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Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers Sunday, May 29th, 2016

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli..

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As bodies return from Everest, relatives struggle to cope Friday, May 27th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): Climbers on Friday found the body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest, while a helicopter brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain. Worsening weather was forcing everyone to descend to safety, with the last missing..

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Nepal to honour 9 hero Sherpas on International Everest Day Thursday, May 26th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nine Sherpa 'icefall doctors', who risked their lives to fix ropes on the Mount Everest after last year's devastating earthquakes, will be honoured by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on May 29 which is being celebrated as the 9th International Everest Day . The Sherpas will be given a..

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Hopes of Reviving Mountain Tourism Soar in Nepal Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Anjana Pasricha, NEW DELHI, (VOA): Hundreds of colorful tents dotting the base camp at Mount Everest bustle with activity as scores of cooks, porters, sherpa mountain guides and medical teams prepare for the arduous trek up jagged, snow-clad paths to the world’s highest peak. Over 200 climbers..

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High winds delay dozens of climbers ascending Mount Everest Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): High winds have delayed dozens of climbers trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest, a mountaineering official said Wednesday. The winds have made it difficult for the climbers to make their attempts for the summit but posed no immediate danger, said Gyanendra Shrestha, an..

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Three more ascend Mt Everest Sunday, May 15th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Three more mountaineers successfully reached atop the summit of Mount Everest today bringing total number of ascents to 45 since the start of this year's climbing season. Two Nepali nationals and one foreigner scaled Mt Everest, Department of Tourism Mountaineering Section Chief,..

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27 mountaineers, including 13 Nepalis, scale Mt Everest Friday, May 13th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A total of 27 mountaineers, including 13 Nepalis, have made it to the top of the Mount Everest on Friday. They were recorded to have ascended the highest peak of the world in the afternoon, according to Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha of Mountaineering Section at the Department of Tourism..

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97 mountaineering teams off to different peaks Monday, May 9th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A total 97 mountaineering expedition teams comprising 1,432 members from various countries have set out to different peaks including the world’s highest Mount Everest, this season. Of them, 34 have set out to the Mt Everest. According to Tourism Department’s Director General..

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Plunging costs fuel safety fears on the world’s highest peak Saturday, April 30th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AFP): After 17 years of helping climbers reach the roof of the world, Argentinian Damian Benegas won’t be returning to Everest this year, frozen out of the business by cheaper and some say dangerous operators. “It’s impossible to convince clients to pay us $65,000 for an..

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On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace Friday, April 29th, 2016

By KARIN LAUB, EVEREST BASE CAMP, (AP): We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits. Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness are forgotten as the yellow and orange tents for the..

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A Trekking Adventure in Post-Quake Nepal Thursday, April 28th, 2016

We were trekking above Eastern Nepal’s valleys, their slopes sculpted into terraced fields, when we hit a half-mile-long run of stone steps. They lead up from a holy lake, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, that sits at 9,840 feet in Solukhumbu, a region of the Himalayas also home to Everest...

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Nepal is safe for travel and investment: PM Oli Monday, April 25th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today urged the foreign investors and tourists to not harbour any reluctance to invest and travel in Nepal. "The last year's earthquake has not inflicted damages to all the areas of Nepal, the damage is only partial," PM Oli said, adding, "The big rumour of..

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