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Experience Nepal :: By Precious Heradura Monday, December 28th, 2015

Land locked in South Asia, Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras. Here are things to do if you're headed to Nepal Visit a Living Goddess There are three cities in the Kathmandu Valley, naemly Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, have their own living..

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Nepal to woo Chinese tourists with free visas Saturday, December 26th, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Nepal will grant free visas to visitors from neighbouring China as the Himalayan nation seeks to rebuild its tourist industry after two devastating earthquakes in April that killed nearly 9,000 people. The first of Nepal's tremors struck during the peak of..

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World’s highest mountain bike race held in quake-hit Nepal Sunday, November 15th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Dozens of mountain bikers donned snow goggles and braved freezing temperatures to reach the finish line of the world's highest mountain biking race in the foothills of Nepal's Himalayas Sunday (Nov 15), seven months after a devastating earthquake hit the country. The annual Yak..

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Why Nepal should be part of your travel bucket list Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Krista Garcia, KATHMANDU: If you’re wondering where to go next, Nepal – home to 8 of the tallest peaks in the world – should be on top of your list. This South Asian country is a mountainous region that shares borders with China and India. Located in the Himalayan range, Nepal is the home of..

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Austrian climber missing in Himalayas: Nepal official Thursday, October 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A 27-year-old Austrian climber has been missing for three days in Nepal's Himalayas after falling during an expedition, an official said Thursday (Oct 29), with a rescue attempt hampered by bad weather. The mountaineer, part of a team of three, was descending after a successful..

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US issues travel warning to its citizens in Nepal Friday, October 9th, 2015

Washington, DC: The US has warned its nationals against traveling to Nepal citing concern about recent incidents of violence in the earthquake-ravaged country which might affect its tourism sector. "While the frequency and severity of aftershocks have greatly diminished, the possibility of..

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Nepal considers restrictions on Everest climbers Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to enhance safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent years. The government is mulling barring people under 18 and..

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Nepal Struggles to Revive Mountain Tourism Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Anjana Pasricha, NEW DELHI, (VOA): Four months after a deadly earthquake, Nepal is struggling to revive mountain and trekking tourism, a vital source of jobs and income for the poor Himalayan country. In Nepal, Ramesh Prasad Dhamala of Ecological Treks was excited as he prepared to welcome his..

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First climber to attempt Everest ascent since Nepal earthquakes Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): A Japanese climber will be the first to attempt to scale Mount Everest since a massive earthquake in April triggered avalanches that killed 18 climbers, shutting an industry that feeds thousands of people across Nepal. Nobukazu Kuriki, 33, of Tokyo will make..

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Nepal tries to woo Indian tourists Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Deep Gazmer, DARJEELING, (TNN): Nepal has embarked on a drive to lure Indian tourists to the Himalayan state. The devastating earthquake of April 25 has badly affected the country's tourism potential. A delegation of Nepal Tourism Board and tourism ministry met tourism officials at Darjeeling and..

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Khumbu region safe for visit: Miyamoto International Saturday, August 8th, 2015

KATHMANDU: One of most alluring tourist destinations in Nepal, the Khumbu region near Mt Everest is safe to visit, a study has revealed. The assessment carried out by Japanese organization, Miyamoto International, has shown that the chief route to Everest did not suffer extensive damages in the..

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Nepal quakes caused minimal damage to Everest trails – study Friday, August 7th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Most lodges and hiking trails near Mount Everest suffered only minimal damage during two devastating earthquakes in Nepal this year, according to a government-commissioned report that will offer some hope to a battered tourism industry. The quakes struck Nepal in April and..

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Quake-Hit Nepal Asks Other Nations to Lift Travel Advisories Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's government is urging other countries to lift travel advisories that discourage their citizens from visiting the Himalayan nation following a devastating earthquake in April that killed thousands of people, a government minister said Wednesday. Tourism minister Kripasur..

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Still waiting to hear from Nepal :: By: Gabbi Moran Floirendo Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Nepal is the only country in the world with more gods than people, more temples than houses and more religious holidays than days in a year, making it a country where “every day is a celebration,” explained Ram, our tour guide. In light of the destruction wrought by the recent earthquakes, I..

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