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New trekking route ‘Loluphera’ identified

BABIYACHGAUR, Myagdi, Oct 30: A new trekking route has been established by integrating religious, historical and natural beauty embedded in the west Nepal.

The trekking route namely ´´Loluphera´ has been identified including over a dozen tourism sites of Dhaulagiri, Gandaki, Lumbini and Karnali zones.

The task of geographical mapping is underway after undertaking a primary feasibility study as part of the implementation of an idea of establishing trekking route connecting Lomanthang of Mustang to Lumbini and Fewa Lake of Pokhara to Rara Lake of Mugu, said Loluphera Trekking Route Campaign Coordinator Krishna KC said. Read More

Khumbu listed among Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions

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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

Trekkers cautioned after Cyclone Nilofar

KATHMANDU, 27 Oct, 2014: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology today said trekking in regions above 3,000 metres could be fraught with more risks after Cyclone Nilofar lashed western Indian coast just two weeks after India’s eastern coast was hit hard by cyclone Hudhud.

“DoHM would like to request trekkers to stay below 3,000 metres for now, as high altitude regions have received unexpected snowfall following changes in weather pattern due to Cyclone Nilofar,” DoHM Director General Dr Rishi Ram Sharma told THT. Read More

Ban on blizzard-hit trekking route lifted

Authorities have lifted the ban on trekking through some sections of the Annapurna trekking route.

Following blizzards and avalanches at various places last week, trekkers were restricted from crossing the Thorang Pass section of the Annapurna Circuit since Friday.

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara said now the trekkers are free to walk through any part of the circuit. Read More

Five-year-old boy climbs Kala Patthar

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

Snowstorm sweeps West Nepal

Unusual rains accompanied by snowstorm which swept through western Nepal, have reportedly killed at least 21 people, including 12 foreigners, and left scores missing. Eighteen have been rescued from different incident sites in Manang and Mustang districts on Wednesday. Three persons, believed to be local yak herders were found dead in Nar-4 village in Manang on Tuesday. With this, the snow blizzard toll reaches 24 in the past two days.

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We would like to inform that the entire Himalayan Glacier Team and Clients who are trekking in the western region of Nepal are safe and have been moved to a secure area. The weather condition is gradually improving from Wednesday morning in many parts of the country, including the Annapurna region. We expect improved weather throughout the country from Thursday. Himalayan Glacier would like to extend its heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and friends.

Guru Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche visits Lumbini

LUMBINI, Oct 7: Prominent Buddhist Guru Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche has visited birth place of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini recently.

Guru Rinpoche, who arrived to visit Lumbini with his 21 disciples, told after visiting Lumbini that the birth place of Lord Buddha is a great source of inspiration for the peace in the world.

He also termed that Lumbini’s divine energy of peace and spirituality is the prodigious in the world.

Guru Shyalpa, who arrived here  to observe the construction site of to be built Mahasiddha Sanctuary for Universal Peace, also visited relic of Tilaurakot Palace where Prince Siddhartha Gautama had spent his 29 years.

On the occasion, he emphasized on the preservation of Buddha’s birth place as it is important and relevant to all the religious communities.

Guru Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche is a prominent writer and an expert in Buddhist study.

His spiritual book entitled as ‘In Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath’ had become best seller book in USA back in 2012.

Source: myrepublica.com

Pemba, Ang cruise to Ultra Marathon titles

SOLUKHUMBHU, OCT 07 – Pemba Sherpa and Ang Chhutin Sherpa won the first Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon titles here on Monday.

Pemba left behind 18 participants to win the 60-km race that began from Namche Bazaar located at an altitude of 3,440 metres. Pemba, a 24-year old jopkyo — a hybrid of yak and cow — businessman, finished the race in seven hours and 24 minutes. Ang clocked nine hours and 11 minutes for women’s crown.

Pemba had previously participated in the 18-day run from Jiri in Dolakha to Renjo Pass, Chola pass, Everest Base Camp and Lukla in 2013 and in the 42-km long Tenzing Hilllary Everest Marathon held earlier this year.

From the starting point, the runners went uphill towards Dole (4200m), Gokyo (4,800 meters) and then to westwards to the Renjo-La before beginning the descend from Marlung (4260m), Thame (3800m) and back to Namche. The route is considered to be one of the most challenging ones for the height the runners climb in a day. Read More