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  • 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...

    PM’s Rara address makes tall promises

    Kathmandu,April 15:Newspaper reports inform that the Prime Minister’s New Year message is full of tall promises as he claimed the country would get a facelift in next five years. Gorkhapatra quotes the Prime Minister to say that the country now has an unprecedented opportunity for development and prosperity. Oli had spelled out his government’s plan for next five year, according to The Himalayan Times. The main opposition, Nepali Congress, however, comments that the PM’s address is full of emotional statements, but it...

    Three Indian former ambassadors trekking around Dolpa

    Tripurakot, Dolpa, April 13 : Three former ambassadors of India to Nepal have arrived here for observing the natural beauty and religious heritages in Dolpa district. Former Indian ambassadors Ranjit Raya, Deb Mukherjee and Shyam Saran have come here on a 15-day visit. The former envoys said that they have come on a visit as they were attracted by the natural beauty and the biodiversity found in Dolpa. Former ambassador Rya said he has been drawn to Dolpa as...

    Nepali New Year celebrators throng to Tilicho Lake

    Manang, April 13 : Tilicho Lake, a popular tourism destination in Manang district, is increasingly becoming popular for holiday makers, and New Year celebrators. Every year lately, New Year celebrators throng to the Lake to make best of their special day. Among those who make it to the Lake to rejoice an occasion is Sneha Karki. Karki is planning to push way to the Lake to celebrate New Year 2075 that falls tomorrow (Saturday). More than 500 domestic tourists...

    Mountaineering’s ‘Doctor Strange’ is one peak away from world record

    Kathamandu,April 13:Three-years-ago, Steven Plain broke his neck while body surfing in Western Australia. The doctors told him he was lucky to be alive and that they didn’t know if he could ever get back on his feet. But in less than a year, he defied all odds and proved his doctors wrong. Then he had climbed a mountain in New Zealand and now he is preparing to conclude his mission to climb the highest mountains of all seven continents...

    German backpacker dies

    Rasuwa, April 12: A German national, who was on a trekking of Langtang area,died today. He is Nils Jakel, 49. According to the District Police Office, Jakel died at Gosainkunda rural municipality-5 after he suffered from respiratory problem in course of returning from Langtang. He had gone towards Langtang for trekking on Saturday. A team comprising Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sarat Kumar Thapa Chhetri, has moved towards the incident site for investigation.

    Circulating Snow In Blood: Climber Lhakpa Sherpa

    Kathmandu,April 11: Lhakpa Sherpa, 45, lives in Hartford, Connecticut with her two daughters and son. However, she visits Nepal every year: Not to visit her family, but to conquer the world’s highest mountain, Everest. This has been her ritual for last few years. Lhakpa is the most successful female Everest climber of all time. She has summited the mountain eight times and is planning to extend her legacy when she makes her ninth ascent this season. Snow In Blood Lhakpa was...

    A double amputee Chinese climber on the way to summit the Mt.Everest

    Kathmandu, April 10:  Xia Boyu, a double amputee climber from China, has arrived in Nepal to make another attempt to climb Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) this spring. Along with the 69-year-old Xia, other six Chinese climbers will also climb the world’s tallest mountain, according to Imagine Trek and Expedition Private Limited, a Nepali company which is organizing expedition of the Chinese team. This is the fifth attempt from Xia to climb the Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) after losing two legs...

    Rasuwa to host the Langtang literary festival in commemoration of quake victims

    Rasuwa, April 10 :Rasuwa is to host the Langtang Literary Festival next month, commemorating those departed souls who lost their lives in the district during the 2015 April earthquake. On the initiation of local Rasuwa Srasta Society, the festivali is to be held on May 12. Poetry recitation and drawing are the part of the festival, said litterateur Phurpa Tamang. The objective of the event is to send a message that Langtang Trekking Route is safe in the aftermath...

    From great struggle to emotional victory: 16th Nepal National Mountain Bike Championship

    March 2018 marked a special day for the dedicated aficionados among the mountain biking fraternity in Kathmandu. The day heralded the most eagerly anticipated the 16th Nepal National Mountain Bike Championships (Trek 16th Nepal National Mountain Bike Championship XCO, March 25th ) and the 8th National Downhill  Mountain Bike Championship (March 27th) organized by the Nepal Cycling Association and sponsored by the Kathmandu Bike Station, Panipokhari, Kathmandu, the sole distributors for Trek mountain bikes for Nepal. For every cross country and downhill mountain biker, whatever...

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