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,

Tourists throng Madi, Seti rivers for rafting

Damauli, October 15 With the monsoon drawing to a close creating the perfect rafting conditions, there has been a steady pour of tourists eager to navigate the rapids of the Madi and Seti rivers. Tourists from England, France, America, China and Spain, among other countries, have recently been coming to experience rafting in Nepal. Rinku

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.

Without oxgyen aid, American woman set record on Mt Everest from Tibet side

Thirty-three-year-old Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to successfully climb the world highest peak without using supplemental oxygen. She reached the summit on Monday from the Tibet side, according to Jiban Ghimire, the Managing Director at Shangri-La Nepal Treks. Melissa Arnot. Photo: Facebook “Professional mountain guide and high-altitude climber also broke her own record

Another death on Mt Everest, Australian lecturer dies near Camp IV

Mt Everest witnessed another casualty after an Australian woman climber died near the Camp IV on Nepal side on Saturday, officials confirmed. Dr Maria Elizabeth Strydom lost her life after she suffered from snow blindness followed by stroke, according to Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, a liaison officer deputed by the Department of Tourism at the Everest base

Foreign climber who perished on Mt Everest is Dutch

The foreign climber, who died on the Mt Everest after suffering from altitude-related sickness on Friday night, has been identified as Eric Arnold from the Netherlands, according to Pemba Sherpa, the manager of Seven Summit Treks. A survivor of the last year’s deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest, the 36-year-old Dutch successfully stood atop the world’s highest peak yesterday.