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Mt Everest expeditions called off this season

The government today officially called off Mt Everest expeditions for the season. “We have decided to cancel Mt Everest expeditions for this year,” said director general of the Department of Tourism Tulsi Prasad Gautam. The ministry decided to call off

Government to set up mountain tourism workers’ welfare fund

The government is planning set up a welfare fund for mountaineering tourism workers to help mountaineering and trekking workers at times of rescue and emergency. Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) here today marking the first

Khumbu one of the Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions to explore

Lonely Planet ranked Khumbu region – also known as the Mt Everest region – among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. The Australia-based world’s largest travel guide publisher, cautioning the would-be visitors about recent mishaps in Nepal, has

Nepal among the places to go in 2014

The New York Times features Nepal in its list of places to go in 2014. In the updated list, of 52 places to go published today, Nepal ranks 45. New peaks open up for alpine adventurers, it wrote, adding that

Brazilian Bernado Fonseca to run 60-km Mt Everest Diamond Jubilee celebration trail

The season has started for Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. For the first time Brazil’s celebrated national runner Bernado Fonseca – together with his friend Eugenio Andrade and Cameraman Robson – is taking part in Everest Extreme Ultra Marathon which stretches

Call to intensify search for missing trekkers

The trekkers have asked the government to ban solo trekking. Due to rise in the number of missing trekkers in recent years, we want the government to put a ban on solo trekkers, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), said

Officials request sherpas not to abandon Mt Everest expedition

The government has requested Sherpas – the mountain guides – not to abandon Mt Everest expedition. The Sherpas have been in dilemma on wither to avert a climbing after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mt Everest. They have threatened

Government offers relief to kin of Sherpa guides killed in avalanche

After a meeting with stakeholders at the Tourism Ministry today, the government has agreed to provide $15,789 as insurance to the victims of worst ever avalanche at the Mt Everest. Earlier, the government had said it will provide $1,052 per

Government calls off search for missing guides

The government has called off the search operation for Sherpa guides, who are still missing after the deadliest accident on Mt Everest Friday morning. The 13 Sherpa lost their lives in the deadliest avalanche – of the history – in

Mt Everest expeditions for this season uncertain

The worst ever mountaineering disaster on Mt Everest has raised question mark over this season’s climbing. The mourning Sherpas – the guides for the mountaineers – from the foothill of the Mt Everest today vowed to halt all climbing activities,

Avalanche sweeps down Mt Everest, killing 12 Sherpa guides

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mt Everest early today morning killing at least 12 sherpa guides and leaving four missing. The deadliest single mountaineering disaster – just below Camp 2 – on the world’s highest peak has

Nepal seeks recognation of six more eight thousanders

Nepal Mountaineering Association is asking for recognition of six more eight thousanders from Nepal at the meeting of the Himalaya host countries this April. Last October, the association had submitted a similar proposal to the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation

Everest Base Camp Trek in Daily Mail’s top six best trekking routes in world

Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar tops the chart of top six best trekking routes in the world published jointly by British newspaper Daily Mail and World Expeditions , an UK-based expedition operator. “This classic trek through traditional

Everest climbers must collect rubbish or pay fine

The government is cracking down on litterers at the roof of the world. From April, climbers scaling Mt Everest must bring back eight kilogram of garbage in order to clean up the world’s highest peak or they will be penalised.

Government to impose strict measures against Mt Everest climbers

The government is going to adopt strict measures for Mt Everest climbing aspirant from this spring – March, April and May – due to repeated breaches of rules and guidelines while climbing the highest mountain of the world. The government

Government reduces mountaineering royalty fee

The government reduced royalty fees for foreigners climbing all the mountains including Mt Everest to almost half. The royalty fee for mountaineers climbing Mt Everest from the normal route – also popularly known as the South East Ridge – to

Turkish Mt Everest Summiteers felicitated in Istanbul

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) – in co-ordination with Nepali Honorary Consul General Prof Dr F Gunseli Malkoc and Honorary Public Relations Representative in Turkey Baris Malkoc – organised a special programme in Istanbul today to commemorate the ongoing Mt Everest

Government’s move to open new peaks puts Nepal among 52 places to go in 2014 of The New York Times

Nepal features among the 52 places to go this year in the New York Times. The list that starts with Cape Town in South Africa has featured Nepal in the 45th number along with global beautiful places. In the headline