May 21, 2013
Kathmandu: A Chinese mountaineer who successfully scaled Mt Everest on Sunday died from altitude sickness while climbing down the world’s highest mountain.
Identified as Hsiao Shishlee (Chinese Passport No. 214857166), the 58-year-old had stayed over at the Camp 4 after he suffered from altitude sickness yesterday.
According to police, liaison officer Gyanendra Shrestha called up the Area Police Office, Namche from the Everest region today to inform that the Chinese climber breathed his last at the Camp 4 yesterday night.
Source: The Himalayan Times
April 28, 2013
Want to experience deep into the Holy Land in the Himalayas with lots of options, freedom and flexibility? Desiring to hassle free utopian destination in the abode of spiritual aroma? Dreaming for off the beaten path to the land of peace and tranquility?
Experience the Tibet’s age-old Buddhist cultural and religious sites for the peace of mind and seek the mystery of art of happiness. Tibet is a timeless dream of many people, with its unique high attitude, exotic culture, unique landscapes, welcoming people, and distinct architectural sites.
Make excursion into the landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. It is an architectural wonder even by modern standards. Its impressive layout includes the rooftop White Palace used for the living quarters of the Dalai Lama, and the central Red Palace, used for religious functions. The most stunning chapels of the Red Palace house the jewel-bedecked golden chörten tombs of several earlier Dalai Lamas. Originally built by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century, it is located on the Red Hill of Lhasa. The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.
Pay your visit to Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibet at the center of the old Lhasa. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. It is full of various exotic and sacred sculptures. The Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. It has several decorated shrines and rooms. The main hall of the temple houses the Jowo Shakyamuni Buddha statue, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Along with the Potala Palace, it is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Lhasa. It is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sera Monastery, in the northern suburb of Lhasa City, is one of the ‘great three’ Gelug Sect’s monasteries in Lhasa. It, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, was founded in 1419 and was home to more than 5,000 monks. Currently, there are only a few hundred monks. It keeps scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals. The monastery is famous for its “Buddhism Scriptures Debating”, so the best time to visit is in the afternoon when the monks are debating in the courtyards. Colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines are held at this monastery and these uses a style distinctive from those at Lhasa’s other famous monasteries. Visitors also can attend to witness these debates.
Barkhor, a circular street at the center of Lhasa, is the oldest street in a very traditional city of Tibet. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. The street is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. Visitors can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits.
Mt. Kailash is a peak in the Kailash range which is part of the Transhimalaya in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River, the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River. It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet. Along with making cultural excursion into the heart of Tibet, visitor can also enjoy the most sacred of Tibet which is Mt. Kailash. The overland journey in Tibet brings at shore of beautiful Mansarovar Lake. After enjoying awe-inspiring day at Mansarovar Lake, further KORA (circuit) will be incorporated.
The Drepung Monastery, regarded as one of the “Three Greatest Monasteries in Tibet”, is located at 5 kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa. Drepung used to be the residence of the Dalai Lamas until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala. As it has always served as the mother monastery for the former Dalai Lamas, Drepung Monastery holds the highest place in Gelugpa monasteries. It owns many cultural relics which adorn the monastery and make it more precious.
Mr. Everest, or Mt. Qomolangma, meaning “Goddess” in Tibetan culture is the highest mountain on earth. It stands at the south of Tingri County in southern Tibet, at the border of the central Himalayas between China and Nepal, capped with accumulated eternal snow. Each year, many of brave mountaineers come from all over the world to visit and climb Mt. Everest, hope to fulfill a life-long dream by climbing and looking over from the world’s highest peak.
The seven must see attractions in Tibet are our top priority. We take you from spiritual and cultural attractions of Tibet to the base camp of highest mountain in the world. At the same time we enjoy the spiritual aroma of Mt. Kailash.
April 22, 2013
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Nowhere in the world is more spectacular than in the Everest region. It is where four of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Cho Oyu rise above everything else, crowning the towering ridges that straddle the forbidding Himalayas. The Everest trek is the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views, and opportunities to get a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, the Sherpas.
The trek furthermore offers the opportunities to go sightseeing around Sagarmatha National Park, a world heritage site that is home to a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, to get a closer look at the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world, and, of course, the most gratifying of them all, the trip to Everest itself.
Embark with Himalayan Glacier in this spring on a magical Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes you around the entire Annapurna massif reaching the Zenith at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft). Just imagine the thrills of walking through world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, with Annapurna I rising to 8091m to the east and Dhaulagiri hovering at 8167m to the west! Cross the highest pass, Thorong La on the way from Manang to Muktinath, savor the fabulous mountain views from the summit of Poon Hill at 3,210m (10,531ft) and discover more than ten different culturally rich ethnic groups that reside in different climate zones of Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna Circuit Trek, one of the most popular classic treks in the world takes us within the world’s tenth highest mountain, the Annapurna. From a mere height of 800 meters to the high altitude of 5, 416 meters, you will pass through diverse geographical and cultural variations with amazing ranges of flora and fauna in between.
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April 17, 2013
A thrill-seeking Japanese octogenarian said Friday his third assault on Mount Everest will be the “ultimate anti-aging” remedy, despite his recurring heart troubles.
Yuichiro Miura is readying to begin his third ascent of the 8,848-metre- (29,028-foot) peak and recapture a record he previously held for being the oldest person to scale the world’s highest mountain.
The 80-year-old heads to Kathmandu next week and is scheduled to begin his climb in May, aiming to repeat a feat he first achieved in 2003 at the sprightly age of 70.
