5 Popular Mountains in Nepal

by Suraj KC | Sep 13, 2018
5 Popular Mountains in Nepal

Nepal is a Himalayan country occupied with lots of tall peaks covered with Snow. Nepal is the country of Mount Everest the world tallest mountain with height of 8848 meters. Here, are 5 most popular mountains in Nepal. Get through it:

1) Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the Mecca of mountains for mountaineers, adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. The giant of giants straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet and is considered sacred by the people of both regions. Surrounded by soaring peaks this black pyramid-shaped rock can seem deceptively unassuming to the beholder below. It’s not surprising that first Dhaulagiri and later Kanchenjunga were thought to be the tallest mountain in the world before Everest was confirmed in 1856. Since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first reached the summit via the Southeast Ridge in 1953 their route has become an achievable aim for enthusiastic amateurs thanks to the support network that has built up over the years. A team of Sherpas known as the icefall doctors ,maintain the route through the Khumbu Icefall with fixed ropes and aluminium ladders, and commercial operators have become expert at providing logistics and Sherpa support to enable those with enough experience at high altitude to reach the top.

2) Ama Dablam

Regarded by many as the most beautiful mountain in the Himalayas, Ama Dablam graces the skies for days on the Everest Base Camp trek. She is sometimes referred to as the Matterhorn of the Himalayas due to her very recognizable features of soaring ridges and steep faces. Since then the Nepalese government has issued thousands of permits to climb a mountain many people regard as the most beautiful in Nepal. Rising above the village of Pangboche on the busy Everest trail, its classic armchair shape features prominently in guidebooks and tourist literature for Nepal, and even appears in the logo of a major investment bank (which some of you might think is a bit like covering a turd in sequins).

3) Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga, the third tallest mountain in the world, lies on the easternmost part of the Great Himalaya Trails and consists of 5 separate peaks. The mountain is considered holy by the locals and therefore ascending climbers always stop just short of the summit to honor an old promise to keep the sacred summit untouched by man. It has height of 8586 meters.

4) Lhotse

Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world and is a part of the Mount Everest massif. The name of Lhotse comes from Tibet, and its translation means “the South Peak”. It is comprised of three prominent peaks- the main summit which is 8,516 meters, the Lhotse East with elevations of 8,414 meters and the Lhotse Shar at 8,383 meters. Lhotse is a popular alternative to Mount Everest and shares much of the same route as Everest. It lies on the border between Tibet and the Khumbu region and was first climbed by the members of the Swiss mountaineering and Expedition team- Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger in 1956.

5) Machapuchare

Machapuchare (or Fishtail Mountain) is one of the most iconic and recognizable mountains on the Himalayan horizon. The mountain is considered sacred and has supposedly never been climbed to summit. Visitors can admire her from the city of lakes, Pokhara, only 25 km away, or from one of the many trails in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Machapuchre has height of 6993 meters.


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