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Peter Hámor, Horia Colibasanu set records on Dhaulagiri, Everest

THT, KATHMANDU: With the world climbers scaling different mountains in the spring climbing season, two climbers have set new records for their countries on different peaks above 8,000 m, according to the expedition organiser. Beni Hojyu, a senior official at Cho Oyu Treks said that Peter Hámor successfully climbed Mt Dhaulagiri…+Read More

Italian couple climbs 14 highest peaks without extra oxygen

THT, KATHMANDU : An Italian couple today climbed Mt Annapurna (8,091 m) becoming the first couple to successfully summit all 14 peaks above 8,000m. Romano Benet and Nives Meroi successfully climbed Mt Annapurna, their final 8000er, without using the bottled oxygen, according to the expedition organiser. Romano (55) and his wife…+Read More

Entrepreneurs hopeful of better tourism prospects in 2016

The number of Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards issued by Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) fell by a marginal 7.61 per cent to 71,300 in 2015 — a tumultuous year for tourism, which was affected by the devastating April and May earthquakes, Tarai unrest and blockade along the…+Read More

Permit Extension to Benefit 800 Climbers

Mountaineers who had abandoned expeditions in the last spring season following the devastating April earthquake are set to get their climbing permits extended for two more years, according to a high-level official at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.Pushpa Raj Katuwal, Under Secretary at MoCTA, told THT that…+Read More

Rescue, Medical Insurances to be slashed to boost mountain tourism

Kathmandu, December 5 Mountaineers planning to different mountains below the height of 6,500 metres in the upcoming climbing seasons may have to spend a less than in the past as the government is all set to reduce insurance costs with the aim of reviving the country’s adventure tourism businesses. According…+Read More

Earthquake in Nepal

May 13, 2015 The historic hearth of Kathmandu, filled with temples centuries old currently lies in ruins. A powerful earthquake with 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal on Saturday near its capital, Kathmandu on April 25, 2015 killing more than 8000 people and injuring a further 18,000. A second major earthquake of…+Read More

2014 individual permits extended by five years

The government on March 18 amended the mountaineering regulation allowing all climbers who had abandoned their expeditions to Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse last spring to use their individual permits till 2019.   A meeting of the council of ministers endorsed a proposal submitted by the Ministry of…+Read More

NNMGA produces international guides

Cho Oyu News Update Kathmandu, December 31   Nepal National Mountain Guide Association has said it has produced highly qualified 32 international and 23 aspirant mountain guides after launching intensive training session in 2007, according to news report.   NNMGA, which is also a country representative at the International Federation…+Read More

The year 2014 witness worst tourism tragedies

Cho Oyu News Update Kathmandu, December 31   The year 2014 was not a pretty year for the country’s adventure tourism as two deadliest disasters struck the world’s most popular climbing and hiking destinations leaving an adverse immediate impact on the mountaineering world, according to a flashback report published by…+Read More

Susmita Maskey honoured for her record summit

susmita maskey to be honoured
Cho-Oyu News Update Kathmandu, December 20   Families, friends and the country’s mountaineering fraternity welcomed Susmita Maskey who became the first Nepali women in the World to conquer all the seven highest summits around the globe, uopon her arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Friday. Maskey’s final leg…+Read More

Everest region on high alert after mild tremor

alert after mild tremor
Mountain people are more vulnerable to adverse impact of global warming. According to Nima Nuru Sherpa, board director of Nepal Airlines Corporation, there is an urgent need to invest more in mountain communities to make them aware about the natural hazards. Sherpa, a hotelier and renowned tourism entrepreneur also highlighted…+Read More

Individual climbers' permit extension on cards

Rajan Pokhrel (Himalayan News Service) Kathmandu, November 19  The government is mulling over revising the mountaineering regulation to allow all climbers to utilise their group permits that were issued to Mt Everest expeditions during the last spring season on an individual basis within the next five years.  The government’s move…+Read More

Early warning system for spring climbers

Himalayan News Service  Kathmandu, December 10  Nepal is preparing to adopt an early warning system to provide reliable and timely information for trekkers, as well as locals in the mountainous areas for the upcoming spring climbing season.  Officials believe that the new system with accurate local weather forecasts will make…+Read More

