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Grab your ice axe and make your way to the elevated ice of the Himalaya and the gorgeous landscape of Nepal!

With routes reaching high into the heart of the Himalaya, the terrain of Nepal is a challenging objective for ice climbers of all skill levels. From Langtang and Everest all the way east to Kanchanjunga, the country known for its accommodating attitude towards climbers will provide the best conditions and environment for the ice climbing adventure of a lifetime.

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FAQs: Ice Climbing in Nepal

What should I know about Ice Climbing Nepal?

Nepal is a country in South Asia that is defined by its severe landscape. The northern border with China is high in the Himalaya Mountains, while its southern lowland border with India is part tropical and subtropical. The deep culture of Nepal has roots in Hinduism, and the founder of Buddhism was born in the southern part of the country. Treks into the world’s tallest mountains have increased the climbing brand of Nepal. Ice climbing routes are notoriously high, and located at various stages throughout the ridges of the Himalaya. Trekking and mountaineering expeditions often feature untouched and new ice climbing. With the high elevation comes a constant change in ice formation, making for exciting new lines even on previously explored routes.

Why should I choose Nepal for my Ice Climbing adventure?

High-Altitude Adventure!

Ice climbing requires some pretty chilly conditions, and few places are as thrilling and cold as the Himalaya. Most good ice routes can be found from 4,000 meters to 5,500 meters, taller than many of the world's highest mountains. This adds a bit of adrenaline to an already exciting trip. Take into account the surrounding scenery is topping out at over 8,000 meters, and you can see why ice climbing in Nepal is such a tall order.

Abundant Routes!

The Himalaya scenery also provides an infinite number of great climbs. One of the longest ice climbs in the world, an 18-pitch, 800-meter behemoth, is located not too far from the Namche Bazaar, a common stop on many Nepalese treks. North of Namche Bazaar, Gokyo has another delicious group of climbs, as does the Everest Base Camp with its Khumbu Icefall. Straight north of Kathmandu is Langtang, which has a plethora of routes for all levels.

Deep Culture!

Add some culture to your trip and top it off with a visit to a monastery. The heavy influence of Hinduism in Nepal makes it a rewarding addition to an action-packed adventure. The local communities have tailored themselves to mountaineering and mountain life, so take some time out to explore the fascinating history of the land and its people is as fun as it is fulfilling.

What can I expect from the weather in Nepal?

Nepal has a wide range of weather. The Himalaya and the location of ice climbing routes will have arctic, subarctic, and cold zones. While the temperatures in the winter will dip below freezing, the weather tends to be dry and the sun can help warm the air on clear days.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Nepal?

Nepali, English, Maithili, Bhojpuri

What currency is accepted in Nepal?

Nepalese rupee (NPR)

How to Get There

Getting to Nepal usually includes a flight into Kathmandu. New Delhi, Doha, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Singapore all have direct flights to Kathmandu. You can also train from India to Kathmandu through the Sunauli Border Crossing. Bus access is also available from India.

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What’s the high season for Ice Climbing in Nepal?

The best time for ice climbing in Nepal is January and February, though it is possible to find ice routes early and late in the season, so possibly December and March as well.

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