Gala event planned for Everest diamond jubilee

The government has decided to accord a red carpet welcome to all the Everest summiteers who will be arriving in Nepal to celebrate the diamond jubilee of its first ascent next May.
On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa stepped atop the world’s highest peak. They reached the 8,848 m summit at 11:30 am over the South Route. Continue reading