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Nepal Expedition

Nepal Expedition, Expedition In Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering, Everest Expedition, everest trekking. Among the first foreigners who visited Nepal were mountaineers. Nepal first opened its doors to foreigners in the early 1950s, and they were interested in climbing the highest peaks on the planet. Since then, the Himalaya has become a famous playground and exhilarating outdoor training center for climbers and outdoor enthusiast alike from around the world.

Nepal boasts ownership or joint-possession of eight of the fourteen tallest peaks of the planet! They make up part of the exclusive group fourteen eight thousanders, or fourteen peaks over 8,000 m (nearly 26,250 ft).

Nepal is home or partially home to the following peaks with height ranking listed first:
1st Everest, 8848 m/29,028 ft
3rd Kanchhenjunga, 8586 m/28,169 ft
4th Lhotse, 8501 m/27,890 ft
5th Makalu, 8463 m/27,765 ft 6th
Cho Oyu, 8201 m/26,906 ft
7th Dhaulagiri, 8167 m/26,794 ft
8th Manaslu, 8156 m/26,758 ft
10th Annapurna, 8091 m/26,545 ft

Of these peaks and the fourteen peaks soaring over 8,000 m in the world, Dhaulagiri is the highest peak located entirely within Nepal's borders.

Annapurna I was the first 8,000 m peaks to have been climbed. The feat was accomplished by a French-led team in 1950. They had originally recced Dhaulagiri, the world's seventh highest peak. However, they were unable to find a suitable approach route for Dhaulagiri and abandoned it as too challenging and then focused all attention and effort on Annapurna I.

It was not until three years later that Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Percival Hillary put Nepal on the map with a feat that thrilled people from around the globe. In may, 1953 they became the first climbers to reach the summit of Everest. Their success was broadcast internationally and brought worldwide media attention to not only the achievement but to Nepal as well. It resulted in a sustained interest in climbing the majestic Himalayan peaks in Nepal, mountains that tower above the lush hill scenery and timeless cultures of the Himalaya.

According to the Nepal Tourism Board, there are 414 peaks in Nepal open for mountaineering. Climbing permits for expedition peaks are issued by the mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

Besides expeditionary peaks, thirty-three minor peaks, or so-called trekking summits, below 6,500 m can be attempted. Permits for these trekking summits are issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the organization that manages categorized as Group B. An additional fifteen peaks were added in September 2002 and know-how as well as a certified guide. They are named trekking peaks simply because most of them are near trekking routes and easily accessible. Island peak is the most popular of these peaks and the most climbed peak in Nepal.

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Above 8000 M. Expedition

Above 8000 M. Expedition

The high Himalayan mountain peaks have become the great theatre of mountaineering expeditions in Nepal & rightly so! with its eight out of worlds fourteen 8000 meters peaks, it has been challenging the spirits & bodies of those who dare to have drea ......

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