KATHMANDU, March 25: Mount Everest has long been grappling with pollution issues, notably the problem of human waste left by climbers. In a significant environmental move, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has now mandated the climbers to carry their excrement off the mountain in plastic bags.

Chinese paraglider Shengtao feted

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KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Chinese national Li Shengtao, who successfully undertook paragliding flight from an altitude of 8,000 meters of the world's highest summit, Mount Everest, has been feted.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Deepening the intrigue surrounding Mount Everest, the depth of snow on its summit has long captured the curiosity of researchers and mountaineers. Past studies have yielded inconsistent and uncertain results regarding this remote and towering peak.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The Embassy of Nepal in Pakistan hosted a special event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first ascent to Mount Everest and International Mt. Everest Day-2023. The event was attended by Everest Summiteers, alpinists, media personnel, and friends of Nepal in Islamabad.

KATHMANDU: Scaling Mount Everest is always dangerous, but expedition organizers have warned that a combination of extreme weather, corner-cutting on safety, and inexperienced and "impatient" foreign climbers has resulted in one of the peak's deadliest mountaineering seasons.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Around 500 people have successfully climbed the highest mountain of the world, Mount Everest. According to the Department of Tourism, five hundred mountaineers and guides have scaled Mt Everest during the current spring season.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Popular Hollywood actor Tom Hardy has congratulated former British Gurkha soldier Hari Budha Magar who climbed Mount Everest with the help of prosthetic legs. He said Budha Magar's Everest victory was incredible and inspiring.

KATHMANDU, May 9: As the weather is favorable for climbing in spring, a considerable number of climbers come to Nepal from all over the world. People climbing various mountains, including Mount Everest, also contribute to government revenue.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The death of a US climber on Mount Everest, the fourth fatality this season, has shone a spotlight on the dangers of scaling the world's highest peak.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Former Gurkha soldier Hari Budhamagar has left for Solukhumbu to climb the world's highest peak, Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, April 16: A team led by Dr Priti Bhusal are on the way to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, to spread the message of two important contemporary issues. On the first day of the trip, Dr Bhusal's team reached Lukla on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale today bid farewell to singer Raju Lama of the Mongolian Hearts band and film actor Diya Pun, who are going to climb the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, May 16: An international expedition abandoned its attempt to scale Mount Everest on Saturday, citing risks posed by an increasing number of COVID-19 cases at the base camp, the organisers said

KATHMANDU, March 15: A 16-member expedition team of Bahraini royal family has arrived in Nepal to ascend the world’s highest Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The government has decided to perform the last rites of the legendary climber Ang Rita Sherpa, who passed away on Monday, with state honors.

Ang Rita Sherpa, the only person to conquer Mount Everest 10 times without supplemental oxygen, was born on July 27, 1948 in Yillajung of Solukhumbu district in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 27: It may take two to three months for scientists to calculate and release the exact height of Mount Everest, China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency said on Wednesday referring to the Ministry of Natural Resources of China.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Measurement of the height of Mount Everest, that began two years ago, has completed. According to the Department of Survey, the task of data processing is underway and is already in the final stage.

KATHMANDU, May 1: China Mobile and Huawei have jointly taken 5G connectivity to a new height by bringing the network to the summit of Mount Everest upon the completion of world’s highest 5G base station at an altitude of 6500 meters.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has said that the preparation of a revised political map of Nepal that includes territories encroached upon by India is in the final stages.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: One thousand and two hundred climbers of 164 groups have acquired permission to climb mountains in this autumn season.

DOLAKHA, June 30: In their policies, the local, provincial, as well as the federal government, have prioritized tourism. But an actionable strategy and plan to achieve the goal remains elusive for most of the local and provincial governments except in the case of Dolakha district. Due to its focus on building infrastructure to support its ambition to grow the local hospitality industry, locals say that the district is validating titles given to it:  Nepal’s Switzerland and gateway to Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, June 16: For the first time, International Yoga Day was celebrated at the Base Camp of the Mount Everest, 17600 feet above the sea level.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepal’s bid to settle the dispute surrounding the height of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, has achieved an important milestone with the successful ascent of the peak by a team of survey officials in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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KATHMANDU, May 22: HIV-infected Gopal Shrestha of Ratnachowk in Pokhara scaled the Mount Everest on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 22: A team of officials from the Survey Department has scaled the Mount Everest on Wednesday morning.

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75 climbers reach top of Everest

May 20, 2019 18:30 pm

KATHMANDU, May 20: Spring mountain climbing season is on the verge of entering its second week and so far some 75 climbers have reached the top of Mount Everest, world's highest peak.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps.

KATHMANDU, May 17: More than 200 runners, including 155 from foreign countries, are set to take part in the 17th Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon 2019 to be held on May 29. A total of 30 countries are featuring in the marathon.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Two Nepali Sherpa women hope to conquer Mount Everest next month, finishing off the job their husbands started in a bid to empower fellow widows and prove there is life after death.

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The Mount Everest base camp in Tibet will be closed to all tourists until further notice to clear the garbage that has piled up, Chinese officials say.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The widows of two Sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon has conferred the 'Mount Everest Marathon Goodwill Prize' on Namgyal Yangmo of Kargil – the winner of women's category in Half Marathon event of Kargil International Marathon.

A research expedition to Mount Everest has shed light on the unique physiological basis of adaptations seen in the native Sherpa people, which make them better suited to life at high altitude.