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  • Mountaineer Tamang handed over national flag

    Kathmandu, April 29: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista today handed over the national flag to Kanchhi Maya Tamang, who is attempting to scale Mt Everest to spread the message of employment opportunities to women at home. Minister Bista provided Tamang with the national flag at a programme organized at the minister’s official residence. On the occasion, Minister Bista said that the campaign of Tamang would increase the level of respect towards labour adding that Tamang’s...

    ‘Karbakeli Eco Trek’ through thickets of alpine jungles a must for backpackers

    Beni (Myagdi), April 23 : The ‘Karbakeli Eco Trek’ will soon join the list of official trek routes in Nepal with pristine bounties of nature in offer and a jungle safari. The locals are set to bring the route into life with a temple of the Pun Magar community’s Chief God Karbakeli Baba at Ramche area of Annapurna rural municipality – 8 as the prime destination of the route. With locals’ engagement and Concept Nepal’s technical backing, Karbakeli Eco...

    NTB and NMA felicitate veteran mountain climbers

    Kathmandu, April 20: The Nepal Tourism Board, in collaboration with the Nepal Mountaineering Association, has felicitated eight world-renowned mountain climbers in a program at the NTB headquarters at Bhrikutimandap on April 19. The program felicitated veteran climbers Wolfgang Nairz, Reinhold Messner, Prof. Dr. Oswald Oelz, Prof. Peter Habeler, Prof. Dr. Raimund Magreiter, Robert Schauner, Hans Schell, and Helmuth Hagner. The felicitation program was inaugurated by the CEO of Nepal Tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, who commended the achievements by...

    Reinhold Messner to film documentary on Nepal mountains

    Kathmandu, April 20 Renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who was the first to climb all 14 eight-thousanders without bottled oxygen says he will make a documentary about mountains of Nepal and will release it soon. The documentary will tell stories of mountains and the people who live around there, according to him. “I want to show the world what has changed around the mountains here in Nepal and all over the world,” he said at the felicitation event held at...

    The youngest European on Everest mission to complete the Seven Summit

    Kathmandu, April 19 Dimitry Tertychnyy, a high school student at Charterhouse School in the United Kingdom, will be attempting to climb Mount Everest – the last peak in the seven summit challenge which he set himself with his father. The young climber shared the information amidst a press conference in Kathmandu today. Dimitry, who is a Youth Ambassador for Global Action Nepal, had set himself the challenge to climb the highest mountains of all seven continents. If successful, the...

    Nepal Government issued 649 Permits for 22 Different Peaks

    Kathmandu,April 18:Till the mid of April, Spring, considered as busy season of the year the Government of Nepal (Tourism Department, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Ministry) have issued 649 permits for each individuals who are willing to climb 22 different peaks of Nepal in Spring. After 1996, many commercial expeditions has been operated in the Himalayas of Nepal and so on, this spring large number of climbers keen to reach to the summit of Mt Everest (8848m). Out...

    First Women Journalists’ received Rs 2.5 million for Everest Expedition

    Kathmandu, April 18: The First Women Journalists’ Everest Expedition 2018 have been handed over a sum of Rs. 2.5 million along with the metropolitan flag and map by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City for their Everest expedition. The team of journalists was handed over the sum and tokens by the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolis, Bidhya Sundar Shakya, in a program on Tuesday. Mayor Shakya expressed his belief that the team of women journalists will contribute to the city’s programs after...

    597 million and 325 thousand rupees royalties collected from mountaineers climbing Mt. Everest this spring.

    Kathmandu, April 17: The government has collected royalties to the tune of Rs. 597 million and 325 thousand rupees from mountaineers climbing Mt. Everest this spring. A total of 558 mountaineers have taken permission to climb Everest this spring, of which 542 are foreign climbers, informed the Tourism Department. The state charges USD 11,000 to foreign tourists for climbing Mt. Everest. Royalties from foreign climbers make up Rs. 596.2 million rupees of the total royalties collected.

    649 mountaineers to climb 22 peaks this spring

    Kathmandu,April 17:Many mountaineers looking to climb the highest mountains in the world in the Nepali Himalayas have reached the base camps and are waiting for the weather to clear. As April and May are the months when the weather conditions are the best for expeditions, more and more climbers are arriving at the Department of Tourism in Kathmandu to obtain permits to scale various mountains in the Himalayas. According to the Department of Tourism, climbing permits have been issued to...

    Yarsa collection charge increases

    Tripurakot, April 16 (RSS): Extra charge of Rs 500 has been slapped while collecting Yarsa in the mountainous district, Dolpa, from this year. A discussion held at Se-Phoksundo National Park on the presence of local governments’ chiefs, district coordination committee, district administration office and other stakeholders took the decision that each Yarsa picker should pay extra Rs 500 from this year as per the Yarsagumba Management Directive. According to the Directive, the Buffer Zone Management Committee can charge extra...

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