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Altitude sickness: How to prevent, recognise and treat it

Altitude sickness is an issue faced by many adventurous travellers and it’s not just those trekking to Everest base camp or climbing mountains like Island Peak (6,189m) or any other trekking peaks in Nepal, as you might expect. Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be encountered by anyone reaching heights of 2,500m and above, so it’s even possible for skiers in

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5 tips for packing a Hiking bag

Need help packing your hiking bag? We are here to help, these basic tips for packing a hiking bag may be useful to you. If you’re planning a multi-day hike carrying all your kit, you’ll need a good hiking backpack that is big enough to pack it all into, tough enough to endure the inevitable abuse that comes with outdoor use, and yet be comfortable


Everest sees summiteers after 2 years

File photo of 2012: Climbers approaching summit of Mt. Everest A team of nine (9) highly experienced Sherpas were assigned the highly challenging task of route fixing to summit have successfully scaled and reached the summit of Mt. Everest from the south side at 5:02 pm (local time). It is a proud moment for them as this is the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest

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Tourism industry bounces back | Highland Expeditions Blog

Nepal is back on the map of global tourism and the industry is meeting a positive turning point after the tragic earthquake on April 25 followed by India’s trade embargo during Nepal’s peak tourist season last year. Nepal received 251,148 fewer tourists in 2015, representing a sharp drop of 31.78 percent compared to the 2014 figure. The impact of the killer quake was bigger for


US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Nepal this year

KATHMANDU: US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he would  visit Nepal by the end of this year. He made such statement during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa at the US State Department on Monday. On the occasion, Thapa briefed Kerry about the current political situation in the country, Constitution promulgation and its amendment in detail


Prince Harry arriving Nepal on five days visit today

KATHMANDU, March 19: Prince Harry is coming to Nepal on a five-days visit on Saturday. During his Nepal visit from March 19-23, Prince Harry will engage in various activities including observation of earthquake recovery work. He will also interact with Gurkha families, enjoy rafting, watch sunrise over the Himalayas, and visit heritage sites and national parks. The prince is arriving in Nepal on an official


Icefall Doctors back to Everest

Feb 28, 2016- Icefall doctors are back to business on the world’s highest mountain. A team of 10 icefall doctors has left for the base camp from Namche, according to Kapindra Rai, programme officer at the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). The specialist team will fix the route between Everest’s Base Camp, across the notorious Khumbu icefall, to Camp 2 at, which was swept away


Everest Permit to be extended

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 the ministry had already initiated necessary process to extend climbing permits issued to 103


Best Selling Trips for 2016

Nepal is home to the best climbing, trekking and mountaineering on earth but 2015 was not a good year for Nepal’s tourism as the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 2015 left a huge impact on a country leaving many people dead and historical sites turned into rubble. As Nepal’s economy is stimulated by tourism, the rebuilding, repairing, safety assessment work began immediately without



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