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  1. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Twelve Nepali guides killed by avalanche in worst-ever Everest accident

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:24pm by Reuters

    ... An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, the deadliest in eight years, hit the most popular route to the mountain’s peak. Three Nepali guides were injured and up to five people were missing, said Dipendra Paudel at the Tourism Ministry’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486790/avalanche-sweeps-mount-everest-six-sherpa-guides-dead-more-missing
  2. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal tightens controls of climbers after Everest brawl

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 09:19pm by Reuters

    ... a psychological feeling to climbers that they are safe Tilakram Pandey, a Tourism Ministry official The climbers from Britain, Italy and Switzerland abandoned their ascent to the 8,850-metre summit ... including the army and police personnel. This will make it easy to resolve any conflict,” Tilakram Pandey, a Tourism Ministry official, said. “The presence of security officials at the base camp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432806/nepal-tightens-controls-climbers-after-everest-brawl
  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal reduces Mount Everest fees to attract more climbers

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 12:51am by Reuters

    ... climbers to form big groups. Tourism official Tilakram Pandey said each climber would be charged US$11,000 from next year to end the practice. "The change in royalty rates will discourage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428042/nepal-reduces-mount-everest-fees-attract-more-climbers
  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Passenger plane carrying 18 ‘missing in Nepal’

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:29pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... international authorities after a series of fatal accidents. The European Union in December blacklisted all the country’s airlines and banned them from flying to the EU. Nepal, which counts tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429071/passenger-plane-carrying-18-missing-nepal
  5. News - Asia - NEPAL

    No survivors in Nepal plane crash after police find wreckage

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... international authorities after a series of fatal accidents. The European Union in December banned all the country’s airlines from flying to the EU. Nepal, which counts tourism as a major contributor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429526/no-survivors-nepal-plane-crash-after-police-find-wreckage
  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Mystery surrounds deaths of two Chinese tourists in Nepal hotel room

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... on the cause of the deaths. More than 500,000 tourists visit Nepal every year and tourism is one of the major contributors to the economy of the impoverished Himalayan nation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1379999/mystery-surrounds-deaths-two-chinese-tourists-nepal-hotel-room
  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Threats and boycott calls as millions of Nepalis go to polls

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... to World Bank data. The tourism industry in the home of Mount Everest, a key earner of foreign currency, has reeled under frequent strikes called by political parties. Some see ominous signs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1358706/threats-and-boycott-calls-millions-nepalis-go-polls
  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Chinese tourist, local pilot killed in Nepal plane crash

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 03:32pm by AFP

    ... tourists visit Nepal every year, mostly from neighbouring India and China, and tourism is one of the major contributors to the economy of the impoverished Himalayan nation. The country has a poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1323528/chinese-tourist-local-pilot-killed-nepal-plane-crash
  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Kathmandu area cashes in on Chinese tourist surge

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... and even a hospital in this backpackers' haven are strictly targeting Nepal's northern neighbours. With the country's tourism scene dominated by the influx of Chinese tourists ... well." Ram Sharan Thapaliya of the Thamel Tourism Development Council said he saw this growth as a positive sign. "We should be happy that new businesses are being opened to cater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1292716/kathmandu-area-cashes-chinese-tourist-surge
  10. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Two die on Everest as good weather lures hundreds of climbers

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... flock to the world's highest peak during good weather, Nepalese tourism officials said yesterday. "Both men died while descending from the summit on Monday," an official with the tourism ministry said from Everest Base Camp. Both men died while descending from the summit on Monday. The exact cause of death is unknown, but altitude played a part Sung Ho-Seo, 34, of South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1242977/two-die-everest-good-weather-lures-hundreds-climbers

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