27 mountaineers, including 13 Nepalis, scale Mt Everest Friday, May 13th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A total of 27 mountaineers, including 13 Nepalis, have made it to the top of the Mount Everest on Friday. They were recorded to have ascended the highest peak of the world in the afternoon, according to Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha of Mountaineering Section at the Department of Tourism..

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97 mountaineering teams off to different peaks Monday, May 9th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A total 97 mountaineering expedition teams comprising 1,432 members from various countries have set out to different peaks including the world’s highest Mount Everest, this season. Of them, 34 have set out to the Mt Everest. According to Tourism Department’s Director General..

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Plunging costs fuel safety fears on the world’s highest peak Saturday, April 30th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AFP): After 17 years of helping climbers reach the roof of the world, Argentinian Damian Benegas won’t be returning to Everest this year, frozen out of the business by cheaper and some say dangerous operators. “It’s impossible to convince clients to pay us $65,000 for an..

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On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace Friday, April 29th, 2016

By KARIN LAUB, EVEREST BASE CAMP, (AP): We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits. Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness are forgotten as the yellow and orange tents for the..

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A Trekking Adventure in Post-Quake Nepal Thursday, April 28th, 2016

We were trekking above Eastern Nepal’s valleys, their slopes sculpted into terraced fields, when we hit a half-mile-long run of stone steps. They lead up from a holy lake, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, that sits at 9,840 feet in Solukhumbu, a region of the Himalayas also home to Everest...

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Nepal is safe for travel and investment: PM Oli Monday, April 25th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today urged the foreign investors and tourists to not harbour any reluctance to invest and travel in Nepal. "The last year's earthquake has not inflicted damages to all the areas of Nepal, the damage is only partial," PM Oli said, adding, "The big rumour of..

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Despite back-to-back disasters, climbers return to Everest Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

MOUNT EVEREST BASE CAMP, (AP): When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tons of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. But despite back-to-back Everest disasters – the 2015 earthquake and a massive..

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Nepal’s female climbers blaze trails for their gender Sunday, April 17th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AFP): When a deadly avalanche hit Mount Everest a year ago, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, one of the few Nepali women with expertise in climbing the world's highest peaks, headed straight there to help. A gifted mountaineer who had summited Everest by the age of 22, she is part of a new..

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Shelter for tourists constructed at Thorang pass Saturday, April 16th, 2016

MUSTANG: Good news for tourists on trekking expedition in the Round-Annapurna Trekking Route. A temporary shelter has been constructed at the Thorang pass that lies on the route. The shelter has been constructed at a cost of four million rupees contributed by the District Development Committee..

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How to experience Nepal’s Mustang, a former Himalayan kingdom Monday, March 28th, 2016

By Andrea Oschetti, (CNN): As Prince Harry's well documented Nepal visit nears the end, the spotlight has been refocused on this beautiful Himalayan country as it continues to recover from April 2015's catastrophic earthquake. For many travelers, reaching Nepal's Mustang region is like arriving at..

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Mt Everest with many pits and fissures Sunday, March 27th, 2016

SOLUKHUMBU: Mt Everest, the world's tallest mountain has been found with many pits and fissures borne out of the April 25 Gorkha earthquake. The revelation was made by icefall doctors who were mobilized to set the path rolling for mountaineers setting off to climb the mountain, also known as..

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Miuro appointed as Friendship Ambassador

KATHMANDU: Yuichiro Miura, a well-known alpinist, skier and adventurer, has been appointed as Friendship Ambassador on the occasion of 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan appointed her with the coordination of..

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