For hardcore climbers few countries can top the available experiences of Nepal. Nudged amongst some of the world’s tallest mountains, Nepal offers some of the most intense climbing experiences for hardcore and experienced climbers. Of course Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world at 29,035 feet (8,848 meters) is the most well known of these mountains, but there is also Ama Dablam at 22,525 feet (6,866 meters), Lhotse, the fourth tallest at 27,940 feet (8,516 meters) and Makalu, the fifth tallest at 27,825 feet (8,481 meters). While these climbs aren’t for beginners, those wanting a challenge can attempt to ascend these peaks with the help of very useful climbing guides. It is pretty much never suggested to climb these peaks alone. Having the right climbing guides can ensure not only your safety, but also comfort, or at least as much comfort as can be expected for such a journey. Companies such as Alpenglow offer climbing experiences in Nepal that allow the fun and adventure of attacking some of the most difficult mountains in the world while ensuring basic safety. Alpenglow not only offers the basic services of guides but also include helicopter services, accommodation and food. While the experience doesn’t come cheaply, spending a little extra money to ensure the best in safety, health and success is worth the extra cash. All of the climbs are with AMGA guides who have years of experience all over the world and know just the right methods to ensure a safe acclimation to the elements and height. With a small group size, you are guaranteed individual attention to ensure proper techniques and adapt to any changes in climbing conditions. Each climb is also accompanied by Sherpas and cooks so you aren’t responsible for carrying all of your materials and don’t have to worry about cooking a nutritious meal after a hard days climb. All of the cooks are western trained and cook with both imported and local foods that provide climbers with the energy and health that is needed for the climb. Plenty of oxygen, eight bottles per climber, and other supplies are also taken care of by the Sherpas and climbing guides so you can rest assured that all of the important measures will be taken care of, allowing you to focus purely on the adventure and excitement of climbing some of the world’s highest peaks. Base camps are also set up before your arrival to make sure you have a comfortable place to rest before the climb.
One of the biggest reasons for failure on climbs such as these is improper acclimation, which can cause a slew of health problems including weight loss, chronic sickness and progressive weakening. AlpenGlow uses the best and most recent technology to try and reduce this problem as much as possible. While at base camp, climbers are provided with hypoxic tents, which help ease the body into the shock of severe elevation. There is also a Hypoxico Altitude Training System included for six weeks. If any health problems do arise, an expedition doctor is also provided on some of the more intense expeditions like Mount Everest to ensure quick and knowledgeable reactions.