Mountain Peaks of Nepal Himalaya

Authors

  • Sher Bahadur Gurung Tribhuvan University, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jtha.v3i1.39118

Keywords:

Himalaya, Himalaya range, Mountain peak, mountaineering, royalty

Abstract

Nepal is a mountainous country with numerous peaks and pinnacles. It is shaped by tectonic movement, the action of gravity, and erosion. It is a gradual transition process from plain to mountain terrain. The present study explores the peaks of the Nepal Himalaya and visualizes the peaks as open sources for mountaineering. The height of Nepal Himalaya is derived from 'Nepal Himalaya Inventory' Gurung (1994), 'Inventory of Nepal Himalaya' (CDG, 2002), and 'Spot Height Shapefile' (DOS, 1998). The total number of peaks opened and mountaineering royalty are derived from the Department of Tourism. The spot height and administrative boundary are derived from the Department of Survey (DOS, 1998 & 2020). Shapefiles and Google Earth are used to map the distribution of the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, and the height categories are based on mountaineering royalty reports. This study also discusses some essential aspects of royalty generation and seeks a better understanding in exploring and identifying peaks for further mountaineering activities.

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Author Biography

Sher Bahadur Gurung, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Central Department of Geography

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Published

19-08-2021

How to Cite

Gurung, S. B. (2021). Mountain Peaks of Nepal Himalaya. Journal of Tourism and Himalayan Adventures, 3(1), 63–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/jtha.v3i1.39118

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