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Mountaineering in Nepal - Mountain Expedition Trips

Superficially Mountaineering Expedition is an activity similar to challenging trekking above the snowline with heavy emphasis on teamwork, physical stamina, psychological challenges stemming from isolation, physical hardship, adverse environment, ability to use climbing equipment in a proficient manner, such as ice axes, crampons and ropes, and confinement to a small group for weeks. In reality however there is a technical knowledge and experience required to be able, in a safe manner, to climb steep snow, technical ice and rock, being able to protect yourself and your belayer on snow, ice and rock, setup fixed ropes and recognize danger due to hidden crevasses, unstable snow, avalanches, fast changing weather conditions, cold, dehydration and high altitude conditions. Mountaineering training is a continuous and never ending process; it is a way of life and requires a constant practice, and mountaineering instincts have to become a second nature. A small mistake or lapse of concentration can be deadly. The reward however is breathtaking view and unforgettable feeling of life achievement of standing on the top of the summit.

Mountaineering in Alps, Andes, or Canadian Rockies can be technically very challenging but adding another dimension of very high altitude in Himalayas over 8000m or even above 7000m, multiplies the level of technical difficulty even in case of a simple high elevation summit, which would be classified as a difficult hike at low elevations.

The mountaineering effort level ranges from introductory feasible for fit athletes with little prior experience to extremely challenging routes requiring the highest levels of mountain climbing skills, technical rock climbing skills and logistics and personal proficiencies.

Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides support and logistics to all levels of mountaineering to thrill and energize you on the adventure of your lifetime from the ever tough Mt Manaslu to stunning Mt Amadablam and the ultimate to everybody the Everest.

We support very experienced western climbers and leaders with Base Camp services and provide mountain guiding and high camp logistics through our experienced climbing Sherpa guides, who not only have high level of climbing and guiding skills but also have natural genetic predisposition for adaptation to high altitude through many generations of ancestors living at very high elevation. Our guides climb 8000m peaks including Everest season after season, they set-up routes for western climbers and western guides, who in general don’t have natural predispositions to adopt and work proficiently at very high elevations.

In order to participate in Himalayan Mountaineering Expedition, you require psychological and physical stamina. A level of prior experience is also a good asset and it is indispensable on more difficult and technical climbs; however we can help you through our support and logistic program to flatten the steep learning curve. The minimum time required ranges typically from 30 to 60 days.

Mt Everest Expedition (8848m)

Everest ExpeditionThe name 'Mount Everest' was named when Sir George Everest, the surveyor general of India from scaled the peak in1856. It was called Peak XV until before 1856. The height measurement of the peak was done through the Great Trigonometrically Survey in 1850. Nepali name of the Mt. Everest is 'Sagarmatha', meaning "Sky Mother." However, the Tibetan people love to call it 'Chomolungma............ Read More

Shisapanga Expedition (8,012m)

Shisapangma ExpeditionMt Shisapangma 8012m was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664. it's located in central Himalaya and lies totally inside the Tibet. To the east lies Mt Molamenchen, west Mt Xifeng and Mt Nandengri and to the northwest Mt Kangbochen.Mt Shishapabgma, "the range above the grassy plain" was first climbed by the Chinese in 1964. There are three distinct climbing routes on the Southwest face with several other logical possibilities on the .......... Read More

Cho-Oyu Expedition (8201m)

Cho Oyu ExpeditionCho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain at 8,201m, lies on the Nepal/Tibet border about 30km west of Mt Everest at the head of Gokyo valley. It was first attempted during the 1952 Everest reconnaissance by a British team lead by Eric Shipton. The mountain was first climbed by Austrians in 1954 who reached the summit via the north-west ridge using a route though ............. ... Read More

Manaslu Expedition (8,163m)

Manaslu ExpeditionThe survey of Mount Manaslu (8163m.) was conducted by a Japanese expedition team for the first time in 1952 and it was first ascended by a Japanese expedition in 1956 but the photograph of the peak was first arrested by HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts while on trekking in 1950. The word 'Manaslu' is originated from the Sanskrit word "manias", meaning "intellect" or "soul". .............. .............. Read More

Ama Dablam Expedition (6,812m)

Ama Dableam ExpeditionPyramid shaped Mount Amadablam (6812m.), located to the south of Everest and Lhotse, characterized by vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges is renowned for its incredible beauty. The peak stands above Thayangboche monastery on the way to Everest Base Camp.Mount Ama Dablam leaves a lasting impression on many as it is perhaps the most stunning mountain along the popular ...........Read More

