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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.