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Hillary school attains Himalayan heights

Khumjung Secondary School established by Edmund Hillary sees a 100% SEE pass rate Khumjung Secondary School became the the top-performing school in Solukhumbu district last week in the 2024 Secondary Education Examination (SEE), achieving a 100% pass rate with exceptionally high personal scores.  Khumjung’s 27 students, comprising 15 girls and…

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Mountain man Al Read, 87

Remembering the pioneer of Himalayan rafting, trekking and mountaineering Our Mountain Travel office was located in the grounds of Gen Shamrajya Rana’s splendid but crumbling palace in Naxal. The walled garden bustled with activity, bright tents and sleeping bags spread on the grass to dry in the Himalayan sun. Prayer…

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Boating down the Babai in Bardia

Rafting and wildlife viewing adventure in western Nepal’s pristine jungles The Babai River journey starts at Chepang on the road from Nepalgunj to Surket. Photo: LISA CHOEGYAL “I just heard the tiger call three times. Let’s stop here to see if they come out onto the river bank.”  All eight…

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge at 25

A haven of sustainable hospitality in Nepal sets a benchmark for ecotourism Twenty five years ago Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge was inaugurated by Sir Edmund Hillary, his tall frame stooping to light the traditional votive lamp on the recently-laid slate veranda.  The trees and wild landscaping had yet to mature, bamboos were…

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First Scotch on the summit of Everest

The journey of a bottle of Royal Salute Coronation Edition being auctioned in London for charity Around 7,000 people have now reached the highest point on the planet, the top of Mt Everest since it was first scaled by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. But only one bottle…

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