This is how supplies for climbers are transported to the base camp

Kathmandu,June 14:Every year hundreds of people climb Mount Everest from Nepal in May. Apart from chartered helicopters, there are no means of transport up to the base camp, where trekkers start the gruelling climb up the highest mountain in the world. The nearest regular commercial flights land at Lukla in Solukhumbhu district of northeastern Nepal – about 65 kilometres from base camp. All the climbers’ equipment and belongings have to be carried this distance by yaks, mules or porters....

Community Homestay Network awarded with the grant prize

Kathmandu, June 12: The Community Homestay Network (CHN), has been selected by Booking.com – as among top 10 world startups in sustainable tourism for 2018, and has been awarded with the grant of € 225,000 from Booking Booster Program. Community Homestay Network (CHN), is a network of Community Homestays in Nepal, which connects global travelers with the real faces of Nepal to facilitate authentic Nepalese experience about Nepalese Culture and Traditions while benefiting to the Local communities all over...

Mountaineer Shailee Basnet helping survivors of trafficking become trekking guides.

Shailee Basnet was the leader of the Seven Summits Women Team that scaled Mt Everest in 2008, making them the most successful all-women expedition to Everest ever. Like all the members of the team, Basnet had scaled numerous personal Everests before she arrived in Everest base camp. “Society’s apprehensions were a big hurdle in the very beginning,” she recalls. But she and her companions leapt over that hurdle, and then some. The Seven Summits Women Team went on to...

A committee formed to control fake insurance claims

Kathmandu, June 06: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has formed a 5 member investigation committee to examine the  fake insurance claims in the trekking and mountaineering sectors. The team is headed by Joint Secretary at MoCTCA Ghanashyam Acharya. Other members of the commission includes DG. Tourism Department,  Manoj Neupane,  Shuvas Jha,  Prakash Sharma Dhakal. The examine committee was formed amid rising complaints related to fake insurance claims in the name of trekkers and mountaineers suffering from different...

Climber Sherpa wants to fulfill Swiss Machine’s dream

Kathmandu,June 04:On May 24, Tejni Sherpa, 27, summited Mount Everest for the fourth time as he and alpine photographer Johnathan Griffith became the last people to summit the highest peak of the world this spring season. Unlike his previous three accents of the world’s highest mountain, this would be a completely different experience. This time, he wasn’t guiding anyone to the top of the mountain–in contrast to other Sherpas, he was climbing for himself. Before heading to Everest, Tenji...

Climber Diki Sherpa honors by Tourism ministry

Kathmandu, June 1:  Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari said that Nepal Mountain Academy would be developed as a university for mountaineering education. Addressing a programme organized to honour Mt Everest climber Diki Sherpa in the Capital City on Thursday, Minister Adhikari said that international level curriculum should be developed on mountaineering and the academy should be managed professionally. On the occasion, Minister Adhikari said that this season around 400 mountaineers scaled Mt Everest and...

Mr.Sun summits Mt. Everest twice

Kathmandu,June 01:Mount Everest, a mountain peak that is closest to the sky, is sacred but dangerous, pure and mysterious. Summitting Everest has become a dream for almost all climbers.This hardest road on the planet leads to not only the sky, but fearless and  final destination of soul. Ten years ago, when mountain climbing accidentally crashed into the life of artist Sun Yiquan of Shenyang, China, a real and upward sensibility was integrated into his life, which opened up a new journey in his life. In 2013, it was the...

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