On June the 27th an international team of experts assessed the earthquake related damage on the Everest Trail. This was the first international assessment done to ascertain post April/May earthquake damage in which more than 8,500 people lost their lives.
The team was comprised of expert structural engineers and a geotechnical engineer from Miyamoto International, a global engineering and project management company. Also present were professional mountain guides, a project coordinator and an operations manager. With funding support from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of The World Bank and on behalf of the Government of Nepal through the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Read More
When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the the most exotic and unique international locations can sometimes be the most affordable.
Off the beaten tourist path, visitors can immerse themselves in new destinations without spending a fortune. Before planning your next global trek, read on to find out how these travelers saved money while vacationing around the world on mere dollars per day. Read More
It’s that time of the year again when love lingers in the air, surprises are planned and gifts are offered. It’s the time to send good vibes and express love to all the people who matter most – from one’s beloved mother to a best friend, and of course to one’s Valentine. Why not step away from it all and escape together for a journey and unique experiences that are just yours. Whether you head to the beach, the mountains, the city or stay at home, it’s all about weaving romance into activities wherever you are. Read More
Nepal has six of the eight highest mountains in the world making it the best place for trekking. A long trek at high peaks or a simple walk among the mountain and greenery, the various mountains with varying peak heights offer you every possible trek plan. One can go for many types of trekking tours based on their preference. Tea House trekking involves walking under a guide to lowland areas. Camping Trekking involves staying in forest in tents. Nepal’s amazing landscape gives you a lot of options to choose from for your Nepal trekking tours. Here are some of the most popular trekking routes of Nepal: Read More
2015 is just around the corner and when we think of how amazing this year has been for us, we quickly think of all our good relationships and fond memories that we share with our valued patrons. Thank you for giving us the chance to do what we enjoy. Himalayan Glacier family is thrilled to have been a part of your adventure. We would like to express our most sincere appreciation and gratitude to all of you and take you down the memory lane and revisit some of those cherished moments shared with us. Read More
Mustang, the trans-Himalayan kingdom in the north of the Annapurna Range, is home to thousands of ancient caves where, according to various researches, ancient troglodytes had lived around 3,000 years back. Numerous caves with ancient paintings have been discovered in this region, and Tashi Kabum is one of them. Read More
KATHMANDU, OCT 29 – Lonely Planet has placed Nepal’s Khumbu region among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. Khumbu is also known as the Everest region.
The guide book has placed Nepal in the sixth spot after Gallipoli in Turkey, Rocky Mountain National Park in the US, Toledo in Belize, Tasmania in Australia and Norway Arctic in Norway. Read More
Five-year-old Harshit Saumitra from Darbhanga, India, has become the youngest mountaineer to successfully climb Kala Patthar (5,554 metres) in the Mt Everest region.
According to members of the expedition, Harshit climbed Kala Patthar on October 17. Harshit was a member of an expedition that comprised his father Rajeev and two Sherpa guides.
During a press meet in the Capital today, Rajeev, a famous Indian mountaineer said that it took his son 10 days to reach the base camp, which for ordinary people takes seven days. According to him, Harshit was moving towards the base camp at a time when dozens of people, mostly foreigners, were losing their lives in blizzards in the Annapurna circuit. “I had taken special precaution for his safety. His health condition is perfectly sound.” Read More