Out of the 10 highest peaks in the world, eight, including the tallest peak Mount Everest, lie in Nepal. No wonder Nepal is the favourite destination for mountaineers, with more than 600 expeditions trudging up the Himalaya each year.
It is only from 1949, as far as the history of mountaineering achievements go, that any human tasted success in the Nepalese Himalaya when the team consisting of Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa scaled Mt. Paldor 5,928m. Tenzing Norgay, of course, went on to become one of the two men, the other being New Zealander Edmund Hillary, to blaze the first ever successful trail to the top of Mt. Everest in 1953.
Since there are much more facilities and amendments being made in favor of the climbers, it is beginning to woo more and more people. There are so many tall tales to be a part of and as many records to try to beat. Most of all, there is the silent beckoning of these lofty creations which have been there before man, challenging him, and they will continue to tease and test his spirit as long as they are there.