Nepal is home to innumerable mountains out of which 114 have been permitted for official peak climbing. Peak climbing involves summiting a peak generally below the height of 6,500 meters. While trekking has been the staple of tourism, peak climbing has also been growing rapidly with climbers around the world raring to test their skills and grit. Peak climbing involves trekking and the actual scaling of a peak. Trekking involves walking for 7-8 hours a day to reach the climb-head, upon reaching of which, adequate preparations are made and the peak is scaled.
Peak climbing trips are easier than expeditions and the actual climbing is done within a day from either the base camp or high camp of the peak, usually followed after trekking. Climbers need to have basic mountaineering skills like using ice axes, walking on crampons, using rope, snow climbing, and rock climbing. Practice sessions are also conducted prior to making the climb. There are peaks ranging from non-technical and easy technical too difficult technical peaks. Beginners can do non-technical peak climbing with the support of an experienced guide whereas, experienced climbers can take on difficult peaks.
With peak climbing, there are many factors that have to be considered before attempting the climb. Weather in the mountains is highly unpredictable and is prone to adverse conditions in a matter of minutes. Thus, proper information accumulation is necessary apart from the physical and mental strength of the climber. Also, winter is the season with the most risk involved in the climbs. So, the climbing season also must be considered properly.
After seeing tons of photographs and hearing amusing stories, now is the time to take on a peak climbing journey. Experience the entire majesty of the mountains by undertaking a peak and conquering it.
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