The Olympic Torch on Everest
Many restrictions were imposed on Everest mountaineers this climbing season due to the Olympic torch being carried to the summit from the Tibet side. While no other groups were allowed on the Tibet side, climbers on the Nepal side could only ascend to Camp 2 until the torch had been to the summit and communication equipment was banned. The team carrying the torch summitted successfully on May 8 and the climbing is back in full swing from the Nepal side.
Nepal elections, now what?
To most people’s surprise, the Maoists won the Constituent Assembly elections, and that by quite a big margin. No doubt this is a major event in the history of Nepal, the implications of which are still unfolding. The country of Nepal has once again shown its remarkable ability to bounce back from tense situations. The mood is generally peaceful and optimistic, one which the tourism industry will undoubtedly benefit from. In this atmosphere of change we hope that the long term changes will be beneficial for all.
The Trekking Peaks of Nepal
The Trekking Peaks of Nepal are a selection of peaks that provide a good taste of Himalayan mountaineering that is affordable and attainable. The name is very misleading in that some routes and peaks are very challenging, though the popular ones are comparatively easy and can be climbed, under guidance, by adventurous trekkers who have little mountaineering experience. Generally the peaks are under 6500m and are closely associated with popular trekking areas.
Nepal Travel Advisory Feb 2008
Nepal's highest peaks
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo
Nepal elections postponed again
The Maoists have been demanding that Nepal be declared a republic before the November 22 elections, even though the King has already been totally stripped of his powers.
Tours to Nepal
Vertical Endeavour offers tours to this fascinating country in a way which suites your individual needs. Our specialties in the this country lie in trekking and climbing but we can arrange any kind of tour.
Other Mountains Article Count: 9
Nepal Article Count: 23
Magaliesberg Article Count: 7
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