Top 5 Mountains in Nepal
Nepal is worldly known as mountainous country. Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions,it offers a wide variety of adventure tourism packages. Of the 14 peaks above 8,000 meters in the world eight are located in Nepal. It is the land of Mount Everest (8,848 meters) the highest peak in the World and other 240 mountain peaks over than 6,000 meters high. For those who cannot withstand the rigorousness of mountain flights which fly around the himalaya including Mount Everest and provide a close look of the top of the world.
Mt Everest: The world’s highest mountain is located in Nepal, above the mean sea level at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). It is located in the Himalayas on the Nepal (Sagarmatha Zone)-China (Tibet) border. Trek to Everest base camp is mystique derived from its soaring giant, ever panoramic peaks and the extreme adventures of legendary mountaineers. Mount Everest has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the north ridge from Tibet. Today, the southeast ridge route, which is technically easier, is more frequently used. Many mountainers from different countries tried to climb the Everest but on May 29, 1953 at 11;30 a.m. New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Kanchenjunga: The world’s third highest mountain of the world also lies in Nepal. You can find spectacular views of the Jannu Himalayas range from the Mirgin La on this trip. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas, called Kanchanjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak-chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. Kanchenjunga translated means “The Five Treasures of Snows”. Kanchenjunga is called Sewalungma in the local Limbu language, translates as ‘Mountain that we offer Greetings to’. Kanchenjunga or Sewalungma is considered sacred in the Kirant religion. Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expidition.
Lhotse: The fourth highest mountain at 8,383 m (27,503 ft) high in the world also lies in Nepal. Lhotse was first climbed in 1956 by two Swiss, Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss. In addition to the main summit, there are two subsidiary peaks, Lhotse Shar, which is immediately east of the main summit, and Nuptse, a high peak on the mountain’s west ridge.
Machhapuchhre: The peak is about 25 km (16 mi) north of Pokhara, the main town of the region. Machapuchhre is at the end of a long spur ridge, coming south out of the main backbone of the Annapurna Himalayas, which forms the eastern boundary of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Due to its southern position in the range, and the particularly low terrain that lies south of the Annapurna Himalayas, Machapuchhre commands tremendous vertical relief in a short horizontal distance. This, combined with its steep, pointed profile, make it a particularly striking peak, despite a lower elevation than some of its neighbors. Its double summit resembles the tail of a fish, hence the name meaning “fish’s tail” in Nepalese. It is also nicknamed the “Matterhorn of Nepal”.
Makalu: Makalu (8,463) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. It has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Previously, it had been admired and studied by several Everest parties, but like so many other giants in Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest had been attained in 1954. A French group first climbed Makalu in year 1955.