2019 Autumn Climbing Season in Nepal
Mountain Climbing and Trekking are very popular adventurous activities in Nepal. Many tourists visit Nepal just to feel the adrenaline rush when they conquer the mountain ranges of Nepal. We owe this pleasure to the diverse geography of the country.
Recently, the Tourism Department has issued 230 climbing permits and more are pending. That’s all because of the adventure-loving tourists wanting to experience the thrill of going head-on with the majestic mountain ranges.
To give you an idea, the elevation of Nepal starts at 60m above sea level and goes straight up to the highest point in the world (8,848m). This highest point is the peak of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha), the highest mountain in the world. As a matter of fact, 8 out of the 10 highest mountain ranges in the world lie in Nepal.
That’s exactly why Nepal is known as a mountainous country.
Mountain Climbing and Trekking in Nepal
The Himalayas cover east-west of Nepal in the upper region and are natural borders for Nepal-China.
That’s 2,400 km! Roughly, that is about 16% of the total land of Nepal.
There are still several untouched destinations in the Himalayas. What better way to do that than climbing and expeditions in the mountains!
Firstly, several mountain ranges are open for trekking and climbing in Nepal. Secondly, the trekking trail itself fills the visitors with excitement and satisfaction. You may have to pass through green lush valleys, cross rivers and come across waterfalls. Also, you might face some challenges along the way.
This is exactly what tourists want! An opportunity for exploration – which Nepal has a lot to offer.
The snow-white view of the mountains is definitely not a sight to miss! If walking on the snow at such high altitude doesn’t fill you up with excitement, we don’t know what will. Also, the locals are helpful in every way. Their hospitality may actually surprise you.
One thing is for sure with trekking in Nepal… You can consider your thirst for excitement and adventure fulfilled!
2019 Autumn Climbing Permits
The Nepal Government has recently issued 230 climbing permits for scaling different mountain ranges in Nepal. That’s 230 mountaineers in 2019 itself!
The tourism department has revealed a total of 414 mountain peaks in Nepal have been authorized to be scaled by mountaineers around the world. The highest number of climbers is for Mount Manaslu with 18 expedition teams. Mount Everest, however, has seen a decline this year with only one climber.
A total of 6 mountain permits have been issued for climbing in 2019 (to date).
Source: Nepal Autumn Climbing Season 2019, Nepali Sansar
Estimations show that one mountaineer alone employees an average of 11 people during the climbing season.
Just imagine what 230 mountaineers are capable of?
Thus, it is safe to say that the more mountaineers visit Nepal, the more it can benefit the economy of Nepal. Also, it can directly benefit the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.
Popular Climbing Peaks in Nepal
- Mount Everest (8,848m) – The highest peak in the world
- Mount Manaslu (8,136m) – Eighth highest peak
- Island Peak (6,189m) – Also known as Imja Tse or Mini Everest
- Mera Peak (6,476m) – Nepal’s highest trekking peak
- Mount Lhotse (8,516m) – Fourth highest peak
- Makalu (8,463m) – Fifth highest peak
- Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) – Seventh highest peak
When it comes to gathering trekking experience, Nepal is unbeatable. Even now, 86 of the 414 mountain peaks open to mountaineers are still unclimbed. So, you can imagine the possibilities!
Tourism and the Nepalese economy are closely related. Statistically speaking, the Department of Tourism has received an astonishing NPR 24.18 million as royalty from the expedition teams. It’s fair to say that with the increase in the flow of tourists, the economy of Nepal may see remarkable growth.
You can be a part of this campaign as well… Fulfillment of your thirst for fun and adventure can help uplift one’s lifestyle. Get in touch if you wish to be a part of a greater cause while you enjoy your time in this mountainous country.