Sometimes the term Mountaineering and Climbing remain very confusing as far as the definition of being in the Himalayas is concerned. Though the Thesaurus finds them to be synonyms in the true context, they bear different meaning in the contest of the Himalayas. For the more adventurous traveler, there are 18 minor peaks open for Alpine climbing under Nepal Mountaineering Association. The climbing of these peaks is controlled under the rules & regulations formulated by this Association. Detailed information & application for climbing permits are available from the Association’s Office or contact your trekking Agency in Kathmandu who have member of Nepal Mountaineering Association. It should be noted that in most cases the climbing of these minor peaks (Trekking Peaks) required snow and Ice climbing experience.