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Nepal airport re-opens after four-day shutdown Sunday, March 8th, 2015

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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Nepal Pledges to Improve Climbing Conditions on Everest Monday, February 23rd, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Mountaineering officials say Nepal is improving weather forecasting systems, stepping up security and promises swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest in attempt to recover from the worst mountaineering disaster on the world's highest peak last..

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Nepal: With Dad and the Mother of the World Thursday, February 12th, 2015

By Nicholas Jones: Twenty-six years ago, Nicholas Jones' father tested his youthful stamina on the mountainsides of Nepal. Recently, he returned to the roof of the world with his sons to relive his trekking adventure. It's Election time in the Himalayas and the valley echoes with party..

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The Last Of Nepal’s Car Porters Recalls Life Without Roads Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

AMMU KANNAMPILLY, Chitlang (Nepal) (AFP): At 92, Dhan Bahadur Gole is the last known survivor of a generation of porters who carried luxury cars on foot across steep mountain passes to Nepal's rulers in Kathmandu. Before the Himalayan nation built its first highway in 1956 only the capital city..

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Nepal’s Fifteen-Hour Jeep Ride From Hell Friday, January 2nd, 2015

By CHRIS BRINLEE JR :: The Jeep Ride From Hell is a 15 hour journey (if you’re lucky) from the Nepalese town of Salleri to Kathmandu. There’s a reason why it’s a “jeep” and not a bus. That reason is that the “roads” are anything but; we often needed four-wheel drive to cross streams,..

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Nepal cuts Mount Everest climbing rates

Anbarasan Ethirajan, (BBC News): The cost of climbing Mount Everest on its Nepal side has been cut by more than half in a bid to tempt back visitors. Numbers have fallen after a number of fatalities and an unprecedented shutdown of Everest, after Sherpa guides refused to climb it in the wake of an..

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6 ways to do Nepal without climbing mountains Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

By Malavika Bhattacharya, KATHMANDU, (CNN): Mention Nepal and most people think snow-capped scenes, of 7,000-meter mountains and the climbers raring to conquer them. Is there much to the country beyond its mighty Himalayan peaks? Yes. Thankfully, for those who don't consider it a vacation to..

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Nepal: a new frontier for trail runners Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The Annapurna Ultra mountain run might just put the country on the map. What happened when our writer gave it a spin? Ringed by 7,000m and 8,000m peaks, Annapurna Base Camp lies in the centre of a small basin, known as the Sanctuary. Ever since the mountain was first climbed by Maurice Herzog’s..

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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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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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