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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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Travel with your family to Nepal Sunday, March 15th, 2015

By Malcolm Foster, GHOREPANI, Nepal, (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..

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Trek Nepal’s Everest Region Without Ever Leaving Home Friday, March 13th, 2015

By Sanjib Chaudhary :: Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world in the Himalayan range, is a must-climb summit for mountaineers across the globe, and the wider Everest region a destination revered by many adventure and nature lovers. With its tough terrain and high altitude, the trek to the..

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Anyone Can Do This 8-Day Trek Through Nepal Sunday, March 8th, 2015

By CHRIS BRINLEE JR :: The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary in the mountains above Pokhara is 103km long and takes from six to 10 days. During the summer, it’s one of the easiest and most scenic hikes in Nepal and you can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night. We hiked it in the depths of winter..

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Nepal airport re-opens after four-day shutdown

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 Airlines launches first route to India Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Nepal Airlines has launched its fifth international route from Kathmandu (KTM) and first to India. On 27 February, the airline introduced a four times weekly service on the 813-kilometre route to Delhi (DEL). The carrier will use its only A320 on the route, which is already served by Jet..

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Sherpas head back to Everest, leaving bitter protests behind Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

By Bikash Sangraula, KATHMANDU: After a year of protest over safety and pay, Nepal’s intrepid Sherpas are brushing aside concerns raised by last April’s avalanche on Mount Everest and say they are ready to work again. The avalanche killed 16 Sherpas, the deadliest disaster ever for the famed..

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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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Govt provides Rs 700,000 to ultra runner Pandit Saturday, January 17th, 2015

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday decided to provide Rs 700,000 to ultra runner and mountaineer Sanjya Pandit. Mountaineer Pandit is on the way to climb the highest peaks of the seven continents. He has already climbed the Mount Everest, highest peak of the world, Mt..

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Nepal’s High-Risk Helicopter Rescue Unit Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

By Freddie Wilkinson :: "The look on people's faces was total panic," says American helicopter pilot Aaron Mauck. "You could see it in their eyes." Mauck, who works for the Nepalese company Air Dynasty, had been dispatched to rescue trekkers stranded at High Camp, a small cluster of stone lodges..

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Climber and guide Kenton Cool on Kathmandu, Nepal Friday, January 9th, 2015

For me, Kathmandu is the start of something special. Almost every expedition to Nepal, to Everest and Annapurna, starts and finishes there. It has an energetic feel. People are excited: they’re either going on the trip of a lifetime or coming back from one. I’ve been going to Nepal since 1995,..

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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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