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Inspirations from Mt Everest: Move from base camp to reach the summit

The base camp to Mount Everest summit is 7.5km, and it takes about 40 days to scale the peak. A few brave ones are not satisfied with just seeing the summit and proceed to behold the panoramic view from the top

This month, a group of yoga students set out from Melbourne to Nepal. Each year, Nepal attracts about a million tourists in search of many possibilities. Out of them, about 40,000 trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, more than 5,300m above sea level. Of them, nearly 800 people try to scale Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,800m. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByRajendra Yenkannamoole

Direct chopper service to Manimahesh lake during yatra this year

Lakhs of tourist undertake 13-km journey during Manimahesh yatra held in August/September to the lake located at an altitude of 13,390-foot above the mean sea level in the Budhil valley. For those who can’t walk, chopper services are available from sub-divisional headquarters Bharmour to Gaurikund

The pilgrims undertaking Manimahesh yatra this year would be able to directly fly to the Manimahesh Lake as the tourism department is constructing a helipad near the lake. For the first time, devotees would get the facility of a chopper ride from Bharmour directly to Manimahesh Lake and two helicopters would be engaged for the service, he said. (ANI File Photo/ Representational image)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 10:41 PM IST
By, Dharamshala

Indore temple mishap: Victims’ families allege delay in rescue op

On Saturday, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president and former chief minister Kamal Nath met the survivors and the family members of the deceased. Nath first visited the hospital and inquired about the well-being of the injured people

Rescuers pull out bodies from a stepwell that collapsed at Beleshwar Mahadev Jhulelal temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 02:04 PM IST

Nepal mulls shifting Everest base camp due to risk of melting glacier

A recent article published in the Nature Portfolio journal reported that the ice on Everest has been thinning at an alarming rate. During an informal meeting of Nepal's tourism department, officials have discussed shifting the base camp of Mt Everest from the present location 

Tents of mountaineers are pictured at the Everest base camp in the Mount Everest region of Solukhumbu district in Nepal. Nepal's tourism department mulls shifting Everest base camp due to risk of melting glacier, unsafe human activity (Photo by TASHI LAKPA SHERPA / AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2022 09:59 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kathmandu
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