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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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Campaign launched to promote Nepal’s tourism internationally Monday, April 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Namaste Campaign, a drive to promote tourism in the country at the international level, kicked off from today under the slogan – ‘Atithi Devo Bhawah’ or guests are god. The campaign is organised with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Non..

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Hike for Help Travels to Nepal Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Hike for Help is a student organization that travels to Nepal to conduct humanitarian work with different projects to help the local impoverished communities. This last winter break, the members traveled to Nepal with the help of Lhakpa Sherpa, the owner of Sherpa House, to build restrooms along..

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Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp Thursday, March 30th, 2017

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare to handle a rush of climbers. Tourism and mountain..

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Nepal is using GPS to catch Mount Everest cheaters Monday, March 20th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AP): Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in case they are in trouble and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit, officials said Monday. Hundreds of climbers are expected to..

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My Village Experience in Nepal Saturday, March 18th, 2017

The lovely countryside passed by my window as I sat in the car, on my way to the Nepalese village of Fulkharka. My trip would take many hours...rough roads and traffic jams. Buses, trucks,cars, and motorbikes, all sharing the narrow roads, weaving in and out through traffic. Creating some secret..

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Spanish national reaches Mount Everest Summit Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

SOLUKHUMBU: Spanish national, John Alenzd, has reached atop the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, in the unfavourable mountaineering season. The winter season is deemed unfavourable for summiting the mountain due to heavy snowfall and excessive cold. However, he climbed the highest summit on..

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Free WiFi service soon on Mt Everest Saturday, February 11th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Mount Everest and Annapurna areas will have free WiFi service from next month – facilitating better connectivity for mountaineers from the highest point on earth. Digambar Jha, chairman of state-run Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), said the NTA plans to set up free WiFi..

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Dreaming Of Nepal – A Woman’s Journey Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

In the month of October, 2016, I finally fulfilled my dream of going to Nepal. It wasn’t a long dream, a lifelong dream, or a childhood dream. In fact, a year before, I couldn’t have pointed to the country of Nepal on a map of the world. My desire to take a trip to Nepal began with my..

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Ghodepani hotels filled to the brim with Chinese tourists Monday, January 30th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The hotels and lodges in the renowned tourist hotspot at Ghodepani of Ghar VDC – 1 are filled to the brim with Chinese tourists celebrating their New Year holidays. The influx of Chinese tourists at this time of the year to celebrate their holidays in what is essentially viewed as a..

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Pun Hill listed as top 10 destinations in Nepal Friday, January 20th, 2017

MYAGDI: The Pun Hill – situated at Ghorepani of Ghar VDC 1 in the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range – has been selected as one of the must-see tourist destinations, suffusing the local tourism entrepreneurs with an inexplicable joy. The largest travel guide book, Lonely..

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Visitors up in Langtang-Gosaikunda Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Dhunche (Rasuwa): The number of tourists visiting the popular tourist destination in the country, Langtang-Gosaikunda hinterland, is increasing notably these days. According to officiating Chief Conservation Officer of the Langtang National Park, Office, Keshav Raj Bhetwal, over 1,500 visitors..

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Spanish trekker, 3 Nepalese guides killed in Nepal landslide Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): Officials say a Spanish trekker and three Nepalese guides were killed and six other people were injured when they were hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Nepal's northern mountains. Government administrator Narayan Prasad Bhatta said the landslide occurred Thursday near..

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Namaste Nepal Thursday, August 18th, 2016

By Ammu Kannampilly, KATHMANDU, (AFP): I didn't expect to cover so much tragedy when I began my posting in Nepal. My three-year tenure was punctuated by natural disasters, deadly protests and a months-long blockade along the Nepal-India border that choked off essential supplies to a country..

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