Trekking and Mountaineering

Mountaineerings have been coming to Nepal as early as 1950s to plant their country’s flag on one of other or these peaks. Although mountaineering in Nepal is comparatively a recent phenomenon, it has played a significant fore in the national economy of the country. The growth of mountaineering in Nepal can be traced back to the beginning of the 1050s when the country was opened to foreign visitors.

Mountaineerings have been coming to Nepal as early as 1950s to plant their country’s flag on one of other or these peaks. Although mountaineering in Nepal is comparatively a recent phenomenon, it has played a significant fore in the national economy of the country. The growth of mountaineering in Nepal can be traced back to the beginning of the 1050s when the country was opened to foreign visitors.

trekking and mountain in Nepal

trekking and mountain in Nepal

The following are some of the highest Peaks of the Himalayas in Nepal


Sagarmatha (Mount Everest)     8848m


Kanchenjunga I                             8586m


Lhotse                                            8516m


Mount Makalu I                           8463m


Cho-Oyu                                       8201m


Dhaulagiri                                     8167m


Manaslu                                        8163m


Annapurna                                   8091m


Makalu I                                       8463m


Lhotse Shar                                  8400m


Yalungkand                                  8505m


Langtang Lirung                          7234m


Gaurishanker                               7134m


Tilicho                                            7134m


Trekking and Mountaineering are both popular and mountainous countries now are offering a wide variety of facilities for the tourist. Summer mountain resorts are among the oldest resorts in Europe. In the 18 century the discovery of the mountains was one of the first incentives to tourism. What travellers were interested in at that time was striking natural Phenomena gorges, charms, torrents, caves, strange rocks and they did not venture far into the mountains themselves. Their interes was also in keeping with a scientific trend in the ideas of the day. Later with the developement of roads and railways, travellers began to penetrate more deeply into the mountains, and tourist resorts became more widely dispersed. One might say that tourist locations were single-purpose at the outset serving a single site, like the Mer Declace near Chamonix in French Savoy, or the grindelwald glaciers in the Bernese overland of Swizerland, which attracted the first English tourist in the 18th century and became multi-purpose in the 19th century. This development is illustrated by the climatic resort Sanatoria which sprang up over whole areas where the climate was benefical to health the Grisons in the Switzerland. An interest in mountaineering, however, always leads to the creation of single purpose locations, and this is still the case in mountain ranges outside Europe the Himalays and the Andes. Zermatt at the feet of the Matterhorn is an excellent early example of the type of resort.
Trekking is a sport which is defined as following mule traks or footpaths on foot. Trekking is done at the point beyond which the traveller can go no further by collective means of transport the traveller can go no further by collective means of transport into the heart of the mountains.