Snowfall in upper Solukhumbu brings cheers to locals

Salleri (Solukhumbu), Feb 15 (RSS): Snowfall has occurred at upper belt of Solukhumbu. There was a massive snowfall at Khumbu region of the district including Nele, Kangel, Sotang, Kaku and Basa. Lakhbir Tamang from Lukla shared that snowfall has taken place in Chanrikharka, Naamche – the lap of world’s highest peak Sagarmatha – since Tuesday. “Snowfall has taken place since Tuesday through Wednesday”, he added. Local life has been toughened after brief shower with snowfall. However, the locals are...

Nepal in process of coming up with ‘unquestionable’ measurement of world’s highest peak

Kathmandu, Feb 14 : Nepal, small but a naturally beautiful country in the Himalayan region takes great pride for being home to the Mount Everest, world’s highest mountain peak which stands at 8848 meters above the sea level. But questions frequently raised regarding its height draw the attention of bodies concerned, trigger discussions and debates and make media headlines. And finally, to make all confusions about the height of the peak called Sagarmatha in Nepali clear, the government has...

Excessive snowfall in Mustang

Mustang, Feb 12: With the incessant snowfall in upper Mustang, life has been badly affected since Sunday evening. With snow blanketing the upper parts of the district the temperature has dipped and freezing cold has gripped the normal life in Muktinath, Lomanthang, Thorpass, Chhoser, Chhonup, Phuwa, Nechyung among other nearby places. Meanwhile, transport has also been disrupted by the snowfall in these areas. The areas received snowfall second time in this winter season. Locals are forced to confine themselves...

Two Nepali women plan to scale Everest with ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’ message

Charikot, Jan 23: Two women have planned to scale the world’s highest mountain peak Mount Everest with the objective of making the misconception regarding the birthplace of Gautam Budhha clear. Chhoki Sherpa of Simigaun of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality-9, Dolakha and Sharmila Tamang, of Rosi Rural Municipality-11, Kavrepalanchowk are on the mission of climbing the world’s highest peak measuring 8,848 meters with the message that Buddha was born in Nepal. The Pioneer Adventure Pvt Ltd is facilitating their expedition to...

NTB gets new board members

Kathmandu, Jan 21 : The government has appointed three members on Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)’s Board of Directors. The new members– former president of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Deepak Mahat, Tourism Development Society Kailali’s chair Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Awadesh Kumar Yadav–have a three – year term at NTB. They were appointed Friday on the posts by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, according to newly appointed member Deepak Mahat. The posts had been lying...

Home stay service started at historic Rainaskot after reconstruction

Lamjung, Jan 8 : The historic Rainaskot in Lamjung district is now becoming famous as a tourism destination with the launching of the home stay service. The home stay service at this place with historical and religious importance has been revived with the reconstruction of the houses of the local people that were damaged by the April 25 Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. The reconstruction was carried out with the special support of an American social worker Natasha Wozniak. Fourteen...

Manang’s mercury drops to minus 16

Manang, Jan 8: Manang district’s temperature has dropped to as low as minus 16 degree so far, said the Metrological Forecasting Division. With the mercury plummeting, life in the district has been affected largely. Movements of the people have been restricted, while government offices see a small flow of service seekers. Those who can afford migrating temporarily to relatively warmer places are leaving the district. The local residents temporarily migrate to relatively warmer places like Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan...

Feasibility study to introduce cable car system on Annapurna foothills

Pokhara, January 5 A feasibility study is being carried out on foothills of the Annapurna mountain range in a bid to establish a cable car system here so as to attract more tourists. The Madi Rural Municipality has launched the study to operate cable cars from Bhukulcha, Sikles (1,540 metres) to Kori (3,800 metres). The Rural Municipality’s Chairman Bed Bahadur Gurung says the local government plans to introduce the system without affecting the ecological balance. He says the project...

I want to climb Mt.Everest: Chairman of the CPN (UML),Oli

Kathmandu, Dec 15: Chairman of the CPN (UML) and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said, “I want to go up to the top of Mt.Everest but it is not easy task not like playing cheeses. It is very challenging. So, the concerned body should focus on making such a mountain climbing safe and arranged. “He also said that it is important contribution by Sherpa community for mountain tourism promotion and development. Oli said that addressing the 27th Annual General...

Creating a resilient Hindukush Himalayas

Kathmandu,Dec 28:Resilience is a buzzword in climate change discussions around the world. Nuances over what it really means, while translating it into action on the ground, are still under debate in academia and the development sector. Some have said resilience is like “pressing a sponge” – once pressed it returns to its original shape. Others argue that it’s like jumping on a trampoline – once you jump, it bounces and takes you forward, rather than just returning to the original...

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