What’s life without a little adventure? Peak climbing is one of the more adventurous sports you can do in Nepal, and where better to do it than in a country that boasts 14 of the world's highest peaks. Out of 1300 peaks above 6000m, 238 of them are open for climbing. There is no other country that can offer such vast options for peak climbing than Nepal.
Mount Everest, or Sagarmatha as Nepalis call it, is the highest peak in the world, reaching up to 8848m. Many climbers aspire to climb Everest and, for highly experienced climbers, it is attainable. However, Everest is an almost impossible feat for novice climbers and there are other peaks that copy the magnificence of Everest but are more achievable, such as the Imja Tse, Mera Peak, and Yala Peak.
For intermediate climbers, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, and Chulu are the top choices. For experienced climbers demanding more challenge, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri peaks are appropriate. Finally, for those with further experience and knowledge, they can attempt to tame the giants like Everest and Kanchenjunga.
Climbers need to be well-informed about the peak and its surroundings. They should be aware of frostbite and altitude sickness that can come with climbing. Equipment is paramount - hard hats, sickles, insulated thick sole boots, ropes, lock gears, and oxygen tanks are some of the necessary tools needed for peak climbing.
It is important to discuss the permits with the operators before going for the climb. The best season for climbing starts from the end of September to November. The weather, however, can be inconsistent in several parts, so it is necessary to stay updated. Peak climbing requires sound health, so preparations should include daily exercise as a part of the routine.