Thurston vet Heather conquers unclimbed peak in Nepal Friday, December 12th, 2014

By Paul Derrick: After braving plummeting temperatures and breaking physical and mental barriers, a 53-year-old vet has become one of the first to conquer an unclimbed peak in Nepal. Heather Bentley, of Great Barton, has spoken of the ‘emotional’ once-in-a-life time expedition of the..

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NTB clears arrears following CIAA direction Thursday, December 11th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has clears its arrears distributed to its employees following the direction from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). The CIAA directed the NTB to clear all the arrears after the NTB was found irregularly distributing Rs 11.6..

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Everest region: Sixth Best Destination :: By Bradley Mayhew Sunday, November 30th, 2014

We don’t really need to sell you on the mountain glories of the Khumbu region; just a whisper of the word ‘Everest’ and everyone in the room snaps to attention. The chances are that if you love the mountains, you’ve always considered walking to Everest. It’s the ultimate goal of the..

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Nepal listed on ten coolest places to visit in 2015

KATHMANDU: Nepal has been listed as the top ten coolest countries in the world to visit in 2015 by the famous Forbes magazine based in the US. Nepal, a country with the most diverse topography with the highest peak in the world to tropical lowlands, is placed in the 9th position in ´The Ten..

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Return to Nepal: Snow Sampling :: By Ulyana Horodyskyj Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

After working hard on the glacial lakes of Ngozumpa glacier, it was onwards and upwards to an unexplored glacier near Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world, to collect albedo (snow reflectivity) data and snow samples to check for pollutants. My teammates, Evan Buckland, a volunteer..

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Nepal avalanche: Insurance company won’t pay for airlift Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The head of a Quebec adventure-travel company says he’s on the hook for thousands of dollars for the cost of a rescue operation following a deadly avalanche in Nepal. Richard Rémy of the Karavaniers travel company was guiding eight Quebecers and two-dozen Nepalese in the Himalayas in October..

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Nepal and China sign agreement to develop mountain tourism Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepal and China have signed an agreement to promote bilateral cooperation in the areas of mountaineering and tourism. President of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Ang Tshering Sherpa and Leader of Delegation and General Secretary of China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA),..

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Nepal: a new frontier for trail runners

The Annapurna Ultra mountain run might just put the country on the map. What happened when our writer gave it a spin? Ringed by 7,000m and 8,000m peaks, Annapurna Base Camp lies in the centre of a small basin, known as the Sanctuary. Ever since the mountain was first climbed by Maurice Herzog’s..

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Climate Change Spurs Tourism in Nepal, But Will it Last? Friday, November 14th, 2014

Possessing eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, Nepal has attracted mountaineers from around the globe. Currently, there are 326 peaks open to mountaineering in the country, while 112 peaks remain unclimbed. Trekking and mountaineering, the most popular tourism activities in Nepal,..

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Four incredible places to add to your bucket list Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

THE moment people start talking about somewhere they’ve found that’s “off the beaten path,” it’s only a matter of time before said path is, well, beaten. But can you keep a secret? Travel site, CheapFlights, has discovered some must-see places worthy of adding to your travel bucket list...

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Ama Dablam avalanche: 1 killed‚ 3 rescued Monday, November 3rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: A Nepali sherpa guide was killed as an avalanche hit a group of mountaineers in Mount Ama Dablam in Khumjung-7 of Solukhumbu distirct on Monday morning. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Dendi Sherpa, a permanent resident of Jubing, Solukhumbu. Three foreign..

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Tourists throng Annapurna region despite Nilofar warning Saturday, November 1st, 2014

BESHISHAHAR: Despite the wide warnings that the Cyclone Nilofar can affect weather patterns in West Nepal, the number of tourists visiting the Annapurna region has not decreased. Around 1,000 trekkers, porters and guides have entered the Annapurna circuit from Lamjung in a week from October 23 to..

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3 missing after Nepal avalanche

KATHMANDU: Three yak herders went missing in an avalanche in Nepal’s mountainous region yesterday, local media reported. Three local residents of Naar village in Manang district went missing after they were buried under snow, Kantipur Television reported. Police said they were searching for the..

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A (Quick) trip through Nepal :: By James Mcgirk  Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Like other journalists who have written at times about travel, I get many offers for press junkets from travel agencies. Many of them involve a luxurious stay, often in the Bahamas for some reason. I am not usually tempted. In April 2014, however, a much subtler offering arrived in my Inbox: a..

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Japanese climber killed on Nepal mountain Sunday, September 28th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AP): A Japanese climber attempting to scale the world's eighth-highest peak slipped and was killed, becoming the first casualty of Nepal's autumn climbing season, an official said Saturday. Yoshimasa Sasaki, 59, of Kanagawa, Japan, slipped at an altitude of 7,300 meters (24,000 feet) on..

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Rally Marking International Tourism Day Saturday, September 27th, 2014

KATHMANDU: A morning rally with the theme, 'Development of Tourism and Community' was organized in the capital city to mark the 35th International Tourism Day-2014 today. The International Tourism Day is marked every year on September 27 since 1980, following the United Nations World Tourism..

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Travelling Back in Time in Nepal Friday, September 19th, 2014

By Sebastian Doerk :: I can’t even describe how incredible Mustang is. It’s very raw and remote, it feels like you kind of stepped back in time, your mobile phone stopped working somewhere on the way there, the Internet is only to be found in very view places... There's only the mountains..

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