Radha Dhungana

The contributor for Republica.

Journo Doma Sherpa scales Mt. Everest

Published On: May 22, 2018 02:47 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, May 22: Journalist Doma Sherpa has scaled Mt Everest.

Around 200 climbers scale Everest so far, one dies

Published On: May 21, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, May 21: Out of the 346 climbers of 38 expedition teams who obtained permit to scale Mt Everest this season, 200 have successfully climbed the world's highest peak so far, according to officials. Meanwhile, AFP reported that a Macedonian climber died above camp 3 while making a final push for the summit.

Each Everest climber brings 8 kg waste during descent

Published On: May 18, 2018 07:25 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, May 18: In a bid to manage the waste materials dumped by climbers in the Everest region, the government has made it mandatory for each climber to collect and bring back with them at least eight kg of waste to the Everest Base Camp.

Tea, coffee farming to be expanded in Sagarmatha zone

Published On: May 7, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, May 7: Three districts of Sagarmatha Zone -- Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga, and Khotang -- have been found suitable for tea and coffee farming.

Child marriage cancelled in Solukhumbu village

Published On: May 1, 2018 04:25 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, May 1: Preparations were going on full swing for the marriage ceremony of an underage girl of Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality-4, Jubu. She was about to marry a teacher of Deusa on Sunday. However, the marriage has been canceled.

Child marriage canceled with the support of local representatives

Published On: April 30, 2018 03:28 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, April 30: With the child marriages unbridled in the district, local representatives have started taking action against them. The child marriage which was scheduled to take place recently has been canceled at Thulung Dudhkoshi rural municipality in the district.

Way cleared up to Camp 2 for Everest climbers

Published On: April 17, 2018 08:07 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, April 18: The completion of repair and maintenance work of trails up to Camp 2 of Mount Everest has opened the way for climbers to scale the world's highest peak this season.

Everest climbers start heading for base camp

Published On: March 31, 2018 03:55 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, March 30: With the mountaineering season approaching, Nepali and foreign climbers have started moving upward from Namche toward the Everest Base Camp, which lies at an altitude of 5,364 meters. So far, four groups have obtained permits for climbing Mt Everest, the highest peak of the world.

Earthquake resilient building for school

Published On: March 19, 2018 10:01 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, MARCH 19: Two new earthquake resilient buildings were constructed at Junbesi Secondary School. The buildings were built with support from Harutaka Sakaiko, a Japanese national. The school's buildings were destroyed during the earthquake of 2015.

Khumbu locals say snow came late and is less

Published On: March 3, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, March 3: The main season of snow usually begins from the last week of January or the first week of February in the Khumbu area of Solukhumbu district. But this year, snow came late and it was less than usual. Much to the surprise of the locals, snowfall was not even enough to cover the mountains surrounding the area.

10 injured in Udyapur jeep mishap

Published On: February 28, 2018 06:38 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 28: As many as 10 people were injured in a jeep accident at Ghurmi in Katari Municipality-14 in Udayapur district on Wednesday.

Rs 210 million from tourism royalties lies stagnant in Solukhumbu

Published On: February 28, 2018 08:29 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 28: The Rs 210 million worth of royalty from tourism has been sitting idle in the bank account the then District Development Committee (DDC) of Solukhumbu.

Japanese national died of altitude sickness

Published On: February 26, 2018 07:50 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Feb 26: A Japanese national has died due to altitude sickness.

Mothers to get motivation allowance for delivering babies in hospitals

Published On: January 23, 2018 03:00 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 22: Thulung Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality of Solukhumbu has announced to provide motivation allowance to the mothers who deliver their children in hospitals.

Khumbu rural municipality collects Rs 40 million in tourist entrance fee

Published On: December 24, 2017 08:05 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 24: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has been able to raise Rs 44.07 million in tourist entry fee, since October this year.

Rural municipality cashes on tourists to develop infrastructure

Published On: December 23, 2017 12:10 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 23: The Khumbu Pasang Lamhu rural municipality has collected Rs. 40 million from tourists entering Khumbu region. The rural municipality has started to collect entry fee of Rs. 2,000 per person from October 1. From October 1, 22,358 tourists have arrived in the region, Lakpa Tshring Sherpa, spokesperson of the rural municipality said.

30 per cent voting in Solukhumbu till 12:00 PM (Photo feature)

Published On: November 26, 2017 12:54 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

Thirty per cent vote has been cast till 12:00 PM today in Solukhumbu under the elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies.

Voting booth awaits voters at Tinla, Solukhumbu

Published On: November 26, 2017 10:11 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 26: Peaceful voting has begun from early 7:00 today at Solukhumbu. From all 125 polling booths voters are casting their votes said Chief returning officer, Narayan Prasad Subedi.

Tingla locals to boycott upcoming elections

Published On: November 21, 2017 06:04 PM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 21: With the federal parliamentary and provincial elections just five days away, the denizens of Tingla village in the district have decided not to participate in the upcoming f elections.

Election fever heats up frozen Solukhumbu

Published On: November 13, 2017 08:26 AM NPT By: Radha Dhungana

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 13: With the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections now less than two weeks away, the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the left alliance are in for a fierce competition in Solukhumbu district, home to the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest (8,848 m).