KATHMANDU, May 16: Expedition to Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, has been affected for the past two days due to adverse climate.  Department of Tourism Director Rakesh Gurung said that no one has been able to reach the summit of Mount Everest since Tuesday as the climate is adverse towards the upper part of camp IV.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Mountaineers are found attracted to scale the 8,163-metre-tall Mount Manaslu this autumn. The Department of Tourism has granted permission to 160 climbers of 16 expedition teams to climb Mt Manaslu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The expedition team of Bahrain prince has successfully climbed Mt Lobuche (6,119 meter) on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The government has collected Rs 49.28 million in royalty from the mountaineers scaling different mountains during autumn season.

Tourist dies of altitude sickness

September 30, 2019 12:12 pm

GORKHA, Sept 30: A foreign tourist died of high altitude sickness in course of trekking to Manaslu mountain in Samagaon of Chumunubri rural municipality-1. The incident took place on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Altogether 61 Indian climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest this spring season as the country topped the list of Everest summiteers this year. China was hot on the heels of India for successfully climbing the world’s highest peak.

Dereliction of duty on Everest

June 16, 2019 02:30 am

Everest expedition, which attracts the attention of the whole world, for magnificence and awe of the world’s highest peak, remained in bad press nationally and internationally this season.

KATHMANDU, June 14: At least 15 Everest liaison officers deployed for this year's spring climbing season pocketed their allowances without even reaching base camp, the Department of Tourism has disclosed.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Amid concerns from various quarters that weak laws and poor monitoring by the authorities have made mountaineering unsafe, the government recently formed a five-member panel to identify the problems in mountaineering and recommend measures.

Dark side of Everest expeditions

June 4, 2019 08:44 am

KATHMANDU, June 4: Expedition organizers have been charging up to Rs 10 million to bring back the body of a climber who dies on Everest. The expedition fee for the world’s highest mountain is just Rs 2.8 million (25,000 USD).

KATHMANDU, April 30: Eight hundred and twenty-four climbers belonging to 100 mountaineering expedition teams have taken permission to climb 27 mountain peaks, including Sagarmatha (Mt Everest), the world's highest peak, in this Spring climbing season, the Department of Tourism has stated.

KATHMANDU, April 14: As of Friday, a total of 75 expedition teams have been granted mountain climbing permits for this spring. The Department of Tourism has so far collected royalty over Rs 450 million through the permits, Department’s director general Danduraj Ghimire said.

RASUWA, April 7: A group of 21 Nepali citizens have left for Tibet to scale the Mt. Everest from the Chinese side.

World wanderers

September 28, 2018 11:22 am

The couple says that one of the biggest reasons why they embarked on this caravan traveling expedition was to spend more time with their children.

Mt Everest alone contributes Rs 361.4 million

KATHMANDU, April 16: Nepal Sports Journalist Forum (NSJF) has extended best wishes to sports journalist Priya Laxmi Karki for the successful ascent of Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended best wishes to the First Women Journalists Everest Expedition -2018 (FWJEE18) team members and pledged the team an utmost support from the government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The First Women Journalists Everest Expedition-2018 (FWJEE18) is currently in Dolakha in connection with an intensive training in preparation for their Everest expedition in coming spring season.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The Nepal Fire Truck Expedition has launched a crowdfunding campaign today with a goal to raise $200,000 that will be used to ship the fire trucks and finance the expedition, as well for creating a compelling feature-length documentary about the expedition as it makes its way through Nepal.

NEW DELHI, Jan 24: Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak.