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1st Park Yeoung Seok Climbing Competition- 23 Oct
NMA in coordination with Park Yeoug Seok Foundation is organizing 1st Park Yeoung Seok Climbing Competition on 1 & 2 Nov 2013. Registration form has been started to distribute from NMA Secretariat upon the receipt of Rs 1000 as registration fee.  The competition will be organized at Himalaya Climbing & Training Center, Balaju Industrial Area. The competition will b . .
Tourist died in Manaslu area- 22 Oct
  Tourist died in Manaslu area- 22 Oct A 30 Year old named Ms. Konojac Domonique from Poland died on 21 Oct after she fell into Budhi Gandaki while trekking in Larkepass of Manaslu area. ( source: setopati.com) A 30 Year old named Ms. Konojac Domonique from Poland died on 21 Oct after she fell into Budhi Gandaki while trekking in Larkepass of Manaslu area. ( source: setopa . .
Delay in identification of new 8000 m peaks- 20 Oct
During UIAA General Assembly held in Switzerland from 3- 5 Oct, Pakistan Alpine Club and Indian Mountaineering Foundation requested to give them some time to discuss in their general assembly and get approval to proceed for international recognition of additional five mountains above 8000m. UIAA initiated the Agura project to identify and recognize new peaks above 8,000 metres. . .
In-Jeong Lee re-elected President of UAAA-7 Oct

General Assembly of Union of Asian Alpine Association (UAAA) in Pakistan from 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2013 re-elected In-Jeng Lee  and Christine Pae as President and General Secretary of UAAA respectively.

German and Austrian alpine clubs to rejoin UIAA- 6 Oct
The UIAA - International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation voted unanimously at its General Assembly on 5 Oct to accept the applications of the German Alpine Club (DAV) and Der Verband alpiner Vereine Österreichs (VAVÖ) to rejoin the federation.German Alpine Club (DAV) was founded in 1869 and has become the world's largest alpine sports organization with more tha . .
Two dead‚ one missing in avalanche-1 Oct
Two persons (Tendi Sherpa of Gudel and Nim Pasang Sherpa of Jubhing Kharikhola of Solukhumbu district ) died and one went missing in an avalanche on Mt Himulung, 7126 m in Manang that happened 30 Sep. They were part of an eight-member expedition team on Mt Himulung. Other foreign nationals are safe and two other Nepalese named Dorje Khatri and Kul Bahadur Thapa had been rescued . .
Opening time of NMA during Dashain and Tihaar- 30 September

NMA will open from 11:00 am - 2:00pm on the following days of Dashain and Tihaar holidays for the smooth issuance of climbing permits.
11 Oct- Phulpati
13 Oct- Mahanawami
15 Oct- Ekadashi
16 Oct- Dwadashi
18 Oct- Poornima
3 Nov- Laxmi  Pooja

NMA will be fully closed on the following days of Dashain and Tihaar.
14 Oct- Vijayadashami
4 Nov- Mha Pooja
5 Nov- Bhai tika

317 tourists visitors on World Tourism Day- 27 Sep

Different categories of 317 tourists visited International Mountain Museum , Pokhara on 27Sep -World Tourism Day. NMA made 50% discount on all the tickets on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

UIAA / UAAA General Assembly- 27 Sep
NMA President Zimba Zangbu Sherpa, General Secretary Deebas Bikram Shah, Mr. Surendra Prasad Sapkota, Under Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation departed for Pakistan to participate in UAAA General Assembly to be held from 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2013.Similarly, NMA President and General Secretary will also attend UIAA General Assembly in Switzerland from 2 - 5 Oct . .
Royalty fee / garbage deposit system at bank- 27 sep
NMA will issue climbing permit to the trekking companies only after they submit the receipt of the deposit of royalty fee and garbage fee at Nabil Bank. The new system will come into effect from 1 October 2013. The trekking companies can deposit the fee at the following branches of the Nabil Bank.Durbar Marg, Kantipath, Thamel, Maharajgunj, Chabahil, New road, Pulchowk and Bane . .
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