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  • Cleanup activities organized around the Ganjala Pass area

    Kathmandu, July 23: The Nepal Mountaineering Association has successfully conducted chain anchor fixing in Ganjala Pass at Langtang, and has completed cleanup activities in Yala Peak Base Camp, New Kanga Base Camp, as well as around the Ganjala Pass area.   The cleanup program was headed by central work committee member Pasang Tendi along with volunteers. The total litter collected in these parts has amounted to 650 kgs.   Central work committee member and secretarial member Singi Lama has...

    A new record crowd of climbers stand atop Mt K2 in a single day

    Kathmandu,July 21: One of the most successful news for mountain climbers outbreaks from the top of second highest Mt.K2. The mountain has witnessed a new record crowd of climbers standing on its summit in a single day after at least 31 climbers successfully climbed Mt K2 (8,611 m) this morning. Expedition operators confirmed that almost climbers from Seven Summit Treks, only five from Summit Climb and two Sherpa climbers from Madison Mountaineering stood atop the mountain after a team of...

    TAAN monitoring trekking trail, hotel, catering and sanitation

    Kathmandu, July 15:Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) monitored theof Kanchanjunga base camp circuit trekking starting at Fungling Market from the headquarter of Taplejung district.   Kanchanjunga Trekking Trail is culturally natural and collaborative way crossed by 4480 meters and crossed the sync of 4646 meters, both of which were started from the Fungling Market or Suketar in the district headquarters of Taplejung district. The Coordinator of Trekking Trail Monitoring and Maintenance Department Baburam Gurung reported that due to...

    Municipality allocates 6 million to attract 30,000 visitors in the next fiscal year

    Kathmandu, June 29: Gosainkunda Rural Municipality has allocated Rs. 6 million for tourism promotion to fulfill its goal to attract 30,000 visitors in the next fiscal year. Municipality Chief, Kaisang Nurpu Tamang, said that the municipality has decided to invest heavily in tourism infrastructure as tourism is a major source of income in the region.   The plans for developing the tourism infrastructure includes developing new trekking routes. Chief Tamang said that a recent village council meeting has endorsed...

    Pokhara culture experts oppose preparation to open Machhapuchhre for climbing

    Pokhara, June 29 Culture experts and stakeholders in Pokhara, Nepal’s tourism capital, have opposed the bid of local government to open Mount Machhapuchhre to climbers. The Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality has proposed opening the ‘virgin peak’ for climbing from the next fiscal year claiming it will help locals increase their income by properly utilising available natural resources. Stakeholders have opposed the proposal, arguing that it might put the existence of the mountain, regarded as god by local Gurung community, at...

    Mountaineer Kamirita calls for providing social security to Sherpa climbers

    Kathmandu,June 24: Among tough resolutions of those enjoying adventurous life, climbing Mount Everest and setting a record may be one. The blissful moment of being atop the highest peak of the world is indeed unrivalled occasion in one’s life. But some climbers are quite reverse to this idea that they take it as a household errand. “I’ve been atop the Everest not to keep record but to guide others to scale it. My task is guiding to climbers. I...

    Is it Mt.Everest or Dumping site?

    Kathmandu, June 17: Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world´s highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak. “It is disgusting, an eyesore,” Pemba Dorje Sherpa, who has summited Everest 18 times, told AFP. “The mountain is carrying tonnes...

    This is how supplies for climbers are transported to the base camp

    Kathmandu,June 14:Every year hundreds of people climb Mount Everest from Nepal in May. Apart from chartered helicopters, there are no means of transport up to the base camp, where trekkers start the gruelling climb up the highest mountain in the world. The nearest regular commercial flights land at Lukla in Solukhumbhu district of northeastern Nepal – about 65 kilometres from base camp. All the climbers’ equipment and belongings have to be carried this distance by yaks, mules or porters....

    Community Homestay Network awarded with the grant prize

    Kathmandu, June 12: The Community Homestay Network (CHN), has been selected by Booking.com – as among top 10 world startups in sustainable tourism for 2018, and has been awarded with the grant of € 225,000 from Booking Booster Program. Community Homestay Network (CHN), is a network of Community Homestays in Nepal, which connects global travelers with the real faces of Nepal to facilitate authentic Nepalese experience about Nepalese Culture and Traditions while benefiting to the Local communities all over...

    Mountaineer Shailee Basnet helping survivors of trafficking become trekking guides.

    Shailee Basnet was the leader of the Seven Summits Women Team that scaled Mt Everest in 2008, making them the most successful all-women expedition to Everest ever. Like all the members of the team, Basnet had scaled numerous personal Everests before she arrived in Everest base camp. “Society’s apprehensions were a big hurdle in the very beginning,” she recalls. But she and her companions leapt over that hurdle, and then some. The Seven Summits Women Team went on to...

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