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‘Ice doctors’ return to Everest for spring

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal’s experienced “ice doctors” were preparing today to return to Everest to ready the mountain for the upcoming climbing season, almost one year after a huge earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche. Eight of the mountaineers and their support teams were performing..

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Mountain museum drawing attraction of researchers Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

POKHARA: The International Mountain Museum based in Pokhara Sub-metropolis has become a centre of prime attraction especially for researchers interested in mountain tourism of late. The museum constructed by Nepal Mountaineering Association at the cost of around Rs 113.5 million is increasingly..

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First nat’l meet of home stay operators Thursday, February 11th, 2016

KAWASOTI: The first three-day national meet of home stay operators from across the country is to be held from 19 February at Tharu Home Stay Village of Amaltari in Nawalparasi district. Chairman of Amaltari Tharu Home Stay Prem Shankar Mardaniya said that as high as 300 registered home stay..

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Nepal Tribe Gathering Monday, February 8th, 2016

Traveling thirty-six hours is an arduous task even when things go as planned. When we boarded our flight in Denver, I was prepared for the long haul. What I didn’t know was our flight would be delayed in Denver for over an hour, causing a cascade of missed connections and reroutes in its wake…..

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On road to Mt Everest Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Ever since George Mallory’s expeditions in the early 1920s and Edmund Hillary-Tensing Norgay’s successful summit in 1953, Mount Everest has captivated thousands of passionate mountaineers. While climbing Everest still remains an impossible dream for most, trekking to the Everest base camp has..

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Trekking Nepal: Get your boots on for charity in heaven on earth Sunday, January 17th, 2016

-By Mark Graham: Time works differently in Nepal. Coming in to land, I find it odd adjusting my clock by five hours and an unusual 45 minutes. Winding through the streets, lanes and squares of Kathmandu, however, this kink in the space-time continuum becomes palpable. Century-worn cobbled alleys..

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Why now is the time to go back to Nepal :: Robin Boustead Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Even before I left the airport, I knew something was very different. Reaching immigration – usually bustling with queues of people trying to sort their visas on arrival – it was almost empty. This wasn’t the Nepal I’ve known for over 20 years. This was my second visit since April 2015’s..

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Himalayas Subsided By 60 cm After Nepal Earthquake Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

LONDON: The Himalayas subsided by up to 60 cm after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake -- but the world's tallest peak, the 8,848-metre Mt Everest was too far from the subsidence area to be affected, researchers have found Using satellite technology, researchers found that the Himalayas subsided by..

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Nepal: We shall rise again :: By Jeff Greenwald Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Outside the ancient temples and in the bazaars of the Kathmandu Valley, garlands of brilliant marigolds overflow street stalls and hang from the doorways of shops. Images of Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, are stacked on overloaded tables, along with incense sticks and packets of red tika..

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Experience Nepal :: By Precious Heradura Monday, December 28th, 2015

Land locked in South Asia, Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras. Here are things to do if you're headed to Nepal Visit a Living Goddess There are three cities in the Kathmandu Valley, naemly Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, have their own living..

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Nepal to woo Chinese tourists with free visas Saturday, December 26th, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Nepal will grant free visas to visitors from neighbouring China as the Himalayan nation seeks to rebuild its tourist industry after two devastating earthquakes in April that killed nearly 9,000 people. The first of Nepal's tremors struck during the peak of..

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World’s highest mountain bike race held in quake-hit Nepal Sunday, November 15th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Dozens of mountain bikers donned snow goggles and braved freezing temperatures to reach the finish line of the world's highest mountain biking race in the foothills of Nepal's Himalayas Sunday (Nov 15), seven months after a devastating earthquake hit the country. The annual Yak..

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Why Nepal should be part of your travel bucket list Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Krista Garcia, KATHMANDU: If you’re wondering where to go next, Nepal – home to 8 of the tallest peaks in the world – should be on top of your list. This South Asian country is a mountainous region that shares borders with China and India. Located in the Himalayan range, Nepal is the home of..

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Austrian climber missing in Himalayas: Nepal official Thursday, October 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): A 27-year-old Austrian climber has been missing for three days in Nepal's Himalayas after falling during an expedition, an official said Thursday (Oct 29), with a rescue attempt hampered by bad weather. The mountaineer, part of a team of three, was descending after a successful..

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US issues travel warning to its citizens in Nepal Friday, October 9th, 2015

Washington, DC: The US has warned its nationals against traveling to Nepal citing concern about recent incidents of violence in the earthquake-ravaged country which might affect its tourism sector. "While the frequency and severity of aftershocks have greatly diminished, the possibility of..

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Nepal considers restrictions on Everest climbers Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to enhance safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent years. The government is mulling barring people under 18 and..

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