Deaths in the Everest not due to congestion: Report

Kathmandu,Aug 15 : task force formed by the government after the death of some mountaineers in the course of climbing Mt Everest has ruled out any congestion in the mountain. The task force formed under Ghanashyam Upadhyaya, the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has said that the congestion, as widely claimed and criticized, could not be proved. According to Upadhyaya, no evidence of congestion was found by the task force during the course...

New Conditions To Get Permission For Everest Climber

Kathmandu,Aug 15 : Nepal Mountain Tourism Reform and Recommendation Committee gusseted to set a certain criteria for new mountaineer to climb Mt. Everest. The committee recommended that the permission to Mount Everest Expedition is given to the person who successfully climbed the mountain over 6500 meter. Set by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation after international media and mountaineers blamed large flow of mountaineers resulted in heavy casualties. in Mount Everest last session. The committee, however, dismissed the...

Langtang Back To Normal

Kathmandu,Aug 15 : Four years after the earthquake, Langtang backs to normal. Photos from a few amazing days of research with the herders in the Upper Langtang Valley. This time of year, the gothalo are shifting their animals to the high pastures, between 4200 and 4800 m. Photo Courtesy: Austin Lord Face book

A Committee Formed To Review Policies On Mountaineering

Kathmandu,Aug 14 : A high-level committee formed to review the rules and policies on mountaineering has suggested the government bar inexperienced climbers from climbing Mount Everest. The suggestion comes after the death of nine climbers at the mountains this climbing season. The probe committee has suggested the government conduct thorough background checks before issuing climbing permits for Everest.

Indian Tourists Travelling To Mansarovar Through Nepal

Kathmandua,Aug 11 : Number of Indian tourists travelling to Mansarovar Humla has drastically reduced.According to Deshsanchar online, only 5537 Indian tourists visited Mansarovar from Humla this year compared to over 8000 last year. For the last twelve days, the tourist arrival was stopped. However, it has already resumed fro 7 August. In the last two days, 73 Indian tourists headed to Hilsa from Humla. It is reported that the opening of Kerung Check point, which is shorter to travel...

Andrzej Bargiel to climb and ski down Everest this fall

Kathmandu, August 9 Polish ski daredevil Andrzej Bargiel has announced that he will be attempting to climb and ski down Mt Everest (8848 m) this autumn. Speaking to redbull.com, Bargiel said that he would be attempting the feat without unfastening the skis and without additional oxygen, something which has never been done before. “I think it will be very complicated as very few people attempt to climb Everest in the fall. There’ll be a lot of snow which will complicate things...

World highest mountain bike race to be held on November 19

Kathmandu,Aug 08 : Yak Attack, the highest mountain bike race on Earth is going to be held in from November 11-19. Yak Attack is the highest mountain bike race in the world, covering over 400km and altitudes of 12,000m. The race will start from Besi Sahar (760m) on 11 November and end at Kagbeni (2800m) going through the Thorong Pass (5416m) on 19 November. The race will have a total of seven stages. The seven stages will also include...

When will Nepal announce new Everest height ?

Kathmandu, Aug 05 : The Department of Survey has stated that it will take a few more months to complete remeasuring the height of Mount Everest. Two government surveyors along with other Sherpa climbers had successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain collecting the data for the measurement of height of Mount Everest in May. Susheel Dangol, the Chief Survey Officer at the department, said only 10 per cent field work was remaining and it would be completed as soon...

Annapurna Basecamp hotels to re-open soon

Kathmandu, August 2 Hotels around the Annapurna Base camp, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, will re-open on August 19 this year, tour operators say. All hotels in the area had been shud down since March this year following heavy snowfall, which destroyed four hotels in the area beyond repair, said Gopal Shrestha, a spokesperson for the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN).

Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Summited Mont Blanc

Kathmandu,July 25 : Shrinkhala Khatiwada, the Goodwill Ambassador for the 70th anniversary of Nepal-France diplomatic relations, reached the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe, on July 23rd where she raised the two national flags. She was accompanied by two Nepali filmmakers, Sisan Baniya and Prajwal Thapa Magar, and was guided by the legendary skier and alpinist, Anselme Baud. The climbing of Mont Blanc was organized by the French Embassy in Nepal and is part of...

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