289 climbers in bid to scale Everest

Two hundred and eighty nine climbers are in a bid to exploit a short window of good weather, which formally begins next week, to stand atop Mt Everest. Among the bidders, 160 are new climbers. Dambar Parajuli, president of Expedition Operators´ Association of Nepal, said the Icefall Doctors have prepared the routes till Camp III as of

Annapurna summit delayed

KATHMANDU: At least four climbers have abandoned their climbing activities on Mt Annapurna (8,091 m) due to bad weather, while others will make a last try within the next couple of days, according to expedition organisers. “It’s already been three weeks since 26 climbers from three teams have been waiting for a fair window to

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

Langtang tourism rebounds gradually

Tourists are gradually heading back to the Langtang region, which was completely devastated by last year’s earthquake. The entire Valley was swept away by an avalanche triggered by the April 25, 2015 quake. Locals are working extra shifts to get the tourism business back on track. Pasang Tamang, 47, of Langtang-5, has recently opened a

Google says Mt Everest lies in China

In an apparent error, Google Maps has shown world’s highest peak Mount Everest as being located in China. When ‘Mt Everest’ was searched in Google Maps on Saturday, the site returned with the result that Mt. Everst is in Tingri, Xigaze in China. Meanwhile, social media users have been taking exception to this apparent error.

New trekking route into operation

Feb,  A newly trekking route linking Myagdi to Mustang district has come into operation with the objective of promoting tourism in Mustang affected as a result of the ongoing road expansion work. The alternative trekking route starting from Narchyang of Myagdi to Mukhit was recently unveiled at the joint initiative of the DDC, Annapurna Conservation

Snowfall stalls life in in mid-west, far-west

JAJARKOT/BAJURA: A heavy snowfall in various districts of Mid-Western and Far-Western Development Regions has affected normal life since Tuesday. More than a dozen villages of Jajarkot district received a heavy snowfall coupled with an incessant rainfall since yesterday. Temperature has plummeted due to the snowfall rendering elderly and children at the receiving end. District headquarters