© All rights reserved. NepalKhabar

Photo Feature

In pics: Everest summiteer double amputee Budha Magar arrives Kathmandu

Saroj Baizu

Saroj Baizu

 |  Kathmandu

Hari Budha Magar, a former British Gurkha soldier who climbed the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, has arrived in Kathmandu.

To welcome him, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sudan Kirati among others reached the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

Budha has set a world record for being the first 'double amputee above the knee' to reach atop of the Mt Everest.

He is also holding a press conference in Kathmandu today (Tuesday).

Budha Magar has climbed Mt Everest with the help of a prosthetic leg. After nearly five years of effort, Budha Magar successfully climbed Mt Everest.

Budha Magar, who hails from Mirul in Thabang Rural Municipality of Rolpa, lost both his legs above the knee in 2010 during the war in Afghanistan while serving in the British Army.


Related News

Nepal’s Head of State in Germany after 38 years (photos)

Nepali Embassy in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, has hosted a reception in honor of President…

Bikers scramble for fuel as petrol pump workers stage strike (photos)

Most of the private petrol pumps have been closed after the petrol pump workers staged a strike in …

Govt provides cash prize of Rs 1.3 mln each to cricket players

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has provided Rs 1.3 million each to the players of the Nepali Nati…

PM Dahal meets with his Indian counterpart Modi (photos)

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' who is on a two-day official visit to In…