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Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal Sunday, March 8th, 2015

By CHRIS BRINLEE JR :: The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 103km long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it’s one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Nepal and you can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night. We hiked it in the depths of winter..

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Nepal airport re-opens after four-day shutdown

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Lacking more efficient vehicles and equipment, Nepalese officials have tried to tug a Turkish jetliner with regular trucks. They finally succeeded in their salvage efforts on March 7, the fourth day after the incident. A Turkish Airlines jet skidded off the wet surface of the..

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TIA resume int’l flights from Saturday afternoon Saturday, March 7th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the lone international airport of the country would resume its international flights from Saturday afternoon, an official at the Civil Aviation Authority informed. Though the TIA had earlier informed that the airport would resume its services from..

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Nepal’s Airport to Remain Closed at Least Another Day Friday, March 6th, 2015

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway, aviation officials said Friday. Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal chief Ratish..

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Nepal Airlines launches first route to India Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Nepal Airlines has launched its fifth international route from Kathmandu (KTM) and first to India. On 27 February, the airline introduced a four times weekly service on the 813-kilometre route to Delhi (DEL). The carrier will use its only A320 on the route, which is already served by Jet..

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Sherpas head back to Everest, leaving bitter protests behind Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

By Bikash Sangraula, KATHMANDU: After a year of protest over safety and pay, Nepal’s intrepid Sherpas are brushing aside concerns raised by last April’s avalanche on Mount Everest and say they are ready to work again. The avalanche killed 16 Sherpas, the deadliest disaster ever for the famed..

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Nepal Pledges to Improve Climbing Conditions on Everest Monday, February 23rd, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Mountaineering officials say Nepal is improving weather forecasting systems, stepping up security and promises swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest in attempt to recover from the worst mountaineering disaster on the world's highest peak last..

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Nepal: With Dad and the Mother of the World Thursday, February 12th, 2015

By Nicholas Jones: Twenty-six years ago, Nicholas Jones' father tested his youthful stamina on the mountainsides of Nepal. Recently, he returned to the roof of the world with his sons to relive his trekking adventure. It's Election time in the Himalayas and the valley echoes with party..

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Govt provides Rs 700,000 to ultra runner Pandit Saturday, January 17th, 2015

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday decided to provide Rs 700,000 to ultra runner and mountaineer Sanjya Pandit. Mountaineer Pandit is on the way to climb the highest peaks of the seven continents. He has already climbed the Mount Everest, highest peak of the world, Mt..

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Nepal’s High-Risk Helicopter Rescue Unit Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

By Freddie Wilkinson :: "The look on people's faces was total panic," says American helicopter pilot Aaron Mauck. "You could see it in their eyes." Mauck, who works for the Nepalese company Air Dynasty, had been dispatched to rescue trekkers stranded at High Camp, a small cluster of stone lodges..

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Climber and guide Kenton Cool on Kathmandu, Nepal Friday, January 9th, 2015

For me, Kathmandu is the start of something special. Almost every expedition to Nepal, to Everest and Annapurna, starts and finishes there. It has an energetic feel. People are excited: they’re either going on the trip of a lifetime or coming back from one. I’ve been going to Nepal since 1995,..

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The Last Of Nepal’s Car Porters Recalls Life Without Roads Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

AMMU KANNAMPILLY, Chitlang (Nepal) (AFP): At 92, Dhan Bahadur Gole is the last known survivor of a generation of porters who carried luxury cars on foot across steep mountain passes to Nepal's rulers in Kathmandu. Before the Himalayan nation built its first highway in 1956 only the capital city..

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Nepal’s Fifteen-Hour Jeep Ride From Hell Friday, January 2nd, 2015

By CHRIS BRINLEE JR :: The Jeep Ride From Hell is a 15 hour journey (if you’re lucky) from the Nepalese town of Salleri to Kathmandu. There’s a reason why it’s a “jeep” and not a bus. That reason is that the “roads” are anything but; we often needed four-wheel drive to cross streams,..

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Nepal cuts Mount Everest climbing rates

Anbarasan Ethirajan, (BBC News): The cost of climbing Mount Everest on its Nepal side has been cut by more than half in a bid to tempt back visitors. Numbers have fallen after a number of fatalities and an unprecedented shutdown of Everest, after Sherpa guides refused to climb it in the wake of an..

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6 ways to do Nepal without climbing mountains Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

By Malavika Bhattacharya, KATHMANDU, (CNN): Mention Nepal and most people think snow-capped scenes, of 7,000-meter mountains and the climbers raring to conquer them. Is there much to the country beyond its mighty Himalayan peaks? Yes. Thankfully, for those who don't consider it a vacation to..

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