First Women Journalists’ received Rs 2.5 million for Everest Expedition

Kathmandu, April 18: The First Women Journalists’ Everest Expedition 2018 have been handed over a sum of Rs. 2.5 million along with the metropolitan flag and map by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City for their Everest expedition. The team of journalists was handed over the sum and tokens by the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolis, Bidhya Sundar Shakya, in a program on Tuesday. Mayor Shakya expressed his belief that the team of women journalists will contribute to the city’s programs after...

597 million and 325 thousand rupees royalties collected from mountaineers climbing Mt. Everest this spring.

Kathmandu, April 17: The government has collected royalties to the tune of Rs. 597 million and 325 thousand rupees from mountaineers climbing Mt. Everest this spring. A total of 558 mountaineers have taken permission to climb Everest this spring, of which 542 are foreign climbers, informed the Tourism Department. The state charges USD 11,000 to foreign tourists for climbing Mt. Everest. Royalties from foreign climbers make up Rs. 596.2 million rupees of the total royalties collected.

649 mountaineers to climb 22 peaks this spring

Kathmandu,April 17:Many mountaineers looking to climb the highest mountains in the world in the Nepali Himalayas have reached the base camps and are waiting for the weather to clear. As April and May are the months when the weather conditions are the best for expeditions, more and more climbers are arriving at the Department of Tourism in Kathmandu to obtain permits to scale various mountains in the Himalayas. According to the Department of Tourism, climbing permits have been issued to...

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...

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