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First Ascents of 8000m Peaks of Nepal

Name of the Peak

Altitude/Height

First Summiteers

Date of Summit

Mt. Annapurna 1

8091 m

Maurice Herzog and Luis Lachenal

3 June 1950

Mt. Everest

8848m

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa

29 May 1953

Mt. Cho-Oyu

8201m

Herbert Tichy, Pasang Dawa Lama Sherpa and Sepp Jochler

19 October 1954

Mt. Makalu

8485m

Jean Couzy and Linoal Terray

16 May 1955

Mt. Kanchenjunga

8586m

George Band and Joe Brown

25 May 1955

Mt. Manaslu

8163m

Toshio Imaneshi and Gyalgen Norbu Sherpa

9 May 1956

Mt. Lhotse

8516m

Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss

18 May 1956

Mt. Dhaulagiri

8167m

Kurt Diemberger, Peter Diener, Nawang Dorje Sherpa, Nima Dorje Sherpa, Ernst Forrer and Albin Schelbert.

13 May 1960

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Air Traffic in Nepali Sky!


Uncertain land transport and frequent strikes create air traffic in Nepal’s sky by domestic air as Nepalese have no more alternate rather than selecting air transport.
According to the analysis of first eight months’ data of 2009 released by the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), passengers in the domestic aviation have increased by about 40 percent. In the first eight months of this year, 827,315 domestic passengers took flights to reach their destinations compared to 592,748 during the same period last year. The growth in the number of domestic passengers has been attributed to growing competition among the airlines prompting them to decrement their air fare by 30-40 percent.
The number of air passengers had also grown to 1,036,586 in 2008 against 916,429 in 2007, according to the Flight Permission Section (FPS) of TIA. This figure represents air passengers of 13 different airline and helicopter services. The number of passengers had declined in 2006 with their number at 882,717 down from 1,110,923 in 2005.
The rise in commercial flight movement is another reason why passengers’ numbers has significantly increased. The commercial flight movement in the first eight month of 2009 has reached 44,586 compared to 41697 of the same period last year.

During 2008, total number of flight movements (17 commercial and four non-commercials) was recorded at 69,286. This number was at 61,291 in 2006 and 68,704 in 2005. Currently, 14 commercial airline and helicopter companies are operating in the domestic sky. Pramod Pandey, marketing manager at Agni Air said that passengers’ movement in his airlines has increased by 30-40 percent during this period. “Domestic occupancy has increased by 90 percent,” said Pandey.

According to Rupesh Joshi, marketing manager of Buddha Air, there has been a drastic increase in the number of passengers this year. “Competition amongst the airlines has lowered the air fare by almost 45 percent,” said Joshi. Joshi said that Buddha’s airfare for Kathmandu-Biratnagar route had been decreased to almost 45 percent. The total passengers flying by Buddha Air until October reached about 460,000 against 300,000 during the same period last year. According to Joshi, the number of domestic passengers has increased by about 15-20 per cent and the foreigners by about 8-9 percent.

According to Pandey, foreigners’ occupancy in small aircrafts saw an increase of 20 percent in October this year. “We received 6,500 foreigners this October compared to 4,500 in the same month last year,” he said. Raj Bahadur Maharjan, manager at the FPS at the TIA said that rise in the domestic flights has caused jamming in air traffic and parking.

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Nepal The Himalayan Kingdom

Nepal, also known as the himalayan Kingdom due to it’s dominance in the Himalayas in world. Nepal is known for Mt. Everest (highest point on earth), as birth place of Lord buddha and many other cultural, historical and natural factors that is enough to amaze anyone travelling here. We will like to share some info on Nepal:

Nepal is a small landlocked country, an underdeveloped country between the two biggest countries in the world. With China in it’s north and India on it’s south, Nepal really is dominated by these two great nation in many ways. Nepal has been through several ups and downs till this day and the political situation is still not a pleasant road after the end of long years of civil war with the Maoists rebel and the centuries of rule of Shah kings ended some years ago. The new constitution is on the process of being re written to meet more to the needs and expectations of the people but it’s taking too long.. More about Nepal

Name of the Country Kingdom of Nepal
Area 140,800 sq km
Population 23 million (2001 census)
Capital City Kathmandu
People Hindus, Newars, Tibetans, Gurungs, Magars, Tamangs, Rais, Limbus, Sherpas
National Language Nepali (Khaskura)
Other Languages Awadhi, Newari, Hindi, Bahing, Limbu, Maithili, Mundari
Tourist Language English
Religion Hindu
Government Parliamentary Democracy & Constitutional Monarchy
Major Industries Tourism, Handicraft, Agriculture and Water Resources

Despite the ups and downs and instability, tourism has always been good enough in Nepal, also being the backbone of the country’s economy, many lives depend in this field so, it must be good in any case for Nepal. Nepal is a perfect place or even can be said a heaven for the trekkers and mountaineers. With 8 of the worlds highest peaks and from east to west bordered by the Himalayas, Nepal is the perfect Himalayan Kingdom and great travel destination. Nepal has the world’s highest point Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest 8848m) and many other 8000meter peaks.

Everest region with Mt. Everest at back Ground

Nepal has many beautiful places, mountains, villages and national parks for trekking with rewarding views of the Green valleys, Rivers and snow capped mountains. Nepal even has dry areas that are similar to Tibet with same Tibetan people and even more preserved Tibetan culture than in Tibet itself. Nepal is a small wonder, small country with the highest diversity possible from the 60m to 8848 meter highest point on earth. And Nepal has the highest diversity in the shortest distance in the whole world. Nepal is the famous destination for trekkers from all around the world, the high mountains have some the best trekking routes in the world…

camping in Dolpo near the beautiful Phoksundo lake

A Glimse from Mustang

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