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  • Snowfall Grips Huma; Transport Disrupted And Life Affected

    Humla, Jan 7 (RSS): The snowfall that has occurred since last Sunday night has increasingly affected normal life in Himalayan district, Humla.  With the district temperature reaching below minus 15, the locals are feeling trouble to come outside of their homes.  As the snowfall continues, district headquarters, Simkot, has seen a feet snow while villages in the north from Simkot witnessed two-foot snow.  The continuous snowfall caused fall of mercury in northern belt of the district, including Limi, Muchu,...

    Heavy snowfall in Manang

    Manang,Dec 28: With the heavy snowfall since Thursday afternoon, the minimum temperature in Manang district has dipped to minus 20 degree Celsius.  Chief District Officer of Manang Rudranath Devkota said, “Weather is cloudy since Thursday morning. The mountains are covered with the black clouds. And, the temperature has plummeted to -20 degree Celsius along with storm and snowfall.”  Khansar, Bhimtang, Guwal, Mananggaun and some other parts in the upper belt in the district have witnessed a heavy snowfall. Temperature...

    Lo Manthang: Exploring the Lost Kingdom on two wheels

    Kathmandu,Dec 25:We were done with lunch at Kagbeni at around 1.00pm. We rested a bit–a useful rule of thumb for every mountain biker to follow after a meal (dal-bhat is reasonably a large meal). It was almost 2 pm when we hopped onto our bikes. The itinerary for the day was Chele. Since we had to ride 18km for the day, we only took a brief spin through the narrow lanes of Kagbeni.As the “gateway to Upper Mustang,” Kagbeni...

    Himalayan Marmot’s formula to survive high altitude constraints: Mutate

    Kathmandu,Dec 21:The Himalayan marmot (Marmota himalayana) has always fascinated scientists and alpinists who travel to high altitudes. The large squirrels dwell at elevations of 1,900–5,000 m around the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Pakistan, and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China. At such altitudes, the air is thin and temperatures regularly plummet to below zero degree Celsius. But, these squirrels continue to thrive under such resource-scarce conditions. Scientists studying the genetics of the ‘beaver-ish rodents of unusual size’ may have...

    New trekking route from Beni to tourism site Lovely Hill

    Myagdi, Dec 18: The construction of a trekking route from Myagdi district headquarters, Benibazaar, to tourism site, Lovely Hill, has begun. The Beni Municipality, Myagdi Overseas Nepali Association and Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry had signed a tripartite agreement for the construction of the trekking route. The trekking route is expected to facilitate tourists to reach to the tourism site, Lovely Hill, located at Beni Municipality-2. Myagdi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice-Chair Rajesh Shakya shared that the construction...

    Fantastic journey to Phoksundo

    Kathmandu,Dec 17:Ever since I watched the movie Himalaya (also known as Caravan), I always wanted to go to Dolpa and visit Phoksundo Lake. Having planned this trip more than once, 2018 became the year when I finally got a chance to visit Nepal’s deepest lake. The Way Dolpa district is now accessible by road, but the easier way to get to the Phoksundo Lake is via air. That is why we took a flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal, from...

    Rs 49.7 million collects from tourists

    Solukhumbu, Dec 12: The  Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu has earned Rs.49.7 million in tourist entry fee in this season . In month-wise breakdown, the rural municipality collected Rs 8 million was collected in September, Rs 26.6 million in October, and Rs 15.1 million in November.  The rural municipality has been charging Rs 2,000per person from foreign tourists since October 2017. A total 24,896 tourists have entered the rural municipality in this season, according to Lakpa Chiri Sherpa, information officer of the rural...

    Lo Manthang: Cycling to the lost kingdom on the other side of the Himalayas

    Kathmandu,December 11 “If you can dream it, you can do it”— Walt Disney At the age of 66, my mountain biking trip to Lo Manthang, Upper Mustang, not only made me realise my dream and rise to the daunting challenges put up by the punishing and unforgiving terrain, but also curiously helped me rediscover my own strength and grit. Believed to be a mystical Shangri-La, the 500-year old capital of Mustang, “the Kingdom of Lo”–Lo Manthang–was off limits to...

    TAAN gets new CEO

    Kathmandu, Dec 09: Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of  Bikram Thapa Magar to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately from December 6, 2018.  After a month of search and selection process, Thapa Magar was among three finalists who sat with TAAN Staff Selection Committee and senior leadership, for formal and informal interviews. The Board made its final selection on November 25, 2018. CEO Thapa Magar has completed his Msc...

    Three days mountain security training conducted

    Kathmandu, Dec 04: Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) has conducted a three day training workshop on Mountain Security and First Aid in collaboration with President Mr. Maurice Duchene and team of Ice Himalaya at Nepal Mountain Academy, Thapagaun, Bijulibazar in which around 62 trekking professionals from various agencies had participated.  The training has successfully begun in the coordination of Human Recourse and Training Department Coordinator Mr. Ram Bahadur Khadka. TAAN President Mr. Nava Raj Dahal inaugurated the program...

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