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277 mountaineers reach atop Mount Everest Saturday, May 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A total of 277 mountaineers have successfully climbed the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, in seven days since the expedition began this season. As many as 277 mountaineers have ascended to the highest summit since the outset of the mountaineering of the spring season this year,..

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241 climbers scale Mt Everest Friday, May 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: So far 241 climbers have scaled Mt Everest till the sixth day of expedition of this climbing season. Liaison Officer of Department of Tourism Tilakram Pandey said that a total of 65 persons including 31 foreigners reached the top of Mt Everest on Friday. On Thursday, 25 persons had..

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Around a 100 climbers atop Mt Everest in a single day Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

SOLUKHUMBU: Some hundred mountaineers have reached the summit of the world's highest mountain Everest or Sagarmatha today. A total of 94 climbers representing various expedition teams scaled the Mt Everest in different times of the day, according to liaison officer of Department of Tourism..

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World record set amid Everest climbing fever Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Everest’s summit season got off to a frantic start on Monday with at least 30 climbers reaching the peak, including a Chinese double amputee and an Australian who set a world record. Xia Boyu, a 69-year-old hit by frostbite on Everest more than four decades ago, and Steve Plain, who..

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40 climbers conquer Mt Everest in a single day Monday, May 14th, 2018

Ramesh Lamsal,CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: A total of 40 climbers have scaled Mt Everest or Sagarmatha on Monday. Liaison Officer of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Gyanendra Shrestha told RSS from Mt Everest Base Camp that 40 climbers including foreigners climbed Mt Everest on the..

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Nepal preps for busy year as hundreds cleared to climb Everest Thursday, April 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Hundreds of adventurers have been granted permits to climb Mount Everest, officials in Nepal said Thursday (Apr 26), foreshadowing another bumper year despite concerns about overcrowding on the world's highest mountain. Tourism authorities have granted 346 mountaineers permission..

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400 mountaineers trek towards base camp Thursday, April 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: With spring season on set, some 400 mountaineers have left for the Everest base camp from Namche. The mountaineers forming 40 groups have so far left the base camp getting registered at Mt Everest Pollution and Control Committee for the Everest. For climbing three peaks, a same base..

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Commercial rafting on Budhiganga River begins Sunday, April 15th, 2018

ACHHAM: Here is good news for those wishing to take experience of river adventure. Commercial rafting has formally started in the Budhiganga River of Achham district. Masto Outdoor Company, Kathmandu has started offering rafting trips from Sanfe to Jimradi of Chitre, the religious site in the..

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Three Indian former ambassadors trekking around Dolpa Saturday, April 14th, 2018

TRIPURAKOT: 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..

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226 mountaineers set off for climbing Mt. Everest Sunday, April 8th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The total 45 groups of mountaineers have acquired permission so far to climb various mountains, including the highest peak of the world Sagarmatha (Mount Everest), Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Amadablam this spring season, according to the Department of Tourism. Of them including mountaineers..

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Number of tourists visiting Khumbu climbs this year Friday, April 6th, 2018

SOLUKHUMBU: The number of tourists visiting Khumbu area, the gateway to the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest, has crossed three thousand in the month of Fagun (February 13 to March 14) this year. Three thousand two hundred and forty four visitors from various countries visited Khumbu in this..

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Spring begins, climbers start flocking to mountains Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: With the onset of spring season, the most favourable season for mountain climbing in Nepal, mountaineers have started flocking to the mountains including Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak. The Department of Tourism said that a total of 23 teams till Monday have been..

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