Govt preparing to open 57 new peaks for climbing [With list]

Himal Press 07 Jul 2024
Govt preparing to open 57 new peaks for climbing [With list] Mt Kanchanjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. (File Photo/RSS)

KATHMANDU: The government is preparing to open 57 peaks for commercial expeditions.

According to the Department of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation will soon take a proposal to the cabinet for approval.

The height of these peaks ranges from 5,807 meters to 6,868 meters above sea level. The smallest peak on the list is Lunadhar Kang (5,807m) in the Damodar Himal range in Mustang district, while the highest is Pathibhara East (6,868m) in the Kanchenjunga Himal range in Taplejung district.

Fourteen of these peaks are in Mustang district, while 11 are in Taplejung, 10 in Dolpha, six in Mugu, five in Solukhumbu, four in Humla, three in Dolakha, and one each in Rasuwa and Gorkha. Likewise, two peaks share a border of two districts. While one peak straddles the border of Dolpa and Mustang, the other is located on the border of Dolakha and Solukhumbu.

The government has, so far, opened 419 peaks for commercial climbing. These include all the 8,000-meter peaks, including the world’s tallest peak Mt Everest, and most of the 7,000-meter peaks. Five of them in the Jugal Himal range in Sindhupalchowk were opened earlier in the current fiscal year.

List of peaks that are being opened for commercial expeditions: 

Published On: 07 Jul 2024


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