Latest Himalayas Stories
RedOrbit talked to New York Times bestselling author Alison Levine about her adventures in the natural world: climbing the highest peaks on every continent, and leading the first Everest expedition of all-female Americans.
What a shame! With more and more people climbing Everest each year, it has become a cesspool for trash, prostitution, and fighting.
Human settlements have popped up in some of the most remote locations on Earth, and a new study in the journal Science has revealed that about 3,600 years ago, an agricultural society subsisted on the Tibetan Plateau, the so-called 'roof of the world'.
It is of great importance to have a thorough preparation before travelling at Everest Base Camp.
Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world because it offers the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak—Mt. Everest.
Mt. Everest, the hottest attraction in Tibet, is seeing the peak tourism season.
This year 2014, a sacred year for pilgrims and a peak season for travelers will bring thousands of visitors to Mt. Everest.
Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is now promoting tailor-made tours to the region. Tibet (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based
The Eastern Himalayas are home to more than 360 different songbird species, most of which are to be found nowhere else on the planet.
Less than a week after the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest claimed the lives of at least 13 of their own, dozens of Sherpa guides have packed up and walked out, taking steps to close down the mountain for the season.
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...
The Yellow-throated Marten or Himalayan Marten (Martes flavigula), is a species of marten found in Asia. It ranges through the temperate mountainous forests of the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and East Asia, including the Russian Far East and the Korean Peninsula. It is generally solitary. It is distinguished from the Stone Marten by its large size and long limbs and tail; its tail makes up nearly half of the total body length. An adult may weigh as much as 7.5 pounds, and may be more than...
- A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.