KATHMANDU, June 21: The homework to move the seven-decade-old Everest Base Camp a couple of hundred meters below its current point has begun.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Photojournalist turned alpinist Purnima Shrestha has successfully scaled Mt Lhotse  (8,516 meters) at 8AM today. Shrestha shared the news of her successful summit along with her expedition organizer, 8K Expeditions, through social media today.

KATHMANDU, May 8: This year's Spring mountaineering expedition including to Mount Everest has begun. Fixing ropes on the world's highest peak by a group of Sherpa climbers was completed on Saturday, expedition competitions said.

KATHMANDU, April 14: A total of 84 mountaineering teams have obtained permits till April 13 to climb various mountains and peaks in Nepal in this spring season. These expedition teams have a total of 689 members. The government was able to collect royalty of over Rs 373 million from the climbers seeking permits.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued 451 climbing permits for this spring climbing season.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has issued climbing permits to 128 people this spring climbing season so far. A total of 16 teams have received permits to scale various mountains and peaks across the country. The DoT has collected over USD 218,600 in royalty from issuing climbing permits as of Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Ukraine has requested Nepal to impose ban Russian nationals arriving in Nepal for mountaineering purposes as long as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues

KATHMANDU, March 22: The Guinness World Records has awarded four awards to Nepali mountaineer and adventurer Nirmal Purja or ‘Nims Dai’. Guinness welcomed Nims Dai in London for an interview and certificate presentation. Nims is also the star of the hit Netflix documentary '14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible’.

MYAGDI, March 15: With the start of the spring climbing season, as many as 13 foreigners along with their expedition teams have arrived in Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality-4 of Mudi to reach the summit of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters).

KATHMANDU, March 9: Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has left the whole world on high alert. With the world just recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict has again affected businesses and industries not only in both the countries but also in entire Europe.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Two expedition teams from Nepal that had set out for the Everest region to introduce a commercial route to the summit of Mt Cho Oyu from the Nepal side have been forced to turn back after encountering unfavorable conditions yet again in their final push for the summit.

BALEWA, Feb 28: Visually-impaired Amit KC of Baglung district is preparing to scale the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, next month for a second time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Cho Oyu winter summit expedition team led by Gelje Sherpa has decided to leave for a summit push tonight. The team is currently at Camp 2 and will head for the summit to attempt a winter summit before the end of February.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Currently, the country witnesses a partial impact of the Westerly wind. The Meteorological Forecasting Division says the Westerly wind that is entering from western Nepal tonight is likely to trigger light to moderate thundershowers and snowfall for the next three days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: A team of 10 Nepali mountaineers is set to head to the Everest region to ascend Mt Cho oyu in winter and introduce a commercial route to its summit from the Nepal side.

ITAHARI, June 6: Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa is an internationally recognized mountain guide of Nepal. He was the Sherpa leader in the first measurement of Mt. Everest by Nepal. He has been to the summits of eight-thousanders 14 times and 13 times without the use of supplementary oxygen.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism has so far issued expedition permits to 71 groups for climbing various mountains, including Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) in the spring season.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism has so far issued expedition permits to 71 groups for climbing various mountains, including Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) for this spring season.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Four Nepali women climbers have made it to the top of Annapurna I, making a record of the first-ever ascent by women climbers.

The Department of Tourism has collected Rs 381.2 million as royalty from the climbers in the spring season, 2021.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: It was a moment of pride and happiness for Kanchhi Dolma Hyolmo representing her community in her traditional Hyolmo dress at the top of the world, Mt Everest, at 8848.86 meters.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The government has permitted 10 mountaineering expedition teams to climb mountains this winter season that lasts till February end.

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.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 16: 395 mountaineers from 47 expedition teams have received route permits so far to climb different mountain peaks in Nepal including Mount Everest for this autumn season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The government is planning to open more mountain peaks for commercial climbing.

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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.

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.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Thirteen climbers have died or are presumed dead while climbing various mountains in Nepal after this year's spring window opened, according to the details provided by expedition agencies and government's mountaineering agency.

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, June 28: The Supreme Court on Wednesday annulled a provision in Mountaineering Expedition Regulations that bars double amputee and blind persons from climbing mountains including Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Around 700 high altitude workers are set to receive certificate of mountaineering expedition, as has been mentioned in the citizen charter of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Global Adventure & Mountaineering Conference and Expo (GAMCE) 2018, jointly organized by Nepal Tourism Board and House of Rajkarnicar, has been scheduled to be held at Hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu on March 23-25.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Elizabeth Hawley, a noted expert of mountain expeditions, passed away in Kathmandu at 2:30 am on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The government collected Rs 389.5 million in royalties from mountaineering expeditions in 2017, a growth of 27.61 percent compared to the earnings of 2016.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The number of mountaineers seeking permission to climb various peaks this autumn has climbed significantly.  According to the Department of Tourism, 107 expedition teams, including some Nepali teams, have till date got permission to climb Mt Manaslu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Dhawalagiri, among other peaks.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A proposal of Department of Tourism to provide certificate of mountaineering expedition to the high altitude workers is awaiting cabinet approval since the last three months.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Nepal is making preparation to offer university degrees in mountaineering very soon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: House of Rajkarnicar is organizing the Global Adventure and Mountaineering Conference and Expo 2017 (GAMCE) in Kathmandu from March 31 to April 2, 2017.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: A mountaineering guide was killed after being crushed by a rock that came down due to the aftershock that struck on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: A two-day mountaineering tourism conference kicked off here today coinciding with the diamond jubilee of the ascent on the Mount Makalu and Mount Kanchenjunga.