Jun
25

The 10 best treks in the World

 

The 10 best treks in the world A male hiker walks the trail to Key Summit on a sunny day along the Routeburn Track © Giantrabbit / Shutterstock Ask experienced hikers for the best trek in the world and each will give you a different answer. But among the heated debates, there are a couple of trails that always tend to crop up. These 10 classic treks are amongst the best on the planet; all of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. But the reward is an experience that lasts a lif...

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May
27

Rope-Fixing Team Reaches the Summit of Mt. Everest

 

Rope-Fixing Team Reaches the Summit of Mt. Everest It has been a long and challenging spring on the world’s highest peak. In addition to seeing the mountain all-but completely shut down due to the coronavirus, the past few weeks have seen two summit pushes turned back due to bad weather. But now, as the seasonal monsoon looms on the horizon and time is starting to run out, a team of rope-fixing Sherpas has reached the top of the mountain at long last, with two more teams expected to follow over the next day or two. Tod...

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May
26

International travel may not return to normal until 2023, experts say

 

International travel may not return to normal until 2023, experts say The international travel industry likely won’t return to normal for at least three years as it tries to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic, a major travel association says. The slower-than-expected reopening of world economies coupled with continued travel restrictions and COVID-19 fears among travelers could ground most of the world’s passenger jets until 2023, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said, Lonely Planet reported. ...

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May
21

Please Sign Petition: Has Mount Everest Been Stolen? Google/Apple Must Rectify

 

Please Sign Petition: Has Mount Everest Been Stolen? Google/Apple Must Rectify Photo: Mount Everest/Sagarmatha Mt. Everest and its peak are located in Nepal. It is one of the most famous natural wonders on earth, so how has Apple Maps and Google Maps failed to identify its correct geographical location as Nepal? This mistake is more significant than a simple technological error – it has stripped the country of Nepal of its natural wonder, its national landmark, and a significant recognition point for their homeland...

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May
19

Chinese Teams Launch Summit Bid on Everest

 

Chinese Teams Launch Summit Bid on Everest The moment we’ve all been waiting for in this highly unusual 2020 Everest climbing season may finally be here. Today, the two teams on Everest have launched their summit pushes at long last, with an eye on topping out this coming Friday. This news comes after poor weather stymied their attempts last week, throwing the schedule into disarray and causing delays that have extended past the traditional weather window. According to The Himalayan Times, the first group to go for the summit will be the ro...

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May
15

GREATER NEPAL WITH VIDEO AND MAP OF GREATER NEPAL

 

GREATER NEPAL [WITH VIDEO AND MAP OF GREATER NEPAL Greater Nepal is united Nepal before the Sugauli treaty. Greater Nepal was about 60% greater than current Nepal. Greater Nepal border starts from Sikkim-Jalpaiguri in the east and the border goes up to Sutlej in the west. The concept of Greater Nepal at present days is that Nepal should get back the territories that were ceded because of the Sugauli treaty. Let's talk about Greater Nepal in detail. History of uniting the Greater Nepal: Nepal is known as the roof of the world because of Mou...

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May
05

COVID-19 pandemic sounds the death knell for Nepal’s tourism sector

 

COVID-19 pandemic sounds the death knell for Nepal’s tourism sector KATHMANDU: Nepal’s tourism sector has been staring at its deathbed, following the nationwide lockdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the start of 2020, the year in which Nepal had anticipated to receive over two million foreign tourists, the global pandemic has flung the country’s tourism sector into chaos, bringing all the tourism activities to a grinding halt. The coronavirus crisis has not only led to the cancellation of the much-to...

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May
01

Guide FAQ

 

Guide FAQ Is there a way I can talk to the guides before booking? Yes. You can contact guides in two ways: 1. On Your Own: There are contact numbers, email addresses, and links to the social media profiles in each guide’s profile. 2. Through HoneyGuide- If you don’t hear back from the guides or need help getting in touch, you can message Visitnepal2020 and we will help you connect with the guides directly or pass your queries as per your preference. Can I get guides from Lukla or Pokhara itself? Yes. We have guides based in Lukla, Kathm...

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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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