Nepal is the only country with 8 of the highest mountain peak in the world. That’s why it is called Himalayan kingdom.
Mt Everest is the highest peak in the world, located in the Northeastern part of Nepal. It is Locally known as Sagarmatha, meaning “forehead in the sky” and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, meaning “goddess mother of mountains”.
Mt Everest got its name after being located the excat position byvSurveyor General ’Sir George Everest’ Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary became the first-ever people on earth to climb Mount Everest in May 1953. Everest base camp trek is the most popular trekking package in this region.
Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, is located in both parts, Nepal and India. Kanchenjunga, in Tibetan the name Kanchenjunga means “five treasures of snow”, named so after the massif’s five high peaks. Joe Brown and George Band became the first people of the world to summit this mountain in 1955.
Mount Lhotse suitably means “South Peak” in Tibetan is the fourth highest mountain in the world and also connected to Mount Everest. It is a perilous and dramatic rocky route. Lhotse is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is also known as one of the most deadly mountains in the world, because of many failed attempts and fatalities while trying to climb. Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger, The Swiss climbers, were the first people to summit this peak in May 18, 1956.
Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, has very sharp edges and steep pitches, making it quite tough to climb. This is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy were the first people to summit this peak successfully in 1955.
Mount Cho Oyu, a sixth highest mountain in the world is located in the Himalaya range and Nepal. It is one of the most accessible mountains to climb. H. Tichy, S. Jochler, Pasang Lama was the first man who reached on Cho Oyu in October 1954. Cho Oyu is also known as the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan.
Mount Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world, is located in the north of central Nepal. Dhaulagiri has become the pivot point of the tourists and climbers. The name Dhaulagiri means “White Mountain”. The first people to summit this peak were K. Diemberger, P. Diener, Nyima Dorji and Nawang Dorji, in May 1960.
Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world,is located in Nepal Himalaya surrounding by rock hard ice. The mountain covers a large area at the bottom, this is one of the most exciting things to see. The meaning of the Manaslu is “Mountain of the Spirit.” T. Imanishi from Japan became the 1st ever person to summit Mt. Manaslu in 1956.
Mount Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world, is located in central Nepal. The name ‘Annapurna’ refers to the Goddess of the Harvests in Sanskrit. This peak is considered as one of the most dangerous peak in the world to summit. However, The first successful summit was done by M. Herzog and L.Lachenal from France in 3rd June 1950. One of the most beautiful trek in the world ‘Annapurna base camp’ is the gateway to this mountain peak.