Nepal opens 104 new peaks for mountaineering

23226KATHMANDU, May 21: The government has decided to open 104 new peaks for mountaineering on Wednesday.

According to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTA), the ministry also decided to promote mountains less than 5,800 meters as trekking peaks.

“By opening such more new peaks, the government believes that mountaineering activities will be developed and promoted in smooth way,” MoCTA said in a press statement today. Continue reading

Mountaineers throng Everest with onset of spring summit season

Everest ExpeditionKATHMANDU: Mt Everest has drawn mountaineers from at least 41 countries to her cold embrace as the year’s spring climbing season begins.

Nearly 300 mountaineers including 16-year-old Mathew Momiz and William Mithcell Burkey, 73, from the US and female climbers Deerness Joy Christine, 65, from New Zealand and Australian Azer Alyssa Nicole, 18, have headed towards the Everest region, officials at the Mountaineering Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation said. The department has permitted 75 expeditions including 28 for Mt Everest, generating royalty worth more than US$ 3.32 million. US$ 2.9 million is from Everest alone. Continue reading

Everest Base Camp, One of the famous trek in the World

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAAccording to the UK’s famous daily newspaper ‘MailOnline Travel’ and ‘World Expeditions’ has listed Everest Base Camp Trek as one of the best trekking routes around the world.

According to the newspaper ” The world’s tallest mountain is once again open to visitors as the trekking season begins and adventurers flock to hike up to Everest’s iconic Base Camp.  Continue reading

TAAN unveils three new trekking trails

Trekking Agencies´ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has unveiled three trekking routes — Humla-Rara, Rara-Khaptad and Jaljala Trek — in mid and far western development regions.
Sushil Ghimire, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA), launched maps and promotional DVDs of the new trails during the 35th annual general meeting of TAAN held on Friday. Continue reading