Beyond the Edge, a doc movie based on Sir Edmund Hillary’s journey to the summit of Everest released on Oct 24 sets a local box office record of $320,170 for the weekend.
Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese guide Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, successfully conquered Mt. Everest in May 29, 1953. The real story long time ago, portrayed in the colorful motion picture is able to connect well with the 35+ year old demographic and beyond.
Beyond the Edge, a 3D film by Leanne Pooley takes the audience through the challenging geographical conditions of Everest Region all the way to its summit. The movie also shows why Edmund Hillary rightfully made himself a national as well as international hero.
Pooley said: “It’s really exciting for me to hear people are going to the movie and experiencing for themselves the exhilaration of Sir Ed’s incredible achievement.”
Producer Matthew Metcalfe added: “I am delighted that New Zealanders are discovering the incredible story behind Sir Ed and the conquest of Everest.
The moment when glorious history was made- Hillary and Tenzing
British trekkers at Hotel Marsyangdi after their trek
“A Week below Everest” trek is a 11 days trek to Khumbu Region of Nepal. With the panorama of Himalayan background, the region is dominated by the famous climbing clan, Sherpas. The Sherpa culture at its best and the ideally located highland monasteries are also the major attractions of the trek. Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for conserving wildlife also encompasses the world’s highest peak Everest 8848m. The park comprises the wide diversity of Himalayan floras and faunas. Series of mani walls, yak grazed pastures, lush vegetation and beautiful landscapes are eminent features of the trial during the trek. The major stopover point for acclimatization in the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar offers the blend of prosperous Sherpa culture and facilities of all possible modern amenities.
This autumn, a group of thirteen English trekkers representing Hospice charity were led by Ms. Agnieszka Hobbs, during the trek to Khumbu Region with Explore Himalaya. An itinerary was set to take the trekkers to the Everest Base Camp but the unfavorable weather conditions restricted them to trek beyond Gorakshep. Whatsoever, the trekkers had the very wonderful trek. Despite of heavy snowfall and the extreme coldness, the trekkers found Khumbu Region a real wonderland. From Gorakshep, to watch Everest soaring high beyond the skies with several other mountain siblings was the most wonderful experience of their trek.
The most frequented trekking trial in Nepal, Everest Trek is full of Highland surprises. The tea houses throughout the trial offer the comfortable accommodation and varieties of delicious cuisines. The British Trekkers had numerous memorable moments of Khumbu region. “Weather didn’t favor us but everytime weather was harsh, sooner or later, we came across a beautiful surprise which made our trek fantastic”, a member of the trek said.
Three Indonesian visitors Mr. Leonard Julius Paisa, Ms. Eunike and Mr. Irwan Silawan were probably lacked time. Yet, they had the strongest desire to witness the highlands of Nepal in the mighty Everest region. Explore Himalaya made their dream come true, arranging the Heli Tour to this exotic location in a very short notice. On May 11, 2013 the Indonesian visitors flew to one of the most thrilling airports of the world- Lukla on the Fishtail AS- 350 B3 chopper. On the same day, as the weather was favorable to them they took the most delightful aerial ride on the chauffer to Kalapattar. Kalapattar is the best view-point to view the mesmerizing views of 4 8000m plus Himalayan giants including the mighty Everest. Their heli tour was perfectly adventurous and memorable. The same day they flew back to Lukla and ended their Heli Tour with the wholeheartedly satisfied hearts.
Minister for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation, says to prioritize tourism development in Western Nepal.
Nepal Mountaineering Association recently organized a program to celebrate the 39th Anniversary of NMA. On the occasion the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Post Bahadur Bogati, said the new mountains in the Western Nepal, for mountaineering and trekking will be opened.
He also said Nepal is the paradise for Mountaineering throughout the world and hence Diamond Jubilee will be celebrated next year in 2013 to mark the 60th year of first successful climb over Everest by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary back in 1953.
It was informed that works on opening a Mountain Training school in Lantang has also been forwarded.