One foreign climber dies on Mt Everest; longline rescue performed to evacuate some

At least one climber was killed and a few others suffered from altitude related sicknesses, including snow blindness and frost bite, while descending from the top of Mt Everest, expedition organisers said. A foreign climber died at Camp IV after an expedition team managed by the Seven Summit Treks was descending to lower camps from

Indian climber Rajib Bhattacharya dies on Mt Dhaulagiri

A seasoned Indian climber lost his life while descending from the summit of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the seventh highest mountain in the world, in western Nepal on Thursday afternoon. Rajib Bhattacharya (43) died at Camp III after he complained of snow blind late in the afternoon, according to Pemba Sherpa, manager at the Seven Summit

Over 200 climbers scale Mt Everest

More than 200 mountaineers scaled the world’s highest peak today after fair weather allowed them to move up from the higher camps. “At least 120 Nepalis and 82 foreigners made it to the top of Mt Everest successfully on a single day as climbers were allowed to climb the mountain after a closure of around

464 climbers plan Mt Everest summit push in next 4 days

As many as 464 climbers, who have been waiting for a fair window to climb Mt Everest, are all set for summit push in the next four days, an official at Nepal’s Department of Tourism said. If weather did not play spoilsport on their expedition bids, there would be a rush on Mt Everest with nearly

Three more ascend Mt Everest

Three more mountaineers successfully reached atop the summit of Mount Everest today bringing total number of ascents to 45 since the start of this year’s climbing season. Two Nepali nationals and one foreigner scaled Mt Everest, Department of Tourism Mountaineering Section Chief, Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha, told the National News Agency (RSS) from the Everest Base

Beware Everest graffiti artists, China mountaneering officials are watching

Next time you leave silly messages on the world’s highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials have scrubbed graffiti from two granite tablets on the Chinese side of Mount Everest’s northern base camp and plan to name and shame future defilers. The Paper reported today that workers removed the signatures, dates, doodles and

4 foreign climbers killed on Everest, Shisha Pangma in past 5 days

KATHMANDU: With the spring climbing activities gaining momentum on different mountains, four foreign climbers lost their lives in the last five days, according to police and expedition organisers. Two mountaineers – Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) – died after falling from a fixing rope into an icy crevasse on Mt Shisha Pangma

NEPAL- You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Lifetime

Rajan Thapaliya(writer) (Traveller Berlina Sharma says, “Best thing I’ve ever done in my life. It’s truly awesome.”) Pokhara is definitely the first destination for most of the tourists who visit Nepal. Davis Falls is one of the wonders in the world which looks as if lying in some bottomless pit. One of the visiting tourist

River control plan lies dead for lack of chief

Apr 12, 2016- – KAMAL PANTHI, The Karnali River Control Project lies dead because it has no project head. The post of project head has remained vacant for more than two months, and there is no one to carry out administrative and embankment related tasks at the project based in Rajapur in western Nepal. Ministerial

Kathmandu among top 20 global tourist destinations

KATHMANDU:, world’s largest travel site, has enlisted Kathmandu as one of the best tourist destinations. Among cities from 25 countries around the globe, Kathmandu has been listed in the 19th position. The international travel trade portal has portrayed Kathmandu as an important tourist destination with historic temples and monuments, mesmerising villages, alluring hills and