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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

    Sherpas leave Mount Everest’s base camp as expeditions cancel climbs

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 06:09pm by AP

    ... an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. With the entire climbing season increasingly thrown into doubt, the government quickly announced that top tourism officials ... problems, but things are getting back to normal,” said Sushil Ghimire, secretary of Nepal’s Tourism Ministry. He and other top officials were to fly by helicopter on Thursday to base camp. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1495199/sherpas-leave-mount-everests-base-camp-expeditions-cancel-climbs
  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Sherpa guides count avalanche dead and prepare for next Everest climb

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 11:37pm by AP

    ... By yesterday, Nepal had called off the search for three local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest, which killed 13 of their colleagues, a tourism ministry official said. ... an enormous chunk broke away from a high glacier and came tumbling down the mountain, setting off an avalanche of ice, according to the website of International Mountain Guides. Nepalese tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1492257/sherpa-guides-count-avalanche-dead-and-prepare-next-everest-climb
  4. 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
  5. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Climbing season in disarray as more Sherpas leave Mount Everest base camp

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 07:58pm by AP

    ... cancelled their climbs for this year. After Thursday’s meeting, Tourism Minister Bhim Acharya, who led the government delegation, said the Sherpas assured him that “there will be no trouble.” “The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1496893/climbing-season-disarray-more-sherpas-leave-mount-everest-base-camp
  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    After Everest avalanche, Sherpas threaten climbing ban unless insurance boosted

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 02:34pm by Associated Press and agencies in Kathmandu

    ... country’s economy. It earns millions of dollars in annual climbing fees from Everest alone. A senior tourism ministry official said “the government is positive towards sherpa concerns”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493514/sherpa-guides-consider-mount-everest-climbing-boycott-after-deadliest
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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