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  • Everest’s Hillary Step now a ‘slope’: Climbers

    Kathmandu, May 24 : Mount Everest’s Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop just below the summit — is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock face named after Everest’s first summiteer Edmund Hillary has been the subject of intense speculation since climbers last year declared it had gone. Others disagreed saying fresh snowfall had caused the confusion. Mountaineers returning from the summit this month have unanimously said that what was...

    Private sector will operate Gautam Buddha Airport: Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, May 24 :  Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, has said that the private sector would bring the Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation after the completion of its construction task. Talking to media persons after carrying out monitoring of the under construction airport, Minister Adhikari said, “It cannot be made competitive if the airport was not handed over to private sector for operation of the airport.” He further said that he has already...

    Shree Airlines CRJ-200 conducts successful test flight at Rajbiraj airport

    Kathmandu, May 24: Shree Airlines’ 50-seater CRJ-200 successfully conducted its test flight to the newly renovated Rajbiraj airport. The test flight was conducted with the participation of Safety Department’s captain DR Niroula and pilots Prajwol Adhikari and Rajesh Shrestha. Ramekbal Mahato, project chief of Rajbiraj Airport  said a successful test flight from Shree has now paved the way to operate the airport regularly. The airfield which is 1,500 meters long and 30 meters wide has been constructed at the cost...

    Mount Everest records 5 deaths of climbers, Sherpa guides this spring season

    Kathmandu, May 23 : At least five climbers and high-altitude Sherpa guides have lost their lives in the world’s highest peak Mount Everest this spring season, authorities confirmed. With the onset of expedition after eight rope-fixing team opened the climbing route on May 13 this year, two foreign climbers and three Sherpa guides have lost their lives. “This week, the Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki died in Camp II while the Macedonian climber Gjeorgi Petkov lost his life above Camp...

    Japanese man attempting solo climb found dead on Everest

    Kathmandu,May 21 :  A Japanese man has been found dead on Everest this morning officials said as the mountaineering season nears its end in the Himalayas. Thirty-six-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki, who was attempting to climb the 8,848m peak solo without oxygen, is the third to die on the mountain this climbing season. “The climber was found dead in his tent on Camp III (7,200m),” said Tikaram Gurung, Managing Director at Bochi Bochi Treks, the organiser of his expedition. Department of Tourism spokesperson...

    Rasuwagadhi is now 25 kilometre nearer from Kathmandu

    Rasuwa, May 20 Rasuwagadhi, one of the most accessible border points with Tibet of China, has become as much as 25 kilometres closer to Kathmandu as the Nepal Army constructed a 17-kilometre roadway from Mailung to Syabrubesi in Rasuwa district. Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel and Minister for Infrastructure Development and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth inaugurated the newly constructed road at a function organised on Sunday. Travellers now can go to Rasuwagadhi without fearing the traffic and landslides in Ramche...

    Langtang marathon attracting tourists

    Kathmandu, May 19:  Nepal Army’s Khagendra Bhat has won the third edition of the International Langtang Marathon in the men’s category. NA’s Bhat completed the marathon in 3 hrs 49 minutes 27 seconds. Bharat Khatri and Subash Karki, also of NA came second and third respectively. In the women’s category, Nirkala Gurung Rai of Solukhumbu came first with a timing of 4 hrs 57 mins 13 secs. Purnima Rai, also from Solu and Sarita Basi of Army Academy Kharipati...

    Nepal Opens Gates to New Tourism Pathways in ITB China 2018

      0 Google +0  0  0  3 Kathmandu, May 19:  ITB China’s 2nd edition officially kicked off in inimitable style through 16 – 18 May 2018 in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Pudong, Shanghai. Nepal Tourism Board made a visible participation with 4 prominent private sector tourism companies. China’s 3-day B2B travel trade show showed significant growth after its premier last year. With an expected attendee number of 15,000 this year, an increase compared to 10,000 last year -more than 700 exhibitors from 80 countries...

    Sherpa guide missing on Everest, presumed dead

    Kathmandu, May 18: A sherpa guide who went missing four days ago on Everest is presumed dead, Nepali officials said Thursday, the first feared fatality of the climbing season on the world’s highest mountain. Lama Babu Sherpa reached the summit with a team of climbers and other guides on Monday, but became separated from the group as they descended and has not been seen since. A government official at Everest base camp confirmed that Lama was presumed dead. “Climbers...

    Ramadan begins today

    Kathmandu, May 17 :  Ramadan, a very important festival of the Muslims began today. During this festival, the faithful observe a month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset. The Muslims have seri in the morning before the sighting of the sun and then have iftahar after sunset, according to former member-secretary of National Muslim Commission Shumsher Miyan. Those observing the fast also recite the sacred Namaj and involve themselves in other religious activities. Ramadan also encourages the Muslims to recite...

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