Nepal first came into world focus when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand conquered Mt. Everest in 1953. Ever since, there have been countless expeditions heading off to the Himalayas. With eight of world’s highest peaks within Nepal’s boundaries, there is tremendous interest in the Nepal Himalaya. Most of the peaks over 8000m high were conquered during the Golden Decade of Climbing in the 1950s. Climbing by then had become a national affair with various nations vying with each other to be the first to climb. Today it is all about breaking records. There are some 326 peaks in Nepal open for mountaineering today.

Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the Mountaineering Section of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permission to climb. Around 121 peaks do not require liaison officers for expedition while the rest must be accompanied by one.

Climbing gear and equipments can be bought or rented in Kathmandu or the whole expedition can be handled by mountaineering and trekking agencies.  All logistics are taken care of by these agencies including gear, food, transportation, guide and porter services. They also arrange for insurance coverage. Always choose an agency that has a good track record

Highest peaks in Nepal

There are 1,310 peaks above 6000 meters of which 238 are open for climbing. The following are Nepalese peaks over 8000m in height and open for climbing:
Mt. Everest (8,848m),. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m) and Annapurna (8,091m).

Mountain of Nepal and its height. All the height of mountain below are scale in meter.


Mt.Everest 8848 Kangchungtse(MakaluⅡ) 7678
Lhotse 8516 Cho Aui 7352
Makalu 8463 Chamlang 7319
Cho Oyu 8201 Pumo Ri 7161
Gyachung Kang 7952 Baruntse 7129
Nuptse 7855 Ama Dablam 6812
Ngojumba Kang 7743


kangchenjunga 8586 Tent Peak 7365
kangchenjunga west 8505 Kabru North 7353
Kangbachen 7902 Kabru South 7317
Jannu 7710 The Twins 7350
Jongsang Peak 7483 Talung Peak 7349


Lenpo Gang 6979 Phurbi Chyachu 6637
Dorje Lakpa 6986 Langshisa Ri 6427
Gur Karpo Ri 6874 Ganchempo 6387


DhaulagiriⅠ 8167 DhaulagiriⅤ 7618
DhaulagiriⅡ 7751 DhaulagiriⅥ 7268
DhaulagiriⅢ 7715 Churen Himal 7371
Dhaulagiri Ⅳ 7661 Putha Hiumchuli 7246


Manmaslu 8163 Ngadichuli 7871
himalchuli north 7371 Manaslu north 7157
Himalchuli west 7540 Himlung Himal 7126
Himalchuli east 7893


Ganesh Himal Ⅰ 7429 Ganesh Himal Ⅴ 6986
Ganesh Himal Ⅱ 7161 Ganesh Himal Ⅵ 6480
Ganesh Himal Ⅲ(salasungo) 7110 Ganesh Himal Ⅶ 6350
Ganesh Himal Ⅳ 7052


Annapurna 8091 Tarke Kang 7193
Annapurna 7937 Tilitso Peak 7134
Varaha Sikhar 7647 Nilgiri north 7061
Annapurna 7555 Khatung Kang 6484
Annapurna 7525 Lamjung Himal 6983
Kangshar Kang 7485 Ghundanb 6584
Gangapurna 7455 Yakawa Kang 6482
Annapurna south 7225 Patal Hiumchuli 6441
Machhapuchhare 6993


Langtang Lirung 7225 Langtang Ri 7205
Kyungka Ri 6970 Shalbachum 6918
Pemthang Ri 6842


Api 7132 Saipal 7031
Kanjiroba Himal 6883 Jethi Bahurani 6850
Bobye 6808