set aside a total of eighteen
peaks that can be trekked with the pre-requisite permit of NMA.
The 'Trekking Peaks' of Nepal gives hobby-climbers an opportunity to tackle
the high Himalayan peaks without having to organize a major expedition.
Although these peaks are lower than their more famous cousins - the 8000
meter peaks - many of the climbs are no less demanding and adventurous in
nature. The climbing treks offer a chance to climb a Himalayan summit and a
taste of being in the `white wilderness'. Most of these trips can be
completed within a short period of time.
Ministry of Culture
Tourism & Civil Aviation, Tourism Industry Administration
Mountaineering Division, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Tel: +(977)-(1)- 4434525, 4435442