Nepal To Organize Third Himalayan Tourism Mart 2019

Kathmandu,June 05 : Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the third Himalayan Travel Mart – Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade show on June 06, 2019. The four day-event is being organized with the aim to position Nepal as the ‘Gateway to the Himalayas’ and will witness the participation of over 700 delegates from 41 countries. Besides, there will also be over 140 international & national guests and delegates, informed the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)...

Mingma sets record as ‘Fastest Climber’

Kathmandu, June 4 Climber Mingma Dorchi Sherpa has set a new record by climbing Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse consecutively at the fastest time of 6 hrs one minute. According to the GPS he was carrying, he reached the summit of Mt. Everest at 12:44 am and the summit of Mt. Lhotse at 6:45 am on May 27, 2019. The 32-year-old climber says he reached the top of the world on May 27. The resident of Makalu village in...

Deaths on Mount Everest: ‘I saw my wife struggle for oxygen as her supply got over’

Kathmandu,June 04 : Sharad recounts how the Sherpa had to drag him away from his wife’s lifeless body near the South Summit of the Everest. His eyes glinting with tears, 58-year-old Sharad Kulkarni says he does not know if he wants to continue with his goal of scaling the seven great peaks of the world that he had planned with his wife Anjali. Anjali Kulkarni, a mountaineer, was one of the three Indians who died scaling the Mount Everest....

Two helicopters of Indian Air Force to launch an aerial search for missing climbers

NANDA DEVI, JUNE 03 : Choppers have been deployed to join the search for eight climbers missing on Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain and the world’s 23rd highest mountain. The government has deployed two helicopters of  Indian Air Force to launch an aerial search for the climbers. The missing group includes four people from the UK, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian. The climbers were led by a British mountain guide Martin Moran following John McLaren, Rupert...

Death Body of Everest climber Kalpana Das reaches home

Kathmandu,June 9 : The body of Odisha’s first Everest climber, Kalpana Das has reached Bhubaneswar from New Delhi on Sunday. Das, 53, passed away while descending from the Himalayan summit on May 23 at a height of around 8,600 feet. She climbed Mt Everest at 12:30 pm on May 23. Her body was sent to Delhi from Kathmandu and then flown to the Biju Patnaik International Airport of Odisha. The state government had made arrangements for the body to...

Govt considering measures to control ‘traffic jam’ on Everest

Kathmandu,May 31 : Government is considering two options to limit the number of “weak climbers” attempting to scale Everest following the deaths of nine mountaineers in the world’s highest peak this climbing season. Tourism Secretary Mohan Krishna Sapkota said that the government was weighing two choices to ease traffic on the Everest following a wave of global criticism: conducting a medical check-up of the climbers at Everest base camp before allowing them to make the summit push, and making...

Everest Day 2019 Held In Kathmandu

Kathmandu,May 29 : Amid a function in Kathmadu, the governmeent celebrated Everest Day 2019. Saraf Hillary, daugther of Edmund Hillary, and Minister of Communication and Information Technlogy Gokul Prasad Baskota attended the progam held before the statue of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa at Kathmandu . Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is an international high altitude adventure sports event held from Mt Everest Base Camp, crisscrossing the high sherpa trails of Khumbu valley, according to the Marathon’s official website. Today...

Himalayan Int’l Conference At Hotel Yak & Yeti

Kathmandu,May 29 : An international conference on Himalayan tourism cooperation is taking place for the first time in Nepal on May 29. To be organized by the International Himalayan Tourism Cooperation in collaboration with the Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Association of Tours &Travel Agents (NATTA), more than 150 representatives from various organizations working in mountain sector of various 10 countries will participate, said NATTA President CN Pandey. The venue for the conference is Hotel Yak & Yeti. “The...

Veteran climbers ask Nepal to ban novices

Kathmandu,May 29 : Climbing legends have urged the government to limit the number of Everest climbers in each climbing season to avoid untoward incidents on the world’s highest peak. Mount Everest witnessed at least 11 deaths, most of them on the descent, while the government issued a record 381 Everest climbing permits to expedition members this season. Over 700 persons, including climbing Sherpas, attempted to climb the mountain after they found a short weather window in the third week...

Celebrating Everest Day today

Kathmandu,May 29 : As Nepal is celebrating Everest Day today as a big day for the world’s mountaineering community, there are growing concerns over deaths rise in Mount Everest. May 29 is marked as Mt Everest Day every year in memory of the first summit of the world’s highest peak on this day in 1953. New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made successful ascend of the Everest on May 29, 1953. According to a news...

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