Nepal has something to offer for mountaineering- the magnificent tumble of great snow summits, the highest mountain peaks above 8000 m in the world or great ridges. Out of fourteen peaks that rise above 8000 m, eight of them are in Nepal including the highest peaks in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since the country has opened its peaks to climbers, Nepal Himalayas has become a great theater of mountaineering activities with stories of success and failure to meet the ultimate challenge.
Out of the fourteen peaks that rise above 8000m, eight of them are in Nepal including the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since the country has opened its peaks to climbers, the Himalayas of Nepal have become a great theater of mountaineering activities with stories of success and failure to meet the ultimate challenge. Himalaya Heart can arrange expeditions in cooperation with experienced local mountaineers and guides. If you are interested in climbing on one of the following high altitude peaks, please Contact us for further information.
Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world,lies on the Nepal-Tibet border. The peak was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal on May 29, 1953. These courageous climbers ascended Everest Base Camp through the south Col from the Khumbu glacier and continued their ascent to the summit via the south-east ridge. Now, this route has become one of the most popular routes to climb Mt. Everest.Everest Base Camp is situated at 5350m and from here there are 4 further camps to the summit at 8848m
Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world located in north central Nepal. It is the highest mountain located entirely within Nepal. Dhaulagiri's crest stretches for thirty miles, lending structure to an otherwise tangled topography of twisting ridges, glaciers, and ice falls.
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Everest, and the summits of the two mountains are connected by the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000 m. The summit of Lhotse East or Middle (8,414 m) is situated on the ridge between main summit of Lhotse
Ama Dablam is a beautiful mountain, located almost due south of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse in the Khumbu region. It stands high among many 22,000 to 24,000 ft peaks that surround the high valleys of this region, yet stands out by way of its classic beauty. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp, exposed ridges.
Pumori is one of the finest 7,000 m peaks that lies in the Upper Khumbu region of Nepal. It is ideal for those looking to pursue the 8,000 m peaks, or a fantastic climb in its own right. The route follows the south east buttress before it traverses to the East Ridge for the ascent.
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest in the border between Nepal and Tibet. Its size alone is impressive, but its structure looks like a perfect pyramid with steep pitches and four sharp ridges, - it makes this mountain all the more spectacular.