Videos tagged with "weather"
Helicopter Crash on Mountain a Russian MI-17 Crashes on Takeoff from Mount Everest Base Camp Nepal [00:59]
Helicopter Crash on Mountain a Russian MI-17 Crashes on Taking off from a Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, on May 28th 2003. An accident report on AERO News Network states -- "A Russian Mi-17 turbine helicopter, enroute to Base Camp with porters on their way to the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mount Everest's (29002 feet) first climb, crashed Wednesday with at least three fatalities and seven reported injuries/survivors. The Mi-17 was based in Kathmandu and chartered from Simrik Air. On board were five porters, a mountain guide and four crew members. On its return the helo was to have picked up climbers that had just returned from having climbed the mountain in celebration of the May 29, 1953 ascent by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The accident, seen on video, shows the Mi-17 on approach to landing and veering off to the left, suddenly, in a descent to disappear beyond a ridge line. The sight of parts flying about, shortly thereafter, occurs (apparently) at impact. Two of the dead were reported as mountain porter Phudorji Sherpa and cabin attendant Anup Dewan. An airport official claimed that, "The chopper left Kathmandu in the morning but because of bad weather it stopped at Lukla airport (in NE Nepal) for some time. It later proceeded to the Base Camp and crashed nearby." Among the injured was a German woman, who had the misfortune to be walking near Base Camp when the helicopter crashed. Listed in serious condition are Cris Lising (of Germany), the ...
NEPAL - Asia - Himalaya View & Bhaktapur [04:20]
When the weather is fine you can see the Himalaya mountains from the village Dhulikhel (30 km east of Kathmandu). The Royal Town Bhaktapur is a bit touristic, but beautiful. Bhaktapur lies approx. 15 km southeast of Kathmandu.
Singalila National Park - Trekking with Nabin of TrekMate [02:09]
We had 5 days and 4 nights trekking in Nepal and West Bengal with wonderful views of the Himalayas. To see Everest and Kanchenjunga at sunrise from where we did - something to savor. We did this in November of 2012. We were lucky to have splendid weather. Being November, it started cooling off at night and we were glad for the down sleeping bags and jackets TrekMate provided us. About TrekMate in Darjeeling: We'd highly recommend TrekMate listening to the type of trek we wanted to take and then setting us up with a terrific guide and porter. Nabin, our guide, had good command of the English language which helped us learn about the area. Otherwise, he speaks fluent Hindi and Nepalese. Nabin was obviously seasoned with several years guiding under his belt and knew when and where to be of help - a 6th sense perhaps. Great sense of humor, too. We appreciated Kumar, our porter, who lightened our load and allowed us to totally enjoy the surrounds which were incredibly beautiful. This was a tea house trek with stops along the way for great food made by people in their own homes. Each night offered different, unique, and fun accommodation in guest houses along the way. If I was to rate this experience on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best, it gets a 5+. ~Mary PS I surprised Nabin. He didn't know I was videoing him with my phone until i was done and told him. I could have done better on the sound but you'll get the idea. Concentrate on the beauty! :-) And here is a little more about ...
Take off from Lukla (Nepal) [02:03]
Our trekking group missed landing at this famous air strip as we came in on choppers due to the weather conditions but we did leave by plane. You can see another aircraft at ~0:20sec disappearing down the runway and @ ~0:42sec you get a quick glimpse down the runway prior to take off, note you can't actually see over the crest when the plane starts its run.
Ethnic Gurung tribes celebrating Dashain. [01:08]
Nepal ownes many festivals which differs within the ethnic groups.Nepal consists 61 ethnic group.and Nepal's colourfull holidays and festivals occurs virtually year round and visit to Nepal is almost certain to coincide with atleast one,Certain times of yerar,particularly August and September towards theend of the monsoon,are packed with festivals.hey go a long way towards compensating for the less-than-ideal weather at that time of the year.Dashain is the most important of all Nepalease celebrations,in terms of impact,perhaps most closely approximated by Christian and new year in the west.Dashain is the most pleasant post-moonsoon period when sky is clearest,the air is cleanest and the rice is ready to harvesting is also the time for Nepal's biggest annual festival.and feativals lasts for 15 days,finishing on the full moon day of late September or early October,and there are number of important days right through the festival.Dashain is known as durgapuja since the festival celebrates the victory of the godess durga over the forces of evil in the guise of the buffalo demon Mahisasura,since durga is bloodthirsty godess.the festival is marked by wholesale bloodletting and features the biggest animal sacrifice of the year. The 10th day of festival,vijayadashami,is again a family affair as cards and greetings are exchanged,family visits are made and parents place a red tika mark on their children's foreheads .