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Who are Sherpas?

Introduction The term Sherpa comes from two different words Shar ‘’east’’ and waa ‘’people’’. So together Sherpa means ‘people from the east’ according to the ethnic Sherpa language. Contrary to popular usage, a Sherpa is a member of an ethnic group from the mountainous region of Nepal, the Himalayas – not necessarily a high-altitude porter or climber. However, in trekking and expedition area, ‘’Sherpa’’ is

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Operating Drone in Nepal? Know the rules!

Drones have been in use for a quite a long time now. It has become a best friend for people who love to explore as well as people who want to entertain themselves flying a machine. These days, drones have become much more advanced with lots of options in the machine such as cameras, voice recorders, mini guns and lots of other stuffs. People coming

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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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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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A photographic journey to Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp Trek, an iconic journey on one of the most famous trail in the world offers never ending experience of natural opulence, geological supremacy and insightful cultural discovery. Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal. Trekking to Everest base camp is on a bucket list for many adventurers and every year thousands of people achieve their

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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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May 29 and Everest Expedition 2017 Updates

On May 29, 1953 at 11: 30 am, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal became the first people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. Nepal celebrates Mt. Everest Day every year on 29th May to mark the anniversary of first ascent of Mt. Everest. Today, May 29, 2017 marks the glory of 64

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Travel Insurance and Medical Evacuation

Choosing the right type of insurance can be confusing but it’s also an important decision. It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other

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Everest for breakfast

Experience Everest in style | Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

Trek to the base camp of mighty Everest and fly back to Kathmandu on 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 world’s highest mountain. Our Everest base camp heli trek combines the world’s

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Annapurna circuit trek

How to prepare for a High Altitude Trekking

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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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 or Annapurna? Which trek is better for you?

Everest or Annapurna? 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 world’s greatest treks and most travelers end up trekking both in the end as Nepal is one those countries visiting once is not enough. Here we have listed some information to

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