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Mt Manaslu tops autumn climbing chart with 151 climbers
September 18, 2016

KATHMANDU: The world’s eighth highest peak in western Nepal, Mt Manaslu, has received at least 151 foreign climbers while the government had issued 277 climbing permits for 19 mountains this autumn.

More than 148 climbers representing 16 Manaslu expeditions have already left for the base camp while a team with three members will head for Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) in a day or two, according to the Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, 

“The DoT issued climbing permits to more than 40 teams including 16

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Pokhara Ranked First in the Forbes 20 Best Values Cities List
July 12, 2016

Forbes recently released the 20 best valued cities for budget travellers list and Pokhara has bagged the first position. With the reference of the stats published by Price of Travel, a database of global travel costs, this is how Forbes compiled the list: “The list is based on a daily total of expenses that includes the cost of a dorm bed at a good and economical hostel, three budget meals, three cheap beers, two public transportation rides and one paid cultural attraction.”

With a daily budget of $15.84, the famous lake city Pokhara has been declared as the most affordable city

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UAE prince among eight Arab army scales Mt Everest
May 27, 2016

KATHMANDU: A high-profile royal family member from the United Arab Emirates was one among nearly 400 climbers who successfully summitted the world’s highest peak this season, it has been revealed.

Citing security concerns, the visit of the Abu Dhabi Prince Sheikh Theyab Bin Khalifa Bin Hamdan to the roof of the world has not been brought into public notice by all concerned agencies and authorities including the expedition team or its members, expedition organisers, Nepali liaison officers and even by the UAE Army or the government.

Among eight members of the UAE army team

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Without oxgyen aid, American woman set record on Mt Everest from Tibet side
May 25, 2016

KATHMANDU: Thirty-three-year-old Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to successfully climb the world highest peak without using supplemental oxygen.

She reached the summit on Monday from the Tibet side, according to Jiban Ghimire, the Managing Director at Shangri-La Nepal Treks.

“Professional mountain guide and high-altitude climber also broke her own record of most summits made by an American woman after she stood atop the mountain for the sixth time,” he said, adding that Arnot was now descending safely to lower camps.

She has held the most summits record by an

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464 climbers plan Mt Everest summit push in next 4 days
May 18, 2016

KATHMANDU: As many as 464 climbers, who have been waiting for a fair window to climb Mt Everest, are all set for summit push in the next four days, an official at Nepal’s Department of Tourism said.

If weather did not play spoilsport on their expedition bids, there would be a rush on Mt Everest with nearly 200 climbers trying to reach to the world’s highest peak Everest summit in a single day.

According to Gyanendra Shrestha, 197 climbers are now at different higher camps with hopes to make their final summit push on Thursday.

“At least 205 expedition members along

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Kenton Cool climbs Mt Everest 12 times, first to reach to summit this season
May 12, 2016

KATHMANDU: Mt Everest on Thursday morning recorded its first summit after the renowned British climber Keton Cool along with a fellow mountaineer Robert Lucas and two Sherpa guides successfully reached to the top of the world’s highest peak.

According to base camp officials, Kenton, 42, and Lucas, 53, stood at the top of the peak at 8:15 am becoming the first expedition members to have climbed the Mt Everest after 2014.

Kenton becomes the first Briton to climb Mt Everest for 12 times. Kenton also holds a record of the first mountaineer who climbed Mt Nuptse, Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse

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