“When I was 75, I did it again and realized nothing is impossible,” the adventurer said in Tokyo.
“Making another attempt at 80 will boost my courage, willpower and motivation, bringing the ultimate anti-aging effect as a result.”
His 2003 record was broken in 2007 when fellow Japanese Katsusuke Yanagisawa scaled the summit when he was 71.
Miura conquered Everest for the second time in May 2008, just one day after Min Bahadur Sherchan made it to the top at the age of 76. The Nepalese is the current world record holder, according to Guinness World Records.
“I don’t care much about the world record,” said Miura, who suffers from heart arrhythmia. “The record is there for someone else to beat.”
Miura made world headlines in 1970 when he became the first person to ski down Everest — from an 8,000-metre point on the South Col route.
His parachute-aided descent was documented in the 1975 film “The Man Who Skied Down Everest” which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
High-octane endeavors are in his blood — his own father Keizo skied down Mont Blanc at age 99. The senior Miura died seven years ago aged 101.
Getting to the roof of the world was an idea that occurred to the younger Miura at an age when many people are starting to slow down.
“I started thinking about climbing Everest when I was 65. It was a kind of goal toward which I can dedicate myself,” he said.
He underwent surgery to correct recurring arrhythmia last November and again in January this year, as he did before the 2008 expedition. He was undeterred by a skiing accident in 2009 that left him with a broken pelvis and fractured thigh.
“My muscle power has improved since I was 70,” he insisted. “My willpower threatened to go down when I was in my early 60s but I have managed to hold myself up.”
Source: news.discovery.com - 22 March, 2013
April 10, 2013
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The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes trip takes adventurous trekkers to fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River – the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp.
The trek further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls.
Many trekkers crave to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes.
Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial lakes, trekker can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri – because panorama from here is more spectacular than that from Kala Patthar viewpoint.
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April 10, 2013
The streets of Thamel are bustling with tourists’ traffic nowadays as the spring climbing and trekking seasons get in progress in the Himalaya. Usually, the climbing and trekking seasons start as the snows of winter withdraw and end with the arrival of the Monsoon. During spring season, the various trekking routes to different Himalayas’ base camps will be crowded with mountaineers and adventure travelers.
For the next few months, hundreds of backpackers come in Kathmandu before setting out for the country’s legendary hiking trails. For many, the hiking happens to be a trip of a lifetime, taking them on a grand adventure into the very heart of the Himalaya. And for a selective few, it will be a chance to be at the top of the world.
For those traveling to Everest make their areal journey towards Lukla, the infamous Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Others head for Pokhara, a city that grants access to the Annapurna Trekking Circuit and three of the highest mountains in the world – Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna itself.
The entire climbing and trekking experiences will be blend of adventure, culture and spiritual those take place in world’s most spectacular settings on the planet.
January 25, 2013
Your holiday excursion in Nepal promises unforgettable tranquil experiences. Nepal’s breathtaking scenery provides the ideal setting for exploring its snow-clad peaks and lush valleys for the holiday makers. Wonder at the stunning architecture of ornate temples, take you through breathtaking scenery or embark you on exciting flights over the mountains to spot the splendid Everest. A fascinating holiday in Nepal gives you a broader experience of ancient diverse cultures and wildlife on the edge of the ‘Roof of the World’.
With eight World Heritage Sites and the enthralling cities Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, Nepal bestows crown of nobilities of nature and architectures. Kathmandu Valley is a treasure of rich culture and extraordinary sights. Wandering through the capital city, Kathmandu’s paved lanes give an experience into stepping back to the time of the 17th Century Nepal. Likewise, Buddhist stupas, Hindu shrines and rich texture of blending cultures try to win the attention of the crowd in Kathmandu. The bustling crowds of rickshaw drivers, monks, hippies and sadhus create awe and thunder. The three Durbar Squares, World Heritage Sites dated back to history of Nepal enthrall spectacular views.
Further, situated on the beautiful Phewa Lake, Pokhara is for many the gateway to the Himalayas and a setting off point for trekking and rafting adventures in Nepal. Pokhara is the best place to experience on a holiday trip to Nepal. Likewise, Pokhara is hub of multiple holiday destinations. It includes Annapurna Himalaya, and Fish-tailed (Machapuchhre). Pokhara is also capital of British Gurkha and offers one of the best treks in the world.
Nepal has so much to offer for the passionate holiday makers.
- View the remnants of kingdoms at Kathmandu valley’s three Durbar Squares
- Discover the pilgrimage site of Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu Valley
- Glimpse an elusive tiger in Chitwan National Park- UNESCO World Heritage Site – home to more than 700 different species of wildlife
- Enjoy sights of the mighty Himalayas and their ranges
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April 14, 2009
A friend and I planned a two weeks trip to Nepal which mainly included trekking coupled with a quick visit to Pokhara. This was a trip planned at the eleventh hour, but thanks to Himalayan Glaciers, it was well customized and perfectly organized. I highly recommend this agency, in particular, Naba (Sales Manager) as in my opinion, he is a ideal contact to have in a foreign country such as Nepal.
Our guides Tulsi and Phiroz were very accommodating, uplifting and most importantly, experienced and knowledgeable. At 5,000 metres, I showed signs of altitude sickness. This was quickly recognized and well managed by Tulsi and Phiroz. I am thankful to have been in their care for they helped ensure my trip to be memorable and safe.
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