Mustang gives momentum to preparation for Modi’s visit to Muktinath

Mustang, May 3 : Preparations have been geared up for the visit next week of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Muktinath, the world-famous pilgrimage site in Mustang district. Security-related, reception and other managerial preparations have been going on a war-footing for making the Indian Prime Minister’s visit a success. A team comprising officials of the Indian Army and security agencies arrived here on Wednesday in connection with the preparations for the visit. The team made an on-site inspection...

Astronaut cum Mt Everest climber lends support to Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018

Kathmandu, May 3 : The First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018 (FWJEE 18) has gained the support of Dr Scott Parazynski – the only person to have flown in space and climbed the world’s highest peak. The astronaut provided a symbolic donation of USD 75 with a message ‘Onward and Upward’ after the girls posted a 3 min 32 sec video for fundraising. The girls came to know about Dr Parazynski’s support as they were trekking through Dingboche (4100...

Hailstone damages crops in Jajarkot

Jajarkot, May 2: The hailstones occurred last night caused heavy damages to crops and food grains, mostly wheat plants in Jajarkot district. The Barekot Rural Municipality and Kushe Rural Municipality are the worst hit from the hailstones that occurred continuously for two hours. Janak Bahadur Shahi, a farmer from Barekot said that the hailstones caused a huge damage to the wheat which was ready to harvest. The wheat and vegetables cultivated by around 5,000 households were damaged from the...

Langtang hosting international marathon on May 19

Rasuwa, May 1 : An international marathon race is to be organised along the Langtang Trekking Route on coming May 19. According to event organiser Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)’s media coordinator Gopal Shrestha, the 42-kilometer race shall be organised from Kyangjen to Syafrubesi. The objective of the event is send a message to the world that Langtang is safe even after the earthquake and is the one of the best tourist destinations, as stated by TAAN first...

First death of season on Nepal Himalayas as Italian succumbs to Dhaulagiri strong winds

Kathmandu, April 30 Nepal Himalayas this week witnessed the first death of this climbing season as an Italian climber succumbed to strong winds on his way to 8,617-metre high Mount Dhaulagiri in western Nepal. Simone La Terra (37) was a member of the 15-person team that was on the mission to conquer the seventh highest peak of the world, according to Dambar Parajuli, Chairperson of Expedition Operators Association. Parajuli’s Prestige Adventure had sent Terra’s expedition. He was missing from...

The World’s Highest Race 2018 completes successfully

Kathmandu,April 29:In the memory of 9000 people who were killed on 25 April 2015 by the hit of 7.9 magnitude earthquake, the World’s Highest Race is been jointly organized by  14 Peak Expedition P. Ltd. and Seven Summit Treks first time ever. The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, and killed several life, making 25 April 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history.The same date 25 April and also Everest Region let to know the world...

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...

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