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.
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.