Mount Everest attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the "standard route") and the other from the north in Tibet. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as
altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant hazards from avalanches and the
Khumbu Icefall. As of 2019[update], over 300 people have
died on Everest, many of whose bodies remain on the mountain. (Full article...)
Hira Singh Khatri, was requested by Mahendra of Nepal to direct Aama. The film's post-production and indoor filming were mainly done in
Kolkata, India. It was released on 7 October 1964. After the release, Aama became the first Nepalese film to be produced in Nepal. (Full article...)
LicchaviPrincess Bhrikuti Devi (Sanskrit: भृकुटी), known to Tibetans as Bal-mo-bza' Khri-btsun, Bhelsa Tritsun ('Nepali consort') or, simply, Khri bTsun ("Royal Lady"), is traditionally considered to have been the first wife and queen of the earliest emperor of Tibet,
Songtsen Gampo (605? - 650 CE), and an incarnation of
Tara. She was also known as "Besa", and was a princess of the
Licchavi kingdom of
Nepal and later the queen consort of Tibet.
Even though the historicity of Bhrikuti Devi is not certain, and no reference to her has been found among the documents discovered at
Dunhuang, "there are increasing indications supporting this hypothesis." There were certainly very close relationships between Tibet and Nepal at this period and, "Such a mythological interpretation discredits in no way the historical likelihood of such a marriage...." (Full article...)
Nepali tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) grown in
Nepal. They are distinctive in appearance, aroma and taste, but are similar in many ways to tea produced in
Darjeeling tea, perhaps because the eastern zones of Nepal have geography and topography similar to Darjeeling. Its relatively smaller production quantities mean that teas from Nepal are less well known than those from Darjeeling.