Proposed link faces geological, geopolitical and technical problems, and would join a long list of China’s engineering marvels if completed.
Gelje Sherpa and another guide hauled the Malaysian man from below the summit – where temperatures can dip below minus 30 Celsius – back to Camp 3.
In an Instagram post, the wife of Shrinivas Sainis Dattatraya wrote a tribute to the 39-year-old climber who went missing after reaching the summit on May 19.
Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest for a record 28th time on Tuesday, an official said, completing his second ascent in just a week.
Muhammad Hawari Hashim, who is deaf and mute, went missing between Camp IV and Camp III during his descent after a successful ascent on May 18.
Hari Budha Magar, a former Gurkha soldier in the British army who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, arrived at Everest on April 17 but had to wait until May 19 to reach the summit.
Eight climbers, including the Chinese and Indian nationals, have died on Mount Everest during the current season which started in March.
Nepal’s ex-home minister, Balkrishna Khand was arrested for his role in a scam that duped young Nepalese out of money on the promise they would be sent to the US as refugees from Bhutan.
Three people who went foraging for Cordyceps sinensis in the highlands of Nepal went missing after they were hit by an avalanche. The parasitic fungus can fetch huge sums in China, where it’s used in herbal medicines.
Ram Bahadur Limbu was awarded the medal by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 1966 for rescuing fellow soldiers during an attack.
Climbers from China issued with 96 of the passes issued, US climbers get next most with 87. Overcrowding was blamed for 4 of the 11 deaths that happened in 2019.
Northern Ireland’s Noel Hanna, 56, had summited Everest 10 times and climbed the highest point on all seven continents.
One member of Nepal’s new ruling coalition, former PM Sher Bahadur Debua has been dubbed ‘pro-India’ by the Global Times. Debua replaces KP Sharma Oli, who was known for his pro-Beijing stance.
The election has triggered feuds among partners in the ruling alliance. Nepal sees frequent changes in government and has 8 in the past 10 years.
A looming drought could see India keep its wheat export ban in place, posing fresh risks for a region already suffering from a food crisis.
In high-altitude Nepal, one Sherpa village has more Everest summiteers than anywhere else on Earth. Why?
The resignations come after the prime minister said he planned to support a presidential candidate from an opposition party, in an election set to take place on March 9.
Mainland China, Singapore, South Korea and Japan all require trans people to undergo reassignment surgery before their gender identity can be formally recognised. So did Hong Kong, until a landmark court ruling earlier this month.
Job cuts at Pakistan-based e-commerce firm Daraz follow a workforce reduction of more than 15,000 at parent Alibaba in the first nine months of 2022.
Nepal’s Yeti Airlines plane crash that killed 72 highlighted the dangers of flying in Nepal. The Himalayan nation has seen dozens of crashes in recent decades, in part due to difficult terrain, sudden weather changes and ageing planes.
China has not put Nepal on a priority list of nations with which to resume travel, and ‘there might be a lot of cancellations’.
Both the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder would be examined by experts at Singapore’s Transportation Safety Investigation Bureau to find the cause of the Yeti Airlines crash that killed all 72 people on board on January 15.
Magnitude 5.6 quake struck Himalayan nation on Tuesday afternoon; ‘there was terror for some time’.