Nepal | November 14, 2019

Adventure Tourism

Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) sets new world record of highest parachute landing

KATHMANDU: Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) has set a new world record of highest stand-up parachute landing precisely on target at the West Col of Barunste in the Nepali Himalaya on Sunday. The landing altitude was 20,160ft MSL (6145m) and was made using a performance Designs Navigator 240 main parachute with a wingloading 0.8 and into a 10kt headwind, Explore Himalaya, the organiser said in a press statement. The world record...
Everest

What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek

Whenever I told someone I was planning to climb to Mount Everest Base Camp this spring, I received the same shocked and wide-eyed response: "Be careful!" While that's good advice for any adventure, it was difficult to convince friends and family that this trip would not at all be the same thing as actually climbing Mount Everest. Instead, the Everest Base Camp Trek provides an opportunity for regular hikers like...

German-Nepal Friendship team experiences heavy snowfall along GHT High Route

KATHMANDU: Four Sherpa climbers who got stuck between Yangri Kharka and Mt Makaulu Base Camp in two-metre deep snow in Sankhuwasabha for over a week shared that the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail witnessed an unusual snowfall in this winter season. Four climbers – Pemba Jangbu Sherps, Darinji Sherpa, Pemba Rinji Sherpa and Pasang Gelu Sherpa were rescued by a Kailash Air helicopter on Monday as they ran...

OAC Mountain Festival to be organised in Thamel on May 29

KATHMANDU: The Outdoor Adventure Centre Nepal has said that 'OAC Mountain Festival' will be organised at Thamel, in Kathmandu, on May 29. Addressing a press meet in Kathmandu on Thursday, programme coordinator Sonam Jangbu Sherpa informed about various events during the festival. Sherpa further said, "The festival is being organised with the motive of welcoming national and international mountaineers along with sherpas'. On the occasion, successful climbers would share their...

Mountain biking to Rajkulo

Set off to the valley’s southern front in this mountain biking adventure that takes you on fun single tracks that demand equal parts of adrenaline and attention. Rajkulo is an elaborate irrigation canal built many decades ago and the ride follows it on single tracks that stretch seemingly endlessly. This four hour mildly challenging ride is a mix of single tracks (90 per cent), jeep tracks (five per cent) and...

Up in the mountains

Binod Rai guides you on a trek to Namche Travel breaks the monotony of life and work. Going to new places, meeting new people, understanding different cultures and traditions and exploring natural beauty, always inspires. The beauty of the hills, the charm of the forests, the chirping of birds, the songs of the rivers, the howling animals, the pleasant air and quiet places can heal us from within. Getting there...

unfolding of an ADVENTURE

In a bid to explore a different side of Bandipur, Moin Uddin visits Bandipur Adventure Camp The drive to Bandipur Adventure Camp (BAC) in Bandipur, Tanahun is a delight. To make the trip even more memorable, Utsav Sapkota, Managing Director of BAC himself picked us up from Babar Mahal. Located on top of a cliff and just 10- minute uphill hike from the bazaar, the camp lies on a historical...

Symphony of sensations

In October I was set for a 12-day trek to do the Annapurna Circuit. In the last minute I opted for an extension to Tilicho Lake too. I boarded a bus to a long journey to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu with a guide and porter. Then, we headed on a jeep for an adventurous trip to Syange where our walk kicked off. We could have gone directly all the way...

Sky is the limit

Pablito Perazzoli skydives in Balewa and lives to tell a tale I feel grateful to be able to tell this story, the story that took several years to come true. It all started with a phone call from a close friend inviting me to be part of Pokhara Skydive 2015. A short trip from Dubai to Kathmandu, I spent the night in town getting to know the team that I...

Naturally Nepal needs tourists now more than ever, says Peter Athans

KATHMANDU, August 8 In the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, one of the world’s foremost high-altitude mountaineers Saturday appealed to foreign visitors to come to Nepal as the country was in need of tourists now more than ever to revive its vital tourism sector. Talking to this daily, Peter Athans, who summited Mt Everest seven times, noted that it was an opportunity for global...

A Call for Adventure!

With cycling becoming increasingly popular in the capital, Moin Uddin lists four cycling routes around the valley where adventure is guaranteed Shivapuri National Park The national park is a cycling enthusiast’s delight. The 23 km short trail from Shivapuri to Kakani which starts from Balaju will have you cycling on snaky roads for atleast 15 kms. On the way you will find lots of tea shops where you can stop...