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Tips to prevent AMS

The onset of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) symptoms can be fairly common to most lowland travelers in the Himalayas and are not instantly cause for alarm. Symptoms of AMS begin with a headache and slight nausea, sometimes referred to as mountain sickness. Other symptoms then start to manifest themselves including loss of appetite, dizziness, sleeplessness,...
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Young Brit breaks record for swift summit to Island Peak

Twelve year old Oisin McDevitt is no regular school boy given the number of records he has broken for conquering some of the world’s monstrous mountains. Oisin McDevitt broke another record on 24th October, 2014 – this time for the speed he got to the top of one in the Himalayas. McDevitt climbed 6,200 metres...
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Killer Climbs: The 10 Deadliest Mountains in the World

We love to talk about the most fearsome mountains, the deadliest, the most dangerous, the “Death Zone,” the risks, which one gives us the least chance of standing on top instead of destroying us. Whatever the appeal, it endures. Here are the some of the killer climbs that have made into Top 10 Deadliest Mountains...
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Khumbu listed among Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions

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...
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Kilimanjaro: The Roof of Africa

Soaring above the rippling tea plantations and low hills of northeastern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft) is Africa’s highest peak. Crowned by eternal snows, the mighty Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and dominates its landscape unlike any other mountain. Located in Tanzania, this extinct volcano looms over five eco-systems and large...
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Nepali women summit Mt K2

KATHMANDU: Three Nepali female climbers set a world record by scaling Mt K2 (8,611m) this afternoon, the expedition organisers said. According to Himalayan Women Welfare Society, experienced mountaineers Maya Sherpa, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa conquered Mt K2, also known as ‘mountain of mountains’ at 3:35pm local time. “We are so overwhelmed with...
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Why go for Pisang Peak Climb?

One of the most popular climbing peaks within the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak is one of the smallest trekking peaks famous among novice climbers for its easy climb, short span and breathtaking Himalayan vistas. Pisang Peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final...
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Cho Oyu climb with Himalayan Glacier

The sixth highest mountain (8,201 meters) in the world and the most frequently climbed 8,000m peak, Cho Oyu needs no introduction. Often regarded as a stepping-stone to an attempt on Everest, Cho Oyu presents one with an excellent opportunity to extend one’s experience to extreme altitudes. The literal meaning of Cho Oyu is “Goddess of...
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Surviving the Himalayas

Conquering the majestic Himalayas can be a far-away dream of a lifetime to some while it could simply be an extreme sport, an exhilarating pursuit that offers the ultimate challenge of strength, endurance, and sacrifice for others. Only a handful of people are actually lucky enough to mark Himalayas off their travel bucket list. A...
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Effective measures sought for trekkers’ safety

SOLUKHUMBU, JUN 04 – Though it is more than two years since 29-year-old British national Zisimos Souflas went missing from Namche Bazaar, his whereabouts still remains a mystery. Police personnel, locals and Souflas’ relatives carried out a massive search operation but the effort went in vain. Souflas, who had gone on a solo trek after...
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