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
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
The National Geographic Traveller magazine has enlisted Nepal as one of the must-see destinations in the world for 2016. In its ‘Cool List 2016’ prepared for the January/February 2016 issue of the UK-based travel magazine, Nepal has been placed sixth in the list of 16 cool destinations in the world.…+Read More
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
KATHMANDU, NEPAL FEB 28 - A member of trekking team has died on his way to Thorong La Pass of Mustang from Manang, Nepal Army said on Friday. He was found partially buried under snow.
There were seven trekkers in the group. Six of them were rescue d by NA…+Read More
When Mount Everest’s spring climbing season opens next month, mountaineers wishing to conquer the world’s highest peak will be greeted by members of the Nepalese army and police force. Following an incident last year, when a group of European climbers and local Sherpa guides engaged in a fistfight at 24,000…+Read More