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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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Kid Friendly Attractions in Nepal :: By Alina Jersey Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Nepal is ranked 93 largest country according to the land mass and 41 most populous country according to the population in Nepal. The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu. It is located nearby to the Himalayas and countries bordering Nepal are north of Republic of China and South, East, West of Republic of..

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Tourists attracted towards community trekking Friday, September 12th, 2014

MYAGDI: Score of foreign tourists arriving here via Annapurna-Dhaulagiri community trekking route has gone up. Tourists are increasingly attracted to come to Myagdi through the eco trekking route that was brought into operation linking rural villages of Myagdi and Parbat. Number of foreign..

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Mahabharat range getting trekking route Thursday, September 11th, 2014

KAWASOTI: A tourism trekking route is to be constructed covering the Mahabharat hill range. In the initial phase, a trekking route linking Gaidakot of Nawalparasi to Jhiruwa of Palpa is to be opened. The trekking route would straddle the Mahabharat hill in Nawalparasi and Palpa districts. The site..

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Everest on speed: UK guide promises 42-day summit Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Raise your game, skip the lineups and scale the world’s highest peak in 42 days: that is British guide Adrian Ballinger’s ambitious pitch to climbers preparing to summit Mount Everest. Ballinger’s “Rapid Ascent” program, which at about US$79,000 is roughly double the..

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