Nepal, paradise one can experience in a life time. Often, pronounced as close to heaven and “Country of Gorkhas”. Small but the country with pride, diverse culture and historical value; our Nepal confines the catch of every tourist all over the world. The highest peak in the world Mt Everest lies here exploring the heights of the space. World peace founder Lord “Gautam Buddha” birthplace; Lumbini is in Nepal. 10 world heritage sites are located here among which 7 lies within the Kathmandu Valley. It’s one of the amazing facts.
Exploring history, cultural experiences, natural beauty and enjoying exciting and extravagant sports makes really difference. Moreover, everyone can enjoy family environment with warm and loving people in Nepal who are always ready to help the visitors. In our country, guest are treated as god as the saying goes “Athiti Devo Bhava” meaning guests should be treated with full hospitality and honor. Read more…
A 13-year-old California boy plans to try to climb Mount Everest in a quest to reach the summits of the highest peaks on all seven continents.
If Jordan Romero succeeds, he’ll become the youngest person to conquer the world’s highest mountain.
Jordan will attempt the ascent to 29,035 feet with his father and his father’s girlfriend, both experienced outdoors people who have helped train the teenager for top-level mountaineering.
When Jordan was only 9, a school mural of the seven summits inspired his ambitious goal.
“I told my dad about it and he didn’t say no. He just explained the difficulties and what I’d have to do. We started training right away,” said Jordan, who was scheduled to depart for Nepal Monday night.
At age 10, he became the youngest American to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. He’s steadily checked off four of the tallest peaks since then, including Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which many climbers consider to be a more technical climb than Everest. Read more…
Environmentalist Lewis Pugh, 40, wore just trunks, goggles and a swimming hat to swim 1km (0.62 miles) across Pumori Lake. The icy lake lies 17,000ft (5,300m) up the famous mountain near the Khumbu Glacier and its waters are around just 2C.
Lewis took 22 minutes and 51 seconds to breast stroke across the lake and had to find a “delicate balance” between going too fast and too slowly.
He says if he had gone too quick he could have lost energy and drowned but if he had been too slow he would have suffered hypothermia. Read more…