Stories By 'KUMBHA RAJ RAI'
A group of youth have been “illegally” collecting Rs500 as an accommodation fee in the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality from foreign trekkers visiting the Everest region in the name of Khumbu Hotel Association.
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Gurung, the 2015 champion, clocked 4 hours 02 minutes 30 seconds to claim the world’s highest altitude marathon that began from Everest base camp situated at 5360m altitude and finished at Namche Bazar (3440m). Defending champion Suman Kulung ended up in second in 4:06:10 and Bed Bahadur Sunuwar (4:28:35), the 2016 winner, came third.
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A bridge connecting Khotang and Okhaldhunga came into operation on Friday, after eight years in limbo.
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Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality has started charging a tourism fee from foreign trekkers despite objections from travel trade entrepreneurs.
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Suman Kulung and Nirkala Rai of Solukhumbu claimed the titles of the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon held on Monday at the Everest Region.
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Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck, who had set a string of records for making quick solo ascents of mountains, died on the slopes of Mt Everest on Sunday morning while attempting to climb Mt Nuptse.
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