Ski Expedition in Nepal

Skiing is popular for both sport and tourism sectors all over the world. Around the 18th century the history of modern skiing began. Skis were regularly conducted by Scandinavian farmers, hunters and warriors throughout the Middle Ages. By Elan and Kneissl The present form of skiing started from 1990 after building the prototypes of deep-side-cut-shaped skis. Recreational Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and BackCountry are the three major types of skiing. Skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on ski equipment with fixed-heel bindings. It is commonly known as downhill skiing due to the sliding down from the top of hills.

As an adventurous sport Ski-tourism has become very popular in the field of tourism as ski-mountaineering and ski-trekking. Climbing the mountain peak on foot and coming down by skiing is a good way to get thrills and adventure. For professional skiers, there is no thrill beyond skiing off-piste in the Himalayas. Nobody can describe in words the adventure of skiing on high altitude. 

Nepal is Geographically and physically the best destination for high altitude ski-mountaineering. Different researches have already shown that Nepal can be the leader of high altitude skiing in the world. Nepal has a lot of potential for ski-tourism as the country is home to numerous snow-capped mountains. Eight out of 14 thousand high mountains across the globe, eight are situated in Nepal. Everest 8848m, Kanchenjunga 8586m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu 8485m, Manaslu 8163m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna 8091m and Annapurna I 8091m. 

Mt. Lhotse 8516m where Xtreme Climbers Treks and Expedition has made the very first successful Ski-Climbing record in 2018 Fall/Autumn. Beside that Mera peak, Manaslu, Dhawalagiri, Thorong La Pass, Dhorpatan, Langtang’s Kyanjin Gompa Newly discovered are the best destinations for skiing in Nepal. Practically, it is proved that there are many areas where we can ski easily in the winter season. The areas witnessing snowfall have provided all the chances to ski. After December would be the best time and opportunities to open and organize skiing packages in Nepal for the high altitude areas with enough snow falls and flat slope areas that can be snow zones.

Xtreme Climbers have come up with a High altitude ski undertaking program as a perfect segue for backcountry skiers in Nepal Himalaya starting from 6000m up to above 8000m. You will be served with high altitude Climbing Sherpa guides & professional skiers who have successfully accomplished skiing activity in the Himalayas. The experience, expertise & high-end logistics technique have been a need for Ski guides. The main goals of skiing in Nepali context are to promote Nepal as a winter sports destination so that we can attract tourists in the winter thereby increasing revenue in the tourism sector to encourage Nepali outdoor individuals (trekkers, guides etc.) to learn skiing and then choose it either as a hobby or a profession, and it can lead to internal tourism as well in the winter; to integrate with locals by experiencing mountain culture by skiing in high valleys as well as to teach local kids skiing to create awareness of the possibilities that may be there.

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