KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The government is considering increasing the fee on permits to climb Mount Everest from 2025.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The 'Mountain Queen: The Summits of Lhakpa Sherpa' is set to have its world premiere at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Washington DC, May 30: The 75 Street, Broad Way and Woodside in Queens Borough, New York State, USA, has been named after Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, the first man to set foot at the world's highest mountain Sagarmatha or Everest.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Speaker Devraj Ghimire and Deputy Speaker Indira Ranamagar have congratulated Hari Budha Magar, a double amputee who successfully scaled Sagarmatha (Mt Everest). He scaled the world's highest peak on May 19.

KATHMANDU, May 23: A huge crowd gathered at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Tuesday, to felicitate former British Gurkha soldier Hari Budha Magar, who successfully climbed Mount Everest with the help of prosthetic legs.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa has managed to reach the summit of Mt Everest for the 28th time. He also holds the record for the person who has climbed Mt Everest the most times.

KATHMANDU, May 19: A Chinese climber has lost his life while climbing Mount Everest. Fifty-two-year-old Xuebin Chen is among the deceased.

KATHMANDU, MAy 17: A 16-year-old Chinese girl has ascended Mount Everest with the onset of the Spring season.

KATHMANDU May 15: A group of 10 people, including five soldiers from the team involved in cleaning Everest and Lhotse mountains, has climbed the highest peak in the world under the direction of Nepal Army's Safa Himal Campaign, 2023.

KATHMANDU May 14: Another two climbers have reached the summit of Mt Everest. This morning at 8:02, two climbers, one Pakistani and another Nepali, reached the summit of Everest. Pakistan’s Naila Kaini is now the first international mountaineer to complete this feat in 2023.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The climbing of Mount Everest– the world’s highest peak– has started from today for the spring season this year.

KATHMANDU, May 1: A record number of climbers are attempting to scale the highest mountain in the world- Mt Everest- this spring.

KATHMANDU, April 26: A total of 463 mountaineers have received the government approval to ascend Mount Everest for this spring season.

KATHMANDU, April 16: It has been 70 years since the highest peak of the world, Sagarmatha, was climbed by humans. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary were atop the Sagarmatha, Mt Everest, on May 29, 1953.

KATHMANDU, April 12: In the spring season of this year, the construction of the route to the second camp (Camp 2) has been completed for those who will climb Mt Everest. The Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) chief executive officer Tshering Sherpa said that the construction of the route to climb Mount Everest that started on March 3 was completed on Thursday, April 6.

KATHMANDU, April 12: A total of three Nepali climbers have gone missing at the base camp of Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU, March 13: As the route is prepared for climbing Mt Everest in two seasons every year, this year the work of making the route for the spring season has started. This campaign, which started last Friday, will continuously run for one month.

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1: Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah has expressed his desire to see Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

Three Nepali sister climbers, who have reached the summit of Mt Everest, have set a Guinness World Record for the most sisters to climb Everest together.

A music video of the song based on patriotic feeling titled ‘Chandra Surya’  has been  launched at Mt Everest on May 22.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Mountaineer Sheikha Asma bint Thani al-Thani has become the first Qatari woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Himalaya Airlines Mount Everest Expedition Team consisting of its Senior Flight Attendant, Omnika Dangol made a historic ascent of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain on May 16, 2022.

KATHMANDU, May 14: An all-black expedition team (Full Circle Everest Expedition) led by Philip Henderson has successfully made it to the summit of Mt Sagarmatha, 8848.86 meters on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 8:  Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin died at Camp I of Mount Everest, the first reported death of a foreigner on the world's highest peak in the current climbing season that began in March, a Nepali official said on Sunday.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 9: The pathway to the Camp II of Mt Everest or Sagarmatha has been opened. A team of icefall doctors, tasked with building the pathway to the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, has cleared the route from the base camp to the camp II.

