Two streets in the USA are named after the highest mountain, Mt. Everest. One is in New York, Jackson Heights area and another in California.
The New York one was recently named. One of the Councillors of the city inaugurated the street. Nepali people in the area organized a street festival with various cultural programs. The Nepali ambassador and others were also present in the ceremony.
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The Rotary Club of Nagarjun has honored actress Nisha Adhikari for being the first Rotarian to climb Mt. Everest. As a member of the Club, Nisha had carried a flag of the Club to the top of the Peak. In the ceremony Nisha handed over the flag she took to the top to the Club.
Before that film artists Nisha Adhikari and Arjun Karki were honored by the Film Artist Association. During the program Nisha and Arjun shared their experience of climbing the highest peak in the world. They also talked about the risks and challenges they faced while climbing Mt. Everest.
Actress Nisha Adhikari offered to talk in a television program ‘Tough Talk’ by Dil Bhusan Pathak. In the program, Nisha talked about her experience of her assent.
Nisha talks about the sunrise from below and the Nepali flag on the top.
Nepali actress Nisha Adhikari, the first Nepali actress to scale Mt. Everest, arrived in Kathmandu on Friday morning. At the airport, a team of film artists and others welcomed the actress.
Nisha landed in Kathmandu at 11:30 AM. There were film artists including Nawal Khadka, Laxmi Giri, Aakash Khawas, journalists to congratulate and welcome Nisha.
Actress Nisha Adhikari made a new record of becoming the first actress to climb Mt. Everest. Although the government might not be interested in giving her the credit, she has made a history. The first film artist to climb Everest, Arjun Karki, had also reached the peak a day earlier making him the first Nepali film artist on the peak.
Due to excessive charge to Nepali citizen to climb the Everest, Nisha and Arjun had to register themselves as climber’s support staffs, high altitude workers. They each saved (and the government lost) about Rs. 2 million (US$ 25,000) in registration fees.
Actor Arjun Karki has reached the top of Mt. Everest at 7 AM on May 19. After reaching to the top he has become the first Nepali artist to reach the top of the world. Arjun will not be recognized officially as he had climbed the peak as a helper to climbers.
Nepali actress Nisha Adhikari has started her ascent to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. She is heading for the Camp II at 2AM Nepali time. She is expecting the reach the top on May 21, 2013.
In a statement, Nisha told that she is, ‘Nervous, excited, hoping, anticipating and happy that the morning has finally arrived." Nisha thinks that the best thing about climbing the mountain is being in the nature’s ‘majestic lap’ and the sense of unbiasedness.
In a press conference, Actress Nisha Adhikari has announced her plan to scale Mt. Everest soon. Nisha is planning to start her Everest journey on April 6, 2013.
In the press conference organized by the Film Artist Association in Anamnagar, Kathmandu actor Nawal Khadka, actress Karishma Manandhar, actress Basundhara Bhusal, Ramesh Budhathoki, Dinesh DC, Rajesh Payal Rai and others were present to offer their best wishes to Nisha for the journey. Nisha expressed her sadness on the absence of the FDB head, Dharmendra Kumar Marbaita ‘Pappu’ in spite of the invitation.
Actor and producer Arjun Karki has announced that he will attempt to reach the top of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. In a press conference held by Nepal Film Journalist Association, Arjun told that he will carry holy water from Pashupatinath to the top of Mt. Everest.
While attempting the ascend, Arjun Karki will convey the message to stop child labor, sex assault and violence against women. With him Arjun will also carry National flag of Nepal, flag of Film Artists Association to the top.
In an article published in Korea Times, the Indian Ambassador to South Korea, Vishnu Prakash, argued that one of the reasons the North-Eastern part of the country is beautiful because of the existence of Mt. Everest.
The northeastern part of the country where it borders China offers the most beautiful scenic views thanks to Mt. Everest.