A team that summited Mt Baruntse recently shares experiences

Himalayan News Service  Kathmandu, November 14   Mountaineers who returned to Kathmandu after summiting Mt Baruntse (7,129 m), in Khumbu region, today said that unusual changes in weather patterns in the Himalayas are making climbing more difficult.  Weather patterns have been changing rapidly not only on Baruntse, the epicentre of Imja,…+Read More

Simone Moro Planning for Himalayas

simone moro planning for himalayas
Simone Moro says, he will be doing something innovative in Himalayas (not Nanga Parbat or K2), this winter. As the expedition is still under formation, he didn’t share any further details. However, during an interview with redbull.com in September 2014, he mentioned, “I'm planning to climb Cho Oyu in winter next February. If…+Read More

New Route on K2

new route on k2
Denis Urubko, Adam Bielecki and Alex Txikon along with Artiom Braun and Dmitry Siniew are aiming for something that stretches the limits of mountaineering extremes. They are planning to climb K2 from Northern side in winter via new route (NE Ridge approached from China). The idea of the expedition was…+Read More

Five Missing In Dhaulagiri Avalanche

MYAGDI, OCT 15 - Five people including two foreigners have gone missing in Dhaulagiri since Tuesday. They were the members of an expedition team heading for Dhaulagri mountain. Other eight Slovakian nationals have been rescued with the help of helicopter on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and…+Read More

Avalanche In Nepal

An Indian was among 21 trekkers killed while 85 others remained missing after being hit by one of the worst snow storms in western Nepal on Wednesday. Sixteen people – nine Nepalese, three Polish, three Israelis and one Vietnamese – were killed and as many as 19 others were injured…+Read More

Chinese Cyclist Missing in Nepal

chinese cyclist missing in nepal
Chinese cyclist Yang Wen has gone missing in the mid-western region of Nepal. According to Yang's family members, the 29-year-old last contacted his family members on messaging site WeChat from Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, on August 11. Yang’s whereabouts have remained unknown since then. He was heading to…+Read More

Avalanche in Lhotse

avalanche in lhotse
The Korean climbers were almost hit by an avalanche, this week; something which isn't uncommon on notorious Lhotse South Face. However, they were lucky to escape the catastrophe unharmed. The incident took place at around 6200m, when the team was working on the route to C2 (which they intend to…+Read More

International Cho-Oyu Expedition 2014

International Cho-oyu Expeditions 2014 all members had already arrived Kathmandu this morning including Mr. Ionescu George Justin from Romania, Ms. Carla Patricia Perezruales from Ecuador, Mr. Magliacano Antonio from Italy and Mr. Brunori Giorgio from Italy. The are all set so go for the expedition on 11th Sep 014. Our…+Read More

Climbing tragedy on Mt. Blanc

Five French climbers died and a sixth was missing on 13/08 on France's Mont Blanc, after a night of snow and wind on Europe's tallest mountain. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months fierce storms can strike quickly. Several mountaineers…+Read More

Nepali women conquer K2

Three Nepali women have reached the summit of Mt K2 (8,611m) – the second highest peak on earth. Members of First Nepali Women K2 Expedition 2014 -- Maya Sherpa (35) of Okhaldhunga, Dawa Yanjung Sherpa (25) of Dolakha and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (29) of Solukhumbu – reached the summit of…+Read More

Nepali women climb Mt Denali

Members of Seven Summits Women Team reached the summit of Mt Denali – the highest mountain on North America – on June 24. The women are on a bid to climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. According to team leader Shaili Basnet, Chunu Shrestha, Asha Kumari Singh, Nimdoma…+Read More

End of the season on Everest? Two women say: No!

Is there still some climbing possible on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest? The “Himalayan Times” reported that the Chinese female climber Wang Jing was ​​with seven Sherpas on the way to base camp. The 40-year-old wanted to climb the highest mountain on earth. Wang was already once on the…+Read More

Avalanche on Nanga Parbat

Dramatic turn on Nanga Parbat: The Polish climbers Pavel Dunaj and Michal Obrycki have been hit by an avalanche when they were about 5000 meters high, just below Camp 1. Both were injured. Explorersweb.com reports that Pavel broke an arm and several ribs. Michal has apparently suffered leg injuries and…+Read More
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