Ice collapse closes Lhotse Face of Mount Everest

An ice collapse has closed the Lhotse Face, a steep ice slope on the way to the Camp III, on Thursday morning, affecting the acclimatisation schedule of the world climbers who are now making rotations above the higher camps on Mt Everest.

“All teams retreat to the Camp II as an ice collapse has closed the Lhotse face this morning,” Daniel Lee Mazur posted on his Facebook page.

According to him, the climbers are now studying the safety options: ladders versus long detours. Mazur is on higher camps for acclimatisation with an eight-member expedition team locally managed by Everest Parivar Treks.

The climbers use ropes to attempt to reach to the Camp III and above through the icy slope.

On Wednesday, a few teams of Sherpas had climbed the Lhotse Face to the Everest Base Camp III while other climbers rested up in the Camp II, according to Karma Sherpa, a mountain guide with Himalayan Guides Nepal treks and Expeditions.

Meanwhile, a Cape Town mountaineer, Ronnie Muhl, informed that a Sherpa was evacuated to Lukla for treatment this morning after he collapsed up at Camp I.

“He was immediately placed on O2 and was immediately airlifted to Lukla for further observation and tests,” the team leader of an 11-member Adventure Global Everest Expedition managed by Dream Himalaya Adventures Pvt Ltd added.

In the last six days, two mountaineers – Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) – died after falling from a fixing rope into an icy crevasse on Mt Shisha Pangma (8027 m) in China while Japanese climber Hidenori Hagidied and a Korean trekker died of altitude sickness in Khumbu region.

According to Garret Madison, team leader of Madison Mountaineering Everest Expedition, all 11 members of his team had a great climb up to Camp II and they are now resting in the base camp and preparing for the next rotation to the Camp III.


World Peace Stupa attracts tourists

World peace pagoda
Posted on: April 25, 2016

The World Peace Stupa located atop the Anadu hill at western part of the scenic city of Pokhara is increasingly becoming an attraction for foreign and domestic tourists.

The Stupa offers breathtaking view of the panorama of the Pokhara city below along with the Fewa Lake. The skyline at the north offers the view of the majestic Annapurna region and Machhapuchchhre mountain ranges.

The Stupa, perched at a height of 2,100 feet above sea level, lies at a distance of two kilometres from Kalimati of Chorepatan area of Pokahara.

World Peace Stupa Town Development Association Chairman Raju Chhetri said one kilometre of road from Kalimati to Stupa has been blacktopped and agreement has reached for blacktopping the remaining 350 meters of the road.

Around 3,000 tourists on average visit the Stupa on daily basis for observing the view and for religious purpose as well.


Trekking in Nepal; No One Can Disregard!

Posted on: 17th April 2016

Everest TrekThe word ‘trekking’ refers to the act of spending long time walking, especially in mountain for enjoyment. Nepal is beautiful country with grand and attractive snowy mountains. Mount Everest itself is the highest peak in the world. Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri are the other leading mountains.

In another meaning, these mountains are reflection of natural Beauty.  While talking about trekking in these areas, other factors like lakes, rivers, and caves, religious and cultural heritages etc, it cannot be   isolated because they have an attachment with other mountains or they can be met when you are in the trekking to those breath taking mountains. People usually prefer trekking to refresh their mind and they want to be free from the burden of their work for a short time. So the act of trekking is not a usual tack but an occasional. They wish their occasional trekking would be full of refreshing and full of enjoyment.  For, this most of the people choose Nepal is good destination for trekking.

It is because Nepal is well known for the most grand, exciting and breathtaking trekking that nowhere can be found in the world. Direct exploration of world famous snow peaks, twinkling lakes like that of fewa, flowing rivers, streams and falls are all in Nepal to delights its visitors. Moreover when trekkers are in their way, they will be rewarded with diversity of plants and animal spices in the forest of brilliantly colored Laligurans. They are likely to sing with Nightingale in conservation areas and dance with peacock in national parks.

More than 850 spices of rare birds and animals such as Bengal tiger, one horned rhino and so on can be seen. Here are several trekking areas such as Annapurna Conservation Area, Everest Base Camp Trek etc. Trekking in Nepal is actually a mind-blowing one. Similarly on the way to trekking, one can understand the Nepal’s cultural diversity and human civilization. World famous temple like Pashupatinath (Hindu), Buddhist Shrines (Swyambhunath) and other several historical act and crafts stand as great mystery to the trekkers.

Nepal has not various sites for trekking but has also developed full infrastructures required by the trekkers. This is another reason why people over the world choose Nepal for trekking. Actually, Nepal has something that inspires the whole world so we act more on them and we simply become a leader. This is a matter of pride for all Nepalese. To sum up, for many a visit to Nepal is the fulfillment of lifetime’s goal, providing an opportunity to gaze upon the highest mountains in the world and experience the unique culture of the Nepali people. Nepal can provide an infinite variety of different experience which can cater for all levels of experience and ambition.

