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Trekking in Nepal: Make it a family adventure Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

By MALCOLM FOSTER, KATHMANDU, (AP): Dawn's golden light caught the tops of the snowcapped Himalayas and gradually crept downward as the rising sun lit up a sweeping arc of soaring peaks, at once forbidding and starkly beautiful. The stunning vista from the top of Poon Hill -- at 10,475 feet, the..

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Nepal’s weather forecaster Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Armed with a four-year-old laptop and an unreliable internet connection, a retired weather forecaster working from his living room is the best local source of climate data for trekkers in Nepal months after a storm killed 32 in the Annapurna massif. The tragedy, described at..

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China plans train tunnel under Mount Everest Saturday, April 11th, 2015

By Elizabeth Shim, BEIJING, (UPI): China is planning to extend an existing railway into Nepal that will link the two countries through a tunnel under Mount Everest – a move that can establish an important channel of trade to India for the world's second-largest economy. The Qinghai-Tibet railway..

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Malaysian man missing in Nepal Thursday, April 9th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (Reuters): A Malaysian tourist has been reported missing since Sunday while trekking along the Pokhara-Mustang route in western Nepal, reported Bernama today. Nepal Deputy Inspector-General of Police Pankaj Shrestha said Dennis Lee Thian Poh, 47, was last seen on Sunday in Ghorepani,..

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China eyeing Tibet-Nepal railway: report

BEIJING: A railway between China and Nepal that could include a tunnel under Mount Everest is under consideration, Chinese state media said on Thursday, as Beijing builds links with a country India regards as firmly within its sphere of influence. The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest..

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Search underway for missing Malaysian tourist in Nepal

KATHMANDU:  A Malaysian tourist has been reported missing since Sunday (Malaysia is two hours, 15 minutes ahead of Nepal) while trekking in the Pokhara-Mustang route in Western Nepal. Nepal Deputy Inspector-General of Police Pankaj Shrestha said Dennis Lee Thian Poh, 47, was last seen on Sunday..

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Nepal Says Climbers Returning to Climb Mount Everest Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Nepalese mountaineering official says climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's disaster on the world's highest peak. Mountaineering Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said Wednesday that four team permits have been issued,..

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Finnish Climber, Local Guide Die on Mount Annapurna in Nepal Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): A Finnish climber and his local guide died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna in the first casualties of this mountaineering season, a Nepal mountaineering official said. Attempts were being made to bring the bodies of Samuli Mansikka, 36, and Pemba..

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Nepal extends permits to over 300 climbers for Mount Everest Friday, March 20th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Nepal has allowed more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon their expeditions last year when 16 Sherpa mountain guides were killed in an avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The government will extend last year's permits without charging new fees,..

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Google offers peek into world’s highest peak in Nepal Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

By Deepak Adhikari, KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal’s Everest region, home to the world’s highest peak and one of the country’s busiest trekking routes, is not only remote, it is also expensive; it demands time, energy and investment from the visitor. But now the sights of the Himalayan region are..

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Travel with your family to Nepal Sunday, March 15th, 2015

By Malcolm Foster, GHOREPANI, Nepal, (AP): Dawn's golden light caught the tops of the snowcapped Himalayas and gradually crept downward as the rising sun lit up a sweeping arc of soaring peaks, at once forbidding and starkly beautiful. The stunning vista from the top of Poon Hill — at 10,475..

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Trek Nepal’s Everest Region Without Ever Leaving Home Friday, March 13th, 2015

By Sanjib Chaudhary :: Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world in the Himalayan range, is a must-climb summit for mountaineers across the globe, and the wider Everest region a destination revered by many adventure and nature lovers. With its tough terrain and high altitude, the trek to the..

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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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