Mountains in Nepal

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Mountains in Nepal

The mountains of Nepal are amongst the largest and most beautiful in the world. Any mountain climber or trekker's list would be incomplete without paying homage to these majestic mountains.

Here is the list of 10 Mountains in Nepal

1. Mount Everest

Nepal boasts of one of the best views of the Everest you can ever lay your eyes on. Being the world’s highest peak, the mountain stretches to a massive 8,848 meters, placed on the Khumbu region. Tourists and trekkers enjoy one of the most adventurous and stunning trails towards the Everest Base Camp. With its majestic beauty and grandeur, the Everest region houses the Khumbu Glacier. Being one of the wonders of the world, this natural landscape offers trekking, lounging, exploring the base camp region, and also awe-worthy shots of the mountain peaks to capture. Sightseeing from the peaks takes place from several regions across the country, including Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and more. For trekking purposes visitors opt to fly to Namche Bazaar, go to Gorak Shep, and trek ahead.

2. Kanchenjunga

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The third highest peak in the world, the majestic Kanchenjunga, also spelt Kangchenjunga, is one of the most stunning mountains. Surrounded by Nepal, Sikkim and Tibet, Mt Kanchenjunga was first scaled in 1955 but since then has been declared sacred. Kanchenjunga' is a Tibetan name which means 'The Five Treasures of the High Snow'. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, namely gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books. There are a lot of trekking routes in and around Kanchenjunga which will take you through woody forests and a serene countryside.

3. Mount Manaslu

The word Manaslu comes from the Sanskrit word manas, which means a person's soul, and Mount Manaslu can be reflected as exactly that - the soul of the mountain. Despite all the chaos around the mountain from the trekking expeditions conducted here every season, Manaslu has surprisingly held on to its pristine and untarnished beauty. Rising from a rugged terrain of ridges and frozen valleys, the double peaks of Manaslu opens up into the brilliant blue sky like a proud guardian looking over the Gorkha district.

4. Lhotse

Standing at a height of 8516m, making it the forth highest mountain in the world. 'Lhotse' means south peak as it is located just south of Mount Everest, but is an equally challenging trek and equally rewarding. This mountain is starting to become quite popular amongst trekkers and guides as it is not quite as crowded as the everest expedition.

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5. Mount Makalu

This mountain is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is also home to the Makalu Barun National Park. Snow leopards, Red Pandas, Musk Deer and over 56 species of endangered plant species can be found here. With it's lush vegetation and snow-capped peaks,Mount Makalu is a must visit for all nature lovers and trekkers.

6. Mount Cho Oyu

Boasting a height of 8201m, Mount Cho Oyu promises to be an exhilarating trek and offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. It's craggy peaks and thick sheets of snow that cover the mountain make for an enchanting experience. The name 'Cho Oyu' translates to "Godess Turquoise".

7. Dhaulagiri

Know as the 'White Mountain', it is a cluster of mountains that extends from Kaligandaki west to Bheri.

8. Annapurna I

One of the most tranquil and isolated mountains that is not as popular as Everest and the other surroundings ranges.Annapurna is considered to be one of the deadliest mountain ranges in the world. It's craggy peaks and rugged terrain make it very difficult to climb even for the most experienced trekkers. However, all things are irrelevant when you witness the mesmeric sunrise from the summit.

9. Gyachung Kang

Gyachung Kang is a mountain peak in the Mahalangur Himal, a sub-range of the Himalayas, and is the highest peak between Cho Oyu and Mount Everest. Nestled in the border between Nepal and Tibet,it's twin snow-and-rock peaks tower above the immediate surroundings, separated by a narrow saddle.

10. Annapurna II

Standing tall at a height of 7,937 metres, Annapurna II is one of the tallest mountains in Nepal. Only 15 people have scaled this mountain due to the rough terrain and massive avalanches. Treading through the unforgiving snow and huffing the oxygen devoid air to reach the summit is an inexpressible feeling.

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