Romanian climbers reach atop Peak-5 in Makalu Region

9th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU:The first-ever adventurous climbing to the 6,421-metre-high Peak-5 -- situated in the East-North part of Mount Makalu has taken place.

[caption id="attachment_1519" align="alignnone" width="1087"]makalu-region Photo : Romanian Peak-5 Expedition[/caption]

Two Romanian nationals, Vlad Capusan and Zsolt Torok, reached atop the Peak-5 for the first time. They successfully scaled the mountain at 2:10 pm on October 31.

The Government of Nepal had enlisted the summit as Unclimbed Peak-5 in 2003. Though the government had classified more than 100 peaks as unclimbed one, there is attraction among climbers to make adventurous mountaineering to such summits.

The Romanian expedition team had successfully scaled the risky-to-climb peak for the first time, said Bodh Raj Bhandari of Snow-Way Horizon Treks and Expedition Company.


Speaking at a press conference organized at the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the Romanian trekkers expressed happiness for successfully scaling the Peak and hoped this will impart a positive message across the globe to promote Nepal's mountaineering tourism. RSS