Why mountaineering in Nepal? Nepal, a land of high hills, mountains, raging rivers and verdant deep jungles of Terai & its rich culture makes one of the most sought destinations in the worlds map. A destination for all season as it is one of the most diverse and varied countries on this planet a unique country nestled in the gorgeous snow capped range is another creation of the mother earth and it embraces worlds' eight highest peaks from Mt.Everest, Mt.Kanchenjonga, Mt.Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu to Annapurna massive. Nepal is also the birth place of Buddha (Light of Asia). Blessed with rich nature, the Great Himalayan in Nepal range stretches from the far North West to the Far East where the worlds highest 8th Eight Thousander are in Nepal. The visit of the British Royalties Queen Elizabeth II in 1964-1980, Prince Charles of Wales in late 80's and visit of Princess Diana in the 90's further highlighted Nepal as a country of rich culture and scenic landscapes and its towering Himalayas. Nepal with its 8th giant 8000 meters mountains certainly makes this country the most sought place for extreme adventure, apart from the Eight Highest Peaks, it holds more 10 7,000m mountains from Mt.Pumori-Gangapurna-Annapurna II-III, Langtang Lirung and so on to its far west the peak of Saiphal, Kanjibroba and Api, and with more than 200 varieties of trekking peaks from over 5,000m to 6,500m Mera peak which is the tallest trekking peak it offers challenging to non-technical route to its summit tops. Nepal offers a mesmerizing adventure journey with enough time to marvel the surrounding beautiful landscapes and immerse with its warm people, offering you full of diversity and enchantment from the low lands of Gangetic plains and its verdant dense jungle where the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tigers and the one horned rhinoceros roam, to the legendary Yak and Yeti trail to Everest. As the Adventure and leisure tourism was established since late 1960 and 70’s quality Travel & Trekking Company have mushroomed by a Tourism Professionals Nepalese, and have been leading countless of adventure trips throughout Himalaya including Rafting, Mountaineering also organized adventure trekking, and leisure trips including tailor made itineraries for family, school groups and corporate executives. All these travel companies are well aware of their profession providing the guest feel secure and at safe hand with varieties of trips as per the guest holidays optional choices.
01: Mountaineering Expeditions Mountaineering Expeditions ascent to over 6,600m, 7,000m or over 8,000m high summit, Nepalese are the pioneer guiding the adventurous mountaineers for more than 5 decades to the highest mountain on this planet,
02: Mountaineering Expeditions to high 8,000m peaks Nepal with its 8th Eight Thousander meters gigantic mountains offers expeditions to Mt.Everest south col, Mt.Kanchenjonga, Mt.Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt.Cho-Oyu, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Manaslu and Mt.Annapurna I. The earliest visitors to Nepal were the mountaineers since the late 1950’s as the door was opened for the outsiders after the end of Rana regime.
03: Veteran Mountain and trekking guides Nepal with its professional mountain guide led and managed expeditions designed to allow you to focus only on the climbing. Negotiating with officials, organizing porters and yaks and arranging flights and transport can waste a lot of energy and time. If Sherpa are required on the mountain, one can help organize their movement and loads, and can help negotiate with other teams - as is very helpful on High Mountains of over 6,800 to 8000m.
04: Peaks & Passes Nepal Himalayan High Valley & Alpine Pass Trek ranges from the far west to eastern Himalayas offering you the most staggering traverse and fascinating high valleys to the arctic landscapes. We have set this unparalleled trek for the moderate enthusiast and to extreme adventure loving people, giving you the true mountaineering spirits and a chance to conquer your life time adrenaline dreams.
05: Fully guided expeditions In Nepal one can hire professional local guides that are very familiar with your chosen mountain, along with the strongest Sherpa, organize all of the logistics and help you better organize yourself even before you arrive in Nepal. Once you have arrived in Kathmandu arrange everything, flights, transport, permits and hotels. On the mountain the guides and Sherpa act as your team and together you climb the mountain, if training is required before the departure, can arrange it. Once on the mountain, all rope is fixed for you and all camps are put in place. This allows you to climb with the greatest safety level possible. Wasting very little energy, making it possible to climb the highest mountains in the world!
