Mountain Mahilas make it to Mt Ama Dablam

SOLUKHUMBU:  A team of women mountaineers under the banner of Mountain Mahila successfully scaled Mt Ama Dablam in the Mt Everest region. With many climbers attempting to climb the 6,812-metre peak in the autumn season, four women of Mountain Mahila expedition stood atop the mountain with a message of women empowerment, officials at the Department of Tourism […]

Tara Air succeeds Khumbu Region Waste Management Campaign 2017

KATHMANDU:  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Tara Air has been actively supporting the “Waste Management Campaign” in the Solukhumbu region. The company executed this valuable environmental event  on Nov. 15 which was managed in collaboration with the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) and the Lukla based Himalayan Club. In order to maintain […]

Kosovo woman climbs Mt Ama Dablam in 8 days

KATHMANDU:  With autumn climbing activities underway on different mountains, Mt Ama Dablam (6,812m) has recorded a number of successful summits in the recent days. Ngima Dendi Sherpa, Managing Director at Happy Feet Mountaineers said that Arineta Mula from Kosovo summitted the peak in eight days. “Arineta left for Lukla in the Mt Everest region on November […]

Kiwi mountaineering great Norman Hardie dies aged 92

Christchurch mountaineer Norman Hardie has died at the age of 92. Hardie was in the first team to climb Kangchenjunga​, the third-highest mountain in the world, lying between Nepal and India, and more difficult to climb than Everest. New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) president John Palmer described Hardie as a “mountaineering great”. Hardie adjusting oxygen equipment prior […]

Tourism Ministry for allowing NMA to collect fees

KATHMANDU:  The Tourism Ministry is preparing to ask the Cabinet to extend the contract giving exclusive rights to the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to collect royalties from mountain climbers, despite opposition from the Office of the Auditor General, a source privy to the matter said. The NMA receives Rs70 million in climbing fees from mountaineering […]