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Himalayan Glacier

Himalayan Glacier

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Happy Nepali New Year 2071

On the auspicious occasion of Nepali New Year 2071, we would like to extend our warmest greetings to all the travelers in the Himalayas. May this New Year bring the tremendous travel experience in this awesome travel destination in each of our traveler’s life!

A new year has begun and we all must start it with much enthusiasm because the mystery of the Himalayas is still to be explored. The Himalaya region apart from being culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse is the treasure house of the incredible beauty of nature, ancient art and architecture, vivid temples and stupas, and the tallest Himalayan range in the world.

Your travel endeavors in this part of the world, let us hope, touch the spirit of Himalayas, uncover the mystery of Eastern Traditions, see the world of spirituality, and enlighten the mind and soul.

We are one of the leading adventure travel brands in the Himalayas and therefore are proactive, and most successful in excelling local taste. We too expect this New Year re-energizes our ever growing spirit of facilitating one of the most authentic services towards our travelers.

The success of our company is thanks to you, thanks for choosing us; we will always work to offer the best quality travel packages. Hope to see you next year too.

Finally, Happy New Year!

 

Thank You

Himalayan Glacier Trekking Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Eastern Nepal to be promoted through Kanchajunga Makalu Travel Mart 2014

With an objective of promoting tourist attractions and destinations of Eastern Nepal specially in India market Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Nepal Tourism Federation (NTF) along with the local stakeholders have planned to jointly organize Kanchanjunga Makalu Travel Mart (KMTM) 2014 in Hile. In this regard, preliminary interaction programs were held with local tourism stakeholders of Eastern Development Region in Kanyam, Hile, and Dharan respectively on 1st, 3rd and 6th April 2014 respectively. The interaction meetings were well participated by major Travel Trade Associations and travel trade as well as transport and other tourism service providers,hoteliers,destination development/management committees, home stay organizations etc.

Mr. Rewat Thapa, Member of NTB Executive Committee and Chairman of NTF and Mr. Roshan Thapa, Co-coordinator for upcoming KMTM 2014, highlighted the importance of the Mart for overall development and promotion of tourism of Eastern Region. They further requested for significant presence and support of key stakeholders in the proposed Mart. Mrs. Ujjwala Dali, Sr. Manager – India desk,Nepal Tourism Board and Coordinator for KMTM 2014, briefed the audience about the initiative, objective, and necessary preparation of KMTM 2014. While highlighting the importance of holding such International Marts within Nepal, she stressed on the unified initiative and willingness of all concerned local stakeholders to come forward with their valuable suggestions and assured cooperation to extend hospitality to the visiting local as well as Indian tour operators and media, to ensure grand success of the Mart.

The NTB officials Ms. Dali and Mr. Deepak R. Joshi – Asst. Manager Incharge also visited the potential tourism areas in Eastern Region of Nepal as a recce visit to understand the basic infrastructure facilities before finalizing the Fam Trip itinerary, which is being designed for Travel Agents and Media from Kathmandu and bordering Indian Cities. The team explored tea-garden and processing in Ilam ,home stay and sunrise view in Shree Antu, pilgrimage sites like Arjun Dhara,Satakchhidham in Jhapa; Moutain Views and scenic beauty of , Bhedetar and Hile Hill-stations, nature walks in Dhankuta and Koshitappu wildlife resreve; and pilgrimage and leisure segments in Sunsari as some of the major product offers for the tourists in Eastern Region.

The Mart is scheduled to be organized soon after final discussions of Core committee and is expected to be a milestone for the development and promotion of Eastern Region tourism attractions with a different and focused approach. It will surely help in creating awareness for development, strengthening of infrastructure and conscious efforts from the local stakeholders to upgrade the tourist facilities in Eastern Region.

source: NTB, 11 April 2014

A brief introduction of Khumbum Monastery

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Khumbum Monastery

Located 26km south of the city proper, the sacred Kumbum Monastery (Ta’er si), is the best of the sights in the Xining area. This attraction is generally acknowledged to be one of the six most important monasteries along with the Ganden, Sera and Drepung monasteries in the Lhasa area, the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse and the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe. The ancient monastery, built during the 39th year (1560 AD) of the reign of emperor Jiajing (Ming Dynasty 1368-1644 AD), boasts a Tibetan name, Kumbum, which means a grand place housing 100,000 Buddhas.

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Mountaineers throng Everest with onset of spring summit season

Mt Everest has drawn mountaineers from at least 41 countries to her cold embrace as the year’s spring climbing season begins.
Nearly 300 mountaineers including 16-year-old Mathew Momiz and William Mithcell Burkey, 73, from the US and female climbers Deerness Joy Christine, 65, from New Zealand and Australian Azer Alyssa Nicole, 18, have headed towards the Everest region, officials at the Mountaineering Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation said. The department has permitted 75 expeditions including 28 for Mt Everest, generating royalty worth more than US$ 3.32 million. US$ 2.9 million is from Everest alone.

