Photojournalist Purnima Shrestha scales world’s highest peak for first time

Kathmandu,May 19: Photojournalist Purnima Shrestha scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Saturday, becoming the first photojournalist from Nepal to stand atop, authorities confirmed. This is the first ascent of 27-year-old Shrestha to the 8,848-meter high Everest, known as Sagarmatha in Nepali language. “Purnima Shrestha reached summit on Saturday morning at 8:10 a.m. local

An Unexpected huge snowfall in Upper Mustang

Thini, Mustang, May 10: Snowfall is taking place since Wednesday evening in Upper Mustang. Snowfall began in the night followed by the heavy rainfall in the evening, with the Muktichettra, Dalome and Lomantang rural municipalities affected by it. This is the first experience for many to see snowfall during mid-May, according to the local elders.

Flights in Tenzing-Hillary Airport disrupted for 8 days

SOLUKHUMBU, August 16: Flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu district have been disrupted for the past eight days, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded. The adverse weather is reasoned for the disruption of the flights operation at the airport. Thick fog has shrouded the airport area for the past eight days following

Mountain guide missing in Dhaulagiri

One guide has gone missing since Sunday evening while returning after scaling Dhaulagiri Peak. The missing is Angnima Sherpa, 30, of Chaurikharka-3 of Solukhumbu district. Sherpa had gone missing from Dhaulagiri base. According to DSP Basundhara Khadka, a helicopter has been mobilized in course of searching for Khadka. Sherpa had led 14-member mountaineering team from

Sagarmāthā: Mount Everest: 珠穆朗玛峰

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma/珠穆朗玛峰, is Earth’s highest mountain. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. Mount Everest is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal.The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest’s precise summit point. Its massif includes neighbouring peaks Lhotse, 8,516 m (27,940 ft); Nuptse, 7,855 m (25,771 ft) and Changtse,

Exposed: Officials’ lies of Himalayan proportion on Everest

File- Tents being fixed at Mt Everest base camp for climbers acclimatising in the Khumbu region before they embark through treacherous icefall section on their way to Camp 1 for summitting Mt Everest on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Karma Sherpa KATHMANDU: A cock-and-bull story of an Indian couple, who morphed photographs to claim their

Mt Everest records 456 south summits, five deaths

With the closure of the climbing season, at least 456 climbers, including 199 foreigners, stood atop Mt Everest from Nepal side while the world’s highest mountain also recorded five deaths this spring. Data compiled by the Department of Tourism states that 199 foreigners from 29 countries and 257 Nepali climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest after

Mountaineers honoured

We Will Rise Foundation, a social organisation, on Tuesday honoured 32 mountaineers who had set different records on Mt Everest for their contribution in promoting Nepal. The foundation also handed over stones from Everest to representatives of five countries—the US, the UK, Russia, China, and France—and the United Nations to spread the message regarding the

Everest Marathon: Nepal Army runners win Full Open and Extreme Ultra categories

The race started from the Everest Base Camp on Sunday morning. Photo: Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon KATHMANDU: With Nepali runners dominating the open categories of full and ultra marathons, the 14th edition of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon concluded on the lap of Mt Everest in Solukhumbu district on Sunday. Nepal  Army’s Bed Bahadur Sunuwar won

Sherpas recover Aussie climber Styrdom’s body on Everest; Indian Army col airlifted from Camp II

Rescuers on Tuesday recovered the body of Australian woman climber who died near Camp IV while descending from the summit of the world’s highest mountain on Nepal side. According to Mingma Sherpa, owner of Seven Summit Treks, a group of 13 climbing Sherpas recovered the body of Dr Maria Strydom at around 1:00 pm today.

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