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Back to Langtang

Two weeks ago we saw a glimpse of the Langtang Valley. At 6th january 2016 we were in Thulo Syabru after traversing Gosainkund from Melamchi Pull and Tarkegyang (see Helambu report). Langtang was most hit by the earthquake in spring 2015 and is the place where our friend Chhembel Tamang and his family live, who […]

Nepal NOW !

At 14 october the NKBV (Dutch Alpine Club) organised together with the Nepalese Consulate a fundraising evening. At this evening the Dutch Campaign Nepal Now has been launched by the Dutch minister Ploumen. The objective: getting back the tourism in Nepal and stimulating people to go to this beautiful Himalaya country. The Nepal Now campaign […]

Nepal Goodwill Ambassadors

Seventeen international mountaineers and five Nepali climbers haven been nominated by the Nepalese government as Goodwill Ambassadors for the country. This honor was given to famous mountaineers like Reinhold Messner, Peter Hillary, Jamling Tenzing, Junko Tabei, Ed Viestures, Edurne Passaban en Ralf Dujmovits. Katja Staartjes is very honored to be part of this group. The […]