06: Nepal and its Himalaya Exotic adventurous trips are designed for all types of outdoor lovers from easy, moderate to challenging to suit every people from all walks of life. Nepal offers to all kinds of high standard challenging to moderate adventure, one can book with for any Eight Thousander meter, to above Six Thousand and Seven Thousander peaks.
07: Choice of 8000 meters Mountaineering Expeditions Mt. Everest from South col, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu Mt. Annapurna
08: Assist to both side of the country As Nepal is situated between the giants India and Tibet (China) for all kinds of travelers and for mountaineers makes it possible to travel into these countries through Nepal. Nepal’s at its best connection, Kathmandu, being in the centre of Nepal and in the mid Asia bordering China and India, has an advantage to the travelers and businessman to move and to connect with the quickest and smooth flight assist to the Far East or to the south East Asian countries where the International Airlines can connect as per the traveler’s flight schedule to respective destination and as well assist to travel to Lhasa, Tibet or to India via Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal.
09: From Tibet side using and through Nepal companies and Sherpa guides From Nepal one can travel and run expeditions in Tibet the 8000 meter that straddles the border with Nepal or close by. Mt.Everest from North col. Mt. Cho-Oyu. Mt. Shisapangma (Gosainthan)
10: Nepal and its Himalaya for 7000 meters and below Expeditions For those who interested apart from 8,000m or experience in mountaineering before planning the 8,000m peaks can first try on these 7,000m or below peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Baruntse, Ama Dabalam and many more.
11: Trekking in Nepal Himalaya One of the main flows of visitors in Nepal is Trekking it is indeed regarded as the world’s best and scenic trekking area, as one can trek for few days to a month trekking in Nepal in the vicinity of the high towering snow capped peaks in the comfort of Teahouse-Lodges or camping with great services of the locals or from the guides with friendly, warm hospitality and homely atmosphere.
12: Trekking Peaks Nepal offers varied of peaks over 5500 to 6000m for the adventurous people who have the awe for adrenaline or breathe taking adventure; these peaks can be climbed by any basic climber or professional mountaineer with the guides and proper equipments as per the challenge, time and duration of the climb.
13: Trekking and Mountaineering Equipment Shops Due to mass trekking and climbing expeditions whether on trekking peaks or full scale mountaineering the availability of all kinds of trekking and climbing equipments at various shops in Kathmandu-Pokhara and in Khumbu area, makes this country fascinating.
14: Leisure Tour and hikes Nepal is certainly a visitors paradise with varieties of choice of leisure tours and hikes, leisure tour offers visit to places of interest whether scenic visit or cultural tour of monasteries, temples or just relax at the Hotel marveling the panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains or go for a short scenic hike for few hours away from the city life to blend in with the country rural life. An ideal spot for non-climbers or relax after the expeditions.
15: Sight Seeing Guided Tour, before and after the Expeditions Kathmandu Valley is indeed a unique type of valley, wearing an exotic setting. Twenty-five centuries back it stood as a large lake. It is completely surrounded by a tier of Green Mountain walls above which to the north tower the mighty snowcapped peaks during the winter. It consists of four major cities carrying great historic, artistic and cultural interest.
16: Mountain Resorts before and after the Expeditions Nepal with its ambiance environment offers variety of choices for the visitors to its Mountain – Hill or River Resorts to feel the natural beauty and glimpse of the high snow capped mountain panorama at comfort at its luxurious Resorts.
17: Luxury Lodge Trekking before and after the Expeditions A very special trek for people who do not have the awe for adventure but willing to take part in the outdoor life. This trip starts with a leisurely, moderate walk in the comfort of top standard mountain lodges and well stocked bar with a view of the snow capped Himalayas.
18: Rafting scenic or white water floats before and after the Expeditions Rafting in the Himalayan Rivers of Nepal, offers one of the most exciting thrills and relaxation in the adventure world of water sports.
19: Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers, of all these regions the mid river Trisuli and the Sunkoshi are the main popular rafting rivers, these rivers can be soothing, relaxing or it can offer hair-raising roller coaster rides these trips can offer you relaxation and thrills before the expeditions.
