Mount Everest ice cores to help study climate change

Scientists from China have obtained three ice cores from Mount Everest with the aim to understand more about climate change, an expedition leader said on Monday. During the expedition that lasted more than a month, scientists drilled the ice cores at a mountain pass near the East Rongbuk glacier, which covers the north collar of...
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Actress Nisha Adhikari summits Everest

Kathmadu: Nepali film actress Nisha Adhikari has successfully climbed the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Tuesday morning. Adhikari stepped on the summit at about 8 this morning. Adhikari also became the first Nepali actress to summit the world’s highest peak. Actress Adhikari and actor Arjun Karki had left for the base camp on April...
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10-time Everest summiter-Namgyal Sherpa dies

Kathmandu: At a young age he proved himself as a keen mountaineer, long line rescuer as well as a climbing guide. He had successfully conquered the highest peak of the world nine times. His 10th ascent of the Mt Everest too was successful. However, on his way down after his tenth ascent of the world’s...
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2 die while descending from Everest summit

kathmandu: Two foreign climbers have died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest on Monday night, officials confirmed. The climbers have been identified as Mohammad Khalid Hussain of Bangladesh and Sung Ho-Seo of Korea. Both of them were escalating Everest without oxygen, Khim Lal Gautam, official at Tourism Ministry said. Hussain died at 8600...
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Nepal launches Great Himalayan Trail

Nepal has officially opened the Great Himalayan Trail, one of the longest and highest trekking routes in the world, the tourism board said on Thursday. Billed as the ultimate trek, the arduous hike over Nepal’s mighty Himalayas stretches from Taplejung in the shadow of the world’s third-highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga, to Humla at the border...
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Tourism team to go on China sales mission

Kathmandu: A 35-member team of the Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) are scheduled to go on a China sales mission on May 15 in a bid to promote Nepal in China. The delegation will visit Chengdu, Shanghai, Beijing and Xian. The mission will conclude on May...
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3-day event planned to mark 60th anniversary of first Everest ascent

Kathmandu: The government has decided to organize a three-day event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) of the first ascent of the Mt Everest. According to government officials, the gala event has been planned from May 27-29. On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepal stepped atop the...
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Two Russians missing in Langtang

Kathmandu: Two Russian tourists in a group of four, who were heading for Panch Pokhari located in Sindhupalchowk from Langtang Tilman Pass, have been missing for the last two days. The other two were rescued by a Nepal Army helicopter on Thursday. Nepal Army and Nepal Police have been trying to rescue the missing tourists....
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Tourists visiting Upper Mustang increased

The number of tourists arriving for upper Mustang visit has increased after the place was enlisted in one of the best tourism destinations of the world. The world famous travel guide Lonely Planet has included Upper Mustang in the third position among world famous ten best tourism destinations for 2013. The Lonely Planet stated that...
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Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration

The 60th anniversary celebration of the first ascent of Mt. Everest is going to be observed, commemorating the day when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully climbed the summit. On May 29th 2013, it will be 60 years since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first scaled the summit. To remember this momentous...
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