Kanchenjunga Expedition - Mount Kanchejunga (8586 meter) is the third highest mountain in the world and it the second highest Himalayan peak of Nepal. This mountain is third after Mount Everest and Mount K2 in the world. Mount Kanchenjunga is located in the eastern part of Nepal. The name “Kanchenjunga” is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Kanchen’ and 'Dzonga'. ‘Kanchenjunga’ means "The Five Treasures of the Great Snows", as it contains five peaks, Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m) and Kangbachen (7903m).
Nepal has eight 8000 meter peaks out of fourteen in the world. Because of many giant mountains situated in Nepal, it has always been the Shangri-La for mountaineers. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya, Nepal is the home for 8 out of 14 over 8000m peaks including Everest and over 1300 peaks over 6000m. All these 8000 meter mountains are opened for climbing and many people have already climbed these mountains and proved themselves as they are some of few super humans who could climb 8000 meter mountains. List of 8000 meter mountains situated in Nepal:
1. Mount Everest (8848m)– Earth’s highest from sea level
2. Mount Kanchenjunga (8686m)– third highest on earth
3. Mount Lhotse (8516m)– fourth highest on earth
4. Mount Makalu (8463m)- fifth highest on earth
5. Mount Cho Oyu (8201m)– sixth highest on earth
6. Mount Dhaulagiri I (8167m)- seventh highest on earth
7. Mount Manaslu (8156m)- eighth highest on earth
8. Mount Annapurna I (8091m)- Tenths highest on earth
Sherpa Shepherds operates peak climbing/expeditions in all above 8000 m peaks. By using extensive knowledge of our climbers we ensure highest standard and right guide service, safer combined with all the services that will increase the chances of success for prospective climbers. Sherpa Shepherds has selected only those mountains in which we excel. We specialize in preparing our clients to undertake their challenges with confidence.
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Lhotse Expedition - Lhotse, also called E1, is the world’s fourth highest mountains (27,932 feet [8,516m]), consisting of three Himalayan summits on the Nepalese-Tibetan (Chinese) border just south of Mt. Everest, to which it is joined by a 25,000-foot (7,600-metre) ridge. The Lhotse climb is by many as one of the steepest faces in the world. It rises 3.2 km in just 2.25 km of horizontal distance. The western flank of Lhotse is known as the Lhotse Face. Any climber who wants to climb the peak via standard route of South Col on Everest must climb this 1,125m (3,700ft) wall of glacial blue ice.
Makalu Expedition - Mount Makalu is the world's fifth highest peak with its height of 8463 meter. Mount Makalu, an isolated spectacular pyramid shaped mountain with four ridges located few miles east of Mt. Everest is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is considered one of the most difficult of her genre, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Mount Makalu was climbed by a French party in 1955 for the first time. The peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921 British Everest reconnaissance.
Mount Cho Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest mountain and considered by many as one of the most accessible climbs of the world’s fourteen 8,000 meter peaks. It offers an excellent choice for all mountaineers alike wishing to climb their first 8,000 meter peak. It is technically straightforward climb with a minimal danger and easy decent. Mount Cho Oyu is located between Nepal and Tibet (China). The mountain would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak..
Dhaulagiri Expedition - Mount Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Mount Dhaulagiri is located in north central Nepal. Dhaulagiri was climbed on May 13, 1960 by Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Ernst Forrer, Albin for the first time. Mount Dhaulagiri known as the easiest Nepalese eight-thousand meter mountain. That’s why it became an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on Nepalese Giants Mountains. The name of this mountain is derived from Sanskrit word, “Dhavala” meaning white and “Giri” meaning mountain, which combines to become ‘White Mountain’.
Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and highest peak in the Gorkha massif. Mount Manaslu is located about 40 miles east of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain and its height is 8,163 meter from the sea level. This mountain is taken as one most beautiful 8000 meter mountain. The name of mount Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manaslu and can be roughly translated as mountain of the spirit. Mount Manaslu was climbed in 1953 for the first time by a Japanese team north face expedition.
Mount Annapurna I (8091 meter) is situated in mid western part of Nepal. Annapurna range is a series of peaks 55 km long with the highest point, Annapurna I, which stands 8091m in altitude, making it the 10th-highest mountain in the world.Mount Annapurna I is located in a spectacular setup, east of a great gorge cutting through the Himalayas by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif lies only 34 km west. Mount Annpaurna is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Anna’ and ‘Purna’ which literally means "full of food" but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests.
Mount Sishapangma is the 14th highest peak of the world with an altitude of 8027 meter. And this mountain is also called Gosainthān. This mountain is considered as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shishapangma is also the highest peak in the Langtang Himal area. It was the last 8,000 meter peak to be climbed, due to its location entirely within Tibet and the restrictions on visits by foreign travelers to the region imposed by authorities of the Government of China until it first opened for foreign climbers in 1978.