Pun Hill listed as top 10 destinations in Nepal Friday, January 20th, 2017

MYAGDI: The Pun Hill – situated at Ghorepani of Ghar VDC 1 in the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range – has been selected as one of the must-see tourist destinations, suffusing the local tourism entrepreneurs with an inexplicable joy. The largest travel guide book, Lonely..

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Visitors up in Langtang-Gosaikunda Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Dhunche (Rasuwa): The number of tourists visiting the popular tourist destination in the country, Langtang-Gosaikunda hinterland, is increasing notably these days. According to officiating Chief Conservation Officer of the Langtang National Park, Office, Keshav Raj Bhetwal, over 1,500 visitors..

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Spanish trekker, 3 Nepalese guides killed in Nepal landslide Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): Officials say a Spanish trekker and three Nepalese guides were killed and six other people were injured when they were hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Nepal's northern mountains. Government administrator Narayan Prasad Bhatta said the landslide occurred Thursday near..

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Namaste Nepal Thursday, August 18th, 2016

By Ammu Kannampilly, KATHMANDU, (AFP): I didn't expect to cover so much tragedy when I began my posting in Nepal. My three-year tenure was punctuated by natural disasters, deadly protests and a months-long blockade along the Nepal-India border that choked off essential supplies to a country..

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Nepal probing ‘fake Everest claims’ of Pune Police couple Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepal has launched a probe to verify the claims made by an Indian police couple of having scaled the Mount Everest after it was alleged that they faked their expedition to the peak’s summit by morphing photographs. Tarakeshwari and Dinesh Rathod, who are serving as constables in Pune..

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Documentary ‘Nepal is Safe for Tourism’ prepared Sunday, June 19th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Singer and tourist guide Ensu Rai has come up with a documentary ‘Nepal is safe for Tourism Forever’. The documentary spanning three minutes and 11 seconds has shots of ascents to the world’s highest summit Mount Everest and vista of Himalayas. Six months after the devastating..

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Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers Sunday, May 29th, 2016

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli..

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As bodies return from Everest, relatives struggle to cope Friday, May 27th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): Climbers on Friday found the body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest, while a helicopter brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain. Worsening weather was forcing everyone to descend to safety, with the last missing..

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Nepal to honour 9 hero Sherpas on International Everest Day Thursday, May 26th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nine Sherpa 'icefall doctors', who risked their lives to fix ropes on the Mount Everest after last year's devastating earthquakes, will be honoured by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on May 29 which is being celebrated as the 9th International Everest Day . The Sherpas will be given a..

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Hopes of Reviving Mountain Tourism Soar in Nepal Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Anjana Pasricha, NEW DELHI, (VOA): Hundreds of colorful tents dotting the base camp at Mount Everest bustle with activity as scores of cooks, porters, sherpa mountain guides and medical teams prepare for the arduous trek up jagged, snow-clad paths to the world’s highest peak. Over 200 climbers..

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High winds delay dozens of climbers ascending Mount Everest Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

KATHMANDU, (AP): High winds have delayed dozens of climbers trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest, a mountaineering official said Wednesday. The winds have made it difficult for the climbers to make their attempts for the summit but posed no immediate danger, said Gyanendra Shrestha, an..

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Three more ascend Mt Everest Sunday, May 15th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Three more mountaineers successfully reached atop the summit of Mount Everest today bringing total number of ascents to 45 since the start of this year's climbing season. Two Nepali nationals and one foreigner scaled Mt Everest, Department of Tourism Mountaineering Section Chief,..

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