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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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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Nepal signals peak season recovery :: By Ed Douglas Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Whether recent events in Greece, Tunisia and even Calais have a long-term impact on tourism, beyond the immediate effects of changed and cancelled bookings, remains to be seen, but there is no doubt that the 7.8 magnitude earthquake Nepal suffered on 25 April, and its severe aftershocks, served a..

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Tourists stay away from quake-hit Nepal frustrating Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Pokhara, Nepal, (AFP): Boatman Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come. "Since the earthquake, Pokhara has been empty," Gurung complained to AFP in the lakeside resort, which once..

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A traveler’s memories of Nepal :: By Eric Hansen Monday, May 18th, 2015

After his grandfather died in 2004, Kashish Das Shrestha, a Nepali photographer living in New York at the time, found himself with a surprise inheritance. Unknown to the 33-year-old, his grandfather, a longtime photographer in Kathmandu, had left him a suitcase of old slides. “It was amazing,”..

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Fresh Avalanches In Nepal Force Rescuers To Call Off Search Sunday, May 10th, 2015

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Fresh avalanches forced rescuers in a village buried by a landslide in northern Nepal to stop searching for bodies in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, officials said Sunday. The avalanches on Friday and Saturday made the work dangerous for police..

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Himalayan ‘drop after Nepal quake’ Saturday, May 9th, 2015

By Navin Singh Khadka, KATHMANDU, (BBC): The height of a swathe of the Himalayas has dropped by around one metre as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, scientists say. But they add that the drop will roughly be balanced by slow uplift due to tectonic activity. And they have yet to..

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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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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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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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