Road to famous tourist destination Panchpokhari disrupted Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Aditya Dahal, MELAMCHI: A road to Panchpokhari – the main tourism site of Sindhupalchowk district – has come to a halt due to landslide.  The road from western Melamchi Bazaar to Bhotang via Tipeni was disrupted after rain-triggered landslide. Landslides that occurred along the..

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Two trek routes leading to Gosaikunda ready to greet travellers Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

NUWAKOT: Two trek routes are being brought into full operation with necessary preparations for the pilgrims and tourists heading to the Gosaikunda alpine lake on the occasion of Janai Purnima – a religious festival of the Hindus. The two routes – one leading from Kathmandu's Sundarijal and..

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Ministry preparing to begin flights to Australia, Cambodia Sunday, June 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is doing homework to begin air services with Australia and Cambodia.  Joint Secretary at the Ministry, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, said that talks were going on with the representatives of both the countries to sign agreements for direct..

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Nepal to deport Everest climber after illegal Tibet crossing Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal said Wednesday it would deport a Polish climber who illegally entered the country by crossing from Tibet at the summit of Mount Everest. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, climbed the world's highest peak in May from the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side..

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445 climbers reach Mount Everest this spring: Nepal Monday, June 12th, 2017

By Shirish B Pradhan, KATHMANDU: A total of 445 climbers have reached the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, this spring season which ended on May 31, the Nepal government said. Of them 190 were foreigners, 223 mountain guides and 32 fee paying Nepalese climbers, according to Department..

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Women-Led Trekking Company Challenges Social Norms In Nepal Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In Nepal, a social enterprise is employing a for-profit and nonprofit hybrid model to finance the country's first and only women-led trekking agency. Note, Nepal is ranked as one of the worst countries to be a female, and sits on the bottom of the Human Development Index, which measures for..

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Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest Monday, May 29th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday, as well as this year's climbing season, during which hundreds scaled the world's highest peak. Several mountaineers and others who have contributed to the climbing industry were..

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Nepal lets Everest permit dodger off $22,000 fine Saturday, May 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal said Friday a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22,000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years. Ryan Sean Davy, 43, was found hiding in a cave near Everest base camp nearly two weeks ago after..

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American Climber Dies On Mount Everest, Indian Missing

KATHMANDU, (AFP): An American climber died Sunday on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mark the ongoing climbing season. The 50-year-old mountaineer died close to the Balcony, a small platform above the 8,000-metre mark considered the..

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SA Everest permit dodger arrested in Nepal Thursday, May 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22 000 fine - double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid. Ryan Sean Davy handed himself in to authorities in Kathmandu on Tuesday after being caught last..

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Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber Sunday, May 7th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of death was not..

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Trekker rescued after 47 days in Nepal celebrates birthday Saturday, April 29th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Taiwanese trekker who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital on Friday. A happy Liang Sheng-yueh cut cheese and chocolate cakes in his hospital room in Kathmandu, where hospital staff and a government minister..

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Trekker missing for 47 days rescued in Nepal, friend dead Thursday, April 27th, 2017

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): A Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain in Nepal for 47 days was rescued Wednesday, but his girlfriend died just three days before they were discovered, trekking officials said. Asian Trekking agency official Madhav Basnet said 21-year-old Liang Sheng..

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Hiking Nepal’s forgotten trail Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The young receptionist at Kathmandu’s Nepal tourist office gaped at me with a quizzical look when I asked about The Indigenous Peoples Trail. It was not a good start to my quest for hiking one of Nepal’s lesser-known treks independently. But I am the stubborn, adventurous type and even if the..

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With more climbers traffic jam feared Monday, April 17th, 2017

SOLUKHUMBU: A surging number of mountaineering expedition teams at Mt Everest is posing a risk of ‘traffic jam’ on one of the world’s most treacherous climbing routes. The expedition teams arrive a month before at the Everest Base Camp to acclimatise before climbing the highest peak in..

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Where does Nepal’s climate budget go? Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Krishna Sapkota, KATHMANDU: A least developed, mountainous and land-locked country – is globally ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries due to adverse impact..

Creative Anti-Nazism Friday, August 18th, 2017