Rain and snowfall likely in most parts of country

Kathmandu, Jan 25 : Cloudy skies throughout the country and light rain and snowfall in most of the places in the country has been forecast for today as a westerly low pressure trough was going to dominate the weather conditions. Bibhuti Pokharel, meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, shared that there was a probability of light to moderate snowfall in some places in the western and mid-western part of the country. Similarly, western part of the country will be...

Precipitation occurs in most parts of country

Kathmandu,Jan 23– Precipitation including snowfall has been taking place in most parts of the country due to the influence of the Westerly wind.  The rain brought by the Westerly wind in the western part of the country since the day before yesterday has reached the central and eastern parts as well since last night, meteorologist Sameer Shrestha said.  According to him, this trend will continue until tonight; and the precipitation that started since Tuesday night will continue in the...

The challenging ride to the land of the Lowas

Ravi Man Singh Kathmandu,Jan 23:For me, the evening of day two at Samar proved tortuous. None but I was to be blamed for my near collapse at the Dajongla Pass that afternoon.  A full-blown diabetic, I knew I could not go on an empty stomach for longer periods, especially during a gruelling ride. Even a hardcore biker is supposed to replenish himself every two hours while on a tough ride. As a precaution against acute mountain sickness, I even...

Heavy Snow Fall Disrupt Transport In Seven District

Kathmandu,Jan 22:After a heavy snow fall in Dadeldhura, the transport in the seven far-western region come under standstill. After a heavy snow fall last night in Bhimdutta highway, the transport to Darchula, Baitadi, Bajhang, Doti, Accham and Bajura completely stalled. According to Dessanchar.com, there are around four inch of snow in Melkharka, Hagulde, Saun Kharka, Bhatkada and Syaule market. District Police of Dadeldhura said that the tractors have already sent to open the road. Nepali Army, Armed Police and Nepal...

Spend Time With Nature Can Improve Your Mood and Health

Kathmandu,Jan 21:Spending time outside, in the proximity of nature has always been touted as a good practice. But turns out it has more benefits that one could anticipate. According to a study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, as quoted by a report in Bustle, apparently spending even five minutes outdoors can give a considerable boost to one’s mood. The study states that “There is robust evidence that contact with the natural world improves human health, including emotional...

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...

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