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Nepal quakes caused minimal damage to Everest trails – study Friday, August 7th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Most lodges and hiking trails near Mount Everest suffered only minimal damage during two devastating earthquakes in Nepal this year, according to a government-commissioned report that will offer some hope to a battered tourism industry. The quakes struck Nepal in April and..

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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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Help Nepal: take a holiday there :: By JAMIE DAVIES Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A recent event hosted by the Nepal Embassy in Bangkok makes it clear that the country needs visitors to aid recovery Following the earthquakes that brought death and destruction to Nepal on April 25 and May 12, the government of Nepal recently assured visitors that Nepal is once again safe and..

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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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Syafrubeshi-Langtang Trekking Route Was Opened

RASUWA: A 15-km trekking route along the Syafrubeshi-Langtang road section, which was blocked by a landslide, was opened on Sunday. The Nepal Army removed the landslide debris from Ghodatabela to Langtang, clearing the route, informed NA Directorate of Public Relations. Meanwhile, the NA is..

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Nepal Observes Everest Day to Revive Tourism Friday, May 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Seeking to revive its tourism sector hit by last month's devastating earthquake, Nepal today observed the International Everest Day marking the conquest of the world's highest peak by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa, 62 years ago. New Zealander Hillary and his Sherpa guide..

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Nepal keen to rekindle tourism post ‘massive’ quake Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Over a month after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake unleashed destruction in Nepal, tourism operators have said that they are seeking advice from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering. According to media reports, the authorities have..

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Adventure travelers leading way in Nepal’s tourism recovery Sunday, May 24th, 2015

By Michelle Baran :: Tourism arrivals to Nepal have dropped by as much as 85% since two massive earthquakes struck the country within the past month, according to the Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO). But the avid trekkers who accounted for much of the country’s tourism dollars prior to..

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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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‘Run!’ How Metro Detroit woman survived Nepal earthquake Monday, May 11th, 2015

By Ellen Creager :: On Thursday, Katharine Atto of Farmington Hills was at work at the pharmacy at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak when for some reason, the lights flickered briefly in the building. "I jumped up, and I was about to run," she says. "Reacting to flickering lights, that is not like..

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124 climbers in Tibet to return to Nepal

LHASA, (Xinhua): More than 100 Nepalese climbers stranded in Tibet following a deadly earthquake will start to return to Nepal from Sunday, the local authority said. In total, 470 foreign climbers from 32 countries descended to safety in Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China after the temblor..

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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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