Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm

Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.

Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm

Nepal`s Prime Minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.

Ancient Himalayan-scale mountain range found

 Scientists have found evidence of a huge mountain range similar in scale to the Himalayas which spanned at least 2,500 kilometres and sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.

The Himalayan Mahakumbh: A recount of a once-in-12-year experience
The Himalayan Mahakumbh: A recount of a once-in-12-year experience

Siddhartha Sen shares his experience of the Nanda Devi Raj Jat, one of the most arduous pilgrimages in the world.

Chardham yatra affected by landslips

Chardham yatra was on Monday affected as monsoon woes continued in Uttarakhand with roads to the famous Himalayan shrines remaining blocked by debris falling from hillsides following landslips.

Chhari Mubarak taken to Shankaracharya temple

`Chhari Mubarak`, the holy mace of lord Shiva, was on Saturday taken to historic Shankaracharya temple on a hillock here as part of the annual rituals in connection with the ongoing yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas.

Two highways leading to Kedarnath, Badrinath blocked

Fresh snowfall in higher reaches and moderate showers in plains in Uttarakhand have left two highways leading to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines in Garhwal Himalayas blocked, raising worries about timely start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage on May two.

Restoration of Char Dham routes on at full pace: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said all motorable and pedestrian routes to the Himalayan shrines will be in place before the Char Dham pilgrimage begins.

India`s Harshwanti Bisht wins Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal

Eminent Indian conservationist and mountaineer Harshwanti Bisht has been selected for this year`s prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for her environmental and community work in the Gangotri Himalaya area.

Bhutan, world`s last TV holdout, now at tech vanguard: PM

It was the world`s last hold-out against television and is regarded by travellers as a Himalayan Shangri-La.

5,360 missing in Uttarakhand, fresh rains add to woes

The Uttarakhand government puts the number of missing people in last month`s tragedy at 5,360.

4,699 high altitude lakes in Himalayas mapped

As many as 4,699 lakes in the Indian Himalayan region at an altitude above 3000-m above mean sea level have been found in an ISRO study revealing the wonders of Himalayas.

Nepal to work with neighbours to conserve Himalayan ecology

Nepal will work closely with its neighbours, India, China and Bhutan, to conserve the unique ecology of the Himalayan region, an intergovernmental body looking after conservation efforts in the region said on Monday.

Nature, faith prop up tourism in sylvan Sikkim

Sikkim is pushing its tourism envelope with a combination of nature and spirituality.

Everest hero highlights flood threat in Himalayas

Before Apa became a legendary Sherpa mountaineer, he was a humble Himalayan potato farmer who worked his fields in the Everest foothills until, without warning, raging floodwaters swallowed his farm.

Glacial meltdown causing uncertain future in Asia

Himalayan glaciers are melting, creating an uncertain future for two billion people across Asia, according to the UN.

Environmentalists propose `Himalaya Day`

A group of environmentalists have asked Parliament to declare September 9 as `Himalaya Day`.

Gangotri closed for winter

The famous Himalayan shrine of
Gangotri temporarily closed for five months today on the
occasion of `Annakut Parv`, the day after Diwali.

Conference on Himalayan environment in Shimla

Hundreds of environmentalists,
scientists and planners will discuss issues and challenges of
environment in the Himalayan region when they congregate here
for a three-day conference starting Monday.