Himalaya is the word in Sanskrit which means “the home of Mountains”. In Nepal lie eight of the world’s ten highest mountains. No more description can be given for these majestic mountains until unless you go there, stay on a small hut house in its foothills and wake up early in the morning to see the first ray of sunlight on the tip. This scenery of few minutes is able to transform your life.
- Mount Everest (8848 meters)
Mt Everest is highest peak of the world, located North East Nepal. Mount Everest is called “Sagarmatha” in Nepali or Chomolungma in Tibetan.
- Kanchenjunga (8586 meters)
The third highest peak of the world, and lies partially in Nepal and India. Until 1852 it was believed as the highest mountain in the world but after the discovery of Mount Everest in 1856 it was declared as the third highest peak.
- Lhotse (8511)
Located in North East Nepal and Tibet, Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. The name Lhotse is derived from Tibetan which means the south Mountain.
- Makalu (8462)
It is the fifth highest Mountain which is located close by Mount Everest. The trekking in its foothills is world famous as Makalu Base Camp trekking, and offers some of Nepal’s amazing and unseen scenery.
- Cho Oyu (8201)
It is the sixth highest mountain in the world and considered one of the easiest mountains to climb. Many climbers who want to ascend Mount Everest come to climb Cho Oyu as a practice to climb Everest.
- Dhaulagiri (8176 meters)
Located in western Nepal it is the seventh highest mountain in the world, the name Dhaulagiri comes from Sanskrit which means White Mountain. One of the world’s deepest gorges “Kali Gandaki” lies in Dhaulagiri region.
- Mount Manaslu (8163)
It is the eighth highest mountain in the world and lies in west central Nepal. Apart from climbing Manaslu is famous for its numerous adventurous trekking trails and attracts thousands of trekkers every year.
- Mount Annapurna (8091)
It is the tenth highest mountain in the world. More than mountaineering, this range is famous for trekkers who visit its sanctuary, thousands of small villages surround this area and there is a world famous trekking circuit in its foothills named Annapurna Circuit, this trail attracts 100000 tourists per year who want to wander around the Annapurna Sanctuary.
The purpose of this visit is to conjure up an understanding of one of the most mysterious and mythical terrain on earth, perhaps which is hard to understand, but it would somehow be a feeling that an old Nepali song tries to elaborate, the feeling when we see a huge natural canvass:
In the palace of clouds, there is a fair of Mountains. Hills and forest sing at the dusk and dawn, and the sky cheerfully plays.