Dec 2017

British chef to cook on top of Mount Qomolangma to set world record

Rate this item
(1 Vote)
North slope of Mt. Qomolangma North slope of Mt. Qomolangma Xinhua

Lhasa : A British chef hopes to achieve a Guinness World Record for the highest formal dinner party by cooking a Michelin-starred three course meal on Mount Qomolangma, said

According to the website, Sat Bains, owner of the two Michelin-starred Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham, is taking 'haut cuisine' to extreme lengths. He will be creating his gourmet meal at the mountain's North Col, a sharp-edged pass more than 23,000ft above sea level, in April.

According to the news, Sat has devised a three-course meal that can be rehydrated at altitude: miso soup using melted glacial snow, seaweed, mushrooms, beef bourguignon and caramel popping candy.

"Food tastes different at altitude, so you need to increase the seasoning and have mouth-filling flavors," said the 43-year-old. "Water boils at a lower temperature as well so you have to bear that in mind. Food has to be very nutritious because the Mount Qomolangma challenge is physically demanding."

Mount Qomolangma is the highest peak in the world, which means "holy mother" and represents the mother goddess of the earth. Besides experienced mountaineers, Mount Qomolangma draws scientists and ordinary tourists.

As the highest spot of the world, the mountaintop is covered with snow all year round, and when the glaring sun comes out, the peak becomes pure and beautiful. Apart from that, many precious plants and animals live in the national natural reserves built in the area of Mount Qomolangma.

The north slope of Mt. Qomolangma received a record high of about 59,100 tourists in 2014.

The number is up six percent from the previous year, said Wang Kun, head of Dingri county government in Tibet, where the base camp of Mt. Qomolangma, known as Mt. Everest in the West, is located.

Of the tourists, more than 7,600 were from overseas, mostly from Europe, Wang said. Ticket sales topped 17 million yuan (about 2.7 million U.S. dollars), up four percent from 2013.

Mt. Qomolangma, standing at an altitude of 8,844.43 meters, is the world's tallest peak and attracts mountain climbers from around the globe. Mt. Qomolangma's base camp gained reliable access to electricity last April.

Wang told Xinhua that a road linking the base camp and a national highway is under construction and should be open to traffic in June, making it easier for tourists to reach the mountain.

A tourist center will also be built in a nearby village to provide medical care, ticket information and emergency rescue services, he said.

- China Tibet Online , Feb 1, 2015


Travel Trade Fairs 2017

CMT, Stuttgart, Germany, January 14 -22

Vakantiebeurs,Utrecht Netherland,Jan.10-15

ASEAN Tourism Forum Singapore,Jan.16-20

TTF Bengaluru 2017, India, January 13-15

FITUR, Madrid , Spain, January  18-22

Adventure Travel Show,London,Jan. 21 - 22

IMTM 2017, Tel- Aviv , February 7-8

AIME Melbourne, Australia February 12-22

SATTE, New Delhi, India February 15 – 17

BLTM, Mumbai , India ,February 21-23

OTM Mumbai 2017, India February 21-23

GITF, Guangzhou China February 23- 25

ILTM Japan ,Tokyo, Japan 27 Feb -1 Mar

ITB, Berlin, Germany March 8-12

MITT, Moscow, Russia Mar 14 – 16

NATAS 2017, Singapore March 2017

VITM, Hanoi, Vietnam April 12-15

ATM Dubai, 2017 April 24-27

KOTFA 2017, Seoul , ROK  June 1-4

ITE , Hong Kong , June 15-18

Paris Airshow Paris, France June 19-25

BITE, Beijing, China , June 23-25

ITE HCMC,Ho Chi Minh city ,Sept . 7-9

PATA Travel Mart, Macau September 13-15

JATA Tourism Expo, Tokyo,Sept. 21-24

IFTM , Paris , France Sept. 26 – 29

ITB Asia , Singapore October 25 - 27

WTM London , November 6-8

CITM , Kunming , China November 2017                

 Window of Nepal Tourism News

Connecting you with the world of Travel & Tourism builds your business network

Global Tourism News

Stay updated with news and views

Window of World Tourism News

Email us your latest news releases concerning travel and tourism  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Editor / Publisher - Ramesh Tiwari 

Sukedhara , Kathmandu , Nepal


DOI Regd.No.379/073-74

Submit news stories:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sales enquiries:        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proud to be associated with