Lastly the important thing that every trekker should know is that though Nepal trekking is a healthy activity, it does have certain amount of cautious required avoiding accidents. However, each sight of natural beauty in Nepal remains golden memory and delightful life experience for all types of trekkers. They can remember fondest memories of Nepal throughout their life. Actually, trekking is the only natural way to feel the heart of enchanting treasures of Nepal.

Icefall doctors fix climbing route up to Camp II

10th April, 2016

With icefall doctors completing the construction of a climbing route up to Camp II by today afternoon, at least 279 mountaineers from 38 countries can now attempt to climb the world’s highest peak this spring season.

“We have constructed a route starting from Everest base camp (5,335m) to camp II (6,400m) by placing 23 aluminium ladders and ropes along the icefall section,” Gelje Sherpa, an icefall doctor told this daily over phone from base camp.

Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee had mobilised a team of eight icefall doctors to build a climbing path more than a month ago.

The committee charges each climber with US$ 600 for using an icefall route in the spring season.

Mountaineers attempting to climb Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Mt Nuptse need to pass through the newly constructed route on their way to the top of the mountains.

“At least 385 climbers, including 72 on Mt Lhotse and 34 on Mt Nuptse, will use the icefall route. The department of tourism issued climbing permits to 32 expedition teams for Mt Everest, nine teams for Mt Lhotse and five expeditions to Mt Nuptse,” Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at DoT, said.

According to him, more than 500 support staff, including climbing guides, sirdars and kitchen workers also headed towards the Everest region to facilitate the world climbers. Anish Luitel is the sole Nepali climber who obtained permit to climb Mt Everest this season.

Alan Arnette, a climber from Colorado, informed that tea houses were almost empty with fewer trekkers on the Everest region trek this season.

Karma Sherpa, a mountain guide, said climbers would arrive at base camp in a day or two while most of the expeditions had already set up their tents. “Climbers usually need to spend nearly four weeks in the Everest region to acclimatise and prepare for a final summit push,” he added. Continue reading

85-year-old Serchan preparing to reclaim Everest world record

Ex-Gurkha army personnel Min Bahadur Sherchan,85, of Tatopani, Myagdi is making another attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain Everest.

Sherchan had scaled the summit of Everest at the age of 78 to secure a Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 as the eldest person to reach the highest peak. However, 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuchiro Miura broke his record.

Sherchan was about to begin Everest expedition last year but had to cancel due to the April 25 Gorkha earthquake.

Meanwhile, his fellow residents of Myagdi have begun a campaign to help Sherchan win back the record. The Myagdi Non-Residents Nepalis Association in UK and the Magar Association UK have set up committees to collect funds for Sherchan. “We’ll do our best inside and outside Nepal to help Sherchan in this noble cause, said the Association’s Treasurer Tej Ramjali Punmagar.


Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – Information About Trip to Kanchenjunga

Posted on: 23 March 2016

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek has been delineated because the ideal trekking trails within the Jap a part of Nepal, opened in 1988 for. This trekking is for those people who have enough time and want to venture into the remote areas.

It’s route is long however satisfying, that follows deeply into the remote mountain ranges in Nepal’s border and geographical area within the north. The Kanchanjanga Base Camp trekking explores the world around Kanchanjanga that is that the third highest mountain within the world at 8598m. Besides this peak, there area unit four subsidiary mountains everywhere 8000m and quite fifteen peaks over 6000m to the encircling.

Trek to Kanchanjanga features a big selection of scenery lush, tropical jungle through shrub, chestnut and oak forests to the alpine zone. This space is additionally standard home to the lesser panda and different snow animals, birds and plants.

On this Kanchanjanga Base Camp trip, you may see the culture and lifestyle of the Rai and Limbu communities and therefore the Tibetan villages at higher elevations. we start the journey to Kanchanjanga with a flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung. From here the trek ends up in Chauki through the villages of Mitlung, Ghunsa, Khambachen, and Lhonak to Pangpema (5140m) that is additionally the bottom Camp for expeditions trying the north face of Kanchanjanga two and therefore the end result of the primary a part of the trek.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with Dream Heaven Adventure

Posted on: 16 March, 2016

Trekkers on the way of two weeks Everest Base Camp trekking

Trekkers on the way of two weeks Everest Base Camp trekking

None other justifying words are needed to define Everest Camp Trek is one the grand and impressive trekker’s destinations. These you will go on questioning yourself it is a world in itself. Whoever chooses it is their trekking destination is sure to change their perception regarding the overall geography of earth. One will be confused whether it is a part of earth they live.  This is not one’s feeling but a real experience shared by our trekkers to us.

Actually, Everest Base Camp Trek is the grandest walk in the land of Himalayas. Four out of the world’s six tallest peaks Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Cho oyu let the snow twinkle over there. Trekking through the Everest region offer not only panoramic mountain views but also offers an opportunity to take a glimpse into the life of world famous climbers, opportunity to survey around the Sagarmatha National Park.

