Post by: Himalayan RST on Oct 01
There are 1700 Peaks (the major portion of the Mountain range.) in Nepal, Himalayas that exceed 5500 meters to 8848m (29,028ft) in height above sea level.. Presently , Only 282 of these peaks are open to expeditions . This makes our country exceptionally popular for mountaineers. Since 1978, the Nepal Mountaineering Association has had the authority to issue climbing permits for small-scale peaks. For the permit you should apply for the permit through the trekking agency & you should have climbing guide otherwise permit is not issued. Trekking agency provides qualified & trained climbing guides to take non climbers for convenience, safety & expected successes. By Himalayan standards these are considered minor peaks, but in fact some of them provide relatively challenging snow and Ice climbing of high standard, & more so in Winter.