Alternative trails sought in wake of shortened trekking routes Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Basudev Poudel, POKHARA: The stakeholders and concerned tourism agencies in western region are seeking alternative trails as the rampant construction and expansion of roads were shortening the trekking routes in the region. Trekking routes under the Annapurna Circuit Trek were being shortened to..

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People with disabilities allowed to scale Everest Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Now, the people with disabilities would be allowed to climb the highest peak of the world. The constitutional bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi, Justices Om Prakash Mishra, Cholendra Shumsher Rana, Dipak Raj Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise gave the decision that even..

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Nepal wins Best Booth Operation Award in Korea Monday, June 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal has won the Best Booth Operation Award in the 33rd Korea World Travel Fair. Nepal Tourism Board informed through a press release today that Nepal won the award in the fair organised at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul of South Korea from June 14-17 for its..

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Karnali-Rara Tourism Year inauguration cost Rs 6.38 million Saturday, June 9th, 2018

SURKHET: The government of Karnali Province has said Rs 6.381 million was spent in the inauguration of the Karnali-Rara Tourism Year-2075 campaign. Minister for Economic Affairs of the province government Prakash Jwala gave this information while responding to the queries raised by the opposition..

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Nepal honors 9 Sherpa for Everest successes on anniversary Thursday, May 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal honored several Sherpa guides for their own Everest successes on the anniversary Tuesday of the first conquest of the world’s highest peak. Government minister Bina Magar, who herself is an Everest climber, honored the guides at a ceremony held every year on the date in..

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Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women Saturday, May 26th, 2018

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother..

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Rafting festival in Trishuli on cards Thursday, May 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 30th Annual Rafting Festival is to be organised in the Trishuli River from Bandare to Phisling on May 26. Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA) is organising the event around the slogan of 'Let Us Protect Our Rivers for Tourism and Environment'. NARA held a press conference..

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316 climbers scaled Mt Everest Monday, May 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Over 300 mountaineers have reached the highest peak of the World, Mt Everest or Sagarmatha until 9th day of this season. According to liaison officer at the Mt Everest Base Camp Gyanendra Shrestha, 316 have so far successfully climbed the Everest. He added that over 40 climbers reached..

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277 mountaineers reach atop Mount Everest Saturday, May 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A total of 277 mountaineers have successfully climbed the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, in seven days since the expedition began this season. As many as 277 mountaineers have ascended to the highest summit since the outset of the mountaineering of the spring season this year,..

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241 climbers scale Mt Everest Friday, May 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: So far 241 climbers have scaled Mt Everest till the sixth day of expedition of this climbing season. Liaison Officer of Department of Tourism Tilakram Pandey said that a total of 65 persons including 31 foreigners reached the top of Mt Everest on Friday. On Thursday, 25 persons had..

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Around a 100 climbers atop Mt Everest in a single day Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

SOLUKHUMBU: Some hundred mountaineers have reached the summit of the world's highest mountain Everest or Sagarmatha today. A total of 94 climbers representing various expedition teams scaled the Mt Everest in different times of the day, according to liaison officer of Department of Tourism..

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World record set amid Everest climbing fever Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Everest’s summit season got off to a frantic start on Monday with at least 30 climbers reaching the peak, including a Chinese double amputee and an Australian who set a world record. Xia Boyu, a 69-year-old hit by frostbite on Everest more than four decades ago, and Steve Plain, who..

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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..