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, 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).
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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.
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, 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.