KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The government has decided to perform the last rites of the legendary climber Ang Rita Sherpa, who passed away on Monday, with state honors.

Ang Rita Sherpa, the only person to conquer Mount Everest 10 times without supplemental oxygen, was born on July 27, 1948 in Yillajung of Solukhumbu district in Nepal.

Tourist dies of altitude sickness

September 30, 2019 12:12 pm

GORKHA, Sept 30: A foreign tourist died of high altitude sickness in course of trekking to Manaslu mountain in Samagaon of Chumunubri rural municipality-1. The incident took place on Saturday.

Sept 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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KATHMANDU, Sept 16: 395 mountaineers from 47 expedition teams have received route permits so far to climb different mountain peaks in Nepal including Mount Everest for this autumn season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The government is planning to open more mountain peaks for commercial climbing.

Rising through derogatory remarks

June 22, 2019 17:15 pm

“I just wanted to prove to the people of my community where I came from; a place where I witnessed women violence, child marriage and girls trafficking.

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, May 24: Thirteen climbers have died or are presumed dead while climbing various mountains in Nepal after this year's spring window opened, according to the details provided by expedition agencies and government's mountaineering agency.

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, June 28: The Supreme Court on Wednesday annulled a provision in Mountaineering Expedition Regulations that bars double amputee and blind persons from climbing mountains including Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Around 700 high altitude workers are set to receive certificate of mountaineering expedition, as has been mentioned in the citizen charter of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Global Adventure & Mountaineering Conference and Expo (GAMCE) 2018, jointly organized by Nepal Tourism Board and House of Rajkarnicar, has been scheduled to be held at Hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu on March 23-25.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Elizabeth Hawley, a noted expert of mountain expeditions, passed away in Kathmandu at 2:30 am on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The government collected Rs 389.5 million in royalties from mountaineering expeditions in 2017, a growth of 27.61 percent compared to the earnings of 2016.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The number of mountaineers seeking permission to climb various peaks this autumn has climbed significantly.  According to the Department of Tourism, 107 expedition teams, including some Nepali teams, have till date got permission to climb Mt Manaslu, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Dhawalagiri, among other peaks.

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, Jan 14: Nepal is making preparation to offer university degrees in mountaineering very soon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: House of Rajkarnicar is organizing the Global Adventure and Mountaineering Conference and Expo 2017 (GAMCE) in Kathmandu from March 31 to April 2, 2017.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: A mountaineering guide was killed after being crushed by a rock that came down due to the aftershock that struck on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: A two-day mountaineering tourism conference kicked off here today coinciding with the diamond jubilee of the ascent on the Mount Makalu and Mount Kanchenjunga.