Nepal is loaded with specticular and highest mountain in the world. With eight of the highest mountain is in nepal Including the world's Highest Mt. Everest. Mountaineering in Nepal is the most popular tourism activity which has been great attraction since hundreds of years. The great Himalayan range in Nepal has eight out of fourteen of the world's 8000 meter peaks with total number of 1310 snow peaks over 6000 meters and offers the best choices for Himalaya expedition and mountaineering in Nepal. Whether the interest is simply climbing a peak or an expedition on 7000 or 8000 meter peak, climbing Himalayas in Nepal has become a dream for most of the adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers in the world.
The name 'Mount Everest' was named when Sir George Everest, the surveyor general of India from scaled the peak in1856. It was called Peak XV until before 1856. The height measurement of the peak was done through the Great Trigonometrically Survey in 1850. Nepali name of the Mt. Everest is ...
Mount Dhaulgiri (8,167m) is coined from the Sanskrit word ' Dhavala Giri', meaning White Mountain. It is the seventh highest peak in the world. This mountain is one of the true jewels of the Himalayas. While Cho Oyu is touted by many as an easy 8000er, the "White Mountain" has a reputation of being one of the more technically challenging 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas.
Mount Lhoste is the fourth highest mountain in the world with its height 8,516m. Lhotse, which means 'south peak', is a part of the Everest massif, lying just south to the Everest. Lhotse was climbed by a Swiss Expedition in 1956. Lhotse Shar, 8383m, is sometimes considered a Separate 8000m peak, however, it is the lowest peak of Mount Lhotse.
Situated in Khumbu region, the pyramid shaped 23,495 ft. peak, Mt. Pumori dominates the skyline behind Kala Pataar (19,000 ft). The name of the peak was named "Pumori" by George Leigh Mallory, apparently means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language. The best season to explore this stunning peak is September to November
Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world is situated in the heart of the eastern Himalayas. There are seven valleys radiating from mount Makalu. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, are the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. The himalaya rise to the height of 8.463 m. from the bottom of the Arun valley, at just about 435m above sea level
The word 'Annapurna' is composed of two words 'anna' and 'purna', meaning "filled with food". It has also got its naming roots with goddess 'Durga', the Hindu Divine Mother, aboard of Lord Shiva, etc. Strictly closed till 1948, Annapurna region-8,091m., was opened for the foreign nationals in 1994 firstly to a group of American ornithologists followed by a team of Swiss climbers under the leadership of Rene Dittert. The team explored the stunning himalayas of the northeast of this country.
The survey of Mount Manaslu (8163m.) was conducted by a Japanese expedition team for the first time in 1952 and it was first ascended by a Japanese expedition in 1956 but the photograph of the peak was first arrested by HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts while on trekking in 1950.
Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world with its majestic height-8586m. is mystery in itself. There are different versions of different scholars on its name. It is said that it is derived from Sanskrit word 'Kancan Jangha' meaning "golden thigh". Majority of the people believe that its name is derived from Tibetan language 'Kang-chen-dzo-nga'