Mountaineers Rushing to Everest

Everest Base Camp
On the morning of April 18, 2014, a massive avalanche roared off the mountain’s West Shoulder and swept down over the Khumbu Ice-fall above Base Camp, killing 16 Nepalese porters. Thirteen of them were ethnic Sherpas, who form the backbone of the Everest climbing industry. It was the worst accident in the history of mountaineering on the world’s highest peak.

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Safety Comes First; Everest sees new climbing route

Everest Base CampNepal will change the path next month after a deadly collapse in 2014 killed 16 climbers – the worst single loss of life in expedition history.

The current route up the mountain has been in use since the 1990s.

Mountaineers will now take a more central route after Base Camp, avoiding the left side of the Khumbu Icefall, where last year’s accident occurred.

The fatal avalanche last year triggered a boycott by Sherpa climbers who demanded better wages and conditions.

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Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) celebrating ‘Joint Losar’ in Thamel

Tamu Women feasting on LosarTAAN Joint Loshar street festival 2015, is a joint celebration of new year festival of three ethnic communities of Nepal; Sherpa, Gurung and Tamang. TAAN is celebrating this festival annually as a festival event since a long.This year TAAN is going to celebrate Loshar as a tourism product of Nepal to make it a cultural festival. 

News Source: TAAN official Facebook page