Peak climbing or mountaineering simply means 'the sport or activity of climbing mountains. To go to peak climbing or a mountaineering expedition means getting close to the Himalayas & experiencing its atmosphere. Peak climbing can be considered as an exercise that involves supporting your body on your hands and toes, bringing each knee up to your chest and back again one at a time, getting faster and faster.
Nepal is a country of the Himalayas with numerous peaks and pinnacles. Towering peaks are the results of tectonic movement, the action of gravity, and erosion. The transition from flat to mountainous terrain is gradual. Mountains, hills, plateaus, basins, valleys, and plains/Terai of various altitudes and magnitude make up the majority of the terrain.
From from the Kali River east to the Tista River, Nepal features several of the world’s highest peaks: Everest (29,035 feet [8,850 metres]), Kanchenjunga (28,169 feet [8,586 metres]), Makalu (27,766 feet [8,463 metres]), Dhaulagiri I (26,795 feet [8,167 metres]), Manaslu I (26,781 feet [8,163 metres]), and Annapurna I (26,545 feet [8,091 metres]).
These permanently snow-covered mountains overlook huge glaciers, often known as nature's water towers because they provide fresh water. About half of the world's population is reliant on mountain resources, particularly water (Sharma, Molden, Rahman, Khatiwada, Zhang, Singh, Yao, & Wester, 2019). Its scenic beauty and adventurous attractions draw tourists and mountaineers from all over the world (Howard, 2016). Peak climbing is mountain-based adventure tourism, according to Pomfret and Hales (quoted by Musa, James, and Anna, 2015). It has a huge following all around the world. Many people visit the high water towers (Himalayan water reservoirs) for cultural reasons. At the summit, mountaineers fervently give prayers and prayer flags. Mountains are regarded as sacred areas of the divine presence in Buddhism and Hinduism.
Besides Mt. Everest there are other 7 peaks above 8000 meters in Nepal.
Why not switch your interest from Eight-Thousander to Six-Thousander? Well, Trekking Peaks are easier to climb compared to other taller mountains, while offering a similar adrenaline rush, fatigue and cold gust of mountain air on your face!!
Trekking Peaks in Nepal is a specific permit classification given by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). It is the most affordable permit, however it is only granted to peaks that are between 5,800 and 6476 meters above sea level.
Ideal seasons for peak climbing in Nepal are Pre-monsoon (March to June)and Post-monsoon (September to November). The post-monsoon season tends to be somewhat crowded, however, the best weather is guaranteed. Unfavourable weather can be detrimental