If you want to push yourself to the limit and see some of the most amazing sights the world has to offer then go for mountaineering in Nepal. It is a place blessed with the most awe inspiring gift of nature found nowhere in the world. Nepal has an irresistible attraction for mountaineers and climbers throughout the world. It is the only country in the world with so many mountains of all sizes and shapes that meets the need and ability of all range of climbers. There are around 326 peaks in Nepal open for mountaineering today. Eight of 14 highest mountains in the world are situated along the Himalayan range. The world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest stands high above the range in the north eastern region of the country on the Sino-Nepalese border. Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the four mountaineering seasons in Nepal. The most popular among them is the spring season. It is the time when the harsh weather of winter leaves the mountain after dumping fresh snow and before the monsoon starts. The second best season is the autumn season. You can rent the climbing gears and equipments in Kathmandu. Walkie-talkies, transreceiver sets and other communication equipment are controlled items in Nepal and have to be declared at the customs office at the entry point. Fees depend on the altitude of the peak starting at US $ 1,000 for peaks below 6,501 meters and rising by US $ 500 for every 500 meters. There are many mountaineering and trekking agencies that offer packages to take care of needs like gear, food, transportation, guide and porter services. Nepal is the favorite destination for mountaineers and attracts thousands of mountaineers every year.