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86-year-old Sherchan to scale Mount Everest

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KATHMANDU — An 86-year-old former Gurkha soldier has announced his plans to climb Mount Everest, seeking to reclaim his record of world’s oldest person to summit the earth’s highest peak.

At a press conference organized by ‘Min Bahadur Everest Expedition’ campaign here Monday, Min Bahadur Sherchan, who hails from Tatopani in Myagdi, shared about his upcoming Everest expedition.

“I may be old in terms of age but I still have young courage. I will reach the peak of Everest come what may,” Sherchan told reporters.

The former British Gurkha, who had reached atop the Everest at the age of 76 in 2008 and recorded his name in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010, told the media that he was fit from every aspects of climbing to begin an expedition to Mt Everest starting next month.

Campaign coordinator Jit Bahadur Gharti Magar shared that Sherchan would be climbing Everest for cause of world peace and protection for mother Earth besides winning back the record.

Sherchan is currently in a bid to break the 80-year-old Japanese national, Yuichiro Miura’s record and reclaim his title.

On the occasion, sociologist Prof Dr Krishna Bhattachan underscored the need for the government to support Sherchan’s cause, arguing that his ascend would add to the glory of Himalayan country like Nepal and its fellow citizens.

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Over 500 tourists visit Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve during New Year eve

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INARUWA — More than 500 domestic and external tourists have visited Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve during in the eve of New Year 2018.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is regarded as one of the key tourist hubs in Province No. 1.

Administrative Chief of the Wildlife Reserve Nabin Adhikari said that 500 plus tourists arrived in the area for visit.

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The tourists arrived in the area both for picnic and sight-seeing, the officials of Wildlife Reserve said. The tourists from Nepal, India and other countries also arrived in the Wildlife Reserve to visit the museum and for the purpose of bird watching and entertainment, officials said.

The Wildlife Reserve also generated good revenue from the fees charged to the visitors for their entry, it is said.

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