This is a totally different ball game from Trekking and Peak Climbing and requires a higher level of training, expertise and some degree of experience; mainly because of the altitude, weather conditions and risks involved. Nepal has 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world ( eight-thousanders ) and mountaineering enthusiast would want to forego such a challenge. Everest 8848 m, Cho Oyu 8201 m, Sishapangma 8035 m, to name a few. There are, however, peaks that fall in the 7000-meter category which also offer even the seasoned climber a run for their money.
Climbing expeditions do require permits and clearance from MOTCA ( Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation ) and a nod from the NMA ( Nepal Mountaineering Association ). You will be provided with expert and experienced Sherpa leaders who have in-depth local knowledge of all matters pertaining to climbing and the region.
135 Peaks have been graded as mountaineering peaks and 32 smaller ones as trekking peaks. Most of the mountaineering peaks are 7000 – 8000 meters and trekking peaks vary from 5000 – 6000 meters