More than anything else, Nepal is best known for its mountains and mountaineering. Nowhere else on earth can you find such a high concentration of high snow-capped mountains and have the opportunity to climb some of the highest peaks in the world.
Of course, Mt. Everest immediately comes to mind when people think of Nepal but what is less often known is that Nepal is home to another seven peaks over 8000m and innumerable others between six and eight thousand metres. Currently 326 peaks are available for expeditions with an additional 33 minor peaks being designated as 'Trekking Peaks'.
Trekking Peaks are up to 6600m in elevation - higher than any mountain in North America. The title is an unfortunate misnomer because most of the peaks on the list are significant mountaineering challenges. Some, in fact, are technically demanding and even dangerous; others are relatively easy 'walk-ups' with great views at the summit. Some people want to climb all the 6000s etc