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At 8,611m (28,251 feet), K2 is the most prominent peak on the Pakistani side of the Himalayas, and the world’s second tallest after Everest.(via REUTERS)

Nepalese team first to climb k2, second tallest peak, in winter

Agencies, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:15 AM IST
“This was never done by anyone before in winter,” said Karrar Haideri. The 10 climbers had earlier been spread across the different teams, but formed a new group to claim the feat in Nepal’s name.
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Is it fun to travel alone for women? It would seem so. Google trends show that last year alone, 10 million women searched sites for solo travel. According to Pinterest, there has been an astounding 350% increase in women looking for solo travelling options(Hindustan Times)
Is it fun to travel alone for women? It would seem so. Google trends show that last year alone, 10 million women searched sites for solo travel. According to Pinterest, there has been an astounding 350% increase in women looking for solo travelling options(Hindustan Times)

Solo women travellers are a valuable segment of the tourism sector

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2018 05:25 PM IST
Many nations are relatively safe for women, among them many of the east European countries. Many of them offer trips solely aimed at women. With tools like Google etc, women can eliminate the need for annoying touts or local help unless they really need to.
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A view of the Mount Everest in Nepal.(AP File Photo)
A view of the Mount Everest in Nepal.(AP File Photo)

Haryana’s Shivangi Pathak becomes youngest Indian woman to scale Mt Everest

By Anil Giri | Hindustan Times, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 09:29 PM IST
Pathak is among some 59 Indian nationals who scaled the peak during this mountaineering season.
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