Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in term of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitudinal variation. The elevation of the country lies from about 60m above the sea to the largest peak of the world on earth Mt. Everest at about 8,848meters, all within
OS ANGELES — Filming a movie about the tragic 1996 expedition to the summit of Mount Everest, in which eight climbers died during a surprise storm, was always going to be a challenging prospect .Director Baltasar Kormákur led an ensemble of actors including Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal through a
POKHARA: A team of French army personnel is all set to scale the Mount Annapurna in Kaski district.
Organising an event on Friday, tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara extended their best wishes to the team.
Four members of the team will ascend the 8,091-metre high Annapurna I while three others will scale the 7,219-metre
Sherpas repairing the climbing route on Mount Everest destroyed by the Nepal earthquake in April say they have had to overcome huge new crevasses.
They have spent days battling up the Khumbu Icefall between Base Camp and Camp One, with many new crevasses giving way.
Despite this, the "icefall doctors" managed to reach
By Emma Jones Entertainment reporter, BBC News, Venice3 September 2015
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Image caption The film charts two expeditions attempting to reach Everest's summitLong before and after its summit was first officially conquered in 1953, scaling Everest, the world's highest peak, has been the ultimate dream
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Posted September 2 2015 — 2:42 PM EDT
Earlier this week, NBC revealed that President Barack Obama would become the first commander in chief to learn how to survive in the Great Outdoors with Bear Grylls. The British adventurer and host of Running Wild with Bear Grylls met
A team of specialised Nepalese Sherpa mountaineers have begun work to repair the climbing route on Mount Everest four months after it was destroyed by a devastating earthquake.
In April, 18 mountaineers and support staff were killed when the earthquake triggered an avalanche which swept through Everest base camp.
The team, known as
In the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, one of the world’s foremost high-altitude mountaineers Saturday appealed to foreign visitors to come to Nepal as the country was in need of tourists now more than ever to revive its vital tourism sector.
Talking to this daily, Peter
Mount Everest will be open to trekkers from September, the Nepal government announced on Friday, though a report it commissioned found that four sections of the route to the world's highest summit were damaged by the devastating temblor in April.
The Everest base camp, which attracts tourists from around the world, was
A team of Kiwi earthquake engineers have travelled to Nepal to help the disaster-ravaged country rebuild.
The country was struck by massive 7.8 and 7.3 earthquakes earlier this year, killing nearly 9,000 people and causing widespread damage in and around Kathmandu.
The 15 engineers travelled to Nepal this week, and would remain in Nepal until