KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jan 21: Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world’s highest peaks are emerging out of the shadows of their Western peers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), a total of 25 mountains were successfully summitted by 535 mountaineers this autumn.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The government has collected Rs 1.68 million as royalty as of Saturday from mountaineers for winter expeditions to different mountains.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTA) has proposed waiving the royalty for mountaineers climbing 11 mountains in view of attracting more tourists in Nepal to make Visit Nepal Year 2020 successful.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The government has collected Rs 49.28 million in royalty from the mountaineers scaling different mountains during autumn season.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As Cyclone Fani was making landfall in India, hundreds of climbers heading up Everest and other mountains for acclimatization have descended to base camp.

Climbers summit virgin Gyalchen peak

April 10, 2019 08:07 am

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 10: A group of three mountaineers have climbed the 6,151 meter Gyalchen peak of Jugal mountain range, which is the nearest Himalayan peak from the capital city Kathmandu, on Tuesday. This is the first summit by any person in the virgin ‘Jugal Himal’.

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).

TAPLEJUNG, May 20: Over five dozen mountaineers set to climb Kanchanjungha have returned from midway fearing avalanche. According to a seasoned mountaineer, Pemba Gyalenj Sherpa, they were alarmed by poor weather, rain, extreme cold and snowfall since the last few days.

Tents are gathered at Everest Base Camp on April 21. The route is a busy gateway for tourists, climbers and porters heading to the Mount Everest region in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The Himalayan Rescue Association has deputed nine physicians for providing health services to the mountaineers in emergency.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Three women mountaineers are set to scale the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, on coming April with a view to providing support to Dalit, single and oppressed women.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has honored national and foreign mountaineers summiting the Makalu and Kanchanjanga mountains at different times.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: More than 1,069 aspiring mountaineers have obtained permit to climb various mountains in the country in the autumn fall.