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Himalayan highs … and lows: trekking in Nepal
Big skies and golden eagles aside, without the training even Nepal’s ‘easiest’ hike is a challenge. But the mountains still work their magic on our writer

Ed Cumming

14, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Why I won’t be joining the queue at the top of Everest
A startling picture of overcrowding near the summit shows the peril of turning the mountain into a form of adventure tourism

Peter Beaumont

26, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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'Slowly the craze will come': the off-piste plan to get Nepal skiing
Entrepreneurs aiming to set up Nepal’s first ski resort are undeterred by difficult terrain and lack of state support

Pete Pattisson in Kuri

23, Feb, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Trek back in time ‘to the real Nepal’
There’s little authentic trekking left on the famous Himalayan trails. But on a hike to a hidden glacier, our writer mucks in with the Sherpas and meets only villagers

Kevin Rushby

04, Feb, 2019 @6:30 AM

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A locals’ guide to Kathmandu, Nepal: top 10 tips
The gateway to the Himalayas has been a backpackers’ haven since the 1950s. Now recovering from the 2015 earthquake, it offers a magical mix of chaos and beauty

Itisha Giri and Bhrikuti Rai

10, Sep, 2018 @5:30 AM

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‘Kathmandu is still a place of magic’: Sir Chris Bonington
Despite much change, the Nepalese capital’s staggering views and warm memories are as vivid as ever for the veteran mountaineer and leader of 19 Himalayan expeditions

Interview by Robert Hull

21, Oct, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake
The famous Himalayan road from Lhasa to Kathmandu, partly destroyed by the earthquake, is back on the travel wishlist as the Kerung-Rasuwa border crossing reopens to international visitors

Will Coldwell

16, Sep, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Nepal safari camp ends elephant-back tours
In Nepal’s Chitwan national park, elephants are now being used as walking guides in the jungle rather than as traditional – and cruel – tourist transport

Phoebe Smith

14, Jul, 2017 @11:38 AM

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Hiking Nepal’s forgotten trail
A walking trail created to increase tourism in a rarely visited part of Nepal was in its infancy when the massive earthquake struck two years ago today. It remains open but the brave communities en route are desperate for more visitors and investment

Marco Ferrarese

25, Apr, 2017 @5:30 AM

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How to plan a post-Brexit holiday – from Serbia to the Lake District
Where should Brits holiday after Article 50 now the pound is squeezed? Emerging destinations offer an affordable alternative to the Costa del Sol. Plus, there’s always camping ...

Kevin Rushby

27, Mar, 2017 @6:00 AM

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On Everest: meet the people scaling the world's highest peak
It’s been described as ‘high altitude roulette’, and claimed 19 lives in last year’s earthquake. So why do it? Photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer find out

Matt Dickinson

06, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Trekking in Nepal – a year on from the earthquake
Nepal is slowly recovering after much of the country was levelled a year ago, but it needs foreign trekkers to return to finance the rebuilding

Sam Harrison

25, Apr, 2016 @5:30 AM

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