Located in the South East Asian region between the two giant countries of India and China lies Nepal, resting warmly in the lap of Himalayas. Despite its small size Nepal boasts of such a diverse topography and natural beauty that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The 29,029 feet stretch of the Nepal's Himalayas is renowned all over the world for their supremeness. Of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, you will find 9 in Nepal -Nuptse, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Pumori, Choyu, Manaslu, Lhotse, Baruntse and the world's highest Mt. Everest. There are hundreds of smaller peaks as well.With such amazing mountainous vistas, Nepal stands as every mountaineer's paradise. It is a land of adventure and thrill where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the magnificent peaks and at the same time test your courage and skill by challenging the summits of the most famous mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest.
Nepal first came to international attention, when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand conquered Mt. Everest in 1953. Since then there has been a countless number of expeditions heading off to the top of high and mighty Himalayas. With so many challenging options, Nepal has long been a prime country of attraction for the Mountaineers. With most peaks over 8000m high in Nepal have already been conquered by the 1950's, the golden decade of climbing and exploration. Now it's all about making and breaking records. There are around 326 peaks in Nepal that are opened for mountaineering where the adventure seekers can live their dreams. Permits for climbing peaks in the Nepal are issued for all seasons by the Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Around 121 peaks do not require liaison officers for expedition while the rest must be accompanied by a representative.
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