GORKHA, Oct 8: The prince of Bahrain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa along with his team of 20 other members visited Samagaun of Gorkha district.

Mountain march

August 16, 2019 07:24 am

Growing up in Nepal, fascination with the mountains is a given. Most of us dream about making it to a base camp at least, if not actually climbing a peak. But we seldom act on the thought. However, inspired by the numerous records Nepali mountain climbers have set till date, there are many youngsters who are well on their way of becoming expert climbers.

DOLPA, June 1: With hordes of people swarming to the highlands of Dolpa to collect Yarsagumba, a fungus with medicinal value, most villages of the mountainous district wear a deserted look.

The art of perseverance

May 31, 2019 10:42 am

Lhakpa Phuti Sherpa was born in 1964 in Mushey village of Solukhumbu district, Nepal. As a child she would see tourists pass through her village in order to climb various mountains and she had always been fascinated by their motivation to take up such a daunting challenge.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Weather across the country including the mountain region has shown signs of returning to normal as Cyclone Fani weakened after crossing the coastal area of Calcutta, India.

POKHARA, April 19: Dense Nirmal Pokhari forest on the top, Seti River flowing beneath, and chirping of birds all around make the whole ambience magnificent. Machhapuchchhre and Annapurna in the distance give a spectacular view when the sky is clear. For an outsider who reaches Mountain Glory Forest Resort and Spa, a luxury hotel built near Nirmal Pokhari jungle, it is almost a different world.

Resulting from a constant rise in population, the mountains are melting. A number of mountains are also being polluted because of the waste disposed by the mountaineers there.

KATHMANDU, April 14: As of Friday, a total of 75 expedition teams have been granted mountain climbing permits for this spring. The Department of Tourism has so far collected royalty over Rs 450 million through the permits, Department’s director general Danduraj Ghimire said.

A team of 16 mountaineers from India who named themselves ‘Giripremis’ decided to climb all eight highest mountains of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 16:The government’s plan to set up integrated rescue centers in Everest and Annapurna regions remains limited only to paper.

UHIYA (GORKHA), July 3: The entire village of Uhiya in Dharche Rural Municipality-3 of northern Gorkha does not have any means of telecommunication. Neither Ncell nor NTC cell phones pick up any signal in the settlement. Not just a settlement but an entire ward of the former Uhiya VDC is now inaccessible through telephone communication. The locals have to climb a mountain in search of a proper signal.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and NMB Bank, Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide the mountain communities in Nepal better access to finance on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU April 9: : Laxmi Cares, an NGO managed by the staffers of Laxmi Bank Limited, has conducted the 10th Laxmi Cares Mountain Bike Rally on Saturday

Mountain Calling!!

April 4, 2018 10:20 am

Ferocious winds frolicking me Outside terrains rollicking see

KATHMANDU, March 23:  Improving roads and trails in mountainous regions of Nepal can improve food security and nutrition for remote rural communities, according to recent WFP research carried out in partnership with national and international experts.

Mountain Man

March 17, 2018 10:04 am

All along the snow-filled Rocky mountains. Living my desires underlying broken fountains.

Rajesh Magar started racing on a “Franken-bike” he built himself. Now he’s one of Asia’s top mountain bikers, poised to make a name on the world stage.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The new school session has started in five mountain districts from Wednesday but the textbooks have yet to be supplied to the districts.

Mountain and River

February 4, 2018 08:49 am

Mountain and River My love for you is purer

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Several mountain districts including Jumla, Humla, Manang, Mustang and Kalikot, among others received heavy snowfall on Wednesday. This has affected life in those districts.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Even though the hilly districts like Manang and Mustang are still waiting for seasonal snowfall that is imperative for the growth of crops in their fields, dipping temperature has certainly begun to worry them.

POKHARA, Jan 8: While increasing cold has massively affected several parts of the country and even claimed some lives in Madhes, hilly districts have experienced just the adverse.

POKHARA, Dec 21: The third International Mountain Film Festival has begun at Pokhara City Hall from Thursday.

POKHARA, Dec 18: Pokhara Film Society is organizing the third edition of Pokhara International Mountain Film Festival in December 21 to 23. The society organized a press meet on December 15 to announce the dates.

NMA celebrates International Mountain Day

December 13, 2017 08:38 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has marked International Mountain Day by organizing the 4th Mountain Festival 2017 at International Mountain Museum in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Eastern, central and western regions of the country experienced cloudy conditions with some places receiving rainfall today due to the westerly low pressure system.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: A two-day conference on climate change was held in Jumla district with an objective to bring the pressing issues of fragile mountain ecosystems, food insecurity and plights of the marginalized mountain communities to the fore.

From a shepherd to a mountain leader

October 10, 2017 09:29 am

At an early age of 13, Sarki Sherpa packed his bags and moved from his village Okhaldhunga to Lukla to work as a tour guide. Much to his dismay he initially had to make do as a porter to gain some experience prior beginning to work as a tour guide.

RASUWA, Sept 24: Nepal has imported only 55 sheep and mountain goats from the northern Rasuwagadhi border point this year. The import has dropped in comparison to the previous year as the price of livestock has gone up and the sheep and mountain goats are consumed in Tibet itself.

MYAGDI, Sept 12: Mountainous district Mustang in the western Nepal will supply at least 25,000 sheep and mountain goats to different markets of the country during the upcoming Dashain festival.

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, July 15:  A few incidents that happened in the medical sector in the last few months speak volumes about the anomalies dogging the country's medical sector. The latest incident happened at the Manmohan Hospital in the capital.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A Nepali woman has won the 'Sri Lanka Holidays Rumble In The Jungle 2017' – a premier mountain bike race.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Civil society leaders representing the mountainous region of Nepal on Monday handed over a letter of concern to the US embassy in Kathmandu expressing their displeasure regarding US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw support from the Paris climate deal.

My Mountain Biking Journey

June 9, 2017 08:30 am

As the famous saying goes, “Happiness is a journey not a destination.” When the principal at my school announced a Mountain Biking Camp, I was enthralled to take part in the camp. This was the moment I discovered my passion for mountain biking.

BABIYACHAUR, May 23: One guide has gone missing since Sunday evening while returning after scaling Dhaulagiri Peak. The missing is Angnima Sherpa, 30, of Chaurikharka-3 of Solukhumbu district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which has received 57,753 complaints relating to human rights violations of the conflict period, has yet to go through all the complaints even once. In the meantime, the commission, which also has the jurisdiction to study and discover the root causes of the conflict, has yet to start any research on the patterns of the violations and even review literatures on the conflict.

Mountain cultures

December 12, 2016 00:15 am

The pace of change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya comes at the cost of delicate socio-ecological balance of these mountains

POKHARA, Dec 10: The third Mountain Festival has kicked off at the International Moutain Museum at Pokhara on Saturday.

MUSTANG, Nov 2: For the Tihar celebrations, the country received a supply of 5,000 mountain goats from Mustang as compared to 21,000 during the Bada Dashain festival.

Mountain Air chopper makes forced landing

September 25, 2016 13:03 pm

KATHMANDU, SEPT 25: A Mountain Air chopper heading towards Kathmandu from Lukla was compelled to make a forced landing due to a technical problem.

NUWAKOT, Aug 11: A helicopter of Mountain Air with four passengers on board made an emergency landing at Mahadev Phant of the district following a glitch in its engine.