That hosts variety of Himalayan floras & faunas, a chance to explore the highest Buddhist Monasteries in the world and of course the trip takes us to the Everest Base Camp itself. In a real cause, trek to Everest region is a memorable walk that follows the footsteps of Tenzing Norgey Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary. As you walk through the villages over there, you will get impressed with magnificent forests rhododendron, waterfalls, magnolia trees and, Dudh koshi, Namche Bazaar, summit of Kalapathar, Lukla are the famous places include in the Everest Region.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp has extensively developed for trekking with well maintained trails and plenty of guest houses. Solukhumbu is Homeland for Sherpa people who gain the good reputation for their skills for trekking and climbing to the mountains. If you are curious to know the starting point and featuring of this then to start the trek, we will fly to Lukla, a tiny airstrip  from Kathmandu, from here the trails goes through Phakding and follow the Dudh koshi valley with the climbing up to Namche Bazaar, a busting town of Sherpa people. All day, we pass villages interspersed with magnificent forest as we discussed earlier.

The trail heads to Tengboche from Namche, the trail rises through meadow where yak grazes. After we reach the sandy plain of Gorak Shep, then we climb up almost large boulders to the board summit of Kalapathar. Close and personal view of ice fall of breathtaking mountains from Kalapathar is unforgettable one and it can never be defined with words.

Amazing view from top of Kala Pathar

Amazing view from top of Kala Pathar

Everest Base Camp Trek – Useful Information

Posted on: 13 March, 2016

The Nepalese call Mt.Everest “Sagarmatha” which implies -Higher than the sky’. Mount Everest towers over the Khumbu at more than 29,000′ and is the most famous image of test and enterprise on Earth.

Everest base camp trek is one of the most renowned trekking destinations anyplace in the World. This precisely made Everest Base Camp, guarantees legitimate acclimatization, permitting you to completely appreciate one of the world’s most shocking enterprises and find why this has turn into one of our most compensating adventures.

This epic excursion starts and finishes in Kathmandu where opportunities proliferate to investigate UNESCO World Heritage locales and find beautiful Buddhist and Hindu conventions. This mix of outside experience and social investigation is an awesome approach to experience the Himalayan Mountains – the world’s most noteworthy mountains. This outing is one of the highlights of any devoted trekker’s profession and achievable for most fit walkers. With a large portion of the world’s most astounding mountains to appreciate and all the shifted and fascinating individuals to see and meet, there is dependably bounty to see and acclimatize along the way. Consistently can flabbergast you with new and fascinating encounters!Mount Everest Base Camp

The trek route takes us Namche Bazaar through wonderful valleys, thick woods and crosswise over icy waterways before we achieve the eminent perspective of Kalapatar moving toward to Everest Base Camp. The trek further offers the chances to make a go at touring around Sagarmatha National Park, a world legacy site that is home to an assortment of Himalayan greeneries and faunas, to get a more critical take a gander at the most astounding Buddhist religious communities on the planet, and obviously, the most satisfying of all of them.

This trek takes you to the height of 5,550m (Kalapathar) and a few days oblige a 6-8 hour strolling; along these lines, any physically fit individual having sound wellbeing can decide on this trek. You will be guided by a percentage of the business specialists, qualified and experienced administrative group, aides and Sherpas.

The following are a few queries and replies about Everest Base Camp Trekking

Where is Mount Everest found?
Coming to 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above ocean level, Mount Everest is the most elevated mountain on Earth. Situated in the Mahalangur area of the Himalayas, the mountain’s summit straddles the fringe isolating China and Nepal

Do I truly need to utilize an aide for any Everest trek?
It relies on upon your aptitudes and experience yet I would quite often prescribe assistance for the logistics. Long treks are a labyrinth of subtle elements. Likewise, an awesome aide will make your general experience more significant.

At the point when is the best time to do Everest BC Trekking?
September to December and March to May is viewed as the best time to arrange the Everest Base Camp Trek. Then again, on solicitation the trek can be arranged whenever of the year.

Could I trek as solo women, is it safe?
There is never issue trekking with solo women or join in the gathering. All aides and doormen are fair, trust commendable, solid and deliberately decided for your treks, you won’t confront any issue trekking with your aide, and you will meet numerous likeminded explorers amid the trail.

US lifts travel warning for Nepal

March 01, 2016

The U.S. Department of State has lifted its travel warning it issued to its citizens on visiting Nepal.

The Travel Warning was issued for Nepal on October 8, 2015, and reflected geological instability following the Gorkha Earthquake and the monsoon season, unrest in the Terai, and country-wide fuel shortages. Because conditions have changed, the Travel Warning was cancelled effective February 29, 2016.

The U.S. Department of State publishes Country Specific Information sheets for every country in the world, including Nepal, describing local conditions and risks for American travelers.  When risks of travel in a country become significant, the Department of State may issue a Travel Alert or Travel Warning.  Up-to-date travel information can still be found in the Department’s Country Specific Information sheet for Nepal.


Country’s wildlife tourism sector in peril

As the government has been delaying in taking a decision to open up protected areas — national parks and wildlife reserves — for tourism activities, tourism entrepreneurs have warned that the country may lose high-yield tourists alongwith the collapse of ‘wildlife tourism’.

“The private sector had introduced the concept of wildlife tourism in Nepal in 1964, when the Tiger Tops Resort Continue reading