KATHMANDU, May 23: Over 150 climbers successfully reached the summit of Mount Sagarmatha today.

‘There is no risk of infection in the Sagarmatha region as reported in the media.’

KATHMANDU, May 12: Two foreign climbers have reportedly died during their expedition to Mount Sagarmatha on Wednesday.

This is the first international team to conquer the newly announced altitude of 8848.86m of Mt Sagarmatha.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has made it clear that there are no health safety risks at Mount Everest base camp.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The Department of Tourism (DoT) has decided to allow a maximum of 170 climbers to climb Mt Sagarmatha at a time in the spring season this year.

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

KATHMANDU, April 1: The number of people climbing Mt Sagarmatha from Nepal has been increasing this year as there will be no climbing from China in the spring this year. Officials at the Department of Tourism (DoT) are optimistic that this could greatly help revive the mountaineering sector that suffered huge loss last year due to the pandemic.

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.

The joint announcement has strategic significance which can be understood against the backdrop of three geo-political-economic developments.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The government on Tuesday officially announced the new height of Sagarmatha to be 8,848.86 metres .

LIVE: Sagarmatha's new height

December 8, 2020 13:53 pm

The newly-measured height of the tallest mountain of the world is being revealed jointly by Nepal and China.

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.

This the first time the government has measured the height of Sagarmatha on its own

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

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.

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.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 12: Even though ruling party members of the provincial assembly of Province 1  have been saying in public that an 'agreement will be reached among political parties over naming the province', the process of formally deciding a name has been in limbo for the past several months while the provincial government awaits a nod from the center.

Namche, May 27: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokharel has urged those yearning for longevity and clean environment to join the ‘Sagarmatha Clean-Up Campaign.’

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.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 7: Three districts of Sagarmatha Zone -- Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga, and Khotang -- have been found suitable for tea and coffee farming.

UDAYAPUR, April 8: After the locals protested against the construction of airport by cutting down trees from local community forest, the Triyuga Municipality is mulling to use the wasted lands along Triyuga and Luhale rivers for the proposed Sagarmatha Airport.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Ghorahi Cement Industries Pvt Ltd, the producer of Sagarmatha Cement, organized a dealers' meet on Friday and Saturday at its own premises in Dang, Ghorahi. According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the company distributed awards and appreciation letters to the best and outstanding sellers. More than 400 sellers from across the nation participated in the dealers' meet. The statement further said that the company has been producing 2200 tons of Sagarmatha Cement every day, using new roller press machine manufactured with German technology.

KATHMANDU (REPU-BLICA): Century Commercial Bank Ltd has acquired Sagarmatha Finance. Issuing a press statement on Saturday, the bank said the integrated operation has started on Saturday.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 13: The influx of foreign tourists has increased in Sagarmatha area lately.  Score of tourists coming from different parts of the world is increasing day by day. Most of them are coming in the season to view and enjoy panoramic landscape of Himalayan range including World's higest peak, Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The 20th annual general meeting (AGM) of Sagarmatha Insurance Company Ltd has passed a proposal to distribute 22 percent bonus shares and 1.15 percent cash dividend (for tax purposes) to its shareholders from the profit earned in Fiscal Year 2015/16.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Ghorahi Cement Industries, the manufacturers of Sagarmatha Cement, organized a a meeting with contractors at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Sagarmatha Insurance Company Ltd has launched a new insurance product named ' Sagarmatha VIP on the Spot'.

Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital ailing

July 20, 2016 01:30 am

RAJBIRAJ, JULY 20: Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj, Saptari, is in a sorry state with concerned authorities turning a blind eye to the problems faced by the hospital. Only one doctor is available at the hospital although it has a quota for 18 specialist doctors.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Sagarmatha Insurance Company Ltd has decided to distribute 23.75 percent bonus shares and 1.25 percent cash dividend (for tax purpose) to its shareholders.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Lumbini Bank Limited (LBL) and Sagarmatha Insurance Company Ltd (SICL) have signed an agreement to commence 'bancassurance' service.