20: Mountain Biking before and after the Expeditions A good way of keeping fit before the big expeditions as Nepal offers a great diversity of terrains and climate. From the pleasant scenic rides of the tropical plains of Terai to the subtropical valleys of the middle mountains or to the more challenging Trans Himalayan zones, the areas lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. The only flatlands to be found lie within a narrow strip, the southern Terai, which runs from east to west of Nepal. The rest of the countries are the middle mountains with hidden valleys inhabited by a diversity of ethnic groups that are blend of the Indo-Aryan and the Tibeto-Burman races. You will see the contrast between tropical lush vegetation and the stark, arctic regions swept by the winds that have sculpted amazing forms on arid valleys of the Tibetan plateau.
21: Ultra Light Aircraft before and after the Expeditions Ultra light aircraft take off from Pokhara and offer spectacular views of the lakes, mountains and villages. This is an ideal way to see life from a new perspective. The flights take place from sunrise to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to sunset every day during these months.
22: Bungy Jump before and after the Expeditions Ultimate Bungy at The Last Resort in Nepal may be the most spectacular Bungy Jump on the Planet. This remarkable 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhoti Kosi River gorge on the Nepal/Tibet border is the longest Free-fall in the world.
23: Para Gliding before and after the Expeditions The main area for paragliding is the Pokhara valley, commanding views of 3 of the worlds 8000m peaks with friendly and constant conditions for your paragliding holiday.
24: Cannoning before and after the Expeditions Nepal offers another water sports Cannoning, abseiling from the torrent waterfalls which is gaining popularity among the adventurous people this adventure can be done in a few hours which involves walk or hike to the water falls spots.
25: Sky Dive Out of various adventure in Nepal, sky dive is another sports that’s gaining popularity every year, even though its an expensive adventure to do it, but it is mind blowing experience in the very nose of the high giant peaks of Mt.Everest and its surrounding majestic peaks. It involves flying in a small plane near Everest and then jumping with the parachute depending upon the weather conditions.
26: Jungle Safari –Wildlife & Nature Tours, before and after the Expeditions Nepal's tropical, dense jungles are in the low land of Terai, which runs from east to west on this fertile country. These exotic jungles, provides home and habitat for the most endangered species of wild life, the Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhinoceros, the Gangetic Gharial and fresh water Dolphins. In one of these jungles, you will find one of the most exciting safari destinations in the world, Safari on the back of an elephants or in the four wheel drive to view the diverse wild life and many different species of exotic birds. Other thrills are canoe rides, jungle walk, and bird watch excursion in the comfort of the cosy lodge, built out of local material which blends it well with the natural surrounding, with all the homely basic facilities.
27: Nature and Flora Tours for interested mountaineers. Nepal, a wilderness paradise, has much to offer apart from the high snow capped mountain range, 2% of all the flowering and herbal medicine plant in the world, and it has magnificent rich and varied fauna and flora owing to the diverse topography and to a wide range altitude and climatic zones. Thus, making it one of the most important destinations for nature lovers on this planet.
28: Bird Watch Tour for interested mountaineers Nepal habitats 8% of the world’s population of birds (more than 857 species) It is a paradise for the ornithologist to observe bird life in Nepal from the mid Himalaya to the low land of Terai and its Jungle or the marshland, due to its different climatic and landscapes and vegetation bird’s life varies in each Himalayan belt.
29: Nepal’s Historical places outside Kathmandu Nepal being one of ancient country has so many things to take pride on it with its several historical monuments and palaces outside the capital one can visit outside Kathmandu with a scenic drive to respective historical sites like the Kapilvastu, Lumbini in the south west to pay homage to Lord Buddha’s birth place. Palpa town with its old palace and forts that were used for centuries and still exists, the Gorkha Palace the seat of the Shah dynasty since 15-16th centaury.
30: Eco-Tourism & Mountaineering Always leading the scenic, cultural routes to provide absolute wilderness away from the main trails giving new experience to our valuable clients along with our warm hospitality and as well preserving the beautiful nature and its environment from destruction.
31: Welfare and Safety for all types of visitors All the companies are well aware on client’s safety and have given top priority and as well the welfare of the staffs and porters. Helicopter Services in case of emergency. Nepal’s has 5-6 private Helicopters company apart from the Army’s Helicopter to cater the need of the Visitors in Nepal to name like Air Manang, Air Dynasty, Fishtail Air, Karnali Air and Mountain Air all these private companies are on services for the client’s requirement whether its scenic mountain flight tour or Emergency Evacuation and other medical region these reputed Heli companies are all always on service all year round.
32: Experience staff and Trip Escorts All the drivers and tour escorts on leisure and adventure trips are competent professionals, each with over decades of experience on all types of road. Professionally trained catering team will accompany you on treks and expeditions, which they have undertaken on countless occasions.
33: Tour and Trekking / Mountain Guides: All Trekking-Mountaineering Expeditions and tours are escorted by well trained and knowledgeable English-speaking guides. The services of guides speaking other languages (e.g. Japanese, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian-Dutch and French) may also be provided with sufficient prior notice and at an additional cost. Group escorts are well versed in their related fields. From trekking-mountaineering, rafting to culture and ornithology to botany, and have the best informed guides. They work with the single-minded objective of acquainting you with Nepal-India-Tibet to the best of their ability.
34: Land of Festivals Nepal is not only the land of mountains; it is also the land of festivals. There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal every year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals are set by astrologers following the lunar calendar. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the events are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and galore the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of entertainment.
35: Rich Traditions and Religions Religious practices are an important part of the lives of the Nepalese people. Mythologies of various Hindu gods and goddesses abound in this country and cultural values are based on the philosophies of holy books, this is important to the climbers and to respect the nature and mountain spirit and its culture.
36: Ancient History For mountaineers and all kinds of visitors its good to know its background before heading to Nepal. The country after almost 600 years of rule, the kings were not united among themselves and during the late 18th century, Prithvi Narayani Shah, King of Gorkha (a small kingdom in the mid west Nepal) conquered Kathmandu and united Nepal into one kingdom. Recognizing the threat of the British Raj in India, he dismissed European missionaries from the country and for more than a century, Nepal remained in isolation. During the mid-19th century Jung Bahadur Rana became Nepal's first prime minister to wield absolute power. He set up an oligarchy and the Shah Kings remained figureheads. The Ranas were overthrown in a democracy movement of the early 1950's. Today, Nepal enjoys a multi party democratic system and a Republic country.
37: Nepal Unique Geography An important subject for Expeditions to know about the country as Nepal with varied landscapes from the low land of Terai and the High Himalaya makes this country one of the most unique place on earth. The Kingdom of Nepal covers an area of 147,181 square kilometers, and stretches 145-241 kilometers north to south and 850 kilometers west to east. The country is located between India in the south and China in the north. At latitudes 26 and 30 degrees north and longitudes 80 and 88 degrees east, Nepal is topographically divided into three regions: the Himalaya to the north, the high hills consisting of the Mahabharata range and the Churia low hills, and the flat land of Terai range to the south. Elevations are varied in the kingdom. The highest point is Mt. Everest (8,848 m) in the north and the lowest point (70 meters above sea level) is located in the south east Terai region at Kechana Kalan of Jhapa District. Altitude increases as you travel south to north. To the north temperatures are below -40 degrees Celsius and in the Terai, temperatures rise to 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. During June, July and August, the kingdom is influenced by monsoon clouds. 38: The warm friendly People The most important thing for all visitors to Nepal because of its friendly warm People, its Culture, and Languages also adds an important role in Nepal’s Tourism. In Nepal, ethnical cultural groups are diverse and many of them have their own languages and customs. However they can be geographically categorized according to their habitats.
39: Nepal’s commitment to promote Tourism To provide value added services to the discerning travelers who come to experience country. Equipped with a team of dedicated professionals and supported by an excellent infrastructure, committed to offering the very best. Apart from running the company as a business holding, also providing opportunities such as employment and redistribution of income in the far flung corners of the country. Guiding to experience all that is special about Nepal and adjoining Himalayan region of Tibet-India and Bhutan as well.
40: Environmental Impact The last but not the least very important to save it environment, mindful of the fragility of the natural environment, aim is to "take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints" when introducing visitors to this small, green Himalayan jewel that is Nepal. Whether out on treks, or catering meals on day excursions and tours, burying all biodegradable garbage, and bring the rest back to nearest proper disposal sites for recycling or proper disposal.