KATHMANDU, March 19: “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” The famous quote by Sir Edmund Hillary after the first successful ascent to Mt Sagarmatha along with Tenzin Norgay Sherpa has driven many mountaineers to set out on a conquest to reach the top of the world. As Set Godin has put it “Everybody has their own Mt Sagarmatha they were put on this earth to climb.”

KATHMANDU, March 16: A tea party attempted at an altitude of 6,496 meters at camp 2 of Mt Everest was recognized by the Guinness World Record (GWR) as the ‘Highest Tea Party’, earlier at the start of March.

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, Jan 24: Women in leadership roles in various walks of life are trekking to the Base Camp of Mt Everest to call global attention to the adverse impact of climate change.

"Himalayan glaciers are spread across eight countries and are the source of all major rivers across the region; these glaciers are melting at an alarming rate putting the future of billions of lives and the entire ecosystem in danger. We believe vloggers are great storytellers, influencers and sources of information to the new generation. The main objective of WVC is to let the youths know about the Himalayas and their glaciers."

KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal has placed a ban on taking pictures of other climbers and circulating them on the internet without consent starting this season.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The height of Mount Sagarmatha, world’s highest peak has not decreased from its current height of 8,848 meters. Instead, a source in the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has said that it has increased a little. According to sources at the ministry, the height might have increased by a meter from its current height 8,848 meters.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepal and China are set to jointly announce the height of Sagarmatha on Tuesday.

Boosting tourism

February 12, 2020 12:06 pm

Visit Nepal 2020 mega campaign kicked off with fanfare in December last year. It ended as a one-time ritual, just as unattended plantation of vegetation at Tinkune and blacktopping a few kilometers of already passable roads in rapidity, spending millions of rupees like water to impress Chinese President Xi Jinping during his October visit to Kathmandu last year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), a total of 25 mountains were successfully summitted by 535 mountaineers this autumn.

Fashion show at Mt Everest base camp

October 27, 2019 14:05 pm

A total of 15 International super models from whole over the world will walk in the highest ramp on earth, Mt Everest base camp. According to a press statement released by KASA—an international Fashion brand, the fashion show aims to draw world's attention to save nature and mountains from non-biodegradable fashion products and items.

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.

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).

Lead where you can

June 1, 2019 00:25 am

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Tostmasters gathering where members learn to master the art of public speaking. I was mesmerized by the attentions to the details, the way the sessions were structured and delivered and the overall level of professionalism. Toastmasters is much more than just a platform for public speaking. It can be one of the best ways to boost your self-confidence and challenge yourself to become better.

KATHMANDU, May 27: While national and international media reports connected the deaths of climbers on Mt Everest this season to overcrowding, the Department of Tourism on Sunday said such claims were misleading and unwarranted.

Everest death toll rises to 10

May 26, 2019 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, May 26: Death toll on Everest has reached 10 with a British climber becoming the latest victim in the unforgiving terrain of the world’s highest mountain on Saturday.

Two single women scale Mt Everest

May 24, 2019 19:25 pm

SOLUKHUMBU, May 24: Two single women on the Everest expedition have scaled the world's highest peak. Nima Doma Sherpa and Phurdiki Sherpa from Khumjung of Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality-4 in the district reached atop the Everest under slogan 'We can'.

KATHMANDU, May 17: A day after breaking his own world record for climbing atop the world’s highest mountain the most number of times, Kami Rita Sherpa is out to climb Mt Everest one more time this season.

KATHMANDU, May 15: A team of experienced Nepali climbers scaled Mt Everest to become the first to do so this spring season and fixed the ropes to pave the way for other summit hopefuls.

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 21: As part of the mega campaign to clean up Mt Everest, a team of experienced Sherpas are being mobilized to remove dead bodies and waste piled above the base camp of the worlds’ highest mountain.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Nepal Army (NA) has lifted two tons of non bio-degradable waste from the Mt Everest region under its Mount Everest cleanup campaign.

Exposure to extreme environments can change our DNA. Everest climbers—and their twins—are the perfect study subjects.