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  • Limi Valley: A threatened Shangri-La for wildlife

    Kathmandu,November 18 >> Despite being extremely rich in wildlife and biodiversity, all is not well in Nepal’s Limi Valley, an area of global importance for highland wildlife, both flora, and fauna >> The valley is facing an increasing number of anthropogenic and natural threats, the most prominent being human-wildlife conflict and the illegal wildlife trade. In spite of these challenges to conservation, however, the area also provides ample opportunities to address the issues it is facing >> The Limi...

    Budhinandha Tal: As isolated and wild as it can get

    Ravi Man Singh Kathmandu,Nov 18: Over the past decade, trekking in Nepal has witnessed a dramatic upsurge with foreign tourists taking the larger slice. Curiously, recent times have seen more and more Nepali enthusiasts venturing out to far-flung destinations such as Gosaikunda, Muktinath, Upper Mustang, Annapurna circuit, Tilicho, Langtang valley, Phoksundo, Annapurna base camp, Mardi Himal . . . you name it. As it turns out, bitten by the backpacking bug, this wanderlust for the Nepalese appears not to...

    Japanese nationality Yoshizaki dies at Khumbu

    Kathmandu, Nov 16: A Japanese citizen died, apparently from altitude sickness, at a hotel near Everest Base Camp on Tuesday, police have said. Hiroyuki Yoshizaki, 63, had checked in last weekend at Hotel Everest Inn in Gorak Shep, located at an altitude of 5,180 meters. He died from suspected altitude sickness at the hotel at approximately 10.20 a.m. Tuesday, according to Rabin Karki, a police official in Solukhumbu district where the hotel is located, who spoke with Kyodo News by phone on...

    TAAN raises its voice over various illegal activities

    Kathmandu, Nov 16: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) raises its voice over the various illegal activities that has been conducted in the tourism sector, the illegal activities being carried out is leaving a negative impact the tourism sector of our country so TAAN has showed its concern over such activities. TAAN executive committee along with other representatives has conducted meetings on the burning issue of Nepal’s tourism. TAAN delegation visited different Ministry and other concerned authorities to facilitate...

    Chinese national dies at Khumbu Pasang

    Solukhumbu, Nov 14 : A Chinese national died on his way to the Mount Everest base camp at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-5 on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Hiro Yuki Yosija, 63. The cause of Hiro’s death is yet to be known. He was on his way to the base camp from Lukla. 

    At least five foreigners die in Everest region in three weeks

    Kathmandu, November 14 Nepali officials say five foreign nationals including three women and two men, trekking in the Everest region, have died in different incidents in past three weeks. While officials at the Solukhumbu District Administration Office and District Police Office refuse to provide information on the deaths officially, they accept the reports in information conversations. A source has provided the details on the condition of anonymity. According to the source, Austrian national Zell Am See Vera (Passport number...

    Mustang- Tilicho trekking route construction completed

    Mustang, Nov 13: Trekking route is constructed from Mustang Gharpaghong Village Municipality to Tilicho Lake. 15km long trekking route is constructed with the help of Annapurna Conservation Area. People can easily travel this trekking route within a day and trekking route will be situated 4, 919m high above the sea level. The major attraction of the trekking route ill be Tilicho Lake, Nilgiri Mountain, Namkhu Lake, Wild animals, Dhumba Lake and others. The trekking route was brought in operation...

    1,272 climbers successfully scaled mountains in off season

    Kathmandu, Nov 12: 1,272 people have ascended the mountains between the months of August- October which is considered as the off season to climb mountains. According to the information provided by the Department of Tourism, they have climbed 53 mountains measuring less than 7,000 m. These mountains have been ascended by 131 teams. With the team of 26 people they have successfully climbed Amadablam Mountain measuring the height of 6,814 m. Likewise, 192 people have climbed Manaslu Mountain and...

    Annapurna Circuit: Trekking one of Nepal’s best trekking routes

    Kathmandu,Nov 12:The 3 am alarm is cruel for a morning person like me. I hit the snooze button and thought about the challenges ahead. I was about to climb 1,000 meters up to Thorong Pass (5,416 meters in elevation), then descend 1,600 meters to the nearest village. The pass would have to be crossed quickly to avoid afternoon winds. And, of course, it would all be done at an extremely high altitude. The Annapurna Circuit I was walking the...

    French national dies after Langtang trek

    Rasuwa, November 7 A French citizen has died in Langtang region, a popular trekking destination for foreigners in Rasuwa district, north of Kathmandu, on Wednesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Herve Gueltas, 65. His passport number is 10 C A 80039. He was suffering from common cold, said local police. Gueltas was staying at a hotel in Dhunche, the district headquarters, on that fateful day along with his wife. He was preparing to return to Kathmandu after...

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