Dec
08

Nepal and China has officially announced the New Height 8848.86M of Mount Everest ! 

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Nepal and China has officially announced the New Height 8848.86M of Mount Everest !  The height of Mount Everest has increased by 86 centimeters. Government of Nepal and China jointly announced the increase of height of Mt Everest Tuesday. With this, the height of Mt Everest is now 8848.86 meters. Nepal for the first time measured the height of Mt Everest Challenge with its own means and resources.   Nepal measured the height of Mt Everest taking around two years. During the Nepal visit of                  Chinese President Xi Jinping ...

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Oct
14

 The American man who became a porter on Everest

 

The American man who became a porter on Everest Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN • Updated 12th October 2020 (CNN) — It might not seem that way when you read harrowing accounts of climbers perishing on its treacherous slopes, but there's an easy way to climb Everest, and there's a hard way. Nate Menninger, a young adventurer from Boston, definitely took the hard way. Rather than the hike up the world's tallest peak, like most trekkers, with the support of an organized climbing outfit, the 26-year-old decided to take a job as one of the fir...

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Oct
09

 Nepal waives off quarantine and COVID insurance provision for tourists visiting Nepal after 17 October

 

Nepal waives off quarantine and COVID insurance provision for tourists visiting Nepal after 17 October 9th Oct 2020 |  Kathmandu: Nepal is all set to open borders for International tourists from 17 October. The proposal presented by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on the cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's residence has been approved. Now a foreigner with 17 hours prior to the Covid-19 negative report can travel to Nepal. The foreigner is no longer required to stay seven days of hotel quarantine. However, tourists sh...

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Mar
19

China opens Everest for its Nationals in the Spring Season

 

China opens Everest for its nationals in the spring season An undated picture shows Chinese mountaineers preparing for Everest Expedition. Courtesy: Yarla Shampo KATHMANDU: China is all set to allow its nationals to attempt to climb the world’s highest peak from Tibet side in the spring season, according to sources. This season, no foreigners would be allowed to climb Mt Everest from the northern route but Chinese teams could easily get permit for Everest expedition, a high-level source at the China Tibet Mountaineeri...

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Mar
13

Nepal government puts all tourist visas on hold and cancels all spring climbing expeditions

 

Nepal Government puts all tourist visas on hold and cancels all spring climbing expeditions The visa suspension will begin March 14 and last until the end of April, depriving Nepal of millions in Everest climbing fees. Photo: Nirmal Purja for Project Possible The Nepal government, late Thursday night, decided to temporarily stop issuing on-arrival tourist visas to all countries and has put an end to all spring mountaineering expeditions, including Everest ascents. The decision comes a day after the World Health Organization declared th...

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Mar
13

Government of Nepal Announces Sweeping Travel Restrictions

 

Government of Nepal Announces Sweeping Travel Restrictions KATHMANDU: The Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Home Affairs has today announced sweeping travel restrictions as a measure against COVID-19. The Department issued the notice considering the World Health Organization’s declaration that the coronavirus outbreak was now a pandemic. Visa-on-arrival for all foreigners entering the country through Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) immigration point has been suspended from March 14, 2020 to April 30, 2020. A meeti...

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Mar
13

Nepal shuts Mount Everest ahead of climbing season amid corona virus fears

 

Nepal shuts Mount Everest ahead of climbing season amid coronavirus fears PHOTO: Climbers had to wait in line to summit Mount Everest in 2019. (Nirmal Purja/Nepal ) Nepal says it will ban foreigners from climbing Mount Everest this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Key points: The peak climbing season is from March to May and attracts a large number of Australians Nepal makes more than $5 million a year just from the permit fees it charges climbers each year Clearing Everest of climbers may allow local authoritie...

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Mar
13

China Closes North Side of Everest Due to Corona virus

 

China Closes North Side of Everest Due to Corona virus It has been a wild and turbulent 24 hours when it comes to news surrounding the coronavirus. Yesterday, not only did the WHO declare the virus a pandemic, American president Donald Trump issued a travel ban fro most of Europe coming to the U.S. On top of that, the NBA suspended the rest of its regular season after a player tested positive, while screen legend Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have announced that they have contracted the virus as well. If that wasn’t enough, lost i...

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Mar
02

Tourism Ministry cancels Visit Nepal promotions for March but experts say it is too little, too late

 

Tourism Ministry cancels Visit Nepal promotions for March but experts say it is too little, too late As travel entrepreneurs say the coronavirus outbreak has all but doomed Visit Nepal 2020, the prime minister instructs to call it off. Two weeks ago, Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai announced that Nepal was a “coronavirus free zone” and exhorted foreign travellers to come to Nepal without hesitation. Unwilling to abandon its Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, Nepal is among the few countries that have not restricted air travel to and from Chi...

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Mar
02

Taskforce formed to set up quarantine at TIA

 

Taskforce formed to set up quarantine at TIA KATHMANDU, March 01: A taskforce has been formed to manage a quarantine meant to checkup the health of all the inbound and outbound passengers at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A ministerial level decision was taken by Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai at the Ministry today. The decision was taken as to apply precaution measures to prevent the novel corona virus epidemic. The taskforce was formed under the chair of Civil Aviation Authority of ...

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