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The sobriquet “Land of the Himalayas” given to Nepal is fitting as this country has the major bulk of the highest mountain range in the world. To be specific, 1310 mountains of this range is in Nepal. It should then go without saying that peak climbing is a much-loved sport in this small country. Mountaineers from all corners of the world throng each year to scale some of the highest peaks on earth.

The Nepal Mountaineering Association declared a number of peaks open to peak climbing in 1978. In the last two years, 175 peaks were added to this group and now Nepal offers 326 peaks for this sport. Those who have a passion for mountaineering can enjoy themselves to the fullest as a wide selection is open to them.

Nepal has 8 out of the 14 highest peaks in the world. They include Mt.Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho-Yo, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna. All these peaks cross a height of 8000 meters above sea level. However, the more popular peaks are those which have an altitude of 6000 meters above sea level. Some of the peaks in this group are Mera Peak, Pisang Peak, Chulu East Peak, Island Peak and Thapa Peak.

You can go for peak climbing in Nepal alone if you are up to it. However, you are advised to take the help of professional guides, especially if you are undertaking the task for the first time. Make sure you have sufficient ration and other essentials as the journey may take days. Climbing gears and equipments may be bought form Kathmandu. Permits are issued by the Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

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