Peak Climbing in Nepal has been one of the most popular adventurous sports. It has been popular especially following the successful summit made by Tenzing Norgey Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hilary on the Mt. Everest (8848 m) in 1953. It was possible as Nepal is the home of the eight highest peaks above 8,000 meters height [among the 14 mountains in the world], subsequently, there are more than 1,300 mountains above 6000 meters which offer joys of mountaineering or peak climbing. Above all, only around 400 are open for the purpose of climbing and organizing adventures sports, including peak climbing, mountaineering and expedition.
The seven peaks above 8000 meter heights besides Mt. Everest are-- Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna (8091m).
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is one of the authorized agencies in Nepal to give permission to climb mountains bellow 2,200 ft.
Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Expedition Operator Association Nepal (EOAN), and Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP)