Nepal containing the bulk of Himalayas (8 out of 14) 8000m mountains is a unique climbing destination in the world. Although most climbers focus Everest and other 8000m peaks, climbing 7000m and sub 7000m peaks is by far more exciting adventure.
Peak Climbing refers to sub 7000m mountains while mountaineering refers to climbing above 7000m. The difference is in the execution of the summit and the duration of actual climb. Both climbs require acclimatization but climbing 7000m+ peak requires multi-day climb with intermediate camps, while sub-7000m peak can usually be executed in alpine style often in a single day.
IMA high altitude preparation and assessment programs will ensure a safe climb and increased chance to reach the summit. Advances in exercise physiology allow shorter, more challenging IMA signature climbs for wider range of people.