With the mountaineers making final preparations for an attempt to summit the world’s highest peak, a group of trained mountain guides are all set to fix ropes from South Col to the summit of Mt Everest in the next two days.
“A climbing route till South Col (7,906 m) was opened on Friday, while rope fixing up to the summit of Mt Everest and Mt Lhotse will commence tomorrow,” Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at the Department of Tourism told this daily from base camp.
According to climbers, a group of 10Read more
The Kathmandu Valley cooled down by the winter rain has been heated by the gathering of Indian politicians and effluents.
Billionaire Laxmi Mittal arrived on Sunday on a private plane to participate in the wedding of son of Arun Sarraf, who operates five-star hotels in Nepal and India, while Mukesh Ambani is set to arrive on Tuesday morning. Chief Minister of the neighboring state Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, Irrigation Minister Shivapal Yadav and State Assembly Speaker Madhav Pandey also arrived on Monday.
Sarraf’s son Varun is wedding Indian industrialist Binod JayapuriyaRead more
52 world records is not enough…
Klaus Ohlmann, one of the worlds most famous gliderpilots surfed today on the top of the world.
The adventurer used at first weak lifts in thermals on the soutwestern ridge of Everest. He reached the summit in a wave just above the Khumbu icefalls. The glider, a Stemme S10 VT, was used today in a meteorological turbulence-study as part of a scientific environmental research for pollution-and glacier-monitoring, together with German Aerospace and ICIMOD.
The entire mission nearly failed in November due to lack of authorisation.
By good luck Klaus met Rajendra Bajagain, Director of Gurkha Encounters. TheRead more
Buddha Air, one of the leading domestic airlines in the country, is expanding its wings to international skies with its maiden international flight to Paro in Bhutan from August 23. The airline will initially operate four flights a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday using an 18-seater Beech 1900D aircraft. Buddha Air plans to gradually increase the frequency to seven flights a week. The existing Air Service Agreement between Nepal and Bhutan allows both sides to have a maximum of seven flights a week between Kathmandu and Paro.
After launching flights to Bhutan, Buddha Air will also start preparationsRead more
Oman Air has announced that it will start direct flights between Muscat and Kathmandu from September 2. The airlines hope that the flights would benefit Nepali workers who have been working in Oman. The airlines will fly four times a week to Kathmandu on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Apart from direct flights to Muscat, the airline will also offer connecting flight to other destinations like Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai in the UAE as well as other destinations in the Gulf and Europe. The airline plans to operate B737-700 aircraft on the route.
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Students of Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) are organizing ‘Arambha Food Fiesta 2010’ at NATHM premises on 28 August.
Apart from national and international cuisines, the day-long event will also showcase Nepali cultural dances, games and music and a photo exhibition on Nepal’s tourism products.
The event is being organized with the theme of ‘United for Tourism’ to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign. The students plant to organize the event in the most eco-friendly way to raise awareness about environment conservation.
“An alfresco party with variety of delicious dishes and live music from different bands like Robin &Read more