Veteran mountaineer Kamirita calls for providing social security to Sherpa climbers

Kathmandu,June 24: Among tough resolutions of those enjoying adventurous life, climbing Mount Everest and setting a record may be one. The blissful moment of being atop the highest peak of the world is indeed unrivalled occasion in one’s life. But some climbers are quite reverse to this idea that they take it as a household

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

The newly elected officials of NMA,takes the oath.

21 Aug, Kathmandu The newly elected officials of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) have taken the oath. Due to the dispute arising out of the election, the support program of the elected officials was stopped. The defeated Jambjambuubu Sherpa group in the chairman filed complaint in the district administration office, Kathmandu, saying that the election was rigid.

NMA Election: Zimba Zangbu Sherpa panel announced its candidancy

Kathmandu, August 1: A panel of Zimba Zangbu Sherpa announced its candidancy for the upcoming election of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on Monday. A panel announced the candidancy in the press meeting organized by the panel at Lainchaur. Sherpa, the managing director of Khumbi La Trekking and Mountaineering, is the immediate past president of NMA.

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,

Over 30 climbers summit Mt Manaslu

At least 30 mountaineers including climbing Sherpas have successfully summitted Mt Manaslu (8,163m) as the world’s eighth highest peak witnessed a fair weather on Friday, allowing the climbers to make the year’s first autumn ascent of the mountain, according to expedition organisers. Mingma Sherpa, Managing Director at Seven Summit Treks, said that over 30 climbers

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

Nepal begins probe into Everest summit manipulation by Indian couple

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has initiated an investigation into the veracity of claims made by an Indian police couple of having reached the summit of Mt Everest in the last spring climbing season. The move comes after Dinesh Chandrakant Rathod and his wife Tarkeshwari Chandrakant Bhelerao of

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

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