Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Eight Best Mountains in Nepal

When you think of mountains in Nepal, Mount Everest is the most famous by dint of being the world's highest peak. But Nepal is home to many other mountains, from the 3,000-foot summits of the Churiya Hills to the giants of the Greater Himalayas and the ranges along the border with Tibet. Nepal's mountains invite superlatives, from the highest to the most popular to the most secluded.

Highest Mountains
Nepal's most famous mountain is also the highest in the world. Mount Everest stands 29,029 feet above sea level. The border between Nepal and China runs directly across Everest's summit. You can climb Everest with the help of a professional guide; although the climbing is not the most technically difficult in Nepal, altitude sickness and weather pose serious hazards for Everest climbers. Nepal's second-highest peak is Kangchenjunga, straddling the border with India at 28,169 feet above sea level. The name Kangchenjunga -- which applies to the peak and the surrounding Himalayan area -- translates as "the five treasures of snows." Until the middle of the 19th century, Kangchenjunga was believed to be the world's highest mountain. Local people believe the summit is sacred, so most climbing parties stop a little distance short of the summit in respect for these beliefs.

Most Popular Mountains Higher Than 26,000 Feet
More than half the foreign adventure tourists entering Nepal travel to the Annapurna massif. This section of the Himalayas includes 14 peaks higher than 22,970 feet, including the 26,545-foot summit Annapurna I. The Kali Gandaki Gorge immediately to the west of Annapurna is the deepest gorge in the world. The Annapurna peaks are dangerous to climb. After Annapurna, the Khumbu region receives most international visitors. This mountain area includes Mount Everest and other peaks. Lhotse, a mountain adjoining Everest, has a summit at 27,940 feet. This makes Lhotse the world's fourth-highest mountain, and at the time of publication it was one of the most popular high peaks in Nepal. Climbers ascending Everest by the most common route spend part of their climb on Lhotse's northwest face.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.