Each climber will have to bring back eight kg garbage in addition to their own from the top of the world as per a new rule introduced to keep Everest clean. Going by the number of mountaineers headed for the summit, at least 2.4 metric tonnes of garbage will be collected from Everest this season.

“There is no excuse and it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, what your physical abilities or inabilities, as a climber you must submit the rubbish at the Base Camp,” Madhusudan Burlakoti, Ministry Spokesperson said.

According to DoM, five septuagenarians, 13 sexagenarians and three below 20 years will attempt the climb. Only 16 per cent of the mountaineers are female. “Teams comprising three members to 15 have been issued permit.” Among the mountaineers, 13 countries have one member each represented in their expeditions.

A contact office with 16 staffers will be opened at the base camp in the first week of May. Security personnel, ministry officials and support staff have reached the camp to facilitate climbers .

According to trekking entrepreneur Nima Nuru Sherpa, icefall doctors have already installed ropes up to Camp 2. Climbers are now acclimatising in the Khumbu region and expedition support staff are preparing the way by setting up camps, tents, food supply and other equipment. Generally, Mt Everest records its first spring summit in the second week of May and the climbing window closes roughly by the end of the first week of June.

As of 2013, there were 6,871 summits — Nepal side – 4,416; Tibet side-2,455 — by 4,042 summiteers. In 2013, 539 summits were recorded from Nepal side, while Tibet side recorded 119 summits. There were 248 casualties, including 161 of foreigners, according to Himalayan Database.

What’s trending

• Andy Holzer, 47, from Austria, blind by birth is in a bid to be the first blind European to summit the world’s highest peak

• Julian Mocklinghoff is filming a documentary on Holzer’s expedition titled ‘Andreas Osterreich to Everest’

• Steve Obbay, Nairobi-based entrepreneur, in bid to be the first Kenyan to summit Mt Everest

• Greg Paul, 59, from US, attempting to summit on two artificial knees

• Bill Burke, 72, from USA, climbing Everest from North Col in bid to be the oldest climber from a non-Asian country to reach the summit from both sides; he had climbed Everest from South Col in 2009

• Love birds from New Zealand Jim and Loretta got married at Everest base camp on April 8

• Google Inc shooting documentary ‘Everest Story Camp 2014’

Andrew Ivan Awes, USA, filming Khumbu region for his documentary ‘America Unearthed, Bigfoot Captured’ with approximate cost of US$ 45,000

• US$ 10 million documentary project ‘Everest Wingsuite Live’ launched by Peacock Productions, National Broadcasting Corporation, New York

• Discovery Channel is set to air first wingsuit flight off Everest by Joby Ogwyn live

• Russell Reginald Brice of New Zealand shooting documentary ‘Sherpa in the Shadow of the Mountains’ at an estimated cost of US$ 250,000

• Michael John Roberts of New Zealand, shooting a documentary called ‘Everest’

• Emma Louise Bernhard of UK, filming a documentary ‘One Planet Mountains’ in Everest region

source: Himalayan Times, 13 April 2014

29 expedition teams head for the world’s highest peaks

A total of 29 expedition teams have arrived Namche in Solukhumbu district till Saturday to scale the world’s highest mountains in the region, including Mt Everest, this season.

Program Officer at Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), Kapindra Rai said the arrival of the expedition teams to scale Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse is going up.

Rai shared that 22 teams would attempt to climb Mt Everest while four teams would scale Mt Lhotse and the remaining others would climb Mt Nuptse.

The expedition teams are expected to have their registration at SPCC Office in Namche before they scale up the mountains.

Likewise, Rai said that the road construction to the second camp from the first base camp of Mt Everest was completed a week ago.

The number of expedition teams is expected to further increase this year as the government has slashed the royalty to climb Mt Everest.

source: Himalayan Times, 12 April 2014

Summer merriments at Annapurna

To celebrate the sun that’s back with its shine, Summer Pool Launch Party was organized at the poolside of Hotel de L’ Annapurna, Durbar Marg on Saturday. The party was a pre-event to mark the opening of the poolside to the patrons which is scheduled to start from April 15 and will last till September 30.

Corporate guests were invited to the party, and many came with their families. “We’re expecting more number of families in the coming days as there’s a separate children’s pool, too,” shared Garima Rana from the Corporate Communications department of the hotel. The guests will be offered brunch and drinks, which they can enjoy while enjoying rejuvenating music, she informed.

Per visit to the pool side will cost Rs 1,000 for adults and Rs 500 for children below 18 years. The membership to the hotel’s swimming pool costs Rs 20,000 nett for individuals, Rs 30,000 for couples, Rs 36,000 nett for families (two adults and two children) and Rs 10,000 nett for children aged 10 to 18. The hotel is giving a 15% discount on food and beverages in the pool area for the members.

The pool side will be open every day from 7 AM to 7:30 PM and Saturdays will see barbeque, too.

source: republica, 13 April 2014