Makalu Expedition (8,463m)

Makalu ExpeditionMakalu, the fifth highest peak in the world is situated in the heart of the eastern Himalayas. There are seven valleys radiating from mount Makalu. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, are the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. The himalaya rise to the height of 8.463 m. from the bottom of the Arun valley, at just about 435m above sea level, Within this wide range of .......... Read More

Lhotse Expedition ( 8,516m)

Lhotse ExpeditionMount Lhoste is the fourth highest mountain in the world with its height 8,516m. Lhotse, which means 'south peak', is a part of the Everest massif, lying just south to the Everest. Lhotse was climbed by a Swiss Expedition in 1956. Lhotse Shar, 8383m, is sometimes considered a Separate 8000m peak, however, it is the lowest peak of Mount Lhotse. The primary route of Lhotse is via Everest's South Col.... Read More

Pomuri Expedition (7,169m)

Pumori ExpeditionSituated in Khumbu region, the pyramid shaped 23,495 ft. peak, Mt. Pumori dominates the skyline behind Kala Pataar (19,000 ft). The name of the peak was named "Pumori" by George Leigh Mallory, apparently means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language. The best season to explore this stunning peak is September to November and March to May. We'll climb following the southeast ............. Read More

Kanchenjungha Expedition (8,586m)

Kanchenjungha ExpeditionKanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world with its majestic height-8586m. is mystery in itself. There are different versions of different scholars on its name. It is said that it is derived from Sanskrit word 'Kancan Jangha' meaning "golden thigh". Majority of the people believe that its name is derived from Tibetan language 'Kang-chen-dzo-nga' which is pronounced more ............... Read More

Mt Annapurna Expedition (8,091m)

Annapurna ExpeditionGovernment 1949 to the French Federation de la Montagne to climb one of the highest peaks that stood within Nepal.The naturally blessed, Annapurna receives about 4800 tourists annually. However, due to excessive pressure of tourists and the migrants, the region has been facing a serious threat of loosing its diverse biodiversity, natural beauty and its rich culture. Hence, while on trekking .............. ... Read More

Dhaulagiri Expedition ( 8,167m)

DhaulagiriMount Dhaulgiri (8,167m) is coined from the Sanskrit word ' Dhavala Giri', meaning White Mountain. It is the seventh highest peak in the world. This mountain is one of the true jewels of the Himalayas. While Cho Oyu is touted by many as an easy 8000er, the "White Mountain" has a reputation of being one of the more technically challenging 8000-meter peaks in the Himalayas.......... ..... Read More

Gangapurna Expedition (7455m)

Gangapurna ExpeditionOne of the beautiful mountain Gangapurna lies at Annapurna region and it’s a close to Manang district. From Kathmandu, six hour scenic drive takes us Besi Shahar and Khudi village and after 30 minute walk we reach Bhulbhule. Mt. Gangapurna 7455 meter was first climbed in 1965 by a German expedition led by Günther Hauser via the East face Ridge. ........................... ............Read More

Baruntse Expedition (7,129m)

Baruntse ExpeditionBaruntse is situated at the height of 7129m. in between on the lap of Everest and Makalu mountain.This mountain has also been becoming coveted day by day like the other Pumori, Ama Dablam as well as Everest too.This mountain was first ascended first by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 May 1954. The south -East Ridge of Baruntse is little bit difficult because of being straightforward ......... Read More

Tilicho Peak Expedition (7,135m)

Tilicho Peak ExpeditionTilicho peak is a little bit hard to climb than the other mountains having height of the around 7000m. The way to this mountain climbing has two ways up to it's base camp. One way goes via Marsyangid valley route and another way goes via Kaligandaki valley route. If the teams go through Kalikandaki valley then it is very hard to cross the Messocanto pass, which is situated at 5300m. ..................... Read More

Himlung Himal Expedition (7,126m)

Himlung Himal ExpeditionHimlung Himal (mountain) is Located in the Manaslu Region northeast of the Annapurna range with an altitude of 7126m. The Himlung lies close to the Tibetan border in a remote corner of Nepal. The mountain was first climbed in 1992 by a Japanese team and has had few further ascents afterwards. The Himlung Himal is technically easy to climb. We, Snowy Horizon, anticipate placing ..................... Read More