Concentrated into this tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal are eight of the world’s highest mountains. These mountain extends from Assam in eastern India to west of Afghanistan and is the chain of highest and youngest mountains on the earth.

The 800 kilometer stretch of the Nepal Himalayas in the greatest in the world with eight peaks that rise above 8,000 meter including the highest in the world, Mt. Everest. Ever since the country opened its peaks to climbers in 1949, the Nepal Himalayas has become a great theatre of mountaineering activity and the drama of success and failure have provided impetus to thousands of men and women to meet the ultimate challenge. In Nepal, there has been 263 Himalayan peaks are opened ranging from peaks above 6500 meter to the Mount Everest 8848-meter for foreigners or joint expedition. Likewise, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) offers 18 Himalayan peaks for alpine trekking. The Nepal Himalayas has been an attraction to many climbing lovers, to be saints, philosophers, adventurers or researchers.

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