Everest Marathon set for another test

Brazil’s renowned ultra-marathon runner Bernado Fonseca will be itching to overcome the ‘unbeatable Sherpas’ as the 11th Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon is set for another adventurous edition on Thursday. Fonseca, running in the 60km Everest Extreme Ultra Marathon,  is one of the 17 participants competing in the world’s one of the most difficult marathon events dominated...
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Artists on a journey to discover Lo Manthang

In exciting news for art lovers, a group of artists from Kathmandu will be heading to Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang today from Pokhara for a workshop. This art workshop, ‘Fragments of Mustang’, is being attended by artists Erina Tamrakar, Sunita Rana, Bidhata KC, Bipana Maharjan, Puja Maharjan and photographer Sajana Shrestha. It is part...
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After Cho-Oyu‚ 16yo eyes Mt Makalu‚ Everest on card

16-year-old Matt Moniz from Colorado, USA, was busy with his ‘homework’ at a hotel in Kathmandu on late Wednesday afternoon. The ‘homework’, here, does not denote a school assignment. His concerns transcend the teenager’s age. Already a conqueror of the Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m), the homework Matt was found carrying was for a yet another feat....
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Nepali women set to scale Mt K2

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment today organised a special function in the capital to send off the ‘First Nepali Women Expedition to K2 for Climate Change’.Maya Sherpa of Okhaldhunga, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa of Solukhumbu and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa of Dolakha are set to climb Mt K2, the toughest mountain to climb on the...
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ADB extends $33m more for Bhairahawa int’l airport

The Government of Nepal and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a formal agreement regarding upgradation of the Gautam Buddha Airport in Bhairahawa on Monday. Amid a function at the Finance Ministry, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Finance Madhu Kumar Marasini and ADB Country Director Kenichi Yokoyama as well as Acharya Karma Sangbo Sherpa,...
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Jomsom-Korala road boon for Mustang folks

The recently-opened 88 kilometre Jomsom-Lomanthang-Korala road track has brought about a visible change in the lifestyle of people in Mustang. According to locals, after vehicles started plying along the road, the number of domestic tourists visiting the area has substantially increased and prices of daily essentials have remarkably decreased. “A couple of years ago, rice...
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More keen to conquer Everest

Attempts to climb Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse by two legendary female mountaineers have emboldened other climbers, who have shown interest in scaling the peaks this season itself.Climbers from Malaysia, China, Peru and Romania have shown interest in scaling the world’s highest peak, officials at the ministry of tourism and civil aviation told THT. “Azim...
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Motorway finally touches Nepal’s only hunting reserve

Access to transport service has reached Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve – the only hunting zone in the country. There is no bound of happiness among locals after the motorway reached the Valley, which is 45-km west from headquarters of Baglung district in western Nepal. With this, the four-day long on-foot journey from headquarters to Dhorpatan reserve...
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Conference ends with Kathmandu Declaration

The ‘Eighth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation’ concluded yesterday with the Kathmandu Declaration. According to the organisers, the declaration states that there is a need to raise global fund on climate change. “At least 50 per cent of the global fund needs to be allocated to adaptation activities and of the adaptation fund, at least...
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Climate change hitting Everest region

Nima Dorjee Sherpa decided to leave for Kathmandu with his four-member family last year from the Khumbu region after the water sources there ran dry.“There were three water sources in the village till 2008, two have disappeared within four years,” Sherpa said, adding his family found it very hard to access another source. “It takes...
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