Nepal, widely known as the lap of Himalayas, is known as so for a reason. The tourists from all over the world don’t only get spellbound by the natural and scenic beauty but also admire it for the full range of Himalayan activities it offers. If you love to gather experiences of Himalayan activities, Nepal is undoubtedly a country you would not want to miss. Mountaineering and Peak Climbing in Nepal have been one of the major tourist attractions. Nepal has been the top destination for mountaineers and climbers to achieve a lifetime experience and record; after the first successful expedition on Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal on 29 May 1953. Here we are giving the Beginners guide to peak climbing in Nepal.
Nepal offers visitors with more than 1310 peaks, which are over 5500 m, with the highest being 8848 m above the sea level. Most of the mountains are open to climb. However, some of them have not yet opened. These wide ranges of peaks are categories as trekking peaks and expedition peaks. Nepal Mountaineering Association has 18 trekking peaks over 6000 m to 6500 m under it for the trekkers to explore while in their journey to Nepal.
Every peak climbing experience can differ in accordance to the type of peak. But, it is generalized into one whole idea of an essential guide. So, if you are looking forward to peak climbing in Nepal, here’s a list of a few things you would not want to miss:
1. Plan your journey in advance
It surely is a preferred way among the travelers to explore spontaneously, but when it comes to peaks, you might not want to do that. It is always wise to plan your trip. Do some research regarding the altitude, technicality, and previous trekking experiences. Know your destination before you plan to reach one.
2. Climbing Gears
Since exploring the trekking peaks in Nepal does not require any mountaineering skills, climbing gears can surely be your companion throughout the journey. Climbing gears are readily available on rent from Pokhara and Kathmandu in case you don’t look forward to buying it.
Climbing gears ensure you with safety and precautions. Furthermore, it is always advisable to carry a medical kit with you for further protection.
3. Opt for base camps of the peaks
Along with the climbing gear, you can also opt for trekking to the base camps of the ridges so that you get acclimatized once you get to the top.
4. Stay on route
It is always the best idea to hire an experienced guide who can help you explore the peaks in safer ways. The guides can also help you with the knowledge of rock climbing, how to walk on icy pathways, techniques of using the rope knots, and any other dangers.
Always try to trek with a guide. If not, at least travel with someone from the community who has been to the peak before. Always follow the instructions and stay on route. Don’t overlook their advice. Know that they have been there before and know how things back.
5. Travel insurance
The purchase of travel insurance will get you prepared and assured both economically and mentally. Before you decide to explore the higher altitudes of Nepal, it is better to get yourself a travel insurance that covers at least 6000 meters of a helicopter rescue operation.
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