The newspaper hasn’t specifically quoted the Ambassador saying the exact words but, it seem to imply that one has to go to India to see Mt. Everest. Mt. Everest h
owever is in the border of Nepal and China, at least 200 km away from the Indian border.
Nepali print and online media have started protest to the statement.
You can read the full article in this link.
A team comprising of 11 mountaineers including the central committee member of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Krishna KC and Chairman Prachanda’s son Prakash Dahal have headed to climb 6,000 m high Langtang mountain. This climb is in preparation of climbing the Mount Everest.
After the intention to climb the world’s highest peak, party’s team had been practicing mountain climbing for the last few months. After the 20 days climbing training in Langtang, the team is ex
pected to climb Mt. Everest in this year’s season.
The Mt. Everest climbing team includes Krishna KC, Prakash Dahal, Yuvaraj Dulal, Bina Magar, Shivakumar Dangi, Mukunda Pokharel, Dinesh Shrestha, Ishu Bhatta, Madan Chudal and Maheshowr Phuyal.
Our best wishes for the team for the success of Langtang ascent and their ultimate Mt. Everest climbing!
By: Prem K. Amatya
When I introduced myself to a Canadian friend, she asked the most dreaded question, again:
"Where is Nepal?"
A 30-year-old Nepali guru, Bhakta Kumar Rai, has spent 32 hours on top of the Mount Everest. He reached the top at 5:30 am on May 20 and stayed there till 1 pm the next day. In that time he mediated for the world peace for 27 hours.
Rai has broken the previous record of Babu Chhiri Sherpa who had made the world record by staying on the summit for 21 hours and 30 minutes in 1999. The freezing cold on the top can cause severe frostbite and swelling in the brain, that can even cause death to the less enduring climbers. It was told that in that 32 hours Rai had used oxygen only for 11 hours.
Bhakta Kumar Rai is told to have achieved ‘Supreme Master Godangel’ wh
en he was 18 years old. His followers in countries like Nepal, India, Hong Kong, Britain and Malaysia regard him as a messenger of God to earth to spread peace and eradicate poverty.
The news update of the Heavenly Path website says:
Heavenly Path would like to informed you all that Supreme Master Godangel has been arrived at Base Camp in 6 hrs 20 minutes leaving behind all the Sherpas after 32 hrs of Prayer, Meditation and Request for the World at the Top of the World…
Apa Sherpa has yet again broken his own record of climbing the Mt. Everst for the 21st time. He has been breaking his own records that he made in 1999, every year (except in 2001) for the last ten years.
Apa reached the top of the world at 9:15 in the morning of May 11, 2011. The 51 year-old Sherpa was one of the team of four Nepali, a Swiss national, and and an American national in the climbing.
The historical data of his Mt. Everest climbing started in 1990 and he has been climbing the peak almost every years, with twice in 1992 and pauses in 1996, 1977, 1998 and 2001. Although, he announced retirement after his 12th summit in 2002, he couldn’t help himself and was on the top next year. The dates of his climbs are:
- May 10, 1990
- May 8, 1991
- May 12, 1992
- October 7, 1992
- May 10, 1993
- October 10, 1994
- May 15, 1995
- October 26, 1999
- May 20, 1998
- May 26, 1999 (Start of World Record feat … and continues breaking his own recrods)
- May 24, 2000
- May 16, 2002
- May 26, 2003
- May 17, 2004
- May 31, 2005
- May 19, 2006
- May 16, 2007
- May 22, 2008
- May 21, 2009
- May 21, 2010
- May 11, 2011
Ex-Foreign Minister, 82-year-old Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay has died on his way to climb Mt. Everest. He had left for the top of the world on April 17, 2011. He died while walking in a place called Ice Fall, some 2 km above the Mt. Everest base camp.
According to report, Upadhaya died at around 5 and 6 PM of May 9, 2011. The dead body will be brought back by a 17 member mountering team lead by Dawa Steven Sherpa.
xNepali team offers heartily condolence to the family of the brave-hearted Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay and we wish his soul rest in peace.