A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the speed record for summiting the world’s 14 highest peaks, racing up all “8000ers” in just six months and six days, organisers said.
A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, aware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Everest — left by climbers eager to make their ascent.
Nepal rolled out the red carpet on Saturday for China’s President Xi Jinping but rounded up Tibetans to prevent protests during the first state visit by a Chinese leader in 23 years.
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