The wonders of nature, that is the great giant Himalayas, have bestowed Nepal with breathtaking beauties and views. With acquiring the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest and some of the world-famous trekking regions, Nepal stands amongst the most ideal climbing destinations. Some of the popular trekking regions are Everest region, Annapurna region, Langtang region, etc.
Mt. Everest 8,848 m peak is the highest peak in the world that is situated in the Khumbu region and Solukhumbu district of Nepal. The flow of tourists every year in Nepal for climbing Everest is really high. Besides Mt. Everest, Nepal also possesses the other 7 highest peaks in the world out of the 10 most high. They are listed below along with their heights:
- Mount Everest 8,848
- Kanchenjunga 8,586
- Lhotse 8,516
- Makalu 8,463
- Cho Oyu 8,201
- Dhaulagiri 8,167
- Manaslu 8,156
- Annapurna I 8,091
Climbing in Nepal will undoubtedly be your best decision if you want to receive excitement, fun, adventure and beautiful memories at its best.
Top 10 reasons to choose climbing in Nepal are explained below:
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World’s highest peak Mt. Everest
One of the main reasons for choosing climbing in Nepal is to climb to the top of the world. For all the keen adventurers and explorers, Everest climbing once in a lifetime is a must.
It gives you the adrenaline rush and the feeling of being at the top of the world is surreal. It is not possible to describe it or express the feelings in words.
The journey to Everest begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, from where your trekking begins. The highlight of this trek is not only the Everest but also the mesmerizing natural beauties and sceneries you see along the way.
You also get the opportunity to explore the traditional Buddhist villages, lifestyles and the very famous Namche Bazaar. Traverse through the path glancing and taking photographs of the colorful prayer flags, chortens, stupas and monasteries in the Everest region.
The trekking trails of Nepal offer to drop dead gorgeous views of the incredible mountains that are capped in white thick snow.
Other than Everest, the Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Ama Dablam, and Machhapuchhre are some major attractions for travelers. Thus, every year it attracts a large number of trekkers and climbers coming for trekking in Nepal.
Along with the rewards of splendid backdrops of the mountains, Nepal also blesses you with plenty of viewpoints.
These viewpoints and hill stations not only provide you the best views but also multiply the beauty of the mighty Himalayas and the amazing sunrise and sunset views.
With the best-trained guides and equipment from MFN, you will get to enjoy peak climbings in Nepal at its best. Trek for a few days and achieve the top of the summit to seize beyond belief views of these Himalayas.
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Finishing the journey might be difficult, but every second you spend on the trip is worth it. You will be glad to make the right decision at the end of the day when you return home after a successful summit.
The viewpoints like Kala Patthar viewpoint, Gokyo RI viewpoint, Poonhill viewpoint, Nagarkot viewpoint etc are some of the majors presenting a panoramic view of the mountains and its neighboring peaks.
Local and affordable food
Nepal is considered to be one of the cheapest and most reasonable costing travel destinations of the world. From luxurious to mid-range but qualitative services, Nepal provides it all.
You can have a full tummy with food items that are the same as in Pokhara in the trekking regions as well.
The tea houses along the trail serve you with Thukpa, Ramen, Mo: Mo, etc. for snacks. You can choose from the menus to have what you want.
There may not be too many options on the menu, but what’s available is more than enough. They will serve you nutritious meals during your breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well.
Other popular peaks for climbing
Nepal is full of the majestic Himalayas that are opened for commercial trekkings and expedition. Other than Mt. Everest, Nepal also possesses 7 highest peaks in the world among the top 10 mountains.
In total, there are 1310 mountains above 6000 m in Nepal. 300 mountains among them are allowed to climb. They range from east to west and north to south providing exotic views that make you forget all your problems and just feel amazing and at peace.
Due to all these reasons, Nepal is considered as the mountaineering paradise in the world. You can choose from among the various options that fit your requirements and desires.
There’s no doubt about the fact that climbing in Nepal will offer you more than what you’re looking for.
Luscious greenery, Flora and Fauna
When it comes to being blessed with natural beauties, Nepal falls under the number 1 spot. It’s not only the mountains that nature has blessed Nepal with, but also the lush green forests and fauna.
If we’re to count in numbers, Nepal consists of 6391 flowering plants, 2532 species of vascular plants and 130 endemic species. The total percentage of all the species of plants that are found in Nepal is 2.80%.
The hills between the great Himalayas and the plain terai are extremely rich in thick green forests and many endangered plants, animals and birds. These forests are the shelter for a large number of flora and fauna.
Rhododendron which is the national flower of Nepal can be found in abundance in the Himalayan part of the country. As you walk along the trails, you will spot numerous rare plants such as golden Michelia, Spikenard, Himalayan Yew, Yarsagumba, Serpentina, Panch aule and many more.
Some of the rare animals found in Nepal are Musk deer, One-horned rhinoceros, Himalayan Black Bear, Asiatic elephant, etc.
Hassle-free visa and low-cost travel
One of the best and most convenient parts about traveling in Nepal is the hassle-free visa. You can get a visa upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.
If you’re getting a single-entry visa, it will have a validity date for 15/30 to 90 days. The cost ranges from US$25/40 to 100. The fee is payable in any major currency. But it will be convenient if you bring small bills as the land borders officials require payment in cash (US dollars).
There are special provisions for the SAARC countries while traveling in Nepal. The residents from these countries can get a 30-day visa for free on arrival.
In conclusion, Nepal is an easy place to travel to and the cost you bore while traveling is much lesser in comparison to the other countries.
Explore the foothills of Himalayas
Nepal is the land of Himalayas, Hills, and Plains. It offers you a wide range of adventurous activities. From short and easy to long and challenging treks and climbing, you can explore all in the popular trekking sites of the country.
Some of the majorly attracting trekking destinations in Nepal are the Everest region, Annapurna region, upper Mustang region and Langtang Valley region. These places will reward you with the marvelous Himalaya sights you’ve never seen before.
Pristine remote lakes
The wanderers that are planning to trek and climb peaks in Nepal may be unaware of the fact that the Himalayan region of the country is full of stunning pristine lakes. These turquoise Himalayan lakes attract a large number of tourists every year.
Rara Lake, situated at 3060m in the Mugu District of Western Nepal is a gem of the country. It is the largest Himalayan lake of Nepal and also one of the highest lakes in the world.
This lake remains almost untouched as only a couple of hundred people visit this lake each year as it is a tricky walk up to the lake.
Other than Rara, Gosaikunda, Shey Phoksundo, Tilicho, Gokyo, Mansarovar, and Namtso are some of the very beautiful and pristine lakes of the Himalayas.
The friendly locals and safety of Nepal
A trip to Nepal will not only take you to some of the most amazing places in the world but also encounter you with the most friendly and hospitable people.
The Nepalese culture teaches people to treat everyone with love and warmth and always try to make them feel like they’re home. In Nepal, guests are considered equivalent to Gods.
You won’t feel like you’re meeting with the local people for the first time while you’re here. They serve you and treat you so well you will feel like you’ve known them for a very long time. The guests are served in the best way they can.
Everywhere you go, you will be greeted with a warm smile and ‘namaste’. They’re always up for helping you with anything you need. In case you lose your way, the locals will guide you in the right direction with no hesitation.
Multitude Of Adventures
A visit to Nepal will not only bless you with climbing the most popular peaks in the world but also reward you lots of other thrilling activities to undertake. You can go for Zip flying, paragliding, skydiving, bungee jumping, rafting and many more.
If you’re here with your parents or kids, you can also go on short trekkings or hikes, sunset and sunrise viewing, scenic mountain flight, bird watching, jungle safari, etc.