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Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote and isolated regions in the Nepali Himalaya. Photo: Birendra Timilsina

Biodiversity and tourism linkages in the scenic Hindu Kush Himalaya By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species ... Read More »

Abdul Jabbar Bhatti becomes fourth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest

Abdul Jabbar Bhatti becomes fourth Pakistani to scale Everest

Pakistani mountaineers Nazir Sabir, Hasan Sadpara and Samina Baig conquered the world’s highest mountain before. A retired Pakistan Army lieutenant colonel Abdul Jabbar Bhatti became the fourth Pakistani to successfully peak Mount Everest. Lieutenant (R) colonel Abdul Jabbar Bhatti is an accomplished mountaineer and a past recipient of the President Pride of Performance award and the Tamgha-i-Basalat (Medal of Good ... Read More »

Stunning photos of the couple who got married on Mount Everest

Stunning photos of the couple who got married on Mount Everest

James and Ashley spent three weeks in the base camp at 17,000 feet above sea level Taking outdoor photography is setting a new elevation, A Californian couple decided to their wedding celebrations at the most stunning scene Mount Everest, which is highest mountain in the world. The Californian couple spent three weeks in the base camp at 17,000 feet above sea ... Read More »

Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

Pakistan-French joint expedition leaves for Gasherbrum-II

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Pakistan is heaven for foreign climbers who are eager to scale down different mountains including Nanga Parbat and K-2. An eight-member French and Pakistan joint expedition has left for Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday to scale down Gasherbrum-II also known as K4. Gasherbrum-II is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres. The team comprises of two French and six ... Read More »

Extreme Expedition: Four climbers die on Mount Everest in four days

Four climbers die on Mount Everest in four days in May 2016

4 die and about 30 other climbers have become ill with altitude sickness, or are suffering from frostbite. At least four climbers have perished on Mount Everest in four days, after an Indian mountaineer became the latest to succumb to altitude sickness while descending from the world’s highest peak. The first person to die was a climbing guide named Phurba ... Read More »

High-value mountain products can promote sustainable livelihoods in Himalayas

Integrated farm with fruits, vegetables and herbs, Swat valley, Pakistan

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, mountain farmers and consumers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) are a cornucopia of diverse, high-value products. With an abundance of niche goods, the region has a comparative advantage over other markets due to the ... Read More »

Youth explore climate change issues through Arts

Student taking selfies with their artworks on Climate Change at at 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival in Islamabad

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival begins in Islamabad Islamabad – An exhibition of as many as 135 oil-on-canvas paintings by the youth from local colleges and universities explore climate change through the arts to create a platform for education and dialogue. The exhibition opened on Tuesday December 8 at the Ibex Club, Lake View Park. A large number of students, environmentalists, art lovers and ... Read More »

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

5th Pakistan Mountain Festival to begin on December 6

Islamabad – The week-long 5th Pakistan Mountain Festival (PMF) will take off with the rock wall climbing in the Margallah Hills and artificial wall at the Ibex Club Rawal Lake Park on December 6 and will continue till Dec. 13. Describing the schedule of events, Munir Ahmed, PMF Festival Director and Director Devcom-Pakistan said, the mountain paintings exhibition is scheduled on Tuesday December 8, ... Read More »

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