Samde Sherpa vividly remembers walking along the Annapurna Circuit as a 15-year-old. And ironically, he didn’t like it very much. The year was 2004 and he was accompanying his uncle who was acting as a trekking guide to a French team. “It was too much walking for me back then,” he recalls. However, after he returned home from the trip, he felt this sense of peace and calm like never before. And so, he decided he would go back to the hills and mountains as an adult.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) is starting a postgraduate degree in adventure tourism studies. Academic advisor to the NMA, Prof Dr Ramesh Bajracharya claimed this to be the first-ever postgraduate course in adventure tourism in the world.
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The executive council of Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu district in the Everest region has decided to ban plastic items of less than 30 microns thickness in the rural municipality.
KATHMANDU, June 24: After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
KATHMANDU, June 14: A total of 659 people including Sherpa guides successfully climbed Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 2019's spring. According to the data given by the Department of Tourism (DoT), of the number scaling the peak, 378 were guides.
KATHMANDU, June 14: National Geographic Society on Thursday announced that it successfully installed the world's two highest operating weather stations on Mt Everest aimed at breaking new ground in monitoring and understanding of climate change.
Coca-Cola has joined hands with Nepal Army, Nepal Mountaineering Association and Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) to collect garbage from Everest Region. Sundeep Bajoria, Vice President Operations, South West Asia at Coca-Cola, is in Kathmandu to participate in garbage handover program organized on the occasion of World Environment Day.
May 31: In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years.
KATHMANDU, May 9: Around five tons of garbage has been collected from Mount Everest during a clean-up campaign launched by the Nepalese authorities with the help of the army since mid-April, ANI reported.
KATHMANDU, May 5: Kalpana Maharjan, 35, is said to have reached Camp 2 (7,775 meters above sea level) on the northern side of Mount Everest on Saturday. If Maharjan succeeds to reach the peak of the world's highest mountain, it will be her second success in climbing the mountain in her third attempt.
The collaboration of Nepal Tourism Board and ‘We Will Rise Foundation’ is sending Phurba Tenzing Sherpa to the summit of Everest for the promotion of tourism in Nepal. Sherpa already has a record of 13 successful Everest climbs.
Some might wonder why it takes two years to measure the height of Everest. Then, some are curious why it isn’t possible to deboard from a helicopter to reach Mt. Everest and just use the required technology to measure its height within 10 minutes.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Road network has finally reached the doorstep of the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, with the inauguration of the newly-constructed road in Solukhumbu that leads up to Khumbu Pasang Lahmu Rural Municipality, which is considered the gateway of Everest.
KATHMANDU, March 27: A team of American scientists has flown to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers which are melting due to global warming.
Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.
KATHMANDU, June 2: A freelance rescue pilot in the Mount Everest has said the world’s tallest mountain is losing its dignity due to heavy traffic of mountaineers in the recent years. Maurizio Folini, an Italian citizen who has been working in Nepal as rescue pilot in every climbing season for the last seven years, said that anyone without experience in scaling mountains should not be allowed to scale Mount Everest (8848m).
KATHMANDU, May 24: Party Everest International Entertainment is going to organize a concert to mark the Everest Day 2018 at Himalaya Aadharbhut Bidhyalaya in Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu on May 29. Popular singers will perform in the concert.