A total of 69 participants from Kavre, Ramechhap, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot and Rasuwa attended the training. Classes were conducted on History, Culture, People & Religion; Basic Tourism & Tourism Management, Trekking & Mountaineering Management; Mountain Sickness and HIV/AIDS; Health& Hygiene and First Aid; Food & Beverage and Hospitality Management; Eco-Tourism; Protected areas and Conservation; Geography, Map Reading and Flora & Fauna; and Communicative English Language. Chewang Nema Sherpa, Gopal Magar & I are very pleased to teach about expedition management with orientation class. Thank you for inviting us. We had great time to met new faces.
Claire Cozens/AFP KATHMANDU: More than a billion people in Asia depend on Himalayan glaciers for water, but experts say they are melting at an alarming rate, threatening to bring drought to large swathes of the continent.
Glaciers in the Himalayas provide headwaters for Asia's nine largest rivers, lifelines for the 1.3 billion people who live downstream. But temperatures in the region have increased by between 0.15 and 0.6 degrees Celsius each decade for the last 30 years, accelerating the rate at which glaciers are shrinking.
As world leaders gather in Copenhagen this month for a crucial climate change summit, campaigners warn that some Himalayan glaciers could disappear within a few decades.
"Scientists predict that most glaciers will be gone in 40 years as a result of climate change," said Prashant Singh of WWF's Climate for Life campaign. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN body on climate change, has warned Himalayan glaciers could "disappear altogether by 2035" and experts say the effects of global warming are already being felt in the region.
In Nepal and Bhutan, the receding glaciers have formed vast lakes that threaten to burst, devastating villages downstream.
Legendary mountain climber who has summited Mt. Everest seven times. Peter is also a high altitude film maker, working on films for NOVA, National Geographic, and in the featur e film, "Seven Years in Tibet". Peter was awarded the highest honor from the American Alpine Club for the rescue of Beck Weathers in the 1996 Everest tragedy
Dr. Tabin has summited the East Face of Mt. Everest. He was the fourth person to climb the highest peak on each of the earth's seven continents. Geoff, an ophthalmologist, has also been instrumental in establishing clinics to help eradicate blindness in the Himalayas and other third world areas.
The Himalaya, the great 'Abode of snow' that extends across Asia, offers the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, & nowhere is this scenery more spectacular then in the country of Nepal. But the mountain is far from the valley of Kathmandu, so the best way to see them and appreciate their grandeur is to leave the city behind and walk to the foot of the peaks themselves. A walk through the hills of Nepal will not only give you a view of the mountains, but also take you through remote hill villages inhabited by hospitable people who truly enjoy sharing their experiences with you