40 climbers conquer Mt Everest in a single day

Kathmandu, May 14: A total of 40 climbers have scaled Mt Everest or Sagarmatha on Monday. Liaison Officer of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Gyanendra Shrestha told RSS from Mt Everest Base Camp that 40 climbers including foreigners climbed Mt Everest on the second day of this expedition season. “As per the information received by us, 40 climbers have confirmed to have reached atop Mt Everest. Some more climbers are learned to have reached the peak but...

Australian mountaineer sets world record to climb Seven Summits

Kathmandu, May 14 Mountaineer and adventurer Steve Plain has summited the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, on Monday morning. With this, he has climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the seven continents, in 117 days 6 hours and 50 minutes, the shortest time ever for the task. He has broken the previous record of 126 days held by Colin O’Brady as the climber to reach tops of Seven Summits in the shortest duration. He summited...

As price comes down, risk goes up for Everest ‘trophy hunters’

Kathmandu, May 14: Everest is the ultimate mountaineering “trophy”, but the rising number of inexperienced climbers attempting to tackle the summit are running huge risks to reach the top of the world. An Indian airline pilot, a builder from Ohio and a former online media sales executive are all waiting at base camp for a chance to scale the 8,848 meter (29,030 foot) mountain this climbing season. They haul themselves up the same ropes to the top and face...

Important contribution to religious tourism: Modi’s visit to Nepal

Kathmandu, May 11:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to nepal has been believed to have not only political and economic significant  but also  help  to promote religious tourism by visiting Janakpur, Pashupatinath and Muktiathath.  Modi has come to Nepal for invitation of  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Pashupatinath, Muktinath, is the center of Hindu faith around the world, as a land of worship of Mahadev .Keeping the main priorities of the faith of the Hindu, the Indian Prime Minister...

Digital tourist information centre set up in Beni

Beni, Myagdi, May 11 : A digital tourist information centre has been established in the district headquarters of Myagdi, Beni, with the aim to provide information about agricultural productions and religious and tourist destinations of the district. The information centre will provide all details about old and new path trails, photos taken six decades ago of the whole Myagdi, and the pictures that show identity of various aspects like economic, social, cultural and political of the locals. It also...

Unexpected snowfall in Upper Mustang

Thini, Mustang, May 10: Snowfall is taking place since Wednesday evening in Upper Mustang. Snowfall began in the night followed by the heavy rainfall in the evening, with the Muktichettra, Dalome and Lomantang rural municipalities affected by it. This is the first experience for many to see snowfall during mid-May, according to the local elders. Snow as high as half a feet has accumulated and snowfall continued as of its morning, according to Amit Tulachan from Chasang. The rain...

Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world

Kathmandu,May 10:Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China met with reindeer herders from Norway and Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they face, especially climate change. Changlin Xu (Yak herder from the Tibetan Autonomous Region meets his first reindeer Imagine that you’ve never left your home village, that you speak only your native language, and that you suddenly find yourself traveling over 8,300 kilometres across the globe. For Yuden...

A team of TAAN visits Gosainkunda Municipality to discuss Langtang Marathon

Kathmandu, May 09: A delegation of the Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) led by First Vice President Jeevan Thapa Magar visited President of Gosainkunda Rural Municipality at Dhunche to discuss about the 3rd TAAN International Langtang Marathon and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS). A delegation led by 1st Vice President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Mr. Jeeban Thapa Magar along with Treasurer Ramkrishna Timalsina, Executive Member Gopal Shrestha and TIMS Incharge Rabindra Dhakal in coordination with Rasuwa-Nuwakot Tourism Society paid...

Alternative route for trekkers in Mustang

Mustang, May 8 : The local administration decided to close entry to the general public to the Muktinath temple premises from 4:00 pm on May 11 to 12:00 noon May 12, in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the temple. Likewise, the trekkers leaving for Mustang via Thorang la pass of Manang and those going to Manang from Mustang will have to take an alternative route that runs away from the temple premises. According to Chief...

5 things to know before going on the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Tourism in Nepal is flourishing as the country saw a million tourists for the first time last year. Most of the million came here to see mountains and trek around the mountain region. But, over the year, more and more domestic tourists are heading out to explore the less travelled trails of Nepal like the Manaslu Circuit Trek which is one of the most beautiful treks one could go on. Relatively unknown here are a few information that might come...

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