Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years

Kathmandu, June 20 : A study has found that the recent rate of melting of glaciers in the Himalayan region spreading across various countries of Asia including Nepal is double the rate it was before 2000. A team of scientists from Columbia University in the United States made the conclusion after analysing photographs of the region captured by an American spy satellite during the Cold  War and comparing them with recent satellite images. The analysis has shown that the...

Yoga Event Organizes On The Lap Of Mount Everest

Kathmandu,June 16 : Embassy of India, Kathmandu organized a Yoga Event at Nepal’s Namche Bazaar-gateway of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Along with Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Embassy officers Members, people from various women and youth groups of Solukhumbu district, Nepal including Khumjung and Khunde Drinking Water Management Committee, Khumjung and Khunde Women and Youth Groups, officers of Sagarmatha National Park, employees of Everest View Hotel and a large number of...

Deaths Of Climbers On The Mt. Everest Is Not Due To The “Traffic Jam”

Kathmandu,June 14 : A large number of deaths of climbers on the Mount Everest this season is not solely due to the “traffic jam” on the world’s highest peak, the Nepal government claimed Thursday, citing factors like high altitude sickness, other health reasons and adverse weather. The number of deaths on Mt Everest was put at 11 by the international media, making it the deadliest season since 2015. However, the Nepal tourism ministry maintained the death toll at 9.Four Indians died on the 8,848-metres high Mt Everest and two each...

National Geographic installs weather stations on Mount Everest

Kathmandu,June 14 : National Geographic Society on Thursday announced that it successfully installed the world’s two highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest aimed at breaking new ground in monitoring and understanding of climate change. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations in the world (at 8,430 meters and 7,945 meters), collected the highest-ever ice core sample (at 8,020 meters), conducted comprehensive biodiversity surveys at multiple elevations, completed the highest-elevation helicopter-based lidar scan, expanded the elevation records...

Liaison officers pocketed money from government without reaching base camp

Kathmandu,June 14 : At least 15 Everest liaison officers deployed for this year’s spring climbing season pocketed their allowances without even reaching base camp, the Department of Tourism has disclosed. The department said on Thursday that of the total 37 liaison officers deployed by the government for Everest expeditions only 22 reached Everest Base Camp. The remaining liaison officers, according to the department, didn’t carry out their given assignments although they pocketed the trekking and daily allowances.

Dhaulagiri Trekking Route Repaired

Kathmandu,June 13 : Trekking route to Dhaulagiri mountain base camp has been repaired and widened. The 8,167-meter tall Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest peak of the world and located at Mudi of Dhaulagiri rural municipality. The repair of the trekking route from Naurabhir to Sallaghari has been completed at a cost of Rs 5 million. The Gandaki state government’s Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment provided the fund. According to Chairperson of Dhaulagiri rural municipality, Thamsara Pun, the...

Homestay programs in Nepal’s rhino hub hold promise and pitfalls for locals

Kathmandu,June 13 When faced with criticism that local people don’t benefit from wildlife tourism to Nepal’s Chitwan National Park, officials and conservationists point to homestay programs set up in communities on the park’s borders. These homestay programs aim to provide the communities with alternative livelihoods and to create an incentive to protect forests and wildlife. In the villages of Amaltari and Barauli, two very different homestay programs have been established, catering to different groups of visitors. Both models have...

Everest: 11 climbers dead in 16 days – how should we deal with the bodies on the mountain?

Kathmandu,June 12 : Climbing Mount Everest has long been a metaphor for extreme achievement – something that is both hard and hazardous. And, over the years, the bodies of those seasoned Sherpas who perished in accidents or climbers who succumbed to the cold and altitude have testified to just how dangerous it is to attempt to climb to the 8,848-metre summit. But recent overcrowding has led to a spate of “blue sky” deaths on the mountain. Snaking queues of climbers above...

Three climbers accused of faking Everest summit certificates

Kathmandu,June 11 : Three Indian climbers who recently claimed that they made it to the roof of the world on May 26 had not even reached the camp IV. Quoting various officials and eye witnesses, the report mentions that Vikas Rana, Shobha Banwala and Ankush Kasana had only reached the camp III on May 26 and abandoned their attempted.

Army Cleaning The Everest

Kathmandu,June 09 : Just after taking the command of Nepal as Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa issued a Command and Directives of CoAS. One of the key element of his command and directives has stated that the NA will work for cleaning the mountain. With piles pollution lying here and there, Nepal Army, in collaboration with other organizations including different government organizations, local NGOs, local level and provincial offices, collected 10,000 kg of garbage from Everest...

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