After high blood pressure, dietary risks, and smoking,air pollution is the fourth utmost risk factor for human health globally, and 6.5 million premature deaths are associated with it.

Save the wetlands

November 19, 2019 14:06 pm

Nepal’s natural diversity is perhaps exemplary for the whole world. The country has Himalayas, mountains, hills, valleys and the plains all within its small area.  And it is also the country of the wetlands—which include rivers, lakes, swampy rice fields, ponds and waterlogged areas—covering around six percent of Nepal’s surface area.

WASHINGTON, June 20: Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The third edition of Himalayan Travel Mart is to be held at Soaltee Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu from June 6 through 9.

Resulting from a constant rise in population, the mountains are melting. A number of mountains are also being polluted because of the waste disposed by the mountaineers there.

Fading of Nature

March 30, 2019 08:09 am

With the blessings of beauty Earth, the canvas blazes, The stream lows plunging And the creek in the forest burbles,

We don't want to hear about the time your dog did a fourteener. Mera, recently renamed Baru, made the first canine ascent of Nepal's 23,389-foot Baruntse in November 2018.

For the Himalayas

February 8, 2019 09:49 am

With the advent of technology more and more businesses involved in the service sector are embracing digital forms of service providing. And the intent is to stand out, ease the reach to services, and do it in their own way. Everyday startups in Nepal launch projects and events to relay their attempts at being innovative and convey their sincerity in wanting to help.

Climate change threatens our survival

February 6, 2019 02:00 am

Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report released by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) raises alarm for the countries lying in the HKH region.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Known as the Rhododendron capital of the Himalayas, Tinjure-Milkhe-Jaljale (TMJ) forest complex in eastern Nepal has long been plagued by significant conservation issues that threaten to destroy the very charm of the beautiful landscape. The government hopes that its new community-based forest and biodiversity management plan would address the crisis and avert further damage to the terrain caused by loss of forest and habitat due to the traditional slash-and-burn method of agriculture, overgrazing, infrastructure as well as poaching.

Navigating the snowy paradise

November 17, 2018 09:51 am

As monsoon and winter in Himalayas seem fierce, early October to November is high time to watch the snow-capped mountains from the Kanchanjunga Base Camp (KBC). One of the great Himalayan trails of Nepal; the camp is a major hub for the tourists visiting the country every year. A flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur with a further seven-hour ride to Taplejung marks off the trekking trail to KBC. The journey comprises of 24-26 days of trekking that concludes at Oktang in the South point and PangPema in the North point of the camp. A 15-day package travelling to either of the points is however a matter of choice.

Among the many attractions and activities to do in Kathmandu, a flight-seeing tour of Nepal's Himalayas is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Mountain flights can be enjoyed by anyone, from young kids to adults.


November 21, 2017 10:15 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Combining music and storytelling, various compositions of Bollywood music director Shantanu Moitra were played during a musical event organized at the Rastriya Naachghar, Jamal, on Sunday.

Conflict in Himalayas

November 19, 2017 01:00 am

We believe conflict arises with the marginalization of people’s economic rights and identity.

KATHMANDU, September 12: Increasing global warming caused by greenhouse effect and its subsequent impact has posed a grave threat to the Nepal's mountain ranges, experts say.

KATHMANDU, April 5: With the Himalayan freshwater facing increasing threats from climate change and global warming, scientists, academicians and the related government bodies have initiated a project to address the burning issue of possible water crisis, which might arise if not acted promptly.

DEMUL VILLAGE, India (AP) — For centuries, the sleepy valley nestled in the Indian Himalayas remained a hidden Buddhist enclave forbidden to outsiders.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today pledged to establish an academy for research and study on Himalayas.