Peak Climbing In Nepal
Have you always wanted to take up mountain climbing? Do you dream of conquering peaks and taking in stunning vistas? Then pack your bags for Nepal. Peak climbing, also known as mountain climbing, is one of the most dangerous and difficult adventure sports in the world. And here in Nepal, it’s a popular activity among foreign tourists who are ready to take on the challenge. Often referred to as the roof of the world, peak climbing in Nepal can be done on eight of the world’s ten highest mountains including Mt Everest, which stands at an altitude of 8848 meters (29028 feet).
Best time for peak climbing
In the high Himalayas, peak climbing is a popular adventure sport. Nepal, the Himalayan Kingdom, boasts over 1300 peaks over 5500 meters and eight of the world’s ten highest summits, including Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters. Climbing is at its best from October to May (before and after summer), with the majority of climbs taking place between December and March.
How to start peak climbing
If you’re going to start peak climbing, you first need to plan an expedition. The first step in planning an expedition is choosing your team members. Depending on what sort of climb you’re doing, someone with experience may be necessary—for example, if you’re mountaineering or rock climbing. Make sure all team members know what they’re getting into and have the proper training.
As far as equipment goes, it depends on which type of adventure sport (or how dangerous) your expedition will be—rock climbing requires harnesses, for example. Once you have everything ready, make sure everyone is prepared for any emergencies that might arise (i.e., bringing a first aid kit).
All you need to know about peak climbing gear
Whether you’re a mountaineer or simply an adventure seeker, getting ready for your next climbing expedition can be tricky. There are quite a few things to consider and get prepared for before going out there. In fact, it’s easy to lose track of all important details when packing your bags. To help you make sure that nothing gets left behind on your peak climbing adventure, we put together a list of essential items for every climber. Let’s take a look at some basic pieces of gear that will help you to keep track of all things you may need on your next trip.
- Ice Axe with a waist leash
- Crampons for Mountaineering
- Carabiners (A pair of Screwgates and Snapgates)
- Accessory Cord / Prussik
- Mountaineering Harness (Lightweight)
- Belay Device(ATC Guide or Figure 8)
Popular Peak Climbing Routes in Nepal
Mt. Everest and other popular peaks in Nepal have offered a feast to mountaineers. The eight highest summits in the world; Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Manaslu, Annapurna I and Annapurna II are all found in Nepal. The Himalayan fauna includes numerous life forms such as: pika (Ochotona princeps), foxes (Vulpes bengalensis), ghoral (Hemitragus jemlahicus), snow leopard (Uncia uncia) and many other species.
Is it for me?
There are times when everything goes according to plan and a peak can be summited with ease. However, these instances are few and far between. More often than not, a climber has to fight Mother Nature to reach the top. The ability to deal with hardships is what separates good climbers from great ones; knowing how to deal with negative emotions like frustration, disappointment, loneliness, self-doubt, and anger will help you weather any storm that comes your way.
Having a support system in place—and knowing how to lean on it—will be another factor that’ll separate you from others out there who may never reach the peak.
How do I get started?
Any mountain climber should consider first taking a course in mountaineering, which is taught by local mountain guides. Some of these courses will also teach you how to use and maintain ice axes and crampons, which are vital tools for peak climbing. You’ll also need to be trained in proper rope-handling skills, including belaying and rappelling (descending steep slopes with a rope). There are various companies that offer classes on peak climbing in Nepal; but if you’re short on time or want to focus on just one activity while visiting Nepal, it’s a good idea to ask a professional trekking company like us so we they can coordinate your training well.
When you’re planning to climb a peak, most people think about buying new, state-of-the-art equipment. And while it is possible to buy all that you need for climbing online, there are advantages to getting it locally. Not only will you have an opportunity to try different things on and get expert advice from a local shop, but there’s also an element of fun in buying your equipment from a specialty store.
To reduce costs without compromising safety or comfort when doing peak climbing in Nepal, buy used gear when possible or ask friends if they can borrow any pieces they don’t have themselves. You can even rent the gears if buying used gears isn’t your cup of tea. We can always assist you in planning anything you require so that your mountaineering in Nepal becomes a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Visit our sales office located at Kaldhara Marg for more information.