Mountain tourism and safety

PRAKSH ADHIKARINepal is many things to many people. While the land may present awesome artwork and cultural diversities to some, others may feel elated to see how nature has come best in the composition of mountains, hills, valleys and plain lands and rivers and rivulets in such a small radius.However, it was only after 1950 the Himalayan Kingdom was open to the outside world. Before that Nepal was forbidden to Westerners expect for few invited hunting expeditions. After the successful ascent of Mt.Everest by Tenzing Norgey Sherpa and Sir, Edmund Hillary in 1953 Nepal was promoted in the outsides worlds as... Continue reading
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High altitude illness

Buddha Basnyat, David R Murdoch High- altitude illness is the collective term for acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE), & high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE).the pathophysiology of these syndromes is not completely understood, although studies have substantially contributed to the current  understanding of several areas. These areas include the role & potential mechanishms of brain swelling in AMS & HACE mechanisms accounting for exaggerated pulmonary hypertention in HAPE, & the role of inflammation & alveolar-fluid clearance in HAPE. Only limited information is available about the genetic basis of high-altitude illness, & no clear associations between gene polymorphisms &... Continue reading
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Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal

Dhobichaur, Lazimpat (North Gate of the Royal Palace)
P.O. Box No. 4944,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4440292 / 4440293
Fax: +977-1-4411956
E-mail : hra@mail.com.np

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