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  • NASA researchers found skiing on Everest illegally

    Kathmandu,May 7:An ‘exclusive’ story in The Himalayan Times today reports that two American climbers, who are also researchers associated with the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, has made an illegal ski descent from the Camp III of Mount Everest to the Camp II last week. The report says the Department of Tourism has already taken a notice of the act by Willie Benegas and Matt Moniz and has summoned their expedition organiser for the clarification.

    Japanese climber dies of altitude sickness

    Biratnagar, May 7 : A Japanese national died of altitude sickness in Solukhumbu on Sunday. He is Kuga Takahiro, 42. Takahiro, who suffered from altitude sickness at Labuche Base camp at Khumbu Pasanglhamu-4, died on the way to Lukla-based Nicole Niquille Hospital. He arrived here on April 27 to scale Mt Everest.(RSS)

    Annapurna trekking route to be prohibited for three days

    Kathmandu, May 6 : The world-famous trekking route, Annapurna Trekking Route, is to be closed for three days to trekkers and tourists.   The route is being prohibited to tourists considering the security sensitivities in connection with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mustang. The District Administration Office, Manang has said the trekking route has been kept off limits to tourists for three days as the visitors going to Muktinath from Manang use the route and cross over...

    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...

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