Everest Avalanche: Deadliest Day in History of Everest

Mount Everest

  “Because it’s there.” This was the answer by George Mallory, an English mountaineer, when he was asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. He further explained- “Everest is the highest mountain in the world, and no man has reached its summit. Its existence is a challenge. The answer is instinctive, a part, I Read more

Dhaulagiri I: The White Mountain in Nepal

Mount Dhaulagiri, Nepal

  Seventh highest peak in the world, Dhaulagiri I stands tall at 8167m high above the clouds in north central Nepal. This mountain massif is the highest mountain entirely situated within the boundary of Nepal. The name Dhaulagiri meaning ‘The White Mountain’, was given for its massive peak covered in snow and ice all year around. Read more

More about Cho Oyu – the sixth highest mountain in the world

Cho Oyu

  “Cho Oyu” is a Tibetan name given to the 6th highest mountain in the world, meaning ‘Turquoise Goddess’.  The mountain is also known as the ‘Mighty Head’ or the ‘God’s Head’. It stands at 8201m and lies between the border of Nepal and Tibet (China). Cho Oyu is considered as more easily accessible and Read more

First Mountaineering Sports Festival in Nepal

Kathmandu, 11 February:  Mountaineering Sports Federation of Nepal decided to organize the first Mountaineering Sports Festival in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhotekoshi in March. In an interaction program of Sunday the federation informed that the festival will include 12 adventurous and mountaineering sports- paragliding, rafting, canyoning, mountaineering bike race, cycling, ski, golf, horse ride, archery and Read more

Trekking Peaks

For those interested in climbing snowbound peaks but who are not quite mountaineers, trekking peaks could be the thing for you. Trekking Peaks are peaks ranging from 5500 to about 6600 meters in height which have been approved for commercial climbing by the Nepal Mountaineering Association and the government of Nepal.  These peaks are called Read more

Mountaineering

The lure of adventure in high mountains is something that is almost irresistible to anyone who has tasted adventure, or even dreamt about, such places.  For decades, centuries even, men have been fascinated by the forbidding ramparts of ice and snow clad peaks, and the challenges in conquering them.  Many people do not get the Read more