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Thamel becomes vehicles free zone

Main tourism hub in Kathmandu, Thamel has become vehicle-free from Sunday.    The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has informed that vehicles excluding most essential ones including drinking water, ambulance, tourism, and security will not be allowed to move to the area.    The vehicles-permitted can only go to Thamel from Tridevi Marga. The large vehicles are strictly prohibited to enter into Thamel area.    Various

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Manaslu Expedition

Mt Manaslu records year’s first autumn 8000m summit

At least five rope-fixing Sherpas successfully stood atop Mt Manaslu on Monday morning becoming the first team to climb the world’s eighth highest peak in the autumn season, according to expedition organiser. Karma Gyalzen Sherpa, Nga Tashi Sherpa, Damai Sarki Sherpa, Dawa Chiring and Phurba Tashi Sherpa successfully climbed the 8,163m-peak by fixing rope to the main summit point at 9:54am. “Karma Gyalzen Sherpa informed

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Pluto’s mountains named after Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that newly discovered Pluto’s mountain ranges now officially bear the names of legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, who first stood atop the world’s highest peak in 1953. “Tenzing Montes and Hillary Montes are mountain ranges honoring Tenzing Norgay (1914–1986) and Sir Edmund Hillary (1919–2008), the mountaineers were the first to reach the summit

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photographic journey to everest base camp

Photographic Journey to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek, an iconic journey on one of the most famous trails in the world. Excited to find out what makes this journey truly a lifetime experience? For you, we have created this photographic journey to Everest base camp to help you discover the grandeur of Everest. The trek to Everest offers a never-ending experience of natural opulence, geological supremacy and insightful cultural

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Cho Oyu, Shisapangma & Everest officially closed for climbing in Autumn 2017 from Tibet side

The Chinese government has officially closed Mt Everest and other mountains from climbing in the upcoming autumn season from Tibetan side saying that the mountaineering sector witnessed a series of problems including an illegal north-south traverse by a polish climber on the roof of the world last month. Issuing a circular today, China Tibet Mountaineering Association announced that Chinese authorities would not issue any climbing

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Everest base camp helicopter tour

Experience Everest in style | EBC Helicopter Trek

Trek to the base camp of mighty Everest and fly back to Kathmandu on a chartered helicopter, a trip of a lifetime that you will cherish forever. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek is a perfect trip for people having limited time and yet want to embark on a journey to the base camp of the world’s highest mountain. Our Everest base camp heli trek combines

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Annapurna circuit trek

How to prepare for a high altitude trek

Hiking at altitudes higher than 6,000 feet (1,828 m) is more difficult than hiking at low altitudes. This is because, at this point, the air contains less oxygen than it does at lower altitudes. Therefore, if you want to do a high-altitude hike, you will need to spend time training for your hike, you will need to pack the right equipment for your hike, and

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Everest base camp trek

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Written by  AT Staff A trek to Everest Base Camp is high on many people’s wish list. Whether it’s to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes, to savour the iconic history or simply to say ‘I was there’, it remains one of the great objectives for walking enthusiasts. Here’s our brief guide to trekking to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. WHEN TO GO Traditionally, the

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Himalaya Airlines begins Kathmandu-Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu flight

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China Joint Venture Airline, celebrated its inaugural flight to Kuala Lumpur which departed at 8:40 am NST from Tribhuvan International Airport with 100% seat factor, marking the airline’s 3rd destination after Doha and Colombo. The launch of the flight service was inaugurated by Honorable Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MOCTA), Mr. Jiwan Bahadur Shahi, Mr. Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, Joint Secretary

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Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year – Mira Rai

This Woman is Your Adventurer of the Year Mira Rai once hauled rice sacks through the Himalaya. Now she wins international trail races and inspires young Nepali women. Meet your 2017 Adventurer of the Year. By Mary Anne Potts PUBLISHED JANUARY 26, 2017 Each year National Geographic honors 10 extraordinary people as part of our annual Adventurers of the Year awards. We look for people

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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp?

Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp? It’s the decision every trekker has to make eventually before coming to Nepal.  Trek to the base camp of world’s highest mountain or trek to the sanctuary of gods? Both are the world’s greatest treks and most travellers end up trekking both in the end. Here we have listed some information to help you come to a decision between

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As we move towards the close of what’s been another very busy year at Highland Expeditions, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. We are delighted that our business has seen another year of consecutive growth in 2016 with over 95% success rate on all our trips. A huge thank you to the Highland Expeditions team and our

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Everest-North-Ridge-Expedition

5 STAGES TO MAKING YOUR EVEREST AMBITION A REALITY

At 8 AM on the 19th of May 2012, I had the honour of standing on the highest point on Earth, the summit of Mount Everest. There was nowhere higher for me to climb and the whole world was just there sprawled out below me. On that day, aged 21, I became one of the youngest British women to summit the highest mountain on Earth.

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6 Tips for Taking Better Expedition Photos

For adventurers, travel does not mean following typical tourist routes; it means summiting remote mountains, exploring unmapped caves, and studying little known ecosystems. On these once-in-a-lifetime journeys, we want to come away with the best pictures possible, but we are also faced with some of the most challenging conditions for photography. After serving as a photographer on a number of scientific expeditions–most recently, a month

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The best off the beaten treksi

10 Reason Why You Should Take A Trip To The Himalayas

1. Immerse yourself in Nepalese culture. Nepal may be one of the poorest countries in the world but it’s one of the richest when it comes to history and culture. Before, or after, a trip to the mountains take some time to explore Kathmandu, or take a visit to Bhaktapur – you will feel like you have just stepped back in time. Paying a small

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