Himalayan Glacier Employee of the Year-2014

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Himalayan Glacier recently organized a program to announce its best employees for the year 2014 on April 10, 2015. The event was held within the premises of Hotel Encounter. Altogether 5 staffs were announced as winners and awarded with NRS 25,000 cash prize each. Ms. Vidya Shakya, Ms. Jyotshna Bhattarai and Mr. Raj Kumar Maharjan bagged the title from in-house staff whereas Mr. Pem Tenji Sherpa and Mr. Homnath Bhatta from field staff won the much coveted title. Mr. Sagar Pandey, Founder and President of Himalayan Glacier chaired the event. During the event he expressed his commitment to conduct such programs on an annual basis to motivate employees and acknowledge their contribution to the organization. Himalayan Glacier family extends its heartfelt congratulations to the well-deserved winners!

Wonderful way of having a true holiday!

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Our family was very happy with all the efforts made by Himalayan Glacier to make our trip such a wonderful experience.

We had an excellent mountain guide- Suresh, who always made sure we were safe and with no worries. He took care of all practicalities and we didn´t have to worry about anything! Wonderful way of having a true holiday! He gave us good tips on what to eat/drink and what to avoid- how to dress and he planned our days in the mountain to make the best of the day. We could be quite flexible since it was only our family and Suresh made sure we walked slowly when going up while letting our teenagers run when going down or when walking in lower altitudes. He made it all seem so easy!! Suresh is a true asset for Himalayan Glacier and I wish him all the best for the future. Read More

Pedal Power

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-By Ankit Tuladhar

With the New Year, many of us will be coming up with resolutions that we probably won’t be able to keep for more than a month. Instead of such resolutions, why not come up with an easy one, such as taking up cycling? Most of us know how to pedal and taking up cycling will benefit both us and the environment. The trend of cycling during leisure time keeps growing by the day in Nepal, with both the younger and older generation caught up in this activity. Read More

Journeying on the Silk Road

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Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and explore China’s oldest trade route and some of the country’s most dramatic sites and landscapes.

Why Go Now

The Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor, a 3107-mile stretch  of this ancient series of trade routes, where silk, porcelain, spices, and other goods were exchanged and where civilizations converged, was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 2014. Far from the bustle of Beijing, this remote section of China delivers the kind of sites worth traveling across the world to see. Read More

Thirty expedition teams reach Mt Everest base camp

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SOLUKHUMBU, APR 12 – Some 30 expedition teams have already reached Mt Everest base camp as the new climbing season begins this year.

The number of arrivals is on the rise with the icefall doctors speeding up their work to open the route atop the world’s highest mountain, said member of an expedition team Angphula Sherpa.

More than 800 Nepalis have already reached the base camp to support the expedition team, mainly foreigners. The number of mountaineers is expected to increase as the expedition last season was cancelled after 16 mountaineers and their guide perished in avalanche, added Sherpa. Read More

Scaling Mt Everest this season?

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KATHMANDU: With increasing tourism into the thin air of the great mountain ranges of Nepal this Everest Season, the incidences of high altitude illnesses (HAI) are increasing day-by-day. The crux of HAI (in particular AMS, HAPO and HACO) is Hypoxia (lack of oxygen).

Scientific advancements have demonstrated that adverse effects of HAI are potentially preventable. It is imperative for all concerned to enforce and observe preventive measures while climbing in these areas.

The article aims to provide comprehensive instructions on the prevention of adverse effects of high altitude and cold among climbers and trekkers. Read More

10 places to see before they disappear

There are some places on Earth that will be around for future generations to see; others won’t last another 50 years. With this in mind, members of travel website VirtualTourist.com have put together a list of 10 Places to See Before They Disappear.

1. Tribal Areas of Aruanchal Pradesh, India

One does not typically think of India as a tribal country, but the extreme northeastern part of the country has more tribes than any other place in the world. The most well-known might be the Apitani Tribe of the Hiro Valley. Here the older women, in their 50s and 60s, still have the facial tattoos and nose plugs that were part of their culture. This custom is no longer practiced, so when these women pass, this cultural relic will be gone. Read More

Spring climbing kick-starts in style

KATHMANDU: With the start of the year’s spring climbing season, Mt Everest is all set to draw over 300 climbers.

Officials confirmed that most of the mountaineers have already reached Khumbu region for acclimatisation.

According to Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at the Department of Tourism, 287 foreign climbers representing 30 different expedition obtained Everest climbing permits till yesterday. The expeditions, except David Breashears’ single-member team from the US, represent teams comprising four to 14 members, he said.

“Hordes of climbers will be spending nearly two months scaling different peaks, including Mt Everest,” Ang Tashi Sherpa from Lukla told THT. Read More